The Mary Anne Atwood Papers contains
letters and manuscripts for the period 1882-1910. Most of the
letters in the collection are written from M.A. Atwood to Mme.
Isabelle de Steiger. The collection also includes other letters
written and received by Atwood, manuscript drafts and notes.
According to the admirers of Mary Anne Atwood, "Mrs. Atwood was
truly an adept [of the metaphysical tradition]. The last one." "The
Atwood material is very important for the study of a vanished
Britain, when Neo-Platonism and High Ideas influenced the nation.
But, as Mrs. Atwood says, they went in for power and threw their
spiritual heritage out the window."
The IRIS records document exploratory work at Brown University in the development and implementation of computing technology in research, teaching and learning. Materials include research documentation and published and unpublished reports, papers, and presentations.
The Brown University vice presidents’ reports from 1934 to 1935 were submitted by Albert Davis Mead and James P. Adams. The reports are extracts from the vice presidents’ report to the Advisory and Executive Committee. The extracts contain information about the annual report, enrollment, and awards and activities of various departments, deans, and faculty members.
Chiefly letters to teacher and poet William L. Kinter from William Everson, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, and other 20th century poets; also photographs, play bills, postcards, and clippings.
The Brown-Tougaloo Exchange records contain correspondence, reports, financial data, grant proposals, teaching materials, tape recordings and press clippings produced by or about Tougaloo College and its exchange program with Brown University. The collection also includes financial and documentary material about the U.S. Higher Education Act of 1965, especially its Title III, Institutional Aid.
This collection contains the research material used by authors James L. Wheaton and Richard Vangermeersch for their book, University of Rhode Island (Images of America, Arcadia Press, 1999 and 2000). Included in the collection are copies of articles from journals, periodicals, University publications, and University yearbooks, reproductions of photographs and their accompanying negatives and one computer disc of photographs.
The records span William Ferrante's academic vice-presidency from 1972 to 1988. Records which predate and postdate his term have been kept with the Ferrante Papers because they provide continuity to issues which arose prior to his assumption of the vice-presidency, and to these which were not resolved until after he left the position.
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Francis Wayland was the fourth president of Brown University from 1827-1855 and a Baptist clergyman. Papers consist primarily of letterbooks and correspondence, as well as sermons and a diary, of Francis Wayland (1796-1865), his sons Francis Wayland (1826-1904) and H.L. (Heman Lincoln) Wayland (1830-1898), and other members of the Wayland family, dating from 1754 to 1941.