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Lost and Unknown

Stories from Rhode Island's Underground

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collage of found art

Oral history is a way to bridge the gaps between the subjective, lived experiences of everyday people and the static textbooks privileged in the world of academia. It can be candid, edited, and at times enlightening, but it is always deeply personal and intimately connected to the wishes and memories of those who tell it. This project is not intended to portray Rhode Island's arts and culture definitively. It is a sampling of oft-forgotten, under-publicized, or otherwise meaningful people, events, and places that make Rhode Island one of the most dynamic and creative places in the nation.