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Formal title:
Frances Herriott Sargent papers
Extent:
1.25 linear feet
Date range:
1928-1981
Abstract:
This collection traces the evolution and production of the play "Porgy" and its operatic expression, "Porgy and Bess". The collection is composed of the professional and personal papers of the assistant stage manager, Frances Herriott (later Frances Herriott Sargent), and provides insight into the major elements of production as well as the personal relationships of cast members and stage professionals.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 80.6
Formal title:
Mrs. Edward A. Sherman, Sr., collection of autographs
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1870s-1941 (bulk 1918-1941)
Abstract:
This collection consists of autographs and letters from various political, military, business, and other figures from the late nineteenth through early twentieth century collected by Mrs. Edward A. (Hazel Erma Poole) Sherman of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.554
Formal title:
Dr. Nathaniel M. Sims collection of Sims and Hitchcock family papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet
Date range:
1797-1993 (bulk 1906-1945)
Abstract:
This collection consists of correspondence, logbooks, photographs, publications, and other papers relating to the Sims and Hitchcock families, particularly Admiral William S. Sims, his wife Anne Hitchcock Sims, and her father Ethan Allen Hitchcock. These papers detail the families’ personal lives and relationships as well as the careers of Adm. Sims and Ethan Allen Hitchcock.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-354
Formal title:
William Sowden Sims papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of a letter from William Sowden Sims (1858-1936), an U.S. navy admiral, and a blank postcard given in thanks to contributors in Newport County, Rhode Island, for a doll house given to his children.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.530
Formal title:
Elizabeth Morris Smith collection
Extent:
0.92 linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
Date range:
1855-1934 (bulk 1917-1934)
Abstract:
Autographs, letters, poems, clippings, and other memorabilia from various poets, writers, artists, sports figures, and politicians collected by Elizabeth Morris Smith (1915-1994) of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.041
Formal title:
Frank M. Snyder papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet (11 half banker’s boxes, 10 archival boxes, 1 half archival box, 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1941-2010 (bulk 1969-1994)
Abstract:
Frank M. Snyder (1926-2017) is a career naval officer who worked as a Professor and Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College. His papers include articles, research materials, speeches and lectures, audio and video cassette tapes, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Snyder’s naval and professional academic career.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-137
Formal title:
Mary Ann Sorrentino papers regarding her excommunication
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1974-2018 (bulk 1974-1989)
Abstract:
The Mary Ann Sorrentino papers about her excommunication from the Catholic Church consist of correspondence, clippings, and other materials. These papers relate to the practice of abortion, the authority of the Catholic Church over its members, and general discussion of religion and morality with respect to abortion. The correspondence with Sorrentino (who was Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island from 1977 to 1987) includes responses from proponents of both the pro-choice and pro-life movements, Catholics, non-Catholics, public officials, and others. The collection also includes an oral history interview of Sorrentino recorded in 2012 and a Master of Arts in History thesis written by Rhonda J. Chadwick about Sorrentino's experiences.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.13
Formal title:
James B. Stockdale papers
Extent:
4.2 linear feet (10 archival boxes)
Date range:
1965-2005 (bulk 1975-1983)
Abstract:
Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (1923-2005) was a highly decorated naval aviator who spent nearly eight years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He was the fortieth President of the Naval War College and after his retirement from the navy he served as President of The Citadel, Charleston, S.C and was an independent candidate for Vice President of the U.S. in 1992. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, speeches, and writings relating to Stockdale’s naval and academic careers.
Repository:
Naval War Collection (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-085
Formal title:
Roderick Terry, Jr. autograph collection
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1672-1940 (bulk 1750-1915)
Abstract:
Correspondence, financial accounts, poems, legal documents, notes, lists, and other documents primarily from individuals prominent in colonial and early United States history as well as notable literary figures.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.024
Formal title:
Toussaint Louverture letters
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1800-1802
Abstract:
Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) was the leader of the Haitian Revolution (1794-1804) and in these two letters, written in French, he writes to a fellow citizen requesting the payment of certain accounts.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.532

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