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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:
Dismissed with Prejudice
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1956-1960
Abstract:
Between 1956 and 1960 citizens of Jamestown, R.I. successfully fought the construction of an oil refinery along Narragansett Bay. Commerce Oil Refining Corporation of New York and its executive vice president Harold M. Geller, with the backing of Gulf Oil and Lehman Brothers, attempted to build the refinery. Leading the opposition was Jamestown resident Dr. William Miner, who formed the Jamestown Protective Association and retained Attorney Cornelius C. Moore as counsel. The material in this collection was used by authors Mary Stearns McGaughan and Terrence F. McGaughan in writing their book, Dismissed With Prejudice: the Epic Battle Against Construction of an Oil Refinery in Jamestown, Rhode Island, published in 1994.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 146
Formal title:
Dumas, David W. Papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1983-1994
Abstract:
The papers in this collection relate to the life and career of David D. Dumas, a Rhode Island lawyer, a State Representative, and Speaker of the House. The materials consist of political, legal, and personal correspondence and a robust collection of newspaper clippings regarding social, economic, and political topics.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 151
Formal title:
Early Recordings of Rhode Island State College
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1948-1950
Abstract:
Contains twenty-two 78 rpm phonograph records of lectures on agricultural topics.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 143
Formal title:
Elisha Reynolds Potter Papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Date range:
1798-1879
Abstract:
This collection contains some of the papers of Elisha Reynolds Potter, a notable nineteenth century public servant from Kingston, Rhode Island. Potter made his mark as a teacher, a lawyer, an elected official, and an educational reformer.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 12
Formal title:
Records of Emmanuel Church, Newport RI
Extent:
59 box(es)
Date range:
1855-2009 (bulk 1930-2004)
Abstract:
Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church located on 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Established as a mission in 1841 to address the spiritual needs of the working class. It was admitted to the Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in 1852 and continues as an active parish.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss.Gr.228
Formal title:
Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island
Extent:
16 boxes
Date range:
1875-1987
Abstract:
The Records of the Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island consist of materials from 1875-1987, documenting its administrative, and financial activities throughout the twentieth century life of the organization. The collection, which is divided into four series, consists of correspondence, organization publications, copies of the organization's articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, photographs, lists of officers, surveys and questionnaires, annual reports, meeting minutes, and financial documents.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216
Formal title:
Family in the Fifties: Hope, Fear, and Rock 'N Roll
Extent:
7 box(es)
Date range:
1993
Abstract:
This collection consists of taped interviews, transcripts, and student papers connected with "The Family in the Fifties: Hope, Fear, and Rock 'N Roll", an oral history which captured the experiences of Rhode Island residents in that decade .
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 116
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:
Florence Hope Luscomb Oral History
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1972-1973
Abstract:
The collection consists of tapes and transcripts of interviews with social and political activist Florence Luscomb from 1972 through 1973.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 82

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