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Formal title:
Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau
Extent:
7 boxes
Date range:
1837-1965
Abstract:
The Lownes collection includes a wide variety of materials by and pertaining to Henry David Thoreau, including correspondence, college papers, journal excerpts, prints, clippings, photographs, and other Thoreauviana collected by Albert E. Lownes. Materials date from 1837-1965.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.80.1
Formal title:
Nancy Luce papers
Extent:
1 linear foot (over 300 items)
Date range:
1725-1964 (bulk 1833-1889)
Abstract:
The Nancy Luce papers comprise manuscripts poems, accounts, journals, photographs, family papers and clippings that cover the period from 1725 to 1964.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Luce
Formal title:
Manuscript Items
Extent:
38.5 linear feet (36 archival boxes, 7 half archival boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Date range:
1783-2013 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of single manuscripts items from past NWC presidents, faculty, and staff, as well as other other naval officers and military service members from Rhode Island and the surrounding area. These items include correspondence, journals, reports, certificates, commissions, scrapbooks, and other ephemera that relate to the history of the U.S. Naval War College, the history of navies in the Narragansett Bay region, and the history of naval warfare and strategy.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-364
Formal title:
Artha May McConoughey Papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1896-1939 (bulk 1908-1929)
Abstract:
The Artha May McConoughey Papers consist of travel diaries, temperance speeches, law school assignments, photographs, and personal artifacts. All of the written material is from McConoughey's own hand; most of it was composed during the first quarter of the 20th century when she came of age and became active in the temperance and women's suffragist movements in the Chicago area.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.2
Formal title:
Asa Messer papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1791-1862 (bulk 1796-1836)
Abstract:
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).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1C-3
Formal title:
Carlton D. Morse whaling collection
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1762-1964
Abstract:
The Carleton D. Morse whaling collection contains correspondence, logbooks and accounts, seaman's journals, merchant's and owner's accounts, reports and legal documents, literary works, photographs and engravings, as well as newspaper clippings, research notes, ephemera and other printed materials pertaining to whaling. Generally, the materials date from the middle 18th century to middle 20th century. This collection is part of a broader collection of whaling books, pamphlets, clippings and shipping lists collected by Carleton D. Morse (Brown University Class of 1913).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.22
Formal title:
Alison Palmer Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1853-1991 (bulk 1971-1991)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.90.6
Formal title:
William Carey Poland diaries and photographs
Extent:
0.625 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1910 (bulk 1875-1910)
Abstract:
The William Carey Poland diaires and photographs consist of 9 diaries and 24 photographs dating from about 1860 to 1910. Two of the diaries are in Clara (Harkness) Poland’s hand and one is in William Jr.’s hand. Included in the photograph series are various images of the Poland family and of Prof. Poland at an archaeological site.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.007
Formal title:
Neil C. Porter papers
Extent:
3.15 linear feet
Date range:
1919-1986 (bulk 1933-1962)
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers detailing Captain Neil C. Porter’s (1913-2015) life and career in the U.S. Navy and at the Naval War College. It also includes the diary of Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Ritt (1890-1965), his father-in-law.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-350
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

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