Digital Collections

Explore the URI Libraries’ unique digital holdings, from current scholarship to digitized materials from the University Archives and Special Collections.


Digital Commons discipline wheelDigitalCommons@URI

Institutional repository for the University of Rhode Island. Explore faculty and student scholarship, University archival materials, library special collections, special events and projects, and more!


URI Digital Exhibits

Check out our digital exhibits, which rotate over time. The content originates from our institutional repository, DigitalCommons@URI. These exhibits showcase particularly notable or event-related collections.


University Archives Photographs University of Rhode Island Historical Images

The photographs in this collection depict the University of Rhode Island’s campus, people, and events throughout its history. Original photographs held in the University Archives. Digital collection available through JSTOR.


Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 3.04.09 PMURI Theatre Department Images

URI Theatre Department Productions 1968-2000. 239 Series 1, Box 1-59.
The digital collection is comprised of slides of selected productions with costumes and original costume sketches by Resident Costume Designer, Joy Spanabel Emery, her students and guest artists between 1968 and 2000.

The slides were taken by Emery during Photo Calls to document the production. Collection available through JSTOR.


Election TicketsRhode Island Election Ballots

This collection brings together historical Rhode Island election tickets (ballots), digitized and sourced from several archival collections around the state. Rhode Island was the first English colony in America to issue printed election tickets starting in the mid-1700s. A study of this topic is available at Collection available through JSTOR.


Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 3.17.48 PMThe Senatorial Papers of Claiborne Pell, 1960-1997

The Senatorial Papers of Claiborne deBorda Pell consists of the records of the Senator and his staff. These files cover the 36 years Pell served as a United States Senator from Rhode Island beginning in 1960 and ending in 1996. Select multimedia files from the collection are available online through the Artstor library. Original materials held in the University Archives and Special Collections.


Historic Textile and Costume Collection

This digital collection is maintained by the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. It consists of photographs and descriptions of objects from the collection. The mission of the Historic Textile and Costume Collection supports teaching in this department, as well as other departments on campus; encourages research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars; and provides artifacts for use in class, exhibitions in the Textile Gallery, and loans at other museums.