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Community Organizer Genealogy Project oral history interviews

Call Number: MS-2015-016
Overview: The Community Organizer Genealogy Project was a special project of Center for Community Change to document the development of community organizing, the development of individual organizers and the connections among organizers, organizations and networks. They conducted oral history interviews with 100 individuals and collected biographical data on community organizers throughout the United States from 2008-2010.
Dates: 2007-2011

James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War

Call Number: AMS-1U-G8
Overview: This collection contains an oral history interview of James K. Gardner (Class of 1965) by Professor Elizabeth Taylor on January 28, 2011 as part of the Vietnam Veteran's oral history project at Brown University. In the interview he relates his memories of Brown University during his undergraduate and graduate school days, noting how thing changed from 1965 to 1968. A majority of the interview focuses on his experiences as a Lieutenant in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps before and during his...
Dates: 2011

Marc Paige papers

Call Number: MS-2017-018
Overview: The Marc Paige collection contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and press materials related to the gay rights and AIDS education activism of Marc Paige from 1992-2014 in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida.
Dates: 1992-2014

Alison Palmer Papers

Call Number: Ms-90-6
Abstract: Alison Palmer (Brown University Class of 1953) served in the United States Foreign Service (1959-1981) in Belgian Congo, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Palmer successfully pursued two sex discrimination lawsuits against the State Department, winning in 1974 and 1987. After her retirement from the State Department in 1981, Palmer became the thirteenth woman Episcopal priest ordained in the United States. The Alison Palmer papers are chiefly related to her two lawsuits but also contain materials that...
Dates: 1853-1991, bulk 1971-1991

Pembroke Center Oral History Collection

Call Number: OH-1S-2013-002
Abstract: The Pembroke Center Oral History Collection captures the experiences of women, transgender, and gender non-binary members of Pembroke College and Brown University from 1911 to the present. Collection contains administrative records, audiotapes of interviews, transcripts, and related material. To listen to interviews and read transcripts online see
Dates: 1980-2018

Theodore S. Sienicki (Class of 1969) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War

Call Number: AMS-1U-S8
Overview: Theodore S. Sienicki recorded information about his service during the Vietnam War in response to questions posed by John F. "Jay" Barry (Class of 1950), Associate Editor of the Brown Alumni Monthly. The recording was made in July 1973, four months after Sienicki had returned home from being a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. This collection contains the transcription of that recording and the article published in the Brown Alumni Monthly based on it by Jay Barry. Sienicki tells the story...
Dates: 1973-1973

Mary Ann Sorrentino papers regarding her excommunication

Call Number: Ms-90-13
Abstract: The Mary Ann Sorrentino papers about her excommunication from the Catholic Church consist of correspondence, clippings, and other materials. These papers relate to the practice of abortion, the authority of the Catholic Church over its members, and general discussion of religion and morality with respect to abortion. The correspondence with Sorrentino (who was Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island from 1977 to 1987) includes responses from proponents of both the pro-choice...
Dates: 1974-2018, bulk 1974-1989

Wallace Terry (Class of 1959) documents relating to his journalism career during the Vietnam War

Call Number: AMS-1U-2016-003
Overview: This collection contains articles and documentation about the life and career of Wallace Terry (Brown University, Class of 1959) who was a reporter for the Washington Post and Time magazine. He covered the Civil Rights movement, the White House during the Johnson presidency, and went to Vietnam to cover the War during 1967-1969.
Dates: 1958-2016

Terry Uyeyama (Class of 1957) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War

Call Number: AMS-1U-U2
Overview: Terry Uyeyama was interviewed in 1973 by John F. Barry (Class of 1950), Associate Editor of the Brown Alumni Monthly. This collection contains the transcription of that interview and the article published in the Brown Alumni Monthly based on the interview. His interview tells the story of his Air Force career, service as an F-4 fighter pilot in Vietnam starting in October 1967, his capture by North Vietnamese in March 1968 and experiences as a prisoner of war in the Hanoi Hilton prison camp...
Dates: 1973