Located on the 5th floor of the Providence City Hall, the City Archives house an extensive collection of manuscripts, printed material, maps, blueprints, and photographic images that span the period from the colony’s founding in 1636 to the present.
A non-profit organization established in 1956 in response to the proposed demolition of a number of 18th- and early 19th-century houses in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence. Maintains a collection of city plans and resources back to the 1960s and resources to research Providence buildings and house histories.
The state-wide history organization in Rhode Island. Its research center contains an expansive collection of manuscripts, printed books and pamphlets, photographs, newspapers and more. Access to the research center is free for Rhode Island residents.
The State Library’s collection is primarily legislation-related, and includes state agency reports, executive orders, federal documents, Rhode Island Public Laws volumes, historic and current Rhode Island General Law collections, and books on Rhode Island history.
Indigenous museum that preserves cultural materials of historical significance specifically related to Indigenous culture, history, storytelling, ecology, politics and sovereignty. Focus is on late 19th, 20th and 21st century materials.
More than 1,700 newspapers have been published in Rhode Island! Check your local library for access to your local newspapers.