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Formal title:
Roger Williams Baptist Church records
Extent:
8.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1877-2011
Abstract:
The administrative records, committee minutes, publications, photographs and historical information documenting the history and activities of this Baptist church in Providence, RI. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.009
Formal title:
Seven Hills Garden Club records
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1937-1981
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 91.17
Formal title:
Joe and Lil Shapiro collection of laundry ephemera
Extent:
15.0 linear feet
Date range:
1805-2010 (bulk 1880-1955)
Abstract:
The Joe and Lil Shapiro collection of laundry ephemera is a collection consisting largely of small format ephemera that depict the history, artifacts and materials used in doing laundry over several centuries. Most of the material was produced by companies involved in the manufacture of laundry products. The collection includes, but is not limited to, advertising premiums, billheads, broadsides, brochures, calendars, greeting cards, labels, matchbooks, pamphlets, photographs, postage stamps, poster stamps, promotional booklets, puzzles, scrapbooks, shirt boards and trade cards. Much of the material in the collection is undated. The dated material is from 1805 to 2010. Most was produced between 1880 and 1955.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.002
Formal title:
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe papers
Extent:
22 linear feet (22 record center boxes)
Date range:
1914-1985
Abstract:
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe (1884-1985) was a successful businesswoman (owner of a successful tea shop and candy room in New York City) when she married her husband Henry Sharpe in 1920. Mrs. Sharpe was a philanthropist with many interests but was best known for her efforts to beautify Brown University and the city of Providence, RI. A self-taught landscape architect, Sharpe established an annual tree fund and lead the fundraising efforts to create India Point Park, a Providence waterfront recreation area. This collection contains her personal files, blueprints, correspondence, day books, calendars, clippings, recipes, scrapbooks, records relating to landscaping and other community projects, gardening information, blueprints, and photographs.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2005.34
Formal title:
Shawomet Baptist Church records
Extent:
11.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1727-2011 (bulk 1945-1999)
Abstract:
The Shawomet Baptist Church records include founding documents, publications, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, club and activity records and photographic materials documenting the 170-year history of the congregation, which was founded in 1842 and dissolved in 2011. The bulk of the material covers the period from 1945 through 1999. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.018
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:
Roderick Terry journal with Ituna's log
Extent:
0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Date range:
1913-1920
Abstract:
Journal kept by Rev. Roderick Terry (1849-1933), Presbyterian minister and Newport philanthropist, while onboard the steam yacht,
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.Bound.0003
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:
Toulouse Family correspondence
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1915-1917
Abstract:
A bound volume of letters written by brothers Eugène, Emile and Jean Toulouse regarding their experiences in the French military during World War I.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.017
Formal title:
James H. and Candace Van Alen papers
Extent:
102 linear feet (32 records boxes, 4 document cases, 4 half document cases, 12 small flat boxes, 49 oversize flat boxes, 2 textile boxes)
Date range:
1746-2002 and undated (bulk 1949-1991)
Abstract:
James H. Van Alen (1902-1991) and Candace Van Alen (1912-2002), were a well-known high society couple who were instrumental in establishing the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of personal records, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and textiles which document the lives, interests, and residences of James H. Van Alen and Candace Van Alen both separately and as a couple.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.003

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