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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:
William Davis Miller Papers
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1884-1953
Abstract:
These papers focus on the life of William Davis Miller a noted writer, historian of the Narragansett and South Kingston areas, and an active member of the Rhode Island Historical Society in the 1930s. The collection contains some of Miller’s manuscripts, speeches, correspondence, and photographs.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 11
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:
Narragansett Times Index, Research Notes and Index
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Date range:
1855-1897
Abstract:
This collection contains a partial index to the Narragansett times, 1855-1897. It also contains the notes and organizational materials of the indexer.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 160
Formal title:
Records of the President's Office Frank Newman
Extent:
324 box(es)
Date range:
1970-1985 (bulk 1974-1983)
Abstract:
These records cover the entirely of President Newman's time as President and include advances at the University, departmental changes, and the establishment of new programs. The administration also had its share of controversy, particularly in the area of the hiring practices of women.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1.13
Formal title:
Office of the President Francis H. Horn Papers
Extent:
85 linear feet
Date range:
1958-1967 (bulk 1958-1967)
Abstract:
Dr. Francis H. Horn served as President of the University of Rhode Island from 1958-1967. These records include correspondence, official University documents, programs from events, and administrative materials. Of interest to researchers may be the documents relating to academic freedom.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections
Collection call no:
RecGr 1.9
Formal title:
Office of the President William R. Ferrante Papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet
Date range:
1973-1974
Abstract:
Dr. William R. Ferrante was appointed acting president after the resignation of President Baum. Previous hostility between the administration and the faculty dissipated during his brief tenure and marked the beginning of a better working relationship. The records inclue correspondence, reports, committee information, and programs of University events.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rcg. Gr. 1.12
Formal title:
Office of the President, Edward D. Eddy
Extent:
126 box(es)
Date range:
1976-1991
Abstract:
The Records of the President Edward D. Eddy, document the administration, organization, and operation of the academic departments, colleges, and programs at the University of Rhode Island from 1976 to 1991.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1
Formal title:
Guide to the Records of the President, Howard Edwards
Extent:
8 box(es)
Date range:
1880-1937 (bulk 1927-1928)
Abstract:
The Records of the President, Howard Edwards, span the years 1880-1937, and document Edwards' tenure as President of Rhode Island State College.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
US-RUn-rcg1.4
Formal title:
Office of the President, John H. Washburn
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1895-1932
Abstract:
The Records of the President, John H. Washburn, consist of several biographies of Washburn, as well as a reprint of Acts of Congress relating to agricultural and mechanical education, and a letter to Washburn regarding the telephone system of Rhode Island State College.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1.1

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