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The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center

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The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center
The goal of the ARC is more than just preservation, cataloging, and storage. Our ultimate goal is to share this rich historical material with others. Over time, the ARC will provide an extraordinary resource for scholars and educators with an interest in everything from Colonial dairy practices to the China Trade to the origins of the land trust movement.

The ARC represents a new level of stewardship for The Trustees and the opportunity to advance scholarship of Massachusetts' history and culture. It also embodies our determination to preserve our cultural and historic resources with the same care as our natural ones. Thus a human dimension will enhance every meadow, field, forest, and wetland we protect, as the decisions made by generations of past owners are illuminated by the records they left behind. The ARC helps to connect the past, present, and future – it's only by knowing and learning from what came before that we can truly shape tomorrow.