Memorabilia of Dr. Rose Butler Browne (1897-1986), including awards, diplomas and certificates. Dr. Browne was an alumna of RICE, and she earned her doctoral degree in education from Harvard University in 1939. She was a renowned educator, dedicated to civil rights and improving educational opportunities for children of color.
Clippings, articles and printed material on Cape Verdean history and culture collected by Eva Coombs (1924-2010). Coombs was born in New Bedford, MA to Alfred and Maria Pina. She lived in Philadelphia, PA for 35 years, where she worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Documentation of the educational, legal, and social services provided by this Institute to immigrants and refugees since 1921. These materials include case records, reports, minutes, correspondence, activity records, financial records, photographs, scrapbooks, and audio recordings.
An extensive collection of materials on Italian culture and the Italian-Americans of Rhode Island. It includes the personal papers and writings of Grandé Ufficalé and retired Vice Consul Joseph R. Muratore and book collections on Christopher Columbus and Italian geneaology.
Collection includes materials from the Cape Verdean Oral History Project, which began in 1972 under the auspices of the Rhode Island Department of State Library Services. It was the second program of its kind undertaken by the RIDSLS, and it was conducted by Alberto Torres Pereira, a Cape Verdean historian, linguist and writer.
Photographic slides and op-ed columns of Chester Smolski, a professor at RIC and an acknowledged expert on urban geography, urban history and city planning. The collection reflects the international nature of his research and his commitment to using that work to inform public discussion on Rhode Island's place in history and the world.
One of the items in this collection is a handwritten cookbook by Eduardo da Graça, who emigrated from Cape Verde to the United States in 1925. He worked as a chef at the Minden Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, and his cookbook has been digitized.