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Formal title:
Bonoff Family Papers
Extent:
123 linear feet
Date range:
1899-2007
Abstract:
The collection consists of the records of the Bonoff family. The Bonoffs operated home demonstration shows and ran several theatres in Phoenix, AZ, and in New England from the 1940s to the late 1990s. The majority of the records deal with the operation of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Warwick, R.I.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216
Formal title:
Collection of theater performances in Newport
Extent:
0.42 linear feet (1 document case)
Date range:
1980-1995 (bulk 1980-1989)
Abstract:
This collection consists of newspaper clippings and playbills for various community theater productions performed primarily in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1980-1995.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.010
Formal title:
Arthur Commerford and Edith Wetmore papers on Stuart's Washington Portrait at the Colony House
Extent:
approximately 25 items
Date range:
1939 July 17 - 1940 May 24, undated
Abstract:
The bulk of this collection comprises of correspodence between Arthur B. Commerford and Edith Wetmore as they make efforts to reclaim the George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart back into the Colony House after its relocation to the Newport County Courthouse.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.FIC.2013.6
Formal title:
Department of State Division of Corporations trademarks
Extent:
1.2 other
Date range:
1908-1972 (bulk 1908-1972)
Abstract:
Applications for trademarks and/or form of advertisements with attached specimens or facsimiles
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2003-63
Formal title:
Maud Howe Elliott Papers
Extent:
7.5 linear feet
Date range:
1872-1948
Abstract:
Maude Howe Elliott was an American author and wife of English artist John Elliott (1859-1925). Elliott was the daughter of Julia Ward Howe (abolitionist, suffragist, author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe (founder of Perkins Institute for the Blind and activist in the struggle for Greek independence). In 1917 Elliott and her sister, Laura E. Richards, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the biography of their mother,
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.13
Formal title:
Monday Morning Musical Club Records
Extent:
1.8 linear feet
Date range:
1909-1957
Abstract:
The Monday Morning Musical Club Records consists of two scrapbooks, organizational records, programs, and newspaper clippings from 1909-1957.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS022
Formal title:
Rhode Island Stereocard Collection
Extent:
.4 linear feet
Date range:
circa 1860-1900
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Stereocard Collection contains stereograms with images related to geographic locations, buildings and organizations in the State of Rhode Island as well as various miscellaneous images found with the collection.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
VM012
Formal title:
Richard Brown Baker Family Papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1866-2002 (bulk 1900-1990)
Abstract:
Richard Brown Baker was born in Providence, R.I. on November 5, 1912 to Harvey Almy Baker and Marion North Brown. His grandfather was Henry Martin Brown, President of the Industrial Trust Co. of Rhode Island (later Fleet National Bank). He became a prodigious collector owning over 1,600 works of art before he died. He focused on the artists that were new and on the edge deciding in the 1950s to focus on young and unestablished artists. Richard Baker was one of the first to buy works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1117
Formal title:
Laurence E. Tilley Photograph Collection
Extent:
.4 linear feet
Date range:
1958, undated
Abstract:
The collection includes 197 black and white photographs of residential architecture and street views in Providence, Rhode Island taken by Lawrence E. Tilley in 1958. The photographs document the College Hill neighborhood.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
VM015

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