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Formal title:
David Beckwith papers
Extent:
30.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2011 (bulk 1980-1999)
Abstract:
The David Beckwith papers (1946-2011) is a significant collection of organizational records, correspondence, publications, training and funding materials relating to community development and organizing on both the local and national levels. Most of the material dates from 1980 to 1999 and represents the work of a wide range of community organizations, advocacy-based coalitions, governmental agencies and private organizations devoted to fulfilling social needs such as housing, transportation and education. The Papers also include a small but noteworthy collection of counter-culture newspapers from the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.010
Formal title:
Richard L. Champlin papers
Extent:
1.0 linear feet (3/4 full record box, 1 half document case, 1 flat file)
Date range:
1747, 1973-1998 (bulk 1973-1998)
Abstract:
Richard L. Champlin was one of the foremost experts on clocks made by Newport clockmaker William Claggett and other clockmakers in the Claggett family. This collection consists of photocopies of primary source material, correspondence, photographs, notebooks and other research materials collected or created by Mr. Champlin in the process of writing articles on Claggett clocks for various publications, including Newport History, the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.593
Formal title:
Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Date range:
1952-1984 (bulk 1966-1972)
Abstract:
The Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers relate to his activist work as a student at Brown from 1964-1968, and as a community organizer in Providence and other Rhode Island communities, and New York City around welfare rights, housing discrimination and education between 1966-1972. The collection contains original materials created in the context of this work, including press releases, research notes, minutes of meetings, leaflets, and other organizing materials, as well as news clippings covering the actual events. There is also an extensive collection of publications from progressive organizations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.C8
Formal title:
Irving A. Fradkin papers
Extent:
15 cubic feet (14 records center boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1956-2002
Abstract:
The Dr. Irving A. Fradkin papers date from 1956 to 2002 and relate to the founding and development of the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, now Scholarship America.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2005.036
Formal title:
Kenneth A. Galdston papers
Extent:
27.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1951-2012
Abstract:
The materials collected and partly organized by Kenneth A. Galdston consist of literature on community organizing, meeting notes, periodicals, class notes from Brown, clippings and supplementary material.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.002
Formal title:
Gaylactic Network records
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1986-2005 (bulk 1987-1991)
Abstract:
The Gaylactic Network records consist of administrative records, newsletters, correspondence and promotional material for the years 1986-2005 and were compiled by Franklin Hummel. The collection covers the activities of both the Gaylactic Network and most of its local member organizations, as well as their annual conference Gaylaxicon.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.3
Formal title:
Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda
Extent:
168,800 items from 5470 organizations (as of 2000)
Date range:
1926-1996 (bulk 1960-1990)
Abstract:
The Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Progpaganda constitutes the country's largest research collection of right and left wing U.S. extremist groups, from 1950 to 1999.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.76
Formal title:
Meshanticut Park Community Baptist Church records
Extent:
5.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1932-2010
Abstract:
This collection contains the records of the Meshanticut Park Community Baptist Church, which changed its name to The Orchard Church in September 2008, and was located in the village of Meshanticut in Cranston, RI. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.007
Formal title:
Harvey O'Connor Civil Liberties collection
Extent:
4.0 linear feet
Date range:
between 1966 and 1972
Abstract:
The collection includes a wide range of printed materials (reports, mailings, newspaper clippings, financial statements, court documents, correspondence, meeting agendas, announcements, publications, flyers, and press releases). In addition, there are materials concerning civil rights issues; the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB); Committee for GI Rights; the Rosenerg-Sobell case; Stamler and Hall; American Committee for Protection of Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF); Emergency Civil Liberties Committee; American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born; the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee, and Sacco and Vanzetti.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.013
Formal title:
Pembroke College "Women: Changing Perspectives" forum records
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1964, 1970-1971
Abstract:
The Pembroke College "Women: Changing Perspectives" forum records, 1964, 1970-1971, includes correspondence, discussion notes, newsletters, proposals, questionnaires, reports, and syllabi. Folder titles for the material taken from a notebook were taken from the notebook's divisions.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF-1ZU-5zp

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