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October is American Archives Month

by Heidi Benedict, University Archivist


Celebrate with Us!


From October 21-26 the University Archives will be exhibiting a sampling of historic Rhode Island newspapers, including a 1758 Newport Mercury, on loan from alumnus John Painter.


In 2016, Roger Williams University will be 60 years old! How much do you know about the history of your school?

  • Schedule a visit to the Archives, Please visit the physical space on the second floor of the library and its webpages at http://library.rwu.edu/lib/services/university-archives.
  • Test your knowledge of RWC/RWU history. Questions will be posted to the library’s twitter page every Friday during the month of October. Participants will be eligible to win an artifact from the Archives.


The Library’s Institutional Repository, DOCS@RWU, provides free Open Access publishing services to showcase and promote the research, scholarship, and creative works of Roger Williams University and Law School faculty, students, and staff.

  • Visit DOCS@RWU.EDU. Browse the collections and see the new video about what DOCS can do for you.
  • Look for the Open Access Challenge on October 23. Answer all 3 questions correctly for a chance to win a gift certificate to the University Bookstore.