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Formal title:
Leonard Bacon Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1887-1947 (bulk 1923-1947)
Abstract:
The University of Rhode Island's collection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Leonard Bacon's poems is an extensive collection of books and personal papers. These include signed books, manuscripts for translation projects and Bacon's mother's babybook for his first year of life.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 145
Formal title:
Bernon Helme Photograph Collection, 1895-1930
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1895-1930
Abstract:
This collection contains 24 historic photographs of the University of Rhode Island and the surrounding Kingston village area.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 125
Formal title:
Bishop James DeWolf Perry Papers
Extent:
26 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1961 (bulk 1904-1947)
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Bishop James DeWolf Perry, mainly from the time of his consecration as Bishop of Rhode Island in 1911 until his death in 1947, and especially from his tenure as Presiding Bishop, 1930-1937.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 29
Formal title:
Bonoff Family Papers
Extent:
123 linear feet
Date range:
1899-2007
Abstract:
The collection consists of the records of the Bonoff family. The Bonoffs operated home demonstration shows and ran several theatres in Phoenix, AZ, and in New England from the 1940s to the late 1990s. The majority of the records deal with the operation of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Warwick, R.I.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216
Formal title:
Burt/Bock family papers
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1831-1996
Abstract:
These papers focus on the life of Henry Burt, a noted settlement house worker who moved to Rhode Island in 1922 and continued his work for the greater good. The collection contains some of Burt's settlement house photographs, scrapbooks, and information pertaining to the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 46
Formal title:
Charles Lanman Collection
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1841-1866
Abstract:
This collection contains the correspondence between Charles Lanman and several Congressman. Lansman used the information from this correspondence to inform his 1866 work, Dictionary of the United States Congress.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 10
Formal title:
Chime of Bells and Music at Grace Church, Providence, Rhode Island, 1857-1987
Extent:
.75 linear feet
Date range:
1857-1987
Abstract:
Collection consists of manuscript, published, and photocopied material and includes two histories of Grace Church, a history of the Grace Church chime of bells, chime program log, news clippings and correspondence pertaining to the chimes, original musical notations, pamphlets, service programs and biographical information on Bishop Thomas March Clark, rector of Grace Church at the time of the purchase and installation of the chimes as well as Dorothy Rice, bellringer from 1946 to 1989.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 157
Formal title:
Coffin/Robinson Family Papers, 1870-1970
Extent:
11 linear feet
Date range:
1870-1970 (bulk 1900-1940)
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence, letterpress copybooks, scrapbooks, financial records, school records, blueprints, photos, and other papers, of Coffin and Robinson family members, of Wakefield, R.I., and New York, N.Y.. It also includes information relating to Marginal Dock Company, a family business in New York, N.Y., a family farm and homestead in Wakefield, R.I. and additional real estate holdings in South Kingstown and Narragansett, R.I
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 50
Formal title:
Records of Emmanuel Church, Newport RI
Extent:
59 box(es)
Date range:
1855-2009 (bulk 1930-2004)
Abstract:
Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church located on 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Established as a mission in 1841 to address the spiritual needs of the working class. It was admitted to the Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in 1852 and continues as an active parish.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss.Gr.228
Formal title:
Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island
Extent:
16 boxes
Date range:
1875-1987
Abstract:
The Records of the Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island consist of materials from 1875-1987, documenting its administrative, and financial activities throughout the twentieth century life of the organization. The collection, which is divided into four series, consists of correspondence, organization publications, copies of the organization's articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, photographs, lists of officers, surveys and questionnaires, annual reports, meeting minutes, and financial documents.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216

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