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1. 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

2. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

17. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

34. 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

35. 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

39. 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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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