Digital collections for the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester.
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Isabella Beecher Hooker
The University of Rochester’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation is well known for our in-depth holdings relating to women’s suffrage. And it is through our national and international reputation in this collecting area that our collections continue to grow.
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Rochester, New York Voices of LGBT History
This digital archive preserves and makes public the rich histories included in the documentary Shoulders to Stand On and the Green Thursday radio program. Created through a partnership between River Campus Libraries and Rochester's Out Alliance
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Edwin Booth (1833-1893)
Edwin Booth (1833-1893) was the son of Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852), an English actor who emigrated to the United States in 1821. He was the older brother of John Wilkes Booth, himself a successful actor who gained notoriety as the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.
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University of Rochester AIDS Education Collection
The posters represented here were given to the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Dr. Edward C. Atwater beginning in 2007. The over 8,000 AIDS education posters in the collection document efforts to educate and inform the...
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Ellwanger and Barry Horticultural Prints
Horticulture prints and drawings produced by printers in Rochester, NY and by printers elsewhere in the United States,England, and Europe.
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The Empty Closet
The Empty Closet is one of the oldest continuously published LGBT papers in the United States. It was begun at the University of Rochester by Bob Osborn and Larry Fine, the founders of the UR student group, Rochester Gay Liberation Front, and later transferred to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV).
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Kenneth B. Keating Collection
Kenneth B. Keating (1900-1975) was a lawyer, a congressman (Republican, 40th New York District) from 1947 to 1959, a senator from New York State from 1959 to 1965, an associate justice of the New York Court of Appeals from 1966 to 1969, an ambassador to India from 1969 to 1972, and an ambassador to Israel from 1973 to 1975. Included in this collection are recorded interviews and written transcripts from Keating's television programs.
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Hayes-Coleman Family Papers
The Hayes-Coleman Family Papers includes correspondence, documents, diaries, physician's "visiting books," household accounts, photographs, and memorabilia of various members of the Hayes-Coleman family of Canandaigua, New York. They are primarily concerned with the Canandaigua area, but they include, either in the original or in transcript, diaries and letters relating to Frederick Maryland, Brooklyn New York, ranch life in Colorado, and the life of an art student in Paris in 1890. The digitized volumes includes two diaries from Augustus Graham Coleman.
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Library Bulletin
The University of Rochester Library Bulletin was published on a regular, and later irregular, basis from 1945 until 1994. Its contributors were library staff and University of Rochester professors, as well as other scholars and researchers.
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William Thomas Moncrieff Papers
The William Thomas Moncrieff Papers consists of letters written by Moncrieff. The principal correspondents are Robert William Elliston, James Winston, a business associate of Elliston's, and Charles Molloy Westmacott, proprietor and editor of The Age. The letters concern the writing and production of Moncrieff's plays, especially Giovanni in Ireland and an adaptation of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, the selling of Moncrieff's copyrights to plays, publicity for the plays, Moncrieff's litigation with Joseph Glossop, his monetary troubles, and his relations with Elliston and Winston, the managers of Drury Lane.
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King Family Papers
The King Family Papers document the lives of Bradford King, and his brother Moses, as well as Moses’s daughters, Ella and Ada. The collection includes the diaries of Bradford King, the son of Gideon King who settled near Rochester in 1797. The diaries cover the period from June, 1811 to April, 1874. Much of the correspondence consists of letters written between the two daughters of Moses B. King, Ella G. King and Ada M. King. For a time Ella and Ada King operated the King Seminary for Young Ladies and Children in Rochester. When the school closed, Ella King went west and taught in an Indian school in South Dakota. Ada remained in Rochester where she tutored high school and college students.