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Name OrganizationContact Type of OrganizationLocationPhone numberE-mailWeb AddressHours Open to the PublicResearcher Restrictions (if any)Description of Holdings Online Collectoins
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Old Slater Mill AssociationLori Urso, Executive DirectorMuseum or Armory67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860(401) 725-8638info@slatermill.orgslatermill.orgVaries by seasonAppointment neededPhotographs and negatives, business papers, textiles, maps and plans, manuscripts, organizational documents, broadsides, wood and metal machinery
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Rhode Island Jewish Historical AssociationKate-Lynne Laroche Historical or Preservation Society401 Elmgrove Avenue(401) 331-1360info@rijha.orgwww.rijha.orgMonday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Thursday 10:00am-3:00pmHoldings (Inclusive dates: 1850-present):
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association was chartered in September, 1951, for the following purposes: "To procure, collect, and preserve books, records, pamphlets, letters, manuscripts, prints, photographs, paintings, and any other historical material relating to the history of the Jews of Rhode Island; to encourage and promote the study of such history by lectures and otherwise; and to publish and diffuse information as to such history."
www.rijha.org
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Westerly Armory Restoration, Inc.Roberta Mudge Humble, PresidentMuseum or Armory
Mail: PO Box 614 Westerly, RI 02891 Location: 41 Railroad Ave, Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 596-8554westerlyarmory@aol.comwww.westerlyarmory.comMonday and Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and for eventsBoth community and local military memorabilia; also a library of 1500 military, state, and town books/documents - and the largest event venue in the area (6,000 sq ft - drill hall is 62 'x 102')NA
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Langworthy Public LibraryMargaret Victoria, Library DirectorPublic or Private Library24 Spring Street PO Box 478 Hope Valley, RI 02832(401) 539-2851langworthylibrary@gmail.comwww.langworthylibrary.orgMonday & Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 - 8:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pmPlease call to make appointmentPhotographs of Hope Valley, Hopkinton & RichMondayd area; genealogy and papers of local familieshttp://langworthylibrary.org/?page_id=441
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Providence Preservation SocietyBrent Runyon, Executive DirectorHistorical or Preservation Society24 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02903(401) 831-7440info@ppsri.orgppsri.orgMonday-Friday 10am-5pm Holdings must be used on-site onlybooks, maps, and photographshttp://ppsri.org/resources/
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The Providence Athenaeum Kate Wodehouse/ Director of Collections & Library ServicesPublic or Private Library251 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903(401) 421-6970kwodehouse@provath.orgwww.providenceathenaeum.orgMonday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmAppointment required.Holdings (Inclusive dates: 1753-present):
The Athenaeum Archives is an institutional history of the Library since it began as the Providence Library Company in 1753. The Archives is divided into main categories of information including: material related to the Providence Library Company and the earliest history of the Library; material about the Athenaeum building, including the architectural drawings of the Library; records of the Athenaeum administration; records related to the collection; publications by and about the Athenaeum, including annual reports and bulletins; and photographs, memorabilia and news articles related to the Library.
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supreme court record centerAndrew Smith
State or Local Government Agency
absmith@courts.ri.gov
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Rhode Island Natural History SurveyDavid Gregg, Executive DirectorAcademic Library or ArchiveURI East Farm, Building 14, PO Box 1858, Kingston, RI 02881(401) 874-5800dgregg@rinhs.orgrinhs.orgMonday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, appointments recommended, or by appointmentnon-circulating; access to some data may be restricted for security of rare speciesCollections include field guides (including historical editions); other published taxonomic identification resources; and unpublished reports and studies, field notes and other manuscript materials, computer data, and images documenting Rhode Island's animals, plants, and natural communities as well as the history of natural history in Rhode Island. Approximately 1,000 bound volumes and 35 shelf-feet of vertical files and archives.
