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U.S. Presidents: Sources at the State Archives


The "U.S. Presidents: Sources at the State Archives" exhibit features photos and documents ranging from President Lincoln's telegram telling Rhode Island's Governor that the outcome of the Civil War depended on the state raising more troops for battle to a photo of a young Lincoln Chafee meeting President Kennedy on the tarmac at Green Airport in 1961.

President Eisenhower & Governor John Chafee at Newport, September 26, 1963

President Eisenhower playing golf at Newport, September, 1957.

Inauguration of Ronald Reagan as 40th President of the United States, January 20, 1981.

Southern Commercial Convention

In conformity with the Action of the Southern Commercial Convention, at the meeting held in Louis=ville, Ky. Octbr. 12" 1869. The annual Session of the Convention will be held at Cincinnati O. commencing , Tuesday…

City Point, Va. Feb. 14th 1865.

His Excellency,
James Y. Smith,
Governor of Rhode Island,

Your letter of the 9th inct. enclosing me a copy of "Resolution of thanks", passed by the Legislature…