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.
4 linear feet (3 records center boxes, 1
legal-size Hollinger document case and 1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
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.
Brown University Corporation Survey Committee files
2.0 Linear feet
The Brown University Corporation Survey Committee files contain materials prepared by a committee appointed in 1930 to survey the policies of the University and make recommendations on its future. Members of the Committee were Samuel P. Capen, Luther P. Eisenhart, and Guy S. Ford. Most of the material consists of reports, proposals, assessments and financial documents.
The Brown-Tougaloo Exchange records contain correspondence, reports, financial data, grant proposals, teaching materials, tape recordings and press clippings produced by or about Tougaloo College and its exchange program with Brown University. The collection also includes financial and documentary material about the U.S. Higher Education Act of 1965, especially its Title III, Institutional Aid.
4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
D. Morse whaling collection contains correspondence, logbooks and accounts, seaman's
journals, merchant's and owner's accounts, reports and legal documents, literary works,
photographs and engravings, as well as newspaper clippings, research notes, ephemera and
other printed materials pertaining to whaling. Generally, the materials date from the
middle 18th century to middle 20th century. This collection is part of a broader
collection of whaling books, pamphlets, clippings and shipping lists collected by
Carleton D. Morse (Brown University Class of 1913).
The One Hundred Years of Women at Brown records include correspondence, minutes, photocopies of exhibited material, photographs, flyers, exhibit labels, grant proposals, and a report. The material dates from 1984 through 1992.
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.
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
12.0 Linear feet
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
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.