Monday, January 13, 2014

Rhode Island Historical Society’s Research Library Reading Room Closure

On December 17, 2013, the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Research Library Reading Room sustained water damage from a mechanical failure. The Library will be closed until further notice. During the pending Reading Room reconstruction, reference staff will not have access to Rhode Island Vital Records, the newspaper microfilm collection, or the genealogical reference resources that are housed in the Reading Room. These collections are undamaged, but inaccessible. Unfortunately, without these collections, we are temporarily unable to answer reference questions about genealogy, family history, or newspaper articles. We will continue to provide copy and ILL copy requests from accessible collections for researchers, but please note that response time may be slower than usual. We have added a webpage of resources that you and your patrons may find helpful in your research endeavors during the time when we are closed.

Monday, September 30, 2013

RISD Library Book Sale

Books + Prints Sale 10 am – 4 pm October 12, 2013 Browse through a fascinating selection of used books and prints on display in front of 15 West (or inside the RISD library, if the weather doesn’t cooperate). Proceeds from the sale support the acquisition of new items for the library’s collection.


"JPASS provides individuals with personal access to a select portion of journal content on JSTOR. As a time-based, individual “library card,” it grants archival access to roughly 1,500 journals through a one-month or a one-year plan." For more information see:

Harvard Art Museums Launch Index Magazine Online

"The Harvard Art Museums announce the launch of the digital magazine Index, which provides a dynamic and interactive space for readers to discover a broad range of content and media produced by staff at the Harvard Art Museums and from arts-related venues around the world. Found at"

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rauschenberg Research Project

The Rauschenberg Research Project provides free worldwide access to a wealth of scholarly research and documentation relating to artworks by Robert Rauschenberg in San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Art Resources in the Internet Archive

Art Resources from the Mid-20th Century: Digitized Highlights from the Collections of Hilla Rebay and Juliana Force - A Collaborative Project Between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.