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Gifford H. and Marjorie B. Towle Papers, 1970-1987 (bulk: 1945-1980)
As a student at Mount Hermon School in the late 1920s, Gifford Hoag Towle met Marjorie Ripley Blossom, a young woman at the Northfield School for Girls. When Giff went on to the Massachusetts Agricultural College (BS 1932) and Marjorie to a midwestern Bible College for a year (before being... more
Gilbert Aspeslagh
This collection of negatives came with some remnants of the sleeves that originally held the negatives. There is no sign of the name of the photographer. Two sleeves had dates (1907 and 1909). All the negatives are glass with the exception of number 31, which was possibly cellulose acetate.... more
Glass Plate Negatives
Presented here is a collection of largely unidentified scenes in Newton, Massachusetts in the late 1800s or early 1900s. 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... more
Glass Plates Collection
This collection consists of items from the Glass Plates collection hosted by Provincetown History Preservation Project. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108)
This collection consists of items from the Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108) 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... more
Gloria Xifaras Clark Papers
Gloria Xifaras Clark was working as an elementary school teacher in her home town of New Bedford in 1964 when she answered the call to enlist in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. A recent graduate of Wheelock College, she was assigned to teach in the Benton County Freedom School... more
Gloucester Map Collection
Access to the collection All maps and atlases are available for use at the Library through the Reference Department. In addition, some maps have been transformed into digital images which can be access via this site.
Gloucester Oral History Collection
Access to the oral histories The oral histories are available on CD to be checked out at the library. In addition, the oral histories have been transformed into .mp3 files that can be access via this site. Additional information about oral histories For more information about oral history... more
Gloucester Postcard Collection
Additional Information about Postcards To find out more about postcards try these web sites: Smithsonian National Postal Museum Chicago Postcard Museum Postcardy.com - explore the world of postcards America as it was -- a tour of the USA in vintage postcards History of Postcards -- Emotions... more
Grand Army of the Republic
This collection consists of items from the Grand Army of the Republic 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.
Great Chelsea Fire of 1908
This collection is comprised of postcards, memorabilia, city documents, photographs, and other items from the Chelsea Public Library Archives, relating to the Great Chelsea Fire that burned nearly half the city on Palm Sunday, April 12th 1908.
Greenwich (Mass.) Collection, 1734-1940
Granted in 1737 and incorporated in 1754, Greenwich, Mass., was the first town in the Swift River Valley settled by Europeans. Sitting astride the East and Middle branches of the Swift River and forming the eastern boundary of Hampshire County, Greenwich was primarily an agricultural... more
Grove Hall Memory Project
The Grove Hall Memory Project was an effort by the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library to capture stories and images from the lives of Roxbury residents and to explore the role of Roxbury in twentieth-century Boston. The goal of the project was to provide audio/visual "snapshots" of... more
H. Flint Ranney Collection
H. Flint Ranney (1935-2012) was born in New Jersey. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1956 and joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a gunnery division officer aboard two aircraft carriers in the Pacific. Upon leaving active duty in 1959, he worked at radio station KPFK in Los Angeles and at... more
Hampshire Council of Governments Records, 1677-1961
The Hampshire Council of Governments is a voluntary association of cities and towns and the successor to the former government of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, that was abolished in 1999. A body politic and corporate, its charter ratified by Massachusetts General Law 34B, S20(b),... more
Hampshire Gazette Negatives
This collection consists of items from the Hampshire Gazette Negatives 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.
Hanson Public Library's Historic Documents
This collection consists of items from the Hanson Public Library's Historic Documents 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.
Harold Ambellan Memoir
This collection consists of items from the Harold Ambellan Memoir 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
Harry C. Belcher Lepidoptera Collection
Harry C. Belcher (1923-1998) of East Weymouth, Massachusetts began collecting butterflies in 1952 and amassed a collection of more than 5,000 specimens by the time he donated his collection to the Weymouth Public Libraries in 1974. As well as butterflies, the collection includes moths, beetles,... more
Harry Hom Dow Papers, 1911-1985 (MS 111)
This collection consists of items from the Harry Hom Dow Papers, 1911-1985 (MS 111) 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.
Harvard Forest Martha's Vineyard Collection
The Harvard Forest Martha's Vineyard Collection contains images focusing on locations on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Hatfield Historical Museum Civil War Collection
108 men from the town of Hatfield, MA, enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War -- about 8 percent of the town's population. They were farmers, laborers, and tradesmen. They were fathers, husbands, and sons -- some just 17 or 18 years old. In 1861 and '62, Hatfield men volunteered to... more
Hatfield History Collection
Represented here are items from our collection that document and showcase the history of the town of Hatfield, Massachusetts, founded in 1670. It was originally settled as the "West Side" of Hadley, MA (founded 1659), just across the Connecticut River. Hatfield was originally a frontier village,... more
Helen Bosworth Glass Slides
This collection of glass slides belonged to Helen Bosworth and is a gift to the Saugus Public Library from Judith and Robert Hoffman.
