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Abbot Academy and Phillips Academy History
The history of the Abbot and Phillips Academies in images and documents.
American Textile History Museum Image Collection
This collection represents a selection of images from the American Textile History Museum, including prints, photographs, and insurance maps. These items reflect many different aspects of the American textile industry: images of textile companies (interior and exterior), textile machinery,... more
Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers, 1831-1921 (Bulk: 1851-1915)
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
Beverly Picture Collection
Historic images of Beverly, Massachusetts.
Bourne Archives Photograph Collection
This collection of photographs documents the villages of the Town of Bourne, the inhabitants and the areas, historic houses, and sites, and the various incarnations of the Cape Cod Canal.
Brookline Photograph Collection
Represented here are postcards and photographs that mainly depict views of Brookline from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. The core of the photograph collection is made up of photographs that were donated to the library in the late 1920s by Town Clerk Edward W. Baker.
Brookline Public Library Manuscript Collection
The Brookline Public Library Manuscript Collection consists of collected papers and documents related to the town of Brookline, including family papers, letters, deeds, wills, account books, political and military history, church and school documents, and various miscellaneous articles.
Charles E. and M. Sybil Hartley Eshbach Papers, 1913-1990
Charles Edgar Eshbach, Jr., a 1937 graduate of Massachusetts State College, and Maude Sybil Hartley met in late 1939, while she was a student at Simmons College and he was working for the New England Radio News Service, part of the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. They soon began dating... more
Charles River, City Hall, Community Schools, Crystal Lake, Echo Bridge, Tocci Family Collection, John Eliot Memorial, 1900-1980
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
A City of Refugees, the Memories of Cambodia Collection
This collection was donated to the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Lowell History by Dorothea Gemos Tsapasaris. Dorothea taught English as a Second Language [ESL] in the Lowell Schools. She was one of the first educators in the late 1980s, early 1990s to gather the stories and... more
Civil War Manuscripts (NEHGS)
This collection contains selected manuscripts from the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections related to the American Civil War, 1861-1865. These collections include letters, diaries, military records, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials produced by soldiers that provide details about... more
Coast Guard Heritage Museum General Collection
The Coast Guard Heritage Museum General Collection contains an assortment of documents and images related to U.S. Coast Guard history, which are housed in the archives at this museum. The museum was created in 2005 in the former U.S. Custom House (1856) located in Barnstable Village on Cape Cod,... more
David A. Hanson Collection of the History of Photomechanical Reproduction
This collection documents the history of photomechanical printing from its development in 1826 through the perfection of three-color printing at the beginning of the twentieth century. All major intaglio, planotype, and relief printing methods are represented. The collection includes examples of... more
David Entin Papers, 1966-2015 (Bulk: 1966-1968)
A worker in the struggle against poverty and racism for five decades, David Entin was raised in New York City environs until his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1953 when he was twelve years old. He began his anti-poverty work with the North Carolina volunteers, a pioneering early... more
Digital Amherst Collection
This collection consists of items from the Digital Amherst collection hosted by Jones Library, Amherst. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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.
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Correspondence, sermons, drawings, drafts of unpublished and published work, articles, artwork, and images relating to the professional activities and personal life of Edward Hitchcock, the third President of Amherst College and noted geologist and minister, and his family. These material are... more
Elmer C. Bartels Papers, 1961-2014
As the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for thirty years, Elmer C. Bartels became a national leader on issues related to vocational rehabilitation and independent living for people with disabilities. While studying physics at Colby College in 1960, Bartels broke his... more
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.
Frank A. Waugh Papers, 1881-1993 (bulk 1905-1943)
Born in Wisconsin but raised and educated in Kansas, Frank Waugh got his first teaching job at Oklahoma State University. He went on to teach at the University of Vermont and finally settled down in Amherst, as a professor at Massachusetts Agricultural College. While at Mass Aggie, he... more
General photographic collection (PC001)
This collection consists of items from the General photographic collection (PC001) 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.
George R. Coffin Diary, 1854-1857
The son of a master mariner from Newburyport, Massachusetts, George Richards Coffin was born in Castine, Maine, on Feb. 12, 1832. Sent to Boston at the age of 19 to get his start in business as a clerk, Coffin became a wharfinger in 1854, just a year before he married Hannah Balch, the eldest... more
The Harvard Forest Map Collection
The Harvard Forest Map Collection contains maps related to Harvard Forest properties and the surrounding areas. The collection includes maps from the early 1900s to present, including: historic, researcher-created and modern GIS maps. For further information on these maps and others held by the... more
Harvard Forest Martha's Vineyard Collection
The Harvard Forest Martha's Vineyard Collection contains images focusing on locations on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) and the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Guy S. Baker's photographs and maps
This digital representation of the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Inaugural collection consists of more than 100 photographs and maps from the collection of Guy S. Baker. The Holmes Public Library and Halifax Historical Society and Museum work closely together to provide... more
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Records
This collection consists of items from the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción 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.
