The Office of University Relations files contains office files dated from circa 1854 to 1982. The bulk of the materials concern Brown University alumni and alumnae, alumni relations and fundraising, and class reunions.
Personal papers and records of Thomas Rodney, including letters, essays, notes on court cases in Mississippi and Delaware (1791 to 1810), a journal about personal matters and Delaware politics (1792-1800), and manuscript poetry.
The Pembroke College, Director of Residence records contains materials regarding student housing at Pembroke College. The records include materials regarding the budget, dormitory assignments, statistics, student activities, and correspondence to and from Sally McPherson, who was the Director of Residence at Pembroke from 1947 to 1964. The records are dated from 1940 to 1968.
Most of the material in the Alva Woods papers consists of correspondence, documents, publications and writings that belonged to the Alva Woods family and the Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. Most of the material is dated between 1812 and 1918. The papers also include architectural drawings, ephemera, one map, newspaper clippings, handwritten recipes, and some photographs. The material is housed in two letter-size Hollinger document cases, one legal-size Hollinger document case and one triple oversize box.
The Dorr Papers consist of approximately 600 letters, speeches, notes, drafts, pamphlets, clippings and other items for the period 1826-1854. Thomas Wilson Dorr (1805-1854) was the central figure in the Dorr Rebellion of 1842. The papers include material pertaining to the equal suffrage movement, electoral politics, legislative apportionment, state militia, banking, and the adoption of a state constitution in Rhode Island.
The Lloyd Cornell papers contain office files and correspondence regarding Brown Clubs around the United States, as well as admissions and the awarding of financial aid and scholarships at Brown University. The papers contain correspondence and other materials related to many of the named scholarships at Brown, such as the Charles of the Ritz Scholarship. They are dated from circa 1948 to 1969.
The Edward Fenner papers consist of correspondence, family records, deeds, accounts, receipts, orders, invoices, and other documents relating to Fenner's family background, his life and his service on the Town Council of Johnston, Rhode Island during the latter half of the eighteenth century.
The Brown University Department of Chemistry records contain administrative files dated from circa 1950 to 1987. These files include annual reports, correspondence, materials regarding the chemistry department curriculum and the students enrolled in the department, and information regarding the Metcalf Laboratory.
The Émile Zola and Henry Céard Papers consist chiefly of correspondence. Zola writes about contemporary writers and journalists, literary criticism, the stage, censorship, politics, and personal affairs, including his own novels and reviews. Seventy-seven letters (1879-1889) are to Henry Céard.