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Foster Preservation SocietyEd Robinson, PresidentHistorical or Preservation SocietyPO Box 51, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825fosterfps@msn.comfosterpreservationsociety.orgWednesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and by appointmentWinsor Blacksmith Shop, Nehemiah Angell Barnwww.fosterpreservationsociety.org
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Varnum Continentals, IncPatrick Donovan, VP & Museum CuratorMuseum or Armorywww.varnumcontinentals.org
6 Main St
(401) 829-1260
armory@varnumcontinentals.org
www.varnumcontinentals.orgBy appointment with several open houses and Monthly meetings open to publicMust be accompanied by curator or their designateThe Varnum Memorial Armory Museum contains the largest collection of Rhode Island military history including textiles, weapons, military equipment, artillery, art, books, and documents dating from Colonial America through to the present day.
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Rhode Island Marine Archaeology ProjectD. K. Abbass, Ph.D., DirectorAcademic Library or ArchiveLocation given only by appointment(401) 253-2094rhodeislandmap@yahoo.comBy appointment onlyHoldings (Inclusive dates: 1450-):
Manuscripts, archives, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, maps, audio/visual tapes, DVDs, publications, advertisements, flags, artifacts, drawings, models, training material, slides, correspondence, archaeological equipment, transcripts of archival materials from elsewhere.
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Barrington Preservation SocietyNathaniel Taylor, PresidentHistorical or Preservation SocietyPO Box 178, Barrington RI 02806
info@barringtonpreservation.org
http://barringtonpreservation.orgWednesday & Saturday 1:00-4:00pmArtifacts, manuscripts, and books relating to the history of Barrington Mass & RIbarringtonpreservation.org (some maps)
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National Sea Grant Library, URI Bay CampusJoyce Winn, Library AssistantAcademic Library or Archive
University of Rhode Island Bay Campus
201F OSEC/Pell Lib Bldg., GSO, 15 Pier Road
Narragansett, RI 02882 USA
(401) 874-6114nsgl@gso.uri.eduhttps://nsgl.gso.uri.eduMonday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pmThe 52,000 title collection is comprised of journal reprints, conference proceedings, books, technical reports, advisory reports, maps, handbooks and miscellaneous grey literature produced by NOAA Sea Grant funded researchers. Publications cover a wide variety of marine subjects including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, coastal zone management, marine recreation and law. All documents are available for a one-Mondayth loan period. The NSGL website contains a searchable catalog of Sea Grant holdings and over 30,000 documents are available as full-text digital documents. This unique repository makes coastal, marine and Great Lakes information available worldwide to educators, students, researchers, and other stakeholders.
Search the catalog: https://nsgl.gso.uri.edu
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Providence CollegeRussell Franks/ Librarian for Special and Archival CollectionsAcademic Library or Archive1 Cunningham Square Providence RI 02918(401) 865-2578rfranks1@providence.eduhttps://pml.providence.edu/digital-special-collections/special-collections/Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30
https://pml.providence.edu/digital-special-collections/
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Cranston Public LibraryEdward Garcia/DirectorPublic or Private Library140 Sockanosset Cross Road Cranston, RI 02920(401) 943-9080edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.orgwww.cranstonlibrary.orgMonday-Wednesday, 9:00am-8:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00-5:00pmlocal historywww.cranstonlibrary.org
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Pawtucket Public Library, Pawtucket History Research Collection (PHRC)
Susan Reed, Director or Paul Arsenault & Tim McDuff, PHRC Librarians
Public or Private Library13 Summer St. Pawtucket, RI 02860(401) 725-3714phrc@pawtucketlibrary.orgwww.pawtucketlibrary.orgLibrary - Monday-Thurday 9:00am-8:45pm, Friday-Saturday 9:00am-4:45pm PHRC - Appointment OnlyMaterial held in the PHRC must be requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance to be retrieved and made available at the reference desk during regular library hours, the Library's separate Rhode Island collection is available during all regular library hours in the reference department.The library holds local history material including photographs, maps, manuscripts, genealogies, newspapers, architectural drawings, city histories, city directories, records of civic and municipal organizations, prints, drawings, paintings, realia and ephemera pertaining to the city of Pawtucket.
