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250th Anniversary Committee

Program, 3 record albums, cassette tapes, chrome movie film, scrapbook. Items relating to the Anniversary Choral Concert.

Official collection name: The 250th Anniversary Committee Records, 1965-1967

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.034

Creator: The 250th Anniversary Committee

Date: 1965-1967

Extent: 1.5 linear feet (one box)

Subject: Celebrations–Westborough (Mass.)

American Legion Baseball Programs

Seasonal programs for American Legion Baseball.

Official collection name: Westborough American Legion Baseball Programs, 1973-1992

Location: Shelving

Local identifier: LH.038

Creator: Westborough American Legion Baseball

Date: 1973-1992

Extent: 2 folders

Subject: American Legion baseball; Little League baseball–Westborough (Mass.)

American Legion Records

Photographs, meeting minutes, correspondence, certificates, and membership records.

Official collection name: Records of the American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163

Former name: Membership Records for the Earle B. Stowell Post No. 163 of the American Legion

Location: Shelving and processing.

Local identifier: LH.025

Creator: Earle B. Stowell Post No. 163 of the American Legion

Date: 1918 – 2014

Extent: In processing as of 10/18/18.

Subject: American Legion–Westborough (Mass.)

Architectural Drawings Collection

Architectural drawings of 18 West Main Street, the Forbes Building, and one for a Post Office that apparently was never built.

Official collection name: Architectural Drawings Collection

Location: Roll Box

Local identifier: LH.057

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 1891-1950

Extent: 2 linear feet

Subject: Architectural design–Westborough (Mass.)

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Assessor’s Reports

Bound serials, unbound serials. Reports outside of these years appear in Westborough Town Reports.

Official collection name: Westborough Assessor’s Reports, 1853-1956, 1963, 1972

Location: Wood shelving

Local identifier: LH.049

Creator: Town of Westborough

Date: 1853-1956, 1963, 1972

Extent: 2 linear feet

Subject: Tax assessment–Westborough (Mass.)

Audio-Video Collection

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).

Official collection name: Audio-Video Collection

Location: Elevator Room and online

Local identifier: LH.004

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 2 linear feet (4 boxes)

Subject: Westborough (Mass.)–Motion pictures; Westborough (Mass.)–Audiocasettes

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Kristina Nilson Allen Papers

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.

Official collection name: Kristina Nilson Allen Papers

Location: Shelving and Map Case

Local identifier: LH.032

Creator: Kristina Nilson Allen

Date: Undetermined

Extent: 1.75 linear feet (4 boxes) + map case folder

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

Town Administrative Documents

Finding aid

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: Westborough Administrative Docs 18-01-10

Westborough Arts and Culture Websites

Arts and culture organizational websites in Westborough, MA.

Official collection name: Westborough Arts and Culture Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.081

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Subject: Arts & Humanities,  Arts,  Culture

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Westborough in the American Revolution

Finding aid

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

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Finding aid: OD005 – Westborough in the American Revolution – 2021-02-08