Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library Gatherings of Staff, Trustees, Friends, Aldermen, 1970-1991

Newton Free Library

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The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural, and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from agriculture to industry and becoming a suburban Boston residential community. Presented here are photographs related to the Newton Free Library: building, staff, the Friends of the Newton Free Library, Trustees, City of Newton Aldermen, Social Services Department with views of TDD/TTY, Kurzweil Reading Machine, Brailler, print magnifiers, and Braille book collection; patrons, children's activities, art exhibit, literary reception, Fig Newton advertising illustration, atlases of Newton, water damage from storms on June 3, 1970 and in September, 1985, and photograph of exterior of Stark Public Library, Stark, New Hampshire, given to the Newton Free Library by Judge Monte Basbas.

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