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Christopher Columbus Community Center (Boston, Mass.) 1
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Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. 1
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Cole, Phyllis 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Archives 1
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Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973--Sources. 1
Coletti, Joseph, 1898-1973. 1
Connick, Charles J. (Charles Jay), 1875- 1
Cooling, Lois 1
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Cram, Elizabeth Carrington Read, 1873-1943. 1
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Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942--Correspondence. 1
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Emily Dickinson Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1093
Call Number: MS Am. 1093
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 70 letters and 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The letters provide insight into their relationship, particularly Higginson’s role as her “teacher” and Dickinson’s personal life. Also included are letters written between Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd regarding the publication of Dickinson’s poems. Many of the letters Dickinson sent to Higginson appear in The Poems of...
Dates: 1859-1907; Majority of material found in 1862-1891

Dorothea Dix letters to George Barrell Emerson and other writings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch.M.3.2 pt.1
Scope and Contents This collection spans the years 1836-1847 and primarily contains 32 letters written by Dorothea Lynde Dix to George Barrell Emerson between 1843-1846 in which she describes her visits to jails, alms, and poor houses in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana and South Carolina; the results of her meetings with officials; and improvements she was able to make during these visits. Also included are clippings and manuscripts featuring poems and hymns written by Dix.
Dates: 1836-1847

Edgar Sutton Dorr Photograph Collection

 Collection
Call Number: ##0zn
Dates: 1880-1930; Majority of material found in 1880-1930

Correspondence to John Sullivan Dwight regarding Brook Farm

 Collection — Container: MS E.4.1
Call Number: MS E.4.1
Scope and Contents This collection contains 32 letters written to John Sullivan Dwight between 1840-1848 and cover a variety of subjects, including George Ripley’s (1802-1880) resignation from the Purchase Street Church in 1840; Sophia Ripley’s (1803-1861) description of early life on the farm; Albert Brisbane’s (1809-1890) comments on the progress of associationism; the future prospects of the community after the Phalanstery fire; and William Henry Channing’s (1810-1884) thoughts about the future of the reform...
Dates: 1840-1848

Elijah Adlow Collection of Legal Documents (Coroners' Records)

 Collection
Call Number: MS Adl. C
Dates: Majority of material found in 1775-1845

George Barrell Emerson Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS f Am. 142
Call Number: MS f Am. 142
Scope and Contents This collection contains ninteeen letters written to George Barrell Emerson in 1847 in response to a circular letter sent to schools in Boston, inquiring about the state of their libraries.  The responses indicate whether the school presently has a library, whether the library in question has its own shelf space or is contained in a separate room, the cost of books currently held by the school, the desirability of a library for the exclusive use of teachers, the type of books owned by the...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847

English Civilization Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Eng.
Call Number: MS Eng.
Scope and Contents The English (British) Civilization Collection contains more than 1,500 letters and documents that were either purchased by the Boston Public Library or were donated. The material was written by royal, political, military, literary, scientific, and artistic figures, together with other individuals who contributed to British and Irish history and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dates: 1573-1970

Erskine School Collection

 Collection
Call Number: Erskine School
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Erskine School Alumnae reunions from 1980 to 1991. Included is information regarding attendance and activities of these reunions, four of which took place in Boston. The collection contains photographs, news clippings, and correspondence; also included are brief autobiographies of fifty-two individual alumnae, detailing their lives since Erskine, their memories of the school, and photographs of themselves and their families. The Erskine School collection also...
Dates: 1938-1992; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1992

Expo Boston 76 Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 5083
Call Number: MS 5083
Abstract This collection documents the plans of the organization 75 World Freedom Fair, Inc. had to hold an international exposition in Boston, Massachusetts. Expo Boston 76 was intended to mark the United States' bicentennial.
Dates: 1964-1970; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/2010

Face to Face/Michael McCurdy Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7344
Call Number: MS 7344
Scope and Contents This collection documents the conception, publication, and sale of the wood engraving collection Face to Face: Twelve Contemporary American Artists Interpret Themselves in a Limited Edition of Original Wood Engravings, a project of Michael McCurdy and Robert Hauser, printed in 1985.  The collaboration between the two printers as well as the professional activities of Michael McCurdy are also documented.  The correspondence, dating from 1984-2013, describes the...
Dates: 1967-2013; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2013

