Brigham, Clarence Saunders, 1877-1963. Papers.


The bulk of this collection was generated by Brigham's work on American newspapers and Revere's engravings. For the newspaper project there are 138 folders, arranged geographically, of correspondence and notes. There are also two cardboard boxes of page proofs and two folders of page proofs. For the Revere project there are three manuscript boxes of notes and correspondence, arranged by topic, with one folder, in the first box, of reviews and letters sent to Brigham praising the work. Box three also contains a folder of letters praising Fifty Years of Collecting Americana. All these materials are stored in the Special Stacks Room. The first box stored in the Mansucripts Department holds personal and library correspondence written to Brigham, 1899-1908, arranged by writer. The second box has Brown University memorabilia, typewritten college papers and articles, newspaper clippings dated during Brigham's tenure at the Rhode Island Historical Society, and a few personal photographs (most of them unidentified). The third box has printed booklets and articles, Rhode Island photographs evidently gathered in connection with a printed guide to the state, and miscellaneous notes and papers, as well as a folder of Brigham family genealogical material.

6 boxes.138 folders.2 cardboard boxes.2 wrapped folders.

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