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Formal title:
Register of the Papers of Nathaniel Terry Bacon
Extent:
128 boxes, 1 map case
Date range:
1763-1954
Abstract:
The papers pertain primarily to Bacon's personal and business activities, 1876-1926. His personal papers reflect his interest in politics, economics, science and linguistics; the business papers document his association with several companies, most notably Rowland Hazard's Solvay Process Company of Syracuse, New York. In addition, the collection contains personal papers of other Bacon and Hazard family members, including Rowland Hazard, 1763-1835; Joseph Peace Hazard, 1807-1894; Thomas Rutherford Bacon, 1850-1913; Caroline Hazard, 1856-1945; Helen Hazard Bacon, 1861-1925; and Leonard Bacon, 1887-1954. Material concerning these individuals is incomplete. The researcher is referred to the National Union catalog of Manuscript Collections for information on additional holdings of Bacon and Hazard family papers.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.5
Formal title:
Papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross
Extent:
4 boxes
Date range:
1878-1971
Abstract:
This register of the papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross is one of a series of finding aids describing the manuscript and archival holdings of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College. It is intended to acquain the public with the library's holdings and provide aid to scholars interested in using primary source material concerning Rhode Island history and ethnic studies.
Repository:
Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS.2
Formal title:
Joseph Livramento Papers, Cape Verde Collection
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Date range:
1916-2011
Abstract:
Joseph Livramento’s collected papers, photographs, and memorabilia related to Cape Verde, Cape Verdean-Americans, and Cape Verdean music.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.13-1
Formal title:
Edmonds Family Papers
Extent:
1.58 linear feet, 5 boxes
Date range:
1894-2012
Abstract:
Edmonds family’s collected papers, documenting the day-to-day lives of a family of color in Rhode Island in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.27
Formal title:
Papers of the Honorable Michael DeCiantis
Extent:
23 boxes, 5 volumes, 1 cardfile, 26 scrapbooks
Date range:
1900-1975
Abstract:
The papers pertain principally to DeCiantis' career as a lawyer. There is information on Rhode Island politics, 1930's-1960's; the Rhode Island Family Court, 1961-1974; and personal matters, 1920's-1970's. Material on politics in Rhode Island for the period 1936-1940 is of particular interest.
Repository:
Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS.1
Formal title:
Maribelle Cormack Papers
Extent:
33 linear feet
Date range:
1920-1972
Abstract:
Maribelle Cormack (1902-1984) was the published author of at least 20 books, director of the Roger Williams Museum of Natural History (1947-1972), and a lifelong educator. Her writing, fiction and non-fiction, reflects her interest in various subjects including astronomy, anthropology, history, and genealogy. Materials include manuscripts, correspondence, research materials, lectures, slides, photographs, and the writings of her father, Adam Cormack. This collection was acquired by Rhode Island College Special Collections between 1981 and 1983 as a gift from her brother Bruce L. Cormack. Several of Cormack's published works are also held by Special Collections but are not indexed in this finding aid. Please contact James P. Adams Library, Special Collections, Rhode Island College (+1-401-456-9653) for more information.
Repository:
Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS.10

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