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Formal title:
Glenlyon Dye Works
Extent:
25.5 linear feet
Date range:
1883-1950 (bulk 1883-1938)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 6 sg 13
Formal title:
Artha May McConoughey Papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1896-1939 (bulk 1908-1929)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.2
Formal title:
Brown University Christian Association records
Extent:
34.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1881-1969
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1Q.C1
Formal title:
Joseph W. Blaine Family Papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet
Date range:
1868-1986
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1079
Formal title:
Richard Brown Baker Family Papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1866-2002 (bulk 1900-1990)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1117
Formal title:
Barnas Sears papers
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1833-1880 (bulk 1856-1867)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1C.5
Formal title:
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art. Presidents' and Directors' correspondence.
Extent:
6.0 linear feet
Date range:
1889-1966 1900-1948
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
23.1.1
Formal title:
Andrew E. Gibson papers
Extent:
8 Linear Feet (19 archival boxes)
Date range:
1890-2000 (bulk 1944-2000)
Abstract:
These papers document and focus on Andrew E. Gibson's career as a government official, corporate executive, and professor at the Naval War College. The collection consists of many elements including but not limited to: correspondence, writings, speeches, deck files, books, proposals, critiques, legislation testimony and charts.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-242
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:
Lysander Dickerman lectures
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1863-1907
Abstract:
The collection consists of manuscript notes written by Lysander Dickerman for lectures about Egypt and Egyptian life. In addition , there are materials relating to Dickerman's lectures which include miscellaneous notes; numerous clippings; notebooks, booklets of notes; correspondences; and other printed materials which include receipts, addressed envelopes, and invitations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.Dickerman

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