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.
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.
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.
William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files
18.0 Linear feet
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.
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.
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.
Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
11.5 Linear feet
between 1811 and 1902
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
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.