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Plainville History
A collection of items about the history of Plainville from the Plainville Public Library.
Plan of Proctor Map
Presented here is a plan of lots for sale and abutting owners, probably drawn up by Thomas B. Proctor, a non-resident of Newton who owned buildings and land in Newton Corner around 1869. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and... more
Plan of the town of Newton in 1700
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
Plan of Waban arranged for the Waban Neighborhood Club
The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that s peak 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
Plans & Drawings, c.1847-1979 (Bulk 1882-1970)
This is the primary collection illustrating the landscape design work of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. (1822-1903), his sons John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1870-1957), and the successive Olmsted firms. The records contain a wide range of media and format, and... more
Plymouth Tercentenary Photographs
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims, the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts erected new monuments and its citizenry enacted a public outdoor pageant dramatizing "the history of the life and struggles of the Pilgrim Fathers." The height of the celebration occurred on... more
Police Rules and Regulations
This collection consists of items from the Police Rules and Regulations 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.
Postcard Collection
This collection consists of items from the Postcard 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.
Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings
The Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings collection contains a selection of early 20th-century postcard views of Scottish Rite buildings in the United States. Includes both exterior and interior views.View the items in Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings
Poster Collection
The posters that make up this collection were found in a map case in the second floor stacks of the Lawrence Public Library. Many of the posters from the First and Second World Wars were made from original lithographs that were signed by the artist.
Prescott (Mass.) Collection, 1822-1952
Rural and sparsely populated, Prescott, Massachusetts, was founded in 1822 along the ridge separating the West and Middle branches of the Swift River. Its three villages (North Prescott, Atkinson Hollow, and Prescott Hill) never amounted to more than a few houses each, and the town's... more
Presidential Inauguration Images
This collection consists of items from the Presidential Inauguration Images 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.
Presidential Induction Speeches
A collection of Williams College Presidential induction speeches.
Press Photography from the Brearley Collection
This collection includes small, medium, and large format negatives taken by Boston press photographers dating from the 1920s through the early 1970s. It was amassed by photojournalist Dennis Brearley during the course of his career as a working photographer. From 1978 to 2012, Mr. Brearley and... more
Printed Materials
A variety of collected textual materials from the Williams College Special Collection's holdings.
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s (GC002)
This collection consists of items from the Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s (GC002) 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.
Produce Crate Labels
Prior to World War II, produce was packed in wooden crates with attractive labels, designed to catch the buyer's eye, pasted on the ends. After the onset of war, rationing, cost cutting, and a search for cheaper materials in every industry motivated the fruit packers to experiment with cardboard... more
Programs and Communications Office, Newton Free Library, 1975-2006
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
Programs and Communications Office, Newton Free Library, 1990-2001
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
Programs and Communications Office, Newton Free Library, 1990-2002
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
Project SAVE Archives Banquet and Panoramic Photo Collection
Represented here are panoramic photographs taken with a banquet camera or panoramic camera between the years 1910 and 1981. Images depict events, banquets, and conventions of various organizations and churches, primarily Armenian ones.
Proprietors of Locks and Canals on Merrimack River Engineering Drawings
Proprietors of Locks and Canals provided the engineering skills, capital, and managerial knowledge to build a complex canal system. In the 1950s, the Proprietors donated much of their technical library, architectural, and engineering drawings and photographs to the University.
Provincetown Annual Town Report
This collection consists of items from the Provincetown Annual Town Report 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.
Provincetown Fire Department Collection
This collection consists of items from the Provincetown Fire Department 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.
Provincetown Municipal Collection
This collection consists of items from the Provincetown Municipal 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.
Provincetown School System Collection
This collection consists of items from the Provincetown School System 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.
Provincetown Town Art Collection
This collection consists of items from the Provincetown Town Art 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.
Psalmodi Archaeology
This collection consists of items from the Psalmodi Archaeology 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.
Public Works Department Photographs
This collection consists of items from the Public Works Department Photographs 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.
Public Works Department Scrapbooks
This collection consists of items from the Public Works Department Scrapbooks 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.
Publications of the Boston Architectural Club
This series includes such items as yearbooks, exhibition catalogs, and sketchbooks produced by Boston Architectural College and/or its alumni.
Quincy family collection (MS053)
This collection consists of items from the Quincy family collection (MS053) 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.
Quincy, Mass. Postcard Collection
The Quincy, Mass. Postcard Collection is comprised of 182 postcards. The postcards include views of landmarks relating to the Adams and Quincy families. Among the many churches portrayed in the collection, the United First Parish Church (“Church of the Presidents”), the interment place of two... more
Ralph Finos Map Collection at Phillips Academy
Phillips Academy alumnus Ralph Finos donated this small, eclectic, and beautiful map collection to Phillips Academy in 2018. An analyst of the technology market, he saw maps as an excellent metaphor for the technology market--often poorly understood and imperfect guides for what will happen... more
Randy Kehler Papers, 1978-1997
A veteran of the peace movement and founder of the Traprock Peace Center (1979), Randy Kehler was active in the National Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, the Peace Development Fund, and the Working Group on Electoral Democracy. Beginning in 1977, he and his wife became war tax... more
Rare Book Collections, ca. 1100-2014
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives houses approximately 30,000 volumes reflecting an evolving history of collecting at UMass Amherst. Beginning in the late 1860s with a focus on agriculture and the natural sciences, SCUA has developed into a resource for the... more
Rare Books
1144. Rare Books
This collection consists of items from the Rare Books 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.
