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

Out of the Box

Did you know that the Providence College Archives & Special Collections holds a wealth of primary and secondary sources available for you to use in your research, projects, and class assignments?

This exhibit highlights just a few examples from our collections. We welcome you to come and explore more.

On display now through Fall 2022!

Halloween Exhibit 2022!

Check out our spooky season display of rare books from the Rebecca Ramos Natural History collection. Curated by Archives Graduate Assistant, Julia Moore, this will be on display through October.

Providence College Mascots

A brief history of the Providence College mascots.

We went way back in the archives to find our origin story and some fun bits of trivia about our mascots over time!

On display on the 2nd floor of the library, September 15th through Fall 2022.

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.

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.