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1. 1878 Map of Newton Center

Presented here is a hand drawn, pen and ink street map of Newton Centre. 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... more

2. 19th Century American Trade Cards

Color lithographed Victorian-era trade cards were a key late-19th century advertising vehicle for national manufacturers and local businesses. These miniature posters, about the size of a postcard, were handed out as souvenirs at major expositions during the late Victorian period. They were... more

5. A. W. Stearns

Artemas W. Stearns was born March 11, 1816 in Hill, NH. At age 11, he was “bound” to a Bridgewater, NH farmer. For his services, he would receive clothing and board and $100 at age 21. At 16, he bought himself out of the contract. He then went on to work in mills in Nashua, Lowell, and Methuen.... more

7. Abbot Academy Collection Highlights

The Abbot Academy Collection primarily consists of material relating to the administrative functions of the Academy. It includes material of the trustees, treasurer, and other administrative offices. The collection also includes Abbot Academy memorabilia and student-created work ranging from the... more

8. Abbot Academy Photographs

Abbot Academy (also known as Abbot Female Seminary) was an independent boarding preparatory school for women boarding and day students in grades 9 to 12 from 1828 to 1973. Located in Andover, Massachusetts, Abbot Academy was notable as one of the first incorporated secondary schools for... more

10. Abstract of a cruise in the frigate United States under the command of Commandore Thos ap Catesby Jones, James Armstrong esq. Captain in the South Pacific : comprising...

This collection consists of items from the Abstract of a cruise in the frigate United States under the command of Commandore Thos ap Catesby Jones, James Armstrong esq. Captain in the South Pacific : comprising latitude and longitude, ports called at, ships spoken and deaths during the cruise... more

13. Acts and Resolves

This collection consists of items from the Acts and Resolves 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.

14. Adam's Word

This collection consists of items from the Adam's Word 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.

16. Advertisements

The collection contains items from a large scrapbook of advertisements. Pictures of the old masters are on the recto side of the items, while the advertisements are on the verso. The pages are black and the advertisements are hand-lettered in many colors with colored illustrations pasted on.  

17. Advice Columns

This collection consists of items from the Advice Columns 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.

18. AEGIS Publications

This collection consists of items from the AEGIS Publications 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.

19. Aerial Photograph

This collection consists of one black-and-white aerial photograph of South Lawrence. The center point of the image is the Wetherbee School, named after Emily G. Wetherbee who was a teacher at Lawrence High School and a poet. Other locations include the Broadway Bridge and Dam, USWOCO Mills, and... more

20. Aerials

This collection contains black and white aerial photographs. They are all roughly one meter square. They are contact prints possibly taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Many local people with historical knowledge have looked at the images and felt the photos were taken in the 1950s,... more