Mapping Summer Hotspots!

The school year is drawing to a close and at the Map Center we are dreaming about summer excursions! Traveling through our historic map collection, we have found all sorts of fun places to visit. Our itinerary starts in our hometown of Boston. In this historic tourist map from 1935 we can see all sorts of…
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Queer Fiction Blog: June 2019

Welcome to Pride Month, June 2019! For this month's Queer Fiction Blog, we have highlighted some of our favorite books from the Boston Public Library's 2019 We Are Pride book list. This list comes out every June and includes LGBTQ+ fiction and nonfiction for children, teens, and adults. For more LGBTQ+ resources, please visit the BPL’s…
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Vital Records and Genealogy

Vital Records are government produced records documenting births, marriages, and deaths. They are important sources of information in genealogy research and can be good jumping off points if you are starting out on your research. They can contain information about where someone lived, what their occupation was plus information about their parents, spouse, or children…
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