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Formal title:
Colt Family Papers
Extent:
100.25 linear feet
Date range:
1793-1961
Abstract:
This extensive collection focuses on the life of Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) who lived most of his life in Bristol, Rhode Island. Colt was an active lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. Of particular interest in the collection are the personal records of Colt and his family, Colt's financial and business records, and the records of his political life and legal practice. The collection also contains several photographs, maps, and blueprints. The study of this collection reveals much about the political, social, and economic history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 78
Formal title:
Fayerweather Family Papers, 1836-1962
Extent:
1.25 linear feet
Date range:
1836-1962
Abstract:
The Fayerweather family, descendants of slaves, served the village of Kingston and the surrounding countryside as blacksmiths throughout the nineteenth century. Most famous in the family is Sarah Ann Harris Fayerweather whose attendance at Prudence Crandall's school for girls caused tension over school intergration in Connecticut. The records contain papers and memorabilia from several generations of the Fayerweather family.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 121
Formal title:
Mill Life Oral History Collection
Extent:
48 Bx.(es)
Date range:
1970-1977
Abstract:
The collection consists of recorded interviews, transcripts and related material of 172 individuals who worked in the textile mills of Rhode Island between approximately 1890 and 1950.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 81
Formal title:
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Extent:
16 box(es)
Date range:
1703-2004
Abstract:
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, letters, postcards, ledger books, ephemera, and artifacts the majority of which relate to Rhode Island subjects.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 20
Formal title:
Records of the Carolina Mills, 1869-1956
Extent:
4.5 linear feet
Date range:
1869-1956
Abstract:
This collections contains the records of the Carolina Mills, an active textile manufacturer in southern Rhode Island from the early 1840s to the mid-1930s.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 104
Formal title:
Records of the E.A. Kenyon Mill Store, 1873-1944
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1873-1944
Abstract:
This collection contains the financial records, account ledgers, and post office records of the general store in Carolina, R.I., which also housed the post office.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 103
Formal title:
Records of the Kingstown Association, Inc., 1946-1948
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1946-1948
Abstract:
This collection contains the records of the Kingstown Association, Inc., a corporation which was formed in 1946 to purchase the Anstis French farm at the junction of route 138 and Upper College Road in Kingston, Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 147
Formal title:
Records of the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association
Extent:
4 box(es)
Date range:
1951-2003
Abstract:
This collections contains correspondence, photographs, meeting programs, publicity materials, and copies of printed NERAAA material.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 170
Formal title:
Yankee Ingenuity
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1976
Abstract:
The collection consists of interviews conducted by students of Chariho Regional High School with residents of three communities, Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton, regarding the four broad areas of education, the town meeting, Yankee ingenuity, and the proposed Charlestown nuclear plant.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 31

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