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Emerson Collection
A significant gift to the Longmeadow Historical Society many years ago was a very large collection of glass negatives that are known as the Emerson Collection. These negatives, some more than a century old, represent the efforts of one photographer -- a Longmeadow resident, Paesiello Emerson --... more
Emily Dickinson Collection - Amherst College
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she lived for the rest of her life. Her family was intimately involved in the life of Amherst College from its founding until as recently as 1956 when inherited family papers were donated to the College by Millicent Todd... more
Emily Dickinson Collection, 1862-1907
This collection contains approximately 70 letters and 43 poems sent by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911). In 1862, Emily Dickinson responded to an article by Thomas Wentworth Higginson entitled "Letter to a Young Contributor," which formed a personal and... more
Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16
A lifelong resident of Kingston, MA, Emily Fuller Drew (1881-1950) worked briefly as a schoolteacher and for much longer as a bookkeeper for her family's business. But her great avocation--and her true legacy--lay in her historical work: researching, collecting, documenting, and preserving the... more
Encampment of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Light Infantry at Newtonville, Mass., 1852
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
Enemies of War Film Collection, 1984-1999 (MS 104)
This collection consists of items from the Enemies of War Film Collection, 1984-1999 (MS 104) collection hosted by Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Enfield (Mass.) Collection, 1800-1939
Situated at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Swift River in western Massachusetts, Enfield was the largest and southernmost of the four towns inundated in 1939 to create the Quabbin Reservoir. Incorporated as a town in 1816, Enfield was relatively prosperous in the... more
Ephraim Williams Project
The Ephraim Williams Project consists of Ephraim Williams Jr. related materials from the Williams College Archives collections.
Ernest Wilson's New England Trees
Ernest Henry Wilson was one of the foremost plant explorers of the twentieth century. From 1899 to 1922, he conducted many expeditions to eastern Asia and collected plant specimens for Veitch Nurseries and the Arnold Arboretum. He is also recognized as a great photographer. For Wilson's... more
Erving Public Library Gravestone Rubbings
This collection contains gravestone rubbings and epitaphs from cemeteries throughout New England. The items in this collection are attributed to Doris Felton between 1973 and 1978.
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School Collection
Photograph collection of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, an independent regional vocational school, specializing in agricultural eduction, state funded, day school serving grades 9-12 in the Hathorne, Town of Danvers, Mass., which was founded in 1913, and continues to serve... more
Essex County Fair
In 1818, the Essex Agricultural Society was officially granted a charter on June 12th of that year. The goal of the fledgling Society, formed by a group of "practical farmers" who first met on February 16, 1818, was "to promote and improve the agricultural interests of farmers and others in... more
Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, Civil War Collection
This collection consists of letters, ledgers, and photographs pertaining to the participation of Essex soldiers and their families in the Civil War. A small selection of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) related materials for the Essex Chapter are also included, which contain photographs and... more
Everett Historical Images
Black and white photographs depicting the people and places of Everett, Mass.
Everett Historical Postcards
Historical postcards depicting landmarks in Everett, Mass.
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
This collection consists of items from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance 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.
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
This collection consists of items from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 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.
Felice Beato Photograph Collection, ca. 1863-1871
A pioneer in war and documentary photography, the Anglo-Greek photographer Felice Beato was an important chronicler of late-Edo and early-Meiji era Japan. Between 1863 and 1877, Beato took a stunning array of views, portraits, ethnographic images, and genre scenes and helped train the... more
Fine and Historic Bookbindings (Collection of Distinction)
Boston Public Library's collection of fine bookbindings includes examples from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas during a time period that spans the 15th–20th centuries. The collection falls into three major categories. Bindings from the Medieval period to the first quarter of the... more
Fine Arts
222. Fine Arts
This collection consists of items from the Fine Arts 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.
First Parish in Brookline Artifacts Collection
This collection contains artifacts and museum objects amassed at First Parish in Brookline from 1717-present. It includes furniture, paintings, photographs, awards, and religious or faith-based objects and secular objects that were used during services, to conduct church business, or donated to... more
Fisk Tire Company
This collection consists of items from the Fisk Tire Company 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.
Fiske Public Library Helen Keller
This collection consists of items from the Fiske Public Library Helen Keller collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fiske Public Library Wrentham High School yearbooks
This collection consists of items from the Fiske Public Library Wrentham High School yearbooks collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fiske Public Library (Wrentham) Joseph MacDougald's railroad photographs
This collection consists of items from the Fiske Public Library (Wrentham) Joseph MacDougald's railroad photographs collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fiske Public Library's King Philip High School yearbooks
This collection consists of items from the Fiske Public Library's King Philip High School yearbooks collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fitchburg State University General Photograph Collection
This digital collection includes items scanned from the Fitchburg State University General Photograph Collection. The full print collection contains approximately 2,000 photographic prints representing a variety of aspects of the institution's history from 1890-1990.
