Libraries and organizations throughout Massachusetts and the U.S. are working together to make the resources of libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the public. These digital collections - including historical records and maps, works of art and culture, and research and scientific data - expand access and offer learning opportunities to everyone. Below are just a small sample of some of the digital collections offered by Massachusetts Libraries.

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African American History

Featured Collections from the Boston Public Library

Diaries, Papers, and Journals

Features from the Digital Public Library of America

Local History

Map Collections

Postcards, Prints, and Posters


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