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Rare Book Collections, ca. 1100-2014
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives houses approximately 30,000 volumes reflecting an evolving history of collecting at UMass Amherst. Beginning in the late 1860s with a focus on agriculture and the natural sciences, SCUA has developed into a resource for the... more
Records of the State Reform School [Lyman School], 1847-1959
The State Reform School for Boys was established in Westborough in 1848 and is considered the first publicly-funded reform school in the United States. It was later reorganized and replaced by the Lyman School for Boys in 1886 and was closed in 1971. The collection contains annual reports, a... more
Records of the Westborough Rifle Company, 1861-1870
The Westborough Rifle Company was organized on April 29, 1861 and, when it departed to serve in the American Civil War, it included fifty-six men from Westborough and forty-five men from the surrounding towns of Southborough, Upton, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, and Northborough. The Company was... more
Records of Westborough’s Involvement in the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Militia, and the Continental Army, 1774-1792
In response to a call for towns to form a militia in 1774, the Town of Westborough established a militia unit and elected Captain Edmund Brigham (1733-1806) as its commanding officer. The British attack at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 prompted forty-six Minutemen from Westborough to... more
Reeves family diaries
This collection consists of items from the Reeves family diaries collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010 (MS056)
This collection consists of items from the Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010 (MS056) 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.
Riegel-Emory family papers (MS024)
This collection consists of items from the Riegel-Emory family papers (MS024) 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 Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1713-1945
This collection consists of items from the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1713-1945 collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Robert Francis Collection
Robert Churchill Francis (1901-1987) moved to Amherst, Massachusetts in 1926 to teach high school English. The teaching job lasted a single year; writing became his life's work. Francis was the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his writing career including the Golden Rose of the... more