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.

Image of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Rhode Island Governor John H. Chafee in Newport, R.I. on September 26, 1963.

Image of President Dwight D. Eisenhower playing golf in Newport, R.I., September, 1957.

Image of the inauguration of Ronald Reagan as 40th President of the United States on 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…