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Archives and Special Collections

This guide will help you navigate the unique and rare holdings not only at Salve, but the primary source research process.

What are the Archives and Special Collections?

The University Archives contains records of the university.  The Special Collections contain materials that originated outside the university.

The tabs above provide more information on specific holdings maintained by the University Archives & Special Collections available for research. To find out more about what's in the Archives and Special Collections, you can also visit the website

Some materials are available online!

To view materials which have not been digitized, please make a research appointment in Archives; see the contact information below as well as the Visit the Archives tab.

Finding Information about Newport

Architecture & Geography


  • Newport History online is a joint project of the McKillop Library and Newport Historical Society to digitize the Society's journal for the Salve Regina community and the journal's subscribers.
  • Newportal is the combined digital catalog of the Newport Art Museum, Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Foundation, Preservation Society of Newport County, and Redwood Library & Athenaeum.
  • Newport Historical Society provides access to its digital collections of artifacts, photographs, and manuscript collections.

Research Guides


Featured: Salve Regina College Guild Cookbook

Salve Regina Cook Book (Digital Commons, PDF). The Salve Regina College Guild, a group which served to further the image and connections of the college in its early days,  produced this cookbook of recipes gathered from the Salve Regina community in 1954.


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