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Formal title:
John M. Crawford, Jr. papers
Extent:
9.5 linear feet
Date range:
1940-1978 (bulk 1950-1970)
Abstract:
The collection is comprised of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, clippings relating to the history of writing, the art of calligraphy, Asian Art, and other lifelong interests of Mr. Crawford. Also included are ten calligraphy notebooks.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.014
Formal title:
George William Curtis lectures
Extent:
0.5 linear foot
Date range:
1940
Abstract:
The George William Curtis lectures contains five lectures on literary authors Archibald MacLeish, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, Luigi Pirandello, and Mariano Azuela. The lectures were delivered in January, February and March of 1940.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1MS-G2
Formal title:
Helen M. Danforth records
Extent:
.5 linear feet
Date range:
1926-1967
Abstract:
The bulk of the collection consists of Museum correspondence, 1926-1949, organized chronologically. Helen M. Danforth's correspondence with RISD's Presidents, 1947-1967, is included.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
02.01.8
Formal title:
Walter Richardson Davis papers
Extent:
8.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1981-2003
Abstract:
The Walter Richardson Davis papers document Professor Davis's tenure at Brown University. The collection consists of research, writings, and teaching materials. The bulk of the papers relate to Davis's interest in English Renaissance literature, though his broad scholarly engagement embraced a range of topics including autobiography, addiction and alcoholism, and Greek coins. Materials date from circa 1981 to 2003.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.D2
Formal title:
William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files
Extent:
18.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1946-1974
Abstract:
The William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files contain general office files, minutes and reports related to the management of food services, housing, and the physical plant of Brown University. They include information regarding the budget and unions at Brown as well as files regarding on-campus and off-campus buildings owned by Brown. The files are dated from circa 1946 to 1974.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1W.D1
Formal title:
David Cornel De Jong papers
Extent:
6.25 linear feet
Date range:
1910-1973 (bulk 1940-1969)
Abstract:
Literary manuscripts (novels, short stories, poems), correspondence, diaries, photograph, scrapbooks, and personal papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.92.8
Formal title:
Gordon Rohde Dewart papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1935-1975
Abstract:
The Gordon Rohde Dewart papers document Dewart's tenure as professor of French at Brown University. The collection consists of student and scholarly writings, research, teaching materials, correspondence, and limited administrative records. Materials date from 1935 to 1975.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.D3
Formal title:
Lysander Dickerman lectures
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1863-1907
Abstract:
The collection consists of manuscript notes written by Lysander Dickerman for lectures about Egypt and Egyptian life. In addition , there are materials relating to Dickerman's lectures which include miscellaneous notes; numerous clippings; notebooks, booklets of notes; correspondences; and other printed materials which include receipts, addressed envelopes, and invitations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.Dickerman
Formal title:
Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Date range:
between 1811 and 1902
Abstract:
The collection consists of numerous manuscripts: diary of a trip to Egypt and Palestine; diary written during a visit to Rome; diary written during the Civil War as a member of the U.S. Christian Commission (written in a book issued for the purpose by the U.S. Christian Commission); Hebrew grammar notebook; list of books on Egypt; list of church members, Weymouth, Massachusetts; literature and learning of ancient Egypt; ministers catalog; notebook on religious matters (includes notes on Prof. Parks lectures on church ordinances, September 1854); sermon on Acts 2.36. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, postcards, and 15 boxes of lantern slides
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.IU.D2
Formal title:
James C. Dickson papers
Extent:
18.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1988-2002 (bulk 1998-2002)
Abstract:
These papers document James C. Dickson's career as an activist and organizer for disabled individuals and the founding and development of the American Association of People with Disabilities. It includes materials Dickson used in his efforts to insure the voting rights of disabled persons and their access to polling places, especially in the VOTE!2000 Campaign. Later materials cover electronic voting issues and the lead in to the 2008 presidential election. The collection also contains documentation of other organizing efforts involving the rights of children, especially children with disabilities, and the medical care of the elderly and people with disabilities. Extensive additions to the collection include material on the development of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the organization's involvement with voting issues, as well as Dickson's attempt to sail across the Atlantic.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.021

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