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Formal title:
Jeanne McHugh Kerr papers relating to Alexander Lyman Holley
Extent:
16.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1847-1983 (bulk 1949-1980)
Abstract:
The Jeanne McHugh Kerr papers relating to Alexander Lyman Holley consist chiefly of manuscripts and research materials relating to Kerr's biography of Holley. The papers also include several scrapbooks and letter books that belonged to Holley, samples of minerals and stainless steel, microfilm of Holley's papers at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and personal papers such as a desk diary and address book that belonged to Kerr. The material is dated between 1847 and 1983, with most dated between 1949 and 1980.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.016
Formal title:
Manuscript Items
Extent:
38.5 linear feet (36 archival boxes, 7 half archival boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 6 oversize folders)
Date range:
1783-2013 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of single manuscripts items from past NWC presidents, faculty, and staff, as well as other other naval officers and military service members from Rhode Island and the surrounding area. These items include correspondence, journals, reports, certificates, commissions, scrapbooks, and other ephemera that relate to the history of the U.S. Naval War College, the history of navies in the Narragansett Bay region, and the history of naval warfare and strategy.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-364
Formal title:
Barbara Orson papers
Extent:
12 linear feet
Date range:
1914-2011 (bulk 1950-2000)
Abstract:
This collection consists of materials associated with Barbara Orson, an accomplished American stage, television, and film actress, and one of the founding members of the Trinity Repertory Company of Providence, R.I. The collection dates from 1914-2011, the bulk of which ranges from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century. This collection documents her stellar carreer in theatre and film, from the time she began her formal studies at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School in 1948 until her retirement from Trinity Repertory Company. It includes correspondence, as well as an interesting collection of personal items, ranging from a childhood diary and autograph book, to acting awards, professional headshots, acting contracts, and resumes. It is particularly strong in its array of documents about the theatre, mainly associated with, but not limited to, Trinity Rep, including a substantive assortment of printed materials, such as programs, brochures, booklets, play scripts, and sheet music. Of special note is its stunning array of stage photographs dating from the mid-20th century to the late 20th century.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.036
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:
Quonset Point Naval Air Station collection
Extent:
37.5 linear feet
Date range:
1900-2004
Abstract:
The Quonset Point Naval Air Station Collection contains subject files, publications, scrapbooks, biographies, records and photographs which detail the function and operation of the base during and after World War II, until its decomission in 1974.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
Collection call no:
rppc_qpnas
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
Formal title:
Rhode Island Writers' Guild records
Extent:
5.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1949-1980 (bulk 1950-1975)
Abstract:
This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and proclamations from the Rhode Island Writers' Guild, founded by Ruth Eddy in 1950 . The collection also includes original poetry, prose and music written by Guild members.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.015
Formal title:
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
Extent:
12.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.029
Formal title:
Nancy Lyman Roelker papers
Extent:
42.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1927-1993 (bulk 1963-1985)
Abstract:
The Nancy Lyman Roelker papers include research notes, photocopies, manuscripts, publications, letters, and teaching materials from her classes at Tufts University, Boston University and Brown University. Also included are juvenilia and memorabilia from her secondary school teaching career. Roelker's field was sixteenth century France and her subjects included Henry of Navarre and Jeanne d'Albret, as well as sixteenth century French noblewomen and French Huguenots. The material dates from 1929 to 1993, with the bulk of it from 1963 to 1985.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.006

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