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Formal title:
Photographs of university properties
Extent:
approximately 1250 photographs (21.05 linear feet: 18 binder boxes and 1 oversize flat storage box)
Date range:
1947-2001 (bulk 1965-1999)
Abstract:
Photographic material related to the buildings, landscapes, and artworks owned by the university.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Archives
Collection call no:
PG 19
Formal title:
Anne "Pete" Baker Records
Extent:
15 linear feet; x architectural drawings other
Date range:
1978-2011
Abstract:
The collection includes architectural drawings and related project records for historic restoration work in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Repository:
Roger Williams University
Collection call no:
UA 2013.02
Formal title:
Jean Brown papers on the William Watts Sherman House
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1840-1995, n.d. Bulk, 1995
Abstract:
The collection contains research materials and notes on the William Watts Sherman House, the Sherman family, architecture, and interior design collected or generated by Jean Margaret Young Brown as part of the Circle of Scholars at Salve Regina University.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP.12
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown II papers
Date range:
1900-1979 (bulk 1960-1979)
Abstract:
The John Nicholas Brown II papers span the lifetime of John Nicholas Brown from his birth in February 1900 to his death in October 1979. While the bulk of the collection dates from the period 1960-1979, there are important materials from nearly every portion of Brown's life. The collection is comprised of manuscripts, ledgers, notebooks, journals, photographs, postcards, pamphlets, film, artifacts, architectural plans, blueprints, and other similar materials.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.012
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown family photographs
Extent:
36 linear feet (estimated)
Date range:
1860-1980 (bulk 1920-1979)
Abstract:
The collection contains photographs and other memorabilia from the life of John Nicholas Brown II and his family. Materials date from John's childhood to the last years of his life, and chronicle aspects of the lives of his children and grandchildren. Also included are photographs of John's wife, Anne Kinsolving, and her family. Film, sound recordings, postcards, newspaper clippings, portraits, photograph prints and slides comprise the bulk of the collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.049
Formal title:
John Hutchins Cady Map Collection
Extent:
22 folder(s), 3 drawers
Date range:
1636-1962
Abstract:
The collection consists of 108 maps collected or created by John Hutchins Cady.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS031
Formal title:
John Hutchins Cady Research Scrapbooks
Extent:
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Date range:
approximately 1920-1965
Abstract:
The collection consists of eleven scrapbooks created by John Hutchins Cady, an architect, architectural historian, preservationist and urban planner.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
VM011
Formal title:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., papers
Extent:
29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
Date range:
1870-2009 (bulk 1950-2006)
Abstract:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1910-2009) was a respected connoisseur and collector of American decorative arts, instrumental in various historical preservation projects throughout Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of his correspondence, subject files, personal records, research materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting his career, historical preservation pursuits, and other personal interests.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.002
Formal title:
Collection on Goelet furnishings
Extent:
.208 linear feet (1 half document box)
Date range:
1882-1896
Abstract:
Photocopies documenting the provenance and disposition of furnishings, art, and other objects purchased by Ogden Goelet for his homes in New York City and Newport. Includes English translations of receipts and correspondence from French companies.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP 06
Formal title:
The Deveau Collection
Extent:
8 Hollinger Boxes
Date range:
circa 1890-1895
Abstract:
The Deveau Collection is composed of glass negatives taken around Newport, between about 1890 and 1895. The materials photographed include portraits of Newport estates, events, and residents. Also included are images of various Newport streets and landmarks, as well as sailing vessels and Newport Harbor.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.016

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