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Formal title:
Nancy Rubin Stuart papers
Extent:
39.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1979-2011 (bulk 1983-1997)
Abstract:
The Nancy Rubin Stuart papers include notes, drafts, audio tapes, video scripts, correspondence, and printed materials, chiefly relating to her professional activities as a writer of non-fiction books, magazine articles, and television programs, along with a smaller quantity of personal papers. The material dates from 1979 to 2011.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.025
Formal title:
John C. Russell papers
Extent:
2 linear feet (2 records center boxes, 1 letter-sized document case)
Date range:
1975-1999 (bulk 1987-1993)
Abstract:
The John C. Russell papers are a collection of the late playwright’s scripts, notebooks, journals, correspondence, photographs and personal documents, most of them produced during the six years before his death in 1994.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.017
Formal title:
Howard Saalman papers
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Date range:
1958-1993
Abstract:
The collection contains Howard Saalman's research notes, publications, drawings, and photographs on Italian Renaissance architecture.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2015.005
Formal title:
R.A. Scotti papers
Extent:
.8 linear feet
Date range:
circa 1930-2009
Abstract:
Papers of R.A. Scotti, especially related to her nonfiction book,
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections
Collection call no:
US-RP-MSS012
Formal title:
Edwin Scribner papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1898-1944
Abstract:
The Edwin Scribner papers contain unpublished typescripts for plays written by him, 10 photographs, and a 2 volume diary for 1898-1921.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.005
Formal title:
Earl Albert Selle papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear Feet
Date range:
1906-1972 (1938-1972)
Abstract:
The collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and other memorabilia covering the history of China in the early part of the twentieth century. The career of William Henry Donald as a journalist and advisor to Generalissimo and Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, the career of Earl Selle as a journalist on the Far East beat during and after World War II and the Selle Family are focal points.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.002
Formal title:
Seven Hills Garden Club records
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1937-1981
Abstract:
The Seven Hills Garden Club of Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1937 to "stimulate an interest in horticulture for purposes of civic betterment, and to enable each member to enjoy her own garden more intelligently." These records were kept in two notebooks by the Seven Hills Garden Club librarian and include by-laws, programs, clippings, photographs, some minutes, membership lists, memorial tributes to past members, and reports. In addition to documenting a women's club and the horticultural activities of a number of Providence women over several decades of the twentieth century, this collection provides some information about individual members and about the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 91.17
Formal title:
Joe and Lil Shapiro collection of laundry ephemera
Extent:
15.0 linear feet
Date range:
1805-2010 (bulk 1880-1955)
Abstract:
The Joe and Lil Shapiro collection of laundry ephemera is a collection consisting largely of small format ephemera that depict the history, artifacts and materials used in doing laundry over several centuries. Most of the material was produced by companies involved in the manufacture of laundry products. The collection includes, but is not limited to, advertising premiums, billheads, broadsides, brochures, calendars, greeting cards, labels, matchbooks, pamphlets, photographs, postage stamps, poster stamps, promotional booklets, puzzles, scrapbooks, shirt boards and trade cards. Much of the material in the collection is undated. The dated material is from 1805 to 2010. Most was produced between 1880 and 1955.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.002
Formal title:
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe papers
Extent:
22 linear feet (22 record center boxes)
Date range:
1914-1985
Abstract:
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe (1884-1985) was a successful businesswoman (owner of a successful tea shop and candy room in New York City) when she married her husband Henry Sharpe in 1920. Mrs. Sharpe was a philanthropist with many interests but was best known for her efforts to beautify Brown University and the city of Providence, RI. A self-taught landscape architect, Sharpe established an annual tree fund and lead the fundraising efforts to create India Point Park, a Providence waterfront recreation area. This collection contains her personal files, blueprints, correspondence, day books, calendars, clippings, recipes, scrapbooks, records relating to landscaping and other community projects, gardening information, blueprints, and photographs.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2005.34
Formal title:
Shawomet Baptist Church records
Extent:
11.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1727-2011 (bulk 1945-1999)
Abstract:
The Shawomet Baptist Church records include founding documents, publications, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, club and activity records and photographic materials documenting the 170-year history of the congregation, which was founded in 1842 and dissolved in 2011. The bulk of the material covers the period from 1945 through 1999. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.018

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