Sunday, November 6, 2016

Preserving History

The recipe for preserving history: The archive is home to many treasures. While searching the archive, we sometimes find pieces of our history that have been lost to time, whether intentionally or unintentionally. What to save is up to the archivist.  In the Archdiocese of Boston, the archivist is Thomas Lester.


As the archivist and records manager, Lester’s main responsibilities include ensuring the long-term preservation of Archdiocesan records, organizing collections to make them more accessible, and assisting researchers.  He also writes a biweekly column for The Pilot, the Boston Catholic newspaper, highlighting historical events and the archive’s collections.

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