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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

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

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

The Round Table – LH.010

Photo albums, administrative documents, programs, binders. Records of The Round Table, a Westborough social club, that document its meetings and activities.

Official collection name: Records of The Round Table, 1889-1991

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.010

Creator: The Round Table, Westborough, MA

Date: 1889-1991

Extent: 2.5 linear feet (File folders + 10 binders/volumes)

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

Finding aid: LH010 – The Round Table