Rare Books and Journals
This collection consists of items from the Rare Books and Journals collection hosted by Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine). Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Rates of fares for hackney carriages, 1892-1906
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
Raymond Mungo Papers, 1966-2008
Born in a "howling blizzard" in February 1946, Raymond Mungo became one of the most evocative writers of the 1960s counterculture. Through more than fifteen books and hundreds of articles, Mungo has brought a wry sense of humor and radical sensibility to explorations of the minds and... more
Raynham Remembers
A collection of photographs of the Town of Raynham
Reading Historical Images
This collection consists of items from the Reading Historical Images collection hosted by Reading Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan Collection
This collection consists of items from the Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan 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.
Records of the State Reform School [Lyman School], 1847-1959
The State Reform School for Boys was established in Westborough in 1848 and is considered the first publicly-funded reform school in the United States. It was later reorganized and replaced by the Lyman School for Boys in 1886 and was closed in 1971. The collection contains annual reports, a... more
Records of the Westborough Rifle Company, 1861-1870
The Westborough Rifle Company was organized on April 29, 1861 and, when it departed to serve in the American Civil War, it included fifty-six men from Westborough and forty-five men from the surrounding towns of Southborough, Upton, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, and Northborough. The Company was... more
Records of Westborough’s Involvement in the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Militia, and the Continental Army, 1774-1792
In response to a call for towns to form a militia in 1774, the Town of Westborough established a militia unit and elected Captain Edmund Brigham (1733-1806) as its commanding officer. The British attack at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 prompted forty-six Minutemen from Westborough to... more
Reeves family diaries
This collection consists of items from the Reeves family diaries collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Religion In Massachusetts Seminar, May 2008
These materials were used in support of a public program.
Remmert W. Huygens architectural collection (AR012)
This collection consists of items from the Remmert W. Huygens architectural collection (AR012) 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.
Renaissance News
This collection consists of items from the Renaissance News 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.
Rendle Homestead
This collection contains one photograph of a house that stood at Hampshire and Lowell street in Lawrence, Mass. It was taken in or around the 1870s. The house, originally known as “the parsonage," was purchased by John Rendle in the early 1860s and was occupied by the Rendle (also found as... more
Rev. M. E. Barry
Presented here are items that exhibit the relationship between Reverend Michael Barry and the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) through the photos, memorabilia, correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and rare books donated to the college library.
Revolutionary War Manuscripts (NEHGS)
This collection contains selected manuscripts from the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections related to the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). These collections include account books, commissions, diaries, letters, orderly books, rolls, receipts, and other materials produced by soldiers and... more
Revolutionary War, Summer Institute 2008
These materials were used in support of a public program.  
Richard H.W. Dwight Collection
This collection consists of items from the Richard H.W. Dwight 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.
Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010 (MS056)
This collection consists of items from the Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010 (MS056) 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.
Richard Jones Papers, ca. 1970-1991
Over the course of his esteemed dance career, Richard Jones performed with Eleo Pomare Company, the Miguel Godreau Dance Company, and the Xochipillian Dance Group. Jones was appointed to the staff of the University of Massachusetts on September 1, 1973, and remained with the department until... more
Richard Merrill Collection
In 1998, Boston Public Library acquired a collection of over 5,000 negatives taken between 1936 and 1948 by photographer Richard Merrill (1908-1997). While attending Northeastern University, Merrill developed an interest in both photography and radio broadcasting. This led to a long career as a... more
Riegel-Emory family papers (MS024)
This collection consists of items from the Riegel-Emory family papers (MS024) 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.
Riki Anne Wilchins' Flyers
This collection consists of items from the Riki Anne Wilchins' Flyers 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.
Robert A. Potash Papers, 1930-1991
Professor of history, University of Massachusetts (1950-1986), Haring Professor Emeritus (1986-); internationally-recognized scholar of Argentine military history and politics. Includes correspondence, audiotapes and transcriptions of interviews, 1961-90, with Argentine military and... more
Robert Bayard Severy photographic collection (PC045)
This collection consists of items from the Robert Bayard Severy photographic collection (PC045) 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.
