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

 

This month we’ve added a lot of new items to already existing collections, and we harvested 25 new collections from the Provincetown History Preservation Project! Make sure you check out the great new photographs, videos, manuscripts, artwork, and other materials added this month!

Group Portrait With Cat, from the Glass Plates Collection from Provincetown History Preservation Project.
Group Portrait With Cat, from the Glass Plates Collection from Provincetown History Preservation Project.

Boston Public Library 

Anti-Slavery (Collection of Distinction) : 500 items added to existing collection

Costume & Set Designs : 21 items added to existing collection

Emily Dickinson Collection, 1862-1907 : 6 items added to existing collection

Lincoln Public Library 

Lincoln Town Archives : 3 items added to existing collection

Provincetown History Preservation Project

25 newly harvested collections : 4163 items

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center

Natick Soldier Systems Center Photographic Collection : 6926 items added to existing collection

Not only have we added some awesome new hosted collections in February, we’ve also harvested 99 collections from UMass Amherst! Check them all out!

 

1919 Victory Graduation at the Wilbraham School from Wilbraham Public Library
1919 Victory Graduation at the Wilbraham School from Wilbraham Public Library

Boston Public Library

Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor Indentures, 1734-1805 – 18 items added to existing collection

Emily Dickinson Collection, 18962-1907 – 135 items

Fore-Edge Paintings – 214 items

Tupper Scrapbook Collection: Scrapbooks of mounted views, portraits, etc., relating to Europe and Egypt, 1891-1894 – 35 items added to existing collection

Jamaica Plain Historical Society

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

Nantucket Historical Association Research Library 

H. Flint Ranney Collection – 3990 items

Needham Free Public Library

Needham Historical Picture File – 787 items

Roll of Members Essex GAR from Town Of Essex.
Roll of Members Essex GAR from Town Of Essex.

Sudbury Historical Society

Soldier’s record, Town of Sudbury MA – 90 items

 Town of Essex, Massachusetts

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, Civil War Collection – 11   items

Office of the Town Clerk, Civil War Collection – 196 items

 University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Specials Collections and University Archives

99 collections – 152,956 items harvested

 Wilbraham Public Library

Gertrude Smith Collection - 9 items

 

Make sure you check out the newest Digital Commonwealth collections, including images of popular Boston politician James M. Curley and a new medieval manuscripts from the BPL!

Boston Public Library

"Head shot waving hat."  Photograph.  1949.
Head shot waving hat.” Photograph. 1949.

Books from the Boston Public Library – 144 items

John D. Merriam Collection – 6 items

Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts Collection – 3 items

Jamaica Plain Historical Society

James Michael Curley Negatives – 956 items

Kingston Public Library

Emily Fuller Drew Collection – 209 items

Longmeadow Historical Society

Emerson Collection – 1458 items

Happy New Year! These awesome new collections were added to Digital Commonwealth in December. Check them out!

Boston Architectural College Library

Original works by Boston Architectural Club Members : 1 item

Publications of the Boston Architectural Club : 32 items

Boston Athenaeum

Hooded merganser duck from Yarmouth Town Libraries, West Yarmouth Library.
Hooded merganser duck from Yarmouth Town Libraries, West Yarmouth Library.

Boston Athenaeum, Cartographic Collection : 6 items

Boston College University Libraries

27 collections with 4950 items

Boston Public Library

John D. Merriam Collection : 16 items

Ziba B. Oakes Papers, 1852-1857 : 651 items

Fall River Public Library

Historical Postcards, c. 1880-1965 : 1312

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historical Site

Plans & Drawings, c. 1847-1979 (Bulk 1882-1970) : 68 items

Norwell Public Library

Norwell Historical Society Postcard Collection : 74 items

Perkins School for the Blind

Manual Arts and Vocational Training : 124 items

Physical Education at Perkins School for the Blind : 129 items

Westborough Public Library

Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Administrative Documents, 1724-1929 : 134 items

Records of the Westborough Rifle Company, 1861-1870 :10 items

Records of Westborough’s Involvement in the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Militia, and the Continental Army, 1774-1792 : 45 items

Weymouth Public Libraries, Tufts Library

Harry C. Belcher Lepidoptera Collection : 177 items

Yarmouth Town Libraries, West Yarmouth Library

Castonguay Carved Bird Collection at West Yarmouth Library : 34 items

 

 

Check out all of the wonderful content now available in the collections added to the Digital Commonwealth since September!

The Eastham Historical Society Inc. Postcard
The Eastham Historical Society Inc. Postcard [ca.1860-1980]
Atwood House Museum of the Chatham Historical Society

Nautical Chart Collection of the Chatham Historical Society : 40 items

Boston Public Library

Charles C. Perkins (1823-1886) Collection : 36 items

Charles H. Woodbury (1986-1940). Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, Oil Paintings, and Copper Plate : 1550 items

George Bellows (1882-1925). Prints and Drawings : 92 items

Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts : 1 item added to existing collection

Stereograph Collection : 1624 items added to existing collection

Tupper Scrapbook Collection: Scrapbooks of mounted views, portraits, etc., relating to Europe and Egypt. 1891-1894 : 10 items

Eastham Historical Society

Eastham Historical Society Local History : 219 items

U.S. Army Natick Soldier System Center

Natick Soldier Systems Center Photographic Collection : 4012 items added to existing collection

These past two summer months, Digital Commonwealth has added some new collections. Check them out!

Cereus, by Mrs. Duffield.
Cereus, by Mrs. Duffield. From the new Botanical Prints collection, from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library.

Phillips Academy Andover

Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy : 2 items added to existing collection

Massachusetts Archives

Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works Photograph Collection : 92 items added to existing collection

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library

Botanical Prints : 756 items

Bridgewater State University, Maxwell Library

204 items added to existing collections

Pine Manor College

Pine Manor College Photograph Collection : 2,923 items

Hatfield Historical Museum

Hatfield Historical Museum Civil War Collection : 2 items

Holyoke Public Library

Holyoke History Newsprint Collection : 2 items

Holyoke Public Library Books and Pamphlets : 2 items

Boston Public Library

Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts Collection : 2 items added to existing collection

Alphonse Legros (1837-1911). Prints and Drawings : 22 items

Stereograph Collection : 823 items added to existing collection

Mural Cycles at the Central Library in Copley Square : 56 items

This post was updated on July 7, 2015 to include the Amherst College collections. 

Several new collections were added to the Digital Commonwealth in June. Check them out!

Perkins School for the Blind

Helen Keller investigating statue, from the Helen Keller Collection from Perkins School for the Blind
Helen Keller investigating statue, from the Helen Keller Collection from Perkins School for the Blind

Carmela Otero : 21 items

Helen Keller Collection : 172 items

Condolence Letters and Clippings : 65 items

Sullivan / Keller / Anagnos correspondence, 1886-1895 : 88 items

 

Boston Public Library

Boston Pictorial Archive Collection : 4993 items

Winslow Homer Illustrations Collection : 182 items

Social and Political Cartoons Collection : 169 items

Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts : 1 item

Stereograph Collection : 1567 items

 

Amherst College

Archives & Special Collections : 2221 items

Emily Dickinson Collection : 839 items