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Join us for the 9th Annual Cambridge Open Archives, June 19-22, 2017! 

This event is FREE but registration is required. Sign up here.

What is Open Archives? For four days, seven Cambridge repositories and special collections will open their doors to the public to showcase some of their most interesting materials — and the tales that go along with them. This year, our participants will present collections materials that fit with the theme of “living and dying in Cambridge.”

Our participants this year: Mount Auburn Cemetery, The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University, the Harvard Semitic Museum, Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters, The Cambridge Historical Society, The Cambridge Room (Cambridge Public Library), and the Harvard Art Museums Archives.

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Traffic Pattern Analysis Report, Cambridge Public Works Department archives, copyright, Siobhan Bredin.

CCTV volunteer, Siobhan Bredin, has been frequenting Cambridge history events and making short interview pieces for the CCTV website.  The first in her series is on this year’s Cambridge Archives Crawl, featuring Gavin Kleespies, Director the Cambridge Historical Society.  The second piece is on the Cambridge Public Library’s East End Christian Union collection, featuring Alyssa Pacy, Archivist for the Cambridge Public Library.  Enjoy!

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