The Bob Brethen Papers consist primarily of type-written descriptions of magic tricks. Most common are card tricks, mental tricks, including jinx card tricks, ESP, psychic routines, and memory and number tricks. This collection was originally part of the Smith Magic collection, but has been removed to stand on its own.
The Brown Democrats files contain office files that are arranged alphabetically by topic. The files include information regarding the Brown Equal Rights Commission, the Brown Animal Rights Coalition, the East Timor Action Network, Greenpeace, the Iraq Emergency Response Network, the Brown Student Labor Alliance, the peace movement and other issues. The files are undated.