Preservation Society of Newport County

Log Number: MA-245635-OMS-20

The Preservation Society of Newport County will complete a major digitization initiative of 13 high-priority special collections that document the role Newport has played in shaping national cultural and social movements. The digitized images and information will be uploaded to Newportal, a multi-institutional website of Newport history. The project goals are to make this collection accessible to scholars and the public; to enhance intellectual control of the collection for internal management and use in public programming; and to preserve the collection by reducing physical handling of the objects. This project aligns with the Preservation Society's public service mission to "engage the public in the story of America's vibrant cultural heritage.