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Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday October 10, 2013

Some technology questions are easier to answer than others. Tech-savvy friends and family may be quick to offer up advice on the "how's" of tech issues, but the "why's" are often more important. Finding out fundamental information on certain tech

Submitted by Anonymous on Friday September 20, 2013

Ever marvel at how the tech whizzes in your life can make working with technology seem so quick and easy? Like all fields, some of that ease simply comes from many hours using the tools of the trade. But a lot of the ease of use stems from

Submitted by kwells on Friday September 20, 2013

September 21st is the 75th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938 - a momentous storm that hit coastal New England hard with a particularly devastating impact on Rhode Island. The Providence Journal Rhode Island Room is hosting an exhibition on

Submitted by kwells on Tuesday September 17, 2013

Continuing my interest in highlighting the wide-ranging interests of our researchers, I'd like to draw your attention to a hilarious blog post by our

Submitted by kwells on Tuesday August 27, 2013

Free museum passes to learn more about Rhode Island history!  Sponsored by the Smithsonian Museums, a number of Rhode Island museums are opening their doors for free, ticketed guests on September 28th.  

Submitted by kwells on Tuesday August 20, 2013

Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!

Fans of horror and suspense owe much to native Rhode Islander H.P. Lovecraft as his influence on the genre has been huge and only continues to grow.  If you don't

Submitted by kwells on Friday August 16, 2013

Now follow the Rhode Island Collection on Instagram at rhodeislandcollection for cool photographs of items from our collection.  The account is updated several times a week and showcases interesting tidbits and images as I