May 20, 2022

Report: Boston Research Center Embarks on Archival Mission

From The Boston Globe:

With a $650,00 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Boston Research Center will work with the Boston Public Library to unearth that history and make it available to everyone.

In the coming months, the center plans to hold informal forums at library branches to show what it has already gathered on the city’s neighborhoods. Residents will be asked to bring letters, photographs, and other historical materials that might fill in the gaps.

The center, based at Northeastern University Library, embarked on the first phase of the project last year with an initial $200,000 Mellon grant. It used archival materials and data to create seven digital models that explore Boston’s history and culture.

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