Category Archives: Historical Digital Collections

The Preserving Memory Collections

Did you know that many CLAMS Libraries have digitized their local historical collections?  We will feature a different historical collection periodically. The Preserving Memory digital archival database is a searchable database of some of Sturgis Library’s most important archival materials, including images of documents, photos and postcards.
The Preserving Memory Collections Include:
Sturgis Library Collections
Stanley W. Smith Collection of Early Land Deeds
Benjamin Harrison Photograph Collection
Sturgis Library Postcard Collection
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The Digital Public Library of America launches

On April 18 The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform.  Read the press release.

A search today for “cape cod”  returns 433 results – images, text, moving images.  It will grow.   Explore, have fun!  http://dp.la/

From The Digital Public Library of America website:
“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.

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Cummings Photo Collection

Did you know that many CLAMS Libraries have digitized their local historical collections?  We will feature a different historical collection periodically.  Our  first is the Cummings Photo Collection.

Snow Library in Orleans owns approximately 750 glass plate negatives of photographs taken by H.K. Cummings between 1887-1905 in the Orleans-Eastham area. The library is currently in the process of preserving this collection. These photographs may be viewed at the library and copies of these photographs may be ordered through the library.

View digitized versions of the H. K. Cummings prints

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