Photographs

Fay Photograph Collection – LH.028

Color photographs of the former Lyman School property, Bay State property, and Westborough’s 275th anniversary celebration and parade.

Official collection name: Charles Fay Collection of Westborough Photographs

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.028

Creator: Charles Fay

Date: ca. 1992

Extent: One photo album

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works; Celebrations–Westborough (Mass.)

Fire Records – LH.014

Descriptions and photographs of fires in Westborough for the years 1939 and 1940.

Official collection name: Paul D. Blois Fire Records

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.014

Creator: Paul D. Blois

Date: 1939-1940

Extent: 1 linear foot (one box)

Subject: Fires–Westborough (Mass.)

Glenn R. Parker Collection – LH.061

Chronotype Poster from 1899; slides, articles, and postcards of Westborough.

Official collection name: Glenn R. Parker Collection

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.061

Creator: Glenn R. Parker

Date: Undertermined

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes; 1 photo album)

Subject: Local history–Westborough (Mass.); Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works

Grange Scrapbook – LH.029

A-Z scrapbook chronicling life in Westborough.

Official collection name: Westborough Grange (#116) Scrapbook, 2008

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.029

Creator: Westborough Grange (#116)

Date: 2008

Extent: One scrapbook

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Societies and clubs; Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

Historical Photographs of Westborough – LH.011

Photographs, CD-ROM, film negatives, glass negatives. Miscellaneous collection of photographs and negatives relating to Westborough.

Official collection name: Historical Photographs of Westborough

Location: Filing cabinet and Shelving

Local identifier: LH.011

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 3 filing cabinets +

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works

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Historical Postcards – LH.036

Various postcards depicting buildings and sites in Westborough. The “Duplicates” packet may repeat those stored in the photo album.

Official collection name: Historical Postcards of Westborough

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.036

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: One photo album plus one packet

Subject: Postcards–Westborough (Mass.); Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works

Nikki Stone Celebration – LH.023

Photo album and DVD chronicling the Town celebration of Nikki Stone winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Aerial Freestyle Skiing in 1998.

Official collection name: Records of Westborough’s Celebration of Nikki Stone Winning an Olympic Gold Medal, 1998

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.023

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1998

Extent: One photo album and one DVD

Subject: Celebrations–Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works; Olympic athletes–Westborough (Mass.)

Photographer-in-Residence Photograph Collection – LH.068

The Photographer-in-Residence program at the Westborough Public Library was created as part of the Westborough Center for History and Culture in 2018. Brandin Tumeinski served as the first Photographer-in-Residence from 2018-2019 and was succeeded by Adway Wadekar from 2019-2020.

Official collection name: Photographer-in-Residence Photograph Collection

Location: Digital Repository

Local identifier: LH.068

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Extent: N/A

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works; Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

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Reed Collection – LH.013

Photographs, letters, diaries, maps, administrative documents, scrapbooks. Papers and records relating to Westborough history collected by Charles H. Reed and later his daughter, Rachel Deering. Some of the items form the core of the book collection and the Genealogies of Westborough Families collection.

Official collection name:  Historical Papers of Dr. Charles H. Reed (a.k.a., the Reed Collection)

Location: Shelving; Map case; Roll Box.

Local identifier: LH.013

Creator: Charles H. Reed and Rachel Deering

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 5 linear feet (8 boxes + one oversize box + map case + Roll Box)

Subject: Local history–Westborough (Mass.); Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

Finding aid: LH013 – Reed Collection Finding Aid

Scanning Day: “Westborough: Your Town – Your History,” 2017 – LH.059

The collection contains images gathered during the “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” Scanning Day held on February 4, 2017. The Westborough Public Library asked residents to bring in historical and cultural items relating to Westborough for it to scan and digitize. Printed material includes posters, plans, and newspaper articles relating to the event. The event was made possible by a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Official collection name: “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” Scanning Day, 2017

Location: Shelving and online

Local identifier: LH.059

Creator: The Westborough community

Date: 2017-02-04

Extent: 98 digital items/297 files; .25 linear feet

Subject: Local history–Westborough (Mass.); Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works; Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

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