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Formal title:
M. Charles Bakst papers
Extent:
10 linear feet (8 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1927-2009 (bulk 1962-2008)
Abstract:
These papers date from 1927-2009 and include the personal papers and materials of M. Charles Bakst, Brown '66, and journalist for the Providence Journal. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, ephemera, photographs, audiocassettes and videotapes related to his student days at Brown and his career as a reporter and columnist.
Repository:
Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-B6
Formal title:
David Beckwith papers
Extent:
30.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2011 (bulk 1980-1999)
Abstract:
The David Beckwith papers (1946-2011) is a significant collection of organizational records, correspondence, publications, training and funding materials relating to community development and organizing on both the local and national levels. Most of the material dates from 1980 to 1999 and represents the work of a wide range of community organizations, advocacy-based coalitions, governmental agencies and private organizations devoted to fulfilling social needs such as housing, transportation and education. The Papers also include a small but noteworthy collection of counter-culture newspapers from the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.010
Formal title:
John P. Bourcier papers
Extent:
4 linear feet (3 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1974-2002
Abstract:
This collection contains material related to John P. Bourcier's career as a jurist in Rhode Island from 1974 to 2002. It includes his Superior and Supreme Court decisions, instructions to juries, material related to his service on various committees, his work with the Alternate Disput Resolution Task Force created by Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, newspaper articles and correspondence regarding the antinuclear Trident II Plowshares trial, and the 1984 trial of Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2009.005
Formal title:
Brazil Clipping Service records
Extent:
6.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1971-1975
Abstract:
The collection contains newspaper clippings from two daily newspapers in Brazil, O Estrado de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo) and Jornal do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), and the weekly Opiniao. The clippings were mailed to subscribers along with monthly indices. The service operated from 1971-1976.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2016.021
Formal title:
Susan Chinn papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1973-1981
Abstract:
Documents collected and used by Susan Chinn during her time as an employee of Massachusetts Fair Share whose function is grass-roots community organizing for low and moderate income people for the state of Massachusetts.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2015.017
Formal title:
John Laing Clark papers
Extent:
1 linear feet
Date range:
1942-1974
Abstract:
John Laing Clark of the law firm Edwards and Angell in Providence, R.I., collected this material on labor law, specifically wage and price stabilization, over the course of 32 years. Included are notes, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, reports, forms, government documents, law letters and manuals.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.025
Formal title:
Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Date range:
1952-1984 (bulk 1966-1972)
Abstract:
The Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers relate to his activist work as a student at Brown from 1964-1968, and as a community organizer in Providence and other Rhode Island communities, and New York City around welfare rights, housing discrimination and education between 1966-1972. The collection contains original materials created in the context of this work, including press releases, research notes, minutes of meetings, leaflets, and other organizing materials, as well as news clippings covering the actual events. There is also an extensive collection of publications from progressive organizations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.C8
Formal title:
Commission on freedom of the press documents and reports
Extent:
3.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1943-1947
Abstract:
Consists of documents and reports issued by the New York Office for circulation among the members of the Commission.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2009.013
Formal title:
Common Front for Latin America (COFFLA) and Coalition Against Repression in Brazil (CARIB) records
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1971-1979
Abstract:
Reports, mailings, correspondence, leaflets, newsletters, organizing packets, minutes, agendas, financial documents, flyers and press releases related to the organizing activities of two affiliated, leftist anti-imperialist groups that operated between 1971-1975: Common Front for Latin America (COFFLA) and Committee against Repression in Brazil (CARIB). Collection also contains publications and correspondence related to the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Repression in Brazil, Chile and Latin America.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.004
Formal title:
Community Organizer Genealogy Project oral history interviews
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
2007-2011
Abstract:
The Community Organizer Genealogy Project was a special project of Center for Community Change to document the development of community organizing, the development of individual organizers and the connections among organizers, organizations and networks. They conducted oral history interviews with 100 individuals and collected biographical data on community organizers throughout the United States from 2008-2010.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2015.016

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