Lucy Bensley Center

by Shane Stephenson

I've been working with the ladies from the Lucy Bensley Center, one of the buildings of the Town of Concord Historical Society. They've asked me to create an index of their books and newspapers as they have never had an index like this completed before. They have many anti-slavery books and pamphlets in their collection, along with hundreds of other books, but never had any easy way of getting to them. There are diaries, autograph books, and books on general history. The index is getting long, but it gives me great pleasure to be working with them and assisting in developing the "access" to archiving - making materials searchable and findable!

In the gallery section is an image from an autography book from 1855. It was from one school friend to another and has a lovely 1 stanza poem written to the owner of the autograph book.