Guide to the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) 110th Public Affairs Detachment photographs , 1960-1995

(bulk 1982-1992)


Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Published in 2009

Collection Overview

Title: Rhode Island National Guard (RING) 110th Public Affairs Detachment photographs
Date range: 1960-1995, (bulk 1982-1992)
Creator: Rhode Island. National Guard
Extent: 4.8 cubic feet other
Abstract: The Rhode Island National Guard (RING) 110th Public Affairs Detachment photographs include photographs, newspaper clippings, negatives, slides, reports, news releases and memoranda.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Rhode Island State Archives
Collection number: 1998-149

Scope & content

The Rhode Island National Guard (RING) 110th Public Affairs Detachment photographs include photographs, newspaper clippings, negatives, slides, reports, news releases and memoranda. There are a small amount of 35mm color glass slides. Items relate to various events including Leapfest (an annual parachuting competition, 1989-1993); welcoming back the troops from Desert Storm (1991); military exercises and training of various units and history files (scrapbooks) of the 110th Public Affairs Detachments including the publications of the Ocean State Guardian and The Rhody Guardsman.

Arrangement

The Rhode Island National Guard (RING) 110th Public Affairs Detachment photographs are arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1. HQ STARC, 1990
  • Series 2. Westover , 1991-1992
  • Series 3. 43rd MP BDE, 1989-1992
  • Series 4. 103d Field Artillery, 1984, 1986
  • Series 5. Troop Command, 1991-1992
  • Series 6. History Files, 1960-1995
  • Series 7. Events, 1972-1992
  • Series 8. Staff Call, 1992
  • Series 9. ESGR, 1988-1992
  • Series 10. Leapfest, 1972-95

Historical note

The 110th Public Affairs Detachment serves all public relations functions of the Rhode Island National Guard. The 110th PA published The Rhody Guardsman under the provisions of AR 360-81. Begun in June 1972, this was a monthly publication and was an authorized, unofficial publication of the Rhode Island National Guard. The 110th also published the Ocean State Guardian, a bi-monthly publication, from 1982-1983.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.
Use of the materials: Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.
Preferred citation: Rhode Island National Guard (RING) 110th Public Affairs Detachment photographs, 1998-149, Rhode Island State Archives.
Contact information: Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Transferred to the Rhode Island State Archives on December 29, 1998.
Custodial history: Records produced by the 110th Public Affairs Detachment of the Rhode Island National Guard with contributions from the various units of RING. This unit has headquarters on 1051 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.
Accruals: No additional accruals are anticipated at this time.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Kate Telford.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Kate Telford 2009 September 04
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Related material: Records of the General Assembly, Annual Militia Returns, 1788-1867. Accession #1143. Records of the Adjutant General, Annual Militia Returns, 1794 – 1858. Accession #1144. Office of the Adjutant General Rhode Island National Guard Unit History records and photographs. Accession #1999-104.

Inventory


Series 1. HQ STARC

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 HQ STARC
Contents Note: Contains 35mm color and black-and-white photographs and contact sheets. Subjects include Rhode Island Military Academy (RIMA), AT89, OCS, Honor Guard, Major Kiely’s 64th birthday and RIMA OCS graduation dinner class #35.

1990

Series 2. Westover

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 2-9 Westover
Contents Note: Contains 4 x 6 color photographs and 35mm black-and-white negatives. Subjects include welcoming back the troops (July 1991), the 115th MP Co. (July 1991), ESGR, Washington, D.C. (October 1992), Westover (June-July 1991), 115th MP Co., 181 Engineer Battalion- arrival at Westover (July 1991) and unidentified negatives labeled A-K (undated).

1991-1992

Series 3. 43d MP BDE

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 10-11 43d MP BDE
Contents Note: Contains 35mm black-and-white negatives, 36mm color slides, 35mm glass slides and contact prints. Subjects include the training of various units (1989-1992) and views of equipment and soldiers.

1989-1992

Series 4. 103d Field Artillery

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 12 103d Field Artillery
Contents Note: Contains 35mm black-and-white negatives and contact prints. Subjects include military exercises and training.

1984, 1986

Series 5. Troop Comman

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 13 Troop Command
Contents Note: Contains 35mm black-and-white negatives and contact prints of various units.

1991-1992

Series 6. History Files

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 14-22 History Files
Contents Note: Contains After Action Reports, B/W and color photographs, clippings from the Providence Journal and other area newspapers, memoranda, and news releases. Subjects include the history of the 110th Public Information Detachment, the commencement of the monthly publication of The Rhody Guardsman which includes memorandum and distribution lists and copies of publication from first edition (June 1972, Vol. 1., No. 1) to Vol. 4, No. 12 (December 1975) with gaps, The Ocean State Guardian (1982-1983), clippings, photographs and memoranda related to Leapfest (1984-1994) and other various events and RING-related topics.

1960-1995

Series 7. Events

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 1-17 Events
Contents Note: Contains 35 mm black-and-white and color negatives, 35mm black-and-white and color slides, photographs and contact sheets. Subjects include Cook’s School refresher course with Dave Jarvis (February 1991), the movement of civil war cannons and replacement with WWI howitzer by the 243d Engineer Battalion (undated), Hurricane Bob, cannon firing at the State House, training, RI Department of Economic Development tourism images, slides of black-and-white images from the early 1970’s, views of personnel, military exercises and training by the 243d EN AT93 in Puerto Rico, Armed Forces Night at the Pawtucket Red Sox (1994) and other events (1989-1991).

1972-1992

Series 8. Staff Call

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 18 Staff Call
Contents Note: Contains black-and-white and color negatives and color contact sheets.

1992

Series 9. ESGR

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 19 ESGR
Contents Note: Contains 35mm black-and-white negatives, 120mm black-and-white negatives and contact prints. Subjects include employer support of the guard, military exercises and training, the Heart Association flowers for deployed troops and ESGR visit.

1988-1992

Series 10. Leapfest
Contains 35mm color slides, black-and-white and color photographs, 35mm and 120mm negatives, Leapfest emblems and notes. Subjects include the international parachute jumping competition Leapfest (1972, 1986-1987, 1989-199 5), Pass and Review QTS PT (undated), Troop Cmd Christmas Party (1992), information on the history of parachuting and parachuting competitions and a helicopter shot (1973). Many photographs were originally in adhesive albums. These albums pages were copied and the photocopy of the arrangement of the original album pages and the photographs contained on that page were transferred to archival folders.

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder 1-2 Leapfest negatives and contact sheets
1989-1991
Box 3, Folder 3-58 Leapfest album
1989
Box 3, Folder 59-150 Leapfest album
1991
Box 3/4, Folder 151-165/1-21 Leapfest album
1992
Box 4, Folder 22-128 Leapfest album
1993
Box 4, Folder 129-154 Leapfest album- Canadian Team
1993
Box 4, Folder 155-157 Leapfest slides
1989-1995
Box 4, Folder 158-160 Leapfest negatives
1986-1992
Box 4, Folder 161 Leapfest emblem and notes
1990
Box 4, Folder 162 Leapfest- history of parachuting and parachuting competitions