Rhode Island Historical Records Repositories Directory

This directory was created as a result of the Historical Records Repository Survey conducted by the Rhode Island Historical Records Advisory Board. Each directory entry links to a description of the repository and its holdings.


State and Local Government Agencies
Academic Libraries and Archives
Historical and Preservation Societies
Public and Private Libraries
Museums and Armories

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State & Local Government Agencies

Rhode Island State Archives and Public Records Administration
Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Vital Records
Supreme Court Judicial Records Center

Town/City Clerks' Offices:

Barrington Town Hall
Bristol Town Hall
Burrillville Town Hall
Central Falls City Hall
Charlestown Town Hall
Coventry Town Hall
Cranston City Hall
Cumberland Town Hall
East Greenwich Town Hall
East Providence City Hall
Exeter Town Hall
Foster Town Hall
Glocester Town Hall
Hopkinton Town Hall
Jamestown Town Hall
Johnston Town Hall
Lincoln Town Hall
Little Compton Town Hall
Middletown Town Hall
Narragansett Town Hall
New Shoreham (Block Island) Town Hall
Newport City Hall
North Kingstown Town Hall
North Providence Town Hall
North Smithfield Town Hall
Pawtucket City Hall
Portsmouth Town Hall
Providence City Hall and Archives
Richmond Town Hall
Scituate Town Hall
Smithfield Town Hall
South Kingstown Town Hall
Tiverton Town Hall
Warren Town Hall
Warwick City Hall
West Greenwich Town Hall
West Warwick Town Hall
Westerly Town Hall
Woonsocket City Hall


Academic Libraries and Archives

Brown University Archives
Brown University Special Collections
Bryant University, Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
John Carter Brown Library, Brown University
Johnson and Wales University, Culinary Archives and Museum
Naval War College, Naval Historical Collection
Providence College, Archives and Special Collections
Rhode Island College, R.I. Archaeology Collections
Rhode Island College, Special Collections
Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University Archives
University of Rhode Island, National Sea Grant Library
University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Natural History Survey
University of Rhode Island, Special Collections


Historical & Preservation Societies

American-French Genealogical Society
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Barrington Preservation Society
Blackstone Valley Historical Society
Bristol Historical and Preservation Society
Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society
Coventry Historical Society
Cranston Historical Society
East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society
East Providence Historical Society
Elizabeth J. Johnson Pawtucket History Research Center
First Baptist Church in America
Foster Preservation Society
Glocester Heritage Society
Historical Society of Smithfield
Hopkinton Historical Society
Jamestown Historical Society
Johnston Historical Society
Little Compton Historical Society
Massasoit Historical Association
Middletown Historical Society
Newport Historical Society
Newport Restoration Foundation
North Smithfield Heritage Association
Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society
Pettaquamscutt Historical Society
Portsmouth Historical Society
Preservation Society of Newport County
Providence Preservation Society
Prudence Island Historical & Preservation Society
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society
Rhode Island Family History Center
Rhode Island Genealogical Society
Rhode Island Historical Society Library
Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association
Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project
Richmond Historical Society
Warwick Historical Society
West Greenwich Historical Preservation Society
Westerly Historical Society
Woonsocket Historical and Preservation Society


Public and Private Libraries

Ashaway Free Library
Bristol- Rogers Free Library
Burrillville- Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
Cranston Public Library
Cumberland Public Library
East Greenwich Free Library
East Providence Public Library
East Smithfield Public Library
Hopkinton- Langworthy Public Library
Lincoln Public Library
Middletown Public Library
Narragansett Public Library
New Shoreham- Island Free Library
Newport Public Library
North Kingstown Free Library
North Kingstown- Davisville Free Library
Richmond- Clark Memorial Library
North Scituate Public Library
Pawtucket Public Library
Providence Athenaeum
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Special Collections
South Kingstown Public Library
Warren- George Hail Library
Warwick Public Library
Weavers' Guild of Rhode Island
West Warwick Public Library
West Greenwich- Louttit Library
Westerly Public Library
Woonsocket- Woonsocket Harris Public Library

Museums and Armories

American Diner Museum
Bristol Train of Artillery Armory/Museum
Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit
Daggett House, Daughters of the American Revolution: Pawtucket Chapter
Friends of the Kingston Station
Gilbert Stuart Museum
Gloucester Light Infantry, R.I. Militia
Governor Stephen Hopkins House, National Society of Colonial Dames in RI
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
Herreshoff Marine Museum
Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Newport Irish History
Museum of Primitive Art and Culture
Museum of Work and Culture
Naval War College Museum
New England Wireless and Steam Museum
Newport Art Museum
Providence Jewelry Museum
Slater Mill Historic Site
Smith's Castle, Cocumscussoc Association
South County Museum
Tomaguag Indian Memorial Museum
Touro Synagogue
Varnum Memorial Armory Museum
Washington Lodge No.3, Free and Accepted Masons
Westerly Armory
Whitehall Museum House, National Society of Colonial Dames in RI

State and Local Government Agencies
Academic Libraries and Archives
Historical and Preservation Societies
Public and Private Libraries
Museums and Armories

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