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Formal title:
M. Charles Bakst papers
Extent:
10 linear feet (8 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1927-2009 (bulk 1962-2008)
Abstract:
These papers date from 1927-2009 and include the personal papers and materials of M. Charles Bakst, Brown '66, and journalist for the Providence Journal. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, ephemera, photographs, audiocassettes and videotapes related to his student days at Brown and his career as a reporter and columnist.
Repository:
Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-B6
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:
Natalie Bayard Brown papers
Extent:
53.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1877-1950 (bulk 1897-1950)
Abstract:
Natalie Bayard Brown (1869-1950) was the wife of John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) and mother of John Nicholas Brown (1900-1979), members of the prominent Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. The papers reflect Natalie Bayard Brown's interests in politics and charitable causes through correspondence with family and friends, writings and speeches, scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers contain detailed financial and legal records related to John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) large inheritance from his father and uncle, Harold Brown. The papers also hold travel diaries and photographs from Natalie Bayard Brown and John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) travels in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.011
Formal title:
Stephen S. Colvin papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1880-1934 (bulk 1900-1915)
Abstract:
This collection of papers primarily consists of manuscripts and published articles by Stephen S. Colvin, who was a scholar in the field of educational psychology and intelligence testing. A native Rhode Islander, Colvin graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree of philosophy in 1891, and a corresponding master's degree in 1894. He also received a doctorate degree from the University of Strasburg in 1897. He taught at a number of American universities, including Brown University, where he was appointed its first professor of educational psychology in 1912 and subsequently named the director of its School of Education in 1919. This collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, a scattered assortment of other printed materials (not written by Colvin), ephemera, and a few artifacts, including a print of an illustration by Richard Felton Outcault.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
AMS.1UF.2015.009
Formal title:
William O. Fuller papers
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1849-1968 (bulk 1849-1859)
Abstract:
The Fuller papers consist of 58 items for the period 1849-1968. The papers include letters from Fuller to his family, as well as several letters to Fuller from Franz Liszt, Carl (Charles) Mayer, and others. Fuller (1828-1910) was a music teacher in Providence, Rhode Island.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Fuller
Formal title:
Willard P. Gerrish papers
Date range:
1874-1937 (bulk 1896-1920)
Abstract:
The Willard P. Gerrish papers include a travel journal, specifications, blueprints and photographs of various telescopes and mounts, along with related technical writings by Gerrish on specific engineering projects, from 1896 to 1920. Household receipts and correspondence comprise a large portion of the collection. Also included are legal documents and correspondence regarding the estate of his father, William H. Gerrish, and high school copy books belonging to his sisters Isabel and Mary.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.80
Formal title:
Todd S. J. Lawson papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1958-1986 (bulk 1974-1985)
Abstract:
Todd S. J. Lawson was an accomplished mid-to-late twentieth century gay writer of both prose and poetry, a small press publisher and editor, and a journalist. This collection consists of a variety of materials, the bulk of which dates from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, and includes manuscripts, correspondence, print materials, business records, and a small collection of photographs and ephemeral materials. In addition to a substantial collection of manuscripts mainly from Lawson's own writings, it includes a significant number of printing proofs, and an interesting collection of scattered issues, including a few historic titles, from a variety of small press periodicals.
Repository:
Brown University
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.005
Formal title:
Willard Maas papers
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1931-1968
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, manuscripts, play scripts, film scripts, photographs, drawings, galley proofs, and ephemera of the American poet, experimental filmmaker, editor, and educator Willard Maas, dating from 1931 to 1968. Maas, who was openly bisexual and married to artist and filmmaker Marie Menken, with whom he often collaborated, is especially known for his pioneering avant-garde films, many of which explored homoerotic themes. These films, which were created from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, influenced the work of a number artists from that era, including Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol; and they continue to garner much critical attention and acclaim by many contemporay scholars, filmmakers, and artists who acknowlege Maas' influential contribution to the history of cinematography. Highlights of this collection include: manuscripts of Maas' poetry; documents associated with the production of Maas' film,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Maas
Formal title:
Simon Ostrach papers
Extent:
36.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1940-2005 (bulk 1970-2000)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.005
Formal title:
William Paterson papers
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Date range:
1919-2003 (bulk 1940-1992)
Abstract:
The William Paterson Papers, dating from 1919-2003, include photographs, plays in manuscript, an autobiography in manuscript, a pen and ink drawing, clippings, military decorations, acting awards, pamphlets, and other documents. Paterson, a Brown University graduate (Class of 1941) and a World War II veteran, was an actor by profession. He joined the Cleveland Playhouse in 1947 and worked there for the next 20 years. In 1967 he joined the American Conservatory Theatre where he remained for over 30 years. He also occasionally performed in television and film productions.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2005.1

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