Ronald W. McLarty @ RIC: From the Archives of Rhode Island College

For the dedication ceremony on October 1, 2017, an exhibit was created using materials from the Rhode Island College Archives. The exhibit was curated by Marlene Lopes, former Special Collections Librarian at James P. Adams Library. The exhibit items were digitized by Digital Initiatives and archived here.

Note: These items are part of the College Archives and separate from the McLarty Collection. 

Ron McLarty 2007 Commencement Address @ Rhode Island College

In 2007 Ronald W. McLarty was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Rhode Island College. He also delivered the commencement address that year.

His commencement address has also been archived in Rhode Island College’s institutional Repository, Digital Commons, and is part of the Commencement Addresses series.

Related Materials: Ron McClarty Commencement Address, Digital Commons Commencement Address Archive, Digital Commons

Undergraduate Theatre Programs Featuring Ron McLarty (1966-1969)

The Male Animal (1966)

McLarty received praise in a local review for his supporting role as Joseph Ferguson in “The Male Animal.”

A ticket to Rhode Island College’s production of “The Male Animal,” on May 14, 1966. Ron McLarty played the role of Joseph Ferguson.

Newspaper review, "The Male Animal"

An article reviewing the May 1966 production of the Male Animal at RIC. The article singles out Ron McLarty, saying “his facial expressions as third member of the triangle were a delight.”

Related Materials: The Male Animal Program Booklet (1966) on

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1967)

  • Cover page for December 1967 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Ron McLarty played the role of Big Daddy.

View the entire program book ISSUU | PDF
Complete 1968 Yearbook on Digital Commons

A telegram sent to Joseph Graham, Rhode Island College Professor and director, from Jerry and Alice DiBiase on the eve of a December 2, 1967 performance.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Program Booklet (1967) Download PDF

Rhode Island College 1968 Yearbook on Digital Commons

Born Yesterday (1968)

The Firebugs (1968)

Photographs from the 1968 production of Fireworks featured in the 1968 Rhode Island College yearbook.

McLarty played Sepp Schmitz in the 1968 production of The Firebugs at Rhode Island College. You can view the full program on ISSUU.

Ticket for May 2, 1968 performance of Firebugs at Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College.

The Firebugs Program Booklet (1968) Download PDF

Rhode Island College 1968 Yearbook on Digital Commons

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