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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:
John P. Bourcier papers
Extent:
4 linear feet (3 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1974-2002
Abstract:
This collection contains material related to John P. Bourcier's career as a jurist in Rhode Island from 1974 to 2002. It includes his Superior and Supreme Court decisions, instructions to juries, material related to his service on various committees, his work with the Alternate Disput Resolution Task Force created by Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, newspaper articles and correspondence regarding the antinuclear Trident II Plowshares trial, and the 1984 trial of Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2009.005
Formal title:
Henry D. Hamilton papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet (9 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1836-1968 (bulk 1837-1942)
Abstract:
Henry D. Hamilton was a lawyer and politician who also served as the Adjutant General of New York and Rhode Island. His papers include, but are not limited to, correspondence, business papers, subject files, diaries, certificates, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts. Most of the material dated before 1894 belonged to Henry Hamilton's father, B.B. Hamilton, a Baptist minister. The collection also includes genealogical information about the Hamilton family, writings and correspondence by Henry's elder brother John B. Hamilton, a medical doctor, and material related to the military careers of B.B. Hamilton, Henry D. Hamilton and Henry's son Warren Hamilton.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.009
Formal title:
John Birch Society records
Extent:
45.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1928-1990 (bulk 1965-1989)
Abstract:
The John Birch Society records include audio-visual material such as audiocassettes, films, filmstrips, phonograph records, reel-to-reel tapes, slides and videocassettes; business records, correspondence, manuscripts, membership lists, office files, publications and subject files. The records also include a great deal of material regarding the Society's campaign against the ratification of the Panama Canal Treaties during the 1970's. The records are dated from 1928 to 1990. Most of the material is dated from 1965 to 1990.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2013.003

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