Topic: archives

Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

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Dispersed across globe, Brown community finds connection through ‘Dank Stash of Memes’

May 29, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

Richard Bungiro PhD’99, senior lecturer in molecular microbiology and immunology, structures his course BIOL 0530: “Principles of Immunology” around pop culture themes. He challenges students to untangle the hypothetical immunological functions of a Terminator or a dragon.

The first “Earth Week” was celebrated on campus in 1970, featuring events such as panels on air and water pollution and lectures by prominent ecologists.

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Fifty years of Earth Days, environmental movements on campus

April 21, 2020 1 comment

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which was originally celebrated on April 22, 1970. In 1970, Earth Day involved a week-long festival of activities on campus.

Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

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Documenting history as it happens: Brown archivists collect COVID-19 stories, experiences from community

April 13, 2020 0 comments

As members of the University community navigate the challenges of life away from campus, University archivists are making headway on projects that seek to document those experiences.

The original 1648 Town Charter was thought to be lost until City Archivist Paul Campbell found it in the attic of Providence City Hall.

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Providence founding documents return to City Hall

February 26, 2020 0 comments

In 2011, while rummaging through a box labeled “To be indexed” in the dusty attic of City Hall, then-City Archivist Paul Campbell stumbled upon the 1648 Town Charter for the city of Providence — written on a piece of lamb vellum the size of a paperback book. Until then, the document had been thought lost to history.

From the archives: This day in Herald history

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From the archives: This day in Herald history

February 20, 2020 0 comments

This article describes a piece published in the Feb. 20, 1977 Brown Daily Herald. On this day in history in 1977, Magee Hickey ’77 wrote “The Final Curtain At Trinity?” — an article covering the potential closing of Trinity Square Repertory Company, a theater organization known today as Trinity Repertory Company.

A new research tool is allowing students and scholars to easily uncover archived collections by and about women. The Pembroke Center hopes to have 51 percent of the Hay’s special collection be by or about women.

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Women Collections portal increases access to archives highlighting women

April 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Resting under layers of dust in attics and basements across the country lie piles of unpublished letters, manuscripts and artifacts preserving significant moments and historical figures.

The archives were prepared over a two-year period by Janaya Kizzie. Federal grants helped to pay for the project.

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AS220 archives made public

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This summer, the Providence Public Library opened the archives of AS220, a Providence-based community arts non-profit, to the public. This release concludes a two-year effort by the library and AS220 to house and preserve the organization’s archives.

Librarian Edward Widmer discovered Nast’s pencil sketches while conducting research at the Hay for his upcoming book on Lincoln.

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University librarian finds drawings of Lincoln

March 23, 2018 1 comment

Renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast’s first rough sketches of Abraham Lincoln were recently uncovered at the John Hay Library by Edward Widmer, a historian, librarian and the former director of the John Carter Brown library.