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Bristol Historical and Preservation Society Vertical Files

Inventory


Series 1. Subject Files
Includes approximately 400 individual files arranged under the following topics:

  • African Americans in Bristol - see also Slavery
  • Animals
  • Art
  • Autographs
  • Banks
  • Books, Journals and Memoirs
  • Bridges and Canals
  • Bristol, England
  • Bristol, RI
  • Bristol County
  • Burnside
  • Business, Bristol
  • Cards
  • Celebrations
  • Celebrations - Fourth of July files are housed separately
  • Cemeteries - All cemetery files are housed separately
  • Census
  • Children
  • Churches
  • Coal Mines
  • Crime
  • Custom House
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • East Providence, RI
  • Elections
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Flags - New England Flag of 1930
  • Foodstuffs
  • Franklin, Benjamin, and Bristol connection
  • Fraternal Orders
  • Gardens and Plants - See also Houses
  • Genealogy Files - All files are housed separately, unless noted
  • Gold Rush
  • Guns, Shoulder Arms, Side Arms - See Weaponry
  • Historic Preservation, Historical Societies
  • Hotels
  • Household Goods
  • Houses and Farms
  • Insurance
  • Islands
  • Landmarks
  • Land Transfers
  • Library
  • Lighthouses
  • Manufacturers
  • Maps
  • Medical
  • Mills
  • Military - See War
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Native Americans
  • Newspapers
  • Newport, RI
  • Organizations
  • Painters and Illustrators
  • Paintings
  • Parks
  • Plymouth Colony, Town of, Settlement of
  • Poetry
  • Police
  • Portraits - See Painters, Painting
  • Portsmouth, RI
  • Poverty
  • Presidents and Presidential Campaigns
  • Prohibition and Temperance
  • Providence, RI
  • Radio
  • Restaurants
  • Rhode Island, State of
  • Schools
  • Sermons and Proceedings
  • Ships, Sailing and Seamen
  • Slavery - See also African-Americans in Bristol
  • Stores and Pharmacies in Bristol RI
  • Storms and Weather
  • Swansea, MA
  • Taxes, Local and Federal, Bristol Town Tax Lists
  • Tiverton, RI
  • Tools
  • Transportation
  • Travels
  • Universities
  • Utilities
  • Verrazzano
  • Veterans' Associations
  • Wars
  • Warehouses
  • Warren, R.I.
  • Weaponry
  • Weathervanes
  • Wharves, Harbor and Waterfront - Bristol
  • Williams, Roger
  • Women
  • Yachts
  • YMCA

Series 2. Genealogical Files
Includes approximately 300 name files.

Series 3. House Files
Includes approximately 400 house files containing printed histories, news clippings, and photographs regarding Bristol properties.