Online Collections Data
The Newport Historical Society has begun to place collections data online as part of our Lost & Found project. The collections are in a searchable database that can be accessed by clicking the sampler below.
Artifact collections that are represented include Fine Art (drawings and paintings), Clothing, Furniture, Toys, and some Needlework.
Users can search by keyword, or by a myriad of other terms including object name, year range, title, artist, photography studio, material, associated people, subject terms, and local terminology (such as “Forty Steps” or “Rough Point”). You could even search by NHS object number, if you happen to have it.
As we continue to refine and validate our data, more of our collections will appear. As always, however, if you are doing research, you will get your best information by contacting us.
This catalog was developed with support from:
The van Beuren Charitable Foundation
The Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust
The Newport County Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation
The Bay and Paul Foundations
many charitable individuals
Access an online spreadsheet index to the archives and document collection here.