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.
These documents include library trustees minutes and related documents in the Wilbraham Public Library, beginning with 1942 when Miss Ruth Abbott was hired. The library keeps the originals of minutes of the Trustees' Meetings perpetually, and these can be viewed upon request.
Photographic prints made from glass plate negatives dating from 1890 to 1943 from the Wilbraham Town Archives, Atheneum Society of Wilbraham, and Wilbraham Monson Academy. Prints are available to view at the Wilbraham Public Library; original negatives are in archival storage.
The Wilbraham Public Library's Town Archives collection includes 10 archival boxes of several hundred photographs, mostly dating from the late 1800s to the 1960s. At some point, they were divided up loosely by subjects such as Churches, Agriculture, Businesses, Private Schools, Public Schools,... more
This collection consists of items from the Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s (PC025) 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 items in this collection are drawn from "Old Houses and Families of Carlisle, Mass.," a nuanced and detailed history of the town. This 25-volume set of notebooks was written and compiled by Martha Fifield Wilkins, who donated the series to the Gleason Public Library in 1941.Locally known as... more
William A. Cowles, who was born in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1834, served two tours of duty with the 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, during the Civil War. For the first tour, he served as a private for nine months from 1862-1863 in New Orleans, as a French Horn player in the... more
This collection consists of items from the William Arthur Reilly collection hosted by Boston City Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
The William Bollan Papers (Mss 1074), written between 1749 and 1757, consist primarily of petitions and memorials presented by colonial agent William Bollan to the British parliament and/or Lords Commissioners, and correspondence exchanged with British and American government officials. The... more
Between 1895 and 1899, William Dolliver collected and transcribed all of the tombstone inscriptions he could then find in both Gloucester and Rockport. In 2019, the Cemeteries Advisory Committee of Gloucester produced a digitized, searchable version of these inscriptions.Volume I includes First... more
William Hogarth (1697-1764) was an English painter and printmaker.Born into a middle class family in London, Hogarth was apprenticed to the engraver Ellis Gamble at age 15. By 1720, he had established his own business as an engraver. During the 1720s, he also studied painting with Sir James... more
Enjoying one of the longest tenures of any administrator in the history of the University of Massachusetts, William Lawson Machmer served under five presidents across 42 years, helping to guide the university through an economic depression, two world wars, and three name changes. During his... more
This collection consists of "Norman" cartoons from 1917-1923, specifically focusing on the modernizing of Magazine Beach in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1917, the Cambridge city government began talks to build a new bridge connecting Cambridge to Brookline, which would be built over the Charles... more
In the 1950s, William P. MacConnell (Class of 1943), and his photogrammetry students in the Dept. of Forestry began using aerial photography to map forests, agricultural fields, wetlands, and other land cover in Massachusetts. Their work was eventually expanded to include the mapping of all land... more
Brooks entered the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1871 and graduated in 1875. In 1877, he accepted an invitation from the Japanese government to continue the work begun by Clark to establish the Sapporo Agricultural School. His papers consist of correspondence, photographs,... more
This collection consists of items from the William T. Clark photographic collection, 1920s-1930s (PC020) 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.
A prominent figure in the rural town of Shelburne, Mass., during the early nineteenth century, William Wells served for many years as a town selectman, representative in the state legislature, and captain of the militia. He died in Shelburne in July 1848, leaving behind his wife Prudence (May)... more