Mrs. Mary Almy's account of the cannonading of the French Fleet in Newport
0.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Account of the cannonading of the French Fleet in Newport, Rhode Island, while the city was occupied by the British Army written by Mary Almy (1735-1808), a Loyalist, to her husband, Benjamin Almy (1724-1818).
This collection consists of one letter written by G. T. Beauregard (1818-1893), a United States Army engineer officer and later Confederate Army general, to Dr. Mercer regarding the British invasion on Washington, D.C during the War of 1812.
Kenneth Berube (Class of 1966) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War
0.5 Linear feet
Kenneth Allen Berube (1943-1967), Class of 1966, is honored on Panel 24E, Row 99 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C. and on Brown University’s War Memorial, installed on the Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle, near Soldier's Arch. This collection contains photocopies of official papers and low-quality images documenting Berube’s military career, and personal recollections of two Marines who served with him in Vietnam.
The Blanche Murray Collection of the Co-Ed Colonel contains materials relating to the period in which Blanche Murray nee Richard served as a ROTC Co-Ed Colonel during 1940- 1941 at Rhode Island State College (now URI).
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
In 1981, Anne S. K. Brown (Mrs. John Nicholas Brown) donated her military collection to Brown University Library. With the collection cames Mrs. Brown's papers and other documents relating to the collection although her private correspondence did not come to the library until after her death in 1985. This material provides a documentary history of the collection and her military interests and pursuits.
The collection comprises the College Dean's records from World War II (1943-1944) and documents military training and programming on the campus of Brown University. Each branch of the United States Armed Forces is represented in the materials, though the Army and Navy predominate, with notably less documentation related to the Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The materials include files on Selective Services, the Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC), and the Enlisted Reserve Corps.