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Formal title:
Glenlyon Dye Works
Extent:
25.5 linear feet
Date range:
1883-1950 (bulk 1883-1938)
Abstract:
The Glenlyon Dye Works began as a minor department relegated to operating wherever space could be found or made within the confines of Sayles Bleacheries Plant A at Saylesville. This department began as early as 1876, for the purposes of bleaching and dyeing wool yarn and piece goods. It was not formalized until 1882 when it turned entirely to processing goods for the new Lorraine Manufacturing Company, and the volume of work increased considerably. Later, as Glenlyon Print Works, the plant specialized in printing and finishing fine cotton and silk blend fabrics.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 6 sg 13
Formal title:
Papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross
Extent:
4 boxes
Date range:
1878-1971
Abstract:
This register of the papers of Dr. Carl Russell Gross is one of a series of finding aids describing the manuscript and archival holdings of the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College. It is intended to acquaint the public with the library's holdings and provide aid to scholars interested in using primary source material concerning Rhode Island history and ethnic studies.
Repository:
Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS.2
Formal title:
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
Extent:
12.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
Abstract:
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.029
Formal title:
Newspaper collection
Extent:
7 box(es)
Date range:
1914-1974
Abstract:
This small collection of mostly regional Rhode Island newspapers contains articles reporting on early World War I events, the Hurricane of 1938, the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and on early 1950s reunification efforts of Ireland. Additional materials include microfilm copies of the mid-20th century runs of the Boston Chronicle and the Providence Chronicle, the 19th century Woonsocket Patriot (1833-1836), the 18th century New-England Courant (1731-1735), the Weekly Rehearsal (1731-1735), and few odd original copies of early American newspapers.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library
Collection call no:
newspaper
Formal title:
Joseph W. Blaine Family Papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet
Date range:
1868-1986
Abstract:
This collection consists of the papers of three generations of the Blaine and MacLellan families, who resided in Newport from 1882 to 1986. Alexander MacLellan (1856-1939) emigrated from Scotland in 1882, and served as a head gardener at several large estates. His daughter Rowena (1886-1965) married jeweler Joseph W. Blaine (1875-1953). Their son Joseph W. Blaine Jr. (1920-1986) was an electrical engineer who retired young to devote himself to the study of history.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1079
Formal title:
Richard Brown Baker Family Papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1866-2002 (bulk 1900-1990)
Abstract:
Richard Brown Baker was born in Providence, R.I. on November 5, 1912 to Harvey Almy Baker and Marion North Brown. His grandfather was Henry Martin Brown, President of the Industrial Trust Co. of Rhode Island (later Fleet National Bank). He became a prodigious collector owning over 1,600 works of art before he died. He focused on the artists that were new and on the edge deciding in the 1950s to focus on young and unestablished artists. Richard Baker was one of the first to buy works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1117
Formal title:
Barnas Sears papers
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1833-1880 (bulk 1856-1867)
Abstract:
Barnas Sears graduated from Brown University in 1825 and served as the fifth president of Brown from 1855-1867. This collection primarily consists of correspondence from Sears' service as president of Brown University.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1C.5
Formal title:
Rhode Island Solid Waste Management Corporation Citizens Solid Waste Management Advisory Board Records of the Director
Extent:
7.2 cubic feet other
Date range:
1974-1995 (bulk 1985-1992)
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Solid Waste Management Corporation Citizens Solid Waste Management Advisory Board Records of the Director consists primarily of correspondence, clippings, reports, brochures, programs, meeting notes, meeting notices and agendas, magazine articles, speeches and notes, and copies of legislation.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2001-55
Formal title:
Register of the Papers of Nathaniel Terry Bacon
Extent:
128 boxes, 1 map case
Date range:
1763-1954
Abstract:
The papers pertain primarily to Bacon's personal and business activities, 1876-1926. His personal papers reflect his interest in politics, economics, science and linguistics; the business papers document his association with several companies, most notably Rowland Hazard's Solvay Process Company of Syracuse, New York. In addition, the collection contains personal papers of other Bacon and Hazard family members, including Rowland Hazard, 1763-1835; Joseph Peace Hazard, 1807-1894; Thomas Rutherford Bacon, 1850-1913; Caroline Hazard, 1856-1945; Helen Hazard Bacon, 1861-1925; and Leonard Bacon, 1887-1954. Material concerning these individuals is incomplete. The researcher is referred to the National Union catalog of Manuscript Collections for information on additional holdings of Bacon and Hazard family papers.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.5
Formal title:
Humanities Forum of Rhode Island records
Extent:
1.5 linear feet
Date range:
1996-2007
Abstract:
The Humanities Forum of Rhode Island (HFRI) is a not-for-profit institution that sponsors six lecture programs/dinners annually. This collection represents the records of the forum from 1996-2010, including meeting minutes, membership rosters, bylaws, event planning, fliers, financial records, and news clippings.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.015

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