Rhode Island Collection

The Rhode Island Collection at the Providence Public Library is a research collection and community resource of materials by, for and about Rhode Island and its people.   Driven by the Library’s mission and strategic plan, the Rhode Island Collection includes published material documenting both the history and current state of Rhode Island as well as unique archival and visual materials with a focus on the social and cultural history of the City of Providence.  The Library encourages use of the Collection by members of our community in creative and scholarly ways that interpret local history and generate new resources.  


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