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Formal title:
Bishop James DeWolf Perry Papers
Extent:
26 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1961 (bulk 1904-1947)
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Bishop James DeWolf Perry, mainly from the time of his consecration as Bishop of Rhode Island in 1911 until his death in 1947, and especially from his tenure as Presiding Bishop, 1930-1937.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 29
Formal title:
Chime of Bells and Music at Grace Church, Providence, Rhode Island, 1857-1987
Extent:
.75 linear feet
Date range:
1857-1987
Abstract:
Collection consists of manuscript, published, and photocopied material and includes two histories of Grace Church, a history of the Grace Church chime of bells, chime program log, news clippings and correspondence pertaining to the chimes, original musical notations, pamphlets, service programs and biographical information on Bishop Thomas March Clark, rector of Grace Church at the time of the purchase and installation of the chimes as well as Dorothy Rice, bellringer from 1946 to 1989.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 157
Formal title:
Records of Emmanuel Church, Newport RI
Extent:
59 box(es)
Date range:
1855-2009 (bulk 1930-2004)
Abstract:
Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church located on 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Established as a mission in 1841 to address the spiritual needs of the working class. It was admitted to the Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in 1852 and continues as an active parish.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss.Gr.228
Formal title:
Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island
Extent:
16 boxes
Date range:
1875-1987
Abstract:
The Records of the Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island consist of materials from 1875-1987, documenting its administrative, and financial activities throughout the twentieth century life of the organization. The collection, which is divided into four series, consists of correspondence, organization publications, copies of the organization's articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, photographs, lists of officers, surveys and questionnaires, annual reports, meeting minutes, and financial documents.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216
Formal title:
Kingston Congregational Church Collection, 1835-1968
Extent:
0.75 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1968
Abstract:
This collection contains historical documents, newsletters, programs of service, annual reports, and budgets of the historic Kingston Congregational Church in Kingston, Rhode Island.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 169
Formal title:
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Extent:
16 box(es)
Date range:
1703-2004
Abstract:
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, letters, postcards, ledger books, ephemera, and artifacts the majority of which relate to Rhode Island subjects.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 20
Formal title:
Records of Christ Church, Lonsdale
Extent:
9 boxes
Date range:
1833-1989
Abstract:
The Records of Christ Church consist of materials from 1833-1989, documenting the history of the church from its founding to the end of the twentieth century. The collection, which is divided into three series, consists of adminstrative records, church registers, and photographs.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 95
Formal title:
Records of Grace Episcopal Church
Extent:
96 box(es)
Date range:
1829-2000
Abstract:
Grace Church was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1829. The records document the administrative, financial, religious, social, and cultural activities of Grace Episcopal Church. The records are comprehensive but there are gaps particularly in the early years.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 144
Formal title:
Records of St. Ansgarius
Extent:
1 box
Date range:
1888-1974
Abstract:
The Records of St. Ansgarius Church consist of materials from 1888-1974, documenting the administrative activities and worship life of the church. The collection, which is divided into two series, consists of membership documents, and church registers.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 182
Formal title:
Records of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Rhode Island
Extent:
45.5 boxes
Date range:
1715-1991
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 94

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