Rhode Island Collection

Many books written about Rhode Island and her citizens can be found in public libraries as well as at historical societies and the state's college libraries. The following are some of the books and other resources that are available in the Reference section of the West Warwick Public Library:
BOOKS

  • First Rhode Island Families from the 1790 Census
  • Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636 - 1850 vol.1-21, by James N. Arnold

  • History of Warwick Rhode Island: From Its Settlement in 1642 to the Present Time, by Oliver Payson Fuller

  • West Warwick Polk City Directories from 1915 - current (Some years are missing)

  • West Warwick High School Chronicle from 1920 - current (Some years are missing)

  • A Collection of Researched Facts About the Town of West Warwick, by Margos R. Vadeboncoeur

  • Land for shells, boundaries of stone : a study of the division of land in Warwick in the 17th century and of land that became part of West Warwick in the 18th century and the people involved in these divisions, by Daniel Johnson

  • State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Preliminary Survey Report Town of West Warwick

  • Riverpoint Congregational Church,1894-1984(West Warwick), by Enice M. Viens

  • Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, Rhode Island

  • St. John the Baptist Church, West Warwick, Rhode Island

  • Burials of the Potvin Funeral Home, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 1893-1960

  • Burials of the Potvin Funeral Home : West Warwick, Rhode Island 1960-1995

  • Baptisms of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, West Warwick, Rhode Island (Arctic, 1873-1989

  • Marriages of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, West Warwick, Rhode Island (Arctic), 1873-1980

  • Town of West Warwick, Final Report : Police Management Study, June 1995

  • Code of Ordinances : Town of West Warwick, Rhode Island

  • Trumpets in Jericho, by Mathias P. Harpin

  • The High Road to Zion, by Mathias P. Harpin

  • Prophets in the Wilderness : A History of Coventry, Rhode Island, by Mathias P. Harpin

  • Patterns on the River, by Mathias P. Harpin

  • NEWSPAPER RESOURCES


  • Pawtuxet Valley Gleaner on microfilm from 1876 - 1906

  • Pawtuxet Valley Daily Times (Kent County Daily Times) on microfilm from 1892 -

  • Providence Journal-Bulletin on microfilm from 1993 -

    DIGITAL RESOURCES


  • Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Database available on some reference computers. This database, started in 1990, is an ongoing project that currently has 2,833 registered historical cemeteries and is searchable by name.

  • Times Name Index Project a name index for the Pawtuxet Valley Daily Times, currently known as The Kent County Daily Times. The index begins in 1892 and is currently indexed through 1894. This is an ongoing project.