Guide to the North Kingstown Ambulance Association records, 1943-1978, undated


North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Tel: 401-294-3306
email:nkiref@nklibrary.org

Published in 2018

Collection Overview

Title:North Kingstown Ambulance Association records
Date range:1943-1978
Creator:North Kingstown Ambulance Association
Extent:2 linear feet
Abstract:This collection is comprised of the organizational records of the North Kingstown Ambulance Association, including meeting minutes, lists and applications of member volunteers, treasurer reports, statistical reports, by-laws, manuals, business records and correspondence.
Language of materials:English
Repository:North Kingstown Free Library
Collection number:2013.12

Scope & content

This collection is comprised of the organizational records of the North Kingstown Ambulance Association, including meeting minutes, lists and applications of member volunteers, treasurer reports, statistical reports, by-laws, manuals, business records and correspondence. Of particular interest are blueprints and papers relating to the alteration of their building on 31 West Main Street, papers relating to a statewide ambulance study in 1967, and a collection of mostly handwritten notes of thanks from residents who used the ambulance service.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Administrative History

The North Kingstown Ambulance Association was first incorporated in July 1943 as the North Kingstown Ambulance Service. In later years the organization was more prominently referred to as the North Kingstown Ambulance Association and for a period was also known as the North Kingstown Ambulance Corps. Residents could subscribe to the volunteer run ambulance service by paying an annual fee, or nonsubscribers could use the service for a higher rate.

In 1975, the organization's charter was amended to include the town of Exeter. In 1982 the organization's name was officially changed to the North Kingstown/Exeter Ambulance Association. The name was changed again in 1987 to the Exeter Rescue Corps., as by that time the Town of North Kingstown was paying for its own ambulance service managed by the town's fire department. In 2014, Exeter Rescue Corps. dissolved, with the town of Exeter's ambulance service being maintained by the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department.

For a period of time, the North Kingstown Ambulance Association's headquarters were at 31 West Main Street in Wickford in what was originally the Methodist Church. The building has since served as a firefighting museum, an art gallery and shops.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the North Kingstown Free Library.
Use of the materials: Copyright has not been assigned to North Kingstown Free Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be obtained by the researcher from the copyright holder.
Preferred citation:[item title], North Kingstown Ambulance Association records, 2013.12, North Kingstown Free Library. North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Contact information: North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Tel: 401-294-3306
email:nkiref@nklibrary.org

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
Acquisition: Gift of the Exeter Rescue Corps., 2013.
Custodial history: Material was given to the library by Roddy Jordan on behalf of the Exeter Rescue Corps., which was initially known as the North Kingstown Ambulance Association.
Accruals: No accruals are expected.
Processing information: The collection was processed by Tom Frawley in July, 2018.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID 
Author: Finding aid prepared by Tom Frawley.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Tom Frawley 2018 October 29
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard(DACS).

Additional Information

Inventory


ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1, Folder 1Ambulance info (purchase, repairs, specs)
1964-1972
Box 1, Folder 2Ambulance Rescue Study
1967
Box 1, Folder 3Ambulance Run Reports
1978
Box 1, Folder 4Ambulance Run Statistics
1943-1978
Box 1, Folder 5Annual Reports
1945-1949
Box 1, Folder 6Bank Account Books
1961-1976
Oversize folder, unboxedBlueprints, 31 West Main Street
1949
Box 1, Folder 7Building Alteration, 31 West Main St.
1949
Box 1, Folder 8Business records, miscellaneous
1959-1977
Box 2Checkbook, Industrial National Bank
1955-1960
Box 2Checkbook, Industrial National Bank
1960-1963
Box 1, Folder 9Constitution, Manual and Rules, undated
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence
1943-1949
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence
1970-1972
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence
1972-1974
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence
1977-1978
Box 1, Folder 14Drivers' Records
1977
Box 1, Folder 15Insurance Information
1977-1978
Box 1, Folder 16Invoices
1977-1978
Box 1, Folder 17Invoices
1977-1978
Box 1, Folder 18Invoices, Ladd School
1978
Box 1, Folder 19Letters of Resignation, Reinstatement, Suspension
1949-1970
Box 1, Folder 20Letters of Thanks
1949-1969
Box 1, Folder 21Loan Information
1972-1976
Box 1, Folder 22Meeting Minutes
1943-1949
Box 2, Folder 36Meeting Minutes
1967-1970
Box 2, Folder 37Meeting Minutes
1968-1972
Box 2, Folder 38Meeting Minutes
1972-1974
Box 2, Folder 39Meeting Minutes
1972-1974
Box 2Meeting Minutes, book
1943-1948
Box 2Meeting Minutes, book
1948-1957
Box 2Meeting Minutes, book
1948-1955
Box 2Meeting Minutes, book
1956-1967
Box 1, Folder 23Meeting Programs (Korgrams)
1972-1974
Box 1, Folder 24Membership Applications (Volunteers)
1948-1963
Box 1, Folder 25Membership Applications (Volunteers)
1964-1974
Box 1, Folder 26Membership Lists (Volunteers)
1965-1977
Box 1, Folder 27Mortgage Deed, West Main St.
1963
Box 1, Folder 28Police Report Carbon Copies
1976
Box 1, Folder 29Rhode Island Junior College Program
1971
Box 1, Folder 30Treasurer's Reports
1949-1977
Box 1, Folder 31Wickford Art Festival
1968-1974