The Office of Student Activities files contain office files from student organizations at Brown University as well as files from the Office of Student Activities. Most of the files consist of correspondence and financial records related to the various organizations. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic and are dated from 1938 to circa 1951.
The Malcolm S. Stevens papers include correspondence, subject files and materials related to the Campus Planning Committee and Physical Sciences Council at Brown University, where Stevens was the Vice President of Administration from 1966 to 1975. The material is dated from 1953 to 1978.
4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
The Carleton 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).
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.
The Brown University Department of Chemistry records contain administrative files dated from circa 1950 to 1987. These files include annual reports, correspondence, materials regarding the chemistry department curriculum and the students enrolled in the department, and information regarding the Metcalf Laboratory.
The records of the Providence Milk Commission consist of financial and business records related to the Commission’s activities from 1931 to 1985. The series concerning Hillside Farms contains reports on the health of its employees and the results of tests to determine the quality of the milk produced there.
The Bureau of Business Research records contain reports and correspondence related to the mission of developing a close relationship between the Department of Economics at Brown University and the Rhode Island business and manufacturing community. The reports chiefly concern labor turnover and the jewelry industry in Rhode Island. Correspondents include well known Rhode Island firms such as the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, the Davol Rubber Company, and the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The records are dated from 1919 to 1939.
A collection of historical documents from the petition for a charter in 1763 to the change of name from Rhode Island College to Brown University in 1804. Titles of the papers and folder numbers are taken from the two volumes in which the papers had previously been mounted.