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Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
undated
Abstract:
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was a noted American historian, diplomat, and public official, who also kept a home in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection contains one undated note to an unidentified recipient.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.500
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Date range:
1952-1984 (bulk 1966-1972)
Abstract:
The Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers relate to his activist work as a student at Brown from 1964-1968, and as a community organizer in Providence and other Rhode Island communities, and New York City around welfare rights, housing discrimination and education between 1966-1972. The collection contains original materials created in the context of this work, including press releases, research notes, minutes of meetings, leaflets, and other organizing materials, as well as news clippings covering the actual events. There is also an extensive collection of publications from progressive organizations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.C8
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Date range:
1936-1975
Abstract:
The collection contains a small amount of miscellaneous business and personal documents, newsclippings and transcripts of speeches. The heart of this collection is a series of oral history interviews conducted in 1972 and 1973. All but two of these interviews, which covers every phase of his public life, have been roughly transcribed. Of particular value are Quinn's comments on the 1935 "Bloodless Revolution" and on the local political arena of Rhode Island up to World War II.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
Collection call no:
rppc_quinn
Extent:
2.75 linear feet (3 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1922-1989 (bulk 1978-1989)
Abstract:
The Muriel Marjorie Boos Hanna papers consist primarily of poetry by Muriel Hanna (dating from 1976 to 1989), drafts, notes and a draft of a compilation of poems, as well as a printed collection. An active member of the Rhode Island State Poetry Society, Hanna wrote of nature, family, and personal experiences in her poems. Included in the papers are poems by Hanna's grandmother, Emma Doan (Evans) Nicholas, whose poems describe her life a farm in New Jersey, provide information about the Grange, and gender roles in rural life in the early twentieth century.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.11
Extent:
1 box(es)
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
The William E. Walsh Civil War Diary contains an account of his experiences as a trooper in the 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry during the American Civil War of 1861-1865. The account comments on the conditions of daily army life and the tragedy of the Civil War. In addition, a copy of Walsh's enlistment papers and a statement of his military service is included in the collection.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
Collection call no:
rppc_walsh
Extent:
13 box(es)
Date range:
1921-1997
Abstract:
The Blackfriars Guild Collection includes correspondence, films and tapes, legal documents, memorabilia, news clippings, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts, which record the history and legacy of the guild, giving particular attention to the Blackfriars theatre in New York City.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
Collection call no:
rppc_bfgc
Extent:
.75 linear feet
Date range:
1857-1987
Abstract:
Collection consists of manuscript, published, and photocopied material and includes two histories of Grace Church, a history of the Grace Church chime of bells, chime program log, news clippings and correspondence pertaining to the chimes, original musical notations, pamphlets, service programs and biographical information on Bishop Thomas March Clark, rector of Grace Church at the time of the purchase and installation of the chimes as well as Dorothy Rice, bellringer from 1946 to 1989.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 157
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1976
Abstract:
The collection consists of interviews conducted by students of Chariho Regional High School with residents of three communities, Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton, regarding the four broad areas of education, the town meeting, Yankee ingenuity, and the proposed Charlestown nuclear plant.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 31
Extent:
14.75 linear feet
Date range:
1948-1983
Abstract:
The Museum Director's Exhibition files, 1948-1983, provide a varied and uneven source of information for exhibitions during this period. The records may document the exhibition and/or social events associated with an exhibition.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
23.1.6
Extent:
0.25 linear ft. (half Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1905-1926
Abstract:
The Mary Hamilton letters contain fourteen letters to or about Mary Hamilton, an actress on the British, Canadian and American stage, covering a period of two decades, from 1905 to 1926. Seven letters from George Bernard Shaw are included.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2007.031

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