The R.I.H.S. has acquired a stirring Civil War letter written by Carrington Palmer Slade (1845-1918), an African American, Rhode Island … Continue reading Carrington P. Slade: Patriot of Bristol, R.I.
Many Rhode Islanders’ letters and records document foreign lands and more particularly their waters. The Collections of the Rhode Island … Continue reading Object Thursday: Pirates Off Cuba! 1829
The immigrant experience is central to the history of Rhode Island. Italian-Americans celebrate Saint Joseph’s day today. One fascinating collection … Continue reading Object Thursday: Letters to Napoli
The Library holds a treasure trove of material that dates back to our beginnings in 1822. My favorite objects are … Continue reading Object Thursdays – Office Technology