This small collection of mostly regional Rhode Island newspapers contains articles reporting on early World War I events, the Hurricane of 1938, the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and on early 1950s reunification efforts of Ireland. Additional materials include microfilm copies of the mid-20th century runs of the Boston Chronicle and the Providence Chronicle, the 19th century Woonsocket Patriot (1833-1836), the 18th century New-England Courant (1731-1735), the Weekly Rehearsal (1731-1735), and few odd original copies of early American newspapers.
The collection centers around Dominican Brother Edward Paul Doyle’s military service as a World War II U.S. Army Chaplain, participation in the 104th Infantry Division liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, Germany, and attendance at Holocaust remembrance events during the 1980s and 1990s.
The collection contains materials relating to national and state campaign elections and conventions, including a wide assortment of memorabilia and private correspondence between party officials and approximately 200 prominent Democrats from the 1930's-1970's.
Guide to the 1964-1969 Rhode Island Constitutional Convention
The Rhode Island Constitutional Convention Papers contains the official proceedings, proposals, and reports from the Convention in addition to correspondence and memorandums between the delegates. This collection also includes access to digitized copies of the Journals from the Constitutional Convention.
John R. Kellam was a Quaker and an American prisoner of conscience in World War Two. He later devoted his life fighting against discrimination in general and in particular housing discrimination against minorities. This collection contains his papers relating to his work with the Rhode Island Committee Against Discrimination in Housing from 1950 to the early 1960s.
The Quonset Point Naval Air Station Collection contains subject files, publications, scrapbooks, biographies, records and photographs which detail the function and operation of the base during and after World War II, until its decomission in 1974.
The collection of Rev. Paul van K Thomson, former V.P of Academic Affairs at Providence College, consists of sermons, course materials, books and articles written by him, as well as news clippings, church bulletins, handwritten manuscripts, and annotated books from his personal library.