An Italian poet, journalist, novelist, and dramatist, Gabriele D'Annunzio enjoyed a flamboyant career in international affairs after the First World War when he raised a small army and seized the port of Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia). Failing in his attempts to annex his territory to... more
This collection consists of items from the General Court 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.
George Bellows (1882-1925) was an American painter and printmaker. Born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1904 Bellows moved to New York, where he studied with Robert Henri. Although he continued to paint, in 1916 Bellows took up lithography and, working first with George C. Miller and later with Bolton... more
The activist George Markham was born in Wisconsin on Aug. 15, 1909. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he began working with the Associated Press in 1936 where he became an ardent member of the American Newspaper Guild. During the Second World War, he served with distinction on the... more
George Russell was an early 20th century commercial photographer based in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was known for large, panoramic, group photographs. He traveled throughout New England photographing class graduations, group outings, conventions, social events, and fraternal, military, and union... more
Governor George Boutwell (1818-1905) gained prominence as a figure on the national scene when he reorganized the Internal Revenue Bureau as its first commissioner during the Lincoln Administration. As a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts his strong positions against slavery and support of... more
Nine photographs donated to the Wilbraham Public Library by Gertrude Smith. They primarily relate to the Seaver and Bennett families in Wilbraham in the early 1900s.
This designation was introduced after the war when the monuments of the Gettysburg Battlefield were being erected. Some historians have argued that the battle was the turning point of the war and that this was the place that represented the Confederacy's last major offensive operation in the... more
As a student at Mount Hermon School in the late 1920s, Gifford Hoag Towle met Marjorie Ripley Blossom, a young woman at the Northfield School for Girls. When Giff went on to the Massachusetts Agricultural College (BS 1932) and Marjorie to a midwestern Bible College for a year (before being... more
This collection of negatives came with some remnants of the sleeves that originally held the negatives. There is no sign of the name of the photographer. Two sleeves had dates (1907 and 1909). All the negatives are glass with the exception of number 31, which was possibly cellulose acetate.... more
Presented here is a collection of largely unidentified scenes in Newton, Massachusetts in the late 1800s or early 1900s. 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
This collection consists of items from the Glass Plates 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.
This collection consists of items from the Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108) 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... more
Gloria Xifaras Clark was working as an elementary school teacher in her home town of New Bedford in 1964 when she answered the call to enlist in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. A recent graduate of Wheelock College, she was assigned to teach in the Benton County Freedom School... more
Access to the collection All maps and atlases are available for use at the Library through the Reference Department. In addition, some maps have been transformed into digital images which can be access via this site.
Access to the oral histories The oral histories are available on CD to be checked out at the library. In addition, the oral histories have been transformed into .mp3 files that can be access via this site. Additional information about oral histories For more information about oral history... more
Additional Information about Postcards To find out more about postcards try these web sites: Smithsonian National Postal Museum Chicago Postcard Museum Postcardy.com - explore the world of postcards America as it was -- a tour of the USA in vintage postcards History of Postcards -- Emotions... more
This collection consists of items from the Grand Army of the Republic 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.
This collection is comprised of postcards, memorabilia, city documents, photographs, and other items from the Chelsea Public Library Archives, relating to the Great Chelsea Fire that burned nearly half the city on Palm Sunday, April 12th 1908.
Granted in 1737 and incorporated in 1754, Greenwich, Mass., was the first town in the Swift River Valley settled by Europeans. Sitting astride the East and Middle branches of the Swift River and forming the eastern boundary of Hampshire County, Greenwich was primarily an agricultural... more