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
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
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
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
1524. Wayne Jaquith Papers
This collection consists of items from the Wayne Jaquith Papers 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 be included in Digital... more
1525. 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.
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.
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
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
Wendy Artin (born 1963) is a watercolorist, born and based in Boston, MA. Her work is inspired by her travels in Italy, France, and the United States. Many of these works were displayed as part of an exhibition entitled “Works on Paper,” held in the Wiggin Gallery in 1996. Her work was also... more
1530. West Bridgewater History
Items from the West Bridgewater Public Library about the history of the town of West Bridgewater.
A collection of The Climber yearbook West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School at the West Bridgewater Public Library.
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
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.
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
The collection contains maps and atlases with a focus on Westborough and its surrounding areas.
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
The Congregational Church in Westhampton, Mass., was formally organized on Sept. 1, 1779, with the installation of a young graduate of Yale, Enoch Hale, brother of the patriot Nathan Hale. At the end of Hale's fifty years in the Westhampton pulpit, the church experienced a crisis that... more
Originally settled by Europeans in 1762, the town of Westhampton, Massachusetts, was separated from adjacent Northampton and incorporated in September 1778. Situated in the western reaches of Hampshire County, it was principally an agricultural town, producing apples, other fruit, and... more
1541. Weymouth Map Collection
The Weymouth Map Collection consists of maps of Weymouth, Massachusetts. The maps include information about local industry and the locations of homes. For more information, please visit the Weymouth Public Libraries online at www.weymouth.ma.us/weymouth-public-libraries.
Represented here are photographs, drawings, and other visual materials that depict people, property, events and daily life in Weymouth during the years of 1874 to 1982.
The first public radio station in western New England, WFCR Five College Radio has provided a mix of high quality, locally-produced and nationally syndicated programming since May 1961. In 2012, the station reached over 175,000 listeners per week, with a mix of classical and jazz... more
1544. WGBH Open Vault
Open Vault is the home of the WGBH Media Library and Archives. We provide online access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH. Since launching in 2007, the ever-expanding site contains video, audio, images, searchable transcripts,... more
This collection consists of items from the WHDH 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.
1546. WHDH Collection
The WHDH Collection at the Boston Public Library consists of some two million feet of film footage representing the entire WHDH library from 1961 until it ceased operations in 1972. It includes news coverage and special programming relating mainly to people, events, and scenes of the Boston... more
A not-for-profit media company based in Burlington, Vermont, White Light Communications produced dozens of videos during the late 1980s and early 1990s reflecting the voices and experiences of psychiatric survivors. With initial funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Executive... more
This collection consists of items from the White Mountains stereo views collection, 1850s-1890s (PC051) 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.
The Wilbraham Public Library has a collection of maps of Wilbraham and some of Hampden County. These maps range in date from 1894 to 2005 and include street and zoning maps over the years. Represented here is the majority of our collection.