Charles Philbrick correspondence with Hilary Masters and Elmer Blistein
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Charles Philbrick (class of 1947, 1953 PhD) was a poet who taught English at Brown University and won the Wallace Stevens Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The papers are personal correspondence, predominantly from Philbrick to Hilary Masters (class of 1952), a novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.
The Pinkham family correspondence consists of letters between members of the Pinkham family, a prominent Nantucket family in the whaling business, and with their acquaintances. The letters, dating from 1855-1877, cover topics including family and social life in Nantucket, New Bedford, and Providence, with some discussion of national politics. This collection was originally part of a larger collection on whaling donated by Carleton D. Morse (Brown University Class of 1913).
This material was collected by Powel for his master's thesis, Notes on the life of T. S. Eliot 1888-1910, Brown University, 1954. Autograph and typed letters to and from Eliot's classmates; miscellaneous manuscripts relating to T. S. Eliot and Harvard College circa 1909; photostats of selected contributions by Eliot to Smith Academy Record and Harvard Advocate.
Providence Medical Association Milk Commission records
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1931-1985 (bulk 1931-1968)
The records of the Providence Milk Commission consist of financial and business records related to the Commission’s activities from 1931 to 1985. The series concerning Hillside Farms contains reports on the health of its employees and the results of tests to determine the quality of the milk produced there.
Correspondence, account books, ledgers, invoices, documents, and music relating to
Gottlieb Graupner, John Rowe Parker and the music-publishing industry in Boston,
Massachusetts from 1802-1838, collected by writer/editor Horace Reynolds.
A collection of historical documents from the petition for a charter in 1763 to the change of name from Rhode Island College to Brown University in 1804. Titles of the papers and folder numbers are taken from the two volumes in which the papers had previously been mounted.
Rhode Island Society for the Collegiate Education of Women records
1.5 Linear feet
The records of the Rhode Island Society for the Collegiate Education of Women (RISCEW) consist of the organization's meeting minute records, correspondence, news clippings, organizational histories, membership lists and financial ledgers from 1895-1971. Additional materials within the collection are reports by various committees, such as the Building Committee, Evaluation Committee, and the War Service Committee of 1918-1919.
This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and proclamations from the Rhode Island Writers' Guild, founded by Ruth Eddy in 1950 . The collection also includes original poetry, prose and music written by Guild members.
The Ezekiel Gilman Robinson papers primarily contain the business correspondence of Robinson during his presidency at Brown University between 1872 and 1889. Also included are three typewritten drafts of an article entitled, "The Professor of Philosophy," by Alfred Gideon Langley about Robinson. This article was meant to be a supplement to Robinson’s autobiography but it was never published.