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Formal title:
Records of the President's Office Werner A. Baum Papers
Extent:
82.5 linear feet
Date range:
1949-1974
Abstract:
The Records of the President, Werner A. Baum, consists of the administrative files maintained by Werner A. Baum during his tenure as president of the University of Rhode Island. They document both the continued growth of the University and the adjustments it had to make to a new generation of activist students, a unionized faculty, and a governing board which took an often intrusive interest in the day to day activities of campus administration.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1.11
Formal title:
Blue Ribbon Commission: Leona Kelley Papers
Extent:
4 box(es)
Date range:
1981-1987
Abstract:
Correspondence, minutes, agendas, reports, research materials, final committee report entitled Toward Excellence Without Extravagance (1987), and other records, collected by Leona Kelley, state legistlator and commission member.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 59
Formal title:
Carl R. Woodward Papers
Extent:
43.5 linear feet
Date range:
1928-1974
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Carl R. Woodward, the first president of the University of Rhode Island. Woodward was a noteworthy educator but he was also a local historian and a writer.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 1
Formal title:
Galilee Fishermen Oral History
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1930-1979
Abstract:
The oral history project was conducted by students in Prof. Valerie Quinney's History Research Methods class (Hist. 395A) during the spring of 1979. Ten fishermen of Galilee (R.I.) were interviewed. Research papers were written from the project interviews and the research conducted by the students.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 37
Formal title:
Jamestown Bridge Project
Extent:
3 box(es)
Date range:
1989-1991
Abstract:
The Jamestown Historical Society sponsored the Jamestown Bridge Oral History Project as part of The Jamestown Bridge from the New Deal to the 1990s: From "The Bridge to Nowhere" to Obsolescence project to document the role of the Jamestown Bridge in the social, economic, and political history of Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 93
Formal title:
Mill Life Oral History Collection
Extent:
48 Bx.(es)
Date range:
1970-1977
Abstract:
The collection consists of recorded interviews, transcripts and related material of 172 individuals who worked in the textile mills of Rhode Island between approximately 1890 and 1950.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 81
Formal title:
Office of the President Francis H. Horn Papers
Extent:
85 linear feet
Date range:
1958-1967 (bulk 1958-1967)
Abstract:
Dr. Francis H. Horn served as President of the University of Rhode Island from 1958-1967. These records include correspondence, official University documents, programs from events, and administrative materials. Of interest to researchers may be the documents relating to academic freedom.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections
Collection call no:
RecGr 1.9
Formal title:
Office of the President William R. Ferrante Papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet
Date range:
1973-1974
Abstract:
Dr. William R. Ferrante was appointed acting president after the resignation of President Baum. Previous hostility between the administration and the faculty dissipated during his brief tenure and marked the beginning of a better working relationship. The records inclue correspondence, reports, committee information, and programs of University events.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rcg. Gr. 1.12
Formal title:
Office of the President, Edward D. Eddy
Extent:
126 box(es)
Date range:
1976-1991
Abstract:
The Records of the President Edward D. Eddy, document the administration, organization, and operation of the academic departments, colleges, and programs at the University of Rhode Island from 1976 to 1991.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1
Formal title:
President's Office Carl R. Woodward Papers
Extent:
91.5 linear feet
Date range:
1941-1958
Abstract:
The records of Carl R. Woodward's presidency cover all aspects of his tenure, from personal letters of correspondence to University-wide memoranda. Of special interest is correspondence dealing specifically with the challenges of running the University in wartime conditions.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1.8

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