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State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-2353
Fax: (401) 222-3199
TTY: 711


Open to the public
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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State Archives

Rhode Island Charities and Corrections: Life at the State Institutions
  • The State Archives preserves and makes available for research Rhode Island's historical public records, which date from 1638 to the present. Our reception area also features exhibits that are free and open to the public.
  • The Public Records Administration provides records management assistance to state agencies.
  • The Local Government Records Program provides similar services to municipalities, including consultation on the preservation and administration of municipal archives.
  • The Administrative Records Program manages the rules and regulations filed with the Office of the Secretary of State.

State Archives Catalog »

Browse/Search the State Archives Catalog online. If you do not find the record(s) you are looking for please contact us.

Featured Exhibit »

The current exhibit is Rhode Island Charities and Corrections: Life at the State Institutions. See the full exhibit for yourself at the Rhode Island State Archives, 337 Westminster Street, Providence, through March 2016