The RISD Museum's Ancient Art collection is extensive, spanning centuries and continents.
Local Resources Beyond Brown
Providence Public Library houses several Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets and multiple pre-1600 manuscripts, including a codex that is one of only five of its kind.
Providence College's Bonniwell Collection contains approximately 2000 volumes, including a fifteenth-century paper manuscript of two treatises by Leonard de Utino.
The Providence Athenaeum's special collections include two medieval manuscripts that are part of the Joseph J. Cooke Bequest Collection, acquired by the library in 1883.
The Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online is a searchable database of archival collections in Rhode Island.
The RHODI directory includes 191 organizations and 352 individual properties with collections or programs related to Rhode Island history and heritage, all of which are accessible to the public