Heritage Pamphlets

Heritage Pamphlets
Selections from the Rhode Island Ethnic Heritage Pamphlet series

Between 1985 and 1994, the Rhode Island Heritage Commission (now part of RIHPHC) and the Rhode Island Publications Society (chaired by Dr. Patrick T. Conley) published a series of pamphlets discussing Rhode Island's ethnic heritage. The Rhode Island Ethnic Heritage Pamphlet Series grew out of an effort to record a brief account of each group's Rhode Island experience from motivations to migrate to early years of settlement and from the persistence of cultural identity to contributions to the development of our state. To date, representatives of 13 different heritage groups have authored pamphlets--now available for online reading and download. These publications have not been corrected or updated since their original release.

The Arabic-Speaking People in Rhode Island (1986)

The Armenians in Rhode Island (1985)

The Cape Verdeans in Rhode Island (1990)

The French in Rhode Island (1988)

The Germans in Rhode Island (1985)

The Greek People in Rhode Island (1994)

The Irish in Rhode Island (1986)

The Italians in Rhode Island (1990)

The Jews in Rhode Island (1985)

The Lithuanians in Rhode Island (1992)

The Portuguese in Rhode Island (1985)

The Southeast Asians in Rhode Island (1988)

The Ukrainians in Rhode Island (1988)