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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
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 Cutter Slides
This collection consists of items from the Helen Cutter Slides collection hosted by Saugus Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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 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 Academy
This collection consists of items from the History of the Academy collection hosted by Phillips Academy Andover. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
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
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.
Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Mass.
This collection consists of items from the Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Mass. collection hosted by Swampscott Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Hunnewell Club
Presented here is the Hunnewell Club collection, which consists of photographs, a book excerpt of brief history of the club, a printout of online record of club from Jackson Homestead Manuscript and Photograph Collection, and an original caricature of club members by artist, Frank Collier.The... more
I. Chester Horton Photographic Prints
The I. Chester Horton Photographic Prints collection held at the Canton Public Library contains an index and 24 grey monochromatic photographic prints of scenes around Canton, Massachusetts between 1894 and 1905. The photographs were taken at various points and seasons in the town, covering such... more
Imperial Royal Institute for the Education of the Blind, Vienna
A collection of photographs of students, teachers, educational methods, buildings, and workshops at the Imperial Royal Institute for the Education of the Blind, Vienna (K.K. Blinden-Erziehungs-Institut, Wien). The school was founded in 1804 by Johann Wilhelm Klein, known as "The Father of the... more
Indusco Bailie School Collection, 1940-1952
Following the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, the New Zealand expatriate Rewi Alley threw his considerable talents behind the war effort. Building upon knowledge acquired over a decade of living in China, Alley helped organize the Chinese Industrial Cooperative Movement (CIC). The... more
Isaac Hull Papers, 1791-1862
Isaac Hull (1773-1843) served as lieutenant on USS Constitution throughout the Quasi-War with France and commanded USS Argus during the Barbary Wars. He assumed command of USS Constitution in June 1810 and won the first American frigate victory of the War of 1812 when he defeated HMS Guerriere... more
Jamaica Plain Committee on Central America Collection, 1982-2001 (MS103)
This collection consists of items from the Jamaica Plain Committee on Central America Collection, 1982-2001 (MS103) 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... more
Jamaica Plain Historical Society Photo Gallery
The Jamaica Plain Historical Society holds photographs and historic essays about Jamaica Plain. This digital set includes photographs from their photo gallery.
Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club Records
The records and images in this collection begin with documents relating to the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club's 1924 purchase of the historic Loring-Greenough House, which then became the meeting place and focal point for social and education programming for the club. In more recent decades,... more
James Aronson - W.E.B. Du Bois Collection, 1946-1983
Materials written by or pertaining to W.E.B. Du Bois, collected by James Aronson, who was executive editor of the "National Guardian" from 1948 to 1967. Includes correspondence, speeches by Du Bois in published form, articles by Du Bois, biographical sketches and tribute articles about Du... more
James Baker Free Spirit Press Collection, 1969-2005 (bulk 1969-1974)
James Baker was a member of the Brotherhood of the Spirit commune (later the Renaissance Community) in the early 1970s, and a key contributor to the Free Spirit Press, the commune's publishing operation. Part promotion, information, and entertainment, the Free Spirit Press magazine... more
James Jeffrey Roche letters
This collection consists of items from the James Jeffrey Roche letters 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.
James Michael Curley Negatives
This collection contains film negatives that document James Michael Curley during the years 1934-1958. In that time, Curley served as Mayor of Boston, Governor of Massachusetts, and a U.S. Congressman. These images depict Curley on the campaign trail, performing various duties in office, and... more
Jeanne Lawson Bultman Collection
This collection consists of items from the Jeanne Lawson Bultman 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.
Jeff Albertson Photograph Collection, ca. 1966-2005
Born in Reading, Mass., on Sept 13, 1948, Jeff Albertson was still a student at Boston University, working on the staff of the BU News, when he was hired as a photographer by the Boston Globe. Reflecting the youth culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s, his photographs earned him... more
Jersey Stock Club
Presented here is a collection of portraits of the members of the Jersey Stock Club of Newton taken in the late 1880s. 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