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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:
Alison Palmer Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1853-1991 (bulk 1971-1991)
Abstract:
Alison Palmer (Brown University Class of 1953) served in the United States Foreign Service (1959-1981) in Belgian Congo, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Palmer successfully pursued two sex discrimination lawsuits against the State Department, winning in 1974 and 1987. After her retirement from the State Department in 1981, Palmer became the thirteenth woman Episcopal priest ordained in the United States. The Alison Palmer papers are chiefly related to her two lawsuits but also contain materials that document her foreign service career, and family papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.90.6
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
Formal title:
Hugh Pearson papers
Extent:
10.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1950-2007 (bulk 1990-2004)
Abstract:
The materials collected and partly organized by Hugh Pearson consist of correspondence to and from Hugh Pearson, Pearson's writings, including manuscripts; writings by other authors or correspondents, research files, financial files, legal files, personal files, notebooks, clippings, publications, media, photographs, books and restricted files. The papers are dated from 1950 to 2007, but the bulk of the materials are dated from 1990 to 2004.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.006
Formal title:
Pembroke Afternoon Reading Group records
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1927-1991
Abstract:
The Pembroke Afternoon Reading Group records comprise materials related to the history and administration of the social group. Materials date from 1927 to 1991.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1S.8zp
Formal title:
William Carey Poland diaries and photographs
Extent:
0.625 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1910 (bulk 1875-1910)
Abstract:
The William Carey Poland diaires and photographs consist of 9 diaries and 24 photographs dating from about 1860 to 1910. Two of the diaries are in Clara (Harkness) Poland’s hand and one is in William Jr.’s hand. Included in the photograph series are various images of the Poland family and of Prof. Poland at an archaeological site.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.007
Formal title:
Neil C. Porter papers
Extent:
3.15 linear feet
Date range:
1919-1986 (bulk 1933-1962)
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers detailing Captain Neil C. Porter’s (1913-2015) life and career in the U.S. Navy and at the Naval War College. It also includes the diary of Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Ritt (1890-1965), his father-in-law.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-350
Formal title:
John Preston papers
Extent:
52.5 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1973-1995
Abstract:
Personal and professional correspondence; includes letters from friends, other writers, and groups whose focus is gay life and rights; also includes his outgoing letters on computer disk. Original typescripts of his writings; photographs; magazines with articles he authored; clippings; books written by Preston and others; and proofs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.032
Formal title:
William Dana Reynolds Collection of Great Kanto Earthquake Photographs
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Date range:
1923
Abstract:
A photograph album comprised of photographs taken by William Dana Reynolds documenting a voyage to Japan in 1923. The album focuses on images of Kanto, Japan after the earthquake of 1923 as well as memorabilia from the voyage.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.015
Formal title:
Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection
Extent:
7.5 linear feet
Date range:
1867-1980
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center, an affiliate of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island [ABCORI], was established in 2004 to create an official Baptist presence in Providence, Rhode Island. It provides substantive information regarding early English and American Baptists and documents traditional forms of worship and doctrine in the Baptist Church. The collection includes a wide array of church materials documenting organizational and administrative operations, religious practices and beliefs, and the history of the Baptist Church in Rhode Island. It includes registers, reports, correspondence, photographs and church publications dating from as early as 1867 to the late 1980s.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.017

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