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Archives: Online Resources for Local and Regional History

Worcester State University Archives and Special Collections

Published histories of the 19th and early 20th centuries

From the mid 19th century onward, a number of histories were published about Worcester City and County. Like most histories of the time, they focus mainly on prominent citizens and businesses. Many volumes include photographic images, information about the built environment, and profiles of business and industry from the region's heyday as a manufacturing center. 

City of Worcester

Statewide Collections

Worcester County and Region

Featured Resource

Dictionary of Worcester

This 1889 volume includes an encyclopedic listing of Worcester-related topics ranging from Adams Square to the Zoological Club as well as various city maps. Be sure to view the various newspaper clippings pasted into the front and back pages.