Project History

The Dorr Rebellion project was conceived by Dr. Erik Chaput and Christiane Marie Landry in April of 2010. The project site was launched in September of 2011 with an aim to develop an authoritative online educational resource on the Dorr Rebellion and to engage in new forms of discourse. The site currently includes a short-form documentary, a gallery of select images, lesson plans, a database of select letters to and from Thomas Wilson Dorr, and links to articles, educational materials, and Dorr-related events. It is the intent of the developers to expand the content over time to further elucidate the historical event.

News & Updates

View all posts about the Dorr Rebellion Project on Providence College’s DPS blog.

Production and Maintenance

The Dorr Rebellion project is the resulting collaboration of the Phillips Memorial Library+Commons (Providence College)Dr. Erik Chaput and Mr. Russell DeSimone.


John Hay Library, Brown University
Finding Aid to the Thomas Wilson Dorr Papers, Brown Archival & Manuscript Collections
Rhode Island Historical Society
Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Terms of Use

The Thomas Wilson Dorr Web site was developed for non-commercial educational and scholarly uses only. All uses of Web site content should provide proper site attribution. Use or display of Web site materials for purposes other than education or scholarship should be requested through dps@providence.edu. This Web site includes some materials for which Providence College does not have authority to grant permissions or which are not in the public domain. Digital Projects & Metadata (dps@providence.edu) will facilitate requests for use of these materials by providing 3rd party contact information.