The Portsmouth History Project
The Portsmouth History Project: A joint project of the Portsmouth Free Library and the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee.
Are you looking for a place to put your old photos, maps or other documents of Portsmouth?
The Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Portsmouth 375 Steering Committee are seeking old photos and documents of Portsmouth. Our goal is to preserve the history of Portsmouth through images of its people, places, and scenery in a way that is accessible to everyone. We plan to: digitize the image, catalog it by photographer (if known), place, person, event, or time period, and add it to a database accessed by our library or PortsmouthRI375 web sites. Actual photographs or postcards will be stored in archival envelopes/boxes in the library. If you have a photograph or postcard with some historical significance to the town’s history, please consider donating it to make it available to future generations. If you want to keep your item, please consider loaning it for the digitizing process and it will be returned to you when that is completed. Some maps, charts, other memorabilia or other artifacts will also be considered.
We hope that through your donations, we will build a useful historic archive for our town for future generations.
The Library and the 375th Steering Committee reserve the right to refuse to duplicate photos and items not considered consistent with the goals of this project.