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Formal title:
Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension
Extent:
13.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1843-2013 (bulk 1970-2007)
Abstract:
The Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension (1843-2013) contain his research and writing on the mathematical and philosophical theories of the fourth dimension, its visualization, and historical conceptions of it. Included are correspondence, conference proceedings, articles, manuscripts, clippings, CD's, and DVDs. The material covers mathematical, artistic, religious, and philosophical concepts of hyperspace and the higher dimensions from the mid-nineteeth century to the present, along with Banchoff's research on Edwin Abbott Abbott and his nineteenth-century novella,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2015.001
Formal title:
Clarence A. Barbour papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1923-1937
Abstract:
The Clarence A. Barbour papers contain many letters relating to Barbour’s nomination as President of Brown University and his nine-month trip to Asia in 1931 and 1932. Also included are letters and poems written by Florence Newell Barbour about her experiences in Asia with her husband.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1C.10
Formal title:
Elsa Barker papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
Date range:
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
Abstract:
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Repository:
John Hay Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.007
Formal title:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1844-1988
Abstract:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.4
Formal title:
Tani Barlow papers
Extent:
36 Linear Feet
Date range:
1941-2017
Abstract:
Papers of Tani Barlow, the George and Nancy Rupp Professor of Humanities at Rice University. Collection consists of personal papers, including correspondence and diaries; professional and teaching files, including lectures and syllabi; research; and draft writings, among other material. Topics include East Asian women's history and gender studies, the Women's Movement in China, marriage in China, racism and sexism in mass media, and postcolonialism.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2015.003
Formal title:
Morris Abner Barr papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1939-1968
Abstract:
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and mentors.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.1
Formal title:
Ellen M. Barrett papers
Extent:
21.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2013
Abstract:
Ellen M. Barrett, a scholar specializing in medieval monastic history, was the first openly gay person, and one of the earliest women, to be ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Beginning in 1975, when she was ordained deacon, through 1977 when she was ordained priest, the collection documents her path to ordination and the far reaching international reaction to her ordination. The collection covers her subsequent, nearly thirty-year career as priest in the Episcopal Church and her eventual postulancy in an Anglican women's monastic community.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.009
Formal title:
Sandra Lee Bartky papers
Extent:
1 linear feet
Date range:
1965-2004 (bulk 1980-1995)
Abstract:
The Sandra Lee Bartky papers are comprised of correspondence, syllabi, vita material, and letters and newsclippings documenting a debate between Bartky and Christina Hoff Sommers in the early 1990s. The materials provide interesting insight into the development of feminist philosophy as an academic discipline and the debates within the field as it defines and identifies meanings of gender and feminism.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.044
Formal title:
Bayberry Hill Press records
Extent:
2 linear feet
Date range:
1958-1979
Abstract:
Bayberry Hill Press was a small publishing company in Connecticut that produced a series of hand-crafted books between 1958 and 1979. This collection is made up of general material about the press and material about specific books, including correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, paste-ups, and notebooks.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.024
Formal title:
David Beckwith papers
Extent:
30.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2011 (bulk 1980-1999)
Abstract:
The David 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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.010

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