“Allen C. Hinckley. Hagen in Gotterdammerung,” 1903. From Philip Hale Photograph Collection
Even though February is the shortest month of the year, we still managed to get a lot of new items into the Digital Commonwealth! Don’t miss any of the amazing new collections, including
Judge Garrity’s chamber papers on the Boston Desegregation Case and historic photos of campus life at Mass Art in the 1800s. Boston Public Library Colonial and Revolutionary Boston – 2 items added to existing collection Hugo Münsterberg Collection, 1890-1916 – 1772 items Philip Hale Photograph Collection – 661 items Duxbury Free Library Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of the Winsor Family 1820-1915 – 226 items Fitchburg Public Library Books from Fitchburg Public Library – 1 item Massachusetts College of Art and Design
“Doper than Dope”. From Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive. Campus Life – 286 items The Trustees of the Reservation, Archives & Research Center The Appleton Family Photo Album Collection – 184 items University of Massachusetts Boston, Joseph P. Healey Library Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive – 231 items Mosaic records and publication, 1980-1990 – 11 items W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. chambers papers on the Boston School Desegregation Case – 568 items Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutions
“Barberry Kennedy, Appleton Farms,” 1947. From Appleton Family Photo Album Collection Thomas N. Kelley Papers – 6 items
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 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
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
Make sure you spend some time catching up on the new items added to Digital Commonwealth this past month! Front of Nicola Sacco autographed note (postcard) signed to Bartolomeo Vanzetti, [Dedham], 31 December 1923 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 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
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. 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. 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. 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
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! “First Predominately Negro Ship Commissioned USS Mason”  from the National Archives at Boston. 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.
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 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