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 filmmaker, 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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C. F. Stone III

Treasurer

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Alan Andres

CLERK

Directors

Catherine S. Austin
Joseph S. Berman
Tom Cahill
Christy Cashman
Lorie Conway

Lisa Fagin Davis
Peter Drummey
Michael A. Duca
Joseph Finder

Emily D. Griset
Natalie Lemle
Margo Levine Newman
Usha Pasi

Lisa Pierpont
Julia Cabiness Shivers
Carole Simpson
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
Vidisha Agarwalla, Communications and Operations Specialist