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Formal title:
(Re)Presenting a Half Century: Oral History of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1998
Abstract:
The collection consists of videotaped oral histories of students and professors from the first graduating class of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island(1949 and 1950).
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 124
Formal title:
Arthur Russell Custer Papers, 1940-1997
Extent:
17 linear feet
Date range:
1940-1997
Abstract:
This collections contains the records of noted composer Arthur Russell Custer. The bulk of the collection is made up of Custer's scores along with recordings and videos of performances of Custer's work.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 168
Formal title:
Leonard Bacon Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1887-1947 (bulk 1923-1947)
Abstract:
The University of Rhode Island's collection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Leonard Bacon's poems is an extensive collection of books and personal papers. These include signed books, manuscripts for translation projects and Bacon's mother's babybook for his first year of life.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 145
Formal title:
Records of the President's Office Werner A. Baum Papers
Extent:
82.5 linear feet
Date range:
1949-1974
Abstract:
The Records of the President, Werner A. Baum, consists of the administrative files maintained by Werner A. Baum during his tenure as president of the University of Rhode Island. They document both the continued growth of the University and the adjustments it had to make to a new generation of activist students, a unionized faculty, and a governing board which took an often intrusive interest in the day to day activities of campus administration.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1.11
Formal title:
Benjamin Fine Collection , 1947-1975
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1947-1975
Abstract:
This collection contains materials pertaining to Fine's writings such as Barron's Profile of American Colleges (1964), American College Counselor and Guide (1955), How to Get Money for College (1964), Your Child and School (1965), and Underachievers (1967). It also includes correspondence with his agent, Nannine Joseph, contracts with various publishers, submission cards for his work, and newspaper clippings.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 5
Formal title:
Bernard LaFayette Oral History Project
Extent:
1 box
Date range:
2003-2006
Abstract:
Contains video recordings and transcripts of an oral history given by Bernard LaFayette. The interviews were conducted by Prof. James Findlay at the University of Rhode Island over the course of ten recording sessions from 2002-2003.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 123
Formal title:
Bernon Helme Photograph Collection, 1895-1930
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1895-1930
Abstract:
This collection contains 24 historic photographs of the University of Rhode Island and the surrounding Kingston village area.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 125
Formal title:
Betty Williams Research Collection
Extent:
29.5 linear feet
Date range:
1796-1995
Abstract:
This collection was begun by Betty Vickery Williams (1931-1996) in 1974 and encompasses a portion of the material collected for research on the history of primarily western clothing fashions and accessories, tailoring and cutting, and documentation of commercial clothing patterns dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 213
Formal title:
Biscuit City Press Archives, 1970-1992
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1970-1992
Abstract:
This collection contains the complete records of the Biscuit City Press including the works of the press and a diary of press activities.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 177
Formal title:
Bishop James DeWolf Perry Papers
Extent:
26 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1961 (bulk 1904-1947)
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Bishop James DeWolf Perry, mainly from the time of his consecration as Bishop of Rhode Island in 1911 until his death in 1947, and especially from his tenure as Presiding Bishop, 1930-1937.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 29

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