Mollis to unveil online archives catalog Oct. 17 at RIC

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will debut the State Archives Online Catalog at an official unveiling on Thursday at Rhode Island College. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



government

Mollis to unveil online archives catalog Oct. 17 at RIC

Posted 10/16/13

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will debut the State Archives Online Catalog at an official unveiling on Thursday at Rhode Island College.

The new online catalog is designed to make it easier for members of the public, educators, students, historians, researchers and journalists to find information quickly in the state’s historical public records, which date from 1638 to the present.

“This is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in accessing information about the holdings, detailed finding aids, images and links to other resources from the comfort of their own home, school, work or when they’re on the go,” said Mollis in a statement. “I am committed to preserving our history and making government more open and accessible. This will no doubt be a model for other states around the country.”

Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo – along with Whitney Blankenship, assistant professor of educational studies and history, and her students – will join Secretary Mollis for the event, which is open to the public.

The unveiling will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 in Alger Hall 110 at Rhode Island College.

“We’ve taken a huge leap in making information about the State Archives’ holdings available and providing access to the public,” said Gwenn Stearn, Rhode Island’s state archivist, public records administrator and director of administrative records. “It’s especially remarkable how much has been done, with yet more to come.”

Included among the archives are images of original letters from Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock, and a request by a Rhode Island vehicle owner for a “low license plate number” from 1904.

To view the catalog, visit www.sos.ri.gov and select the “State Archives” tab on the left.

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
  • Book of Lists Party
    Save the date - January 15, 2015 for PBN's Book of Lists Party at the Providence ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement