Welcome to the NOBLE Digital Heritage
NOBLE Digital Heritage, a project of the North of Boston Library Exchange, Inc. (NOBLE) and our member libraries, is a collection of resources documenting the rich social and cultural history of our member communities.
To date, our libraries have contributed over 6,000 items to the collection. The majority of these items are images, dating from the mid-nineteenth century to today. The collections also include audio recordings from oral history projects, as well as maps and publications. NOBLE Digital Heritage will continue to grow as currently participating libraries contribute new resources and new libraries join the project. We hope you will visit us often.
NOBLE Digital Heritage resources are also available through the Digital Commonwealth and the Digital Public Library of America.
The NOBLE Digital Heritage includes collections from the following libraries:
The Melrose Public Library collection of High School Yearbooks dates back to 1925. The first yearbook was called The Whatnot. Over the next several years the name has changed from The Record to The Highlight and The Spotlight to its current name The Log in 1929.
Melrose Public Library now offers online access to most yearbook volumes thanks in part to the Boston Public Library Digital Commonwealth project. Yearbooks are part of the Internet Archive founded in 1996, a non-profit digital repository offering permanent access to millions of free books and more that exist in digital format.