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Pittsfield, Massachusetts: $30K to Digitize Local History at Athenaeum

Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2011

Personal letters of George N. Briggs — the only Pittsfield resident ever elected governor of Massachusetts — are among the thousands of the city’s historical private and public manuscripts the local library plans to preserve for future generations.

The Berkshire Athenaeum has received a $30,000 federal grant through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to digitally scan nearly 15,000 documents into its computer system for research purposes.

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