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New Shoreham: Island Free Library

The Library’s Block Island Collection includes manuscripts, archives and records, scrapbooks, newspapers, photographs, postcards, maps and oral histories on audiotapes and CD’s. The majority of the collection (records and photographs) pertains to the history of the Island at the turn of the century, specifically the development of the tourism industry.

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The Rhode Island Historical Society’s Commitment to Our Donors

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