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, film professionals, historians, lawyers, financial professionals, and more–each bringing their unique strengths to our Board of Directors.
Officers
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Peter R. Brown

Chairman

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William Martin

Vice Chairman

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Julia Pfannenstiehl

Vice Chairman

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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

Joseph S. Berman
Sarah M. Biller
W. Timothy Carey
Peter Drummey

Joseph Finder
Allan M. Green
Mary Pfeifer Lentz
Margo Levine Newman

Joan Patton
Thomas E. Ryan
Karen Taggart
William G. Winterer

Staff

Louisa Stephens

Ex-Officio

David Leonard
President, Boston Public Library