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Formal title:
Bernard LaFayette Oral History Project
Extent:
1 box
Date range:
2003-2006
Abstract:
Contains video recordings and transcripts of an oral history given by Bernard LaFayette. The interviews were conducted by Prof. James Findlay at the University of Rhode Island over the course of ten recording sessions from 2002-2003.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 123
Formal title:
Burton Hoffman Papers, 1952-1986
Extent:
17.25 linear feet
Date range:
1952-1986
Abstract:
This collection contains the papers of journalist, political aide, and activist Burton Hoffman. The papers center on Hoffman's work as a newspaper editor, press secretary, and political advisor in the 1960s and 1970s.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 184
Formal title:
Charles Lanman Collection
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1841-1866
Abstract:
This collection contains the correspondence between Charles Lanman and several Congressman. Lansman used the information from this correspondence to inform his 1866 work, Dictionary of the United States Congress.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 10
Formal title:
Claudine Schneider papers
Extent:
161 box(es)
Date range:
1973-1995
Abstract:
The collection contains records created by the administration of United States Representative from Rhode Island Claudine Schneider, 1981-1991.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 89
Formal title:
Colt Family Papers
Extent:
100.25 linear feet
Date range:
1793-1961
Abstract:
This extensive collection focuses on the life of Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) who lived most of his life in Bristol, Rhode Island. Colt was an active lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. Of particular interest in the collection are the personal records of Colt and his family, Colt's financial and business records, and the records of his political life and legal practice. The collection also contains several photographs, maps, and blueprints. The study of this collection reveals much about the political, social, and economic history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 78
Formal title:
Dismissed with Prejudice
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1956-1960
Abstract:
Between 1956 and 1960 citizens of Jamestown, R.I. successfully fought the construction of an oil refinery along Narragansett Bay. Commerce Oil Refining Corporation of New York and its executive vice president Harold M. Geller, with the backing of Gulf Oil and Lehman Brothers, attempted to build the refinery. Leading the opposition was Jamestown resident Dr. William Miner, who formed the Jamestown Protective Association and retained Attorney Cornelius C. Moore as counsel. The material in this collection was used by authors Mary Stearns McGaughan and Terrence F. McGaughan in writing their book, Dismissed With Prejudice: the Epic Battle Against Construction of an Oil Refinery in Jamestown, Rhode Island, published in 1994.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 146
Formal title:
Dumas, David W. Papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1983-1994
Abstract:
The papers in this collection relate to the life and career of David D. Dumas, a Rhode Island lawyer, a State Representative, and Speaker of the House. The materials consist of political, legal, and personal correspondence and a robust collection of newspaper clippings regarding social, economic, and political topics.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 151
Formal title:
Elisha Reynolds Potter Papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Date range:
1798-1879
Abstract:
This collection contains some of the papers of Elisha Reynolds Potter, a notable nineteenth century public servant from Kingston, Rhode Island. Potter made his mark as a teacher, a lawyer, an elected official, and an educational reformer.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 12
Formal title:
Graduate School of Oceanography Oral History Interviews
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1999
Abstract:
This collection consists of seven digital videocassettes that contain interviews with prominent former members and affiliates of the Graduate School of Oceanography.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 138
Formal title:
Harold N. Gibbs Papers, 1940-1954
Extent:
4 box(es)
Date range:
1940-1954
Abstract:
This collections contains research notes, journal entries, and publications of the noted naturalist and former Rhode Island Administrator of Fish and Game, Harold N. Gibbs.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 171

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