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Sacco-Vanzetti Collections - Harvard Law School Library
The Sacco-Vanzetti Case Records is a collection of material relating to the case of Commonwealth v. Sacco and Vanzetti, spanning the years 1920 to 1928. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, research notes, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs,... more
Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee (Collection of Distinction)
Spanning the years 1914–1967, the Aldino Felicani Collection: Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee Records documents the efforts and activities of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee to free Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti from prison for the murders of Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro... more
Safe Harbor/AIDS Collection
This collection consists of items from the Safe Harbor/AIDS 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.
Salem Public Library : Winter of 2015
This collection consists of items from the Salem Public Library : Winter of 2015 collection hosted by Salem Public Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Same-Sex Marriage Collection
This collection consists of items from the Same-Sex Marriage 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.
Samuel Austin Collection, 1718-1920
An historian and educator, Samuel Austin (1816-1897) was known for his long association with the Friends Boarding School in Providence, R.I. (later renamed the Moses Brown School). An alumnus who married an alumna, Elizabeth H. Osborn, Austin taught at the Boarding school for... more
Samuel Smith Manuscript
Presented here is manuscript eventually published as "History of Newton, Massachusetts : town and city, from its earliest settlement to the present time, 1630-1880" in 1880. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental... more
Sandwich Town Archives Historical Photograph Collection
In October 2003, the Town Archives was moved from the third floor attic of the Town Hall Annex into the Macknight Room of the Sandwich Public Library. This move improved public access and increased the use of these valuable resources by residents and visitors to the town. Since that time, the... more
Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection, 1970-2005 (bulk 1970)
A 1969 graduate of Smith College and member of Students for a Democratic Society, Sandy Lillydahl took part in the second contingent of the Venceremos Brigade. Between February and April 1970, Lillydahl and traveled to Cuba as an expression of solidarity with the Cuban people and to... more
Sarah (Sallie) Moore Field, Abbot Academy Class of 1904, Student Materials and Ephemera
Sarah "Sallie" Moore Field graduated from Abbot Academy in 1904 and lived until 1985 (age 103). This collection documents primarily Sarah Field's time at Abbot Academy (mostly 1900 to 1904) and suggests that she was a dutiful student. The majority of the collection comprises notebooks from her... more
Saugus Stories
Images from the Saugus Public Library, including library patrons, library events and distinguished visitors.
Sayward family papers (MS031)
This collection consists of items from the Sayward family papers (MS031) 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.
Scenes from Hingham's Yesteryears -- Hingham Public Library's Postcard Collection
Hingham was one of the earliest towns settled in Massachusetts and has a rich and varied history. The Hingham Public Library's postcard collection contains over 100 images of Hingham scenes from the 1800s to the mid 1900s. They range from pastoral scenes and views of Hingham Harbor and Hingham... more
School Committee Secretary Desegregation Files
This collection consists of items from the School Committee Secretary Desegregation Files 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.
School Department Publications
This collection consists of items from the School Department Publications 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.
Schools and Class Photos
A collection of photos of Granville's school buildings, school activities (sports, field trips, etc.), teachers and class pictures. Also included are graduation programs and other school-related documents.  
Schools and colleges, 1868-1979, 1900-1929
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
Science for the People Records, ca. 1969-2014
At the height of the antiwar struggle in the late 1960s, a group of scientists and engineers based in Cambridge, Mass., began to turn a critical eye on the role of their fields in the larger political culture. Calling themselves Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action... more
Scott Family Photographs
Achsah Maria Dimmock (1830-1900) and Hugh Montgomery Scott (1852-1895) of Connecticut married in 1848. During their marriage the couple had eight children: Charles Dimmock, Earl Montgomery, Lilian Marie, Frank Orville, Addie Parsons, Kate Sawyer, Arthur Livingston, and Ray Palmer. After the... more
Scottish Rite Documents
The Scottish Rite Documents collection contains some of the founding documents of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library has one of the finest collections of material related to Freemasonry's Scottish Rite, an appendant body of Freemasonry formally organized in... more
Scrapbooks collection (MS004)
This collection consists of items from the Scrapbooks collection (MS004) 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.
Sears and Cutting families papers (MS026)
This collection consists of items from the Sears and Cutting families papers (MS026) 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.
Sears family of Waltham photographic collection (PC060)
This collection consists of items from the Sears family of Waltham photographic collection (PC060) 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.
Selected Items from the Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
This collection consists of items from the Selected Items from the Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library collection hosted by Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in... more
Selected items from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Digitized presentations of selections from the Massachusetts Historical Society, an independent research library.
