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Rhode Island: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Rhode Island at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Rhode Island nicknamed the "Ocean State" was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1790. It is considered the smallest state in the United States covering an area of 1,214 square miles. Providence is the state's capital and largest city.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Rhode Island such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Rhode Island and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.