Scope & content
The Rhode Island Department of Health Library records consist primarily of annual reports and other reports of the Department of Health and its offices and divisions as well as the Providence Health Department. The holdings also include publications of the various offices and divisions of the Department. Included are records of the Rhode Island Health Care Reform Commission. The collection also includes information on the history of the Health Department Library (See Box 9, f.11 and Boxes 40 and 41), the library’s history /vertical files (see Boxes 9-12), accession registers (1940-1991, Box 40), library statistics, annual reports, a policy manual and newsletters (Box 40). The collection also includes 4 photographs: RIDOH Free Chest X-Ray Bus, 1955 and 3 photographs of aerial views of the Rhode Island Department of Health Cannon building c. 1970.