Sentinel (Belchertown, Mass.), 1915-2003
This collection consists of items from the Sentinel (Belchertown, Mass.), 1915-2003 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... more
Seth Davis Notebook
Presented here is a brief history of Newton from 1661 onward in very light handwriting, which deals especially with the breaking away of Newton from Cambridge. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and governmental past. These... more
Shaker Highlights
This collection consists of items from the Shaker Highlights 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.
Shaker Song Books
This collection consists of items from the Shaker Song Books 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.
Shakespeare (Collection of Distinction)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the... more
Sharon Public Library Photo Collection
Represented here are postcards and photographs that depict views of the Town of Sharon from 1860 through the 1970s. The core of the photo collection is made up of photographs that were donated to the library by various people who either resided in or were connected to families from the Town of... more
Sheet Music
This collection consists of items from the Sheet Music 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.
Sheet Music Collection
There are 27 printed pieces of sheet music owned by the Lawrence Public Library. Many are published in Lawrence or written or composed by Lawrence authors.
Sheet Music Lithograph Covers
The Boston Public Library Music Special Collection includes materials concerning every facet of musical study, such as biography, history and criticism, ethnomusicology, theory and composition, and music education; the collected editions of all the major composers (and many less well-known... more
Ships Through the Ages
Ships Through the Ages, originally four murals painted by Frederic Leonard King between 1934 and 1935, was commissioned as part of the Public Works Art Project for the Jeffries Point Branch of the Boston Public Library. In 1956, the Jeffries Point Branch closed, and each mural was divided into... more
Short Runs of Periodicals
This collection consists of items from the Short Runs of Periodicals 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.
Sidney Lawton Smith Sketching Prints
This collection contains the sketching prints used to make book plates for Daniel T.V. Huntoon's book History of the Town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The prints range in date from 1889 and 1890 and cover various places and symbols associated with the town of Canton, Massachusetts.... more
Sidney Lipshires Papers, 1932-2012
Born on April 15, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland to David and Minnie Lipshires, Sidney was raised in Northampton, Massachusetts where his father owned two shoe stores, David Boot Shop and The Bootery. He attended the Massachusetts State College for one year before transferring to the... more
Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy
Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy The Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection is history itself in the form of a unique collection of atlases, maps, and globes dating from 1434 well into the 19th century. Many of these rare objects and documents are the subject of a 1992 book,... more
Sidney Topol Papers, 1944-1997
An innovator and entrepreneur, Sidney Topol was a contributor to several key developments in the telecommunications industries in the latter half of the twentieth century. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts (1947) and an engineer and executive at Raytheon and later... more
Sir David Young Cameron (1865-1945). Prints, Drawings, and Paintings
Sir David Young Cameron (1865-1945) was a Scottish painter and etcher. Born in Glasgow, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Edinburgh Schools of Art. Cameron gained recognition both as a painter in oil and in watercolor and as an etcher. His images were enhanced by European travel,... more
Sir Muirhead Bone (1876-1953). Prints, Drawings, and Paintings
Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) was a Scottish printmaker and watercolor artist. Born in Glasgow, Bone first trained as an architect before pursuing his studies at the Glasgow School of Art. In 1901, Bone moved to London and in 1902 held his first solo exhibition at the Carfax Gallery. From that time,... more
Sixteen illustrations of subjects from Kipling's "Jungle book"
Portfolio of sixteen illustrations by Maurice and Edward Detmold for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book. Plates are mounted on board with hinged mat and covered with guard sheet with letterpress. Many captions include a quotation and page number from the text. Critical funding to support long-term... more
Skipmunk: a story of Chicopee
This collection consists of items from the Skipmunk: a story of Chicopee 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.
Slade Family Papers, 1776-1892 (Bulk: 1838-1845)
The children of a textile investor, Mary and David Slade were students at the Friends’ Boarding School in Providence, R.I., during the late 1830s. Both died tragically of consumption at a young age, David at 24 and Mary at 28. The Slade family papers consist... more
Social and Political Cartoons
Caricature is a pictorial representation of a person or thing through the gross exaggeration of its most characteristic features. It is the portrait that conveys the meaning, often playing on accepted symbols or repeated imagery. The text, if present at all, is secondary.Caricaturists portray... more
Social Change Collection, 1945-2007
The term social change is used in SCUA to refer to individuals and organizations who actively seek to better the world around them, as well as to individuals experiencing shifts in economic, cultural, and social life. Few movements for change exist in isolation. Following W.E.B. Du Bois,... more
Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee
This collection consists of items from the Soldier's Record, Town of Chicopee 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.
Soldier’s record, Town of Sudbury MA
This collection consists of the letters from a Civil War Soldier, letters from family members to him, diaries of his from the years 1863 and 1864, the diary of his future wife from the year 1867, photos, patents held by the soldier after the war, and various certificates and documents connected... more