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Formal title:
ACT UP Rhode Island records
Extent:
24.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1987-1995
Abstract:
The ACT UP Rhode Island (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) records contain minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, reports, booklets, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, mailings, newsletters, conference material, publications, lists of members and contacts, ACT UP/RI circulars and posters, photographs and clippings of ACT UP demonstrations, documentation of Rhode Island legislation, regulations, and policies concerning AIDS. Also included are AIDS-related materials from other ACT UP groups, especially New York, and various gay and lesbian groups, both in Rhode Island and nationally. Topical files document developments in AIDS treatment, public health issues, government policy, AIDS activism, and various gay/lesbian issues. There are also three painted plywood panels and one cloth banner in the collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.028
Formal title:
Daniel J. Anderson papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (7 records center boxes)
Date range:
1975-2002 (bulk 1980-1998)
Abstract:
This collection consists of the research files of Daniel J. Anderson, one of the developers of the Minnesota Model for the treatment of alcoholism. There are magazines, newspaper clippings, speech outlines on index cards, books, pamphlets, and conference materials.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.025
Formal title:
Sally and David R. Brown collection on Marty Mann
Extent:
5 linear feet
Date range:
1950-1999
Abstract:
This collection focuses primarily on Marty Mann, a key figure in early alcoholism treatment and awareness in the United States and one of the first women to successfully complete AA's recovery program. Most of the collection is made up of the research materials assembled by Reverend Sally Brown and her husband, David, in writing "A Biography of Mrs. Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous." The materials include articles by and about Marty Mann, Sally and David Brown's research notes, materials from collaborators on Mann's biography, information regarding Priscilla Peck, Mann's partner, interview transcripts, information on organizations that deal with alcoholism, photographs, audio tapes and material devoted to other important figures in the alcoholism movement and the early homosexual and lesbian movement.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2009.002
Formal title:
Butler Hospital records
Extent:
3 Linear Feet
Date range:
1840-1892
Abstract:
The Butler Hospital records contain many of the hospital's records from its founding in 1841 to approximately its 50th anniversary in 1891. These records document the changing attitudes toward the mentally ill in Europe and the United States in the early 19th century as well as communal responsibility for the less fortunate, the responsibility of the wealthy for sharing both their wealth and their expertise, the financial practices of the period, detailed specifications on the construction of the first hospital of any kind in Rhode Island, the hospital's expansion, and the day-to-day expenses of such an institution.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.033
Formal title:
Charles Value Chapin Correspondence
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1900-1939
Abstract:
Correspondence chiefly with workers in public health in America, Europe, and Australia about Dr.Chapin's work in communicable diseases.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Chapin
Formal title:
Charles V. Chapin Papers
Extent:
11 linear feet
Date range:
1880-1941
Abstract:
Charles V. Chapin (1856-1941) served as Superintendent of Health in Providence, RI from 1884-1932 and as City Registrar from 1889-1932. Chapin was well known nationally and internationally for his public health work related to contagious diseases, such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, and typhoid. In 1910, he was instrumental in setting up City Hospital, where people who had contagious diseases could get medical care. This collection contains biographical information, certificates, commissions, correspondence, manuscript material, physician's reports and scrapbooks related to Chapin's work.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 343
Formal title:
Rhode Island Department of Health Library records
Extent:
51.6 cubic feet (42 boxes) other
Date range:
1850-2006
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Department of Health Library records consist primarily of annual reports and other reports of the Department of Health and its offices and divisions as well as the Providence Health Department.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2006-27
Formal title:
Rhode Island Health Planning Council reports
Extent:
4.2 cubic feet other
Date range:
1965-1985
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Health Planning Council reports consist of various reports created by the Council and its various sub-committees on hospitals, agencies and non-hospital facilities. The Health Planning Council reports also include survey findings.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2007-10
Formal title:
Just Say No Campaign collection
Extent:
1 linear foot (1 record center box)
Date range:
1985-1996 (bulk 1985-1992)
Abstract:
This collection contains material, chiefly photographs, related to the "Just Say No" campaign against drug use from 1985 to 1996. It also includes some correspondence to and from the Just Say No Foundation and Just Say No International, slides, negatives, videocassettes and a workbook.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.010
Formal title:
Rufus King papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1922-1980 (bulk 1950-1980)
Abstract:
Rufus King was a lawyer and a national leader of the movement to decriminalize narcotics. He also wrote extensively about organized crime, drug laws, and gambling. This collection contains general correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes on specific drugs and their effects, legal notes, drafts and correspondence regarding his book The Drug Hang Up and several of his articles, along with Congressional bills and reports.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.020

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