NEH banner [Return to Query]

Products for grant CHA-261915-19

PPL Special Collections Renovation: Investing in Public Humanities Sustainability and Access
Jack Martin, Providence Public Library

Grant details:

Providence Public Library (Building)
Name: Providence Public Library
Abstract: Our NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant supported critical capital improvements to Providence Public Library’s (PPL) Special Collections Department, including a holistic facilities renovation resulting in our Special Collections being housed in a more user friendly, inviting, easily monitored, and climate controlled space. Our NEH grant has helped ensure that these invaluable humanities resources are properly preserved and openly accessible to the public and researchers for decades to come. The specific scope of work to achieve these goals included significant expansions to our Special Collections storage, research, and gallery space, as well as HVAC and climate control upgrades to ensure the continued integrity of these priceless materials.
Director: H. Jack Martin
Year: 2020
Address: 150 Empire St. Providence, RI 02903
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: PPL's Special Collections Department
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: The King Is Dead* virtual exhibition, housed in our newly renovated gallery space which was directly supported by NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building funding.