Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
11.5 Linear feet
between 1811 and 1902
The collection consists of numerous manuscripts: diary of a trip to Egypt and Palestine; diary written during a visit to Rome; diary written during the Civil War as a member of the U.S. Christian Commission (written in a book issued for the purpose by the U.S. Christian Commission); Hebrew grammar notebook; list of books on Egypt; list of church members, Weymouth, Massachusetts; literature and learning of ancient Egypt; ministers catalog; notebook on religious matters (includes notes on Prof. Parks lectures on church ordinances, September 1854); sermon on Acts 2.36. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, postcards, and 15 boxes of lantern slides
The William Herbert Perry Faunce papers contain outgoing and incoming correspondence, writings, diaries, and reprints of publications. The writings include poems, sermons, speeches, and essays. The material is dated from 1845 to 1968.
Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship records
10.5 Linear feet
The IRIS records document exploratory work at Brown University in the development and implementation of computing technology in research, teaching and learning. Materials include research documentation and published and unpublished reports, papers, and presentations.
The Asa Messer papers document Messer's activities as President of Brown University; his sermons, prayers and religious essays; and his financial investments and inventions. Materials include letterbooks, correspondence, sermons, speeches, essays, prayers, lecture notes, diaries, and legal papers dating from 1791 to 1862 (bulk 1796 to 1836).
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.
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
12.0 Linear feet
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
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.
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.
The Smiley papers comprise extensive correspondence; course and research materials; diaries, notebooks, and journals; typescript drafts and scrapbooks of his column, "Planets and Stars"; as well as audio and visual materials.
The collection comprises diaries, astonomical observation notebooks, scrapbooks, lecture notes, peronal and professional correspondence, as well as photographs, various tributes to Professor Upton, and a memoir written by his daughters.