The oral history project was conducted by students in Prof. Valerie Quinney's History Research Methods class (Hist. 395A) during the spring of 1979. Ten fishermen of Galilee (R.I.) were interviewed. Research papers were written from the project interviews and the research conducted by the students.
This collection contains the papers of celebrated botanist George H. M. Lawrence. The majority of the records in the collection are from the period 1971 to 1978 when Lawrence was in semi-retirement at his hone in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Contains journals, news clippings, correspondence, handbills and programs relating to Henry Wight Diman. The subjects range from his boyhood in Bristol, R.I., his time in the Civil War, and his service as U.S. Consul in Portugal.
The collection consists of taped interviews with twenty women who were either founding members of the Hera Gallery or who became involved with the gallery in later years. The collection also includes an interview with Robert Rohm, an art professor from the Art Department of the University of Rhode Island and Roy Poulsen, an University of Rhode Island economics professor and owner of the Hera gallery building from the early 1970s up to the time of his death in 2006.
The Immigrant Oral Histories Collection was a part of the Oral History Project of Rhode Island begun in 1970 by the Rhode Island Department of State Library Services (DSLS). DSLS discontinued its participation in the project in early 1974. The History Department, University of Rhode Island continued the project for the next several years.