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Coastal Resources records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1995-464

Scope and Contents

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Coastal Resources records consists of reports, meeting minutes, and records of commissions. Within the correspondence series are many maps and ephemera. Other record series relate to specific activities of the division (e.g. files of dams, survey station data, tidal bench marks and beach erosion reports), and specific types of records (e.g. permission slips, licenses, general highway maps and calculation books). The extensive map series has been processed and the maps are described at item level in the State Archives’ Maps and Plans FileMaker Pro database.

Dates

  • 1883-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

The Harbor Commission and the Commission of Dams and Reservoirs existed as independent agencies until 1935 when all related commissions came under the Department of Public Works and one division became known as Harbors and Rivers. By 1965, this division was under the Department of Natural Resources and by 1971 Harbors and Rivers became the division of Coastal Resources. By October 1, 1977, all related divisions, including Coastal Resources, were administered under the Department of Environmental Management.

Extent

16.8 Cubic Feet

Abstract

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Coastal Resources records include a wealth of information related to the activities of the Harbor Commission, the Commission of Dams and Reservoirs, The Division of Harbors and Rivers and the Division of Coastal Resources. The records comprising this collection include reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, maps and aerial photographs.

Arrangement

Chronological

Custodial History

Many of these materials originated within two separate agencies (the Harbor Commission and the Commission of Dams and Reservoirs). By 1935 items predominately relate to the Division of Harbors and Rivers under the Department of Public Works. A small amount of materials reflect the transition to the Department of Natural Resources (1965) where the division became known as Coastal Resources. By 1977 custody of all records came under the Department of Environmental Management.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in 1995.

Accruals

No accruals are anticipated at this time.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA
401-222-2353