Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) was a French painter, etcher, sculptor, and medallist. Born in Dijon in 1851, he went to Paris to study, took up etching in 1855, and in 1857 exhibited for the first time at the annual Paris Salon. In 1863, with the encouragement of the American artist James Abbott... more
A native of Rockland, Maine, Alton H. “Blackie” Blackington (1893-1963) was a writer, photojournalist, and radio personality associated with New England “lore and legend.” After returning from naval service in the First World War, Blackington joined the staff of the Boston Herald,... more
Fall River Local History collection of full text articles, books, Fall River local history slides, and the Mann Mural slides. at the Ambrose F. Keeley Library at Durfee High School.
A collection of the Durfee High School yearbooks at the Durfee High School Ambrose F. Keeley Library.
This collection consists of items from the Amelia Earhart’s Underground Flying Society Records 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... more
This collection consists of items from the America collection hosted by Northeastern University Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
American Antiquarian SocietyFounded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets,... more
This collection consists of items from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting collection hosted by American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
With the invention of lithography in 1798 and its introduction into France and England during the first years of the 19th century, there was an increasing demand for images among the growing middle class. As the technique allowed much larger editions than did the older techniques of woodcut,... more
Critical funding to support long-term preservation of and enhanced public access to Boston Public Library collections, including this one, was provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.
In 1892, Boston Public Library accessioned the personal collection of Francis W. Palfrey, a colonel in the American Civil War (1861–1865). These 287 books formed the cornerstone of the 20th Massachusetts Regiment Collection, a collection now totaling over 6,000 items including printed books,... more
Following the November 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) as President of the United States, seven states in which slavery was legal individually seceded from the Union. They did so because of Lincoln’s opposition to the expansion of slavery in the western United States. South... more
With the first battles of the American Revolution occurring in the Boston area, one of the most important historical time periods represented in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center's pre-20th-century holdings is the American Revolutionary War era, defined broadly as 1750 to 1800. This collection... more
This collection represents a selection of images from the American Textile History Museum, including prints, photographs, and insurance maps. These items reflect many different aspects of the American textile industry: images of textile companies (interior and exterior), textile machinery,... more
The American Turners is a national organization founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1848 by German immigrants. Our motto, "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," explains the purpose of the American Turners. We are a family organization, encouraging people of all ages to be mentally and physically... more
Evening classes for working students started in 1859. They were run by the City Mission and taught by volunteers. By 1869, there were 300 pupils from 9 nations. In 1870, the Lawrence School committee took over responsibility for running the Evening School. At that time, a school for women and... more
The Amherst College Catalog includes information such as the academic calendar, course offerings, faculty, and awards for each academic year at Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.
The Amherst College Commencement Collection contains programs, news articles, speeches, schedules of events, and other items relating to commencements, though only the programs have been selected for digitization. Commencement programs give an overview of the commencement ceremony at Amherst... more
Printed material, legal documents, financial records, correspondence and other papers from 1815 - 1891 documenting the history of Amherst Academy, the Charity Fund, and the inception and founding of Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in... more
This collection contains correspondence, petitions, pamphlets and other printed material documenting the early history of Amherst College. These material are held at Amherst College Archives & Special Collections in Amherst, MA.