Flag Parade Lawrence, Mass.
The Lawrence textile workers strike of 1912 began January 12th and ended March 14 of that year. 27,000 workers were affected and the cost would be figured at around $3,000,000 in lost wages, revenue, extra expense in policing, and harm to the general business community. 500 people were arrested... more
For the Dinner of the First City Government
Presented here is a letter (postmarked Jan. 1, 1889) addressed to the Honorable James F. C. Hyde, Newton's first Mayor, who served 1874-1875. 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... more
Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113)
This collection consists of items from the Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113) collection hosted by Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Fore-Edge Paintings
In 1945, Albert H. Wiggin began to form the fine collection of fore-edge paintings that, upon his death in May 1951, came to the Boston Public Library. It is one of the largest collections in this country, surpassed in size only by the Estelle Doheny Collection that is housed in the Edward... more
Founding Documents
The Founding Documents of the United States located in Special Collections at Williams College include: The Declaration of Independence, British Replies to the Declaration, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution of the United States of America, The Bill of Rights, and The Federalist.
Four theaters in a row, Lawrence, Mass.
Just after the turn of the 20th century, new theaters began to spring up, some in converted older buildings, most as new theaters. At first, the silent film program also included vaudeville shows or celebrities like John L. Sullivan or Helen Keller. At first, Toomey & Demara (Thomas F.... more
Frances and Mary Allen Collection of Photographs of Deerfield, 1900-1910
Influenced by the arts and crafts movement, Frances and Mary Allen began taking photographs of their native Deerfield, Mass., in the mid-1880s. Displaying a finely honed pictorialist aesthetic, the sisters specialized in views of Deerfield and surrounding towns, posed genre scenes of life... more
Francis Borgia letter, 1557 November 1
This collection consists of items from the Francis Borgia letter, 1557 November 1 collection hosted by Boston College University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Francis Xavier letter, 1552 January 31
This collection consists of items from the Francis Xavier letter, 1552 January 31 collection hosted by Boston College University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Franciscan antiphoner (sanctorale) with sequences, circa 1300-1350
This collection consists of items from the Franciscan antiphoner (sanctorale) with sequences, circa 1300-1350 collection hosted by Boston College University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Frank A. Waugh Papers, 1881-1993 (bulk 1905-1943)
Born in Wisconsin but raised and educated in Kansas, Frank Waugh got his first teaching job at Oklahoma State University. He went on to teach at the University of Vermont and finally settled down in Amherst, as a professor at Massachusetts Agricultural College. While at Mass Aggie, he... more
Frederick Wilkins Papers, 1899-2005 (MS110)
This collection consists of items from the Frederick Wilkins Papers, 1899-2005 (MS110) collection hosted by Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
From North Bridgewater to Brockton: an Architectural Purview of Early Historical Houses, Churches, and Businesses in Photographs, c. 1860 - 1880
Early photographs show North Bridgewater's transformation from a parish to a typical New England town still engaged in agriculture, trade, incipient manufacturing, and dotted with Protestant churches.
Gabriele D'Annunzio Collection, 1919-1920
An Italian poet, journalist, novelist, and dramatist, Gabriele D'Annunzio enjoyed a flamboyant career in international affairs after the First World War when he raised a small army and seized the port of Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia). Failing in his attempts to annex his territory to... more
General Court
This collection consists of items from the General Court 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.
George Bellows (1882-1925). Prints and Drawings
George Bellows (1882-1925) was an American painter and printmaker. Born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1904 Bellows moved to New York, where he studied with Robert Henri. Although he continued to paint, in 1916 Bellows took up lithography and, working first with George C. Miller and later with Bolton... more
George F. Markham Papers, 1902-1929
The activist George Markham was born in Wisconsin on Aug. 15, 1909. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he began working with the Associated Press in 1936 where he became an ardent member of the American Newspaper Guild. During the Second World War, he served with distinction on the... more
George Russell Photograph Collection
George Russell was an early 20th century commercial photographer based in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was known for large, panoramic, group photographs. He traveled throughout New England photographing class graduations, group outings, conventions, social events, and fraternal, military, and union... more
George S. Boutwell Map Collection
Governor George Boutwell (1818-1905) gained prominence as a figure on the national scene when he reorganized the Internal Revenue Bureau as its first commissioner during the Lincoln Administration. As a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts his strong positions against slavery and support of... more
Gertrude Smith Collection
Nine photographs donated to the Wilbraham Public Library by Gertrude Smith. They primarily relate to the Seaver and Bennett families in Wilbraham in the early 1900s.
Gettysburg Photograph
This designation was introduced after the war when the monuments of the Gettysburg Battlefield were being erected. Some historians have argued that the battle was the turning point of the war and that this was the place that represented the Confederacy's last major offensive operation in the... more