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W.C. Bronson papers

Call Number: AMS-1UF-B4
Overview: The W.C. Bronson papers comprise the professional and personal records of Professor Walter Cochrane Bronson from his time as a student at Brown University through his career as a professor of English at Cornell University, West Virginia University, and Brown University, from which he retired in 1927.
Dates: circa 1885-1928, bulk 1900-1928

Brown University World War I correspondence

Call Number: AMS-1E-3
Abstract: Letters from Brown University alumni and students in the armed services, written to persons at the University including President William H. P. Faunce, Assistant to the President, Thomas B. Appleget, Professor James Quayle Dealey, and Dean Otis E. Randall.
Dates: 1917-1919

Scott Corbett papers

Call Number: Ms-2008-019
Abstract: The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Dates: 1884-1984, bulk 1941-1971

Gregory Corso papers

Call Number: MS-2015-007
Overview: This collection, although small in scope, contains a significant assortment of documentation, the sum total of which provides substantive information about Gregory Corso’s personal and creative life. It contains working manuscripts and original artwork by Corso, as well as a small collection of correspondence mostly connected to Corso as either sender, recipient or subject. It also contains a small group of books by Corso; over one hundred photographs of Corso and his family and associates;...
Dates: 1958-2004, bulk 1980-1983

Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers

Call Number: Ms-2014-003
Overview: The Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence, genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890 to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
Dates: 1890-1968, bulk 1911-1945

William L. Kinter papers

Call Number: Ms-Kinter
Abstract: 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.
Dates: 1958-1965

Mary Elizabeth Sharpe papers

Call Number: Ms-2005-34
Abstract: Mary Elizabeth Sharpe (1884-1985) was a successful businesswoman (owner of a successful tea shop and candy room in New York City) when she married her husband Henry Sharpe in 1920. Mrs. Sharpe was a philanthropist with many interests but was best known for her efforts to beautify Brown University and the city of Providence, RI. A self-taught landscape architect, Sharpe established an annual tree fund and lead the fundraising efforts to create India Point Park, a Providence waterfront recreation...
Dates: 1914-1985

José Rodrigues Miguéis papers

Call Number: Ms-89-7
Abstract: The José Rodrigues Miguéis Papers comprise the author’s correspondence, literary manuscripts, interviews, diaries, calendars, notebooks, drawings, photographs, audio recordings, awards, clippings, personal library, and personal papers. It also includes work by others that relate to Miguéis, including literary reviews and criticism, adaptations of Miguéis’s work, drawings, and miscellaneous manuscripts. The collection includes materials from the late 1800s and extends until the 1990s.
Dates: 1874-1992, bulk 1918-1980

Joe and Lil Shapiro collection of laundry ephemera

Call Number: MS-2014-002
Overview: The Joe and Lil Shapiro collection of laundry ephemera is a collection consisting largely of small format ephemera that depict the history, artifacts and materials used in doing laundry over several centuries. Most of the material was produced by companies involved in the manufacture of laundry products. The collection includes, but is not limited to, advertising premiums, billheads, broadsides, brochures, calendars, greeting cards, labels, matchbooks, pamphlets, photographs, postage stamps,...
Dates: 1805-2010, bulk 1880-1955

William Arnold Spicer, III papers

Call Number: Ms-2012-023
Overview: This small collection of materials consists of scattered correspondence; travel brochures, maps, and postcards; memorabilia; printed materials; photographs and photographic slides; ephemera; and various artifacts, including an antique stereoscope with accompanying glass slides. The sum total of this collection offers a glimpse into the social and intellectual life of William A. Spicer, III, a Brown University alumnus and administrator, world traveler, and expert in the care and restoration of...
Dates: 1901-2004, bulk 1960-2004