The Thomas F. Banchoff papers (1935-2012, bulk 1963-1997) contain administrative, research, and teaching materials relating to Professor Banchoff's tenure as a professor of mathematics at Brown University. Included are correspondence, lecture and research notes, manuscripts, course syllabi and exams, and records of various faculty and university committees of which he was a member. The papers also include records from Professor Banchoff's term as acting Dean of Student Affairs at Brown (1971-1972) that reflect the racial and political campus issues of the time.
The collection encompasses the years 1832-1886, consisting of personal correspondence comprised of loose letters, drafts of various manuscripts and clippings, two hundred and thirty-six watercolor paintings and drawings from the Mexican Boundary Commission Survey and eleven folio volumes from the Mexican Boundary Commission.
The Seyla Benhabib papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, administrative records, course materials, and writings. Much of the material relates to committees at Harvard University concerned with the status of women faculty.
The William Herbert Perry Faunce papers contain outgoing and incoming correspondence, writings, diaries, and reprints of publications. The writings include poems, sermons, speeches, and essays. The material is dated from 1845 to 1968.
The Susanna Gammell papers is primarily comprised of manuscript drafts, notes, and typescripts of Gammell's writings. The types of materials include essays, novels, short stories, plays, poems, diaries, journals, speech material, and some correspondence. The collection also includes manuscript plays written by her father, Langdon Mitchell.
A wide array of materials, including
correspondence, bibliographies, research, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, and
printed materials, the bulk of which dates from the early 1970s to the late 1990s,
from the papers of Elaine Ryan Hedges, who was a stellar educator and scholar in the
field of women’s studies. It thoroughly documents Hedges pioneering contributions to
the body of feminist literary criticism--especially her groundbreaking contribution
to the study of Charlotte Perkins Gilman--and her advocacy of curriculum reform and
of a more inclusive canon of American literature so as to incorporate works by
women, ethnic minorities, and the gay and lesbian community. This collection
highlights Hedges’ research into the history of 19th century women and their
needlework. Her detailed and innovative study of quilts as encoded texts brought to
the fore important historical information about women and their social, political
and artistic endeavors that had previously been overlooked by mainstream
The David H. Hirsch papers (1826-2000; bulk, 1961-1999) include correspondence, essays, manuscripts, translated materials, research and lecture notes, course syllabi, annotated critical material, financial documents, conference proceedings, committee agendas, notebooks, and photographs. These materials relate primarily to his tenure as Professor of English at Brown University. Most of the collection reflects his extensive research and writing in American literature and literary theory, as well as in Holocaust literature and interpretation. A portion of the collection contains the fiction of his son, Joe Hirsch.
The Arthur B. and Sally Bruce Kinsolving papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, articles and essays, and newsclippings, with dates ranging from 1885 to 1951. Letters from Arthur Kinsolving to his wife, Sally Bruce, and letters to Mrs. Kinsolving make up the majority of the correspondence between 1896 and 1945. The other major portion of correspondence are sympathy cards, letters and telegrams for Sally Kinsolving upon the death of her husband in 1951.
The Mary Man Literary Manuscripts consist of twenty items that fall within the years 1765 and 1812. They contain copy-books, notebooks, and other manuscripts of Mary Man, with original and copied verse on mostly religious themes, as well as biblical and sermon extracts. Also included are manuscripts by Thomas Man, Mary Howe, Olive Fisk, Sukey Fisk, and unidentified authors.
The Bradford Morrow papers include manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notebooks and research materials, including books, related to Morrow's novels, poems, essays and other writings, as well as writings by Martine Bellen, Don DeLillo, Patrick McGrath and Geoffrey O'Brien. The papers also include some of Morrow's personal notebooks, diaries and photographs, and materials from Bradford Morrow Bookseller and