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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
Formal title:
Rhode Island College miscellaneous papers
Extent:
250 items
Date range:
1763-1804
Abstract:
A collection of historical documents from the petition for a charter in 1763 to the change of name from Rhode Island College to Brown University in 1804. Titles of the papers and folder numbers are taken from the two volumes in which the papers had previously been mounted.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1E.1
Formal title:
Monday Morning Musical Club Records
Extent:
1.8 linear feet
Date range:
1909-1957
Abstract:
The Monday Morning Musical Club Records consists of two scrapbooks, organizational records, programs, and newspaper clippings from 1909-1957.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS022
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 acquain 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:
Godfrey Malbone oath
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1763
Abstract:
This collection contains a printed oath filled in and signed at the Custom House at Newport, Rhode Island, certifying that Godfrey Malbone (1724-1785) and his brother John (1735-1795) were the owners of the brig
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.552
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:
Providence Athenaeum charters, constitutions, and by-laws
Extent:
26 items
Date range:
1836-2000
Abstract:
Providence Athenaeum's governance documents (charters, constitutions, by-laws, and amendments) published 1836-2000.
Repository:
Providence Athenaeum
Collection call no:
Arch-003

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