The Winslow Archives is fortunate to have been selected to participate, in 2011-12, in a scanning and digitization project administered by the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth, and funded by grants from the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) and the MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners). Access to the documents scanned through the project is hosted by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization founded to build an Internet library offering “permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.” http://archive.org/about/
As a result of its participation in the project, the Winslow Archives is pleased to be able to offer free digital access to:
|Allerlei, Lasell Seminary’s first annual yearbook, from 1890 – 1915|
|Lasell Leaves, a monthly publication produced originally by students and later by the Alumni Office, from 1876 – present|
Follow these instructions to view these digitized volumes:
- Go to http://archive.org/details/lasellcollegewinslowarchives.
- Once there, you may browse the contents by collection, by date, or by title.
- For instance, if you wanted to see the entire run of the Allerlei, it would be best to click on A in the “Browse by Title” section.
- If you wanted to see all files from a particular year, you should “Browse by date.”
- Choose an item to examine and click on its title. On the left side of the new page will be a box entitled “View the book.” The list offers several different formats in which to read the book’s content. At the bottom of the box is a link where you can find “Help reading texts.”
- Most or all of the formats allow for word searching. For instance, if you are looking for information on a relative who attended Lasell Seminary, Lasell Junior College, or Lasell College, you may search by that person’s name in the volumes which match the time period of her attendance.
We hope to follow this initial effort with more scanning projects, beginning with the Lamp, the yearbook that succeeded the Allerlei and is still published today. Have a look around our first foray into digitizing our collections, and let us know what you think.