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1 Anthony (Richard H.) papers, 1923/1958 (bulk 1923/1929)
6 items (0.25 linear feet)
Richard H. Anthony was a Providence, Rhode Island native and Brown University graduate, class of 1925. His distinguished career included working as a journalist in Paris for the European edition of the , where he covered the landings of Charles E. Lindburgh and Richard E. Byrd on their respective transatlantic flights in 1927. These papers include letters, family memorabilia, and a collection of autographs of Richard E. Byrd, and co-pilots Bernt Balchen, Bertand B. Acosta and George O. Noville, who accompanied him on his historic flight from New York to the coast of Normandy on July 1, 1927.
Repository: John Hay Library
2 Arnold (Edwin W.) correspondence, 1862/1894
.25 linear feet
This collection consists of letters written by Edwin W. Arnold to members of his family during the period of December 22, 1862 – November 1, 1865.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
3 Berkeley House collection, 1881/1895 (bulk 1884/1895)
1.668 linear feet
This collection contains 4 architectural drawings and specifications, personal artwork, and household receipts related to LeRoy King and his residence, Berkeley House.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
4 Bhatia, Michael V. papers, 1998/2008 (bulk 1998/2008)
10.5 linear feet (10 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
The Michael Bhatia papers contain materials related to his research, humanitarian work, and education. Among the most important materials are the notebooks Bhatia kept while in Afghanistan on a humanitarian mission. It also includes papers written for courses at Brown University, syllabi for classes taught or taken by Bhatia, maps of the Western Sahara region and of Afghanistan, posters from the 2004 democratic election in Afghanistan and many articles and chapters from books used by Bhatia for his research on the causes of war, humanitarian aid, refugees, the military and American culture, and various 20th and 21st century conflicts notably Somalia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
Repository: Brown University Library
5 Blake, Eli Whitney (1867-1902) papers, 1890/1901
0.5 linear foot (1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from Eli Whitney Blake. The letters were written by Blake, Sophia Atwater and Stephen Atwater. Also included are several drawings and poems by Blake, one photograph of him and an undated letter from a family member to a publisher regarding their interest in publishing an article about Blake's letters.
Repository: Brown University Library
6 Brooks (William H.) Family Papers, 1861/1865
56 items
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
Repository: John Hay Library
7 Brown (Sally and David R.) collection on Marty Mann, 1950/1999
5 linear feet
This collection focuses primarily on Marty Mann, a key figure in early alcoholism treatment and awareness in the United States and one of the first women to successfully complete AA’s recovery program. Most of the collection is made up of the research materials assembled by Reverend Sally Brown and her husband, David, in writing "A Biography of Mrs. Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous." The materials include articles by and about Marty Mann, Sally and David Brown’s research notes, materials from collaborators on Mann’s biography, information regarding Priscilla Peck, Mann’s partner, interview transcripts, information on organizations that deal with alcoholism, photographs, audio tapes and material devoted to other important figures in the alcoholism movement and the early homosexual movement.
Repository: Brown University Library
8 Burt/Bock family papers, 1831/1996
7 linear feet
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
9 Carpenter, Jr. (Ralph E.) collection of manuscripts, 1711/1920 (bulk 1711/1870)
0.42 linear foot (1 document case)
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts from 1711-1920 that were collected by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. (1910-2009). The majority of these documents regard various people, places, and events in Newport, Rhode Island, from the colonial period through the early twentieth century.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
10 Carpenter, Jr. (Ralph E.) papers, 1870/2009 (bulk 1950/2006)
29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1910-2009) was a respected connoisseur and collector of American decorative arts, instrumental in various historical preservation projects throughout Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of his correspondence, subject files, personal records, research materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting his career, historical preservation pursuits, and other personal interests.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
11 Carter (John), 1769/1917 (bulk 1769/1844)
.5 linear foot
Correspondence and other papers related to Providence printer and newspaper publisher, John Carter (1745 - 1814), and his family.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
12 Church (George Earl) family collection, 1891/1980 (bulk 1891/1911)
0.25 Linear feet
The materials in this collection relate to the family and personal life of George Earl Church and were sent to Brown University by descendants of Church.
Repository: John Hay Library
13 Colcleugh (Emma Shaw) Collection, 1863/1937 (bulk 1884/1902)
6.25 Linear Feet
The collection encompasses the years of 1863 until 1937 and consists of five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, two separate inventories of field collections, a bill of sale, two photographs, a postcard and Pas Indian Reservation (Saskatchewan, Canada) documents including a Cree Syllabary Hymn and Psalms book, a treaty form and a ration ticket. Scrapbooks are arranged by Emma Shaw Colcleugh by geography, subject and in varying chronological order.
Repository: Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
14 Collection of Redwood family papers, 1710/1799 (bulk 1729/1796)
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
This collection consists of letters, legal documents, accounts, family histories, and other papers related to the Redwood family and its descendants, particularly Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
15 Colt Family Papers, 1793/1961
100.25 linear feet
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
16 Commerford (Arthur) Colony House scrapbooks, 1925/1942
3 volumes
Three scrapbooks of the activities and news regarding the Colony House as it transitions from the Newport County Courthouse to a historic site.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
17 Conti (Gino E.) Collection, 1928/1973
3.2 Linear feet
The photographic collection encompasses the years of 1958 until 1973 and documents Rhode Island artist Gino Conti's travels in the American southwest and northern Mexico, primarily on American Indian reservations. It consists of over 3,700 photographic prints, negatives and slides, a disbound photo album and calendar pages used to record the locations of his travels. The collection also includes a box of postcards, a letter, newspaper clippings, art exhibition flyers, images of religious art and architecture, a reference book on the Tarahumana signed by Conti and a related ethnographic collection.
Repository: Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
18 Elizabeth Johnson Perry papers, 1937/1967
500 item(s)
Elizabeth Johnson Perry was an African-American domestic worker in New York. The papers date between 1937-1967 and contain letters, greeting cards, financial records, photographs, a scrapbook, and museum objects.
Repository: Brown University Library
19 Emmanuel Church, Records of, 1855/2009 (bulk 1930/2004)
59 box(es)
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
20 Family in the Fifties: Hope, Fear, and Rock 'N Roll, 1993
7 box(es)
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

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