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1 Archer (John B.) Collection, 1850/1940
1 linear foot
This collection is comprised primarily of the work of John B. Archer. It contains scripts, arrangements, and sheet music of the various comic operas he wrote.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
2 Arnold (Edwin W.) correspondence, 1862/1894
.25 linear feet
This collection consists of letters written by Edwin W. Arnold to members of his family during the period of December 22, 1862 – November 1, 1865.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
3 Arnold (James N.) Collection, 1860/1935
24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
This collection consists of material compiled and written by James N. Arnold, between 1860-1927 and of typescripts by volunteers continuing his work until 1935. This collection contains numerous research topics and writings related to the history of Rhode Island.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
4 Arnold (William) Autograph Collection, 1655/1922
1.0 Linear feet
The William Arnold Autograph Collection is part of a larger collection of books and manuscripts dealing with American, especially Rhode Island, history. The entire collection was donated to the Providence Public Library in 1923 by Mr. Frederick Augustus Arnold. In an effort to support collections at other Providence libraries, the following transfers of materials were made: items representing “Americana” before the year 1801 were transferred to the John Carter Brown Library; items relating to American poetry were transferred to the John Hay Library; and publications concerning the Arnold family were transferred to the Rhode Island Historical Society. The remaining materials constitute the William Arnold Autograph Collection. The collection was named for William Arnold, an ancestor of Frederick A. Arnold. The collection consists mainly of legal documents and correspondence, but also includes poems, portraits, business records, and ephemera dating from 1655 to 1922.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
5 Arnold family papers, 1861/1904
.25 linear feet
The collection consists of the papers of the Arnold family, chiefly letters, but also circulars, invitations and other ephemera, dating from 1861 to 1904.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
6 Cady (John Hutchins ) Map Collection, 1636/1962
22 folder(s), 3 drawers
The collection consists of 108 maps collected or created by John Hutchins Cady.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
7 Cady (John Hutchins) Research Scrapbooks, 1920/1965
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The collection consists of eleven scrapbooks created by John Hutchins Cady, an architect, architectural historian, preservationist and urban planner.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
8 Foster (William Eaton) papers, 1877/1930
2 box(es)
The Foster papers contain William E. Foster’s personal papers during his tenure as librarian at the Providence Public Library. Included are the manuscripts for the many speeches and addresses given to various clubs and organizations on historical and literary matters, subjects Foster was especially interested in. There are also handwritten and typed manuscripts for books and articles written by Foster and some of his writings published in booklet form.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
9 Harris (C. Fiske) collection on the Civil War and slavery , 1861/1865
5 box(es)
This collection contains original manuscript writings relating to the Civil War. There are 432 letters from Civil War soldiers written to family and friends back home, 11 letters from Charlotte F. Dailey during an inspection of Rhode Island troops in Union convalescent hospitals, 10 letters written to Mrs. Dailey from her husband and from family friend W.E. Gardiner, 4 letters from Samuel Wight’s family to him. This collection also contains the papers of Dr. Henry E. Turner including summons notices and treasury notes, as well as memos and brief notes.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
10 Knowles, Anthony and Danielson Accounting Ledgers, 1845/1885
6 ledger(s)
The collection consists of six accounting ledgers of the various iterations of the publishing firm who owned the Providence Journal, spanning the years 1845-1885.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
11 Mason (Harold) Photograph Collection, 1910/1920
5 boxes (2 linear feet)
The Harold Mason Photograph Collection contains photographs and photographic postcards of domestic architecture and architectural elements of structures, specifically doorways, throughout Rhode Island.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
12 Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Ephemera, 1672/1926
.25 linear feet
The Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection contains smaller or single-item collections not part of other collections of the Providence Public Library’s Special Collections department.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
13 Monday Morning Musical Club Records, 1909/1957
1.8 linear feet
The Monday Morning Musical Club Records consists of two scrapbooks, organizational records, programs, and newspaper clippings from 1909-1957.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
14 Olneyville Free Library Association Records, 1888/1968
2 boxes (1.4 linear feet)
The Olneyville Free Library Association Records include correspondence, financial ledgers, membership and board meeting minutes, mortgage bonds, receipts, wills and legal papers.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
15 Outlet Company Collection, 1900/1986
1 folder (29 photographs, 2 oversized documents)
This collection contains photographs and ephemera related to The Outlet Company, once located in Providence, Rhode Island.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
16 Pennell (Joseph and Elizabeth) Correspondence, 1782/1934
.25 linear feet
The collection consists of 33 letters, primarily written by Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell, and one receipt.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections
17 Percival (John H.) papers, 1898/1973
1 linear foot
This collection features the personal papers of magician, John H. Percival, including correspondence and photogrpahs. Also included are personal notebooks, in which Percival has recorded notes on tricks and the patter to accompany them.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
18 Potter (George W. and Alfred M. Williams) Memorial Manuscript Collection, 1899/1981 (bulk 1949/1960)
2 linear feet
The Potter MSS span the years 1899-1981 with a greater concentration on 1949-1960. It begins with Alfred M. Williams’s small collection of writings donated posthumously in 1899 and ends in 1981 with correspondence and related material to and from Providence Public Library’s Special Collections curator Virginia M. Adams.
Repository: Providence Public Library Special Collections
19 Rhode Island Manuscripts Collection, 1723/1939
.5 linear feet
The Rhode Island Manuscript Collection contains papers having to do with, or related to, the state of Rhode Island. This can include documents related to the governance of the state, and personal manuscripts owned or created by residents, businesses and organizations of Rhode Island.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Special Collections
20 Rhode Island Postcard Collection, 1898/1999
2.5 linear feet
The Rhode Island Postcard Collection contains postcards and viewbooks with images related to geographic locations, buildings, organizations and people in the State of Rhode Island.
Repository: Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection

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