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Sacco-Vanzetti Collections - Harvard Law School Library
The Sacco-Vanzetti Case Records is a collection of material relating to the case of Commonwealth v. Sacco and Vanzetti, spanning the years 1920 to 1928. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, research notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs,... more
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.
Same-Sex Marriage Collection
This collection consists of items from the Same-Sex Marriage 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.
Samuel Austin Collection, 1718-1920
An historian and educator, Samuel Austin (1816-1897) was known for his long association with the Friends Boarding School in Providence, R.I. (later renamed the Moses Brown School). An alumnus who married an alumna, Elizabeth H. Osborn, Austin taught at the Boarding school for... more
Samuel Smith Manuscript
Presented here is manuscript eventually published as "History of Newton, Massachusetts : town and city, from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1630-1880" in 1880. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental... more
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.
Scenes from Hingham's Yesteryears -- Hingham Public Library's Postcard Collection
Hingham was one of the earliest towns settled in Massachusetts and has a rich and varied history. The Hingham Public Library's postcard collection contains over 100 images of Hingham scenes from the 1800s to the mid 1900s. They range from pastoral scenes and views of Hingham Harbor and Hingham... more
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
School Committee Secretary Desegregation Files
This collection consists of items from the School Committee Secretary Desegregation Files 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.
School Department Publications
This collection consists of items from the School Department Publications 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.
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
Scottish Rite Documents
The Scottish Rite Documents collection contains some of the founding documents of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library has one of the finest collections of material related to Freemasonry's Scottish Rite, an appendant body of Freemasonry formally organized in... more
Scrapbooks collection (MS004)
This collection consists of items from the Scrapbooks collection (MS004) 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 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.
Sentinel (Belchertown, Mass.), 1915-2003
This collection consists of items from the Sentinel (Belchertown, Mass.), 1915-2003 collection hosted by University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be... more
Seth Davis Notebook
Presented here is a brief history of Newton from 1661 onward in very light handwriting, which deals especially with the breaking away of Newton from Cambridge. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These... more
Shaker Highlights
This collection consists of items from the Shaker Highlights collection hosted by Williams College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Shaker Song Books
This collection consists of items from the Shaker Song Books collection hosted by Williams College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Shakespeare (Collection of Distinction)
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
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
Sharon Public Library Map Collection
Represented here are maps of the Town of Sharon and surrounding areas from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Sheet Music
This collection consists of items from the Sheet Music 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.
Sheet Music Collection
There are 27 printed pieces of sheet music owned by the Lawrence Public Library. Many are published in Lawrence or written or composed by Lawrence authors.
Sheet Music Lithograph Covers
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
Ships Through the Ages
Ships Through the Ages, originally four murals painted by Frederic Leonard King between 1934 and 1935, was commissioned as part of the Public Works Art Project for the Jeffries Point Branch of the Boston Public Library. In 1956, the Jeffries Point Branch closed, and each mural was divided into... more
Short Runs of Periodicals
This collection consists of items from the Short Runs of Periodicals 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.
Sidney Brooks (AC 1841) Papers
Sidney Brooks of Harwich attended Phillips Academy in Andover before attending Amherst College from 1837 to 1841. His papers include thirty-five letters, a ledger of his expenses, and writings from his school days. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in... more
Sidney Lawton Smith Sketching Prints
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
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
Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy
Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy The Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection is history itself in the form of a unique collection of atlases, maps, and globes dating from 1434 well into the 19th century. Many of these rare objects and documents are the subject of a 1992 book,... more
Sidney Topol Papers, 1944-1997
An innovator and entrepreneur, Sidney Topol was a contributor to several key developments in the telecommunications industries in the latter half of the twentieth century. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts (1947) and an engineer and executive at Raytheon and later... more
Sir David Young Cameron (1865-1945). Prints, Drawings, and Paintings
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
Sir Muirhead Bone (1876-1953). Prints, Drawings, and Paintings
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
Sixteen illustrations of subjects from Kipling's "Jungle book"
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
Skipmunk: a story of Chicopee
This collection consists of items from the Skipmunk: a story of Chicopee collection hosted by Chicopee Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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
Social and Political Cartoons
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
Social Change Collection, 1945-2007
The term social change is used in SCUA to refer to individuals and organizations who actively seek to better the world around them, as well as to individuals experiencing shifts in economic, cultural, and social life. Few movements for change exist in isolation. Following W.E.B. Du Bois,... more
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
This collection consists of items from the Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee collection hosted by Chicopee Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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
Some Newtonville Homes
Presented here is a booklet designed to promote Newtonville to home buyers and new home builders. 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... 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.
