HW Sheldon and Sign Photograph
H. W. Sheldon and sign, ca. 1897-1912. From Billerica Public Library.

To start of 2017 right, we’ve added several amazing new collections to the Digital Commonwealth portal. Check them out!

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Collection - 13,707 items harvested

Billerica Public Library 

Billerica, Massachusetts: History Capture on Glass – 1074 items

Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Jamaica Plain Historical Society Photo Gallery – 9 items added to existing collection

USS Constitution Museum

War of 1812 – 7 items added to existing collection

Been dying to know what’s new in Digital Commonwealth? Well here’s a list of the newest collections!

Abbot Academy.  "Abbot girls on Lawn."  Photograph.  1901.
“Abbot girls on Lawn.” 1901. From Phillips Academy Andover.

 

American Antiquarian Society

American Antiquarian Society Collection – 138 items

 

Boston Athenaeum

Boston Athenaeum, Cartographic Collection – 10 items added to an existing collection

 

Boston Public Library

Leslie Jones Collection – 66 items added to an existing collection

 

 

 

Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society Collection – 15 items added to an existing collection

"Crew of the U.S. Battleship Rhode Island." From Thomas Crane Public Library
“Crew of the U.S. Battleship Rhode Island.” From Thomas Crane Public Library

 

Phillips Academy Andover

Sarah (Sallie) Moore Field Collection – 368 items

 

Thomas Crane Public Library

Fore River Shipyard Postcard Collection – 281 items

Quincy, Mass. Postcard Collection – 182 items

 

Front of Nicola Sacco autographed note (postcard) signed to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, [Dedham], 31 December 1923
Front of Nicola Sacco autographed note (postcard) signed to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, [Dedham], 31 December 1923
Make sure you spend some time catching up on the new items added to Digital Commonwealth this past month!

Boston Public Library

Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee – 789 items

Chicopee Public Library

7 collections reharvested – 758 items

Jones Library, Amherst

Back of Nicola Sacco autographed note (postcard) signed to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, [Dedham], 31 December 1923
Back of Nicola Sacco autographed note (postcard) signed to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, [Dedham], 31 December 1923
9 collections harvested – 1204 items

National Archives at Boston

Photographs of the First Naval District – 194 items added to an existing collection

USS Constitution Museum

War of 1812 – 44 items added to an existing collection

 

"Aerial View of Eastern States Exposition Grounds, Springfield, Mass." From Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
“Aerial View of Eastern States Exposition Grounds, Springfield, Mass.” From Springfield College Archives and Special Collections

As is appropriate for this autumn season, a lot of the collections added to Digital Commonwealth in the past month have been harvested (pun, obviously, very much intended). Don’t miss out on exploring all of the wonderful new items added to the site!

Boston Public Library

Anti-Slavery (Collection of Distinction) – 1819 items

Charlestown Lantern Slides – 616 items

Stereograph Collection – 6 items

 

NOBLE Digital Heritage

Collection reharvested – 6048 items

 

Phillips Academy Andover

"Arms and the Man overtunic, shirty, and pants." From Costume Archives of Williams College.
“Arms and the Man overtunic, shirty, and pants.” From Costume Archives of Williams College.

Abbot Academy Photographs – 689 items

 

Springfield College Archives and Special Collections

Cliff Smith YMCA Postcard Collection – 5212 items

 

Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute

12 collections reharvested – 2800 items

 

Williams College

23 collections harvested – 1800 items

 

This September, Digital Commonwealth added many new collections that you can now search for on the website! These collections consist of many type of materials including photographs, personal paper, maps, and even a scrapbook! Make sure you check them out!

Page from Westborough World War II memorial scrapbook" [ca. 1940-1976]. From the Westborough Public Library.
Page from Westborough World War II memorial scrapbook” [ca. 1940-1976]. From the Westborough Public Library.

Harvest Forest Archives

Harvard Forest Martha’s Vineyard Collection – 457 items added to an existing collection

Lawrence Public Library

Lawrence Public Library Map Collection – 15 items

Lincoln Public Library

Joshua Child Collection – 56 items

Wilbraham Public Library

Stella Greene Farr Collection – 19 items

Westborough Public Library

Records of the State Reform School [Lyman School], 1847-1959 – 1 item

World War II Memorial Scrapbook, 1942-1948 – 1 item

Westborough Map Collection – 2 items

 

As the school year starts up again, now is a great time to dive into Digital Commonwealth’s wonderful historical collections! Check out the latest collection that have been added from some of our truly amazing members!

