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1878 Map of Newton Center
Presented here is a hand drawn, pen and ink street map of Newton Centre. 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... more
Allen House Oversized Photos
Presented here are the Allen House oversized photos. The Nathaniel T. Allen Homestead has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978. It was built in Greek Revival style around 1844 and was a stop on the underground railroad. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic... more
Applications and transfers from Charles Ward Post 62, Volume 1
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
Applications and transfers from Charles Ward Post 62, Volume 2
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
Applications and transfers from Charles Ward Post 62, Volume 3
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
Applications and transfers from Charles Ward Post 62, Volume 4
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
Arts and Music, Biography, Storms, Transportation, Voice of Women, YMCA, 1860-1987, 1930-1979
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
Assessed Polls
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
Auburndale Tradecards
Presented here is the Newton Free Library trade card collection. In the late 1800's advanced industrial technology meant major reduction in the cost of printing and producing advertising. Trade cards were given away by shopkeepers with the purchase of a product. Consumers collected trade cards,... more
Biographical Pamphlet (Fields)
Presented here are extended eulogies written as sermons, funeral tributes or memorial speeches for prominent New England men, some from Newton, Massachusetts. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural and governmental past. These... more
Biographical Pamphlet (Livermore)
Presented here are extended eulogies written as sermons, funeral tributes or memorial speeches for prominent New England men, some from Newton, Massachusetts. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural and governmental past. These... more
Blue Books of Newton
Presented here are directories, which usually include a folding map of Newton, list of residents by name and by street address with illustrated advertisements and business directory, clubs and societies, location of fire boxes, seating plan of theatres and concert halls in the area including... more
Buildings, Celebrations, Cemeteries and Headstones, Churches and Synagogues, 1880-1990
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
Businesses and shopping, Fire Department, Forestry Department, Hospitals,  1867-2003, 1900-1979
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
Businesses, Churches, GAR Charles Ward Post #62, Houses, Newton Flag, Parades, Railroads, Schools, School Bands, Villages
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
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
Class Statistics NHS Class of 1890
Presented here is a handwritten speech with humorous references to classmates' talents, foibles and incidents in the school year (1889-1890) at Newton High School, Newton, Massachusetts. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural and... more
Collection of political cartoon drawings / Eddie Germano
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
Diary and Account Book, 1859-1862
Presented here is a manuscript by Richard T. Sullivan of Newton Upper Falls, who eventually became a prominent woolen manufacturer and leader in Massachusetts politics, went to Cuba (Isla de Cuba), passing through Havana and Matanzas on his way to work on Plantation San Luis and Plantation... more
Diary of Edgar W. Warren
Presented here is a diary of personal matters and Newton city business and expenditures, brief accounts of social outings, and news of the family of Edgar W. Warren, Mayor of Newton, 1906-1907. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural... more
Eliot Church Annual 1845-1887
Presented here is Eliot Church, which was located at the corner of Centre and Church Streets in Newton Corner. It was a Congregational Trinitarian church organized on July 1, 1845. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and... more
Encampment of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Light Infantry at Newtonville, Mass., 1852
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
For the Dinner of the First City Government
Presented here is a letter (postmarked Jan. 1, 1889) addressed to the Honorable James F. C. Hyde, Newton's first Mayor, who served 1874-1875. 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... more
Frank A. Day Junior High School Class of 1954
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
Glass Plate Negatives
Presented here is a collection of largely unidentified scenes in Newton, Massachusetts in the late 1800s or early 1900s. 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... more
History of the Newton Fire Department
Presented here is a history (approximately 1600s to 1897) of the Newton Fire Department. 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... more
Hunnewell Club
Presented here is the Hunnewell Club collection, which consists of photographs, a book excerpt of brief history of the club, a printout of online record of club from Jackson Homestead Manuscript and Photograph Collection, and an original caricature of club members by artist, Frank Collier.The... more
Jersey Stock Club
Presented here is a collection of portraits of the members of the Jersey Stock Club of Newton taken in the late 1880s. 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... more
Journal of Edward Jackson
Presented here is the diary of Edward Jackson who, in 1849, traveled from Newton, Massachusetts to Sacramento in search of gold. 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... more
Lantern Slides
Presented here is a selection of lantern slides from the Newton photographs 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... more
Maps of the Wards of Newton
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
Mayor Howard Whitmore, Jr. collection 1929-2008
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
Meadowbrook Junior High School Class of 1963
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
Metal Plate Negative
Presented here is an interior view of the Newton Free Library, 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 reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the... more
Miss Carroll School, 1897-2010
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
New Main Library, 330 Homer Street, 2005-2006
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
New Main Library, 330 Homer Street, Site Walk, Groundbreaking and Construction, 1986-1990
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
New Main Library, 330 Homer Street-Gala preview, dedication and 10th anniversary, 1991-2001
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
Newell Family Album
Presented here is the Newell family photograph album, which shows family members, their houses (interior, exterior and grounds), family homesteads, farms, mills, views from their Boston offices, and their West Newton neighborhood. The Newell family moved from Colrain, Massachusetts to West... more
Newell Family Misc
Presented here is a collection that centers on George Franklin Newell (1850-1934). The Newell family of Newton, Massachusetts typifies the transition of a family of farmers into industrialists. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural... more
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
Newton Corner photographs, 1850-1982
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
Newton Engineering Dept. Photos
Presented here is a collection of photographs taken by the Newton, Massachusetts Engineering Department in 1901 and 1904. Photographs are of the Newton Centre neighborhood streets near the intersections of Beacon Street and Centre Street, principally private houses, commercial buildings, street... more
Newton Forestry Dept. Photos
Presented here are Newton municipal Forestry Department photographs, taken between 1908 and 1918, documenting the Department's role in caring for city trees, parks, and playgrounds.The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural and... more
Newton Free Library Auburndale Branch Library Incorporation Documents and Construction, 1927-1949
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
Newton Free Library Branches and Bookmobile, 1920-1981
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
Newton Free Library Branches, Auburndale, Newton Centre, Newton Corner, Newton Highlands, 1930-1959
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
Newton Free Library Branches, Newtonville, West Newton, Waban, 1950-1959
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
Newton Free Library documents 1865-1886 [compiled by the staff of the Newton Free Library]
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
Newton Free Library Gatherings of Staff, Trustees, Friends, Aldermen, 1970-1991
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