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Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1871-1900 (bulk 1881-1900)
Abstract:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.010
Formal title:
Scott Corbett papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1971)
Abstract:
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.019
Formal title:
James C. Dickson papers
Extent:
18.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1988-2002 (bulk 1998-2002)
Abstract:
These papers document James C. Dickson's career as an activist and organizer for disabled individuals and the founding and development of the American Association of People with Disabilities. It includes materials Dickson used in his efforts to insure the voting rights of disabled persons and their access to polling places, especially in the VOTE!2000 Campaign. Later materials cover electronic voting issues and the lead in to the 2008 presidential election. The collection also contains documentation of other organizing efforts involving the rights of children, especially children with disabilities, and the medical care of the elderly and people with disabilities. Extensive additions to the collection include material on the development of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the organization's involvement with voting issues, as well as Dickson's attempt to sail across the Atlantic.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.021
Formal title:
Thomas Wilson Dorr Papers
Extent:
600 items
Date range:
1790-1897 (bulk 1826-1854)
Abstract:
The Dorr Papers consist of approximately 600 letters, speeches, notes, drafts, pamphlets, clippings and other items for the period 1826-1854. Thomas Wilson Dorr (1805-1854) was the central figure in the Dorr Rebellion of 1842. The papers include material pertaining to the equal suffrage movement, electoral politics, legislative apportionment, state militia, banking, and the adoption of a state constitution in Rhode Island.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Dorr
Formal title:
Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda
Extent:
168,800 items from 5470 organizations (as of 2000)
Date range:
1926-1996 (bulk 1960-1990)
Abstract:
The Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Progpaganda constitutes the country's largest research collection of right and left wing U.S. extremist groups, from 1950 to 1999.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.76
Formal title:
Walter Nickerson Hill Papers
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1905 (bulk 1870-1884)
Abstract:
American chemist. Letters and manuscripts; letterpress books; scrapbook; notebooks; documents; pamphlets; photographs; and memorabilia. The bulk of the written material (to, from, and about Hill) dates from 1870-1884. It consists of personal letters between Hill and his wife; letters between Hill and leading scientists and ordinance specialists; letters to and from important political, scientific, and military figures regarding Hill's application for appointment of Professor of Mathematics in the Navy; business correspondence; Hill's patents and pamphlets regarding explosives, demagnetization, etc.; newspaper clippings of Hill's death in an explosion.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hill
Formal title:
Jeanne McHugh Kerr papers relating to Alexander Lyman Holley
Extent:
16.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1847-1983 (bulk 1949-1980)
Abstract:
The Jeanne McHugh Kerr papers relating to Alexander Lyman Holley consist chiefly of manuscripts and research materials relating to Kerr's biography of Holley. The papers also include several scrapbooks and letter books that belonged to Holley, samples of minerals and stainless steel, microfilm of Holley's papers at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and personal papers such as a desk diary and address book that belonged to Kerr. The material is dated between 1847 and 1983, with most dated between 1949 and 1980.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.016
Formal title:
David C. Lewis papers
Extent:
9.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1939-2006
Abstract:
The David C. Lewis papers contain information on his efforts to collect historical collections concerning alcoholism, and his work at the local, state and federal level concerning alcoholism and addiction. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, writings, printed materials, meeting minutes, audiovisual materials and financial papers including appraisals of collections which David Lewis had acquired or was exploring acquiring for the Brown University library.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1UF.L3
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:
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

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