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Boston & Lowell Railroad Corporation Collection

Identifier: CHC-003
Scope and Contents Financial documents relating to expenditure of funds for alteration and construction of gradation of the grade crossing at the Prison Point Bridge. Documents include expense accounts, statements, estimates, correspondence, plans, and auditor’s reports.

Cambridge Manual Training School/ Rindge Manual Training School/ Rindge Technical School Collection

Identifier: CHC020
Overview Historical Note: The Cambridge Manual Training School for Boys was founded by Frederick Hastings Rindge in September 1888. Between 1888 and 1890, Rindge funded the construction of Cambridge City Hall, the Cambridge Public Library, and the Cambridge Manual Training School. In 1892, the Cambridge English High School moved into a spacious new building on Broadway, developing land that Rindge had presented to Cambridge. The EHS's old building at Broadway and Fayette was remodeled, and the Cambridge...

Cambridge Public School Manuals

Identifier: 1111.CambridgePublicSchoolManuals

Cambridge Recreation Department Collection

Identifier: CHC011
Overview Historical Note: The Cambridge (Mass.) Park Commission was established in 1892, with a Board of Park Commissioners. Before that, Cambridge only had a few poorly planned and maintained public parks with no public programs. The commissioners hired landscape architect Charles Eliot and his firm, Olmsted, Olmsted, & Eliot to improve the existing parks and plan new ones in poorer, more congested neighborhoods. At the same time the city acquired Donnelly Field in East Cambridge, Rindge Field in...

Chapman Family Photographs

Identifier: CHC003

Cogswell Photograph Collection

Identifier: P014
Overview Biography Note: The Cogswell family began living at 61 Kirkland Street May 1882. Edward R. Cogswell, a physician, and his wife Sarah moved into the house with their four children: Charles N., George P., Margaret E., and Edward R. Jr. Charles Northend Cogswell was born July 11, 1864, moving to the Kirkland house when he was 18. Charles went to Joshua Kendall’s School in Cambridge and graduated from Harvard in 1886. He went on to study architecture at M.I.T. and the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris. He...

Curtis Mellen Photograph Collection

Identifier: P010
Overview Biography Note: The Mellens were a very prominent family in Cambridge, and their soap business, Curtis Davis & Co., became the American branch of Lever Brothers, the largest soap manufacturer in the world at the time. Collection Description: Family photographs as well as photographs of both the interior and exterior of Mellen family homes in Cambridge. Also included are documents related to one of the homes. Many of the photographs have been attributed to Edwin D. Mellen. Listed...

Electronics Corporation Test

Identifier: CHC

Inner Belt Scrapbook

Identifier: CHC021
Overview Collection Description: Scrapbook pages detailing the saga of the Inner Belt campaign. Pages contain maps and plans regarding the Inner Belt, as well as letters, news clippings, and ephemera recording opposition to the highway project. Clippings come from the Boston Globe, Cambridge Chronicle, Record American, and other area newspapers of the time. All pages have been scanned and are available in digital format. Historical Note: The Inner Belt was once a planned highway that would...

Municipal Ledgers and Books Collection

Identifier: CHC028
Overview This collection consists of 23 volumes pertaining to various functions of the Cambridge municipal government. All volumes are hand-written. Included are notebooks kept by municipal employees detailing land use, sewers and drains, railroads, alcohol licenses, and parks. One item of note is the diary of T.P. O’Neill, father of 47th Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. T.P. O’Neill, Sr. was Inspector of the Parks Department and later Superintendent of Sewers. Also included are volumes of certificates...