A historian, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and champion of the Boston Public Library’s Special Collections. Learn how he inspired our primary conservation fund.
Lucretia Baskin started as the Boston Public Library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger in September 2023. Please enjoy this short interview with Lucretia about the process of cataloging rare books, her favorite items in the collections, and more.
Learn more about the City-funded $15.7 million project that created a new home for the BPL’s Special Collections.
Over the last decade, the Associates of the Boston Public Library underwrote work to catalog, digitize, and transcribe thousands of handwritten letters from leading abolitionists. Ilyon drew heavily on this collection and spent countless hours researching her book in the BPL’s Special Collections.
The BPL has an extensive collection of Toulouse-Lautrec prints, many of which have been preserved and digitized with Associates-funding. Join us on May 23, 2019 to learn more. Plus visit the MFA exhibition!
The Boston Public Library recently digitized its copies of the Declaration of Independence.