The Secretary's office files document the varied administrative functions attached to the position, including significant public relations responsibilities. The collection consists of administrative records arranged alphabetically by name and topic and deal with a broad range of campus issues including campus conflicts, the Corporation, honorary degrees, ROTC programs, student activities, visitors to campus. Materials date from 1948 through 1972.
The Brown University Special Events Department files pertain to campus events that took place from 1973 through 2001 and include presidential inaugurations, campus center openings, lecture series, commencements (1994-1996), and the Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference. The collection contains correspondence, financial documents, lists of speakers, speeches, schedules, programs, seating arrangements, menus, videos and photographs.
The Thomas F. Banchoff papers (1935-2012, bulk 1963-1997) contain administrative, research, and teaching materials relating to Professor Banchoff's tenure as a professor of mathematics at Brown University. Included are correspondence, lecture and research notes, manuscripts, course syllabi and exams, and records of various faculty and university committees of which he was a member. The papers also include records from Professor Banchoff's term as acting Dean of Student Affairs at Brown (1971-1972) that reflect the racial and political campus issues of the time.
The Paul F. Maeder papers consist of office files dated from 1970 to 1977. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic. They include materials concerning academic programs, administration and faculty of Brown University as well as issues such as affirmative action, ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps), energy use, and day care.
The John Elmendorf papers include office files, subject files, and materials regarding the Latin American Studies Program at Brown University. The papers were compiled while Elmendorf was Vice President of Brown, from 1961 to 1965.
Brown University Corporation records related to various standing and ad hoc committees. Materials include statutes of the Corporation, papers and reports, meeting notes, and memoranda. Materials date from circa 1948-1992.
The Brown University Corporation Survey Committee files contain materials prepared by a committee appointed in 1930 to survey the policies of the University and make recommendations on its future. Members of the Committee were Samuel P. Capen, Luther P. Eisenhart, and Guy S. Ford. Most of the material consists of reports, proposals, assessments and financial documents.
The President's Office reference files include a selection of historical and administrative material pertaining to Brown University. Topics include accreditation and reaccreditation, minority affairs, presidential search and selection committees, Pembroke and Veterans' Colleges. The material dates from 1960 through 2001.
The Ronald A. Wolk files contain administrative records, correspondence, newsletters and reports that deal with his work as Vice President for University Relations and Development at Brown University. Areas of interest include Brown's curriculum, development, and Brown Security. The material dates from 1969 through 1976.