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 Online access: Web: Westborough Community Land Trust website: https://westboroughlandtrust.org/wildflowers/flowers/fl_p1s.htm
Architectural drawings of 18 West Main Street, the Forbes Building, and one for a Post Office that apparently was never built.
Video casettes, film rolls, DVDs, casette tapes, reel to reel tape. Miscellaneous films, videos, and audio tapes documenting Westborough life and history, plus the Westborough Public Library Oral History Project. Also includes a CD published by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of a folk program recorded live at The Old Vienna Kaffeehaus in Westborough in 1993 (Box 2).
A miscellaneous collection of digitized images relating to Westborough. Created as a digital equivalent to the “Local History By Subject” (LH.001) vertical file collection.
The Ebenezer Parkman Project is a unique collaborative effort to digitize, transcribe, and make accessible the remarkable writings of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, Westborough’s first minister. The core of the project is a transcription of Parkman’s 4000-page diary. The website also includes other works by Parkman and research on the people who lived in Westborough during Parkman’s time.
Historical objects whose purpose is to give a general sense of history in a hands-on and visual way. The collection includes stereoscopes, a band uniform, and linen calendar and tea towel marking Westborough’s 275th anniversary.
Newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, manuscripts, photograph, and other materials about Westborough history gathered by Kristina Nilson Allen. Includes the manuscript for her book, On the Beaten Path. The collection also includes “The Suppers of the Club” cookbook, “A Collection of Historical Articles” written by Helena Engberg of the Evangelical Congregational Church,” gravestone rubbings, and Lyman School materials.
Around 200 postcard-size colored pictures of birds drawn by Lewis E. Forbush, the son of the ornithologist Edward Howe Forbush. From the donor, James A. Newton: “I grew up in Westborough in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1968 I inherited a collection of about 200 3 x 5 inch cards, each bearing a painting of
Photocopies, newspaper clippings, documents, pamphlets, booklets, periodicals. A miscellaneous collection of information and primary sources relating to Westborough local history, organized by subject.
Microfilm, atlas. Copies of the papers of Ebenezer Parkman and his family, plus an atlas that appears to have been used by Ebenezer Parkman while he was at Harvard University.