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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
Halfdan M. Hanson (1884-1952) architectural collection (AR010)
This collection consists of items from the Halfdan M. Hanson (1884-1952) architectural collection (AR010) 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.
Halliday Historic Photograph Company photographic collection, 1890s-1930s (PC027)
This collection consists of items from the Halliday Historic Photograph Company photographic collection, 1890s-1930s (PC027) 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.
Hamilton Historical Society Collection
The Hamilton Historical Society‘s collection consists of photos, artifacts, books, and printed matter pertaining to the town of Hamilton, Massachusetts, primarily after its incorporation in 1793. Hamilton is located on the North Shore between the towns of Salem and Ipswich and was previously a... 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
A collection of books on the history of the town of Hanson at the Hanson Public Library.
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
Harriot Appleton Curtis photographic collection (PC023)
This collection consists of items from the Harriot Appleton Curtis photographic collection (PC023) 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.
Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) professional papers (MS020)
This collection consists of items from the Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) professional papers (MS020) 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.
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.
The Harvard Forest Map Collection
The Harvard Forest Map Collection contains maps related to Harvard Forest properties and the surrounding areas. The collection includes maps from the early 1900s to present, including: historic, researcher-created and modern GIS maps. For further information on these maps and others held by the... more
Harvard Forest Martha's Vineyard Collection
The Harvard Forest Martha's Vineyard Collection contains images focusing on locations on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Harvey Wasserman Papers, 1965-2017
A journalist, writer, and historian, Harvey Wasserman has been an activist for radical democracy and alternative energy for over five decades. Influenced by civil rights activism as a child, Wasserman became seriously involved in journalism while on the staff of the Michigan Daily at the... more
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
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). Prints and Drawings
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French painter, draftsman, and printmaker. Although he regularly exhibited paintings and drawings throughout his career, Lautrec is best known for his lithographs and especially his posters, which celebrate the cabarets and the performers active in the... more
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904). Lithographs and Other Prints
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a French painter and printmaker. Born in Grenoble, he moved with his family to Paris in 1841. There, Fantin-Latour received his first drawing lessons from his father, Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour, who was a portrait painter. In 1850, he began more formal... more
Henry G. Peabody photographic collection, 1880s-1900s (PC040)
This collection consists of items from the Henry G. Peabody photographic collection, 1880s-1900s (PC040) 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.
Henry L. Hadcock photographic collection, 1880s-1900s (PC026)
This collection consists of items from the Henry L. Hadcock photographic collection, 1880s-1900s (PC026) 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.
Henry M. Francis architectural collection (AR007)
This collection consists of items from the Henry M. Francis architectural collection (AR007) 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.
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
Hermaphrodites with Attitude
This collection consists of items from the Hermaphrodites with Attitude 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.
The Hermonite (1888-1969)
The Hermonite Collection contains copies of all issues of the newspaper of record for the Mount Hermon School. This paper was established by the Republican Club of Mount Hermon, under whose auspices it ran for its first three years. At that point, the club gave the paper over to the school,... more
Higgins, James (Jim). Lowell Books Collection, 1983-1997
The James Higgins book collection includes 2 copies each of 3 books related to Lowell and the Lowell area Cambodian and larger Southeast Asian communities. The collection is completely accessible on this site. -------------------- SEADA would like to thank the following individuals for their... 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
Hiram Harlow photographic collection, 1890s-1920s (PC029)
This collection consists of items from the Hiram Harlow photographic collection, 1890s-1920s (PC029) 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.
Historic American Buildings Survey architectural collection (AR018)
This collection consists of items from the Historic American Buildings Survey architectural collection (AR018) 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.
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 New England institutional records (IA001)
This collection consists of items from the Historic New England institutional records (IA001) 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.
Historic New England properties architectural collection (AR019)
This collection consists of items from the Historic New England properties architectural collection (AR019) 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.
Historic New England properties photographic collection (PC006)
This collection consists of items from the Historic New England properties photographic collection (PC006) 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.
Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection
The Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection contains images relating to a number of Newton’s prominent families (Jackson, Lord, Bacon) and individual citizens. The majority of the images consist of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes that were originally part of some of these family... 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
Historical Society of Old Newbury, Snow Historical Photograph Collection
The Historical Society of Old Newbury was established in 1877 for the purpose of preserving and presenting the history, art, and culture of Old Newbury, which includes Newbury, Byfield, Newburyport, Plum Island, and West Newbury. The organization, doing business as the Museum of Old Newbury, has... more
Historical Society of Old Yarmouth Archives and Local History Collection
The mission of the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth is to preserve, promote and interpret the history of Yarmouth and its people. The Society maintains a growing collection of account books; shipping records; personal papers; business, church and organization records; family histories; and... 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
A digital collection of books about Halifax History, with many illustrations from days gone by. The History of the Congregational Church and its supplement contain early Town records and a wealth of genealogical information from the Holmes Public Library's collection.
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) and the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Guy S. Baker's photographs and maps
This digital representation of the Halifax Historical Society and Museum's Inaugural collection consists of more than 100 photographs and maps from the collection of Guy S. Baker. The Holmes Public Library and Halifax Historical Society and Museum work closely together to provide... more
Holmes Public Library (Halifax) Church Marriage Intentions and Church Records
This collection of marriage intentions is archived by the Halifax Congregational Church and were originally recorded and signed by the Town Clerk of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts. Unless otherwise noted, the parties are from Halifax, Massachusetts A description of Marriage... more
Holmes Public Library's  Halifax Postcards
Collection of postcards from of the town of Halifax from the Historical Society and Museum's Collection.
Holmes Public Library's (Halifax) Silver Lake Regional High School yearbooks
Collection of The Torch Yearbooks from Silver Lake Regional High School at the Holmes Public Library.
Holocaust Awareness Committee Records
This collection consists of items from the Holocaust Awareness Committee Records collection hosted by Northeastern University Libraries. 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
Honoré Daumier (1808-1879). Lithographs, Woodcuts, and Other Prints
The career of Honoré Daumier (French, 1808-1879) spanned one of the most turbulent periods in French history, including the Revolution of 1830, the Revolution of 1848, the rise of Napoleon III, and the Franco-Prussian War. Daumier established a reputation as a painter and a sculptor, as well as... 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
Horace Parker Chandler photographic collection (PC019)
This collection consists of items from the Horace Parker Chandler photographic collection (PC019) 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.
Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) Collection
This collection consists of items from the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center (Berkshire Community College) collection hosted by University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Special Collections and University Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding... more
Houses and Other Structures
Granville has a remarkable number of significant historical homes and structures, many of which are on record with the Massachusetts Historical Commission MACRIS database. Several areas of town are also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Historical Room has collected images... 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.
Howland Family Papers, 1727-1886 (bulk 1777-1844)
The Howland family of East Greenwich, R.I., figured prominently in New England Quakerism during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and contributed to the state's public affairs. Brothers Daniel (1754-1834), an approved minister, and Thomas Howland (1764-1845), an... more
H.P. Hood Company records (CC001)
This collection consists of items from the H.P. Hood Company records (CC001) 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.
Hudson Family Papers
This collection consists of items from the Hudson Family Papers 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
Hugh Potter Baker Papers, 1919-1951
President of the Massachusetts State College (now UMass Amherst) from 1933-1947. Includes correspondence with college, state, and federal officials, college suppliers, and alumni; speeches and articles; reports and other papers on topics at issue during Baker's college presidency,... more
Hugo Münsterberg Collection, 1890-1916
Hugo Münsterberg (June 1, 1863-December 16, 1916) was born in Danzing, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1885 and his medical degree in 1887. Münsterberg met William James in 1891 and, in 1892, James invited him to a three-year term in the psychological laboratory at Harvard.... more
Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Mass.
Images of Humphrey Street, one of the most important thoroughfares in the town of Swampscott, Mass. The collection includes a series of images showing the project to widen Humphrey Street.
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
Hurricane, September 21, 1938
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike southern New England. This system developed in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands on September 4. It made a 12-day journey across the Atlantic and up the eastern seaboard... more
Hyde Park High School Records
This collection consists of items from the Hyde Park High School Records collection hosted by City of Boston Archives. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.