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Formal title:
Burt/Bock family papers
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1831-1996
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 46
Formal title:
Colt Family Papers
Extent:
100.25 linear feet
Date range:
1793-1961
Abstract:
This extensive collection focuses on the life of Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) who lived most of his life in Bristol, Rhode Island. Colt was an active lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. Of particular interest in the collection are the personal records of Colt and his family, Colt's financial and business records, and the records of his political life and legal practice. The collection also contains several photographs, maps, and blueprints. The study of this collection reveals much about the political, social, and economic history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 78
Formal title:
Records of Emmanuel Church, Newport RI
Extent:
59 box(es)
Date range:
1855-2009 (bulk 1930-2004)
Abstract:
Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church located on 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Established as a mission in 1841 to address the spiritual needs of the working class. It was admitted to the Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in 1852 and continues as an active parish.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss.Gr.228
Formal title:
Family in the Fifties: Hope, Fear, and Rock 'N Roll
Extent:
7 box(es)
Date range:
1993
Abstract:
This collection consists of taped interviews, transcripts, and student papers connected with "The Family in the Fifties: Hope, Fear, and Rock 'N Roll", an oral history which captured the experiences of Rhode Island residents in that decade .
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 116
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:
John Potter Collection
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1850-1893
Abstract:
This collection contains letters to and from John Potter, pocket diaries written by Julia Johnson Wells, a transcription of the diaries, and a pamphlet entitled Important Correspondence Between Elisha Reynolds Potter and R. G. Hazard, Esq., 1876. Potter was a resident of Connecticut who served in the Connecticut Legislature. His family had close ties to Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 133
Formal title:
Life Story Theater Oral History Project
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1987-1988
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 66
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:
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Extent:
16 box(es)
Date range:
1703-2004
Abstract:
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, letters, postcards, ledger books, ephemera, and artifacts the majority of which relate to Rhode Island subjects.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 20
Formal title:
Records of the Haymarket People's Fund, 1973-1990
Extent:
1.3 linear feet
Date range:
1973-1990
Abstract:
This collection contains records of the grants made by the Haymarket People's Fund to activist organizations in Rhode Island between 1973 and 1990.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 83

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