Providence Public Library Digital Collections

Browse Collections (14 total)

William Arnold Autograph Collection

The William Arnold Autograph Collection is part of a larger collection of books and manuscripts dealing with American, and especially Rhode Island,…

Rhode Island Stereocard Collection


The Rhode Island Stereocard Collection contains stereograms with images related to geographic locations, buildings and organizations in the State of…

Rhode Island Postcard Collection

The Rhode Island Postcard Collection is part of the Rhode Island Collection at the Providence Public Library.

Rhode Island Photograph Collection


The RI Photograph Collection is a collection of photographs that document the landscape and life of Rhode Islanders across the state from the mid 19th…

Providence Public Library Photograph Collection

Chartered by the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1875, the Providence Public Library (PPL) is a privately…

John Hutchins Cady Research Scrapbooks Collection

The collection consists of eleven scrapbooks created by John Hutchins Cady, an architect, architectural historian, preservationist and urban planner.…

John B. Archer Collection


This collection is comprised primarily of the work of John B. Archer. It contains scripts, arrangements, and sheet music of the various comic operas…

James N. Arnold Image Collection

This collection contains over 1100 glass plate negatives and 201 print photographs created by and/or collected by James N. Arnold. The images in the…

Dorothy Bell Collection of Valentines


Please note that this collection has only been partially digitized.