Anna Eleanor Wallace
(1886-1982) was a dancer and elocutionist from Providence, Rhode
Island. She taught dance, dramatics, elocution and physical
education to students of all ages in Rhode Island and
Massachusetts. Most of her papers consist of copies of
recitation pieces, instructions for dances, and photographs. The
papers also include some of her personal belongings, catalogs
from schools of dance and oratory, and ephemera such as
brochures and programs of her students' recitals. The material
in the papers is dated between 1874 and 1982, with most dated
between 1902 and 1936.
These papers document James C. Dickson's career as an activist and organizer for disabled individuals and the founding and development of the American Association of People with Disabilities. It includes materials Dickson used in his efforts to insure the voting rights of disabled persons and their access to polling places, especially in the VOTE!2000 Campaign. Later materials cover electronic voting issues and the lead in to the 2008 presidential election. The collection also contains documentation of other organizing efforts involving the rights of children, especially children with disabilities, and the medical care of the elderly and people with disabilities. Extensive additions to the collection include material on the development of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the organization's involvement with voting issues, as well as Dickson's attempt to sail across the Atlantic.
Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence,
genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of
the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee
Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett
Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890
to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
The records of the Providence Milk Commission consist of financial and business records related to the Commission’s activities from 1931 to 1985. The series concerning Hillside Farms contains reports on the health of its employees and the results of tests to determine the quality of the milk produced there.
This collection contains material, chiefly photographs, related to the "Just Say No" campaign against drug use from 1985 to 1996. It also includes some correspondence to and from the Just Say No Foundation and Just Say No International, slides, negatives, videocassettes and a workbook.
These papers consist primarily of correspondence dating from 1829 to 1856. Letters discuss topics of teacher institutes, women’s issues, and Mann’s work in the House of Representatives. The majority of the letters were written by Horace Mann, Charlotte Messer Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, and James Stuart Holmes.
The Harcourt Brown papers contain correspondence, course materials, and office files dated from circa 1940 to 1957. Some of the correspondence is related to the periodical Annals of Science, edited by Professor Brown.
The Bureau of Business Research records contain reports and correspondence related to the mission of developing a close relationship between the Department of Economics at Brown University and the Rhode Island business and manufacturing community. The reports chiefly concern labor turnover and the jewelry industry in Rhode Island. Correspondents include well known Rhode Island firms such as the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, the Davol Rubber Company, and the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The records are dated from 1919 to 1939.
The Downs family correspondence consists of letters written by four brothers (Albert, Edward, Frederick, and Willie Downs) to their family in Westville, Connecticut, while the four were serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. The letters, which date mainly from 1861-1865, cover topics such as camp life, military operations, family matters, and the Union naval blockade of the South.