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Formal title:
Arthur Crew Inman Papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1856-1963
Abstract:
Correspondence, poems, fiction, drama, essays, galley proofs, and printed notices or reviews of the published work of an Atlanta-born 20th century American poet. Collection includes transcripts of correspondence of Gen. George Pickett and his wife, LaSalle Corbell Pickett, from which Inman prepared an edited volume. Correspondents include George P. Baker, Alice H. Bartlett, Gamaliel Bradford, Abbie F. Brown, Edgar Guest, DuBose Heyward, Walter Lippmann, Josephine Peabody, H. L. Mencken, Bliss Perry, and Edward A. Robinson.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Inman
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:
Seven Hills Garden Club records
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1937-1981
Abstract:
The Seven Hills Garden Club of Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1937 to "stimulate an interest in horticulture for purposes of civic betterment, and to enable each member to enjoy her own garden more intelligently." These records were kept in two notebooks by the Seven Hills Garden Club librarian and include by-laws, programs, clippings, photographs, some minutes, membership lists, memorial tributes to past members, and reports. In addition to documenting a women's club and the horticultural activities of a number of Providence women over several decades of the twentieth century, this collection provides some information about individual members and about the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 91.17
Formal title:
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
Extent:
12.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
Abstract:
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.029
Formal title:
Walter Nickerson Hill Papers
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1905 (bulk 1870-1884)
Abstract:
American chemist. Letters and manuscripts; letterpress books; scrapbook; notebooks; documents; pamphlets; photographs; and memorabilia. The bulk of the written material (to, from, and about Hill) dates from 1870-1884. It consists of personal letters between Hill and his wife; letters between Hill and leading scientists and ordinance specialists; letters to and from important political, scientific, and military figures regarding Hill's application for appointment of Professor of Mathematics in the Navy; business correspondence; Hill's patents and pamphlets regarding explosives, demagnetization, etc.; newspaper clippings of Hill's death in an explosion.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hill
Formal title:
David Herlihy papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1951-2000 (bulk 1954-1990)
Abstract:
These papers represent the intellectual and professional corpus of medieval historian, and Brown University professor, David Herlihy. Herlihy is considered a pioneer in the use of computers to analyze historical data to extrapolate socioeconomic trends and their impact on life during the middle ages. The collection includes Herlihy's research notebooks, notes, computer code books, pre-published and un-published drafts of articles and monographs, his Ph.D. dissertation, reviews of his publications, lecture notes and teaching materials, professional correspondence, papers documenting professional activities, speeches and addresses, photographs, and miscellaneous personal ephemera and papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.H3
Formal title:
Gaylactic Network records
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1986-2005 (bulk 1987-1991)
Abstract:
The Gaylactic Network records consist of administrative records, newsletters, correspondence and promotional material for the years 1986-2005 and were compiled by Franklin Hummel. The collection covers the activities of both the Gaylactic Network and most of its local member organizations, as well as their annual conference Gaylaxicon.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.3
Formal title:
Earl Albert Selle papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1906-1972 (bulk 1938-1972) (bulk 1938-1972)
Abstract:
The collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and other memorabilia covering the history of China in the early part of the twentieth century. The career of William Henry Donald as a journalist and advisor to Generalissimo and Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, the career of Earl Selle as a journalist on the Far East beat during and after World War II and the Selle Family are focal points.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.002
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:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1835-1894
Abstract:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815-1891) was a teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. The collection covers the years 1835-1894 and contains correspondence concerning literary and personal affairs, three manuscripts of her poems, two engraved portraits extracted from a book, and miscellaneous notes.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Botta

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