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Boston City Archives Collection
"Nothing can defeat the heart of this city."
-Former City of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
The Boston City Archives Collection at Our Marathon
In the days, weeks, and months that followed the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, countless messages of support reached the city from across the globe. Many people left messages, posters, and other items at a makeshift memorial in Copley Square.
Last spring, the Boston City Archives gathered these items in order to preserve the historical record of this unprecedented outpouring of support.Thanks to the tremendous efforts of its staff, as well as a generous donation of time and resources made by Iron Mountain, the Boston City Archives has digitized these items.