About


Committed to conserving history to fuel the future
We help raise awareness of—and access to—the Boston Public Library’s vast, free resources. The BPL is one of the world’s finest libraries. We help make it even better by supporting conservation and digitization projects, special programs, staff positions, and literary events.

What we do


Conservation is at the core of our work. But it’s just the beginning.
We hold some of Boston’s most popular literary events—including Literary Lights and the Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award. We sponsor special exhibitions. We offer a highly sought-after Writer-in-Residence fellowship. And much more.
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What we have accomplished

Our latest annual report gives you an overview of what we do and describes the work that we have accomplished. Plus, it features great photos of conserved items.
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Who we are


We’re led by a dynamic group of diverse individuals

We’re led by a dynamic group of diverse individuals—including well–known authors, historians, lawyers, financial professionals, a radio personality, and more–each bringing their unique strengths to our Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Officers

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Alyce J. Lee

Chair

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William Martin

Vice Chair

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Anita C. Lincoln

Treasurer

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Alan Andres

Secretary

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Sharon C. Lincoln

Assistant Clerk

Directors

Catherine S. Austin
Joseph S. Berman
Sarah M. Biller
Tom Cahill
Christy Cashman

Lisa Fagin Davis
Michael A. Duca
Joseph Finder
Margo Levine Newman
Joan Patton

Julia Cabiness Shivers
Linda R. Weld

Ex-Officio

David Leonard
President, Boston Public Library

Staff

Louisa S. Bissett, Executive Director
Laura Russo, Director of Development and External Affairs