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Randy Kehler Papers, 1978-1997
A veteran of the peace movement and founder of the Traprock Peace Center (1979), Randy Kehler was active in the National Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, the Peace Development Fund, and the Working Group on Electoral Democracy. Beginning in 1977, he and his wife became war tax... more
Rare Book Collections, ca. 1100-2014
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives houses approximately 30,000 volumes reflecting an evolving history of collecting at UMass Amherst. Beginning in the late 1860s with a focus on agriculture and the natural sciences, SCUA has developed into a resource for the... more
Rare Books and Journals
This collection consists of items from the Rare Books and Journals 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.
Rates of fares for hackney carriages, 1892-1906
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
Raymond Mungo Papers, 1966-2008
Born in a "howling blizzard" in February 1946, Raymond Mungo became one of the most evocative writers of the 1960s counterculture. Through more than fifteen books and hundreds of articles, Mungo has brought a wry sense of humor and radical sensibility to explorations of the minds and... more
Raynham Remembers
A collection of photographs of the Town of Raynham
Reading Historical Images
This collection consists of items from the Reading Historical Images collection hosted by Reading Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan Collection
This collection consists of items from the Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan 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.
Records of the State Reform School [Lyman School], 1847-1959
The State Reform School for Boys was established in Westborough in 1848 and is considered the first publicly-funded reform school in the United States. It was later reorganized and replaced by the Lyman School for Boys in 1886 and was closed in 1971. The collection contains annual reports, a... more
Records of the Westborough Rifle Company, 1861-1870
The Westborough Rifle Company was organized on April 29, 1861 and, when it departed to serve in the American Civil War, it included fifty-six men from Westborough and forty-five men from the surrounding towns of Southborough, Upton, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, and Northborough. The Company was... more
Records of Westborough’s Involvement in the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Militia, and the Continental Army, 1774-1792
In response to a call for towns to form a militia in 1774, the Town of Westborough established a militia unit and elected Captain Edmund Brigham (1733-1806) as its commanding officer. The British attack at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775 prompted forty-six Minutemen from Westborough to... more
Reeves family diaries
This collection consists of items from the Reeves family diaries 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.
Remmert W. Huygens architectural collection (AR012)
This collection consists of items from the Remmert W. Huygens architectural collection (AR012) 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.
Renaissance News
Renaissance News, which became Renaissance News & Views in 1994, was a longstanding publication, "mostly about the lifestyle of crossdressing with short pieces on politics." This publication was created by the Renaissance Education Association (later the Renaissance Transgender Association)... more
Rendle Homestead
This collection contains one photograph of a house that stood at Hampshire and Lowell street in Lawrence, Mass. It was taken in or around the 1870s. The house, originally known as “the parsonage," was purchased by John Rendle in the early 1860s and was occupied by the Rendle (also found as... more
Rev. M. E. Barry
Presented here are items that exhibit the relationship between Reverend Michael Barry and the College of Our Lady of the Elms (Elms College) through the photos, memorabilia, correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and rare books donated to the college library.
Richard H.W. Dwight Collection
This collection consists of items from the Richard H.W. Dwight 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.
Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010 (MS056)
This collection consists of items from the Richard J. S. Gutman and Kellie O. Gutman Summer Camp collection, 1886-2010 (MS056) 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.
Richard Jones Papers, ca. 1970-1991
Over the course of his esteemed dance career, Richard Jones performed with Eleo Pomare Company, the Miguel Godreau Dance Company, and the Xochipillian Dance Group. Jones was appointed to the staff of the University of Massachusetts on September 1, 1973, and remained with the department until... more
Riegel-Emory family papers (MS024)
This collection consists of items from the Riegel-Emory family papers (MS024) 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.
Riki Anne Wilchins' Flyers
Activist Riki Anne Wilchins founded the direct action group The Transexual Menace and the organization Hermaphrodites With Attitude, as well as the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC), and created the newsletter In Your Face: Political Activism Against Gender Oppression. This collection... more
Robert A. Potash Papers, 1930-1991
Professor of history, University of Massachusetts (1950-1986), Haring Professor Emeritus (1986-); internationally-recognized scholar of Argentine military history and politics. Includes correspondence, audiotapes and transcriptions of interviews, 1961-90, with Argentine military and... more
Robert Bayard Severy photographic collection (PC045)
This collection consists of items from the Robert Bayard Severy photographic collection (PC045) 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.
