337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-2353
Fax: (401) 222-3199
Open to the public
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Providence School Department records consist primarily of meeting minutes of the Providence School Committee (1828-1965), resolutions of the Providence School Board/Committee (1965-2001), reports and manuals (1861-1961) and various images (1907-1923) including lantern slides (1800-1870).
The minutes of the Providence School Board include resolutions adopted by the board and are contained within the minutes during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Later on, a sub-series was created called Adopted Resolutions. Another sub-series also emerges called “Resolutions” which are resolutions arranged numerically. These resolutions can also appear within the minutes. Generally there is some duplication between the different sub-series. Generally all records are arranged by school or calendar year. Most of the records from the 1970’s need preservation photocopying.
Lantern slides were used for the publication of the ‘Report of the School Committee, for the year 1899-1900: Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of the Public Schools” in the City of Providence. Printed by Snow and Farnham, City printers, 63 Washington Street, Providence, 1901.
Original brown kraft wrapper labeled “School Centennial Lantern Slides.” Some of the slides are cracked. #29 and #30 have multiple cracks and are unstable. A portion are reproductions of the Providence Town Papers and are transcribed in the school committee report of 1899-1900.
volumes (documents by form)
lists (document genres)
clippings (information artifacts)