25 January 2016
... that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse!
The release of more than 180,000 digitized items represents both a simplification and an enhancement of digital access to a trove of unique and rare materials: a removal of administration fees and processes from public domain content, and also improvements to interfaces — popular and technical — to the digital assets themselves...
Read the full announcement and details on what is included here.
Recognize that the collection is worldwide in scope. I searched on
and over 800 items were found. I will definitely be looking more closely at this collection since I was previously unfamiliar with many of the materials listed. North Carolina
I also searched on
Salem and – two communities where my immigrant ancestors lived. When I resume my personal research, I will revisit this collection to see if I can find images of the churches, organizations, etc., that they were associated with. Peabody Massachusetts
Did you find a really neat image or document connected to your family history?
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