24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
This collection consists of material compiled and written by James N. Arnold, between 1860-1927 and of typescripts by volunteers continuing his work until 1935. This collection contains numerous research topics and writings related to the history of Rhode Island.
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
The Associated Alumni Files includes committee files, meeting minutes, and reports dated from 1880 to 1970, with most dated from 1916 to 1948. It includes materials regarding class reunions, constitutions, commencements, the Brown Club, the Advisory Board, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Alumni Fund, and general files.
The Mary Anne Atwood Papers contains
letters and manuscripts for the period 1882-1910. Most of the
letters in the collection are written from M.A. Atwood to Mme.
Isabelle de Steiger. The collection also includes other letters
written and received by Atwood, manuscript drafts and notes.
According to the admirers of Mary Anne Atwood, "Mrs. Atwood was
truly an adept [of the metaphysical tradition]. The last one." "The
Atwood material is very important for the study of a vanished
Britain, when Neo-Platonism and High Ideas influenced the nation.
But, as Mrs. Atwood says, they went in for power and threw their
spiritual heritage out the window."
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.
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Thomas Banchoff collection of materials relating to Edwin Abbott Abbott
0.25 linear feet
1865-2001 (bulk 1865-1927)
The collection is comprised primarily of photographs of Edwin Abbott Abbott, his family and associates as well as correspondence between them. It also includes some newspaper clippings and one notebook belonging to Edwin Abbott Abbott.
The Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension (1843-2013) contain his research and writing on the mathematical and philosophical theories of the fourth dimension, its visualization, and historical conceptions of it. Included are correspondence, conference proceedings, articles, manuscripts, clippings, CD's, and DVDs. The material covers mathematical, artistic, religious, and philosophical concepts of hyperspace and the higher dimensions from the mid-nineteeth century to the present, along with Banchoff's research on Edwin Abbott Abbott and his nineteenth-century novella,
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
The collection encompasses the years 1832-1886, consisting of personal correspondence comprised of loose letters, drafts of various manuscripts and clippings, two hundred and thirty-six watercolor paintings and drawings from the Mexican Boundary Commission Survey and eleven folio volumes from the Mexican Boundary Commission.