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W. E. B. Du Bois Papers, 1803-1999 (bulk 1877-1963)
Scholar, writer, editor of The Crisis and other journals, co-founder of the Niagara Movement, the NAACP, and the Pan African Congresses, international spokesperson for peace and for the rights of oppressed minorities, W.E.B. Du Bois was a son of Massachusetts who articulated the... more
W. L. Holland Papers, 1907-2008 (bulk 1930-1990)
Born in New Zealand in 1907, Bill Holland first traveled to Japan at the age of 21 to take part in the conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations, beginning over thirty years of association with the organization. During his time at IPR, Holland held a number of leadership... more
Waban Historical Col. Glass Plates
Presented here are glass plate negatives depicting six adults in costume and one dog on a stage covered with oriental rugs. 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... more
Waban Historical Col. Lantern Slides
Presented here is a collection of lantern slides showing architectural drawings and plan of the Waban Branch of the Newton Free Library. 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... more
Waban (Newton, Mass.)
Presented here are photographs of Waban, a Newton, Massachusetts village which sprang up after Beacon Street was extended west from Newton Centre to Woodward and Washington Streets in 1855. The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural and... more
Wakefield High School Yearbooks
This collection consists of items from the Wakefield High School Yearbooks collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Wakefield Local History Books
This collection consists of items from the Wakefield Local History Books collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Wakefield Municipal Gas
This collection consists of items from the Wakefield Municipal Gas collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Wakefield Postcards
This collection consists of items from the Wakefield Postcards collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Wakefield Then
This collection consists of items from the Wakefield Then collection hosted by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Walkable Reading
This collection consists of items from the Walkable Reading 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.
Walter B. Woodbury Photograph Collection, 1865-1866
In the late 1850s and early 1860s, the pioneering British photographer Walter Woodbury captured images of Java, and especially its capital city Batavia (modern day Jakarta). Working in partnership with James Page, the two established a photographic firm that continued to produce and... more
Walter Corbin Collection
This collection consists of items from the Walter Corbin 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.
Walter Mason Dickinson Papers, 1858-1900
Originally a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1876, Walter Mason Dickinson left after his junior year to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his military career, Dickinson saw service in the southwest and as a military instructor at MAC (1891-1896).... more
Waltham Public Library Map Collection
This collection consists of maps from the Waltham Public Library local history collections. The maps depict Waltham, Massachusetts and a few surrounding towns and include details such as proposed town lines, aerial views or "Birds-Eye views," and the locations of early homes.
Waltham Public Library Waltham Watch Company Materials
This set consists of a cross section of Waltham Watch Company materials owned by the Waltham Public Library. This iconic company was a major employer in the city for many years and this collection highlights different aspects of its importance to Waltham. It includes diverse company catalogs and... more
War Blind and Propaganda Poster Collection
Collection containing World War I and World War II materials--predominantly war propaganda posters, but also Red Cross and other national and international charities, posters benefiting wounded and blinded soldiers, public health posters postcards, photographs, and newspaper and magazine... more
War of 1812
The USS Constitution Museum's War of 1812 collection includes printed pamphlets, rare books, certificates, broadsides, and manuscript correspondence, logs, and journals. Together the works document USS Constitution's role in the War of 1812, as well as other political and military aspects of the... more
War Posters
After the United States entry in World War I, government officials realized that posters were an extremely effective means of communicating information to the general public. Some of America's finest artists, graphic designers, magazine illustrators, advertising agents, and commercial artists... more
Watertown Free Public Library Local History Collection
The Watertown Free Public Library is committed to collecting and preserving Watertown's long and rich history and to making these materials as accessible as possible. Presented here are various photographs, maps, and historic records from the Watertown Free Public Library Local History Collection.
Wayland Free Public Library Photograph Collection
This collection contains photographs taken in and around the town of Wayland, Massachusetts, mostly between 1884 and 1930, of residents, historic homes and other notable buildings, street scenes, and nature studies. Many of them are original platinum prints by respected amateur photographer... more
Wendell Post Collection, 1977-2001
The Wendell Post Collection contains nearly every issue of a community newspaper for a small, rural New England town. Beginning in April 1977 with volume 1, number 2 (there was no number 1), the Postpublished continuously for 24 years, covering local events from a local perspective.... more
West Bridgewater History
This collection consists of items from the West Bridgewater History collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School yearbooks
This collection consists of items from the West Bridgewater Middle/Senior High School yearbooks collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
West Bridgewater Public Library's Howard Seminary for Women photographs
This collection consists of items from the West Bridgewater Public Library's Howard Seminary for Women photographs collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
West Bridgewater Public Library's West Bridgewater Historical Postcards
This collection consists of items from the West Bridgewater Public Library's West Bridgewater Historical Postcards collection hosted by SAILS Library Network. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
Westborough High School History Archives
Materials in the Westborough High School History Archives explore the history of Westborough High School from the late 1800s to the end of the 20th century. The collection incliudes such items as class photographs, sports keepsakes, letters and other school-related documentation, school... more
Westborough Map Collection
The collection contains maps and atlases with a focus on Westborough and its surrounding areas.