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    341 State House, State Library Main Reading Room, Boston, MA 02133
    Tuesday, June 6, 2023
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    On her book: Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom

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The State Library was established in 1826 to collect, deposit, and house the Commonwealth's collections of maps, statute books, and government documents in a single central location. Since that time, the State Library has grown into a multifaceted and reliable resource for legislators, executive personnel, state employees, historians, genealogists, and users from all over the world.

Search the library's collections by using our online catalogdigital repository, and databases.

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Main Library
Massachusetts State House, Room 341, Boston, MA 02133
Special Collections Department
Massachusetts State House, Room 55, Boston, MA 02133


Main Library (617) 727-2590

Open M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Special Collections Department (617) 727-2595

Open M-F 9 a.m.–5 p.m. *Advance appointments are strongly recommended


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