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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
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
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
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 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
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 Bellarmine letter, 1598 February 5
This collection consists of items from the Robert Bellarmine letter, 1598 February 5 collection hosted by Boston College University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in Digital Commonwealth.
The 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 University Libraries. Information about the items has been provided by the holding institution so that they may be included in... 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.
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.