The Richard I. Burnham Resource Center

Your source for collections and research on Newport's history

The Richard I. Burnham Resource Center

The Richard I. Burnham Resource Center is home to the Newport Historical Society’s main offices, Edward W. Kane Library, Hugh D. Auchincloss III Reading Room, and secure collections storage. Collections document the history of Newport County and consist of approximately 10,000 objects, 12,000 books, over 1,500 linear feet of manuscript materials, and more than 200,000 photographs.

Our Resource Center remains closed for walk-in researchers. Appointments must be made in advance, and are contingent on staff availability, the latest R.I. health guidance, and the availability of relevant resources within our collection. For more information, please email or call 401-846-0813, ext. 190.

Resources for Research

  • Research & Resource Hub

    Appointments and Access, Research Services, Photography, Permissions, & More
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  • Edward W. Kane Library & NHS Collections

    Photographs, Manuscripts, Artifacts & More
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  • Properties

    Explore our Six Historic Properties
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Academic Opportunities

Check out opportunities and programs for students at NHS
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Career Opportunities

Information on current openings and opportunities
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Questions about collections?

Call (401) 846-0813 x190, or email

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