Rhode Island Historical Society Library

The library and museum collections of the Society are vital to the study of Rhode Island's history. The library's printed collection includes local, military, economic, social, political, and ecclesiastical histories; municipal and corporate publications; and large holdings of Rhode Island newspapers and early imprints. The library's genealogy section is among the largest in New England. Manuscript collections date from 1652 to the present. Researchers will find personal papers and organizational records. The graphics collection includes photographs, prints, broadsides, maps, watercolors, drawings, engravings, and ephemera. Important museum holdings include collections of Rhode Island furniture, works of local artists, and historical objects.

America United States New England
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Museums and libraries