The collection consists of documentation, photographs, and memoribilia of Marine Colonel John V. Brennan (Providence College Class of ’59). The center piece of this collection are Brennan's oral histories of major figures and foreign affairs initiatives during his service as the Marine Corp military aide to President Richard Nixon and as his chief of staff during President Nixon's post-presidency years.
The collection consists of personal and constituent correspondence, photographs, public documents and memorabilia of John E. Fogarty (1913-1967), a Rhode Islander with national influence on the role of government in health and education.
The papers of Congressman Aime J. Forand, United States House of Representatives from the Rhode Island delegation, contains his private and congressional correspondence, awards, election material, photographs, and scrapbooks.
The papers of Edward J. Higgins consist of correspondence, baseball memorabilia, Democratic National Convention memorabilia, news clippings, and investigative reports concerning the 1939-1940 wire tapping case involving RI Governor William Henry Vanderbilt and Pawtucket City Mayor Thomas McCoy.
The collection contains materials relating to national and state campaign elections and conventions, including a wide assortment of memorabilia and private correspondence between party officials and approximately 200 prominent Democrats from the 1930's-1970's.
The collection of Dennis J. Roberts, former mayor of Providence and Rhode Island Governor, consists of his personal and political correspondence, clippings, reports, campaign and public speeches, press releases, and photographs.
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