Jim Kweskin Papers, 1907-2018
The Jug Band visionary Jim Kweskin was one of the major lights of the 1960s folk revival, and an influential figure in Americana music since. A native New Englander, Kweskin was born in Stamford, Conn., in 1940. As a student at Boston University, he was drawn into the Boston-Cambridge folk... more
Lancaster, Massachusetts Historical Image Collection
Incorporated in 1653, Lancaster is the oldest town in Worcester County and the earliest permanent settlement in the central part of the state. It is located in the beautiful Nashua Valley, and its center is near the "Meeting of the Waters," where the north and south branches of the Nashua... more
Lawrence History Center Photograph Collection
The Lawrence History Center Photograph Collection contains photographs from 1850 to present, which chronicle the history of the people and places of Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Lloyd E. Walsh Papers, 1917-1936
In June 1917, Lloyd Walsh volunteered for duty in the American Field Service, and for three months he served as an ambulance driver for Service Section 68 (S.S.U. 68), a unit that included a number of Amherst College students. When the United States entered the war later in the year,... more
Local History Manuscripts (NEHGS)
This collection contains selected manuscripts from the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections related to specific locations. The collection includes selected government and court records, military records, unpublished histories of locations and institutions, photographs from known locations, brief... more
Local History Photograph Collection
The Town of Lenox has a varied history, from its involvement in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as the Shire Town for Berkshire County, as a regional industrial center, as part of the New England Lake District literary period, as a home for the Gilded Age cottagers, and as a place of musical... more
Lynn Open Spaces
Historic images showing some of the recreational areas throughout Lynn, Mass.
Manuscripts and Archives
This collection consists of items from the Manuscripts and Archives collection hosted by Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine). Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Mark H. McCormack Papers, ca. 1920-2008 (bulk: 1957-2003)
Once hailed by Sports Illustrated as “the most powerful man in sport,” Mark Hume McCormack directly engineered the growth of money and media in modern professional sport. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in French and receiving a law degree from Yale,... more
Marstons Mills Historical Society Photograph Collection
This collection of photographs, postcards, and maps provides a portrait of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, a rural village in Barnstable County on Cape Cod. Marstons Mills has a long history in farming, fishing, and textiles and these images offer a glimpse of both historic locations and daily... more
Massachusetts Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission, Quabbin Reservoir, Photographs of Cemeteries, 1928-1945
As part of its function to design and construct the Quabbin Reservoir, Dam and Aqueduct (a water supply reservoir for Boston and the metropolitan area), the Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission (1926-1947), a special construction state agency, was required per the Massachusetts Acts of... more
Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works Photograph Collection, 1876-1930 (bulk, 1895-1921)
The Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works (MWW) Photograph Collection documents the construction of the Boston metropolitan water supply as it expanded westward between 1876 and 1925. Over 8,000 carefully labeled photographs were taken of each phase of the construction, from real estate takings... more
Methuen Historic Collection
The Methuen Historic Collection includes materials related the local history of Methuen and the surrounding areas. It includes city directories, high school yearbooks, postcards, and other historical and genealogical resources.
Newton Corner photographs, 1850-1905
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
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection (MS028)
This collection consists of items from the Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection (MS028) 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.
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present.In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the... more
Old Photographs of Wakefield
This collection consists of items from the Old Photographs of Wakefield collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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This collection consists of items from the Other collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Pine Manor College Photograph Collection
This photograph collection documents a wide variety of campus activities, events, student life, and people, including alumnae, faculty, staff, students, both the Wellesley and Chestnut Hill campuses, commencements and convocations, presidents, sports events, and parents weekend. The photographs... more
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s (GC002)
This collection consists of items from the Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s (GC002) 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.
Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee (Collection of Distinction)
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
Selected items from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Digitized presentations of selections from the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library.
Travel Brochures Collection, 1916-1949
Long a favored destination for travelers due to its scenic coastline and rural landscapes, New England’s tourist industry evolved in parallel with transportation technologies. Rail lines opened summering opportunities in the interior of the region in the nineteenth century, and the... 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
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
Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department calendars
The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department has preserved hundreds of images of Wakefield in its annual calendar.
Washington Historical Commission Collection
Represented here are items that document history local to the town of Washington, Massachusetts.
"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