Search the archives of Rhode Island History, the journal of the Rhode Island Historical Society. Issues between 1942 and 2018 are included. Members receive the most current issues.

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Rhode Island History is a Member Benefit! 

Rhode Island History, a peer-reviewed journal that brings its audience the latest scholarship on Rhode Island’s rich and varied history, is published semi-annually by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Each issue is handsomely illustrated with photographs and artwork and is accessible to anyone interested in Rhode Island’s history. Members and subscribers will receive the most current issues as they are published.

Rhode Island History can be received by purchasing a membership to the Rhode Island Historical Society which also includes a host of additional benefits. An annual subscription is also available for $25. Single issues may be purchased for $12.50 (price includes postage & handling).  To inquire about subscriptions or single issues, please contact Silvia Rees at (401) 331-8575 x 129 or email

Interested in submitting an article for publication in Rhode Island History? Our guidelines for authors can be found here.