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Richard Merrill Collection
In 1998, Boston Public Library acquired a collection of over 5,000 negatives taken between 1936 and 1948 by photographer Richard Merrill (1908-1997). While attending Northeastern University, Merrill developed an interest in both photography and radio broadcasting. This led to a long career as a... more
Robert McCloskey Sketchbooks for "Make Way for Ducklings"
Robert McCloskey was the writer and illustrator of such classic children's books as "Blueberries for Sal," "One Morning in Maine," and "Homer Price." McCloskey twice won the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association's annual award of distinction for children's book illustration. He... more
Rocco Paoletta Collection
In 1974, Boston press photographer Rocco Paoletta donated to the Boston Public Library a collection of nearly 500 of his film negatives related to the political career of John F. Kennedy. The majority of Paoletta’s photographs document Kennedy before his election as President of the United... more
Rufus W. Griswold Papers, 1834-1857
Rufus Griswold (1815-1857) was the editor of Graham's Magazine and the publisher of American literature and poetry in the mid-19th century. This collection contains the near entirety of Rufus Griswold's correspondence between the years 1834 and 1857. In particular, it reflects his business... more