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Mashapaug Pond

Mashapaug Pond and Reservoir Triangle Collection This collection contains oral history interviews, images, and research materials gathered by Brown University students. The project seeks to uncover personal stories related to the natural, social, and cultural history of Mashapaug Pond (Providence, RI) and the neighborhoods that surround it, using oral history and community arts,. Materials were collected initially as part of a fall 2011 class, AMST1903G, Oral History and Community Memory that was co-taught by Anne Valk and Holly Ewald. Other materials were added by students in subsequent courses and as part of independent projects.


This collection contains 93 items.
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thumbnail Changes in the Terrain Near Mashapaug

Creator: Perkins, Sean

This research report by Sean Perkins examines how the construction of the Huntington Industrial Park may have changed the topography in areas near Mashapaug Pond.
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail Changing Neighborhood Demographics

Creator: Fong, CynthiaEttelman, Abigail

This research report by Cynthia Fong and Abigail Ettelman presents demographic data showing who lives in the neighborhoods near Mashapaug Pond.
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail Changing Residential Property Values

Creator: Luton, Benjamin

This research paper by Benjamin Luton answers the question: how have property values in the neighborhoods near Mashapaug Pond changed over time?
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail The  Church of the Nazarene First

Creator: Pinto, Aditi

Answers the questions: What is the history of the Church of the Nazarene First (170 Reservoir Ave)? Is it the only church to occupy this ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Construction of Job Lots Plaza

Creator: Tomson, Stoni

This research paper by Stoni Tomson investigates the building of the Job Lots Plaza on Reservoir Avenue in the 1980s.
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail The  demographics of the Reservoir Triangle

Creator: Wada, Anna

Answers the questions: On the east side of the Pond is Crescent Street neighborhood (bounded by Crescent, Adelaide and Reservoir). How has this residential area ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail The  gathering at Mashapaug Pond

Creator: Ventura, Anya

Answers the question: In the 1930s, a gathering of several indigenous groups (Narragansett, Nip-muck, Wampanoag, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Misquamicut, Niantic) occurred at Mashapaug Pond. Why did ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Gorham audio slide show created by students in AMST1903G, Oral History and Community Memory, Fall 2011 as part of the Reservoir of Memories exhibit
Tags: Mashapaug project
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Mon 21 Apr 2014
thumbnail Gorham awareness raising

Creator: Isaza, Adriana

Answers the questions: In what ways have community activists tried to call attention to environmental concerns at the Gorham site?
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Gorham hollowware production

Creator: Lawrence, Jennifer

Answers the question: What was the process of creating a Gorham silver tea set in 1910?
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Gorham Manufacturing Plant history

Creator: Fulton, Victoria

Answers the question: How did the physical plant of the Gorham Company change over time?
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Gorham sound collage A sound-collage blending excerpts from oral history interviews with Erik Carlson, Erik Gould, Jeffrey Herman, William Smith, Robin Tagliaferri, Scott Molloy, Ana Quezada, and David ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Gorham's physical property

Creator: Fox, Raina

This research report by Raina Fox describes the property owned by Gorham Manufacturing and how it was used.
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail Habitat for Humanity in West Elmwood

Creator: Rojas-Carroll, Irene

This research report by Irene Rojas-Carroll investigates the Habitat for Humanity on several streets near Mashapaug Pond's northern border.
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail History of the Pond Street Church

Creator: Freeman, Ben

This research paper by Ben Freeman describes the history of the Pond Street Baptist Church and its role in Providence.
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Mon 24 Feb 2014
thumbnail The  industrial park

Creator: Landau, Elizabeth

Answers the questions: When and why was an industrial park built on the northwest edge of the pond? What did it replace?
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Interview with Al Campbell Oral history interview with Al Campbell about the Mashapaug Pond community, Providence, R.I. Al Campbell resided near Mashapaug Pond from his birth in 1945 ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Interview with Alyssa Wood Alyssa discusses her connection to the pond, Urban Pond Procession, her work in raising awareness about the pond as a science teacher at Sophia Academy ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Interview with Amelia Rose Oral history interview with Amelia Rose about the Mashapaug Pond community, Providence, R.I. Rose, Director and lead organizer of the Environmental Justice League, describes ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014
thumbnail Interview with Ana Quezada Oral history interview with Ana Quezada about the Mashapaug Pond community, Providence, R.I. Quezada, a native of the Dominican Republic who has lived near ...
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Fri 21 Feb 2014