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2. Abbot Academy Collection Highlights

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

4. Advertisements

The collection contains items from a large scrapbook of advertisements. Pictures of the old masters are on the recto side of the items, while the advertisements are on the verso. The pages are black and the advertisements are hand-lettered in many colors with colored illustrations pasted on.  

16. Boston Matchcovers Collection

The matchbook covers included in Boston Public Library’s collection date from approximately 1940 to 1975. Intended as souvenirs, the majority of designs feature images of well-known buildings and monuments in Boston or advertisements for restaurants. The matchbook was patented in the 1890s by... more

19. Bowen family papers (MS006)

This collection consists of items from the Bowen family papers (MS006) 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.

21. British Artists

Critical funding to support long-term preservation of and enhanced public access to Boston Public Library collections, including this one, was provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

36. Civil Defense Photographs

The National Archives at Boston provides access to and preserves the permanently valuable historical records of Federal agencies based in the New England states. Among our holdings are photographs from the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, Region 1, which existed from 1958 to 1961. These... more

41. Clifton Johnson Collection

Clifton Johnson (1865-1940) of Hadley, Massachusetts was an accomplished literary figure with some 125 published books and countless magazine and newspaper articles to his credit. A friend of William Dean Howells and John Burroughs, he was an acquaintance of many other late 19th and early 20th... more

42. Codman family papers (MS001)

This collection consists of items from the Codman family papers (MS001) 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.

47. Countryside and Scenes

Located in the Berkshire foothills of Western Massachusetts, Granville is known for its scenic countryside, quaint village settings, and rolling farmland. This collection includes photos taken by local photographers, summer visitors, and Granville families. George Aldrich, a local amateur... more

50. Digitized Museum Collections

This collection consists of items from the Digitized Museum Collections 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.

52. Doyle's Cafe Memorabilia

Doyle's Cafe was a popular community gathering space located at 3484 Washington Street in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Doyle's opened its doors in 1882 and grew from a one-room Irish pub to a three-room bar and restaurant that was host to both locals and tourists alike. It was also known... more

53. Drag Show Programs

This collection consists of items from the Drag Show Programs 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.

55. Edwin B. Worthen Collection

The Edwin B. Worthen Collection documents life in Lexington, Massachusetts from its earliest settlement through the mid-20th century. The materials were collected by Edwin B. Worthen (1879-1956), his son Edwin B. Worthen, Jr. (1913-1976), and his daughter-in-law, Anita P. Worthen (1913-2008),... more

60. Elms College Presidents

Presented here are items that exhibit the history of the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) through the photos, memorabilia, correspondence, transcribed speeches, and miscellaneous documents of its ten presidents: Bishop Thomas O'Leary, First President: 1928-1949; Bishop Christopher... more

62. Ephemera

This collection consists of items from the Ephemera 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.

64. Ephemera collection (EP001)

This collection consists of items from the Ephemera collection (EP001) 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.

65. Essex County Fair

In 1818, the Essex Agricultural Society was officially granted a charter on June 12th of that year. The goal of the fledgling Society, formed by a group of "practical farmers" who first met on February 16, 1818, was "to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and others in... more

71. Florence Johnson Herbarium

The Florence Johnson Herbarium contains pressed plants gathered by Nahant grade school teacher Florence “Miss Flossie” Johnson and her pupils. Ms. Johnson taught from 1881 to 1927. Most notable are the specimens stamped “Mass Horticultural Soc., Boston, Nov. 26, 1897.” These were entered into... more

79. French Artists

Critical funding to support long-term preservation of and enhanced public access to Boston Public Library collections, including this one, was provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

83. Great Chelsea Fire of 1908

This collection is comprised of postcards, memorabilia, city documents, photographs, and other items from the Chelsea Public Library Archives, relating to the Great Chelsea Fire that burned nearly half the city on Palm Sunday, April 12th 1908.

86. Helen Keller Collection

The photographs in this collection span the life of Helen Keller, from her early childhood to her years at Perkins School for the Blind and beyond. Photos of her years with Anne Sullivan Macy and Polly Thomson are included. There are special sections from her adult life as Advocate and Traveler,... more

92. Houses and Other Structures

Granville has a remarkable number of significant historical homes and structures, many of which are on record with the Massachusetts Historical Commission MACRIS database. Several areas of town are also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Historical Room has collected images... more

99. Isaac Hull Papers, 1791-1862

Isaac Hull (1773-1843) served as lieutenant on USS Constitution throughout the Quasi-War with France and commanded USS Argus during the Barbary Wars. He assumed command of USS Constitution in June 1810 and won the first American frigate victory of the War of 1812 when he defeated HMS Guerriere... more