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This is a living collection, meaning that development is ongoing — object research is being added, bugs in the system are being fixed, and errant terms are being revised. You can begin exploring the collection and discovering unexpected connections and stories from the Hall of Fame collection.


For more than 75 years, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has been committed to preserving the history of the National Pastime in Cooperstown.

With more than three million Library items, a quarter of a million unique images and 40,000 three-dimensional artifacts representing baseball’s illustrious history, the Museum preserves an immense physical collection that brings baseball history to life. Through the Hall of Fame Digital Preservation Project, the Museum, over the next several years, will continue to digitally preserve its collections and Library archive, making PASTIME the online portal for fans and students of the game to relive baseball’s greatest moments through the Museum’s collection.

Additional digitally preserved material – including photos, audio, video and text – from the Museum collection is added daily to the PASTIME digital collection.

The goal of the Project is to provide online access to the precious artifacts and documents that are preserved in Cooperstown for fans and researchers around the globe, while ensuring that they are digitally preserved for future generation of fans.

HELP US PRESERVE BASEBALL HISTORY

The project is dependent upon the continued generous donations of passionate baseball fans, along with support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY, New York State’s Division of Tourism, as a part of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council awards.

Explore the interactive exhibit of the first of Babe Ruth’s twenty-five scrapbooks.