Thanks to a generous donation from Seashore Trolley Museum member, James VB, the STM Library will be cataloging, preserving, and digitizing a collection of 500 blueprints from the Library's collections. The project will support the hire of an archival technician, the purchase of archival supplies for storage, and the rental of a large format scanner.
Once the project is complete (anticipated completion, September 1, 2015), the collection images and data will be searchable in the Museum image galleries on Digital Maine.
Here are some pictures of us getting set up, with some samples of the materials. There's treasure here!
Big pile of blueprints delivered
Sketches from the Boston Elevated Railway drawing office
Large format blueprint
A close-up of one of the sketches
Chris Libby, our cataloger and archivist