This collection documents
the career of Thomas E. Skidmore who was a professor in the
Latin American Studies department at the University of Wisconsin
(1967-1987) and then at Brown University (1988-1999). His area
of focus was Brazil and he was the pre-eminent expert in the
United States on the topic of its history and politics. The
collection relates primarily to his professional life as a
student, professor and scholar. Materials related to his
personal life are interspersed throughout with the highest
concentration in Series 5. Correspondence.
The Glenlyon Dye Works began as a minor department relegated to operating wherever space could be found or made within the confines of Sayles Bleacheries Plant A at Saylesville. This department began as early as 1876, for the purposes of bleaching and dyeing wool yarn and piece goods. It was not formalized until 1882 when it turned entirely to processing goods for the new Lorraine Manufacturing Company, and the volume of work increased considerably. Later, as Glenlyon Print Works, the plant specialized in printing and finishing fine cotton and silk blend fabrics.
The Albert D. Mead Files contain course materials, lecture notes, speeches, essays, University committee reports, anatomical sketches, and photographs, mostly related to Brown, biology, neurology, evolution, and the Marine Research Lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The files date from 1890 to 1956, with the bulk of the material dating from 1890 to 1944.
This register of the papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross is one of a series of finding aids describing the manuscript and archival holdings of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College. It is intended to acquaint the public with the library's holdings and provide aid to scholars interested in using primary source material concerning Rhode Island history and ethnic studies.
The Artha May McConoughey Papers consist of travel diaries, temperance speeches, law school assignments, photographs, and personal artifacts. All of the written material is from McConoughey's own hand; most of it was composed during the first quarter of the 20th century when she came of age and became active in the temperance and women's suffragist movements in the Chicago area.
The Brown Christian Association records contain material relating to various issues in which the BCA was involved, such as disarmament and conscientious objectors during World War II, various relief organizations for post-war Europe, and organizations that provided aid to poor children in the United States. The collection includes annual reports, journals, and newsletters produced by the organization; correspondence and files of K. Brooke Anderson and Joe Wang; records related to campus activities during World War II; peace activities; and subject files. The materials are dated from 1881 to 1969.
This collection consists of the papers of three generations of the Blaine and MacLellan families, who resided in Newport from 1882 to 1986. Alexander MacLellan (1856-1939) emigrated from Scotland in 1882, and served as a head gardener at several large estates. His daughter Rowena (1886-1965) married jeweler Joseph W. Blaine (1875-1953). Their son Joseph W. Blaine Jr. (1920-1986) was an electrical engineer who retired young to devote himself to the study of history.
Richard Brown Baker was born in Providence, R.I. on November 5, 1912 to Harvey Almy Baker and Marion North Brown. His grandfather was Henry Martin Brown, President of the Industrial Trust Co. of Rhode Island (later Fleet National Bank). He became a prodigious collector owning over 1,600 works of art before he died. He focused on the artists that were new and on the edge deciding in the 1950s to focus on young and unestablished artists. Richard Baker was one of the first to buy works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein.
Barnas Sears graduated from Brown University in 1825 and served as the fifth president of Brown from 1855-1867. This collection primarily consists of correspondence from Sears' service as president of Brown University.
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art. Presidents' and
6.0 linear feet
The Presidents' and Directors' correspondence documents their interaction with family, friends, gallery owners, art dealers, donors, collectors, artists, museum directors, and curators, 1889-1966, bulk
1900-1948. The records include correspondence, legal documents, inventories, photographs, invoices, receipts,
and certificates of insurance, which document the consideration, acquisition, exhibition, conservation, and
disposal of works of art, as well as the Museum of Art’s internal affairs.