The ACT UP Rhode Island (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) records contain minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, reports, booklets, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, mailings, newsletters, conference material, publications, lists of members and contacts, ACT UP/RI circulars and posters, photographs and clippings of ACT UP demonstrations, documentation of Rhode Island legislation, regulations, and policies concerning AIDS. Also included are AIDS-related materials from other ACT UP groups, especially New York, and various gay and lesbian groups, both in Rhode Island and nationally. Topical files document developments in AIDS treatment, public health issues, government policy, AIDS activism, and various gay/lesbian issues. There are also three painted plywood panels and one cloth banner in the collection.
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.
The collection includes a wide range of printed materials (reports, mailings, newspaper clippings, financial statements, court documents, correspondence, meeting agendas, announcements, publications, flyers, and press releases). In addition, there are materials concerning civil rights issues; the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB); Committee for GI Rights; the Rosenerg-Sobell case; Stamler and Hall; American Committee for Protection of Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF); Emergency Civil Liberties Committee; American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born; the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee, and Sacco and Vanzetti.
The One Hundred Years of Women at Brown records include correspondence, minutes, photocopies of exhibited material, photographs, flyers, exhibit labels, grant proposals, and a report. The material dates from 1984 through 1992.
The Nancy Lyman Roelker papers include research notes, photocopies, manuscripts, publications, letters, and teaching materials from her classes at Tufts University, Boston University and Brown University. Also included are juvenilia and memorabilia from her secondary school teaching career. Roelker's field was sixteenth century France and her subjects included Henry of Navarre and Jeanne d'Albret, as well as sixteenth century French noblewomen and French Huguenots. The material dates from 1929 to 1993, with the bulk of it from 1963 to 1985.