Business and Industry

Bay State Abrasive Products Company Records – LH.046

A full run of the Bay State News, an employee newsletter for the Bay State Abrasive Products Co. , from 1944 – 1987. The newsletter contains information about the history of the company and the people who used to work there. Also included in the collection is a run of the “Blotter” newsletter and service award pictures.

Official collection name: Bay State Abrasive Products Company Records

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.046

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 1944 – 1987

Extent: 2.5 linear feet (21 bound volumes plus one box)

Subject: Industries–Westborough (Mass.); Business enterprises–Westborough (Mass.)

Fay Photograph Collection – LH.028

Color photographs of the former Lyman School property, Bay State property, and Westborough’s 275th anniversary celebration and parade.

Official collection name: Charles Fay Collection of Westborough Photographs

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.028

Creator: Charles Fay

Date: ca. 1992

Extent: One photo album

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works; Celebrations–Westborough (Mass.)

The Philip M. Kittredge Collection

This collection contains important images, records, and ephemera of Westborough and its history.

Official collection name: The Philip M. Kittredge Collection

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.085

Creator: Philip M. Kittredge

Date: Undetermined

Extent: Undetermined

Subject: Local history–Westborough (Mass.); Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works; Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs; Business enterprises–Westborough (Mass.)

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Special Note: This collection is currently in the donation process. Please see the Local History Librarian for more details.

Westborough Business Records – LH.031

Ledger books for Nathan Fisher and the Forbush family.

Official collection name: Westborough Business Records [formerly the Nathan Fisher Ledger]

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.031

Creator: Westborough Pubic Library

Date: 1799-1873

Extent: 0.25 linear feet + one ledger

Subject: Accounts

Westborough Directories – LH.052

Various published directories for Westborough, covering various years.

Official collection name: Westborough Directories, 1873-1995

Location: Reference shelving

Local identifier: LH.052

Creator: Various

Date: 1873-1995 (with gaps)

Extent: .5 linear feet

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Directories

Westborough Foodways Websites Collection – LH.073

Websites for restaurants, farm stands, farms, and other food-related organizations. See also the Westborough Menu Collection – LH.055.

Official collection name: Westborough Foodways Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.073

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Subject: Society & Culture,  Restaurants,  Farms,  Bakeries,  Ice cream industry

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