10 linear feet (8 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
1927-2009 (bulk 1962-2008)
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.
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.
4 linear feet (3 records center boxes, 1
legal-size Hollinger document case and 1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Common Front for Latin America (COFFLA) and Coalition Against Repression in Brazil (CARIB) records
1.0 linear foot
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.
Community Organizer Genealogy Project oral history interviews
1.0 linear foot
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.