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Formal title:
Ellen M. Barrett papers
Extent:
21.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2013
Abstract:
Ellen M. Barrett, a scholar specializing in medieval monastic history, was the first openly gay person, and one of the earliest women, to be ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Beginning in 1975, when she was ordained deacon, through 1977 when she was ordained priest, the collection documents her path to ordination and the far reaching international reaction to her ordination. The collection covers her subsequent, nearly thirty-year career as priest in the Episcopal Church and her eventual postulancy in an Anglican women's monastic community.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.009
Formal title:
Scott Corbett papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1971)
Abstract:
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.019
Formal title:
Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau
Extent:
7 boxes
Date range:
1837-1965
Abstract:
The Lownes collection includes a wide variety of materials by and pertaining to Henry David Thoreau, including correspondence, college papers, journal excerpts, prints, clippings, photographs, and other Thoreauviana collected by Albert E. Lownes. Materials date from 1837-1965.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.80.1
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:
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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