Collections in the University Archives


Several of our collections have been processed and have finding aids available online for our users to browse.  If you are interested in accessing any of these collections, please contact our Archivist, Heidi Benedict, to set up an appointment.



Accreditation Records, 1947 - 2006

Annual Reports of the President, 1956 - 2008

Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1960 - 2009

Anne "Pete" Baker Records, 1978-2001

Birss Memorial Lecture Series, 2000 - 2012

Building Program and Projects, 1964 - 1985

Diversity at Roger Williams University, 1987 - 2009

Downing, George T. Papers, 1850 - 1856

Faculty Research, 2000 - 2009

Fulton/Howe Family Collection, 1840-1977

Newsletters Collection, 1969 - 2000

Roger Williams Family Association Collection, 1636 - 2007

Roger Williams University Library Records, 1969 - 2000

Special Collections 1, 1948 - 2011

Student Newspapers, 1961 - 2010

Student Research, 1983 - 2010

University Policies Reference Collection, 1975 - 2009

Yearbook Collection, 1970 - 2007


Making a Gift to the Archives

Gifts of materials are an important means of collection building and the Archives is pleased to receive offers of materials from both individuals and institutions. However, the Archives makes every effort to acquire only gifts that are within the scope of its collection development policy and that are not substantially available elsewhere.

The Archivist will appraise potential gift material to identify that which merits permanent preservation in the Archives. The Archives reserves the right to refuse material that does not meet the selection criteria outlined in this collection policy statement. The Archivist will, if required, offer guidance on appropriate repositories for such material.

The Archives will provide for the secure long-term storage of your gift and ensure its accessibility in accordance to established policies. When materials are gifted to the Archives, they become part of the permanent collection and are subject to the same terms and conditions for use and reproduction as other items held there.