The collection consists of reports and related materials for institutional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and for accreditation of specific schools and programs by other accrediting boards.
The James Pickwell Adams papers consist of office files, speeches, materials related to the reorgainzation of Brown University (1926-1940), and materials related to the Gold Standard Project (1933-1935). The files are dated from 1920 to 1969. Most of the material was compiled between 1931 and 1945, during Adams' tenure as Vice President of Brown University.
The Raymond C. Archibald papers, covering the years 1911 to 1955, contain about 1800 items of correspondence, notes on research, and some manuscripts of articles and reviews. Reflected are Professor Archibald's concerns for the development of a comprehensive mathematical library at Brown University, his efforts on behalf of the Mary Mellish Archibald memorial Library at Mount Allison College, and his work as editor of
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.
The Clarence A. Barbour papers contain many letters
relating to Barbour’s nomination as President of Brown University
and his nine-month trip to Asia in 1931 and 1932. Also included are
letters and poems written by Florence Newell Barbour about her
experiences in Asia with her husband.
This collection contains materials pertaining to Fine's writings such as Barron's Profile of American Colleges (1964), American College Counselor and Guide (1955), How to Get Money for College (1964), Your Child and School (1965), and Underachievers (1967). It also includes correspondence with his agent, Nannine Joseph, contracts with various publishers, submission cards for his work, and newspaper clippings.