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The Rhode Island State Home and School Project

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Presentations and Publications

A Road to the Past

Richard Hillman.

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A Road Revisited: An Update on The State Home and School Project

Read "A Road Revisited: An Update on The State Home and School Project"

Echoes of Childhood Reiterate the Heart of Project

Read "Echoes of Childhood Reiterate the Heart of Project"

"Homelessness Is Not  A Crime": Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Creation of The State Home and School for Children, 1875-1885

Elizabeth Stevens. Presented at the 2003 Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Providence, R.I.

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From Production to Protection: The Evolution of a Child Welfare System

Dr. Diane Martell. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology, January 15, 2003, Providence, RI, as part of a symposium panel entitled:  The Treatment of Children in the Industrial Age: Rhode Island’s Great Experiment, 1885-1979).

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An Act to Establish a State Home and School for Children

Acts and Resolves of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. R. L. Freeman, state printer. Passed at January Session, 1884 (page 152-155).  Transcribed, E. P. Morenon 5/30/01.

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Children at Play: Archaeological Studies of Toys, Buildings and Institutions

E. Pierre Morenon

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Where a sacred responsibility should exist: The age of the orphanage in the state of Rhode Island

Sandra Enos, Associate Professor

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Paper presented at the SHA Conference in January 2003

Debra A. DiScuillo (a former Home and School Resident)

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To learn more about the project contact Patricia Nolin, Special Assistant to the President, call (401) 456-9854, or email pnolin@ric.edu.

To contribute to the oral history project contact Diane Martell at dmartell@ric.edu (email) or 401-456-8628 (phone).