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Lou Sullivan/Ben Power Correspondence
This collection consists of items from the Sullivan/Ben Power Correspondence 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.
Tad Chapman Artifacts Collection
Winthrop "Tad" Chapman (1915-1996) was a student in the deafblind program at the Perkins Institute (now the Perkins School for the Blind). He lost his vision and hearing at the age of four as result of spinal meningitis. The Tadoma method of communication was named for Tad and Oma Simpson,... more
Thomas Prince Library and Collection of the Old South Church
Comprising approximately 2,000 volumes of printed matter containing nearly 3,500 individual editions, the Thomas Prince Library and Collection of the Old South Church represents the combined collections of co-ministers Thomas Prince and Joseph Sewall, with additional books and manuscripts from... more
Thomas Wentworth Higginson Correspondence, 1848-1909
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1823-1911, was an abolitionist, author, Civil War colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, and Unitarian minister from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1841, and went on to study theology at Harvard Divinity School. Higginson became... more
Tiffany Club Documents
This collection consists of items from the Tiffany Club Documents 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.
Town of Boston
This collection consists of items from the Town of Boston collection hosted by City of Boston Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Trade Catalog Collection
A collection of tool, manufacturing equipment, building material, musical instrument, and other catalogs dating from the late-19th century to the mid-20th century. These catalogs shed light on the industrial revolution at its peak. Many catalogs depict manufacturing facilities and are well... more
Truro Massachusetts U.S. Coast Guard and Life Saving Service Collection
This collection consists of U.S. Coast Guard materials from the Life Saving Station in Truro, Massachusetts. Included are U.S. Coast Guard internal correspondence, mainly to and from the Keeper of the Highland Light Station Truro Massachusetts, log books from Highland Light Station, and... more
Tucker family papers (MS033)
This collection consists of items from the Tucker family papers (MS033) 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.
Tufts-Smith-Adams Collection
Dr. Cotton Tufts (1732-1815) was a Harvard graduate who had a medical practice in Weymouth. Two of Dr. Tufts’ grandchildren, Quincy (1791-1872) and Susannah (1797-1877), were the founders and benefactors of the Tufts Library, currently the main branch of the Weymouth Public Libraries. In... more
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Collection
This collection consists of items from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries collection hosted by University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be... more
Upstate New York Newsletters
This collection consists of items from the Upstate New York Newsletters 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.
Victoria Woodhull Martin Papers, 1883-1927
Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin) Woodhull (1838-1927) was a campaigner for women’s rights and an advocate of sexual freedom. Woodhull was born Victoria Claflin in Homer, Licking County, Ohio in 1838. At the age of fifteen, she married Dr. Canning Woodhull and had two children, Byron and Zulu/Zula... more
Villages of Newton: Newton Centre, Newton Corner, 1870-1979, 1900-1946
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... more
W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. chambers papers on the Boston Schools Desegregation Case
The papers in this collection constitute a day-to-day file documentation of the "Boston Schools Case," a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Boston School Committee. The 1974 case (Morgan v. Hennigan, 379 F. Supp. 410) went to trial before Federal District... more
W. E. B. Du Bois Papers, 1803-1999 (bulk 1877-1963)
Scholar, writer, editor of The Crisis and other journals, co-founder of the Niagara Movement, the NAACP, and the Pan African Congresses, international spokesperson for peace and for the rights of oppressed minorities, W.E.B. Du Bois was a son of Massachusetts who articulated the... more
Waban Historical Collection
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... more
Walt Whitman Collection
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, portraits, notes and printed material of Walt Whitman. Collected by William E. Barton (1861 – 1930). These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Walter Mason Dickinson Papers, 1858-1900
Originally a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1876, Walter Mason Dickinson left after his junior year to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his military career, Dickinson saw service in the southwest and as a military instructor at MAC (1891-1896).... more
War of 1812
The USS Constitution Museum's War of 1812 collection includes printed pamphlets, rare books, certificates, broadsides, and manuscript correspondence, logs, and journals. Together the works document USS Constitution's role in the War of 1812, as well as other political and military aspects of the... more
Wayland Historical Society Collection
The Wayland Historical Society Collection includes materials related to the history of the early settlement of the towns of Sudbury and Wayland, Massachusetts. In 1835, the area known as East Sudbury was renamed Wayland. Materials include historical artifacts, documents, artwork, manuscripts,... more
Weld-Appleton family papers (MS005)
This collection consists of items from the Weld-Appleton family papers (MS005) 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.
West Bridgewater History
Items from the West Bridgewater Public Library about the history of the town of West Bridgewater.
Westborough High School History Archives
Materials in the Westborough High School History Archives explore the history of Westborough High School from the late 1800s to the end of the 20th century. The collection incliudes such items as class photographs, sports keepsakes, letters and other school-related documentation, school... more
"Westborough: Your Town - Your History" Scanning Day, 2017
On February 4, 2017, the Westborough Public Library asked Westborough residents to bring in historical and cultural items relating to our town for the library to scan and digitize at its "Westborough: Your Town - Your History" Scanning Day. People brought in photographs, documents, uniforms,... more
Westhampton (Mass.) Town Records, 1779-1901
Originally settled by Europeans in 1762, the town of Westhampton, Massachusetts, was separated from adjacent Northampton and incorporated in September 1778. Situated in the western reaches of Hampshire County, it was principally an agricultural town, producing apples, other fruit, and... more
Wilbraham Town Archives Photographic Collection
The Wilbraham Public Library's Town Archives collection includes 10 archival boxes of several hundred photographs, mostly dating from the late 1800s to the 1960s. At some point, they were divided up loosely by subjects such as Churches, Agriculture, Businesses, Private Schools, Public Schools,... more
William Bollan Papers (NEHGS)
The William Bollan Papers (Mss 1074), written between 1749 and 1757, consist primarily of petitions and memorials presented by colonial agent William Bollan to the British parliament and/or Lords Commissioners, and correspondence exchanged with British and American government officials. The... more
William L. Machmer Papers, 1899-1955 (bulk 1924-1953)
Enjoying one of the longest tenures of any administrator in the history of the University of Massachusetts, William Lawson Machmer served under five presidents across 42 years, helping to guide the university through an economic depression, two world wars, and three name changes. During... more
William Penn Brooks Papers, 1863-1939 (bulk 1863-1896)
Brooks entered the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1871 and graduated in 1875. In 1877, he accepted an invitation from the Japanese government to continue the work begun by Clark to establish the Sapporo Agricultural School. His papers consist of correspondence, photographs,... more
William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, portraits, drafts and autographs of William Wordsworth. Collected by Cornelius H. Patton, Amherst class of 1883. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Willis H. White Papers, 1874-1966 (Bulk: 1919-1942)
A convinced Friend who became an advocate for peace, Willis H. White was a member of the East Greenwich Monthly Meeting. A secretary in the Providence-based real estate firm William H. White & Sons, White was active in several organizations promoting peace and spiritual renewal... more
Winthrop Handwriting Collection
A collection of correspondence and signatures by historically significant persons, including politicians, statesmen and military leaders. Included among these are Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and... more
Younghee Kim-Wait (Class of 1982)/Pablo Eisenberg Collection of Native American Literature
Includes works by Native American authors dating from 1772 to 1923. The collection encompasses a wide range of subjects, from fiction and poetry to philosophy and tribal histories. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Ziba B. Oakes Papers, 1852-1857
The letters in this collection document the business dealings of Ziba B. Oakes, a slave broker, who lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The letters were written by several business associates and cover all aspects of the slave trade such as pricing, selling instructions, and resolving problems... more