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​​​​The Alembic

The Alembic is the official literary journal of Providence College. Founded in 1920, it was the College's first publication and has gone through many changes since its original run. Earlier issues served not only as a platform for student literary expression, but also as a yearbook and news service. Inclusions in the journal have received national attention through various literary review committees and organizations.

Digitization of The Alembic commenced October 2011. Issues will be offered in chronological order starting with Volume 1, Issue 1 first published in December 1920. All issues will be reproduced at print quality resolution (300 dpi) with searchable text capabilities. Searching the issues can be done through the search box on the left side of this page. Digitization will be ongoing until reaching the current date, so please check back for series updates.

Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP)

The national Army Specialized Training Program served as a way to educate young, academically talented, soldiers (ages 18-21) for leadership roles within the Army during World War II. Providence College's Army Specialized Training Program began in July 1943 and lasted through April 1944. PC's ASTP collection includes video, photographs, correspondence, newspaper coverage, archival materials, and more​.

The Assisi Institute Journal

The Assisi Institute Journal provides a forum for interdisciplinary investigation into the presence and working of psyche in matter, and the influence of archetypal patterns and dynamics in the personal and collective domains of culture and life. Accordingly, the Journal seeks to advance analysis of the "psychic fields of experience" present in clinical and therapeutic settings, organizations (government, business, leadership, scientific, and cultural), artistic, spiritual, and religious practices, and the natural and/or built environment. Of particular importance is the contribution toward a more profound understanding of archetypal patterns as they influence both the proliferation of violence in the world and the establishment of justice and peace in human relations in both local and international communities.

The Cowl

Providence College's student newspaper, The Cowl, has been in publication since 1935, with the exception of two years in the 1940's during World War II. Digitization of The Cowl will continue until all issues have been processed and made available through Digital Commons.

​Digital Publishing @ PC

This blog provides information and updates about developments in digital publishing and scholarly communication with special attention to scholarship created by the Providence College community.

The Dorr Rebellion

In collaboration with local scholars, Digital Publishing Services (DPS) created a short documentary film about the Dorr Rebellion, an attempt by Thomas Wilson Dorr to bring voting rights to all men of Rhode Island in 1842. DPS created a web site to host the documentary and provide access to images of a variety of primary sources related to the Rebellion.


EnCompass is an online textbook produced by Digital Publishing Services in collaboration with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. ​The goal of EnCompass is to provide free access to primary and secondary source content that allows teachers to easily connect Rhode Island examples to broader national themes and trends. The textbook is aligned with current GSEs for Social Studies in RI, and is targeted toward Grades K-12.

​​​​Faculty Authors Series

The Providence College Faculty Authors Series promotes the breadth and depth of scholarship undertaken by recently published Providence College faculty members through video interviews coordinated by faculty and staff members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons. Partners – Chris Machado and Alyssa Martin, Office of Academic Affairs

Father Doyle Collection

Edward P. Doyle, O.P., 1907-1997, a member of the Providence College faculty from 1941-1954. During a leave of absence for military service Father Doyle served as a World War II U.S. Army Chaplain. As a member of the 104th Infantry Division, Father Doyle was present at the liberation of the concentration camp in Nordhausen, Germany.

The collection is made up of photographs, text documents, and a single audio file. The most notable photographs in the collection depict the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, Germany. These photographs are unsettling and caution is advised to viewers. Other photographs in the collections show images of Father Doyle throughout his life. The text documents in the collection are from Father Doyle's personal papers and include obituaries, correspondence, clippings, and Providence College-related archival documents.


Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica was founded by Roger B. Carmosino (Foreign Language Studies Department) in November 1974 at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA. Since then, and without interruption, Inti has been publishing the results of academic research in all areas of Latin American and Spanish Peninsular letters. It has also been a vehicle for creative writing from the Hispanic world.

The online edition of Inti (Inti Archive) through Digital Commons, Providence College, provides back issues of the journal in a freely available edition. Beginning with the very first issue, back issues of Inti are being digitized and added on a regular basis (issues 1-22 to date). An additional complementary website, Inti Web, has been developed as a promotion and marketing tool for current (subscription-based) issues with content highlights and contributor spotlights, including multimedia.​

John Greenleaf Whittier Collection

The Whittier collection includes personal correspondence, newspapers, souvenir programs, cabinet cards, sheet music, autographs, and more. The project homepage brings together digital reproductions of select collection material and provides links to information about other Whittier collections. An ongoing video interview series with a faculty expert explores different aspects of Whittier's life and work, highlighting collection materials where appropriate.

The Prose Poem

The Prose Poem: An International Journal began publication in 1992 as an anthology of prose poetry from around the world. Edited by Peter Johnson, Professor of English at Providence College, Providence, RI, nine volumes of The Prose Poem were published over the next decade. A collected volume, The Best of The Prose Poem: An International Journal, was published in 2000 by Providence College and White Pine Press. The Prose Poem ceased publication in 2000.


The Rosarium Project will collect, highlight, digitally curate and bring to the Web historical primary sources about the genus Rosa. The project focuses on non-fiction materials written about the rose in English from the sixteenth century up to 1923. These resources will include books, pamphlets, ephemera, and articles from popular magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers. The digital texts—with their accompanying images, a rose glossary and a bibliography—will be fully searchable. Researchers will be able to browse the books and articles or search through them by keyword, author, title, subject, and other facets. Users will have freely available online access to historical documents about roses.​

Senior Theses

In collaboration with the Art Department, the English Department, the Global Studies Department, and the Social Work Department, DPS publishes the work of Providence College student-scholars through Digital Commons. Other departments are welcome and encouraged to participate. Contact DPS for further information.

Sociology Between the Gaps (SBG Journal)

Sociology between the Gaps: Forgotten and Neglected Topics (SBG) is a new, innovative, peer-reviewed, open-access, cross-disciplinary, independent online journal published in English. This not-for-profit journal will be published electronically.