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Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, founded in 1848. The Boston Public Library is also the Library for the Commonwealth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; all adult residents of the commonwealth are entitled to borrowing and research privileges, and the library receives state funding. The Boston Public Library contains approximately 23 million items encompassing all formats including books, DVDs, CDs, maps, music scores, microfilm, manuscripts, prints and other visual materials, and electronic resources, making it the second-largest public library in the United States behind only the Library of Congress , according to the American Library Association. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Boston Public Library has hosted 41 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1996 Interview. The year with the most events was 1999 with seven events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2016 with an average of 2,700 views per video. Most appearances with Brian Lamb (3), Bernard Margolis (3), Joseph J. Ellis (2). Most common tags: Arts & Literature, Early American History (1600-1850), U.S. History.

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    The Great Boston Fire

    Author Stephanie Schorow discussed the Great Boston Fire of 1872, which still ranks as one of the costliest fire-related…

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    Dirty Work

    Journalist Eyal Press reported on the occupational hazards that come with being an essential worker in America. The Boston…

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    William Bradford and Plymouth Colony

    Millersville University History Professor Francis Bremer discussed William Bradford, one of the first governors of Plymouth…

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    Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom recounted the last 31 hours of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., which included his “Mountaintop…

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