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The collection consists of ships’ logs, nineteenth-century cargo manifests of Connecticut ships on fishing voyages, and the papers of ships sailing to the West Indies for rum and sugar and to the Antarctic on sealing expeditions.

The papers consist of family letters, business letters, and business and personal accounts of the Pardee family. The principal figures in the collection are Stephen Dickerman Pardee and his son John S. Pardee, who served in the U.S. Navy. The letters, which date from 1852-1853, describe life on board ship and in port at Pensacola, Florida, as well as cruises in the Caribbean and to Cuba.

The collection consists of correspondence, printed material, and photographs relating to the history of Angola and the current political, economic, and social conditions.

Series VI, PHOTOGRAPHS, contains seven folders of photographs, two photograph scrapbooks of Alfreda Mitchell, fourteen photograph albums of Alfred Mitchell, and eight albums of photographs by professional photographers. Other albums document the family’s many trips to Europe, the Caribbean, Egypt, Mexico, and the southern and western United States.

Robertson was the executive director of the Milbank Memorial Fund in New York City from 1962 until 1969. From 1969 until 1990, he held numerous positions with the World Health Organization (WHO) such as chief of human resources for the Caribbean; regional advisor on medical education and public health; public health administrator; director of health manpower development; and director of health services in the regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Alexandria, Egypt.

Paul Clement Daniels was born in Buffalo, New York, on October 26, 1903. He graduated from Yale in 1924 with a degree in philosophy. After a brief time teaching, Daniels entered the Foreign Service in July 1927, serving as chairman of the Inter-American Coffee Board.

These papers consist of an amusing three-volume collection of anecdotes illustrative of American manners and morals in the 1920s and 1930s. Culled by Frederick Dwight from his own experiences and from stories he heard in New York society and on his travels to the Caribbean (1924), South America (1929-1930), Mexico (1931), and the West Indies (1932), the anecdotes reveal Dwight’s interest in the customs of the countries he visited.

A collection of pamphlets from Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Uruguay, Venezuela, the West Indies, and other Latin American and South American countries. The pamphlets document the agricultural, economic, legal, military, political, religious, and social activities in these countries.

Movement (Protest) Collection

An intentionally assembled collection of newspapers, pamphlets, leaflets, broadsides, and miscellanea relating to anti-war, socialist, student, and radical political movements in the United States, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, 1946-1980.

The papers consist entirely of letters from Samuel M. Harrington to his parents describing life in the Marine Corps, including his posting to the Dominican Republic (1916-1918).


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