Scanning Day: “Westborough: Your Town – Your History,” 2017 – LH.059

The collection contains images gathered during the “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” Scanning Day held on February 4, 2017. The Westborough Public Library asked residents to bring in historical and cultural items relating to Westborough for it to scan and digitize. Printed material includes posters, plans, and newspaper articles relating to the event. The event was made possible by a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Official collection name: “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” Scanning Day, 2017

Location: Shelving and online

Local identifier: LH.059

Creator: The Westborough community

Date: 2017-02-04

Extent: 98 digital items/297 files; .25 linear feet

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

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School Committee Reports – LH.050

Bound School Committee reports.

Official collection name: Westborough School Committee Reports, 1881-1900, 1910, 1970-1971

Location: Reference shelving

Local identifier: LH.050

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date:  1881-1900, 1910, 1970-1971

Extent: .5 linear feet

Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.)–Periodicals

School Records – OD.004

Most of the records in this collection were created in the nineteenth century. They document planning for the repair and building of schools, splitting the town into separate districts, the hiring and firing of teachers, and the administering of schools within each district. Documents relating to disciplining students include the “Report on Events Leading to Expelling Emey Colburn by the Westborough School Association, 1840” (OS.02), “Adopted By-Laws Concerning Truant Children, 1871” (1.015), and entries from March 14-28, 1887 in School Committee Records, 1862-1892 (1.002).

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Schools

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.004 (Accession number 2015.02)

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1724-1932

Extent: 3 linear feet (1 banker box + 1 oversize box)

Subject: Schools–Westborough (Mass.)

Finding aid: OD004 – Westborough School Docs

Street Lists – LH.053

Bound and unbound volumes of Street Lists.

Official collection name: Westborough Street Lists, 1924-Present

Location: Reference shelving

Local identifier: LH.053

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1924-Present

Extent: 3.5 linear feet

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Address books

The Siloam Lodge Collection

A Masonic photo album bound in a metal and leather binding containing pictures of members of the Siloam Lodge from around 1895 and a 100th anniversary booklet.

Official collection name:
The Siloam Lodge Collection

Location: Oversize

Local identifier: LH.086

Creator: The Siloam Lodge A.F. and A.M.

Date: ca. 1895

Extent: 1.5 feet (one box)

Subject: Freemasonry

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Finding aid: LH086 – Index of Names-Photographs in Photo Album

Sudbury Valley Trustees – LH.021

Annual reports, newsletters, brochures, and maps created by the Sudbury Valley Trustees.

Official collection name: Sudbury Valley Trustees Records, 1983-2000

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.021

Creator: Sudbury Valley Trustees

Date: 1983-2000

Extent: One binder and one folder

Subject: Conservation of natural resources–Massachusetts–Sudbury River Watershed

Syed Hashmi Papers – LH.064

Newsletters written and distributed by Selectman Syed Hashmi via e-mail to inform Westborough residents about issues, events, and his thoughts on how to improve Westborough.

Official collection name: Syed Hashmi Papers

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.064

Creator: Syed Hashmi

Date: 2018-present

Extent: .25 linear feet

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Politics and government