About The Collection


The John T. Pierce, Sr., Portsmouth Historical Collection is a digital project started in 2007 by the Portsmouth Free Public Library to preserve and provide public access to collected materials documenting the history of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Materials for this site were donated to the Library by retired Portsmouth Police Chief John T. Pierce Sr. and was funded by a grant from BankNewport.


If you have any questions or need assistance in further research please contact:

porlib@yahoo.com and visit us at:

portsmouthlibrary.org