The Brown University Placement Office records contain correspondence related to the Office's mission of assisting Brown graduates in finding employment. Included are letters to local businesses such as the Gorham Company as well as letters to newspapers, insurance, and manufacturing companies such as the New York Times, Prudential Insurance, and General Motors. The correspondence is dated from circa 1937 to 1943.
The Brown-Tougaloo Exchange records contain correspondence, reports, financial data, grant proposals, teaching materials, tape recordings and press clippings produced by or about Tougaloo College and its exchange program with Brown University. The collection also includes financial and documentary material about the U.S. Higher Education Act of 1965, especially its Title III, Institutional Aid.
This collection consists of the papers of Nancy L. Buc, a 1965 graduate of Brown University, an attorney and the first woman Chief Counsel for the Food the Drug Administration. The collection documents Buc's personal and professional life with a particular focus on her career in government in Washington, DC, and her service on the Corporation of Brown University. Materials include biographical information, correspondence, conference material, speeches, writings, subject files, print material, photographs, and electronic records dating from 1950-2015. The collection is arranged into 10 series.
The collection of Louis F. Budenz, writer, labor activist, Communist supporter, and later anti-Communist advocate, consists of an array of publications, ephemeral materials, and correspondence he collected on Communism in the United States and abroad.
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
The Bureau of Business Research records contain reports and correspondence related to the mission of developing a close relationship between the Department of Economics at Brown University and the Rhode Island business and manufacturing community. The reports chiefly concern labor turnover and the jewelry industry in Rhode Island. Correspondents include well known Rhode Island firms such as the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, the Davol Rubber Company, and the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The records are dated from 1919 to 1939.
The collection contains notebooks on favorite books, prose, poetry, library reference questions, and historical topics along with 2 scrapbooks related to churches in Paris. There are some personal letters and greeting cards relating to her retirement.
This collection contains the papers of journalist, political aide, and activist Burton Hoffman. The papers center on Hoffman's work as a newspaper editor, press secretary, and political advisor in the 1960s and 1970s.