Maps, Photographs & Yearbooks - https://www.flickr.com/photos/pawtucketlibrary/collections Newspapers - http://pawtucket.advantage-preservation.com/
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South County History Center (previously operating as Pettaquamscutt Historical Society)
Erica Luke/Executive DirectorHistorical or Preservation Society2636 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI 02881(401) 783-1328
erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org
southcountyhistorycenter.orgWednesdays and Thursays from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., but may be changing in summer 2019.Archival and library collections relevant to the history of South (Washington) County Not publicly accessible
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Touro SynagogueMary Jo Valdes/ArchivistNational Historic Site85 Touro Street, Newport, RI. 02840(401) 847 0070thinwatersailor@verizon.netwww.tourosynagogue.orgVaries by seasonAmerican Jewish history 1600s - present; American colonial architectural historywww.tourosynagogue.org
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Town of CoventryJoanne P. Amitrano, Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI 02816(401) 822-9173jamitrano@coventryri.orgCoventryri.org8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Town of ScituateMargaret (Peggy) Long
State or Local Government Agency
195 Danielson Pike N. Scituate, RI(401) 647-2822scituateclerk@aol.comwww.scituateri.org8:30 am to 4:oo pmLand evidence records, vitals, pictures and minutes of Town meetings
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Salve Regina University Archives & Special CollectionsGenna Duplisea, Archivist & Special Collections LibrarianAcademic Library or Archive100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840(401) 341-2172archives@salve.eduhttp://library.salve.edu/archivesWeekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Researchers must make an appointment for their visits.Salve Regina's University Archives document the history and heritage of the institution. These records include administrative and departmental records, such as correspondence, reports, photographs, publications, yearbooks, as well as materials related to the student experience at the university.

The Special Collections consists of rare books and discrete collections from outside the university, containing items that have significance to the university, its individuals, and its programs. The collections include rare and special books as well as periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera, and manuscripts. Some collecting concentrations are faculty publications, material related to Newport and our Gilded Age mansions, and books related to the Religious Sisters of Mercy, our founding order.
http://digitalcomMondays.salve.edu/archives
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Jamestown Historical SocietyGabrielle Highstein President ElectHistorical or Preservation Society92 narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835(401) 423-7202
info@jamestownhistoricalsociety.org
jamestownhistoricalsociety.orgsee website for specific informationJamestown Museum, Jamestown Widmill, Jamestown Batteryjamestownhistoricalsociety.org
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Town of RichmondSarah Rapose/Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
5 RichMondayd Townhouse Road Wyoming, RI 02898(401) 539-9000
townclerk@richMondaydri.com
www.richondri.com9:00am-4:00pm
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Town of West GreenwichErin Liese, Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich RI 02817(401) 392-3800efliese@wgtownri.orgwgtownri.orgMonday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
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Town of WarrenJulie A. Coelho/Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
514 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885(401) 245-7340 x 4
jcoelho@townofwarren-ri.gov
www.townofwarren-ri.gov8:30am-4:30pm
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Blackstone Valley Historical SocietyPat Armitage, Amateur ArchivistHistorical or Preservation Society
mailing: P O Box 125 Lincoln RI 02865 Street: 1873 Old Louisquissett Pike Lincoln, RI
N/Abvhsri@gmail.comwww.bvhsri.orgDuring events By appointmentInformation about history of Blackstone Valley in RI; Collections: Lime Rock Grange, Foster, Lysander Flagg, Virginia Doris, plus many, many other items yet to be catalogued.
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First Baptist Church in AmericaJ. Stanley Lemons, Church HistorianBaptist Church75 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 454--3418 // 751-2266
fbcia1638@gmail.comwww.firstbaptistchurchinamerica.orgMonday-Friday 10:00am-3:30pm, Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm noneThe archives and records of the church are housed at the RI Historical Society.
