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10. Canal Park Committee Collection

The town of South Hadley was settled in 1727 near the Great Falls, a 53-foot drop in the Connecticut River. The South Hadley Canal was completed in 1795 and allowed boats to bypass the falls and transport goods to Western Massachusetts. It was the first commercially navigable canal in the United... more

19. Carmela Otero

Carmela Otero of Newark, New Jersey was a student in the Deaf-Blind Program at Perkins in the 1930s. Carmela arrived at Perkins at age six and developed a vocabulary of 402 words in two years time. She became a proficient user of the Tadoma method, and also used her voice and speech to... more

21. Carte de Visite Collection

The carte de visite, also known as a CDV, was a photographic format first produced in the 1850s, which became wildly popular in the 1860s. It consisted of a small photographic print (typically an albumen print) mounted on card stock measuring approximately 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. The cards were... more

27. Cased Photographs

The term cased photograph refers specifically to two 19th century photographic media: the daguerreotype and the ambrotype, and, slightly less accurately, the tintype.The earliest and most important of these processes, the daguerreotype, consisted of a photographic image on a highly polished... more

28. Casey family papers (MS008)

This collection consists of items from the Casey family papers (MS008) 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.

31. CCTV

This collection consists of items from the CCTV collection hosted by Boston TV News. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.

45. Charles J. Connick Records: Gouaches

Charles J. Connick (1875-1945) was one of the pre-eminent artists in stained glass in the early twentieth century; his stained glass studio created approximately 15,000 windows in over 5,000 commissions from 1912 to 1986. The Boston Public Library's collection includes 2,150 studies for these... more

49. Charlestown Lantern Slides

After the Reverend Wolcott Cutler (1891-1965) was appointed rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Charlestown, he became interested in the long and rich history of his community. In addition to taking his own photographs of Charlestown's historic sites and streets, Reverend Cutler combed... more

54. Chicopee Weekly Journal

This collection consists of items from the Chicopee Weekly Journal 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.

60. Chrysalis Quarterly

This collection consists of items from the Chrysalis Quarterly collection hosted by Digital Transgender Archive. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.

62. Circus Posters

Advertising a circus was difficult before radio, television, and the Internet. To be successful and stay ahead of the competition, a circus owner had to market his show and create a brand that would be recognizable and generate repeat patrons. He had to advertise the features of his show to set... more

66. City Directories

This collection consists of items from the City Directories 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.

67. City of Chelsea Historical Postcards

The general collection of the Chelsea Public Library Archives includes a wide variety of items including postcards, photographs, oral and written personal histories, books, and city documents. These postcards represent a portion of the collection of general Chelsea history, largely picturing... more

71. Civil Defense Photographs

The National Archives at Boston provides access to and preserves the permanently valuable historical records of Federal agencies based in the New England states. Among our holdings are photographs from the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, Region 1, which existed from 1958 to 1961. These... more

72. Civil War Collection

This collection consists of items from the Civil War 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.

84. Class Statistics NHS Class of 1890

Presented here is a handwritten speech with humorous references to classmates' talents, foibles and incidents in the school year (1889-1890) at Newton High School, Newton, Massachusetts. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community’s social, cultural and... more

88. Clifton Johnson Collection

Clifton Johnson (1865-1940) of Hadley, Massachusetts was an accomplished literary figure with some 125 published books and countless magazine and newspaper articles to his credit. A friend of William Dean Howells and John Burroughs, he was an acquaintance of many other late 19th and early 20th... more

92. Codman family papers (MS001)

This collection consists of items from the Codman family papers (MS001) 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.

93. Coffin family papers (MS010)

This collection consists of items from the Coffin family papers (MS010) 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.

95. Collaborations

Collaborations allow AgitArte and Papel Machete to connect with kin organizations in struggle and develop solidarity projects with other cultural organizers, artists, organizations, and collectives throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Collaborators have included El Puente – Brooklyn, Southerners... more