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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
19th Century American Trade Cards
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
Abbot Academy and Phillips Academy History
The history of the Abbot and Phillips Academies in images and documents.
Abbot Academy Collection Highlights
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 Photographs
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
Abstract of a cruise in the frigate United States under the command of Commandore Thos ap Catesby Jones, James Armstrong esq. Captain in the South Pacific
This collection consists of items from the Abstract of a cruise in the frigate United States under the command of Commandore Thos ap Catesby Jones, James Armstrong esq. Captain in the South Pacific collection hosted by Boston College University Libraries. Information about the items has been... more
Acts and Resolves
This collection consists of items from the Acts and Resolves collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Adam's Word
Adam's Word was a monthly newsletter of The Adam Society, a non-profit support group for female-to-male crossdressers, transsexuals, and their significant others. This collection contains 6 issues of the newsletter and 2 meeting notices. A typical Adam's Word publication includes information... more
AEGIS News
AEGIS News was published by the American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc., from 1994 through 1998. Dallas Denny founded AEGIS News in October, 1990. These thirteen newsletters broadly address issues concerning the crossdresser and transgender community. More specifically, articles... more
AEGIS Publications
Between 1990 and 1998, the American Educational Gender Informational Service, Inc. published materials including medical bulletins, pamphlets, articles, and results from research. The topics covered in these publications include gender identity in a medical context, gender realignment surgery,... more
Aerials
12. Aerials
This collection contains black and white aerial photographs. They are all roughly one meter square. They are contact prints possibly taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Many local people with historical knowledge have looked at the images and felt the photos were taken in the 1950s,... more
Africa America Institute Records, 1954-2011
Founded in 1953 by a multi-racial collective of educators including Horace Mann Bond, then President of Lincoln University, and William Leo Hansberry, a professor of history at Howard University, the Africa American Institute has encouraged and supported African students in pursuit of higher... more
Aldin Grout Papers, 1833-2002 (bulk 1833-1894)
Aldin Grout was among the first American missionaries to the Zulu nation. After experiencing a religious conversion in his early twenties, Grout dedicated his life to the ministry, studying at Amherst College (1831) and Andover Theological Seminary (1834) before accepting an... more
Alexander Davidson Photography
This collection consists of items from the Alexander Davidson Photography 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.
Alison Laing's Buttons
These eleven buttons and pins belonging to Alison Laing depict a variety of symbols related to the LGBTI community. Alison Laing is an activist who was involved in a number of trans rights organizations and events. The buttons in her collection represent transgender pride and HIV/AIDS awareness,... more
Alison Laing's Early Photo Album No. 1
These thirty-six photos, taken from 1956 to 1965 by an unknown photographer (likely Dottie Laing), make up one of Alison Laing's personal photo albums. These photographs capture her travels to various locations, as well as her attire for events. Alison Laing later became a founder of the... more
Alison Laing's Photographs
These photographs, primarily taken by unknown photographers with a few taken by Mariette Pathy Allen, document Alison Laing speaking, performing, and interacting with others at various events such as Fantasia Fairs and IFGE Houston. They feature a variety of trans activists, including Dottie... 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
Along the Elevated: Photographs of the Orange Line
In the fall of 1985, four teams of photographers started a project to document the elevated Orange Line and the communities it served before its planned demolition in 1987. The project, conceived by the photographer Linda Swartz, and managed by Urbanarts, Inc. for the MBTA, paired a professional... more