The Providence College Archives and Special Collections is pleased to present the following exhibits now on display in the Phillips Memorial Library.

Redefining Reparations: TheStruggle for Political, Economic and Social Equity for African Americans in Southern New England, 1960-1971

This semester the graduate students in HIS 770: Civil Rights & Black Power in America set out to explore the nature of civil rights activism in the local area. Using the Providence College Archives and Special Collections, students researched several themes using collections including the Urban League of Rhode Island, the NAACP Providence branch, and papers of former Providence Mayor, Joseph A. Doorley, Jr., resulting in a new and exciting exhibit entitled: Redefining Reparations: The Struggle for Political, Economic and Social Equity for African Americans in Southern New England, 1960-1971. 

Students also documented their research process and findings during a weekly takeover of the Phillips Memorial Library social media accounts. Check out our Instagram and Twitter (both @library_pc) to see what they highlighted!

Now on display on the 2nd floor of the library.

Celebrating Commencement

Check out our celebration of hard work on the 2nd floor of the library!

Making History: Women at Providence College 

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Providence College. Throughout the year we will looking at the history of women at Providence College, a history that started long before that first day of class on September 13, 1971. This exhibit includes materials from the Providence College Archives & Special Collection.

Check back often for new and upcoming exhibitions!

If your department, group, or organization is interested in guest curating an exhibit, please contact Michelle Chiles, Head of Archives and Special Collections (401-865-2578 or pcarchives@providence.edu).

If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Central Reservations Coordinator (401-865-2070; M-F 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.) well in advance of your visit.