Local History By Subject – LH.001

Photocopies, newspaper clippings, documents, pamphlets, booklets, periodicals. A miscellaneous collection of information and primary sources relating to Westborough local history, organized by subject.

Official collection name: Local History By Subject

Location: Filing cabinet; Map case (A5).

Local identifier: LH.001

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 3 filing cabinet drawers

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

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Lyman School Citizen Advisory Committee – LH.019

Binder. Meeting minutes, memoranda, and reports resulting in recommendations for the redevelopment of the Lyman School property.

Official collection name: Lyman School Citizen Advisory Committee Records, 1988

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.019

Creator: Lyman School Citizen Advisory Committee

Date: 1988

Extent: One binder

Subject: City planning–Westborough (Mass.)

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

Books, hard drive, a 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. The collection also includes Delinquents in the Making by Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck and Crime in the Making by Robert J. Sampson and John H. Laub, both of which used data from the Lyman School to study delinquency and criminality in young people. 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

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The Listening Ear – LH.044

Scrapbooks. Newspaper clippings, brochures, correspondence, photographs, and newsletters documenting the activities of The Listening Ear, a help phone line for people in need.

Official collection name: The Listening Ear Records, 1967-1978

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.044

Creator: The Listening Ear

Date: 1967-1978

Extent: 2 binders

Subject: Hotlines (Counseling)