The Rush Hawkins collection (1750-1951(bulk 1830-1917)) contains personal,
family, financial, and military correspondence and documents; photographs; and a
variety of museum objects ranging from dinnerware and household items to clothing
and personal accessories belonging to the Hawkins and Brown families. Most of the
collection reflects the life and interests of Hawkins himself, with some items
related to his wife Annmary Brown Hawkins and her family. Included in the papers are
two significant sub-collections of correspondence: a collection of antebellum
historical letters and documents from earlier generations of the Brown family, as
well as individual letters from Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Greene, Edgar Allan Poe,
and Napoleon I; and a collection of Civil War-related correspondence and documents
that contains records of Hawkins’ Zouaves and much Confederate material, including a
subseries of Jefferson Davis’s communications to the Senate of the Confederate
The John Hay papers consists of Hay's correspondence with his family and with
literary, diplomatic, and political contemporaries; diaries kept by Hay as Lincoln's
White House aide and as Secretary of the Legations in Paris, Vienna, and Madrid,
1866-1870; manuscript poems; galley proofs; personal letterpress copy books;
photographs of Hay, his family, and various political figures; political cartoons;
sound recordings; and a small collection of objects. Subjects include: Civil War;
Lincoln and his administration; Reconstruction; court life in Paris; the bi-metal
monetary standard; the Canadian boundary settlement; the fur seal question; Japanese
naval activity; Chinese-American relations; the Spanish-American and
Philippine-American Wars; British and American politics.
The David H. Hirsch papers (1826-2000; bulk, 1961-1999) include correspondence, essays, manuscripts, translated materials, research and lecture notes, course syllabi, annotated critical material, financial documents, conference proceedings, committee agendas, notebooks, and photographs. These materials relate primarily to his tenure as Professor of English at Brown University. Most of the collection reflects his extensive research and writing in American literature and literary theory, as well as in Holocaust literature and interpretation. A portion of the collection contains the fiction of his son, Joe Hirsch.
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 Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, articles and essays, and newsclippings, with dates ranging from 1885 to 1951. Letters from Arthur Kinsolving to his wife, Sally Bruce, and letters to Mrs. Kinsolving make up the majority of the correspondence between 1896 and 1945. The other major portion of correspondence are sympathy cards, letters and telegrams for Sally Kinsolving upon the death of her husband in 1951.
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.