Series: The Once and Future Library, part 2: "To Promote the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge": The Formation of the Providence Public Library as an Ark of the Arts and Sciences in Providence. Rick Ring, Special Collections Librarian of the Providence Public Library, revisits the creation of the PPL from its first glimmers in the 1870s by a group of cultural institutions, to the construction of the Italian Renaissance revival-style building in 1900.
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Links & Reviews - - Two theft notices from the ABAA: a Thomas Jefferson autograph note and a 1610 folio volume, *A Display of Heraldry*. - NEH Chairman William Adams resign...
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