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Formal title:
Eli Whitney Blake (1867-1902) papers
Extent:
0.5 linear foot (1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1890-1901
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from Eli Whitney Blake. The letters were written by Blake, Sophia Atwater and Stephen Atwater. Also included are several drawings and poems by Blake, one photograph of him and an undated letter from a family member to a publisher regarding their interest in publishing an article about Blake's letters.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.031
Formal title:
Gregory Corso papers
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Date range:
1958-2004 (bulk 1980-1983)
Abstract:
This collection, although small in scope, contains a significant assortment of documentation, the sum total of which provides substantive information about Gregory Corso’s personal and creative life. It contains working manuscripts and original artwork by Corso, as well as a small collection of correspondence mostly connected to Corso as either sender, recipient or subject. It also contains a small group of books by Corso; over one hundred photographs of Corso and his family and associates; phonograph records and video cassettes by or about Corso and other Beat writers; and a few miscellaneous ephemeral materials. Highlights of the collection include eleven of Corso’s journals containing about 700 pages of hand-written entries in the from of prose, poetry, and scattered drawings, as well as three files of manuscript material, containing approximately 175 pages of a work entitled
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2015.007
Formal title:
William James Linton papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear Feet
Date range:
1848-1896
Abstract:
The William James Linton Papers of Brown University contains material reflecting the three major spheres of activity--literary, artistic, and political--to which Linton chiefly devoted himself during the course of his long life. The literary manuscripts, correspondence to and from Linton, sketchbooks, drawings, and photographs, which comprise the chief part of this collection, are materials which will serve the researcher in good stead in attempting to understand Linton's various achievements. When considered in conjunction with the large holdings of printed Linton materials in various collections elsewhere within the Brown University Library, the papers comprising the Linton Papers described here take on added significance, insofar as they serve well to complement those printed holdings. Special interest may attach to some of the literary manuscripts in this collection, "Love's Diary", "Mr. Joseph", and "Blue-Beard", which are as yet unpublished. The researcher may also be especially interested in the correspondence involving noteworthy personalities, such as Winslow Homer, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, et al.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.80.5
Formal title:
Willard Maas papers
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1931-1968
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, manuscripts, play scripts, film scripts, photographs, drawings, galley proofs, and ephemera of the American poet, experimental filmmaker, editor, and educator Willard Maas, dating from 1931 to 1968. Maas, who was openly bisexual and married to artist and filmmaker Marie Menken, with whom he often collaborated, is especially known for his pioneering avant-garde films, many of which explored homoerotic themes. These films, which were created from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, influenced the work of a number artists from that era, including Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol; and they continue to garner much critical attention and acclaim by many contemporay scholars, filmmakers, and artists who acknowlege Maas' influential contribution to the history of cinematography. Highlights of this collection include: manuscripts of Maas' poetry; documents associated with the production of Maas' film,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Maas
Formal title:
Elaine Marks papers
Extent:
4 linear feet (4 record center boxes)
Date range:
1893-2001 (bulk 1949-2001)
Abstract:
The Elaine Marks Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, research and teaching materials, and ephemera from the period 1949-2001. The collection includes manuscripts, course syllabi, promotional materials, and correspondence related to Elaine Marks' professorial work in the fields of French literature and Women's Studies. The collection also includes extensive materials from Marks' work with the Modern Language Association.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.003
Formal title:
Edgar Lee Masters Papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1928-1946
Abstract:
The Masters papers consist chiefly of letters to his son, Hilary T. Masters; along with poems, short stories, sketches, and two letters from H. L. Mencken to Hilary Masters.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Masters
Formal title:
William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I
Extent:
600 items
Date range:
1585-1913 (bulk 1789-1821)
Abstract:
The William Henry Hoffman Collection on Napoleon I contains over 200 manuscripts pertaining to the First French Republic and the Napoleonic era, some of which are signed by the Emperor, and 400 rare books, prints, art objects, and examples of fine bindings.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hoffman
Formal title:
Barbara Orson papers
Extent:
12 linear feet
Date range:
1914-2011 (bulk 1950-2000)
Abstract:
This collection consists of materials associated with Barbara Orson, an accomplished American stage, television, and film actress, and one of the founding members of the Trinity Repertory Company of Providence, R.I. The collection dates from 1914-2011, the bulk of which ranges from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century. This collection documents her stellar carreer in theatre and film, from the time she began her formal studies at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in 1948 until her retirement from Trinity Repertory Company. It includes correspondence, as well as an interesting collection of personal items, ranging from a childhood diary and autograph book, to acting awards, professional headshots, acting contracts, and resumes. It is particularly strong in its array of documents about the theatre, mainly associated with, but not limited to, Trinity Rep, including a substantive assortment of printed materials, such as programs, brochures, booklets, play scripts, and sheet music. Of special note is its stunning array of stage photographs dating from the mid-20th century to the late 20th century.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.036
Formal title:
Rhode Island Medical Society papers
Extent:
29 linear feet
Date range:
1791-1989 (bulk 1880-1970)
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Medical Society papers primarily relate to the activities of the Society, various topics in medical research, and the history of the medical sciences. The papers include correspondence, reports, and memos; addresses and speeches; case studies; documents; research/lecture notes and papers; medical notebooks; autograph letters of prominent men of medicine collected by George Dallas Hersey; medical drawings; photographs; meeting programs; biographical data; slides; and, other miscellanea. Names of persons and groups represented include: William P. Davis, Helen DeJong, Robert F. Noyes, Herbert G. Partridge, Providence Franklin Society, and Brown University School of Medicine.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.17
Formal title:
William Mason Turner Papers
Date range:
1857-1877
Abstract:
Contains personal correspondence, legal documents, poetry, photographs, and sketches of William Mason Turner, a graduate of Brown University (1855), physician, Confederate surgeon, traveler and author.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.77.1

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