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1. 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

3. 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

4. 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