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
Local identifier: LH.070
Creator: Robert Cleaves
Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes + Map Case folder)
Subject: Reformatories–Massachusetts–Westborough (Mass.); Lyman School for Boys
- Westborough Digital Repository: https://westboroughdigitalrepository.omeka.net/collections/show/17