The Isaac Backus Papers consists of family letters (dating from the years 1750 through 1806), travel journals, a listing of his library, church minutes, book manuscripts, sermons, and family genealogy. Backus was a Baptist preacher, historian and advocate of religious freedom in New England before, during and after the American Revolution.
The University of Rhode Island's collection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Leonard Bacon's poems is an extensive collection of books and personal papers. These include signed books, manuscripts for translation projects and Bacon's mother's babybook for his first year of life.
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
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.
10 linear feet (8 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
1927-2009 (bulk 1962-2008)
These papers date from 1927-2009 and include the personal papers and materials of M. Charles Bakst, Brown '66, and journalist for the Providence Journal. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, ephemera, photographs, audiocassettes and videotapes related to his student days at Brown and his career as a reporter and columnist.
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was a noted American historian, diplomat, and public official, who also kept a home in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection contains one undated note to an unidentified recipient.
The Clarence A. Barbour papers contain many letters
relating to Barbour’s nomination as President of Brown University
and his nine-month trip to Asia in 1931 and 1932. Also included are
letters and poems written by Florence Newell Barbour about her
experiences in Asia with her husband.
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet
whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's
own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating
stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree
in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The
collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George
Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and