An Official Rhode Island State Website
Rhode Island Department of State
Nellie M.Gorbea
Secretary of State

Research Appointment Form

Please submit requests at least three (3) days before the requested appointment date.

All materials at the State Archives are one-of-a-kind and should be handled with care. Please review our Visitor Policies before arrival.

  • In lieu of an in-person appointment, reference requests can also be submitted directly to [email protected] and an archivist will send you the requested material.
  • If you are interested in Vital Records, and in lieu of an in-person appointment, requests can instead be sent by submitting a Vital Records Request.
Contact Information
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Record Information

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Address

Rhode Island State Archives
33 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02903
Phone:401-222-2353
Fax:401-222-3199
Email:
[email protected]

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Visitor Policies

  • Researchers must sign-in upon arrival.
  • Materials cannot be checked out.
  • Staff will retrieve materials for you if they are not accessible in the Reading Room Area.
  • All bags will be checked upon sign-in.
  • Photography is permitted with no flash.
  • Pen, marker, or otherwise permanent ink are prohibited.
  • Food and drink are prohibited.
  • Staff will complete all reproductions and copying for you if required.