American Philosophical Society
This is a collection of letters, letterbooks, account books, scrapbooks, etc., concerning the families of Robert Hare and Thomas Willing. The letters and other documents include early family material, as well as documents written by numerous family relations, and some obviously only collected by them. The Willing family letters (1744-1901) are diverse, concerning family matters, business, society, comments on the Civil War, etc. There are numerous letters from Thomas Willing, many concerning his banking career, as President of the Bank of North America and later at the first Bank of the U.S. The Hare family letters (1724-1965) are more extensive and diverse, including much on travel in the U.S. and elsewhere. There is a letter from Robert Hare Jr. concerning steam engines, and letters from Horace Binney Hare concerning his education at Harvard, 1860, his trip to San Francisco and the west, 1862, and numerous letters written while a soldier in the Civil War. There are many letters from ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 4: Songwriters: A "songwriter" for this series is defined as a composer, a lyricist, or both. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
University of California, Los Angeles - Ethnomusicology Archive
This collection consists of sound recordings, field notes, photographs, papers and correspondence.
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. Correspondence, speeches and writings, subject files, Supreme Court files, financial records, family papers and genealogy, printed matter, photographs, and other papers documenting Douglas's legal and judicial career, government service, concern for the environment, and other interests.
University of California, Riverside - Special Collections and University Archives
Tomás Rivera was born on December 22, 1935 in Crystal City, Texas. Rising from humble beginnings as the son of Mexican migrant farm workers, Rivera went to Southwest Texas State University, where he received his B.S. in English Education in 1958. Aiming higher, he returned to Southwest Texas State to get a Master's in Education in 1964 and then, in 1969, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Romance Literatures. Rivera taught at the university level for many years at various institutions before becoming chancellor at the University of California, Riverside in 1979, the first minority chancellor in the University of California system. He served as chancellor until his untimely death on March 16, 1984. The Tomás Rivera archive contains more than 85,000 items in 198 document boxes (82.5 linear feet) which are divided into five sections: Biographical Works, Literary Manuscripts, Educational Material, Civic Leadership, and Illustrative Material. Folders further subdivide ... Read More
Cornell University - Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, broadsides, bound manuscripts, photographs, and clippings, mainly spanning the period from the maturity of Ford's grandfather, Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown, to the death of Ford himself. Material from Ford's career ranges from unpublished novels and short stories of the 1890's and early 1900's to journal articles, literary reviews, lectures, addresses, and radio talks he wrote or delivered in the last 20 years of his life, including complete manuscripts of many published and unpublished novels, nonfiction books, stories, poems, plays, essays, and musical compositions.
Graduate Theological Union - Special Collections and Archives
Robert McAfee Brown, 1920-2001, was a Christian theologian, ethicist, teacher, author, preacher, and advocate for peace and justice in social, economic, and gender issues. The collection contains published and unpublished material by R.M. Brown and by various other authors.
Yale University - Manuscripts and Archives
The collection consists of audio recordings of Al cantío de un gallo radio program, as well as a small number of recordings of other radio programs. Al cantío de un gallo broadcast news (political, economic, cultural, and social), commentaries, interviews, and some music, pertaining to Cuba and Cuban exiles. The primary contributors were Carlos Franqui and Alfredo Melero. The recordings offer insight into the Cuban revolution, conditions in Cuba under Castro, resistance to Castro rule, and the Cuban exile experience. The program ran from the late 1980s through the 1990s.