24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
This collection consists of material compiled and written by James N. Arnold, between 1860-1927 and of typescripts by volunteers continuing his work until 1935. This collection contains numerous research topics and writings related to the history of Rhode Island.
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Arthur H. Riani and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Lodge 66
1923-1989 (bulk 1923-1989)
The collection consists of the records of Arthur H. Riani who was a longtime employee of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Lodge 66 of Providence, Rhode Island. Riani served almost 50 years with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, representing Lodge 66 at numerous conventions. The majority of the records deal with Riani's service to the Brotherhood.
This collections contains the records of noted composer Arthur Russell Custer. The bulk of the collection is made up of Custer's scores along with recordings and videos of performances of Custer's work.
AS220 originated in Providence, Rhode Island in 1985 as an artist-run organization committed to providing an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts. Retaining that mission, the organization has grown to over 100,000 square feet in downtown Providence representing a $25 million investment in urban revitalization. The City of Providence is now broadly recognized for its exceptional revitalization-based support for the creative economy and creative placemaking.