The Rhode Island Department of Health Library records consist primarily of annual reports and other reports of the Department of Health and its offices and divisions as well as the Providence Health Department.
The Rhode Island Health Planning Council reports consist of various reports created by the Council and its various sub-committees on hospitals, agencies and non-hospital facilities. The Health Planning Council reports also include survey findings.
Black and white photographs documenting disease and living conditions in Providence during the early 1900's as well as activities of the City of Providence Health Department. The collection also includes annual reports, and examples of actual signs used to warn of the existence of scarlet fever or diphtheria.