Robert Bellarmine letter
This collection consists of items from the Robert Bellarmine letter collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
The Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1713-1945
This collection consists of items from the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1713-1945 collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Robert E. Diefenbach Map Collection at Phillips Academy
Robert Diefenbach saw maps as works of art, as attempts by man to depict his environment and enable him to navigate within it. With help from his classmate at Andover, Sidney Knafel, he started out by acquiring 16th century maps of the then newly-discovered western hemisphere and using them to... more
Robert E. Dillon Papers, 1943-1946
A working class native of Ware, Mass., Robert E. Dillon was a student at Massachusetts State College when he was drafted into the Army in 1943. After his induction at Fort Devens, Mass., and training for the Quartermaster Corps in Virginia and California, Dillon was assigned to duty as a... more
Robert Ellis Smith Collection, 1938-2014
An attorney, writer, publisher, and journalist, Robert Ellis Smith is a leading expert in privacy. A graduate of Harvard (1962) and Georgetown University Law Center (1975), Smith has published since 1974, a newsletter dedicated to the individual’s right to privacy, and several... more
Robert Francis Collection
Robert Churchill Francis (1901-1987) moved to Amherst, Massachusetts in 1926 to teach high school English. The teaching job lasted a single year; writing became his life's work. Francis was the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his writing career including the Golden Rose of the... more
Robert Francis Papers, 1891-1988
The poet and essayist Robert Francis settled in Amherst, Mass., in 1926, three years after his graduation from Harvard, and created a literary life that stretched for the better part of half a century. An associate of Robert Frost and friend of many other writers, Francis occasionally worked as... more
Robert McCloskey Sketchbooks for "Make Way for Ducklings"
Robert McCloskey was the writer and illustrator of such classic children's books as "Blueberries for Sal," "One Morning in Maine," and "Homer Price." McCloskey twice won the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association's annual award of distinction for children's book illustration. He... more
Robert P. Emrick Collection
This collection consists of items from the Robert P. Emrick collection hosted by Forbes Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Rocco and Barbara Verrilli Collection of Charles Lamb, 1741-1932 (Bulk: 1798-1834)
A poet, critic, and essayist, and close friend of Coleridge and Wordsworth, Charles Lamb was a popular figure in literary circles in late Georgian Britain. Born in London in 1775, Lamb began working in the accounting office of the British East India Company at the age of seventeen.... more
Rocco Paoletta Collection
In 1974, Boston press photographer Rocco Paoletta donated to the Boston Public Library a collection of nearly 500 of his film negatives related to the political career of John F. Kennedy. The majority of Paoletta’s photographs document Kennedy before his election as President of the United... more
Rockport Town Clerk, Street, Roads and Maps
Materials found in collection of maps.
Ronald Wayne Schrum Papers, 1966-1968
Born in Richmond, Va., in 1946, Ronald Wayne Schrum served as a corporal in the 9th Engineer Battalion, US Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. Based in Chu Lai, on the coast 56 miles southeast of Da Nang, the 9th Engineers were responsible for the maintenance of bridges and roads, and perhaps... more
Rose Standish Nichols unpublished manuscript collection, 1920s-1995 (MS058)
This collection consists of items from the Rose Standish Nichols unpublished manuscript collection, 1920s-1995 (MS058) 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.
Ross Moffett Collection
This collection consists of items from the Ross Moffett 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.
Rotogravure Collection
The Rotogravure Collection consists of clippings of rotogravure images published in New Bedford, Massachusetts newspapers, including the Standard, the Mercury, and the Standard-Times. Although some of the images are contemporaneous to their publication dates, most date to the turn of the 20th... more
Rowland Scherman
One of the most frequently published photographers in Life Magazine during the late 1960s, Rowland Scherman is noted for an iconic portfolio that documents the worlds of politics, culture, and the rock music scene. Born in New York in 1937, Scherman graduated from Oberlin College and... more
Roxbury Action Program Collection, 1966-1974
The Roxbury Action Program and Black Panther Party of Boston were both founded in the Roxbury section of Boston following the riots of 1968. RAP pursued community revitalization through Black self-determination and enjoyed success in its housing initiatives and in providing social services... more
Roy Finestone Photograph Collection, 1969-1990
A wave of experimentation in communal living crested in New England in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with dozens of communities spread across the landscape of western Massachusetts and Vermont. Nina Finestone joined the Johnson Pasture community in Guilford , Vermont, in 1969,... more
Rufus W. Griswold Papers, 1834-1857
Rufus Griswold (1815-1857) was the editor of Graham's Magazine and the publisher of American literature and poetry in the mid-19th century. This collection contains the near entirety of Rufus Griswold's correspondence between the years 1834 and 1857. In particular, it reflects his business... more
Rundlet-May family papers (MS025)
This collection consists of items from the Rundlet-May family papers (MS025) 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.
Russ H. Gilbert Photograph Collection
This collection consists of items from the Russ H. Gilbert Photograph 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.
Ruth Graves Wakefield/Toll House Collection
Ruth G. Wakefield was born on June 17, 1903 and died at the age of 73, in 1977. She graduated from Framingham State Normal School with a degree in Household Arts. Ruth worked as a dietitian in a hospital and taught Home Economics at Brockton High School for a short time.In 1930, Kenneth and Ruth... more
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