This collection contains the personal papers of Carl R. Woodward, the first president of the University of Rhode Island. Woodward was a noteworthy educator but he was also a local historian and a writer.
P. J. Capelotti was a student, writer, and naturalist. Of particular interest in this collection is Capelotti's correspondence with author Norman Mailer. Also included are family records, manuscripts of articles by Capelotti, and research materials for Capelotti's books.