Learn why we are looking forward to this year’s Literary Lights dinner! Hear from our Dinner Co-Chairs in this series of short videos.
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 2021 Pierce Performance featured the world premiere of ONWARD – Votes for Women, a documentary play created by Lisa Rafferty, with music arranged and composed by Adam R. McDonald.
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to welcome our newest Board Members, who officially started their three-year terms on July 1, 2021.
American poet, abolitionist, suffragist, and social activist Julia Ward Howe is best known for the lyrics of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Learn about the BPL’s volume of her personal sheet music.
We are thrilled to welcome Laura Russo to the team as our new Director of Development and External Affairs.
Tyler Vargas is working as a Research Assistant this spring to help publicize the BPL’s vast Anti-Slavery Collection to peer cultural institutions.
The Associates joins the BPL and the BPL Fund in announcing $2.1 million in private funding to revitalize the Library’s Founding Research Collection.
The Associates has issued an RFP seeking a partner to help us promote awareness of the BPL’s remarkable digital collection of anti-slavery and abolitionist materials among cultural, civic, and educational institutions around the country.
The Associates would like to congratulate Joseph S. Berman on his appointment to the Boston Public Library’s governing body, the Board of Trustees.