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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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For Researchers

The Rhode Island State Archives is charged with maintaining the permanent records of state government. The “State Archives and Historical Records Act” created the State Archives as the “official custodian and trustee for the state of all public records of permanent historical, legal or other value.” The State Archives holdings of historical records, dating from 1638 to the present, are available to the public for research at our Westminster Street facility.

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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