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Town of BurrillvilleLouise R. Phaneuf, Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
105 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, RI 02830(401) 568-4300townclerk@burrillville.orgwww.burrillville.orgMonday - Wednesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Town of Charlestown, RIAmy Rose Weinreich, CMC Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
4540 S County Trl, Charlestown RI 02813(401) 364-1200
arweinreich@charlestownri.org
www.charlestownri.orgMonday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Town of South KingstownDale S. Holberton, Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879(401) 789-9331
dholberton@southkingstownri.com
www.southkingstownri.com8:30 AM to 4:30 PMVitals restricted within state lawTown Recordswww.southkingstownri.com
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Jesse M. Smith Memorial LibraryLori DeCesarePublic or Private Library100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, RI 02830(401) 710-7800ldecesare@burrillville.orghttp://www.jmslibrary.orgOur local history is available by appointment onlyUnique items pertaining to Burrillville history including yearbooks, local newspapers, photographs, blueprints, mills histories, local author collections and town documents. The library also an extensive collections of works complied by Burrillville Town Historian, Pat Mehrtens.
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Meadowbrook Farms Elementary School LibraryKathleen Lynch/Library Media Specialistschool library2 Chestnut Drive, East Greenwich, RI 02818(401) 398-1502klynch@egsd.nethttps://www.ricat.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=807Books, magazines, and materials for the early elementary school population.
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Willett Free LibraryKathy FItzgeraldPublic or Private Library45 Ferry Rd. Saunderstown, RI 02874(401) 294-2081kfitzgerald@willettfree.orgwww.willettfree.orgMonday-Friday, 1:00-6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-12:00pmSome materials do not circulateVery small local history collection, some not cataloged
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Greenville Public LibraryDorothy J. Swain, DIrectorPublic or Private Library573 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828(401) 949-3630 dorothsn@yahoo.comyourlibrary.wsMonday - Thursday. 9:00am - 8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pmWe hold some Smithfield History, We also house the collection of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society
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Coventry Public LibraryLynn Blanchette/Library DirectorPublic or Private Library1672 Flat River Road(401) 822-9100lhb@coventrylibrary.orgwww.coventrylibrary.orgMonday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 pm.Books for all ages, periodicals, newspapers, DVDs, audio books, music CDs, story packs, Express collection, binge boxes, etc.
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New England Institute of TechnologySharon Charette, Director of Academic DocumentationAcademic Library or Archive1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818(401) 739-5000 X3447scharette@neit.edulibrary.neit.eduMonday. - Thursday. 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.Materials must be used in-house.Documents relating to the history of New England Institute of Technology
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Warwick Public LibraryChristopher LaRoux/DirectorPublic or Private Library600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI . 02889(401) 739-5440laroux.chris@gmail.comMonday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm . Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm . Sunday (Sept-May) 1:00-5:00pmBooks, DVDs, Audiobooks on CD, Playaways, Magazines, electronic media (books, audio books, movies, comic books).
Warwick Beacon can only be accessed inside the library.
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Rogers Free LibraryThomas Tihen/Reference & Info LibrarianPublic or Private Library525 Hope Street Bristol, RI(401) 253-6948
librarian@rogersfreelibrary.org
www.rogersfreelibrary.orgMonday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm; Friday & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 1:00-5:00pm (school year)Local history and genealogybristol.advantage-preservation.com
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Jamestown Philomenian Library Donna Fogarty Library DirectorPublic or Private Library26 North Road(401).423.7281jamlibdirector@gmail.comhttps://www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org/76 hours a weekPopular materials and local history
http://jamestown.advantage-preservation.com/
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Cumberland Public LibraryCeleste M. DyerPublic or Private Library1464 DiaMondayd Hill Road(401) 333-2552cdyer@cumberlandlibrary.orgwww.cumberlandlibrary.orgMonday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm; Friday and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday 1:00-4:00pm Oct-May & Open 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturday during July and AugustPopular fiction and non-fiction. RI history room focusing on Cumberland. DVDs, video games
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La Salle Academy,Rosanne TrisslerGrade 7-12 Independent School612 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 351-7750rtrissler@lasalle-academy.org612 Academy AvenueMonday/Tuesday/Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm; Wednesday/Friday 7:30am-3:00pmPrint and E-Resources, RI Collection, (small)
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Rocky Hill SchoolMartha Cunningham, Director of Information ServicesAcademic Library or Archive530 Ives Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818(401) 884-9070mcunningham@rockyhill.orgwww.rockyhill.orgNoneGeneral school library
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Portsmouth Free Public LibraryCarolyn B. Magnus/DirectorPublic or Private Library2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871(401) 683-9457porlibadult@gmail.comwww.portsmouthlibrary.org64/weekLocal history and genealogy collection
http://www.portsmouthlibrary.org/local-history-information
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Pascoag Public LibraryGretchen HanleyPublic or Private Library57 Church St.(401) 568-6226paslib.director@gmail.comhttp://pascoaglibrary.org/index.htm26Local history
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Brown University ArchivesJennifer Betts, University ArchivistAcademic Library or ArchiveBox A, 20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912(401) 863-2148archives@brown.eduhttps://library.brown.edu/hay/Academic year: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm, Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Intersession breaks: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pmHoldings (Inclusive dates: 1763-present):
The University Archives holds non-current records of University administrative offices, academic departments, and student activities, and files of University and student periodicals. Manuscript collections include historical papers from the beginning of the College, student diaries, letters, lecture notes, and essays, and selected papers of alumni. Non-paper records include photographs, prints, sound recording, and motion picture films.
