Providence City Directory

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Providence City Directory

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City Directory




The city directory for Providence, Rhode Island, for 1941. This public record served to provide an alphabetical list of citizens by head of household, their address, and relevant occupational information. A spouse’s name is listed next to the head of household. Death dates of those who have been previously listed in the directory, names of employers, and information about migration to other towns are also included.

A notable resident listed in this record is Max Litwin (1911-1995). Born in Poland in 1911, Litwin's father immigrated to the United States in 1914. Max and the rest of his family followed in 1921. They lived in Providence, Rhode Island, along with many other Jewish immigrant families. Litwin worked as an insurance agent and salesman in Providence prior to his military service. In August of 1943, he began his service in the United States Army. He rose to the rank of Private First Class during World War II, and served until September of 1944. At some point after his military service, Litwin moved to Miami, Florida. He passed away in Florida in 1995 and is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original city directory.


Date Created

ca. 1941




1.84 MB


1 page city directory






Providence, Rhode Island

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Originally created and published by the City of Providence.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.


City of Providence , “Providence City Directory,” RICHES, accessed February 27, 2024,