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Mayflower Passages: Conservation Treatment and Digitization of William Bradford’s ‘Of Plimouth Plantation,’ 1630-1650

NEDCC recently provided conservation treatment and digitization for one of the great treasures of the State Library of Massachusetts and of the nation.  William Bradford’s Manuscript tells us who was on the Mayflower and contains the earliest surviving copy of the Mayflower Compact.

The State Library’s goals for the conservation and digitization of the Bradford Manuscript were to improve public access to this significant and well-loved resource, and to protect the volume from further deterioration. It was also important to address the many condition issues without significantly altering either the appearance of the book or the experience for a researcher using the book.

Learn more about the project on the NEDCC website.