George W. Potter and Alfred M. Williams Memorial Manuscript Collection
2 linear feet
1899-1981 (bulk 1949-1960)
The Potter MSS span the years 1899-1981 with a greater concentration on 1949-1960. It begins with Alfred M. Williams’s small collection of writings donated posthumously in 1899 and ends in 1981 with correspondence and related material to and from Providence Public Library’s Special Collections curator Virginia M. Adams.
3 Hollinger Boxes; 1 album box; 5 oversized storage containers
The Breakers Collection is comprised of materials relating to the architecture of the home, as well as to its various occupants and their descendants. The collection spans a period from about 1877 until 1990. The collection includes images of the interior and exterior of the home from various points in its existence, as well as images, documents and correspondence related to the people whose lives were intertwined with the home.