November 23, 2020

Rhode Island Set To Formally Launch State Archives Online Catalog, Some Historic Content Items Available Online

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will demonstrate and formally launch the new State Archives Online Catalog during an official unveiling tomorrow.

From an Announcement:

“I am proud today to unveil the State Archives Online Catalog to the public. 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. “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. I am so proud of my team for making this vision a reality for Rhode Islanders.”

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“I want to commend and thank everyone involved in its development. We’ve taken a huge leap in making information about the State Archives’ holdings available and providing access to the public. It’s especially remarkable how much has been done, with yet more to come,” said Gwenn Stearn, State Archivist, Public Records Administrator, and Director of Administrative Records.

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

Direct to Online Catalog ||| Browse Digitized Content in the Catalog
Look for links on far right side of page.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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