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.)

Fire Records – LH.014

Descriptions and photographs of fires in Westborough for the years 1939 and 1940.

Official collection name: Paul D. Blois Fire Records

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.014

Creator: Paul D. Blois

Date: 1939-1940

Extent: 1 linear foot (one box)

Subject: Fires–Westborough (Mass.)

Westborough Fire Reports – LH.024

Fire reports from Westborough that were submitted to the Department of Public Safety – Division of Fire Prevention, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Official collection name: Westborough Fire Reports to the Department of Public Safety – Division of Fire Prevention, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1931-1945

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.024

Creator: Department of Public Safety – Division of Fire Prevention, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Date: 1931-1945

Extent: Packet of filing cards

Subject: Fires–Westborough (Mass.)

Westborough’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response – LH.069

The coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19 began to spread worldwide in late 2019. In response, Massachusetts shut down to stem the spread in March 2020. This collection gathers websites and social media, photographs (including Face Mask Selfies), face masks, reflections, and other items that document Westborough’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Official collection name: Westborough’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response Collection

Location: Digital Repository; Shelving; Westborough on the Web: Archive-It

Local identifier: LH.069

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2020-2021

Extent: .5 linear foot

Subject: Science & Health;  Government – Cities;  Spontaneous Events;  Disease Outbreaks;  Outbreaks of Disease;  Epidemics;  Coronavirus infections;  Coronavirus diseases;  Virus diseases

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Finding aid: LH069 – Westborough Coronavirus Pandemic Response