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State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-2353
Fax: (401) 222-3199
TTY: 711


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8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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State Records Center

Inactive records of state agencies are stored at the State Records Center, administered by the Public Records Administration. Inactive records are those records that agencies no longer require immediate access to, but that are not yet eligible for disposal because of administrative, fiscal or legal requirements. Access to these records is provided only through the expressed permission of the originating state agency.
Selected Records Center Laws

§ 38-3-6 Public records custody and disposal. - (c) Those records which are determined by an agency not to be needed in the transaction of current business but which, for legal or fiscal requirements, must be retained for specific time periods beyond administrative needs, shall be sent to the records center. The records will be kept in the center until time for disposition as provided in record control schedules.