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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
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
Digitized presentations of selections from the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library.
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
The Boston Public Library Music Special Collection includes materials concerning every facet of musical study, such as biography, history and criticism, ethnomusicology, theory and composition, and music education; the collected editions of all the major composers (and many less well-known... more
This collection contains the sketching prints used to make book plates for Daniel T.V. Huntoon's book History of the Town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The prints range in date from 1889 and 1890 and cover various places and symbols associated with the town of Canton, Massachusetts.... more
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
Sir David Young Cameron (1865-1945) was a Scottish painter and etcher. Born in Glasgow, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Edinburgh Schools of Art. Cameron gained recognition both as a painter in oil and in watercolor and as an etcher. His images were enhanced by European... more
Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) was a Scottish printmaker and watercolor artist. Born in Glasgow, Bone first trained as an architect before pursuing his studies at the Glasgow School of Art. In 1901, Bone moved to London and in 1902 held his first solo exhibition at the Carfax Gallery. From that time,... more
Portfolio of sixteen illustrations by Maurice and Edward Detmold for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Plates are mounted on board with hinged mat and covered with guard sheet with letterpress. Many captions include a quotation and page number from the text. Critical funding to support long-term... more
Caricature is a pictorial representation of a person or thing through the gross exaggeration of its most characteristic features. It is the portrait that conveys the meaning, often playing on accepted symbols or repeated imagery. The text, if present at all, is secondary.Caricaturists portray... more
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
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.
This collection consists of items from the Spanish Civil War Poster collection hosted by Brandeis University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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
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
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.
Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978), was an American painter and printmaker. Born in Brooklyn, Wengenroth studied between 1923 and 1927 at the Art Students League with George Bridgman and at the Grand Central School of Art with Wayman Adams. In 1929-1930, he studied at the Eastport Summer School of... more
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
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