On May 2, 2019, in celebration of Boston Children's Hospital's 150th anniversary, the Archives Program hosted an event to collect and digitize stories from the hospital community. More than two dozen volunteers from Boston Children's Hospital staff joined a team of UMass Boston staff members,... more
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 the... more
Collection of aerial photographs taken in 1950 of the entire town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, with overlay of property lines and owners done in 1978.
Color lithographed Victorian-era trade cards were a key late-19th century advertising vehicle for national manufacturers and local businesses. These miniature posters, about the size of a postcard, were handed out as souvenirs at major expositions during the late Victorian period. They were... more
This collection consists of items from the A. Piatt Andrew Guestbooks, 1902-1930, Gloucester, Mass. (MS061) 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.
Artemas W. Stearns was born March 11, 1816 in Hill, NH. At age 11, he was “bound” to a Bridgewater, NH farmer. For his services, he would receive clothing and board and $100 at age 21. At 16, he bought himself out of the contract. He then went on to work in mills in Nashua, Lowell, and Methuen.... more
The history of the Abbot and Phillips Academies in images and documents.
The Abbot Academy Collection primarily consists of material relating to the administrative functions of the Academy. It includes material of the trustees, treasurer, and other administrative offices. The collection also includes Abbot Academy memorabilia and student-created work ranging from the... more
Abbot Academy (also known as Abbot Female Seminary) was an independent boarding preparatory school for women boarding and day students in grades 9 to 12 from 1828 to 1973. Located in Andover, Massachusetts, Abbot Academy was notable as one of the first incorporated secondary schools for... more