The S. Foster Damon Festival papers consists of approximately 50 items from 1967-1968 relating to the 75th birthday party of S. Foster Damon and the S. Foster Damon Festival at Brown University. S. Foster Damon was an American poet, William Blake scholar, Brown University professor of English (1927-1963), and curator of the Harris Collection, Brown University Library (1930-1963).
The Maurice Glicksman Provost Files includes office files and documents relating to Maurice Glicksman's role as Provost of the University from 1978-1990. Although the collection ranges from 1954-2000, the majority of files come from 1960-1990. This collection also includes some of Glicksman's research and classes before and during his time as Provost. A substantial part of the collection is from Glicksman's position on the Admininstrative Committee on Academic Development (ACAD) and the Administration Committee on Appointments and Promotions (ACAP), his role on the Academic Council and the Universities Research Association, and his interactions with various University intiatives and institutions - including departmental affairs and staffing plans. Glicksman also had dealings with various foundations and governmental branches for grant coverage and research approval. As such, some of Glicksman's own engineering and physical science research is contained in this collection. In addition, this collection contains restricted files pertaining to the legal affairs of the Univesity during Glicksman's time as provost.
The Barnaby Conrad Keeney papers contain correspondence, speeches, biographical records, lecture notes, scrapbooks, appointment books and annual reports, most of which are associated with Keeney's tenure as a professor, administrator and President of Brown University. Some personal correspondence and materials associated with the Commission on the Revision of the Rhode Island Constitution and the Commission on the Humanities are also included in the papers, which are dated from 1936 to 1980.
The Charles H. Nichols Files includes general files, class notes from Brown and Berlin, author's notes, documents regarding the African-American Studies program, manuscripts, and corresponce from 1951 to 2000, with most dated from 1965 to 1988.
The James Manning papers consist primarily of
correspondence dating from 1765-1791 with prominent British and American Baptist
ministers. Much of the correspondence involves the early history of Brown University
or various issues regarding the Baptist religion and the growing tide of religion in
Providence, Rhode Island.