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Swearer, Howard R. (Howard Robert), 1932-1991 1

Clarence A. Barbour papers

Call Number: AMS-1C-10
Abstract: The Clarence A. Barbour papers contain many letters relating to Barbour’s nomination as President of Brown University and his nine-month trip to Asia in 1931 and 1932. Also included are letters and poems written by Florence Newell Barbour about her experiences in Asia with her husband.
Dates: 1923-1937

Brown University President's reports

Call Number: AMS-1C-0
Overview: The Brown University Presidents' reports comprise a selection of reports issued by the University President to the Corporation. The bulk of the reports date from 1842 to 1868, and 1937 to 1963.
Dates: 1842-1963

Brown University Special Events Department files

Call Number: OF-1ZSE-1
Overview: The Brown University Special Events Department files pertain to campus events that took place from 1973 through 2001 and include presidential inaugurations, campus center openings, lecture series, commencements (1994-1996), and the Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference. The collection contains correspondence, financial documents, lists of speakers, speeches, schedules, programs, seating arrangements, menus, videos and photographs.
Dates: circa 1973-2001

William Herbert Perry Faunce papers

Call Number: AMS-1C-9
Overview: The William Herbert Perry Faunce papers contain outgoing and incoming correspondence, writings, diaries, and reprints of publications. The writings include poems, sermons, speeches, and essays. The material is dated from 1845 to 1968.
Dates: 1845-1968, undated (bulk 1890-1929), bulk 1890-1929

Vartan Gregorian papers

Call Number: OF-1C-16
Overview: The papers contain presidential files, material relating to outside organizations, speech files, correspondence about speeches, articles, and personal correspondence.
Dates: circa 1975-1998

Asa Messer papers

Call Number: AMS-1C-3
Overview: The Asa Messer papers document Messer's activities as President of Brown University; his sermons, prayers and religious essays; and his financial investments and inventions. Materials include letterbooks, correspondence, sermons, speeches, essays, prayers, lecture notes, diaries, and legal papers dating from 1791 to 1862 (bulk 1796 to 1836).
Dates: 1791-1862, bulk 1796-1836

Ezekiel Gilman Robinson papers

Call Number: AMS-1C-7
Abstract: The Ezekiel Gilman Robinson papers primarily contain the business correspondence of Robinson during his presidency at Brown University between 1872 and 1889. Also included are three typewritten drafts of an article entitled, "The Professor of Philosophy," by Alfred Gideon Langley about Robinson. This article was meant to be a supplement to Robinson’s autobiography but it was never published.
Dates: 1848-1896, bulk 1875-1889

Barnas Sears papers

Call Number: AMS-1C-5
Abstract: Barnas Sears graduated from Brown University in 1825 and served as the fifth president of Brown from 1855-1867. This collection primarily consists of correspondence from Sears' service as president of Brown University.
Dates: 1833-1880, bulk 1856-1867

Augustus William Smith papers

Call Number: Ms-Smith
Abstract: Augustus William Smith was a school teacher, university professor (astronomy and mathematics), president of Wesleyan University and professor of Natural Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy. Smith's papers contain extensive correspondence with contemporary astronomers, mathematicians and meteorologists, along with several manuscripts. There is also correspondence between Smith and others concerning affairs of the Methodist-Episcopal Church.
Dates: 1816-1918, bulk 1820-1860

Henry Merritt Wriston Papers

Call Number: OF-1C-11
Overview: The Henry Merritt Wriston papers are an extensive collection of correspondence (both professional and personal), speeches, articles, manuscripts and appointment books relating to Brown University's eleventh president. The material reflects all aspects of university administration as well as President Wriston's involvement in a range of professional organizations. Also included are numerous articles and publications by and about Wriston. The date range is 1915 through 1977.
Dates: 1914-1977