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
This collection contains photographs, slides, and original artwork of MA Reardon. It also contains correspondences, financial and travel documents, and ephemera that was created and/or collected by MA Reardon throughout her life. The material ranges c. 1916 through c. 2001 and covers the... more
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
The Maginnis & Walsh architectural records contains materials related to the architectural commissions undertaken by Maginnis & Walsh and its successive firms. The collection has materials representing 618 commissions, from approximately 1913 to 1980, and includes the following formats:... more
This collection consists of items from the Maginnis and Walsh architectural collection, circa 1898-1932, undated (AR038) 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.
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.
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
Created by the City of Malden Engineering Department, the Malden Houses collection includes photographs of houses in Malden taken between approximately 1891 and 1937. Each photograph includes information about the houses including street(s), house numbers, and direction from which the photo was... more
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
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
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.
The Map and Chart Collection includes maps, nautical charts, and surveys from the greater New Bedford area and the world. Important records in this collection include recreations of survey maps of the Old Dartmouth area drawn from the field notes of Benjamin Crane, made 1710-1793, which provide... more
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.
This collection comprises rare maps that were acquired to fill in gaps in geographic coverage in the map collections donated to Phillips Academy since 2011, most of which focus on the Americas and Europe.These include the: Sydney R. Knafel, Robert E. Diefenbach, Ralph Finos, and Pechter Family... more
The Mapping Boston Foundation is devoted to the permanent stewardship of the personal map collection of the Boston developer and philanthropist Norman B. Leventhal. Based on his interest in maps and the stories they tell, he founded the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public... more
Various maps, original or reproduced, of Franklin, Massachusetts.
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
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.
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