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Formal title:
Charles Woodberry McLellan papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1780-1953 (bulk 1901-1927)
Abstract:
The Charles Woodberry McLellan papers (1780-1953 (bulk 1901-1927)) consist primarily of correspondence between Charles McLellan, his sons Hugh and Malcolm, and collectors and dealers of Lincoln memorabilia. Also included is the correspondence between the McLellan family and Brown University regarding Brown's acquisition of the collection in 1923. In addition to a small collection of personal documents, the papers also include an assortment of facsimiles of documents in Lincoln's handwriting; transcriptions (typed and handwritten) of various documents by or about Abraham Lincoln; and inventories, want lists, and bibliographies of Lincolniana.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.CWM
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:
Caroline D. Murray collection on Robert Hayden and his poetry
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1938-2006 (bulk 1955-2004)
Abstract:
The Murray collection consists chiefly of study guides to Robert Hayden's poetry. There is some correspondence, photographs, print outs, photocopies of Hayden's poems, extracts from interviews with Hayden, newspaper clippings and a bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.028
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:
National Youth Administration files
Extent:
3.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1935-1943
Abstract:
The National Youth Administration files contain the agency's office files, dated from 1935 to 1943. The files include correspondence, information about government grants for jobs, minutes of meetings, and payrolls.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1D.6.
Formal title:
Needmor Fund Records
Extent:
24.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1975-2008 (bulk 1979-2008)
Abstract:
The Needmor Fund is a family foundation established in Toledo, Ohio, in 1956 by Duane and Virginia Stranahan with income from the Champion Spark Plug business. It focuses on funding community organizing efforts to create a more equitable and just society. The records document the activities of the Needmor Fund from the the 1970's to the early 21st century and include correspondence, grant applications and rejections, pamphlets, seminar brochures, notes from site visits, speeches, publications and media presentations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.018
Formal title:
Office of Student Activities files
Extent:
16.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1938-circa 1951
Abstract:
The Office of Student Activities files contain office files from student organizations at Brown University as well as files from the Office of Student Activities. Most of the files consist of correspondence and financial records related to the various organizations. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic and are dated from 1938 to circa 1951.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1Q.1
Formal title:
Office of University Relations files
Extent:
4.25 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1954-1982
Abstract:
The Office of University Relations files contains office files dated from circa 1854 to 1982. The bulk of the materials concern Brown University alumni and alumnae, alumni relations and fundraising, and class reunions.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1S.9
Formal title:
Simon Ostrach papers
Extent:
36.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1940-2005 (bulk 1970-2000)
Abstract:
Simon Ostrach is an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the fields of buoyancy-driven flows and microgravity science. Dr. Ostrach is highly regarded for his work as principal investigator on the Surface-Tension Driven Convection Experiments (STDCE), which were conducted on two NASA Spacelab missions, United States Microgravity Laboratories 1 (June 25-July 9, 1992) and 2 (October 20-November 5, 1995). The STDCE experiments explored thermal convection phenomena of liquids under microgravity conditions.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.005

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