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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.
Leominster, MA, Municipal Building (City Hall) Time Capsule, 1915
Presented here are items included in the time capsule sealed within the cornerstone of Leominster’s then-new municipal building during the town’s 175th-anniversary celebration on July 4-5, 1915. Later the same year, Leominster became a city. The capsule was remembered, located, and successfully... more
Leonard Bernstein Poster
Leonard Bernstein was born at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Sunday, 25 August 1918. Lawrence was the home of his maternal family, the Resnicks, who came from Russia. He later lived in Boston and went on to become a renowned composer, conductor, pianist, author, and... 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 Parades and Events
This collection consists of items from the Lynn Parades and Events collection hosted by Lynn Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Magic Posters
The world of magic has entertained and mystified humans since the first known performance of conjuring by the magician Dedi in ancient Egypt. The first book of magic tricks appeared in 1584. During the 1600s, many similar books were published that described magic tricks. Until the 18th century,... more
Mary L. Wentworth Papers, 1966-1968
The activist Mary Wentworth has worked throughout New England on behalf of a variety of progressive causes, beginning with the antiwar and feminist movements in the 1960s and 1970s and working against racism and other forms of discrimination, militarism, patriarchy, corporate power, and U.S.... more
Mary P. Burke U.N. Women’s Conference Collection, 1975-1995 (MS105) 
This collection consists of items from the Mary P. Burke U.N. Women’s Conference Collection, 1975-1995 (MS105)  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... more
Middleborough Public Library Cranberry collection
A collection of photographs, cranberry labels, and other items from the Middleborough Public Library's Cranberry Collection.
National Child Welfare Association
The posters in this collection were part of the Home and School Series with a subset of Fairy Tale Pictures. In the pamphlet Ten Years Service by the National Child Welfare Association, Inc., 1912-1922, the posters are described as "exquisitely colored in watercolors, so that each is, in effect,... more
National Endowment for the Arts Collection, 1970-2013
Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work... more
Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
This collection consists of items from the Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949) 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.
Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
This collection consists of items from the Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000) 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.
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
Office of the Town Clerk, Civil War Collection
This collection consists of letters, ledgers, military records, and field memorandums pertaining to the participation of Essex soldiers and their families in the Civil War.
Original art collection (GC001)
This collection consists of items from the Original art collection (GC001) 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.
Poster Collection
The posters that make up this collection were found in a map case in the second floor stacks of the Lawrence Public Library. Many of the posters from the First and Second World Wars were made from original lithographs that were signed by the artist.
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.
Randy Kehler Papers, 1978-1997
A veteran of the peace movement and founder of the Traprock Peace Center (1979), Randy Kehler was active in the National Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, the Peace Development Fund, and the Working Group on Electoral Democracy. Beginning in 1977, he and his wife became war tax... more
Richard Jones Papers, ca. 1970-1991
Over the course of his esteemed dance career, Richard Jones performed with Eleo Pomare Company, the Miguel Godreau Dance Company, and the Xochipillian Dance Group. Jones was appointed to the staff of the University of Massachusetts on September 1, 1973, and remained with the department until... more
Riki Anne Wilchins' Flyers
This collection consists of items from the Riki Anne Wilchins' Flyers 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.
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.
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.
Travel Posters
The Boston Public Library's Print Department is home to more than 350 vintage travel posters, most dating from the 1920s-1940s, the "Golden Age of Travel." Railways opened up America and Europe, luxe ocean liners introduced elegance into overseas voyages, and drivers took to the road in record... more
Venice Biennale Ephemera Collection
This collection consists of items from the Venice Biennale Ephemera collection hosted by Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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
War Blind and Propaganda Poster Collection
A collection containing World War I and World War II materials--predominantly war propaganda posters, but also Red Cross and other national and international charities, posters benefiting wounded and blinded soldiers, public health posters postcards, photographs, and newspaper and magazine... more
War Posters
After the United States entry in World War I, government officials realized that posters were an extremely effective means of communicating information to the general public. Some of America's finest artists, graphic designers, magazine illustrators, advertising agents, and commercial artists... more
Wayland Historical Society Collection
The Wayland Historical Society Collection includes materials related to the history of the early settlement of the towns of Sudbury and Wayland, Massachusetts. In 1835, the area known as East Sudbury was renamed Wayland. Materials include historical artifacts, documents, artwork, manuscripts,... more
"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