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Rhode Island--History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

African-American collection

Identifier: 1636-1389
Scope and Contents The presence of African-Americans looms long and large over the history of Rhode Island. Early in its establishment as an English colony in the 1630s, the colonial legislature promulgated a law that prohibited "the common course practiced among Englishmen to buy Negroes" and sought to prevent "such practice among us" (1652). As it turned out, however, this law could not override the influence of the colony's limited natural resources and its advantageous maritime location. By the...
Dates: 1652-1885

African American Collection, 1652-1885

 Digital Collection
Identifier: DO 448
Dates: 1652-1885

Bristol Bicentennial Committee records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00766
Abstract The Bristol Bicentennial Committee Records contain materials from the committee for planning the Bristol Bicentennial Fourth of July Celebration and other events relating to the Bicentennial in Bristol, Rhode Island. The records were compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Ruth Mary Briggs of Bristol, Rhode Island, an organizer of the committee.
Dates: July 1, 1974-February 28, 1977

Charlestown Town Clerk Records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-35
Abstract The Charlestown Town Clerk Records contain materials from the town of Charleston, Rhode Island in the 1700s-1800s. The records are believed to have been collected by a town clerk of Charlestown and contain governmental records from that time.
Dates: Majority of material found within July 18, 1744 – July 8, 1936

Housing highlights, 1990

 Item — Folder Housing Highlights, 1990, folder 5
Identifier: 1994-48.1
Dates: November 1991

Memorandum of original deed for Providence, December 10, 1666

 Digital Work
Identifier: 58e74758-b39f-4582-b879-8385f4426010
Dates: December 10, 1666

Rhode Island Day of the World's Columbian Exposition

 Item — Folder Rhode Island Day of the World's Colombian Exposition, 1893
Identifier: C#00836