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  • Rhode Island State Records Collection
  • Rhode Island
Call Number:
  • MSS 231, Sub Group 3
Record Level:
  • Subgroup
Physical Description:
  • 5.5 ft.
Cataloged By:
  • Karen Eberhart, March 2002
  • Rhode Island

  • Records of the RI General Assembly, Governor, state agencies, administrative units, and courts.

Scope and Content:
  • This collection of documents relating to the government of the state of Rhode Island has been collected over the years from a variety of sources. It is divided into the following series. Series I: General Assembly, Acts and Resolves, 1661-1920, Miscellaneous Rhode Island records arranged chronologically, 1670-1979. Series II: Governor, Correspondence and resolves received by Governor from the U.S. Congress, 1775-1788. Series III: State Agencies, Commission to Study Higher Education, 1957-1960, Rhode Island Normal School/College of Education - Minutes, 1909-1930, Rhode Island State Council of Defense (WWII), 1941-1944, State Board of Education - Minutes, 1909-1930, State Board for Vocational Education - Minutes, 1917-1927, State Home and School - Board of Control - Minutes, 1891-1911. Series IV: Administrative units, Rhode Island Banking, Insurance and Securities Administration, c.1799-c.1940, State Planning Board, 1944. Series V: Courts, Lords Commissioners for Hearing Prize Appeals and Privy-Council in Whitehall, England, 1741-1752, Maritime court, 1776, RI General Court, c.1780s, Vice-Admiralty Court, 1746-1762.
Accession Number:
  • 1969.77.1-
  • 1969.84
  • 1969.85.1-3
  • 1970.123
  • 1972.68.1-
  • 1974.105.1-2
  • 1975.80
  • 1976.131
  • 1986.60.1-
  • 1994.168.1.1-
  • 1998.31.1
  • Where the provenance is known, the accession number is written on the item's folder. The provenance for many of the documents in the collection is not known.
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