Sophia Hawthorne correspondence with James and Annie Fields, 1851-1904
This collection contains letters written to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881) -- the publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) -- and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915) between the years 1851 and 1904 by members of the Hawthorne family. The letters document both the personal and... more
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 Africa Media Coverage (via Gender Dynamix)
This collection consists of items from the South Africa Media Coverage (via Gender Dynamix) 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.
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.
Southern Slavery Seminar, November 2008
These materials were used in support of a public program.
Spanish and Portuguese Literature (Collection of Distinction)
The Ticknor Library of Spanish and Portuguese literature is a 10,000-volume collection that covers many aspects of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American literature and history, including books on art, science, law, and theology. As a collection, the Ticknor Collection is remarkable for its... more
Spanish Civil War Poster Collection
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.
Sparrows, Finches, Etc. of New England
Presented here is a book by Charles Johnson Maynard (1845-1929), a Newton naturalist and ornithologist, who wrote this book on sparrows and finches as a teaching device to train young bird watchers' eyes and ears. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the... more
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
Springfield College Alumni Magazines
The Association Training School Notes, Association Outlook, and Association Seminar are publications that were produced and published by the International YMCA Training School now Springfield College. The publications spoke to topics important to the YMCA, the College, and its faculty, students... more
Springfield College Catalogs
This Collection contains the digitized versions of the Springfield College Catalogs from the founding of the school in 1885 through 1911. The catalogs contain information on courses offered, faculty members, tuition, the buildings and grounds and the student body. All catalogs are full text... more
Springfield College Department and Club Newsletters
The Springfield College Department and Club Newsletters contains newsletters, magazines, and newspapers created by Springfield College Schools, Departments, and Clubs. Mostly these are short or limited run documents. They may created by students and/or faculty. They may contain only articles and... more
Springfield College Newspapers
The Springfield College Newspaper Collection contains newspapers published by the college, faculty and staff, and students of the community of Springfield College. Presently there is only one newspaper that has been digitized and added to the collection. This newspaper is called Nobody's... more
Springfield College Yearbooks
The Springfield College Yearbooks collection contains yearbooks and class histories created by the students and administration of Springfield College. Before 1904 Springfield College did not have an official Yearbook, but had publications of various levels of expertise. These included printed... more
St. Andrews Architectural Drawings Collection (AR034)
This collection consists of items from the St. Andrews Architectural Drawings Collection (AR034) 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.
St. Direct. & Fire Alarm of N 1918
Presented here is a street directory showing the village, ward, and terminal boundaries of all Newton streets and location of fire alarm signal stations. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These materials... more
St. Mary’s High School, Lawrence, Mass.
In 1859, the first St. Mary’s School was a wood frame building for girls and was run by the Sisters of Notre Dame. The boys’ school was started in 1869. The Xaverian Brothers began teaching the older boys in the 1880s. The original granite St. Mary’s Church became the second building for both... 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.
Standard Diary & Daily Reminder
Presented here is the diary of 12 year old Esmond Rice, who was born in 1892 and lived most of his life in Waban, a village of 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... more
State Normal School Catalogues and Circulars
This collection consists of items from the State Normal School Catalogues and Circulars collection hosted by Framingham State University, Henry Whittemore Library. 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
Stephen Phillips Trust House Collection
Collection of postcards from Stephen Phillips House, a historic house and museum in Salem, Mass.
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.
Stoneham Oral History Collection
This collection consists of items from the Stoneham Oral History collection hosted by Stoneham Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978). Prints and Drawings
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
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 Oral History Project, 1961, 1991-2009
This collection consists of items from the Suffolk University Oral History Project, 1961, 1991-2009 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.
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.
Sullivan / Keller / Anagnos correspondence, 1886-1895
This set includes correspondence to and from Michael Anagnos, Director of Perkins School for the Blind, Annie Sullivan, and Captain & Mrs. Keller, parents of Helen. The letters focus on the early education of Helen Keller, both at home in Tuscumbia, Alabama and at Perkins School for the... more
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