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.
These papers focus on the life of Henry Burt, a noted settlement house worker who moved to Rhode Island in 1922 and continued his work for the greater good. The collection contains some of Burt's settlement house photographs, scrapbooks, and information pertaining to the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony.
The Fayerweather family, descendants of slaves, served the village of Kingston and the surrounding countryside as blacksmiths throughout the nineteenth century. Most famous in the family is Sarah Ann Harris Fayerweather whose attendance at Prudence Crandall's school for girls caused tension over school intergration in Connecticut. The records contain papers and memorabilia from several generations of the Fayerweather family.
The collection consists of taped interviews with twenty women who were either founding members of the Hera Gallery or who became involved with the gallery in later years. The collection also includes an interview with Robert Rohm, an art professor from the Art Department of the University of Rhode Island and Roy Poulsen, an University of Rhode Island economics professor and owner of the Hera gallery building from the early 1970s up to the time of his death in 2006.
This collection consists of audiocassette tapes, transcipts, and other materials relating to the Life Story Theatre, a project to uncover the life stories of a number of older Hipanic citizens of Providence, Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Partnership for Research on Women and Gender
The Rhode Island Partnership for Research on Women and Gender was born out of the creative energy of a group of faculty, graduate students, alumni, and community members dedicated to the issues of gender. The Partnership was established in 1994-1995 as a campus-community collaborative of individuals from the public and private sectors, organizations, and institutions of higher education who were engaged in feminist research, scholarship, creative activities, instruction and service.
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
The collection consists of interviews with female clerical workers of the state of Rhode Island. The interviews were conducted as part of the University of Rhode Island Oral History Project and cover careers from the 1930s through the 1970s.