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Formal title:
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Oral History Tapes
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1982
Abstract:
This collection consists of 9 cassette tapes of oral history interviews conducted by Kathleen Hauke for the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. No transcripts are available.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 174
Formal title:
Rhode Island Postcard Collection
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Date range:
1898-1999
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Postcard Collection contains postcards and viewbooks with images related to geographic locations, buildings, organizations and people in the State of Rhode Island.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
VM001
Formal title:
Rhode Island Stereocard Collection
Extent:
.4 linear feet
Date range:
circa 1860-1900
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Stereocard Collection contains stereograms with images related to geographic locations, buildings and organizations in the State of Rhode Island as well as various miscellaneous images found with the collection.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
VM012
Formal title:
Rhode Island Working Women Oral History
Extent:
4 box(es)
Date range:
1981-1983
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 52
Formal title:
Rhode Island's Islands
Extent:
5 box(es)
Date range:
1985-1986
Abstract:
The collection consists of interviews with residents of three of Rhode Island's islands: Block Island, Conanicut Island, and Prudence Island. The interviews attempt to define the islands culturally and socially, rather than geographically, through oral history.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 54
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:
Schoolchildren photograph collection
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1880-1979
Abstract:
The collection contains school and/or class photographs from various locations throughout the United States between the 1880s and the 1970s.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2018.001
Formal title:
Charles Albert Selden papers
Extent:
98 items
Date range:
1943-1948
Abstract:
Correspondence from Selden, Charles Albert to Marguerite (Gibson) Freeman
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. Selden
Formal title:
Seven Hills Garden Club records
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1937-1981
Abstract:
The Seven Hills Garden Club of Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1937 to "stimulate an interest in horticulture for purposes of civic betterment, and to enable each member to enjoy her own garden more intelligently." These records were kept in two notebooks by the Seven Hills Garden Club librarian and include by-laws, programs, clippings, photographs, some minutes, membership lists, memorial tributes to past members, and reports. In addition to documenting a women's club and the horticultural activities of a number of Providence women over several decades of the twentieth century, this collection provides some information about individual members and about the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 91.17
Formal title:
John Austin Stevens, Jr. family papers
Extent:
1.668 linear feet (4 boxes)
Date range:
approximately 1777-1941 (bulk 1863-1907)
Abstract:
The personal papers of the John Austin Stevens Jr. family of New York and Newport, including correspondence, historical research, published articles and poetry and other papers by various family members. This collection notably contains a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge possibly created by Louis Lebègue Duportail, dated approximately 1777.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.43.2.1

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