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Formal title:
Thomas F. Banchoff papers
Extent:
23.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1935-2012 (bulk 1963-1997)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.2015.003
Formal title:
Ellen M. Barrett papers
Extent:
21.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2013
Abstract:
Ellen M. Barrett, a scholar specializing in medieval monastic history, was the first openly gay person, and one of the earliest women, to be ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Beginning in 1975, when she was ordained deacon, through 1977 when she was ordained priest, the collection documents her path to ordination and the far reaching international reaction to her ordination. The collection covers her subsequent, nearly thirty-year career as priest in the Episcopal Church and her eventual postulancy in an Anglican women's monastic community.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.009
Formal title:
Committee on Prizes and Premiums records
Extent:
3.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1923-1976
Abstract:
The Committee on Prizes and Premiums records date from 1923 through 1976. Included in the collection are administrative records, correspondence, certificates, financial documents. essays, speeches, flyers and posters.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1I.1
Formal title:
Brown University undergraduate research award recipients
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Date range:
2007-2010
Abstract:
The Brown University undergraduate research award recipients is organized in one series which is arranged chronologically, from 2007 through 2010. Within each year the award recipients are arranged alphabetically.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1I-4
Formal title:
William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I
Extent:
600 items
Date range:
1585-1913 (bulk 1789-1821)
Abstract:
The William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I contains over 200 manuscripts pertaining to the First French Republic and the Napoleonic era, some of which are signed by the Emperor, and 400 rare books, prints, art objects, and examples of fine bindings.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hoffman
Formal title:
Barbara Orson papers
Extent:
12 linear feet
Date range:
1914-2011 (bulk 1950-2000)
Abstract:
This collection consists of materials associated with Barbara Orson, an accomplished American stage, television, and film actress, and one of the founding members of the Trinity Repertory Company of Providence, R.I. The collection dates from 1914-2011, the bulk of which ranges from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century. This collection documents her stellar carreer in theatre and film, from the time she began her formal studies at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in 1948 until her retirement from Trinity Repertory Company. It includes correspondence, as well as an interesting collection of personal items, ranging from a childhood diary and autograph book, to acting awards, professional headshots, acting contracts, and resumes. It is particularly strong in its array of documents about the theatre, mainly associated with, but not limited to, Trinity Rep, including a substantive assortment of printed materials, such as programs, brochures, booklets, play scripts, and sheet music. Of special note is its stunning array of stage photographs dating from the mid-20th century to the late 20th century.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.036
Formal title:
Robert Holbrook Smith (Dr. Bob) collection
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1885-1992 (bulk 1936-1992)
Abstract:
The Robert Holbrook Smith ("Dr. Bob") collection, most of which dates from 1936 to 1992, consists of a wide variety of materials, including an extensive selection of books and other printed materials; correspondence; manuscripts; business papers; photographs; certificates, awards and bonds; ephemera; and an assortment of artifacts. These materials are primarily associated with Robert Holbrook Smith and the organization he founded with William G. Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous. It also includes materials associated with William G. Wilson; Anne Ripley Smith and Lois Burnham Wilson, the respective spouses of Smith and Wilson; and other family members, friends and AA associates.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.66

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