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HIST 1976C: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Environmental Histories of Non-Human Actors

This LibGuide offers curated primary source resources for HIST1976C Environmental Histories of Non-Human Actors (Spring 2024)

Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online (RIAMCO)

Planning your Visit

The Gildor Family Special Collections Reading Room is open to all researchers by appointment only. The reading room hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am - 5pm, with a lunch recess from 12-1 pm and Wednesday from 11am - 6pm with a lunch recess from 1 - 2pm. See Library hours for additional information. 


  • All Special Collections materials are non-circulating and are available for use in the reading room by appointment only. 
  • Appointments are required and must be booked at least 3 days in advance and up to 180 days in advance.
  • Seats are limited and appointment bookings are first-come, first served. We cannot guarantee the availability of your preferred appointment dates/times. 
  • Researchers may request up to six items per appointment which will be prepared in advance by library staff.
  • Appointment requests are not finalized until an appointment confimation email has been received.
  • Class visits, joint research appointments and instructional sessions must be scheduled in advance. Visit our teaching guide for more information.

Appointment Scheduling Instruction Videos

These videos are included to further illustrate the process of making requests and scheduling appointments. Please email if you have additional questions.

Requesting Special Collections Materials using BruKnow

Scheduling Special Collections Reading Room Appointments

Rescheduling Special Collections Reading Room Appointments