This collection contains 24 programs and 1 poster for vaudeville shows and 1 black and white photograph of a vaudeville performer in black face. All of the items are for shows in which Lew Dale performed as a comedian, ventriloquist, minstrel showman, and musician. The materials date from 1892-1907. The shows were performed in the following states in the United States: Iowa, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Each program includes Lew Dale as a solo act or as part of a duo. There are 3 duo acts represented: Allen & Dale, Fredo &Dale, and Dale & Dare. Most of the shows list Lew Dale as a musician and comedian. He specialized in playing novelty instruments such as the Marimaphone and the Electrobalco Bells. The programs also list all the other performers for each show and include advertisements for local businesses and political candidates.
Press kits and promotional materials for dance companies in the United States, Canada, Russia, and Europe dating from 1882-2007. This collection includes materials for well-known companies such as Agnes DeMille, Martha Graham and the Bolshoi Ballet as well as many smaller dance companies. The majority are located on the East Coast of the United States. Of note are programs and advertisement for Anna Pavlova and Rudolf Nureyev.
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, personal and administrative records, printed materials, photographs, ephemera, and a few artifacts belonging to or associated with Nathaniel A. Davis (1866-1945) and his wife Sonia H. Davis (1883-1972). Mr. Davis, of Jewish and Portuguese heritage, was writer, editor, educator, social activist, entrepreneur, world traveler, publisher, journalist and founder of
The Davisville Mill(s) Records are the records of one or more textile mills that existed in Davisville, North Kingstown, Rhode Island in the nineteenth century. It is unclear from the records themselves if the volumes and papers all belong to one mill or to a group of mills. Some of the volumes have names inscribed on the front, spine, or inside pages. These include: Ezra and J. Davis, E. and J. Davis, Davis Reynolds, J. D. and S. and Davis and Sweet. The E. and J. Davis textile firm was founded in the early nineteenth century. It became the Davis, Reynolds and Co. in 1849. It appears that the Davisville Mill(s) Records are from these mill companies.
Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence,
genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of
the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee
Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett
Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890
to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
Frederic Denison Collection of Baptist Biographies
1 clamshell box (80 items)
The Frederic Denison Collection of Baptist Biographies consist of letters, manuscripts, and printed matter that contain biographical information about individual Baptists in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Coastal Resources records
6.3 cubic feet other
This collection includes a wealth of information related to the activities of the Harbor Commission, the Commission of Dams and Reservoirs, The Division of Harbors and Rivers and the Division of Coastal Resources. The records comprising this collection include reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, maps and aerial photographs.
Department of Environmental Management Division of Compliance and Inspection records
7.7 cubic feet other
The Department of Environmental Management Division of Compliance and Inspection records include card files/indices of dams (1938), photographs (1940-1941), report files of O. Perry Sarle C.E. (1940-1953), U.S. Geological Survey Maps and Data (1964-1977), Annual Reports (1887-1959), Freshet Rating Charts (1948); WPA Survey of RI dams field notes (1938-1939), and Journals of Commissioner of L.M.E Stone (1882-1891).
The Rhode Island Department of Health Library records consist primarily of annual reports and other reports of the Department of Health and its offices and divisions as well as the Providence Health Department.
The Deveau Collection is composed of glass negatives taken around Newport, between about 1890 and 1895. The materials photographed include portraits of Newport estates, events, and residents. Also included are images of various Newport streets and landmarks, as well as sailing vessels and Newport Harbor.