Oral history project sponsored by South Kingstown High School and the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, conducted in 1977 under the direction of Linda Wood and Judith Preble, school librarian and English teacher respectively. Students interviewed seventy Rhode Islanders who witnessed and survived the Hurricane of 1938.
The Jamestown Historical Society sponsored the Jamestown Bridge Oral History Project as part of The Jamestown Bridge from the New Deal to the 1990s: From "The Bridge to Nowhere" to Obsolescence project to document the role of the Jamestown Bridge in the social, economic, and political history of Rhode Island.
The collection consists of taped interviews of former employees of the Jamestown and Newport Ferry company conducted by the Jamestown Historical Society. The interviews, recorded on cassette tapes, release forms, and detailed index comprise this collection.
This collection contains letters to and from John Potter, pocket diaries written by Julia Johnson Wells, a transcription of the diaries, and a pamphlet entitled Important Correspondence Between Elisha Reynolds Potter and R. G. Hazard, Esq., 1876. Potter was a resident of Connecticut who served in the Connecticut Legislature. His family had close ties to Rhode Island.
This collection contains secondary sources and other materials collected for research purposes by Joseph Uscio relating to the occult, witches, vampires, and spiritualism in Rhode Island. It also contains genealogical information pertaining to the Rose family, of Essex, R.I
The Kingstowne Music Club was a civic organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation and enjoyment of music, founded in 1939 in Kingston, Rhode Island. This collection consists mainly of the group's performance programs and meeting notes.
This collection contains a portion of the architectural drawings, maps, sketches, surveys, and other materials used and created by engineer and surveyor Leon Holland in the towns of South Kingston, Narragansett, and Charlestown, Rhode Island.
This collection consists of audiocassette tapes, transcipts, and other materials relating to the Life Story Theatre, a project to uncover the life stories of a number of older Hipanic citizens of Providence, Rhode Island.
This collection contains the paper of Michael Spero, a Civil engineer, born in Newport, R.I.. Spero was a graduate of Rhode Island State College who was involved with the planning and construction of more than five hundred dams in the United States. He was also employed by the United Nations as Expert, Planning Engineer, and Advisor to the Government of Afghanistan Irrigation and Water Resources Development Authority, 1973-1975. The bulk of the materials in this collection relate to Spero's work in Afghanistan.