Support the Rhode Island Collection

PPL Special Collections, including the Rhode Island Collection, relies on the generosity of its donors. Here are a couple of ways you can support what we do:

Donate financially: Use our online donation form. Funds are used for new acquisitions to strengthen our collections and for conservation materials to protect existing items. Be sure to select Rhode Island Collection from the "Program Designation" dropdown menu.

Donate your books, manuscripts or ephemera: If you're interested in donating individual items or collections, contact the Rhode Island Collection Librarian to discuss whether your materials would be a good fit for the Rhode Island Collection. Materials that support our existing collections are most desired.

Become a Story Seeker!  Story Seekers are a group of volunteer, amateur oral historians who collect oral history recordings on behalf of the Rhode Island Collection.  The growing oral history collection focuses on the experiences of people in Rhode Island.  Topics can include business or occupational history, ethnic and social history, education, civic or cultural history as well as accounts of specific events.