Abbot Public Library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Harold B. and Elizabeth L. Shattuck Memorial Fund, most recently for its role in developing an ongoing partnership with Salem State University. The partnership began in fall 2022 when the archives department at the Frederick E. Berry Library agreed to house the contents of the Marblehead Room during renovations at 235 Pleasant St.
The partnership includes an internship, supported by the Shattuck Memorial Fund, starting in mid-September. This will facilitate the creation of digital content from a clippings file previously housed in the Marblehead Room and exploration of the Salem News photography collection, dating from the early 20th century to the 2000s, for images connected to Marblehead. These images will be digitized and added to the Salem State digital repository.
Thanks to contributions from the Shattuck Memorial Fund, Abbot Public Library has been able to create a digital archives program for the content of the Marblehead Messenger and the Marblehead Reporter; achieve website development on two occasions, most recently with a successful relaunch in July 2021; conduct studies of the Marblehead Room collections; present exhibits in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery; and purchase new chairs for the Meeting Room.
With our deepest gratitude to the Shattuck Memorial Fund, we look forward to unveiling the new digital content.
Executive director of the Abbot Public Library