The materials collected and partly organized by Hugh Pearson consist of correspondence to and from Hugh Pearson, Pearson's writings, including manuscripts; writings by other authors or correspondents, research files, financial files, legal files, personal files, notebooks, clippings, publications, media, photographs, books and restricted files. The papers are dated from 1950 to 2007, but the bulk of the materials are dated from 1990 to 2004.
Natalie Bayard Brown (1869-1950) was the wife of
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) and mother of John Nicholas Brown
(1900-1979), members of the prominent Brown family of Providence,
Rhode Island. The papers reflect Natalie Bayard Brown's interests in
politics and charitable causes through correspondence with family
and friends, writings and speeches, scrapbooks, and photographs. The
papers contain detailed financial and legal records related to John
Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) large inheritance from his father and
uncle, Harold Brown. The papers also hold travel diaries and
photographs from Natalie Bayard Brown and John Nicholas Brown's
(1900-1979) travels in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.
2 linear feet (1 records center box and 2 legal-size document cases)
1886-2004 (bulk 1972-1999)
The Review Club records, 1886-2004 (bulk 1972-1999), includes papers and materials of the Review Club at Brown University. The collection includes booklets, manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera related to the organization and its members.
The Sesquicentennial Celebration papers contain a selection of introductions, addresses and speeches made at Brown University's 150th anniversary celebration on October 11-15, 1914. Several are in the form of revised typescript and include an abstract.
The Mary Borland Thayer Fox papers consist chiefly of Fox's own writings, written under the pseudonym, "Mary Borland." The collection includes poetry, short stories and essays, ballet libretti, and a diary detailing a visit in 1936 to the Soviet Union.
In addition, the collection contains several scrapbooks; commonplace books; sheet music, written for her or simply given to her as a gift; news clippings and copies of literary journals in which her work appeared; and finally, correspondence, either addressed to her in response to some of her published writings, or written in regard to the publication of a posthumous volume of her work.
The William Paterson Papers, dating from 1919-2003, include photographs, plays in manuscript, an autobiography in manuscript, a pen and ink drawing, clippings, military decorations, acting awards, pamphlets, and other documents. Paterson, a Brown University graduate (Class of 1941) and a World War II veteran, was an actor by profession. He joined the Cleveland Playhouse in 1947 and worked there for the next 20 years. In 1967 he joined the American Conservatory Theatre where he remained for over 30 years. He also occasionally performed in television and film productions.
The David C. Lewis papers contain information on his efforts to collect historical collections concerning alcoholism, and his work at the local, state and federal level concerning alcoholism and addiction. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, writings, printed materials, meeting minutes, audiovisual materials and financial papers including appraisals of collections which David Lewis had acquired or was exploring acquiring for the Brown University library.
Simon Ostrach is an internationally known scientist and pioneer in the fields of buoyancy-driven flows and microgravity science. Dr. Ostrach is highly regarded for his work as principal investigator on the Surface-Tension Driven Convection Experiments (STDCE), which were conducted on two NASA Spacelab missions, United States Microgravity Laboratories 1 (June 25-July 9, 1992) and 2 (October 20-November 5, 1995). The STDCE experiments explored thermal convection phenomena of liquids under microgravity conditions.