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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
Safe Harbor/AIDS Collection
This collection consists of items from the Safe Harbor/AIDS collection hosted by Provincetown History Preservation Project. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Salem Public Library : Winter of 2015
This collection consists of items from the Salem Public Library : Winter of 2015 collection hosted by Salem Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Sandwich Town Archives Historical Photograph Collection
In October 2003, the Town Archives was moved from the third floor attic of the Town Hall Annex into the Macknight Room of the Sandwich Public Library. This move improved public access and increased the use of these valuable resources by residents and visitors to the town. Since that time, the... more
Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection, 1970-2005 (bulk 1970)
A 1969 graduate of Smith College and member of Students for a Democratic Society, Sandy Lillydahl took part in the second contingent of the Venceremos Brigade. Between February and April 1970, Lillydahl and traveled to Cuba as an expression of solidarity with the Cuban people and to... more
Sarah (Sallie) Moore Field, Abbot Academy Class of 1904, Student Materials and Ephemera
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
Saugus Stories
Images from the Saugus Public Library, including library patrons, library events and distinguished visitors.
Sayward family papers (MS031)
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.
Schenk Family
George Schenk was born May 8, 1896 and died January 8, 1968, living at 35 Hardy Street in Methuen. He married Cora Trumpold in 1921. Cora was born February 23, 1896 in New Hampshire and died August 1, 1990. He owned and worked at various pharmacies for forty years. The pharmacy at Lawrence... more
Schools and Class Photos
A collection of photos of Granville's school buildings, school activities (sports, field trips, etc.), teachers and class pictures. Also included are graduation programs and other school-related documents.  
Schools and colleges, 1868-1979, 1900-1929
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
Science for the People Records, ca. 1969-2014
At the height of the antiwar struggle in the late 1960s, a group of scientists and engineers based in Cambridge, Mass., began to turn a critical eye on the role of their fields in the larger political culture. Calling themselves Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action... more
Scott Family Photographs
Achsah Maria Dimmock (1830-1900) and Hugh Montgomery Scott (1852-1895) of Connecticut married in 1848. During their marriage the couple had eight children: Charles Dimmock, Earl Montgomery, Lilian Marie, Frank Orville, Addie Parsons, Kate Sawyer, Arthur Livingston, and Ray Palmer. After the... more
Sears and Cutting families papers (MS026)
This collection consists of items from the Sears and Cutting families papers (MS026) 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.
Sears family of Waltham photographic collection (PC060)
This collection consists of items from the Sears family of Waltham photographic collection (PC060) 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.
Selected Items from the Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
This collection consists of items from the Selected Items from the Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library collection hosted by Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in... more
Selected items from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Digitized presentations of selections from the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library.
Sharon Public Library Image Collection
Represented here are postcards and photographs that depict views of the Town of Sharon from 1860 through the 1970s. The core of the photo collection is made up of photographs that were donated to the library by various people who either resided in or were connected to families from the Town of... more
Sidney Lipshires Papers, 1932-2012
Born on April 15, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland to David and Minnie Lipshires, Sidney was raised in Northampton, Massachusetts where his father owned two shoe stores, David Boot Shop and The Bootery. He attended the Massachusetts State College for one year before transferring to the... more
Slade Family Papers, 1776-1892 (Bulk: 1838-1845)
The children of a textile investor, Mary and David Slade were students at the Friends’ Boarding School in Providence, R.I., during the late 1830s. Both died tragically of consumption at a young age, David at 24 and Mary at 28. The Slade family papers consist... more
Soldier’s record, Town of Sudbury MA
This collection consists of the letters from a Civil War Soldier, letters from family members to him, diaries of his from the years 1863 and 1864, the diary of his future wife from the year 1867, photos, patents held by the soldier after the war, and various certificates and documents connected... more
Somerville Public Library Local History Collection
The collection of the Somerville Public Library contains photographs, article clippings, and ephemera illustrating the social history of Somerville from 1841 to 1976. The items include photographs of the King and Vose families, images of the built landscape of Somerville, and Victorian trade cards.
Soule Photographic Art Company photographic collection, 1880s-1890s (PC046)
This collection consists of items from the Soule Photographic Art Company photographic collection, 1880s-1890s (PC046) 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.
