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About The Boston Globe library

The Boston Globe newspaper commenced publication on March 4, 1872. On that day the Boston Globe library began the process of clipping, indexing and preserving all articles and photographs published in the Globe, as well as clipping news stories from national and other Boston newspapers of the day.

These clips files, grown to significant number in the years since, are still used daily by Boston Globe reporters and researchers and are an invaluable record of life in New England and especially Boston.

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