The children of a textile investor, Mary and David Slade were students at the Friends’ Boarding School in Providence, R.I., during the late 1830s. Both died tragically of consumption at a young age, David at 24 and Mary at 28. The Slade family papers consist... more
Caricature is a pictorial representation of a person or thing through the gross exaggeration of its most characteristic features. It is the portrait that conveys the meaning, often playing on accepted symbols or repeated imagery. The text, if present at all, is secondary.Caricaturists portray... more
The term social change is used in SCUA to refer to individuals and organizations who actively seek to better the world around them, as well as to individuals experiencing shifts in economic, cultural, and social life. Few movements for change exist in isolation. Following W.E.B. Du Bois,... more
This collection consists of items from the Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee 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.
This collection consists of the letters from a Civil War Soldier, letters from family members to him, diaries of his from the years 1863 and 1864, the diary of his future wife from the year 1867, photos, patents held by the soldier after the war, and various certificates and documents connected... more
1066. Some Newtonville Homes
Presented here is a booklet designed to promote Newtonville to home buyers and new home builders. 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... more
The collection of the Somerville Public Library contains photographs, article clippings, and ephemera illustrating the social history of Somerville from 1841 to 1976. The items include photographs of the King and Vose families, images of the built landscape of Somerville, and Victorian trade cards.
This collection contains letters written to James Thomas Fields (1817-1881) -- the publisher and friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) -- and his wife Annie Adams Fields (1834-1915) between the years 1851 and 1904 by members of the Hawthorne family. The letters document both the personal and... more
This collection consists of items from the Soule Photographic Art Company photographic collection, 1880s-1890s (PC046) 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.
This collection contains five objects published from 1988-1996 from various South African media outlets including Femina Magazine, The Sunday Star, YOU Magazine, and Playboy Magazine South Africa. The articles and letters to the editor describe personal transgender experiences including... more
The Ticknor Library of Spanish and Portuguese literature is a 10,000-volume collection that covers many aspects of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American literature and history, including books on art, science, law, and theology. As a collection, the Ticknor Collection is remarkable for its... more
This collection consists of items from the Spanish Civil War Poster collection hosted by Brandeis University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Presented here is a book by Charles Johnson Maynard (1845-1929), a Newton naturalist and ornithologist, who wrote this book on sparrows and finches as a teaching device to train young bird watchers' eyes and ears. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the... more
1077. Spencer Grant Collection
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Spencer Grant came to Massachusetts to attend Boston University. After graduating in 1966 with a degree in journalism, he first worked for two years as an Air Force photographer in Nebraska and later as an Associated Press photographer in New York. But the call of a... more
The Association Training School Notes, Association Outlook, and Association Seminar are publications that were produced and published by the International YMCA Training School now Springfield College. The publications spoke to topics important to the YMCA, the College, and its faculty, students... more
This Collection contains the digitized versions of the Springfield College Catalogs from the founding of the school in 1885 through 1911. The catalogs contain information on courses offered, faculty members, tuition, the buildings and grounds and the student body. All catalogs are full text... more