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.)

Helen Phillips Scrapbook – LH.030

Scrapbook collecting together a series of newspaper articles from the Westborough News about Westborough local history under the title, “Can You Name It?”. Helen Phillips may or may not be the author of the articles.

Official collection name: Helen Phillips Scrapbook of “Can You Name It?” Newspaper Articles, 1978

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.030

Creator: Helen Phillips

Date: 1978

Extent: One scrapbook

Subject: Newspapers–Westborough (Mass.)

Historic District Surveys – LH.002

Photocopies of house surveys that are held at the Westborough Historical Commission and some administrative documents that were sent to the Library for the convenience of the public during the process of nominating sections of town for Historic District status. Note, copies are also available online through the MACRIS database.

Official collection name: Historic District Surveys and Documentation, 1978-2008

Location: Filing cabinet

Local identifier: LH.002

Creator: Westborough Historical Commission and the Westborough Public Library

Date: 1978-2008

Extent: 6 file folders

Subject: Historic buildings–Westborough (Mass.)

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Historical Newspaper Collection – LH.006

Online, microfilm, indexes. Historical newspapers published in Westborough. There are two uncataloged indexes for early marriages and deaths in the Westborough Chronotype. See also the Newspaper Article Collection – LH.007 and Westborough News Websites Collection – LH.074.

Official collection name: Westborough Historical Newspaper Collection

Location: Shelving; Map case (Drawer 5).

Local identifier: LH.006

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 1849-1974

Extent: 2 linear feet

Subject: Newspapers–Westborough (Mass.)

Online access: http://www.westborougharchive.org/newspapers/

Historical Objects – LH.058

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.

Official collection name: Historical Objects

Location: Westborough Room, Shelving, and the Elevator Room.

Local identifier: LH.058

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 1900 – 1992 (approximate)

Extent: 4 linear feet (3 boxes)

Subject: Antiques

Historical Photographs of Westborough – LH.011

Photographs, CD-ROM, film negatives, glass negatives. Miscellaneous collection of photographs and negatives relating to Westborough.

Official collection name: Historical Photographs of Westborough

Location: Filing cabinet and Shelving

Local identifier: LH.011

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 3 filing cabinets +

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works

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Historical Postcards – LH.036

Various postcards depicting buildings and sites in Westborough. The “Duplicates” packet may repeat those stored in the photo album.

Official collection name: Historical Postcards of Westborough

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.036

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: One photo album plus one packet

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