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Town Census and Tax Lists

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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: Westborough Tax Lists – 18-01-05

Westborough Celebrations and Events Websites Collection

Websites for celebrations and important events held in Westborough.

Official collection name: Westborough Celebrations and Events Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.071

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Subject: Spontaneous Events; Celebrations–Westborough (Mass.); Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

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Westborough Community and Civic Clubs Websites Collection

Websites for clubs and organizations in Westborough, MA that aim to promote community and improve the civic life of the town.

Official collection name: Westborough Community and Civic Clubs Websites Collection

Local identifier: LH.072

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2018 – present

Subject: Society & Culture,  Westborough (Mass.)–Societies and clubs,  Westborough (Mass.)–Social life and customs

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Westborough’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response

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The coronavirus that causes the disease Covid-19 began to spread worldwide in late 2019. In response, Massachusetts shut down to stem the spread in March 2020. This collection gathers websites and social media, photographs (including Face Mask Selfies), face masks, reflections, and other items that document Westborough’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Official collection name: Westborough’s Coronavirus Pandemic Response Collection

Location: Digital Repository; Shelving; Westborough on the Web: Archive-It

Local identifier: LH.069

Creator: Westborough Public Library

Date: 2020

Extent: .5 linear foot

Subject: Science & Health;  Government – Cities;  Spontaneous Events;  Disease Outbreaks;  Outbreaks of Disease;  Epidemics;  Coronavirus infections;  Coronavirus diseases;  Virus diseases

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Finding aid: 
LH069 – Westborough Coronavirus Pandemic Response