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Formal title:
Charles V. Chapin Papers
Extent:
11 linear feet
Date range:
1880-1941
Abstract:
Charles V. Chapin (1856-1941) served as Superintendent of Health in Providence, RI from 1884-1932 and as City Registrar from 1889-1932. Chapin was well known nationally and internationally for his public health work related to contagious diseases, such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, and typhoid. In 1910, he was instrumental in setting up City Hospital, where people who had contagious diseases could get medical care. This collection contains biographical information, certificates, commissions, correspondence, manuscript material, physician's reports and scrapbooks related to Chapin's work.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 343
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:
George Earl Church family collection
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1891-1980 (bulk 1891-1911)
Abstract:
The materials in this collection relate to the family and personal life of George Earl Church and were sent to Brown University by descendants of Church.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2016.012
Formal title:
Dawn Clements papers
Extent:
15 linear feet
Date range:
1888-2018 (bulk 1970-2018)
Abstract:
This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Dawn Clements (1958-2018), a 1986 graduate of Brown University and a contemporary artist who was known for her work with Sumi ink and ballpoint pen on small to large-scale paper panels. The collection includes personal correspondence, diaries, photos, research notes, paintings and sketches with the bulk dating from 1970-2018.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2019.010
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:
Emma Shaw Colcleugh Collection
Extent:
6.25 Linear Feet
Date range:
1863-1937 (bulk 1884-1902)
Abstract:
The collection encompasses the years of 1863 until 1937 and consists of five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, two separate inventories of field collections, a bill of sale, two photographs, a postcard and Pas Indian Reservation (Saskatchewan, Canada) documents including a Cree Syllabary Hymn and Psalms book, a treaty form and a ration ticket. Scrapbooks are arranged by Emma Shaw Colcleugh by geography, subject and in varying chronological order.
Repository:
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Collection call no:
msESC
Formal title:
Collection of Newport, R.I. tax statements
Extent:
0.02 linear feet
Date range:
1813-1820 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of tax records presented to tax collectors by various residents of Newport, RI in the years 1813-1820 and undated.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.581
Formal title:
Collection on Goelet furnishings
Extent:
.208 linear feet (1 half document box)
Date range:
1882-1896
Abstract:
Photocopies documenting the provenance and disposition of furnishings, art, and other objects purchased by Ogden Goelet for his homes in New York City and Newport. Includes English translations of receipts and correspondence from French companies.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP 06
Formal title:
Collection on the Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Extent:
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1821-1990 and undated (bulk 1980-1990)
Abstract:
Newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.030
Formal title:
Stephen S. Colvin papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1880-1934 (bulk 1900-1915)
Abstract:
This collection of papers primarily consists of manuscripts and published articles by Stephen S. Colvin, who was a scholar in the field of educational psychology and intelligence testing. A native Rhode Islander, Colvin graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree of philosophy in 1891, and a corresponding master's degree in 1894. He also received a doctorate degree from the University of Strasburg in 1897. He taught at a number of American universities, including Brown University, where he was appointed its first professor of educational psychology in 1912 and subsequently named the director of its School of Education in 1919. This collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, a scattered assortment of other printed materials (not written by Colvin), ephemera, and a few artifacts, including a print of an illustration by Richard Felton Outcault.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
AMS.1UF.2015.009

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