The David Beckwith papers (1946-2011) is a significant collection of organizational records, correspondence, publications, training and funding materials relating to community development and organizing on both the local and national levels. Most of the material dates from 1980 to 1999 and represents the work of a wide range of community organizations, advocacy-based coalitions, governmental agencies and private organizations devoted to fulfilling social needs such as housing, transportation and education. The Papers also include a small but noteworthy collection of counter-culture newspapers from the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.