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Quabbin Broadsides Collection, 1888-1938
2 folders (18 items)
Collection number: MS 022

Abstract:


During the 1920s and 1930s, the populations of four towns in the Swift River Valley, Mass., were relocated to make way for completion of the Quabbin Reservoir. Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott were formally disincorporated in 1938, marking an end to over a century of small town government in the region.

The Quabbin Broadside Collection contains as assortment of printed and posted notices issued in three of the four Massachusetts towns that were flooded to create the Quabbin Reservoir. These include announcements for dances (including the Enfield Fire Department Farewell Ball in 1938), for plays performed by the North Dana Dramatic Club, and notification of voter registration and tax assessment.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

During the 1920s and 1930s, the populations of four towns in the Swift River Valley, Mass., were relocated to make way for completion of the Quabbin Reservoir. Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott were formally disincorporated in 1938, marking an end to over a century of small town government in the region.

Scope and contents of the collection

The Quabbin Broadside Collection contains as assortment of printed and posted notices issued in three of the four Massachusetts towns that were flooded to create the Quabbin Reservoir. These include announcements for dances (including the Enfield Fire Department Farewell Ball in 1938), for plays performed by the North Dana Dramatic Club, and notification of voter registration and tax assessment.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Quabbin Broadsides Collection (MS 022). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Provenance unrecorded.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2013.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English

Contents List
All ye rubes attention! Hi holler barn dance [with Springfield's Crack Rube Orchestra]
1931(?) Apr. 14


Assessors notice [Enfield]
1938 Jan.1


Beautiful drama in 3 acts -- Rebecca's Triumph [Playbill for performance at Good Templar's Hall, North Dana]
1888 Jan. 25


Farewell Ball, Enfield Fire Department
1938 Apr. 27


Grand Dance Labor Night [Riverside Hotel, Greenwich]
1894 Sept. 3


"Henry Fobes farm, at that time given him by will from father Jesse Fobes," Enfield. Survey map by Royal E. Blair
1859 Oct.


List of persons assessed a poll tax, town of Enfield
ca.1930


List of persons assessed a poll tax, town of Enfield [includes manuscript additions]
1918 Apr. 1


List of voters for the town of Enfield
1936 Feb. 3


List of voters for the town of Enfield
1936 Apr. 28


List of voters for the town of Enfield [includes manuscript additions]
1888 July 27


National air mail week, local organization chart [filled in for Enfield]
ca.1938


Notice to voters -- registration -- Office of Registrars of Voters of New Salem
1938 Oct. 5


Quabbin Aqueduct Company shares [not filled in]
ca.1938


Specimen ballot [election for town officers, Enfield]
1938 Feb. 7


Specimen ballot for the town of Enfield
1920 Feb. 2


Specimen ballot for the town of Enfield
1923 Feb. 5


Uncle Tom's Cabin [Playbill for performance by North Dana Dramatic Club, Good Templar's Hall, North Dana]
ca.1893 (?)Mar. 17



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Subjects
  • Dana (Mass.)--History.
  • Elections--Massachusetts--Enfield
  • Enfield (Mass.)--History.
  • Greenwich (Mass.)--History.
  • New Salem (Mass.)--History.
  • Quabbin Reservoir Region (Mass.)--History.
  • Theater--Massachusetts--Dana

Genre terms
  • Broadsides.
  • Maps.


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