Rhode Island historical public records, dating as far back as 1638, will soon be available online, making it easier for the general public, educators, students, historians, researchers and journalists to immediately access the information they need. Among the holdings are images of original letters from Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock.

Tomorrow Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will launch the new State Archives Online Catalog during an official unveiling at Rhode Island College at 8:30 a.m. in Alger Hall 110.

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