Robert Bellarmine letter, 1598 February 5
This collection consists of items from the Robert Bellarmine letter, 1598 February 5 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.
Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1716-1930
This collection consists of items from the Robert E. Brooker III Collection of American Legal and Land Use Documents, 1716-1930 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.
Robert Ellis Smith Collection, 1938-2014
An attorney, writer, publisher, and journalist, Robert Ellis Smith is a leading expert in privacy. A graduate of Harvard (1962) and Georgetown University Law Center (1975), Smith has published since 1974, a newsletter dedicated to the individual’s right to privacy, and several... more
Robert Francis Collection
Robert Churchill Francis (1901-1987) moved to Amherst, Massachusetts in 1926 to teach high school English. The teaching job lasted a single year; writing became his life's work. Francis was the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his writing career including the Golden Rose of the... more
Robert McCloskey Sketchbooks for "Make Way for Ducklings"
Robert McCloskey was the writer and illustrator of such classic children's books as "Blueberries for Sal," "One Morning in Maine," and "Homer Price." McCloskey twice won the Caldecott Medal, the American Library Association's annual award of distinction for children's book illustration. He... more
Robert P. Emrick Collection
This collection consists of items from the Robert P. Emrick 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.
Rocco and Barbara Verrilli Collection of Charles Lamb, 1741-1932 (Bulk: 1798-1834)
A poet, critic, and essayist, and close friend of Coleridge and Wordsworth, Charles Lamb was a popular figure in literary circles in late Georgian Britain. Born in London in 1775, Lamb began working in the accounting office of the British East India Company at the age of seventeen.... more
Ronald Wayne Schrum Papers, 1966-1968
Born in Richmond, Va., in 1946, Ronald Wayne Schrum served as a corporal in the 9th Engineer Battalion, US Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. Based in Chu Lai, on the coast 56 miles southeast of Da Nang, the 9th Engineers were responsible for the maintenance of bridges and roads, and perhaps... more
Rose Standish Nichols unpublished manuscript collection, 1920s-1995 (MS058)
This collection consists of items from the Rose Standish Nichols unpublished manuscript collection, 1920s-1995 (MS058) 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.
Ross Moffett Collection
This collection consists of items from the Ross Moffett 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.
Rotogravure Collection
The Rotogravure Collection consists of clippings of rotogravure images published in New Bedford, Massachusetts newspapers, including the Standard, the Mercury, and the Standard-Times. Although some of the images are contemporaneous to their publication dates, most date to the turn of the 20th... more
Roxbury Action Program Collection, 1966-1974
The Roxbury Action Program and Black Panther Party of Boston were both founded in the Roxbury section of Boston following the riots of 1968. RAP pursued community revitalization through Black self-determination and enjoyed success in its housing initiatives and in providing social services... more
Roy Finestone Photograph Collection, 1969-1990
A wave of experimentation in communal living crested in New England in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with dozens of communities spread across the landscape of western Massachusetts and Vermont. Nina Finestone joined the Johnson Pasture community in Guilford , Vermont, in 1969,... more
Rufus W. Griswold Papers, 1834-1857
Rufus Griswold (1815-1857) was the editor of Graham's Magazine and the publisher of American literature and poetry in the mid-19th century. This collection contains the near entirety of Rufus Griswold's correspondence between the years 1834 and 1857. In particular, it reflects his business... more
Rundlet-May family papers (MS025)
This collection consists of items from the Rundlet-May family papers (MS025) 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.
Russ H. Gilbert Photographs
This collection consists of items from the Russ H. Gilbert Photographs 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.
Ruth Graves Wakefield/Toll House Collection
Ruth G. Wakefield was born on June 17, 1903 and died at the age of 73, in 1977. She graduated from Framingham State Normal School with a degree in Household Arts. Ruth worked as a dietitian in a hospital and taught Home Economics at Brockton High School for a short time.In 1930, Kenneth and Ruth... more