Westborough History Plates – LH.040

Three plates, each with images relating to Westborough history (including one plate of the Library, produced by C. E. Beach, Druggist).

Official collection name: Westborough History Plates

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.040

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Unknown

Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

Westborough House Histories – LH.066

Residents who have conducted historical research on their homes are encouraged to submit the results to the Westborough Public Library to share with future home owners.

Official collection name: Westborough House Histories

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.066

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2019 – present

Extent: .25 linear feet

Subject: Dwellings–Westborough (Mass.)–History

Westborough in the American Revolution – OD.005

These records document the Town of Westborough’s role in forming, arming, and supplying the Westborough Unit of the Massachusetts Militia and the Continental Army through the American Revolutionary War, and they demonstrate the sacrifices the Town made to support the war effort.

Official collection name: Records of Westborough’s Involvement in the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Militia, and the Continental Army, 1774-1792

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.005

Creator: Town of Westborough, the Westborough Unit of the Massachusetts Militia and the Continental Army, and Charles H. Reed.

Date: 1774-1792

Extent: 2.5 linear feet (1 box + materials in the Military Oversize Box)

Subject: United States–History–Revolution, 1775-1783

Online access:

Finding aid: OD005 – Westborough in the American Revolution

Westborough Land Reuse Committee – LH.020

Final report entitled, “State Land in Westborough: A Plan for Its Use,” created by the Westborough Land Reuse Committee.

Official collection name: Westborough Land Reuse Committee Records, 1981-1982

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.020

Creator: Westborough Land Reuse Committee

Date: 1981-1982

Extent: One 3-hole punch binder

Subject: City planning–Westborough (Mass.)

Westborough Light Infantry – OD.006

These records cover the years 1805-1829, which overlap with the time period of the War of 1812. They document the formation of the Westborough Light Infantry, its administration, and its training activities, and they include meeting minutes, committee reports, warrants, treasury accounts, bills and receipts, and military orders.

Official collection name: Records of the Westborough Light Infantry, 1805-1829

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.006

Creator: Westborough Light Infantry, Second Division, Second Brigade, Seventh Division of the Massachusetts Militia

Date: 1805-1829

Extent: 2.5 linear feet (1 box + materials in the Military Oversize Box)

Subject: Westborough Light Infantry; United States–History–War of 1812

Finding aid: OD006 – Westborough Light Infantry

Westborough Map Collection – LH.012

Maps and atlases, mostly focused on Westborough and its surrounding areas.

Official collection name: Westborough Map Collection

Location: 2 map case drawers, double oversize atlases (in the wooden bookcase), Roll Boxes, library walls, and online

Local identifier: LH.012

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 8 linear feet (double oversize and 4 Roll Boxes) + Map case

Subject: Maps–Westborough (Mass.)

Online access:

Finding aid: LH012 – Westborough Map Collection

Westborough News Websites Collection – LH.074

Newspapers and websites devoted to reporting news of Westborough. See also the Westborough Historical Newspaper Collection – LH.006 and Newspaper Article Collection – LH.007.

Official collection name: Westborough News Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.074

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Subject: Society & Culture;  Spontaneous Events; Newspapers–Westborough (Mass.)

Online access:

Westborough Obituaries Websites Collection – LH.075

Obituaries from local newspapers and other websites for people who lived in Westborough. See also the Westborough Historical Newspaper Collection – LH.006.

Official collection name: Westborough Obituaries Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.075

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2017 – present

Subject: Society & Culture; Obituaries

Online access:

Westborough Players’ Club – LH.009

Three scrapbooks containing newspaper announcements and reviews of stage productions, playbills, and photographs of performances.

Official collection name: Westborough Players’ Club Records, 1937-1981

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.009

Creator: Westborough Players’ Club

Date: 1937-1981

Extent: 1 linear foot (3 binders)

Subject: Theater–Westborough (Mass.)–Societies, etc.