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Formal title:
Thomas E. Skidmore papers
Extent:
28.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1878-2006 (bulk 1950-2006)
Abstract:
This collection documents the career of Thomas E. Skidmore who was a professor in the Latin American Studies department at the University of Wisconsin (1967-1987) and then at Brown University (1988-1999). His area of focus was Brazil and he was the pre-eminent expert in the United States on the topic of its history and politics. The collection relates primarily to his professional life as a student, professor and scholar. Materials related to his personal life are interspersed throughout with the highest concentration in Series 5. Correspondence.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1UF.S4
Formal title:
Coalition of Essential Schools records
Extent:
50.8 linear feet (17 document boxes, 36 records center boxes, 17 shoeboxes)
Date range:
1984-2012
Abstract:
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) records contains various materials documenting the foundation of CES. The records contain correspondence between CES and partner and funding institutions, as well as extensive documentation of grant funding pursued and distributed by CES. The development of the Essential Schools movement is embodied in the publication of Horace and in the video recordings of Coalition schools.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
UA.2010.12.30
Formal title:
Louise A. Tilly papers
Extent:
20 linear feet
Date range:
1960-1998 (bulk 1974-1995)
Abstract:
The Louise A. Tilly papers contain materials ranging from 1960 to 1998, with the bulk of materials dated between 1974 and 1995. This collection of drafts of scholarly papers, research notes and materials, academic department administrative materials, and professional correspondence is arranged into six series.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.023
Formal title:
Bradford Morrow papers
Extent:
45.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1912-2001 (bulk 1973-2001)
Abstract:
The Bradford Morrow papers include manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notebooks and research materials, including books, related to Morrow's novels, poems, essays and other writings, as well as writings by Martine Bellen, Don DeLillo, Patrick McGrath and Geoffrey O'Brien. The papers also include some of Morrow's personal notebooks, diaries and photographs, and materials from Bradford Morrow Bookseller and
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.15
Formal title:
Glenlyon Dye Works
Extent:
25.5 linear feet
Date range:
1883-1950 (bulk 1883-1938)
Abstract:
The Glenlyon Dye Works began as a minor department relegated to operating wherever space could be found or made within the confines of Sayles Bleacheries Plant A at Saylesville. This department began as early as 1876, for the purposes of bleaching and dyeing wool yarn and piece goods. It was not formalized until 1882 when it turned entirely to processing goods for the new Lorraine Manufacturing Company, and the volume of work increased considerably. Later, as Glenlyon Print Works, the plant specialized in printing and finishing fine cotton and silk blend fabrics.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 6 sg 13
Formal title:
Papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross
Extent:
4 boxes
Date range:
1878-1971
Abstract:
This register of the papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross is one of a series of finding aids describing the manuscript and archival holdings of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College. It is intended to acquaint the public with the library's holdings and provide aid to scholars interested in using primary source material concerning Rhode Island history and ethnic studies.
Repository:
Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS.2
Formal title:
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
Extent:
12.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
Abstract:
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.029
Formal title:
Heinrich Schwarz papers
Extent:
6 linear ft.
Date range:
1926-1970 bulk 1943-1953
Abstract:
The Heinrich Schwarz papers document his personal and professional correspondence, 1940-1953, while at the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art and include records documenting the activities of employees before and after his tenure, 1926-1942 and 1954-1970.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
23.3.6.1
Formal title:
Newspaper collection
Extent:
7 box(es)
Date range:
1914-1974
Abstract:
This small collection of mostly regional Rhode Island newspapers contains articles reporting on early World War I events, the Hurricane of 1938, the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and on early 1950s reunification efforts of Ireland. Additional materials include microfilm copies of the mid-20th century runs of the Boston Chronicle and the Providence Chronicle, the 19th century Woonsocket Patriot (1833-1836), the 18th century New-England Courant (1731-1735), the Weekly Rehearsal (1731-1735), and few odd original copies of early American newspapers.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library
Collection call no:
newspaper
Formal title:
Artha May McConoughey Papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1896-1939 (bulk 1908-1929)
Abstract:
The Artha May McConoughey Papers consist of travel diaries, temperance speeches, law school assignments, photographs, and personal artifacts. All of the written material is from McConoughey's own hand; most of it was composed during the first quarter of the 20th century when she came of age and became active in the temperance and women's suffragist movements in the Chicago area.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.2

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