When the college was established in 1854 as the Rhode Island State Normal School, its goal was to provide teacher preparation to young people from Rhode Island. With the dedication of a new building in 1898, the institution began a period of steady growth, evolving first into a teachers' college, the Rhode Island College of Education. In the 1958-59 academic year the college moved to its current Mount Pleasant campus, and in 1959 was renamed Rhode Island College to reflect its new purpose as a comprehensive institution of higher education.
This collection groups the college catalogs by decade, beginning with an 1852 Rhode Island Normal School catalog.

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1850s

1860s

1870s

1880s

1890s

1900s

1910s

1920s