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Formal title:
H. Adrian Smith papers
Extent:
41 linear feet
Date range:
1882-1999 (bulk 1910-1992)
Abstract:
The H. Adrian Smith papers (1752-1992) contain materials amassed over a lifetime of collecting magic-related materials and being involved in magic societies and magic performance. These materials include magic trick descriptions, playbills, posters, photographs of magicians and magic performances, publications, correspondence, and magic society materials. The collection also contains personal correspondence and photographs of Smith’s life in Providence, Rhode Island, and North Attleboro, Massachusetts with his wife Anna Fuller Smith.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.001
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:
Frank M. Snyder papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet (11 half banker’s boxes, 10 archival boxes, 1 half archival box, 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1941-2010 (bulk 1969-1994)
Abstract:
Frank M. Snyder (1926-2017) is a career naval officer who worked as a Professor and Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College. His papers include articles, research materials, speeches and lectures, audio and video cassette tapes, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to Snyder’s naval and professional academic career.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-137
Formal title:
Spanish neo-fascist archive
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1972-2011
Abstract:
The documents in this collection where created by or relate to neo-fascist organizations in Spain just prior to and after the death of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. The organizations include: Accion Social Corporativa Española (ASCE), Alianza Nacional, Frente Nacional, Fuerza Nueva, Fuerza Nacional del Trabajo, Falangistas Espanolas de las JONS, Union Nacional and many others. It is comprised of approximately 175+ photographs, most color, 55 in large format (17.5 x 23.5 cm), the rest approximately 10 x 15 cm, some with captions on the verso identifying places and dates; 150+ documents includes serials, pamphlets, small flyers, broadsides, posters, correspondence, and 20 pieces of foreigh ephemera (France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2017.026
Formal title:
William Arnold Spicer, III papers
Extent:
4.0 linear feet
Date range:
1901-2004 (bulk 1960-2004)
Abstract:
This small collection of materials consists of scattered correspondence; travel brochures, maps, and postcards; memorabilia; printed materials; photographs and photographic slides; ephemera; and various artifacts, including an antique stereoscope with accompanying glass slides. The sum total of this collection offers a glimpse into the social and intellectual life of William A. Spicer, III, a Brown University alumnus and administrator, world traveler, and expert in the care and restoration of clocks. The materials date from 1901 to 2004, with the bulk from the 1960s to 2004.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.023
Formal title:
Margaret Stillwell papers
Extent:
10 linear feet
Date range:
1827-1984 (bulk 1907-1984)
Abstract:
The Margaret B. Stillwell papers consist of personal papers, personal and professional correspondence, research materials related to her writings, especially those used in preparing Incunabula in American Libraries: A Second Census of Fifteenth-century Books Owned in the United States, Mexico, and Canada; notes and essays on topics ranging from the Annmary Brown Memorial to the women’s movement, examples of typefaces used by printers in Europe and the United States, and subject files.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1UF-S3
Formal title:
James B. Stockdale papers
Extent:
4.2 linear feet (10 archival boxes)
Date range:
1965-2005 (bulk 1975-1983)
Abstract:
Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (1923-2005) was a highly decorated naval aviator who spent nearly eight years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He was the fortieth President of the Naval War College and after his retirement from the navy he served as President of The Citadel, Charleston, S.C and was an independent candidate for Vice President of the U.S. in 1992. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, speeches, and writings relating to Stockdale’s naval and academic careers.
Repository:
Naval War Collection (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-085
Formal title:
Department of Theatre Arts records
Extent:
53.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1875-2016
Abstract:
The collection comprises the records of the Department of Theatre Arts, the Committee on Dramatic Productions, the student performance groups Sock and Buskin, Komians, and Brownbrokers. The collection contains correspondence, scripts, audition cards, scrapbooks, programs, and publicity.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1Q.T1
Formal title:
Leon E. Truesdell papers
Extent:
6 linear feet
Date range:
1882-1973 (bulk 1902-1970)
Abstract:
Leon E. Truesdell graduated from Brown University in 1907 with both an A.B. and A. M degree. His papers consist chiefly of his personal and professional writings and correspondence. Most of the correspondence is related to his career as a statistician and demographer at the United States Bureau of the Census from 1919 to 1967. The papers also include biographical material about the Truesdell family.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2011.004
Formal title:
William Mason Turner Papers
Date range:
1857-1877
Abstract:
Contains personal correspondence, legal documents, poetry, photographs, and sketches of William Mason Turner, a graduate of Brown University (1855), physician, Confederate surgeon, traveler and author.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.77.1

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