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.
The Non-Monetary Gift files is a collection of forms recording gifts to Brown University such as furniture, art objects, books, manuscripts, scientific equipment and trees. The forms date from 1947 through 1972.
The Brown University Peace Corps files contain publications by the Peace Corps, training materials, and office files compiled from 1965 to 1967. The office files include correspondence and staff personnel records.
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.
Brown University Sesquicentenniel Celebration records
0.5 linear foot
The Sesquicentennial Celebration papers contain a selection of introductions, addresses and speeches made at Brown University's 150th anniversary celebration on October 11-15, 1914. Several are in the form of revised typescript and include an abstract.
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.
The Student Essays collection includes undergraduate student writings covering a broad range of topics. The bulk of the essays derive from course work in the humanities, and many deal with Brown University topics. The materials date from 1936 to 2004.
The Brown University vice presidents’ reports from 1934 to 1935 were submitted by Albert Davis Mead and James P. Adams. The reports are extracts from the vice presidents’ report to the Advisory and Executive Committee. The extracts contain information about the annual report, enrollment, and awards and activities of various departments, deans, and faculty members.
The War Memorial dedication records is a collection of addresses and a program for the dedication services for the War Memorial held at Brown University on May 25, 1997. The services included addresses on World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.