"Robert Swain Peabody scrapbook" c. 1876-1886. From Boston Architectural College Library.
“Robert Swain Peabody scrapbook” c. 1876-1886. From Boston Architectural College Library.

Boston Architectural College Library

Original works by Boston Architectural College Library – Working Materials Collection – 2 items

Boston Public Library

Along the Elevated: Photographs of the Orange Line – 304 items

Carte de Visite Collection – 16 items added to existing collection

Margaret Fuller Papers, 1837-1884 – 274 items

Ships Through the Ages – 14 items

Stereographs Collection – 28 items added to existing collection

Salem State University Archives and Special Collections

Historic Maps – 279 items

Truro Historical Society, Cobb Archive

Truro Massachusetts U.S. Coast Guard and Life Saving Service Collection – 6 items

 

"First Predominately Negro Ship Commissioned USS Mason" [1946] from the National Archives at Boston.
“First Predominately Negro Ship Commissioned USS Mason” [1946] from the National Archives at Boston.
This July brought us a lot of new collections, specifically from around the Boston area. Boston itself, Hingham, and Waltham are represented among the various collections we’ve added to the portal this past month. Check them out!

Boston Public Library

Anti-Slavery (Collection of Distinction) - 1000 items added to existing collection

Rufus W. Griswold Papers, 1834-1857 – 1277 items

Hingham Public Library

Hingham Photography During the Late Victorian Era — Hingham Public Library’s Glass Slide Collection – 296 items

National Archive at Boston

Photographs of the First Naval District - 1064 items

SAILS Library Network

Re-harvested Collections - 210 new items added

Waltham Public Library

Waltham Public Library Waltham Watch Company Materials – 74 items

 

Mr. E. H. Stetson will call on you," ca.1899-1949, from Weymouth Public Libraries, Tufts Library.
“Mr. E. H. Stetson will call on you,” ca.1899-1949, from Weymouth Public Libraries, Tufts Library.

This summer kicks off with some awesome new Massachusetts collections added to the Digital Commonwealth! Check them out:

Bentley University

Bentley University Historic Photograph Collection : 500 items

Boston Public Library

Anti-Slavery (Collection of Distinction) : 2993 items added to an existing collection

Grove Hall Memory Project : 75 items

Shakespeare (Collection of Distinction) : 1 item

Lawrence Public Library

15 new collections : 98 items

Perkins School for the Blind

Historic Stereographs : 29 items

Students with Deafblindness at the Perkins School for the Blind : 263 items

Philips Academy Andover

Abbot Academy Photographs : 529 items added to an existing collection

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

Harvested Collections: 234 new items

Weymouth Public Libraries, Tufts Library

Stetson Shoe Company Photographs : 26 items

WGBH

The Lowell Institute Cooperative Broadcasting Council and WGBH Program Guides, 1949 – 1969 : 230 items

 

 

 

 

 

This month we added some great collections from several libraries, archives, and museums. Check out some of the new things you can now find in the Digital Commonwealth!

Lucy Vincent Beach from Harvard Forest Archives
Lucy Vincent Beach from Harvard Forest Archives

Harvard Forest Archives

Harvard Forest Martha’s Vineyard Collection – 169 items

Perkins School for the Blind

Anne Sullivan Photograph Collection – 34 items

Laura Bridgman Collection - 180 items

Perkins Postcards – 98 items

Photos of Helen Keller in the Middle East – 20 items

Springfield College Archives and Special Collections

Cliff Smith YMCA Postcard Collection – 4236 items

University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries

21542 newly harvested items

USS Constitution Museum

War of 1812 Collection - 1 item added to existing collection

Wilbraham Public Library

Wilbraham Public Library Glass Plate Negatives Collection - 70 items added to existing collection

 

Single illuminated initial cut from a 15th century antiphonal.  From the Boston Public Library's Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts Collection.
Single illuminated initial cut from a 15th century antiphonal. From the Boston Public Library’s Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts Collection.

Check out the cool new items added to Boston Public Library’s collections in Digital Commonwealth this past month!

Anti-Slavery Collection – 1000 new items

Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts – 2 new items

Thomas W. Nason (1889-1971). Prints and Drawings – 619 items