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M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), better known as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch draftsman and printmaker born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Escher created his first prints in 1916 while a secondary school student in Arnhem. From 1919 to 1922, he attended the School for Architecture and... more
Magic Posters
The world of magic has entertained and mystified humans since the first known performance of conjuring by the magician Dedi in ancient Egypt. The first book of magic tricks appeared in 1584. During the 1600s, many similar books were published that described magic tricks. Until the 18th century,... more
Maida Riggs Papers
This collection consists of items from the Maida Riggs 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 Commonwealth.
Malden Catholic High School Class Photos/Yearbooks
This collection of photographs and yearbooks shows the graduating classes of Malden Catholic High School in Malden, Massachusetts. The first class graduated in 1936. The first yearbook was printed in 1945. The class photos and yearbooks were donated by alumni over several generations and, since... more
Manual Arts and Vocational Training
This collection of photographs relate to Manual Training, Manual Arts, Independent Living Skills, Vocational Training and workshops for adults who are blind. Piano tuning, sewing, chair caning, and animal husbandry are among the subjects. Throughout the history of Perkins School for the Blind,... more
Manuscript Collection
Includes handwritten and illuminated 15th and 16th century religious and philosophical manuscripts, as well as the diary of a 19th century missionary to Armenia and a manuscript essay written by John Burroughs and edited by Walt Whitman. These material are held at Amherst College Archives &... more
Manuscripts and Archives
This collection consists of items from the Manuscripts and Archives collection hosted by Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine). Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Map Collections
This collection consists of items from the Map Collections 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 Commonwealth.
Maps of Franklin, Massachusetts
Various maps, original or reproduced, of Franklin, Massachusetts.  
Maps of the Wards of Newton
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 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from... more
Margaret Collins Weitz Papers, 1945-2006 (MS109)
This collection consists of items from the Margaret Collins Weitz Papers, 1945-2006 (MS109) 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.
Margaret Fuller Papers, 1837-1884
This collection contains approximately 154 letters, poems, fragments, and journal extracts written by Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) from 1837 to 1850, including letters to William Henry Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Lewis Cass. This material provides insights into Fuller's thoughts about... more
Mariana Islands letters
This collection consists of items from the Mariana Islands letters collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Marie Phillips Collection
For many years, the UMass Amherst campus was home to several colonies of feral cats that took up residence in its barns and outbuildings, and beginning with Leo V. Robinson in 1945, a succession of individuals were moved to feed and care for the cats. An alumna and employee in Human... more
Marion Agostinho "Bert" Perry Collection
This collection consists of items from the Marion Agostinho "Bert" Perry 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.
Marion B. Gebbie Archives Image Collection
This collection consists of items from the Marion B. Gebbie Archives Image collection hosted by Wheaton College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Maritime Charts and Atlases (Collection of Distinction)
A significant component of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center's pre-20th-century cartographic holdings is an extensive collection of nautical charts and atlases pertaining to the world and particularly North America. The core of this collection consists of 25 atlases dating from the 17th and... more
Mark H. McCormack Papers, ca. 1920-2008 (bulk: 1957-2003)
Once hailed by Sports Illustrated as “the most powerful man in sport,” Mark Hume McCormack directly engineered the growth of money and media in modern professional sport. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in French and receiving a law degree from Yale,... more
Mark Sommer Papers, 1966-2017
Mark Sommer is an explorer, storyteller, and award-winning public radio and print journalist focused on advocacy and narratives of social, political, and environmental change and positive action. In Washington, D.C., Sommer found himself on hand for some of the 1960s pivotal moments, where he... more
Marrett family papers (MS018)
This collection consists of items from the Marrett family papers (MS018) 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.
Marstons Mills Historical Society Photograph Collection
This collection of photographs, postcards, and maps provides a portrait of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, a rural village in Barnstable County on Cape Cod. Marstons Mills has a long history in farming, fishing, and textiles and these images offer a glimpse of both historic locations and daily... more
Martha Usher Osgood papers (MS030)
This collection consists of items from the Martha Usher Osgood papers (MS030) 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.
Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection
This collection consists of items from the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art collection hosted by Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Prints and Drawings
Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American painter and printmaker. Born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now part of Pittsburgh, Cassatt lived with her family in Paris from 1851 to 1856. In 1856, Cassatt returned to Philadelphia, where she studied at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts.... more
Mary F. Healy Photograph Album, 1919
Mary Frances Healy, a young schoolteacher from Springfield, Mass., volunteered to serve with the National Catholic War Council in the waning days of the First World War. Stationed for sixth months at the Etoile Club in Paris in 1919, Healy helped provide meals, entertainment, and support... more
Mary H. Northend photographic collection, 1904-1926 (PC034)
This collection consists of items from the Mary H. Northend photographic collection, 1904-1926 (PC034) 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.
Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild diary
This collection consists of items from the Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild diary collection hosted by Boston College. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Mary L. Wentworth Papers, 1966-1968
The activist Mary Wentworth has worked throughout New England on behalf of a variety of progressive causes, beginning with the antiwar and feminist movements in the 1960s and 1970s and working against racism and other forms of discrimination, militarism, patriarchy, corporate power, and U.S.... more
Mary P. Burke U.N. Women’s Conference Collection, 1975-1995 (MS105) 
This collection consists of items from the Mary P. Burke U.N. Women’s Conference Collection, 1975-1995 (MS105)  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
Mary Patricia Spaulding Scrapbook, 1956
In 1956, the graphic designer Pat Spaulding left for a tour of Europe. During her seven months abroad, she and her friend Maureen Jones traveled by motor scooter through France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, staying in hostels and taking in the sights. Perhaps most... more
Mary W. Lauman Papers, 1944-1945
Mary W. Lauman, a 1937 graduate of Cornell University, served in the United States Marine Corps from March 1944 through December 1945. During her 10 months of active duty, Mary wrote numerous letters to her mother detailing her everyday life from boot camp in Lejeune, North Carolina, to her... more
Masonic Certificates
The Masonic Certificates collection features Masonic certificates from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives collection, spanning over three centuries. A Masonic certificate is a diploma issued by a Masonic body, such as a Grand Lodge, or a subordinate body under its authority,... more
Massachusetts Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Board on Canal Route from Boston to the Connecticut and Hudson Rivers
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Board on Canal Route from Boston to the Connecticut and Hudson Rivers collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital... more
Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
This collection contains one photograph of a meeting of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States at American House in Boston on January 3, 1906. It was taken by M. Mietheke Aroadioa Terrace.  
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Paintings
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) owns various historic and contemporary art paintings that are displayed across DCR’s parks, watershed, and administrative offices. Some of these paintings were donated by local artists, while others were inherited by the... more
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation collection hosted by State Library of Massachusetts. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Film Office Archives (CC017)
This collection consists of items from the Massachusetts Film Office Archives (CC017) 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.
Massachusetts General Hospital World War I Collection
More than 500 Massachusetts General Hospital employees went to Europe to provide care to soldiers during World War I. Most served at Base Hospital Number 6, which Massachusetts General Hospital operated just south of Bordeaux, France, over 400 miles from the Western front. The published and... more
Massachusetts Governmental Activities Exposition Photograph Album, 1930
To celebrate its tercentenary in 1930, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts organized over two thousand events in 253 communities, drawing over eleven million visitors. One of the most elaborate of these events was the Exposition of Governmental Activities held at the Commonwealth Armory... more
Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive
The Lecco’s Lemma collection consists of artist demo tapes and broadcasts from the Lecco’s Lemma radio show, a rap music show that was founded by Magnus Johnstone and ran from 1985 to 1988 on local college radio stations WMBR (88.1 FM) and WZBC (90.3 FM). The Lecco’s Lemma collection contains... more
Massachusetts Historical Society Map Collection
Massachusetts Historical Society Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national... more
Massachusetts Legislature 1888 25th Anniversary Reunion
This collection contains one group portrait of the 25th anniversary gathering of the 1888 Massachusetts legislature in 1913. The photograph was taken by Newcomb & Robinson.    
Massachusetts Maritime Academy yearbooks
Collection of Massachusetts Maritime Muster yearbooks at the ABS Information Commons.
Massachusetts Mayors’ Club
Mayor Scanlon and the Lawrence’s Board of Aldermen hosted the Massachusetts Mayors’ Club. 60 mayors and ex-mayors of Massachusetts cities and their wives and guests arrived on the morning of September 24, 1913 at the train station in South Lawrence. They were driven to various points of interest... more
Massachusetts Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission, Quabbin Reservoir, Photographs of Cemeteries, 1928-1945
As part of its function to design and construct the Quabbin Reservoir, Dam and Aqueduct (a water supply reservoir for Boston and the metropolitan area), the Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission (1926-1947), a special construction state agency, was required per the Massachusetts Acts of... more
Massachusetts Metropolitan Park Commission, Founders and Commissioners, Photographic Portraits, ca. 1892 to ca. 1907
In 1892, the Massachusetts Legislature authorized a Preliminary Board of a Metropolitan Park Commission to "consider the advisability of laying out ample open spaces for the use of the public, in the towns and cities in the vicinity of Boston." The Preliminary Board consisted of Charles Francis... more
Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works Photograph Collection, 1876-1930 (bulk, 1895-1921)
The Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works (MWW) Photograph Collection documents the construction of the Boston metropolitan water supply as it expanded westward between 1876 and 1925. Over 8,000 carefully labeled photographs were taken of each phase of the construction, from real estate takings... more