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.)

Tercentenary Committee Records – OD.008

Documents, textiles, and photographs that document Westborough’s celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Massachusetts in 1930.

Official collection name: Tercentenary Committee Records

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.008

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1928-1931

Extent: 3 linear feet (1 box + 1 photograph box + 2 oversize boxes)

Subject: Celebrations–Massachusetts–Westborough (Mass.)–1620-1640

Finding aid: OD008 – Tercentenary Committee Records

Third Grade Archives Projects – LH.062

Pictures and stories by third grade students about why they think Westborough is special.

Official collection name: Third Grade Archives Projects

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.062

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018

Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box)

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Pictorial works

Town Administrative Documents – OD.001

Most of the records in this collection fall between the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century. They document the administrative activities of the Town of Westborough, including town meetings, selectman activities, indenture servant contracts, church records, military records, and the layout of the town boundary, roads, and bridges. Genealogists will find valuable information in the Vital Records, Indentures, Military, and Church Records series.

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Administrative Documents

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.001

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1724-1929

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

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Politics and government

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Finding aid: OD001 – Westborough Administrative Docs

Town Census and Tax Lists – OD.003

Most of the lists in this collection are tax related and fall between the late-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. The tax lists provide important historical and genealogical information about the make-up of town residents in lieu of official census figures, although surviving lists for some years are more complete than others. Many of the lists divide the town into north and south, with the “Great Road” (now Route 9) serving as the dividing line.

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Census and Tax Lists, 1756-1879

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.003

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1756-1879

Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes + one oversize box)

Subject: Tax assessment–Westborough (Mass.); Census–Westborough (Mass.)

Finding aid: OD003 – Westborough Tax Lists 

Town Finance – OD.002

Financial documents, including receipts, orders drawn, and account books.

Official collection name: Historical Records of the Town of Westborough: Finance, 1730-1869

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.002

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1730-1869

Extent: 2.5 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize box)

Subject: Finance–Westborough (Mass.)

Finding aid: OD002 – Westborough Finance

Town Reports – LH.051

Bound and unbound Town Reports.

Official collection name: Westborough Town Reports, 1853-Present

Location: Reference shelving

Local identifier: LH.051

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1853-Present

Extent: 7 linear feet

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Administration–Periodicals