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Formal title:
Harriet W. Sheridan office files
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1977-1992
Abstract:
The Harriet W. Sheridan office files contain materials compiled when Sheridan was a Dean and faculty member in the Department of English at Brown University. It includes general office files, materials regarding the Affirmative Action Monitoring Committee, appointment books, correspondence, speeches, and restricted materials regarding recommendations and evaluations. The files are dated from 1977 to 1992.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.S5
Formal title:
Malcom Chesney Shurtleff Papers
Extent:
1.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1827-1928
Abstract:
Handwritten and typed extracts from correspondences between the United States State Department and American diplomats in Peru. Course notes from courses taken at the University of Minnesota and Harvard University on subjects including British imperial history, international law, and Latin American history. Additional notes and sketch of a voyage through the Panama Canal and clippings from newspapers and magazines concerning Latin America.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.81.3
Formal title:
Augustus William Smith papers
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1816-1918 (bulk 1820-1860)
Abstract:
Augustus William Smith was a school teacher, university professor (astronomy and mathematics), president of Wesleyan University and professor of Natural Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy. Smith's papers contain extensive correspondence with contemporary astronomers, mathematicians and meteorologists, along with several manuscripts. There is also correspondence between Smith and others concerning affairs of the Methodist-Episcopal Church.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Smith
Formal title:
Robert Holbrook Smith (Dr. Bob) collection
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1885-1992 (bulk 1936-1992)
Abstract:
The Robert Holbrook Smith ("Dr. Bob") collection, most of which dates from 1936 to 1992, consists of a wide variety of materials, including an extensive selection of books and other printed materials; correspondence; manuscripts; business papers; photographs; certificates, awards and bonds; ephemera; and an assortment of artifacts. These materials are primarily associated with Robert Holbrook Smith and the organization he founded with William G. Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous. It also includes materials associated with William G. Wilson; Anne Ripley Smith and Lois Burnham Wilson, the respective spouses of Smith and Wilson; and other family members, friends and AA associates.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.66
Formal title:
St. Martin's Press Archive
Extent:
913 linear feet
Date range:
1952-1996
Abstract:
St. Martin's Press, founded in 1952, is one of the largest publishers in America. The archives include correspondence and related materials from authors including Edward Abbey, Isaac Asimov, James Herriot, Robert Travers, Randy Shilts, Sean O'Casey, R. Buckminster Fuller, M. M. Kaye, Jerzy Kozinski, Henry Roth, and James Baldwin. In addition, papers regarding the entire spectrum of St. Martin's catalog of biographies, histories, science, literary essays, and fiction, published by the press's various divisions are available.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.5
Formal title:
Malcolm S. Stevens papers
Extent:
11.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1953-1978 (bulk 1962-1978)
Abstract:
The Malcolm S. Stevens papers include correspondence, subject files and materials related to the Campus Planning Committee and Physical Sciences Council at Brown University, where Stevens was the Vice President of Administration from 1966 to 1975. The material is dated from 1953 to 1978.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1CA.S1
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
Formal title:
Parker Tyler Correspondence from Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet (42 letters)
Date range:
1930-1959
Abstract:
The Parker Tyler Correspondence consists of forty-two letters from Ezra Pound (1885-1972) and William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), addressed to Parker Tyler, a young American poet and literary critic. This small but rich body of correspondence serves a dual function: it sheds light on Tyler's development and reputation as a writer; and, most importantly, it offers valuable insights into the personal lives and the poetic theories and techniques of two major figures in American literature.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.13
Formal title:
A. D. Van Nostrand papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1945-1997
Abstract:
Papers, 1945-1997, of Professor A. D. Van Nostrand, professor of English at Brown University, including information on the Center for Research in Writing, scripts from educational television shows, textbooks regarding the functional writing model, and personal papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1UF.V1
Formal title:
Anna Eleanor Wallace papers
Extent:
3.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1874-1982 (bulk 1902-1936)
Abstract:
Anna Eleanor Wallace (1886-1982) was a dancer and elocutionist from Providence, Rhode Island. She taught dance, dramatics, elocution and physical education to students of all ages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Most of her papers consist of copies of recitation pieces, instructions for dances, and photographs. The papers also include some of her personal belongings, catalogs from schools of dance and oratory, and ephemera such as brochures and programs of her students' recitals. The material in the papers is dated between 1874 and 1982, with most dated between 1902 and 1936.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.17

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