Special Collections

Boston TV News Digital Library

The Boston TV News Digital Library, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Council on Library and Information Resources, is a collaboration between the Boston Public Library, Cambridge Community Television, Northeast Historic Film and WGBH Educational Foundation. The website aims to bring to life local news stories produced in and about Boston from the early 1960s to 2000.

Nearly 2,000 audiovisual news reports are available for viewing online, including content from Boston Public Library’s WHDH film collection (1958–1973), Cambridge Community Television (1988–1999), Northeast Historic Film’s WCVB film collection (1970–1979), and WGBH-produced Evening Compass (1973–1975) and the Ten O’Clock News (1975-1991).

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