The University Archives serves as the institutional memory of Brown University by collecting, preserving, and making accessible the materials that provide evidence of past University actions and contribute to an understanding of the university's structure and its history.
Brown University World War I Files (OF-1E-3). I. General files; II. President Faunce's files; III. Brown Men in Service; IV. Brown Men Who Died in Service; V. Class records, first term, 1918-1919; VI. Dean Richardson's files; VII. Men in Service: Cards.
Brown University World War I Correspondence, 1917-1918(MS-1E-3) 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.
Certificates and Diplomas, 1769-1989 (MS-1I-1). American Field Service, Students of Brown University (A25246-7), 1918. Certificates from AFS in Paris for Car No. 719 "Florence J. H. Price." and Car No. 719 "Henri F. Micoleau," Car No. 799 "Presented by Students of Friends of Brown University."
This collection consists of files of biographical information about alumni, faculty, administrators, and officers of the University. Alumni questionnaires, obituaries, and newspaper clippings are the common items found in these files.
Image: Plattsburg Military Training Camp, Plattsburg N.Y. 1916.
The Manuscripts Collection at the Brown University Library includes corporate archives, personal papers, collections compiled by collectors (sometimes called "artificial" collections), and single manuscripts - more than 3,000,000 pieces of paper in all. The manuscript collection as a whole is a particularly rich repository for sources in U.S. history, American literature and the history of science, technology and medicine, but manuscripts are collected in nearly every subject area.