South Hadley Postcard Collection
The postcard collection at the South Hadley Public Library includes views of Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley Falls, the town common, the Holyoke Dam, Connecticut River views and floods, as well as local churches, businesses, and points of interest.
Spencer Grant Collection
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Spencer Grant came to Massachusetts to attend Boston University. After graduating in 1966 with a degree in journalism, he first worked for two years as an Air Force photographer in Nebraska and later as an Associated Press photographer in New York. But the call of a... more
St. Michael the Archangel Society
St. Michael's the Archangel Society was founded in 1904 by Polish immigrants in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
St. Patrick's School Class of 1931
This collection contains one photograph of the St. Patrick’s School class of 1931.  
Stand Alone Documents Collection
This collection consists of items from the Stand Alone Documents collection hosted by Provincetown History Preservation Project. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Stella Greene Farr Collection
The Stella Greene Farr collection was donated to the Wilbraham Public Library by Cynthia Brown in 2009. The photographs were discovered in a desk drawer and trunk in the attic of the Farr farm in Granby, Massachusetts in the 1970s. Many of the items were loose; some were inserted into a... more
Stephen Borkowski Collection
This collection consists of items from the Stephen Borkowski collection hosted by Provincetown History Preservation Project. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Stephen Josephs Photograph Collection, 1972-1978
The Guru Ram Das Ashram was founded in Montague, Massachusetts, in 1972 by Steve Josephs under the inspiration of Yogi Bhajan. Affiliated with the 3HO (Healthy Happy Holy Organization) and the Sikh Dharma Brotherhood, the ashram provided instruction in Kundalini Yoga and Tantric... more
Stephen L. Saltonstall Photograph Collection, 1962
In the summer 1962, future Harvard student Steve Saltonstall was one of the early wave of white northerners who went into the Jim Crow south to work for civil rights. During that summer, he worked with SNCC to organize public accommodations in Cairo, Ill., and with an AFSC crew to... more
Stereo Slide Collection
This collection is composed of stereographs, mostly depicting the Greater Lawrence area but also including various sites around New England.  
Stereograph Collection
The Boston Public Library Print Department holds nearly 5,700 stereographs, the majority of them are regional views of America, with emphasis on Boston and New England. The collection, comprised of several donations, also includes international views, comic series, and stereographs for testing... more
Stetson Shoe Company Photographs
These photographs were presented as an album to Henry S. Stowers on the anniversary of his 50 years of service, 1899-1949. They depict employees, facilities, and products of the Stetson Shoe Company.
Stewart Ross James papers (CC013)
This collection consists of items from the Stewart Ross James papers (CC013) 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.
Students with Deafblindness at the Perkins School for the Blind
This is a collection of photographs of students, as well as their teachers, at the Perkins School for the Blind from 1890 to 1950. The students, ranging in age from kindergarten to adulthood, are shown in formal portraits, as well as in their daily activities. The collection highlights various... more
Suffolk School for Boys Lantern Slides
This collection consists of items from the Suffolk School for Boys Lantern Slides 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.
Suffolk University Records
This collection consists of items from the Suffolk University Records collection hosted by Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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.
Summer Scenes, Brooke Farm, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1922-1923
In 1922, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts appropriated $15,000 for the Massachusetts Agricultural College to purchase sixty acres of land lying immediately north of the existing Experiment Station. Known as the William P. Brooks Experimental Farm, the property was intended as a site... more
Susan Dalsimer Papers, 1969-1970
Famous Long Ago launched the literary career of Raymond Mungo with a splash, but even before the book had reached the shelves, he turned to his next project. In October 1969, Mungo began planning for a memoir of his life at the Packer Corners commune. Soon titled Total Loss Farm, the... more
Susanna Peyser Collection, 1982-1989
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
Swampscott Buildings
Interior and exterior views of Swampscott buildings, including shops, stores, inns, schools and the Swampscott Public Library.
Swampscott Schools
Images of Swampscott students, including class pictures and group photos of sports teams.
Swampscott Through the Years: A pictorial history
Images of Swampscott over time, including street scenes and townspeople,
Swampscott Town Departments
Images of the Swampscott Police and Fire Departments buildings and personnel
Swampscott's Neighboring Towns
Images from Swampscott's neighboring towns. This collection includes photos of Nahant, Lynn Woods in Lynn, Mass., and of the great fire in Salem, Mass.