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Claire Uzielʼs Story

When I moved to Providence, I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have a job. I’m an archivist, so I reached out to Kate Wells (Curator of PPL’s Rhode Island Collections) to learn about PPL and the archival collections in the city. I ended up asking her if I could volunteer with her while looking for ...

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