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2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Inventory

5.   Subjects

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 Riverside Free Public Library Records

 East Providence, R.I.

 Records, 1898-1970

 Size: .25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 972

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, February 1996

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Riverside Free Public Library was founded before 1889. Located in a neighborhood in the southern part of East Providence, it was a privately operated membership organization. In 1970, it was absorbed into the East Providence Public Library system.

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Scope and content:

            This collection consists of financial records from 1889 through 1970, a minute book from 1926 through 1970, and a few loose papers.

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            These records were purchased in 1996 by J. Stanley Lemons at Marty's Olde Tyme Country Auction in Foster, R.I. for the price of $5.00, and then donated to the Rhode Island Historical Society.

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Volume 1. Treasurer's accounts, 1898-1953

Volume 2. Treasurer's accounts, 1953-1970

Volume 3. Minutes, 1926-1970

Folder 1. Miscellaneous, 1926-1958.

                                    By-laws, 1926 and 1958

                                    Letter of thanks, 1958

                                    Removals from minute book.

Folder 2. Miscellaneous, 1965-1970.

                                    Newspaper clippings, 1965

                                    Correspondence regarding gift of library to city

                                    Letter from Elizabeth Myer, director of state library services, 3/12/1968

                                    Payroll sheets, 1969

                                    Other papers

Folder 3. Quarterly and annual treasurer's reports, 1957-1969

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East Providence, R.I. - Libraries

Libraries - Rhode Island - East Providence

Myer, Elizabeth Gallup (1911-1993)

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