November 2013

Cutting up Documents for Fun and Profit

If anyone makes a special collections horror movie, this would undoubtedly be one of the scariest villains: autograph scraps


Harold Mason Photograph Collection

This is a guest post from Fall 2013 intern, Jessica Lemieux.  Jessica is currently in the MLIS program at Simmons College in Boston.  

Recently processed and now available in the Rhode Island Collection - The Harold Mason Photograph Collection!


Forbes Theatre Handbills

Sometimes when you work in an archive you find undiscovered treasures when you least expect it.  There is ALWAYS a backlog of uncataloged materials in every archive and my team of trusty volunteers and I are in process of getting our backlog identified and ready to be cataloged.  Last week one of the volunteers who has been working on sorting and identifying original materials from some clippings files "discovered" an little treasure trove of theatre handbills.


Kennedy Assassination Remembered

Sometimes you meet a library patron and it's amazing what stories you hear.  For the past few weeks, I've been working with Rhode Islander Steve J. Caminis to highlight his memories and collected memorabilia related to the assassination and funeral of President John F. Kennedy.  The 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death falls on November 22nd and Mr. Caminis was interested in sharing his experience with our library community.    So we created a digital exhibit.


Women in Rhode Island

In anticipation of the PPL panel & conversation in acknowledgement of the anniversary of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique scheduled for Sunday, November 3rd, I thought that I'd showcase several items I recently pulled from the Rhode Island Collection related to women's civil rights.