The Joseph John Loferski papers document Loferski's tenure at Brown University. The papers consist of research and teaching materials, writings, publications, and correspondence. The bulk of the materials date from 1965 to 1985.
Typed research notes prepared by Nancy Love covering
the period between 1878 and 1952 are based on Elsie Bronson's manuscript ("RISD: A
Half-Century Record, 1878-1928," 1932) as well as catalogues, yearbooks,
correspondence, and corporate/administrative records. Narrative reports provide
information about the development of Departments, Divisions, and Administrative
offices, 1945-1950. The materials in this collection were gathered in preparation
for the RISD's 75th Anniversary.
The Office of Student Activities files contain office files from student organizations at Brown University as well as files from the Office of Student Activities. Most of the files consist of correspondence and financial records related to the various organizations. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic and are dated from 1938 to circa 1951.
Records of the Office of the Director of College and Community Relations, Robert J.
1.875 Linear Feet
related to the tenure of Robert J. McKenna as Director of College and Community Relations,
mainly correspondence and other documentation related to Salve Regina, with some
The One Hundred Years of Women at Brown records include correspondence, minutes, photocopies of exhibited material, photographs, flyers, exhibit labels, grant proposals, and a report. The material dates from 1984 through 1992.
Simon Ostrach is an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the fields of buoyancy-driven flows and microgravity science. Dr. Ostrach is highly regarded for his work as principal investigator on the Surface-Tension Driven Convection Experiments (STDCE), which were conducted on two NASA Spacelab missions, United States Microgravity Laboratories 1 (June 25-July 9, 1992) and 2 (October 20-November 5, 1995). The STDCE experiments explored thermal convection phenomena of liquids under microgravity conditions.