Just in time for the New Year, the MHS was awarded a number of important grants totaling over $280,000 that support all aspects of the Society's work.
• A $185,307 Publishing Historical Records grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will support the publication of The Papers of John Adams.
• The Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation has provided $60,910 to the William L. Saltonstall Memorial Fund at the MHS. The Society will use $18,910 to continue the digitization and conservation of items in the Saltonstall family papers and perform additional processing on the papers of Sen. Leverett Saltonstall. The remainder of the grant ($42,000) will be directed to an endowment fund in Bill Saltonstall's name, designated to help underwrite Society's public program and exhibition expenses.
• Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati has made a $12,200 grant to the Society, providing $10,000 to support a summer teacher workshop based around the newly digitized Siege of Boston documents (also funded by MASOC) and $2,200 to fund the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Short-Term Fellowship.
• A $9,000 grant from the C. F. Adams Charitable Trust will sponsor a pilot conservation and digitization project in conjunction with the publication of the diaries and autobiographical writings of Louisa Catherine Adams.
• An $8,290 grant from the Peck Stacpoole Foundation will enable the MHS to arrange and describe the papers related to the family of American poet E. E. Cummings.
• The Charitable Irish Society has awarded $6,930 to arrange and describe its records, which are in the MHS collections, and present a searchable guide at the MHS website.