Every day we loose incalculable amounts of history due to books being out of print, primary sources on microfilm, wax cylinders, and other inaccessible technologies deteriorating beyond retrieval.
The Hutching Museum Institute Library works to digitize and make available for researchers, explorers of history, and the curious, many of these books and documents from our extensive archives.
This process protects these rare and out of print books and documents from being handled which leads to further deterioration. (Access will still be granted upon request on location with advanced notice).
We will continue to digitize these items, with the help of volunteers, interns and staff. They will be added here as they become available.
We look forward to making our private rare books and documents collection available to anyone, anywhere, at no cost.
Exploring the Past | Creating the Future