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Walkable Reading
"Walkable Reading" is audio tour of historic houses in Reading, Mass.
Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s (PC039)
This collection consists of items from the Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s (PC039) 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.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Collection
This collection contains more than 300 volumes relating to and by Walt Whitman. The collection was founded by Whitman's earliest biographer, Dr. Richard M. Bucke. In 1896, four years after the poet's death, Bucke gave to Boston Public Library a large group of Whitman's material, much of which he... more
Walt Whitman Collection
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, portraits, notes and printed material of Walt Whitman. Collected by William E. Barton (1861 – 1930). These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
Walter B. Woodbury Photograph Collection, 1865-1866
In the late 1850s and early 1860s, the pioneering British photographer Walter Woodbury captured images of Java, and especially its capital city Batavia (modern day Jakarta). Working in partnership with James Page, the two established a photographic firm that continued to produce and... more
Walter Corbin Collection
This collection consists of items from the Walter Corbin 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.
Walter Mason Dickinson Papers, 1858-1900
Originally a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1876, Walter Mason Dickinson left after his junior year to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his military career, Dickinson saw service in the southwest and as a military instructor at MAC (1891-1896).... more
Waltham Public Library Map Collection
This collection consists of maps from the Waltham Public Library local history collections. The maps depict Waltham, Massachusetts and a few surrounding towns and include details such as proposed town lines, aerial views or "Birds-Eye views," and the locations of early homes.
Waltham Public Library Waltham Watch Company Materials
This set consists of a cross section of Waltham Watch Company materials owned by the Waltham Public Library. This iconic company was a major employer in the city for many years and this collection highlights different aspects of its importance to Waltham. It includes diverse company catalogs and... more
War Blind and Propaganda Poster Collection
A collection containing World War I and World War II materials--predominantly war propaganda posters, but also Red Cross and other national and international charities, posters benefiting wounded and blinded soldiers, public health posters postcards, photographs, and newspaper and magazine... more
War of 1812
1411. War of 1812
The USS Constitution Museum's War of 1812 collection includes printed pamphlets, rare books, certificates, broadsides, and manuscript correspondence, logs, and journals. Together the works document USS Constitution's role in the War of 1812, as well as other political and military aspects of the... more
War Posters
1412. War Posters
After the United States entry in World War I, government officials realized that posters were an extremely effective means of communicating information to the general public. Some of America's finest artists, graphic designers, magazine illustrators, advertising agents, and commercial artists... more
Warren Anatomical Museum
This collection consists of items from the Warren Anatomical Museum 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.
Watertown Arsenal Photographs
The National Archives at Boston provides access to and preserves the permanently valuable historical records of Federal agencies based in the New England states. Among our holdings are photographs of the Watertown Arsenal, which operated in Watertown, Massachusetts from 1816 to 1995. This... more
Wayland Free Public Library Photograph Collection
This collection contains photographs taken in and around the town of Wayland, Massachusetts, mostly between 1884 and 1930, of residents, historic homes and other notable buildings, street scenes, and nature studies. Many of them are original platinum prints by respected amateur photographer... more
Wayland Historical Society Collection
The Wayland Historical Society Collection includes materials related to the history of the early settlement of the towns of Sudbury and Wayland, Massachusetts. In 1835, the area known as East Sudbury was renamed Wayland. Materials include historical artifacts, documents, artwork, manuscripts,... more
Wayland Massachusetts Historical Town Records (AKA Sudbury, Massachusetts (1638-1780), East Sudbury, Massachusetts (1780-1835), & Cochituate Massachusetts (1848 to date))
In 1638, when only Native American trails crossed the land, Mr. Pendleton, Mr. Noyes, and Mr. Brown petitioned the General Court for the New Plantation by Concord, just four miles south by the river. From an artifact found along the river, we know that Native Americans have been in this area for... more
WCVB Collection
This collection consists of items from the WCVB collection hosted by Boston TV News. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Weld-Appleton family papers (MS005)
This collection consists of items from the Weld-Appleton family papers (MS005) 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.
Wellesley Free Library Local Historical Maps
The Wellesley Free Library has been an avid promoter and protector of local cultural heritage since its founding in 1883. A portion of Wellesley’s local historical map collection has been digitized for online use, and these maps have been selected to provide a range of material available in the... more
Wendell Post Collection, 1977-2001
The Wendell Post Collection contains nearly every issue of a community newspaper for a small, rural New England town. Beginning in April 1977 with volume 1, number 2 (there was no number 1), the Postpublished continuously for 24 years, covering local events from a local perspective.... more
West Bridgewater History
Items from the West Bridgewater Public Library about the history of the town of West Bridgewater.
West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School yearbooks
A collection of The Climber yearbook West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School at the West Bridgewater Public Library.
West Bridgewater Public Library's Howard Seminary for Women photographs
The Howard Collegiate Institute began its classes on October 2, 1883 for girls and young women. Funds to start the school were provided by Capt. Benjamin B. Howard born in West Bridgewater on March 2, 1788. It became known as The Howard Seminary for Women. It was a separate enterprise as a... more
West Bridgewater Public Library's West Bridgewater Historical Postcards
The West Bridgewater Public Library postcard collection. This collection consists of 233 items covering life in the town, activities of the people, activity on the Town River, historic scenes, and buildings all approximately 1914.
Westborough High School History Archives
Materials in the Westborough High School History Archives explore the history of Westborough High School from the late 1800s to the end of the 20th century. The collection incliudes such items as class photographs, sports keepsakes, letters and other school-related documentation, school... more
Westborough Map Collection
The collection contains maps and atlases with a focus on Westborough and its surrounding areas.
"Westborough: Your Town - Your History" Scanning Day, 2017
On February 4, 2017, the Westborough Public Library asked Westborough residents to bring in historical and cultural items relating to our town for the library to scan and digitize at its "Westborough: Your Town - Your History" Scanning Day. People brought in photographs, documents, uniforms,... more