This collection was begun by Betty Vickery Williams (1931-1996) in 1974 and encompasses a portion of the material collected for research on the history of primarily western clothing fashions and accessories, tailoring and cutting, and documentation of commercial clothing patterns dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
This extensive collection focuses on the life of Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) who lived most of his life in Bristol, Rhode Island. Colt was an active lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. Of particular interest in the collection are the personal records of Colt and his family, Colt's financial and business records, and the records of his political life and legal practice. The collection also contains several photographs, maps, and blueprints. The study of this collection reveals much about the political, social, and economic history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island.
This collection contains some of the papers of Elisha Reynolds Potter, a notable nineteenth century public servant from Kingston, Rhode Island. Potter made his mark as a teacher, a lawyer, an elected official, and an educational reformer.
Records of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Rhode Island
The records of St. John's Cathedral date from its founding as King's Church in Providence in 1722. The collection is divided into six series documenting the Church's administrative, religious, cultural, and financial activities from 1715 to 1994.
The records of St. Michael's Church consist of materials from 1718-1999, documenting the history of the church from its founding to the end of the twentieth century. The collection, which is divided into thirteen series, consists of administrative records, personal papers from rectors and church members, parish registers, photographss and multimedia, financial documents, church publications, and realia.
The records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island document the activities of the Anglican Church in Rhode Island from the early eighteen century through the late twentieth century. The collection is divided into thirteen series documenting the Church's administrative, religious, cultural, and financial activities from 1715 to 1990.