Helen Cutter Slides
Slides from Helen Cutter collection at the Saugus Public Library. This collection includes images of Saugus people, places and history and was a gift to the library from the Cutter Family.
Helen Keller Collection
The photographs in this collection span the life of Helen Keller, from her early childhood to her years at Perkins School for the Blind and beyond. Photos of her years with Anne Sullivan Macy and Polly Thomson are included. There are special sections from her adult life as Advocate and Traveler,... more
Henry Whittemore Library Collection
The Special Collections and Archives at Framingham State University were established in the early 1970s in order to collect, preserve and provide access to materials that reflect the history and development of the university. Such materials include non-current university records, publications,... more
Herman B. Nash Papers, ca. 1935-2010
In 1944, eighteen-year old Herman B. "Keek" Nash enlisted in the Army, and after intensive Japanese language training, was assigned for duty as an intelligence officer in American-occupied Osaka, Japan. Settling in northern New Jersey after his discharge from the service in 1947, Nash held a... more
Hingham Photography During the Late Victorian Era -- Hingham Public Library’s Glass Slide Collection
Settled in 1635, Hingham was one of the first towns incorporated into the Massachusetts Bay Colony. With the advent of photography in the late 1800s, Hingham began to document its architecture, citizens, and everyday life. The Hingham Public Library’s glass slide collection contains over 200... more
Historic Maps
This collection consists of items from the Historic Maps collection hosted by Salem State University Archives and Special Collections. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Historic Stereographs
This collection consists of stereographs or stereoscopic cards from the 1870s to the 1890s, with topics unrelated to the Perkins School for the Blind. Included are illustrations and photographs that portray images from popular culture, a series of comic images, religious images, and images of... more
Historical Postcards, c. 1880-1965
Represented are postcards, primarily colored images, of historic Fall River, Massachusetts, and nearby locations. The images depict mainly public buildings, historic houses, views, monuments, parks; local businesses, including historic mill buildings; and waterfront, beaches, and bridges. Dates... more
Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Administrative Documents, 1724-1929
The Town of Westborough was incorporated as the hundredth town in Massachusetts on November 8, 1717, with 27 families living within its borders. Before the official founding of the town, several families had settled around Lake Chauncy, and this area had become known as the "west borough" of... more
History of the Newton Fire Department
Presented here is a history (approximately 1600s to 1897) of the Newton Fire Department. 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... more
History of Williams and Higher Education
This collection consists of items from the History of Williams and Higher Education collection hosted by Williams College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) - Halifax History
This collection consists of items from the Holmes Public Library (Halifax) - Halifax History 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.
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) and the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Guy S. Baker's photographs and maps
This collection consists of items from the Holmes Public Library (Halifax) and the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Guy S. Baker's photographs and maps collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be... more
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) Church Marriage Intentions and Church Records
This collection consists of items from the Holmes Public Library (Halifax) Church Marriage Intentions and Church Records 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.
Holmes Public Library's  Halifax Postcards
This collection consists of items from the Holmes Public Library's Halifax Postcards 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.
Holmes Public Library's (Halifax) Silver Lake Regional High School yearbooks
This collection consists of items from the Holmes Public Library's (Halifax) Silver Lake Regional 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.
Holyoke History Newsprint Collection
This collection includes unbound, printed materials about Holyoke, Massachusetts that were originally published as newspaper inserts or special sections.
Holyoke Public Library Books and Pamphlets
This collection includes a wide variety of bound, printed works, including viewbooks of Holyoke, works of local history, works published in conjunction with city anniversary celebrations, and pamphlets on specific topics related to the city's history. Many items in the collection are heavily... more
Holyoke Public Library Prints and Photographs Collection
This collection includes historic photographs of Holyoke landmarks, buildings, businesses, landscapes, and people. It also includes printed works on paper depicting Holyoke scenes and buildings. Additional photographic images of Holyoke are located in these collections: The Milan P. Warner... more
Hoosac Tunnel Collection
The Hoosac Tunnel was constructed from 1852 to 1873 through the Hoosac Mountain in northwestern Massachusets, between North Adams and the town of Florida. It was conceived as part of a transportation link between the markets of Boston and the Midwest along the newly chartered Troy and Greenfield... more
Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979 (bulk 1926-1972)
Educator, sociologist, scholar, and author. Includes personal and professional correspondence; administrative and teaching records; research data; manuscripts of published and unpublished speeches, articles and books; photographs; and Bond family papers, especially those of Horace... more
Howes Brothers Glass Slides, Hatfield, Massachusetts, 1882-1907
Represented here are glass slide photographs taken by the Howes Brothers (Alvah, George and Walter) of Ashfield, Massachusetts. Images depicted include people and property from the town of Hatfield, Massachusetts, between the years 1882 and 1907.