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Formal title:
David C. Lewis papers
Extent:
9.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1939-2006
Abstract:
The David C. Lewis papers contain information on his efforts to collect historical collections concerning alcoholism, and his work at the local, state and federal level concerning alcoholism and addiction. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, writings, printed materials, meeting minutes, audiovisual materials and financial papers including appraisals of collections which David Lewis had acquired or was exploring acquiring for the Brown University library.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1UF.L3
Formal title:
Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau
Extent:
7 boxes
Date range:
1837-1965
Abstract:
The Lownes collection includes a wide variety of materials by and pertaining to Henry David Thoreau, including correspondence, college papers, journal excerpts, prints, clippings, photographs, and other Thoreauviana collected by Albert E. Lownes. Materials date from 1837-1965.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.80.1
Formal title:
Edgar Lee Masters Papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1928-1946
Abstract:
The Masters papers consist chiefly of letters to his son, Hilary T. Masters; along with poems, short stories, sketches, and two letters from H. L. Mencken to Hilary Masters.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Masters
Formal title:
Carlton D. Morse whaling collection
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1762-1964
Abstract:
The Carleton D. Morse whaling collection contains correspondence, logbooks and accounts, seaman's journals, merchant's and owner's accounts, reports and legal documents, literary works, photographs and engravings, as well as newspaper clippings, research notes, ephemera and other printed materials pertaining to whaling. Generally, the materials date from the middle 18th century to middle 20th century. This collection is part of a broader collection of whaling books, pamphlets, clippings and shipping lists collected by Carleton D. Morse (Brown University Class of 1913).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.22
Formal title:
Alison Palmer Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1853-1991 (bulk 1971-1991)
Abstract:
Alison Palmer (Brown University Class of 1953) served in the United States Foreign Service (1959-1981) in Belgian Congo, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Palmer successfully pursued two sex discrimination lawsuits against the State Department, winning in 1974 and 1987. After her retirement from the State Department in 1981, Palmer became the thirteenth woman Episcopal priest ordained in the United States. The Alison Palmer papers are chiefly related to her two lawsuits but also contain materials that document her foreign service career, and family papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.90.6
Formal title:
Hugh Pearson papers
Extent:
10.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1950-2007 (bulk 1990-2004)
Abstract:
The materials collected and partly organized by Hugh Pearson consist of correspondence to and from Hugh Pearson, Pearson's writings, including manuscripts; writings by other authors or correspondents, research files, financial files, legal files, personal files, notebooks, clippings, publications, media, photographs, books and restricted files. The papers are dated from 1950 to 2007, but the bulk of the materials are dated from 1990 to 2004.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.006
Formal title:
S. J. Perelman Papers
Extent:
Approximately 400 item(s)
Date range:
1914-1987
Abstract:
S.J. Perelman was a humorist, screenwriter, and dramatist, noted for his adept word play and wild imagination. Perelman wrote many humorous short pieces for
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 87.2
Formal title:
William Carey Poland diaries and photographs
Extent:
0.625 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1910 (bulk 1875-1910)
Abstract:
The William Carey Poland diaires and photographs consist of 9 diaries and 24 photographs dating from about 1860 to 1910. Two of the diaries are in Clara (Harkness) Poland’s hand and one is in William Jr.’s hand. Included in the photograph series are various images of the Poland family and of Prof. Poland at an archaeological site.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.007
Formal title:
John Preston papers
Extent:
52.5 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1973-1995
Abstract:
Personal and professional correspondence; includes letters from friends, other writers, and groups whose focus is gay life and rights; also includes his outgoing letters on computer disk. Original typescripts of his writings; photographs; magazines with articles he authored; clippings; books written by Preston and others; and proofs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.032
Formal title:
Rhode Island Society for the Collegiate Education of Women records
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1895-1971
Abstract:
The records of the Rhode Island Society for the Collegiate Education of Women (RISCEW) consist of the organization's meeting minute records, correspondence, news clippings, organizational histories, membership lists and financial ledgers from 1895-1971. Additional materials within the collection are reports by various committees, such as the Building Committee, Evaluation Committee, and the War Service Committee of 1918-1919.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1ZW.R1

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