Aldino Felicani Sacco-Vanzetti Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 2030
Call Number: MS 2030
Scope and Contents The Aldino Felicani Sacco-Vanzetti Collection spans the years 1914-1967, with the bulk dating from 1920-1927. The collection documents the efforts and activities of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee to free Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) from prison for the murders of Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli, which were committed on April 15, 1920 in Braintree, Massachusetts. In particular, the collection documents the committee's propaganda campaign, Fred...
Dates: 1915-1977; Majority of material found in 1920-1927

Filene's Department Store Marketing Department  Records

 Collection — Container: Filene's
Call Number: Filene's

George W. Forbes Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS Am.282
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence sent to George W. Forbes, as well as typescript drafts of 18 biographies of eminent Black historical figures that Forbes wrote. Also inlcuded are several letters addressed to Elizabeth H. Forbes in the years following her husband's death, and several issues of The Voice and The Crisis. The correspondence in the collection reflects Forbes’ work as a writer and scholar, particularly with...
Dates: 1900-1936

Ford Hall Forum Lectures

 Collection
Call Number: Spec Coll

Joseph Greene Francis Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 5045
Call Number: MS 5045
Scope and Contents This collection includes nine letters from Joseph Greene Francis to Dorothy McMichael Collins written between 1915 and 1925. Topics in the letters include reminiscence of time spent in Maine with Collins.

Also included in the collection is bibliographic material on Joseph Greene Francis, his obituary, background on Francis by Mary Paranchych, and a photograph of Dorothy McMichael Collins taken in 1990.
Dates: 1915-2010; Majority of material found in 1915-1925; Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2010

Margaret Fuller Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1450
Call Number: MS Am. 1450
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 154 letters, poems, fragments, and journal extracts written by Margaret Fuller from 1837-1850, including letters to William Henry Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lewis Cass. This material provides insights into Fuller’s thoughts about religion and nature, her writing, the Dial, her dissatisfaction with life, her relationships with Emerson and Ossoli, and her experiences in Italy. Also included are 109 letters written...
Dates: 1837-1884

Moses Grant, Jr. Correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.2.2, pt. 2
Scope and Contents This collection, dating from 1812-1862, documents the business relationships of Moses Grant, Jr., his role in the temperance movement, and his philanthropic endeavors. Letters concerning Grant’s paper business describe debts paid and owed and forthcoming paper orders. Other papers in the collection concern the temperance movement in Boston, in which Grant was very involved.  These consist of transcripts of speeches made at temperance meetings, pleas made to the Suffolk Board of Trade, printed...
Dates: 1812-1862; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Simon Greenleaf correspondence with James Henry Elliot

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.3.2, pt. 2
Scope and Contents This collection contains forty letters written by Simon Greenleaf to James Henry Elliot from 1830-1837 concerning the 1830-1838 importance of missionary work and maintaining Episcopalian traditions. Other letters provide advice on how Eliot should prepare for the clergy and where he should do his missionary work.
Dates: 1830-1839; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Rufus W. Griswold Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Gris.
Call Number: MS Gris.
Scope and Contents This collection contains the near entirety of Rufus Griswold’s correspondence between the years 1834 and 1857. In particular, it reflects his business dealings as editor of Graham’s Magazine, and publisher of The Poets and Poetry of America.  Correspondence is primarily letters to Griswold from poets, authors, and other editors regarding publications and reviews.The majority of the letters are related to either ...
Dates: 1834-1857; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1900

Haitian Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS Haiti
Scope and Contents The Haitian Manuscripts Collection is a group of aproximately 1,000 items created in Haiti from approximately 1714 to 1916. The collection documents French colonial rule of Saint-Domingue, British and American interests in the region, the Revolution, the beginning of Haitian self-rule, and the development and evolution of the republic through the early 20th century.Among other materials, the collection includes personal correspondence, business documents, financial records,...
Dates: 1714 - 1916; Majority of material found within 1783 - 1839