School

Annie E. Fales Papers – LH.035

Notebook and Oriels. Curriculum notes by long-time Westborough schoolteacher, Annie Fales.

Official collection name: Annie E. Fales Papers

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.035

Creator: Annie E. Fales

Date: ca. 1901-1960

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (one box)

Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.); Schools–Westborough (Mass.)–Periodicals

Carroll and Marion Fay 1943 Westborough Championship Football Team Collection

Scrapbook, videos, and framed cartoon documenting the 1943 Westborough High School Championship Footbal Team and its 50th reunion.

Official collection name: Carroll and Marion Fay 1943 Westborough Championship Football Team Collection

Location: Under map case.

Local identifier: LH.083

Creator: Carroll Fay

Date: 1943-1993

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Subject: Society & Culture; Sports teams

Lyman School for Boys [State Reform School] Records – LH.016

Books, hard drive. Ledger book detailing the lives of boys at the State Reform School in Westborough from 1856-1857, annual reports, and a book about the history and life at the school. See also the folder for “Lyman School” in the Local History by Subject collection (LH.001). The Lyman School is also featured in the Westborough Center online exhibit, “Changing Pictures of Childhood: A Comparative History of Child Welfare in Westborough.” See also the The Robert Cleaves Collection of Lyman School Records.

Official collection name: Records of the Lyman School for Boys [State Reform School]

Location: Shelving and unprocessed box in work shelving.

Local identifier: LH.016

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 1847-1959

Extent: .5 linear foot (books, film, hard drive) + one unprocessed box

Subject: Reformatories–Massachusetts–Westborough (Mass.); Lyman School for Boys

Online access:

Robert Cleaves Collection of Lyman School Records – LH.070

The Robert Cleaves Collection of Lyman School Records covers the early years of the State Reform School for Boys and the Lyman School for Boys. Most notably, the collection includes meeting minutes of the school’s Board of Trustees beginning with its very first meeting in 1847 up until 1860 and a collection of photographs showing the boys engaging in a number of activities between 1905 and 1912. Records from this collection is featured in the Westborough Center online exhibit, “Changing Pictures of Childhood: A Comparative History of Child Welfare in Westborough.” See also Records of the Lyman School for Boys [State Reform School].

Official collection name: The Robert Cleaves Collection of Lyman School Records

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.070

Creator: Robert Cleaves

Date: 1847-1946

Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes + Map Case folder)

Subject: Reformatories–Massachusetts–Westborough (Mass.); Lyman School for Boys

Online access:

Finding aid: LH070 – Robert Cleaves Collection of Lyman School Records

School Committee Reports – LH.050

Bound School Committee reports.

Official collection name: Westborough School Committee Reports, 1881-1900, 1910, 1970-1971

Location: Reference shelving

Local identifier: LH.050

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date:  1881-1900, 1910, 1970-1971

Extent: .5 linear feet

Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.)–Periodicals

School Records – OD.004

Most of the records in this collection were created in the nineteenth century. They document planning for the repair and building of schools, splitting the town into separate districts, the hiring and firing of teachers, and the administering of schools within each district. Documents relating to disciplining students include the “Report on Events Leading to Expelling Emey Colburn by the Westborough School Association, 1840” (OS.02), “Adopted By-Laws Concerning Truant Children, 1871” (1.015), and entries from March 14-28, 1887 in School Committee Records, 1862-1892 (1.002).

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Schools

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.004 (Accession number 2015.02)

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1724-1932

Extent: 3 linear feet (1 banker box + 1 oversize box)

Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.)

Finding aid: OD004 – Westborough School Docs

The Oriel – LH.043

Run, with gaps, of The Oriel, Westborough High School’s literary magazine.

Official collection name: The Oriel

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.043

Creator: Westborough High School

Date: ca. 1915-1953

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (one box)

Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.)–Periodicals

Third Grade Archives Projects – LH.062

Pictures and stories by third grade students about why they think Westborough is special.

Official collection name: Third Grade Archives Projects

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.062

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018

Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box)

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works