“Here’s to Dear Old Falmouth”
Head of Technical Services, Kim DeWall, gives an update on the yearbooks project!
Here’s to Dear Old Falmouth: Good News for Falmouth Public School Alumni
Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to the Library’s Digital Archives, which hosts editions of the Falmouth Enterprise and the Town of Falmouth Annual Reports; we are quite excited to announce that our print collection of Falmouth Public School Yearbooks will also be digitized and hosted thanks to the Library for the Commonwealth program, a partnership between the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth. This free program, open to Massachusetts-based libraries, is a great opportunity for the Library to expand our digital services by creating greater access to our local collections.
The collection dates back to the 1931 edition of the Lawrencian, named after Lawrence High School, and continues on to present editions of Falmouth High School’s the Clipper Compact. The collection also includes several editions of The Broadcaster, the yearbook of the Henry W. Hall School. The collection is now at the Boston Public Library and will undergo the digitization process this fall. We do have some duplicate copies of yearbooks, so check in with us if you happen to be looking for a yearbook while they are being digitized, as we might still have a duplicate copy in the Reference Room.