George W. Potter and Alfred M. Williams Memorial Manuscript Collection
2 linear feet
1899-1981 (bulk 1949-1960)
The Potter MSS span the years 1899-1981 with a greater concentration on 1949-1960. It begins with Alfred M. Williams’s small collection of writings donated posthumously in 1899 and ends in 1981 with correspondence and related material to and from Providence Public Library’s Special Collections curator Virginia M. Adams.
Guide to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention of 1973 collection
3 linear feet
The Rhode Island Constitutional Convention of 1973 was convened to amend the state's constitution. The collection contains convention rules and other administrative documents, session journals, publicity, and research on the issues considered.
The Southside Community Land Trust records contain information on the organization’s efforts to develop community gardens in South Providence and provide educational programming. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, printed materials, meeting minutes, site plans and financial papers.
Rhode Island State Prison and Providence County Jail records
95.8 cubic feet other
The Rhode Island State Prison and Providence County Jail records contain information on all aspects of the administration of the Providence County Prison and the Rhode Island State Prison over a span of nearly two hundred years. It also provides a wealth of information on those incarcerated. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, reports, logs and registers, medical records and financial papers.