https://library.brown.edu/hay/
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Brown University Special CollectionsJennifer Betts, University ArchivistAcademic Library or ArchiveBox A, 20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912(401) 863-2146hay@brown.eduhttps://library.brown.edu/hay/Academic year: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm, Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Intersession breaks: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pmHoldings (Inclusive dates: 7th century B.C.E.-present):
Strong 19th century American history collection including the papers of Jonathan Russell, the McClellan Lincoln Collection, the papers of John Hay, Samuel Sullivan Cox, and Eli Thayer (of the Emigrant Aid Society.) Collections relating to church history include the records of several Baptist churches in Rhode Island and the papers of individual Baptist clergymen, including Roger Williams. Twentieth century collections include several relating to WWII. Collections relating to Rhode Island include the papers of reformers Thomas Wilson Dorr and Elizabeth Buffum Chase, Governors William Sprague and Charles Warren Lippitt, and the Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Literature. Other collections include the Gorham Company Archives, the Hoffman Napoleon Collection, the Lownes History of Science Collection, the Rider Collection of Rhode Island History, and Rhode Island Manuscripts.
https://library.brown.edu/hay/
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University of Rhode Island Distinctive Collections (FKA Special Collections and University Archives)
Karen Walton Morse / Director of Distinctive CollectionsAcademic Library or Archive15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881(401) 874-2128archives@etal.uri.eduhttps://web.uri.edu/specialcollections/By appointment (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm)Distinctive Collections holds the archives of the University of Rhode Island, the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, and Foster Parents Plan International, as well as other archival, faculty papers, personal papers, and rare book collections.
It also houses Commercial Pattern Archive (CoPA), the largest collection of paper sewing patterns in the world.
Extensive political holdings including the papers of Governors Vanderbilt, Chafee, Licht, Noel, Garrahy, Sundlun, and Carcieri; United States Senators Chafee and Pell; U.S. Representatives Tiernan, Schneider, and Weygand; and Rhode Island Representative Dumas.
Other collection strengths include local and Rhode Island history and culture, journalism, labor and unions, performing arts, poetry, Rhode Island families, small presses, and the textile industry.
https://web.uri.edu/library-digital-initiatives/digital-collections/
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Rhode Island Historical Society
Richard J. Ring, Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation
Historical or Preservation Society121 Hope St., Providence, R.I. 02906(401) 273-8107 x419rring@rihs.orgwww.rihs.orgWednesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, and second Saturday of the MonthNone. Research application required for museum objects and film.Founded in 1822, the R.I.H.S. holds the largest and most important historical collections relating to Rhode Island. These collections include 25,000 museum objects, more than 100,000 printed books, 110,000 photographs, 3,400 sound recordings (including oral histories and music), 9 million feet of moving picture film, over 1,100 manuscript collections (measuring over 7,000 linear feet), 3,400 maps, 20,000 prints, 16,000 pieces of ephemera, 15,000 architectural drawings, and several smaller, miscellaneous categories of historical holdings.
