Special & Archival Collections
The mission of the Office of Special and Archival Collections of Providence College is to fulfill the
information and research needs of the undergraduate students while supporting the curricula of the institution. It also supports faculty research and serves as a resource for the local academic, religious, and civic communities.
Our collections consist of primary and secondary 20th century resources that have been acquired and preserved by the Library since the founding of the department in 1967.
Certain collections may have donor restrictions and may not be available, nor may archival or manuscript materials be removed from the Reading Room area or borrowed from the collections.
Please consult the Polices and Procedures page for the complete criteria on using the collections.
Looking for early American newspapers? Check America's Historical Newspaper database or check the Newspaper LibGuide.
Looking for Rhode Island State historical documents? Check The Rhode Island Treasures Digitization Project. The project is an effort to digitize and make available old and rare court and legal materials from and about the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.