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The AS220 Archives on Exhibit

on view through The end of september

Following a several-month archival project, our Special Collections Department has officially opened the AS220 Archives to the public for research.

The organizational archives of AS220 encompass over 30 years of organizational records, including the creative output of artists, performers and musicians who have used their venues to create and showcase their work.

“The creative output of AS220 is both a time capsule of Providence history, and a testament to the work AS220 has done to support the city’s artistic spirit. This collection represents the complex cultural and creative relationships and work that inspires the concept of Providence as the ‘Creative Capital,’” said Kate Wells, Curator of Rhode Island Collections.

Materials from the AS220 Collection are now on display in PPL’s Providence Journal Rhode Island Room through September.

AS220 Archives Launch Party

Come and celebrate the opening of the AS220 Archives at PPL!  The festivities at the library will include music, performance, an art installation and a view of some of the treasures included in the Archives. A Marching Mob will proceed from the Library over to 95 Empire Street where the party will continue.