Al Klyberg, with history degrees from the College of Wooster(Ohio) and the University of Michigan, came to Rhode Island in 1968 and spent 30 years as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society. While in Ann Arbor, he was a manuscripts curator at the William L. Clements Library of Americana, where he catalogued letters of Nathanael Greene and Oliver Hazard Perry. Recently, Al Klyberg has been historian for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and he was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. In 1986 Rhode Island College conferred on him the degree of L.H.D. ( Doctor of Humane Letters).
The Online Review of Rhode Island History has been formed to promote the state's wonderful history. We intend to offer a variety of articles intended for a popular audience, but with an eye for accuracy over legend. We hope to make the state’s history interesting and fun, and eventually create an impressive archive of articles for both readers and researchers. We want to publish articles on narrative history, but also want to cover newly-published books on Rhode Island history, as well as Rhode Island history sites, artifacts, architecture, and historic preservation.