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.
John R. Kellam was a Quaker and an American prisoner of conscience in World War Two. He later devoted his life fighting against discrimination in general and in particular housing discrimination against minorities. This collection contains his papers relating to his work with the Rhode Island Committee Against Discrimination in Housing from 1950 to the early 1960s.
The collection consists of select newspaper articles reporting on polictal events regarding John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy and the events surrounding the assassinations of each man. Other materials include campaign memorabilia, prayer cards, and items commemorating the memory of each man. Additional clippings report on Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy.
The collection consists of 164 78 r.p.m. phonograph recordings of Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, recordings of classical music composed by Beethoven, Grieg, and of popular musical artists of the 1920's and 1930's. Additional recordings contain instructional latin lessons.
The papers of Cornelius C. Moore Esq., an avid silver collector, contains correspondence and photographs that relate directly to Moore's silver collecting. Additional material includes documentation on a number exhibitions in the 1960s for Moore's silver collection. The collection was the basis for the publication of the art-history book, "American-Silver 1670-1830: The Silver Moore Collection at Providence College." Rhode Island Bicentennial Foundation and Providence College, (1980).