May 20, 2022

Massachusetts State Archives Expands, New Vault Opens

From The Boston Globe:

Massachusetts officials on Tuesday unveiled a new vault to store the commonwealth’s myriad historical treasures and documents accumulated over nearly four centuries.

The expanded 25,000 square-foot space in Dorchester allow the archives to grow after the Columbia Point building reached a “critical point” of limited space, said Michael Comeau, executive director of the archives. The space also features modern environmental and security controls.


The opening follows a recently announced online digital archive base that allows users to search for specific documents.

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Direct to Massachusetts Archives Division Website

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