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PPL Collections & Resources
Art collections subject strengths: Architecture, Design and Decoration, Biography, Antiques, Collectibles, Costume, Photography, Needle Crafts.
The Nickerson Collection
Circulating and reference books on architectural history dating from the 17th to the 20th century, with special strength in nineteenth century American architecture. Includes original editions of Andrea Palladio, James Gibb, Batty Langley & Asher Benjamin.
Rhode Island Artists and Photographers Files
Clippings, promotional pieces, exhibit announcements and reviews, bibliographic references to Rhode Island artists and photographers from Gilbert Stuart to the present.
175,000 loose pictures on a wide variety of topics with special strengths in portraits, countries and costume, transportation, artists and their work.
Extensive runs of major architectural journals such as American Architecture and Building Review, Builder, Architectural Forum, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record.
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PPL Music Collection
A strong circulating and reference collection in music biography, popular and classical music history is offered. The score collection consists of 15,000 scores and songbooks, the largest public library collection in Rhode Island; all songbooks are indexed in a song index. The music collection contains miniature scores, chamber music in parts, how to books for musical instruments and is particularly strong in piano and vocal music.
A piano room and listening area are located on the 1st floor.