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Submitted by jgoffin on Thursday January 09, 2014

Have you ever found yourself wishing for a printing press built to authentic nineteenth-century standards? Of course you have. And fortunately T.C. Hansard has anatomized the press and provided a detailed description of its parts, in his 1825

Submitted by kwells on Friday January 03, 2014

So in honor of the change to 2014 and the fact that this afternoon I changed out my office wall calendar, I'm going to tell you about the magic of a perpetual calendar.  And I'm going to use it as an opportunity to tell you about our newly

Submitted by kwells on Friday December 27, 2013

Just in time to close out 2013, I'm happy to announce the newly processed Rhode Island Theatre Collection.

Submitted by kwells on Wednesday December 18, 2013

Do you know about the American Ancestors database?   The Providence Public Library subscribes to it for you and makes it accessible via the

Submitted by kwells on Friday December 06, 2013

Is it too early to start planning for 2014?   

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday November 20, 2013

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

Submitted by kwells on Monday November 18, 2013

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