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James N. Arnold Collection (MSS033)

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-455-8021
Fax: 401-455-8065
email: ricoll@provlib.org

Administrative Information

Acquisition: The Arnold collection was transferred from Knight Memorial Library in November 2015.
Custodial history: James N. Arnold bequeathed his library and archival collection to the Elmwood Public Library Association, later named Knight Memorial Library, upon his death in 1927. During the years when Knight Memorial Library was a branch library of the Providence Public Library, the Arnold library of published materials was broken up and distributed amongst the library system. In 2015, the Knight Memorial Library gifted his archival materials to the Providence Public Library.
Accruals: No accruals are expected or accruals are expected.
Author: Finding aid prepared by Britni C. Gorman and Kate Wells, 2016 June-November.
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Stacie M. Parillo, 2016 November 16.
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)