Local History Librarian

1938 Hurricane Scrapbook – LH.045

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the September 21, 1938 hurricane.

Official collection name: 1938 Hurricane Scrapbook

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.045

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1938

Extent: One scrapbook

Subject: Hurricane damage–Westborough (Mass.)

1953 Tornado – LH.039

Newspapers, film, videos, DVD. Collection of Chronotypes and a movie documenting the 1953 tornado.

Official collection name: Records Documenting the 1953 Tornado

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.039

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1953

Extent: 1 folder (newspapers); film; 2 videos; DVD

Subject: Tornado damage–Westborough (Mass.)

250th Anniversary Committee – LH.034

Program, 3 record albums, cassette tapes, chrome movie film, scrapbook. Items relating to the Anniversary Choral Concert.

Official collection name: The 250th Anniversary Committee Records, 1965-1967

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.034

Creator: The 250th Anniversary Committee

Date: 1965-1967

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (one box)

Subject: Celebrations–Westborough (Mass.)

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Alice Clark Gilmore Papers – LH.041

About forty manuscript plays written by Alice Clark Gilmore. The plays appear to have been performed at various functions and for various organizations around Westborough.

Official collection name: Alice Clark Gilmore Papers, ca. 1930

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.041

Creator: Alice Clark Gilmore

Date: ca. 1930

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (one box)

Subject: Alice Clark Gilmore–Plays

American Legion Baseball Programs – LH.038

Seasonal programs for American Legion Baseball.

Official collection name: Westborough American Legion Baseball Programs, 1973-1992

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.038

Creator: Westborough American Legion Baseball

Date: 1973-1992

Extent: 2 folders

Subject: American Legion baseball; Little League baseball–Westborough (Mass.)

American Legion Records – LH.025

Photographs, meeting minutes, correspondence, certificates, and membership records.

Official collection name: Records of the American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163

Former name: Membership Records for the Earle B. Stowell Post No. 163 of the American Legion

Location: Oversize

Local identifier: LH.025

Creator: Earle B. Stowell Post No. 163 of the American Legion

Date: 1918 – 2014

Extent: 4.5 linear feet (3 boxes + stack of cards and long photograph)

Subject: American Legion–Westborough (Mass.)

Anne A. Reid and Garry Kessler Papers

Digital files for Annie Reid and Garry Kessler’s “Wildflowers of the Westborough Reservoir.”

Official collection name: Anne A. Reid and Garry Kessler Papers

Location: Digital Files (not yet filed)

Local identifier: LH.084

Creator: Garry Kessler and Anne A. Reid

Date: 1999-2002

Extent: Digital files

Subject: Wildflowers–Massachusetts–Westborough

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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

Architectural Drawings Collection – LH.057

Architectural drawings of 18 West Main Street, the Forbes Building, and one for a Post Office that apparently was never built.

Official collection name: Architectural Drawings Collection

Location: Roll Box

Local identifier: LH.057

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 1891-1950

Extent: 2 linear feet

Subject: Architectural design–Westborough (Mass.)

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Assessor’s Reports – LH.049

Bound serials, unbound serials. Reports outside of these years appear in Westborough Town Reports.

Official collection name: Westborough Assessor’s Reports, 1853-1956, 1963, 1972

Location: Reference shelving

Local identifier: LH.049

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1853-1956, 1963, 1972

Extent: 2 linear feet

Subject: Tax assessment–Westborough (Mass.)