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Formal title:
ACT UP Rhode Island records
Extent:
24.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1987-1995
Abstract:
The ACT UP Rhode Island (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) records contain minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, reports, booklets, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, mailings, newsletters, conference material, publications, lists of members and contacts, ACT UP/RI circulars and posters, photographs and clippings of ACT UP demonstrations, documentation of Rhode Island legislation, regulations, and policies concerning AIDS. Also included are AIDS-related materials from other ACT UP groups, especially New York, and various gay and lesbian groups, both in Rhode Island and nationally. Topical files document developments in AIDS treatment, public health issues, government policy, AIDS activism, and various gay/lesbian issues. There are also three painted plywood panels and one cloth banner in the collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.028
Formal title:
Thomas M. Allison papers
Extent:
125.0 item(s)
Date range:
1941-1983
Abstract:
Thomas M. Allison (U.S.N., Ret.) served aboard the Hornet when propaganda leaflets were dropped in the Tokyo area on 17 February 1945. This collection includes literary manuscripts, official and personal correspondence, and memorabilia relating to World War II navy convoy in 1941 and British P.O.W.'s in Thailand. Also includes: single-leaf leaflets produced by the U.S. Navy in an attempt to lower the morale of the Japanese during World War II which were printed aboard the carrier U.S.S. Hornet (CV-12), placed in aircraft bomber bays and then dropped over Tokyo.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.91.20
Formal title:
M. Charles Bakst papers
Extent:
10 linear feet (8 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1927-2009 (bulk 1962-2008)
Abstract:
These papers date from 1927-2009 and include the personal papers and materials of M. Charles Bakst, Brown '66, and journalist for the Providence Journal. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, ephemera, photographs, audiocassettes and videotapes related to his student days at Brown and his career as a reporter and columnist.
Repository:
Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-B6
Formal title:
David Beckwith papers
Extent:
30.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2011 (bulk 1980-1999)
Abstract:
The David Beckwith papers (1946-2011) is a significant collection of organizational records, correspondence, publications, training and funding materials relating to community development and organizing on both the local and national levels. Most of the material dates from 1980 to 1999 and represents the work of a wide range of community organizations, advocacy-based coalitions, governmental agencies and private organizations devoted to fulfilling social needs such as housing, transportation and education. The Papers also include a small but noteworthy collection of counter-culture newspapers from the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.010
Formal title:
Lyman G. Bloomingdale correspondence and collection on John Buchan
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1915-1994
Abstract:
The collection consists of correspondence and research related to Lyman G. Bloomingdales collecting and interest in the British author and statesman John Buchan. The collection is assiduously focused on the acquisition of the published works of John Buchan and Buchan-related materials.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.012
Formal title:
James C. Dickson papers
Extent:
18.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1988-2002 (bulk 1998-2002)
Abstract:
These papers document James C. Dickson's career as an activist and organizer for disabled individuals and the founding and development of the American Association of People with Disabilities. It includes materials Dickson used in his efforts to insure the voting rights of disabled persons and their access to polling places, especially in the VOTE!2000 Campaign. Later materials cover electronic voting issues and the lead in to the 2008 presidential election. The collection also contains documentation of other organizing efforts involving the rights of children, especially children with disabilities, and the medical care of the elderly and people with disabilities. Extensive additions to the collection include material on the development of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the organization's involvement with voting issues, as well as Dickson's attempt to sail across the Atlantic.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.021
Formal title:
Kenneth A. Galdston papers
Extent:
27.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1951-2012
Abstract:
The materials collected and partly organized by Kenneth A. Galdston consist of literature on community organizing, meeting notes, periodicals, class notes from Brown, clippings and supplementary material.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.002
Formal title:
Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda
Extent:
168,800 items from 5470 organizations (as of 2000)
Date range:
1926-1996 (bulk 1960-1990)
Abstract:
The Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Progpaganda constitutes the country's largest research collection of right and left wing U.S. extremist groups, from 1950 to 1999.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.76
Formal title:
John Birch Society pamphlets
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1928-1990 (bulk 1960-1970)
Abstract:
The John Birch Society pamphlets consist primarily of pamphlets and reprints of magazine articles that reflect right-wing political views on such issues as the Civil Rights movement, the protests against the war in Vietnam during the 1960's, communism, drug use, popular music and culture, pornography, race relations, and sex education in American schools. Most were published or reprinted by the John Birch Society. The pamphlets are dated from 1928 to 1990, but most are dated between 1960 and 1970.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.001
Formal title:
John Birch Society records
Extent:
45.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1928-1990 (bulk 1965-1989)
Abstract:
The John Birch Society records include audio-visual material such as audiocassettes, films, filmstrips, phonograph records, reel-to-reel tapes, slides and videocassettes; business records, correspondence, manuscripts, membership lists, office files, publications and subject files. The records also include a great deal of material regarding the Society's campaign against the ratification of the Panama Canal Treaties during the 1970's. The records are dated from 1928 to 1990. Most of the material is dated from 1965 to 1990.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2013.003

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