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Formal title:
F. Morris Cochran papers
Extent:
21.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1939-1967 (bulk 1945-1967)
Abstract:
The F. Morris Cochran papers consist chiefly of office files compiled from 1945 to 1967, when Cochran was the Vice President in charge of all the business operations of Brown University. The files include materials regarding administrative and academic departments, the budget, insurance, personnel, professional and student associations, purchasing, and rental property. Some reports, including several entitled "DM Clayton Studies and Surveys" are also included. The papers are dated from circa 1939 to 1967.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1D.C1
Formal title:
Louis Cohen papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1971-2002
Abstract:
The collection consists of Louis Cohen’s correspondence with salesmen and sales managers during his employment as a sales representative with Optimum Book Marketing and St. Martin’s Press/Holtzbrinck Publishers. There are also memoranda, notes, brochures, advertisements, reviews, invitations, stationery, photographs and 2 audiocassette tapes relating to his work and to his association with the Brotherhood of Book Travelers, later the Association of Book Travelers, and to his term as president.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.009
Formal title:
Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Date range:
1952-1984 (bulk 1966-1972)
Abstract:
The Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers relate to his activist work as a student at Brown from 1964-1968, and as a community organizer in Providence and other Rhode Island communities, and New York City around welfare rights, housing discrimination and education between 1966-1972. The collection contains original materials created in the context of this work, including press releases, research notes, minutes of meetings, leaflets, and other organizing materials, as well as news clippings covering the actual events. There is also an extensive collection of publications from progressive organizations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.C8
Formal title:
Richard G. Colbert papers
Extent:
25 archival boxes
Date range:
1932-1973 (bulk 1954-1973)
Abstract:
The Colbert papers are comprised of Correspondence, Subject Files, Speeches, Miscellany, Classified Official Correspondence, and Classified Subject Files related to the military career of Richard G. Colbert. A majority of the collection were from Personal correspondence dated 1954-1973. These materials reflect his career in the United States Navy and his personal life surrounding his career. Restricted and classified items are included and access is permitted only to those with appropriate clearances.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-030
Formal title:
Collection of theater performances in Newport
Extent:
0.42 linear feet (1 document case)
Date range:
1980-1995 (bulk 1980-1989)
Abstract:
This collection consists of newspaper clippings and playbills for various community theater productions performed primarily in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1980-1995.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.010
Formal title:
Arthur Commerford and Edith Wetmore papers on Stuart's Washington Portrait at the Colony House
Extent:
approximately 25 items
Date range:
1939 July 17 - 1940 May 24, undated
Abstract:
The bulk of this collection comprises of correspodence between Arthur B. Commerford and Edith Wetmore as they make efforts to reclaim the George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart back into the Colony House after its relocation to the Newport County Courthouse.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.FIC.2013.6
Formal title:
Arthur B. Commerford Colony House scrapbooks
Extent:
3 volumes
Date range:
1925 Sept 20-1942 Feb 5
Abstract:
Three scrapbooks of the activities and news regarding the Colony House as it transitions from the Newport County Courthouse to a historic site.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.FIC.2013.7
Formal title:
Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records
Extent:
3.6 cubic feet other
Date range:
1977-1986
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Commission for Indian Affairs records contains information on the commission's efforts to investigate problems common to persons of American Indian heritage in Rhode Island.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
1996-68
Formal title:
Commission on freedom of the press documents and reports
Extent:
3.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1943-1947
Abstract:
Consists of documents and reports issued by the New York Office for circulation among the members of the Commission.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2009.013
Formal title:
Rhode Island Commission on Women records
Extent:
4.9 cubic feet other
Date range:
1970-2005
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Commission on Women records consists of the administrative records created during the course of activities completed by the Rhode Island Commission on Women.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2009-17

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