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Spanning the years 1914–1967, the Aldino Felicani Collection: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Records documents the efforts and activities of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee to free Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti from prison for the murders of Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro... more
Sarah "Sallie" Moore Field graduated from Abbot Academy in 1904 and lived until 1985 (age 103). This collection documents primarily Sarah Field's time at Abbot Academy (mostly 1900 to 1904) and suggests that she was a dutiful student. The majority of the collection comprises notebooks from her... more
This collection consists of items from the Sayward family papers (MS031) 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.
Digitized presentations of selections from the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library.
Presented here is a brief history of Newton from 1661 onward in very light handwriting, which deals especially with the breaking away of Newton from Cambridge. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These... more
The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the... more
Sidney Brooks of Harwich attended Phillips Academy in Andover before attending Amherst College from 1837 to 1841. His papers include thirty-five letters, a ledger of his expenses, and writings from his school days. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in... more
This collection consists of items from the Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee collection hosted by Chicopee Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
This collection contains letters written to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881) -- the publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) -- and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915) between the years 1851 and 1904 by members of the Hawthorne family. The letters document both the personal and... more
Presented here is the diary of 12 year old Esmond Rice, who was born in 1892 and lived most of his life in Waban, a village of Newton, Massachusetts. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These materials... more