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Formal title:
Arthur Russell Custer Papers, 1940-1997
Extent:
17 linear feet
Date range:
1940-1997
Abstract:
This collections contains the records of noted composer Arthur Russell Custer. The bulk of the collection is made up of Custer's scores along with recordings and videos of performances of Custer's work.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 168
Formal title:
Betty Williams Research Collection
Extent:
29.5 linear feet
Date range:
1796-1995
Abstract:
This collection was begun by Betty Vickery Williams (1931-1996) in 1974 and encompasses a portion of the material collected for research on the history of primarily western clothing fashions and accessories, tailoring and cutting, and documentation of commercial clothing patterns dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 213
Formal title:
Biscuit City Press Archives, 1970-1992
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1970-1992
Abstract:
This collection contains the complete records of the Biscuit City Press including the works of the press and a diary of press activities.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 177
Formal title:
Bonoff Family Papers
Extent:
123 linear feet
Date range:
1899-2007
Abstract:
The collection consists of the records of the Bonoff family. The Bonoffs operated home demonstration shows and ran several theatres in Phoenix, AZ, and in New England from the 1940s to the late 1990s. The majority of the records deal with the operation of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Warwick, R.I.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216
Formal title:
Hera Gallery Oral History Project
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1988
Abstract:
The collection consists of taped interviews with twenty women who were either founding members of the Hera Gallery or who became involved with the gallery in later years. The collection also includes an interview with Robert Rohm, an art professor from the Art Department of the University of Rhode Island and Roy Poulsen, an University of Rhode Island economics professor and owner of the Hera gallery building from the early 1970s up to the time of his death in 2006.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 64
Formal title:
Kingstowne Music Club Records, 1939-1966
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1939-1966
Abstract:
The Kingstowne Music Club was a civic organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation and enjoyment of music, founded in 1939 in Kingston, Rhode Island. This collection consists mainly of the group's performance programs and meeting notes.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 140
Formal title:
Records of the Rhode Island Feminist Theater
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1973-1985
Abstract:
This collection contains the scripts, publicity, research, and administration records of the Rhode Island Feminist Theater, one of the fist feminist theaters in the United States.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 158
Formal title:
Records of the Theatre-by-the-Sea
Extent:
19.25 linear feet
Date range:
1951-1988
Abstract:
This collection contains a wealth of materials related to the productions of the Theatre-by-the-Sea in Matanuck, Rhode Island. The Theatre changed ownership frequently, but continued to present plays for several decades from the late 1960s to 2003. For a list of the Theatre-by-the-Sea productions please see the Scope/Content note.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 191
Formal title:
Richard Wilmarth Papers
Extent:
15 linear feet
Date range:
1979-2003
Abstract:
This collection contains the papers of poet Richard N. Wilmarth. After completing his B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Rhode Island in 1991, Wilmarth moved to Boulder, Colorado. He established Dead Metaphor Press which published his own work, and poetry based on the results of an annual (1995-2003) chapbook contest. This collection contains published reviews of Wilmarth's poetry, a limited number of publications that contain his poetry, appointment books, news clippings, and obituaries; preliminary versions of published and unpublished materials; handwritten drafts and revisions of his poetry, notebooks contain examples of self-reflection and personal commentary, observations on people, places, and experiences, and outlines for his writings; and his correspondence.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 165

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