Oaklawn School for Girls
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Many of the girls housed there had been abandoned as infants at the State Home & School or other institutions. Many had lost a parent at a young age. Others had simply given up on life, growing up in households where alcohol and abuse were rampant. The Oaklawn School for Girls offered inmates a brighter future and a reason to believe that they were girls who deserved love, respect, and a second chance.
The University of Rhode Island
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beginning with its inception as a college in 1892 to the term of its current president. Settled in the rural village of Kingston, where a rolling hillside
has evolved into a vast world-class educational institution, URI began as the Rhode Island Agricultural School in 1889. Photographs seen in this book tell the story of the Kingston residents' struggle to bring the state's agricultural school into being. We see the never-ending crusades for necessary facilities and faculty and the radical adaptations utilized during World War I and World War II. The growth and fame of coaches, athletic teams, and athletes are chronicled, and dignitaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, composer Aaron Copeland, Igor Sigorsky, and
innumerable others jump from the pages.