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University of Rhode Island, Special Collections

The University Libraries house a number of specialized collections.The Special Collections Unit in the University Library contains the University Archives; the Rhode Island Collection of materials on Rhode Island history; a Rare Book Collection containing general interest books as well as those organized around a particular theme, subject, or author; a Manuscript Collection of personal papers and records of businesses and organizations of Rhode Island interest; and a collection of local history interviews on various aspects of Rhode Island life in the twentieth century. The University Library is also a depository for federal and state government publications.

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