1.   Historical note

2.   Processing note

3.   Inventory

4.   Subjects

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 English-Speaking Union Records

 Organization, Providence, R.I.

 Records, 1953-1997. Bulk, 1982-1997.

 Size: 1 linear foot

 Catalog number: MSS 1008

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, September 1997

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The English-Speaking Union is an international organization founded in Great Britain in 1918. It is dedicated to the promotion of English as a global language, and to "promote communication and understanding through the medium of the English language." The Providence branch is involved mainly in the sponsorship of contests and lectures promoting English and cultural interaction with England. The influence of the Providence branch is hinted at by some of the important local figures who addressed its meetings in the 1990s, including U.S. Sen. John H. Chafee, Mayor Vincent Cianci, and Roger Mandle, the president of R.I.S.D.

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Processing note:

            These files were arranged by the branch president, Priscilla Phillips. They are still in non-archival folders.

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1. Branch Officers Bulletin, 1992-1996

2. By-laws for Providence branch and national.

3. E-SU Today, 1991-1996

4. E-SU Topics, 1995-1997

5. File of Elisha Mowry (past president), 1972-1984

6. Elisha Mowry Scholarship recipients, 1991-1997

7. English Speaking, 1971, 1987, 1991

8. Excellence in English awards, 1991-1996

9. Finances, 1953, 1983-1996

10. Job descriptions for board members, undated

11. Memos to branch officers, 1970-1971, 1991-1996

12. Board and committee minutes, 1982-1992

13. Board and committee minutes, 1992-1997

14. Newsletters, etc. 1990-1997

15. Policy statement, 1993-1995

16. Promotional materials, ca. 1990-1997

17. Region I information

18. Rosters, 1956-1973

19. Rosters, 1982-1997

20. Shakespeare competition, 1989-1997

21. E-SU program mailings, 1991-1997

22. Miscellaneous clippings

23. Invitations sent, 1973, 1981-1997

24. Invitations received

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Language planning - Rhode Island

Mowry, Elisha C. (1882-1978)

Providence Branch, English-Speaking Union

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