The Adolph Julius Rodenbeck Papers contains essays and speeches by Rodenbeck, mostly written during his last year as a student at the University of Rochester (1885), his term as mayor of Rochester (1902-1903), and as New York State Supreme Court Justice (1916-1932).
Adrian Waterstraat papers, 1944-1953 0.25 Linear feet
The Adrian Waterstraat Papers are comprised of one series: Personal Papers. This series documents Waterstraat's service during World War II. Included in this collection are Waterstraat's military record, items related to his prisoner of war status, as well as one letter he wrote to his wife during his internment. Also included in this collection are several medals and awards.
Alan Dietch Rochester local history collection, 1960-1979 2.6 Cubic feet
The Dietch Collection consists of clippings, photographs, and ephemera related primarily to the history, preservation, and renewal of the City of Rochester in the 1960s and 1970s.
Alling and Cory Company papers 11 Linear Feet
The Alling and Cory Company Papers consists of 11 boxes and additional flat objects of company records, the majority being photographs from the mid-20th century; business records documenting product development, and company departments; and price lists of products made by the company, and other printing companies.
Alternatives for Battered Women collection, 1976-1990 2 scrapbooks, 15 audio tapes, 1 envelope
The Alternatives for Battered Women Collection consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Lura Carstens and Marion Strand of material that documents the history of Alternatives for Battered Women. Many of the records are from the files of Helen French. The scrapbooks include originals and photocopies of news clippings, meeting minutes, speeches, reports, and other relevant materials. Volume 1 covers the years 1976 to 1978; volume 2, 1978 to 1984, with some items dated 1989 and 1990.
The Alternatives for Battered Women, Inc. records, 1977-2003, is quite extensive, ranging from administrative records and materials which speaks to daily shelter operations, to client services, community outreach, special programs, and research on domestic violence. The bulk of the content is from 1979 to 1998, during which time Phyllis Korn acted as executive director. The strength of this collection is that it documents and underscores the intricacies and endurance of beginning and operating a non-profit domestic violence shelter in New York State.
The collection includes family letters of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Colman, those from Dr. Colman being written from Boston, Paris, London, etc., describing his medical studies, and those from Mrs. Colman being written from Rochester and points in New England and New York, describing family matters and events at home. The letters have not been indexed.
Arnold family papers, 1817-1973 2 boxes
The collection consists of family memorabilia of the Eugene Herbert Arnold family and drawings and photographs of the work of James B. Arnold, Rochester architect from 1897 to 1957.
Arthur Barry papers, 1898-1954 25 boxes
The collection consists of letters written to Arthur Barry by his sons H. Brewster Barry and H. Pomeroy Barry, other relatives, and friends. There is also correspondence with the officials of the schools the boys attended, as well as letters concerning the property Barry owned, and his financial and business affairs. The rest of the collection includes Barry's private journals, personal financial and tax records, and the reports and correspondence of the charities and clubs with which he was affiliated. The correspondence and records of the East Side Savings Bank, the Community Savings Bank, and the Rochester Trust and Safe Deposit Company make up the balance of the collection.
Barbara Duncan papers, 1878-1955 .25 Cubic feet
The papers include correspondence to her mother, Mrs. Charles Duncan, while she was abroad on purchasing trips for the Sibley Music Library. Also included are essays concerning: her European buying trips; Philip Hale, the music critic; Anthony Philip Heinrich, the American composer; a critique of Irving Babbitt's article "New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts"; and French melodrama.