The materials collected and partly organized by Kenneth A. Galdston consist of literature on community organizing, meeting notes, periodicals, class notes from Brown, clippings and supplementary material.
Alfred Galpin (1903-1983) was a correspondent of Howard P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), from as early as 1918 to 1936. The two became fast friends and Lovecraft thought of Galpin as his adopted grandson. This collection includes letters to and from individuals interested in Galpin’s connection with Lovecraft; a pamphlet in Italian from an international Lovecraft conference in Trieste (1977); photographs and newspaper clippings in Italian, French and English; and photocopies of Lovecraft and Galpin articles in amateur journalism publications The Rainbow and The United Amateur.
John B. Hattendorf collection of John L. McCrea papers
.25 Linear Feet (1 half archival box, 1 oversize box)
Vice Admiral John Livingstone McCrea (1891-1990) served in the Navy from 1915 until his retirement in 1953. These papers include correspondence and photographs relating to his professional career and personal interests.
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
The collection comprises correspondence between E. Howard Hunt, W. Chesley Worthington, Bruce M. Bigelow, and Elmer M. Blistein on wide-ranging topics including personal and professional news, reminiscences, and their mutual affiliation with Brown University.
The Charles A. Kraus papers document a network of professional colleagues and industry affiliations; his patent and consulting work, in particular with the Standard Oil Co.; and research. The collection includes correspondence, patents, and collected reference sources. Materials date from circa 1915 to 1966.
Salmá al-Ḥaffār Kuzbarī (1923-2006), a Syrian scholar, feminist, writer,
poet, and women’s rights activist created this collection. Her writing and activism
focused on the challenges of being a woman and gaining equal rights in the Arab
world and draws from her own experiences. Her academic work focused primarily on
Mayy Ziyādah, an early twentieth-century Lebanese literary personality who was a
pivotal figure in the Nahda, or modern Arab Renaissance. This collection contains a
host of materials related to Ziyādah (both primary and secondary sources). It also
documents developing conceptions and interests in the Nahda among scholars over the
span of several decades, by way of Kuzbarī’s essays, speeches, and books. The
collection also documents Kuzbarī’s work as a feminist for women’s rights in the
Arab world and the establishment of the Mabarra Association for Education and
Consolation for orphan children. When she and her husband served in the Syrian
embassy in Spain, she promoted the Arab literature of Spain. She corresponded with
the important writers, poets and scholars of the Arab world. Of note also is
correspondence from the poet Nizār Qabbānī. The materials include Kuzbarī’s
correspondence and journals, speeches she delivered at various conferences,
articles, and press clippings both written by and about her, plays and dramas,
poetry, and novels. The materials are in Arabic with some in French, Spanish, and
The Anthony Lancaster papers document Lancaster's academic career with particular focus on his tenure at Brown University. The papers consist of research, writing, and teaching materials; publisher and general correspondence; and numerous reprints of publications. Materials date from 1964-2001.