https://www.rihs.org/connect/online-exhibits/
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Rhode Island Supreme Judicial Records CenterJ. Stanley Lemons, Church Historian
State or Local Government Agency
5 Hill Street(401) 721-2641wiMondaydi@courts.ri.govwww.courts.ri.gov8:30am-4:30pmHoldings (inclusive dates: 1671-1900). The Archives at the Judicial REcords Center (JRC) contains the pre-1900 court records that were created by the five (5) judicial counties (Newport, Providence, Kings/Washington, Bristol and Kent) of the colony and the State of Rhode Island. The following types of records may be found at the archives: Civil cases1671-1900, Criminal cases 1671-1900, Divorce cases 1749-1900 and Naturalization papers 1793-1974.Not available
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Roger Williams University LibrariesHeidi Benedict, University ArchivistAcademic Library or ArchiveOne Old Ferry Road(401) 254-3049hbenedict@rwu.eduhttps://www.rwu.edu/library/libraries-collections/university-archives8:00 am - 4:00 pmPlease call first.Primarily institutional (university) records
https://docs.rwu.edu/arch_spcol/ and https://rwu.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/
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Town of North SmithfieldDebra Todd, Town Clerk
State or Local Government Agency
575 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896(401).767.2200, ext. 326dtodd@nsmithfieldri.orgwww.nsmithfieldri.orgMonday-Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm, Thursday 8:00am-7:00pm, Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
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Davisville Free LibrarySarah Ornstein/DirectorPublic or Private Library481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852(401) 884-5524staff@davisvillefreelibrary.orgwww.davisvillefreelibrary.org25Documents relating to the formation and history of the library
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Providence Public LibraryJordan Goffin / Head Curator of CollectionsPublic or Private Library150 Empire St.(401) 455-8021jgoffin@provlib.orghttps://www.provlib.org/research-collections/historical-collectionsBy appointmentBooks, manuscripts and ephemera relating to the history of Rhode Island; typography and the history of printing; American offshore whaling; and literature, history, and culture around the world. https://provlibdigital.org
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The Preservation Society of Newport CountyKatherine Garrett-Cox/Collections ManagerHistorical or Preservation Society424 Bellevue Avenue(401) 847-1000
kgarrett-cox@newportmansions.org
newportmansions.org9:00am-5:00pmArchive holdings on the Breakers, Marble House, The Elms, Rosecliff, Hunter House, Kingscote, Green Animals, Isaac Bell House and Chepstow and the families that lived in these houses. newportalri.org
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Richmond Historical SocietyRichard E Wolke, PresidentHistorical or Preservation SocietyPO Box 408, Wyoming RI 02898(401) 364-7057cloud11@cox.net25 Carolina Main StWednesday 10:00am to 12:00pmArchives and genealogical recordsURL? They are on flash drives
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Hope LibraryPaula DiBiase / DirectorPublic or Private Library374 North Road, Hope, RI 02831(401) 821-7910
director@hopepubliclibrary.org
www.hopepubliclibrary.orgMonday-10:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday-10:00am-8:00pm; Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm; Thursday- 10:00am-8:00pm; Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
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Town of BarringtonMeredith J. DeSisto
State or Local Government Agency
283 County Rd(401) 247-1900mdesisto@barrington.ri.gov283 County RdMonday 8:30am-8:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm, Friday 8:30am-12:00pm
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Daggett House, Daughters of the American Revolution: Pawtucket ChapterJoslin Brooks- Chapter HistorianHistorical or Preservation SocietySlater Memorial Park, Pawtucket RI (401) 722-6931pawtucketdar@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Daggett-House-Pawtucket-1476222109326045/During the Arts in the Park event in September and for Winter Wonderland in December. Other tour times by appointment only.
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Middletown Public LibraryTheresa Coish, Library DirectorPublic or Private Library700 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842(401) 846 1573
middletownpubliclibrary@gmail.com
middletownpubliclibraryri.orgMondayday-Thursday 9:30am-8:00pm; Friday & Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm; Sunday 1:00-5:00pm first Sunday after Labor Day until the Sunday prior to Memorial Day, excluding the Sunday before a MondayholidayMiddletown government proceedings; books related to Rhode Island history
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