On May 2, 2019, in celebration of Boston Children's Hospital's 150th anniversary, the Archives Program hosted an event to collect and digitize stories from the hospital community. More than two dozen volunteers from Boston Children's Hospital staff joined a team of UMass Boston staff members,... more
The Abbot Academy Collection primarily consists of material relating to the administrative functions of the Academy. It includes material of the trustees, treasurer, and other administrative offices. The collection also includes Abbot Academy memorabilia and student-created work ranging from the... more
Reports by the Office of Admission at Amherst College for the use of secondary schools. The reports present statistics on the incoming freshman class and information for secondary school principals and guidance counselors, and span 1947 - 2012. These material are held at Amherst College Archives... more
This collection consists of items from the Advice Columns collection hosted by Digital Transgender Archive. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
This collections brings together a number of documents related to historically black fraternal organizations, including many related to Prince Hall Freemasonry.A leading citizen in Boston’s eighteenth-century black community, Prince Hall (1738-1807) was an abolitionist who petitioned the... more
Aldin Grout was among the first American missionaries to the Zulu nation. After experiencing a religious conversion in his early twenties, Grout dedicated his life to the ministry, studying at Amherst College (1831) and Andover Theological Seminary (1834) before accepting an... more
This collection consists of items from the La Alianza Hispana Records collection hosted by Northeastern University Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
This collection contains Alice Ronchetti's professional documents and photographs. The documents include her certificate of librarianship and two letters that document her retirement: one acceptance letter from library director Joseph G. Sakey and one resolution passed by the Board of Library... more
Following the November 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) as President of the United States, seven states in which slavery was legal individually seceded from the Union. They did so because of Lincoln’s opposition to the expansion of slavery in the western United States. South... more
Printed material, legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other papers from 1815 - 1891 documenting the history of Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund, and the inception and founding of Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in... more
This collection contains correspondence, petitions, pamphlets and other printed material documenting the early history of Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
This collection is from the contents of vertical files in the Annisquam Historical Society.Annisquam, a village in Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts, has its historical society based in the old firehouse, Deluge 8. The building and its contents are under the aegis of the Annisquam Association.... more
In the late 1890s, the family of William Lloyd Garrison, along with others closely involved in the anti-slavery movement, presented Boston Public Library with a major gathering of correspondence, documents, and other original material relating to the abolitionist cause from 1832 until after the... more
Appleton Farms, located in Hamilton and Ipswich Massachusetts, is the oldest continuously operating farm in America. Established in 1636 by Samuel Appleton, the farm is among the most influential in America’s agricultural history. The Appleton Family Papers document the evolution of New England... more
The Armand P. Pfister Papers span the years 1840-1846 and feature seven letters received by Pfister as the Grand Secretary for the Grand Chapter, the Grand Council, and the Grand Lodge of Alabama. Correspondents include Philip Swigert, a Kentucky Mason and Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of... more
This collection consists of items from the Barrett family papers (MS007) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
This collection consists of items from the Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House collection (MS036) collection hosted by Historic New England. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
The papers of Benjamin Smith Lyman (1835-1920), a native of Northampton, Massachusetts, and a geologist/mining engineer who worked in Japan at the request of the Meiji government to introduce modern geological surveying and mining techniques, illuminate aspects of late nineteenth... more
A New York native with a deep commitment to social justice, Bernard Jaffe was an attorney, confidant, and longtime friend of W.E.B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois. In 1951, Jaffe joined Du Bois's defense team at a time when the civil rights leader was under indictment for failing to... more