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ACT UP Rhode Island records

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Call Number: MS-2011-028
Overview: The ACT UP Rhode Island (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) records contain minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, reports, booklets, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, mailings, newsletters, conference material, publications, lists of members and contacts, ACT UP/RI circulars and posters, photographs and clippings of ACT UP demonstrations, documentation of Rhode Island legislation, regulations, and policies concerning AIDS. Also included are AIDS-related materials from other ACT...
Dates: 1987-1995

Sally and David R. Brown collection on Marty Mann

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Call Number: Ms-2009-002
Overview: This collection focuses primarily on Marty Mann, a key figure in early alcoholism treatment and awareness in the United States and one of the first women to successfully complete AA’s recovery program. Most of the collection is made up of the research materials assembled by Reverend Sally Brown and her husband, David, in writing “A Biography of Mrs. Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous.” The materials include articles by and about Marty Mann, Sally and David Brown’s research...
Dates: 1950-1999

Charles Value Chapin Papers

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Call Number: Ms-Chapin
Abstract: Correspondence chiefly with workers in public health in America, Europe, and Australia about Dr.Chapin's work in communicable diseases.
Dates: 1900-1939

Rufus King papers

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Call Number: Ms-2008-020
Abstract: Rufus King was a lawyer and a national leader of the movement to decriminalize narcotics. He also wrote extensively about organized crime, drug laws, and gambling. This collection contains general correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes on specific drugs and their effects, legal notes, drafts and correspondence regarding his book The Drug Hang Up and several of his articles, along with Congressional bills and reports.
Dates: 1922-1980, bulk 1950-1980

Tom Laperriere collection of Ernest Kurtz and Clarence Snyder recordings

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Call Number: Ms-2010-001
Abstract: The Tom Laperriere collection of Ernest Kurtz and Clarence Snyder recordings comprises 377 compact disc recordings of talks, speeches and conference proceedings related to alcoholism treatment and Alcoholics Anonymous. Two-thirds of the recordings are copies of selected audiocassette tapes from the Clarence Snyder and Ernest Kurtz collections of the Brown University Library. The remaining discs contain audio recordings provided by Tom Laperriere and include an accompanying relational database...
Dates: 1946-2004, bulk 1955-1985

Theodore H. Patterson Druggist Recipe book

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Call Number: Ms.2018.003
Overview: The collection comprises a single bound volume used by Theodore H. Patterson to record druggist recipes.
Dates: 1866-1869

Robert Holbrook Smith ("Dr. Bob") collection

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Call Number: Ms-2005-66
Abstract: The Robert Holbrook Smith ("Dr. Bob") collection, most of which dates from 1936 to 1992, consists of a wide variety of materials, including an extensive selection of books and other printed materials; correspondence; manuscripts; business papers; photographs; certificates, awards and bonds; ephemera; and an assortment of artifacts. These materials are primarily associated with Robert Holbrook Smith and the organization he founded with William G. Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous. It also includes...
Dates: 1885-1992, bulk 1936-1992

Clarence Snyder A.A. Papers

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Call Number: Ms-2008-008
Abstract: These papers consist of pamphlets, brochures, books, periodicals, menus, programs and tickets for events, rosters of A.A. groups, speeches, newspaper and magazine clippings, postcards, greeting cards, gas rationing stamps, bills of sale, receipts, and letters either typed, autographed or photocopied. The majority of the materials focus on the early history of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Cleveland, Ohio area and Clarence Snyder's involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Dates: 1939-1980

Tom Powers collection of Bill Wilson public talks

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Call Number: Ms-2010-002
Abstract: The Tom Powers collection of Bill Wilson public talks comprises 147 audio CDs containing 79 public talks given by Bill Wilson at various Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon events between 1947 and 1970.
Dates: 1947-1970 (bulk 1951-1969), bulk 1951-1969

Sohrab S. Vazifdar Correspondence

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Call Number: MS-2013-013
Scope and Contents: Most of the letters in this collection consist of a single sheet (a pre-printed "Air Letter" issued by the Indian postal service) each containing both a typescript letter signed from Sohrab S. Vazifdar to his son Jehangir S. Vazifdar and an autograph letter signed from Sohrab Vazifdar's wife, identified in the correspondence only as "Mummy", to her son Jehangir. Exceptions are noted individually.
Dates: 1948-1954