The Thomas F. Banchoff papers (1935-2012, bulk 1963-1997) contain administrative, research, and teaching materials relating to Professor Banchoff's tenure as a professor of mathematics at Brown University. Included are correspondence, lecture and research notes, manuscripts, course syllabi and exams, and records of various faculty and university committees of which he was a member. The papers also include records from Professor Banchoff's term as acting Dean of Student Affairs at Brown (1971-1972) that reflect the racial and political campus issues of the time.
Brown University Corporation Survey Committee files
2.0 Linear feet
The Brown University Corporation Survey Committee files contain materials prepared by a committee appointed in 1930 to survey the policies of the University and make recommendations on its future. Members of the Committee were Samuel P. Capen, Luther P. Eisenhart, and Guy S. Ford. Most of the material consists of reports, proposals, assessments and financial documents.
Brown University Million Dollar Endowment Fund records
0.25 linear feet (1 folder)
1911-1921 (bulk 1912)
The Brown University Million Dollar Endowment Fund records contain correspondence (including form letters) and reports detailing efforts to obtain donations from alumni in support of special projects and faculty retention. Correspondents include University President William H.P. Faunce, Treasurer Cornelius S. Sweetland, and members of the Endowment Committee.
Brown University President's Office Reference files
3.5 Linear feet
The President's Office reference files include a selection of historical and administrative material pertaining to Brown University. Topics include accreditation and reaccreditation, minority affairs, presidential search and selection committees, Pembroke and Veterans' Colleges. The material dates from 1960 through 2001.
The Brown University Special Events Department files pertain to campus events that took place from 1973 through 2001 and include presidential inaugurations, campus center openings, lecture series, commencements (1994-1996), and the Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference. The collection contains correspondence, financial documents, lists of speakers, speeches, schedules, programs, seating arrangements, menus, videos and photographs.
William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files
18.0 Linear feet
The William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files contain general office files, minutes and reports related to the management of food services, housing, and the physical plant of Brown University. They include information regarding the budget and unions at Brown as well as files regarding on-campus and off-campus buildings owned by Brown. The files are dated from circa 1946 to 1974.
The John Elmendorf papers include office files, subject files, and materials regarding the Latin American Studies Program at Brown University. The papers were compiled while Elmendorf was Vice President of Brown, from 1961 to 1965.
The Paul F. Maeder papers consist of office files dated from 1970 to 1977. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic. They include materials concerning academic programs, administration and faculty of Brown University as well as issues such as affirmative action, ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps), energy use, and day care.
The Secretary's office files document the varied administrative functions attached to the position, including significant public relations responsibilities. The collection consists of administrative records arranged alphabetically by name and topic and deal with a broad range of campus issues including campus conflicts, the Corporation, honorary degrees, ROTC programs, student activities, visitors to campus. Materials date from 1948 through 1972.