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 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.
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.
The Nancy Lyman Roelker papers include research notes, photocopies, manuscripts, publications, letters, and teaching materials from her classes at Tufts University, Boston University and Brown University. Also included are juvenilia and memorabilia from her secondary school teaching career. Roelker's field was sixteenth century France and her subjects included Henry of Navarre and Jeanne d'Albret, as well as sixteenth century French noblewomen and French Huguenots. The material dates from 1929 to 1993, with the bulk of it from 1963 to 1985.
The Smiley papers comprise extensive correspondence; course and research materials; diaries, notebooks, and journals; typescript drafts and scrapbooks of his column, "Planets and Stars"; as well as audio and visual materials.