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Abstract

Nineteen oversized printed posters announcing agricultural fairs in Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, in the years immediately prior to the Civil War.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
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Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Posters Collection
1852-1860
1 drawer in MS map case (3 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 169

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Nineteen oversized printed posters announcing agricultural fairs in Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, in the years immediately prior to the Civil War.

Collection inventory
Amherst, MA
1852-1853, 1855-1857, 1859, 1860
Essex, MA
1854
Fitchburg, MA
1854
Great Barrington, MA
1854 (2), 1859
Greenfield, MA
1858-1859
New Bedford, MA
1854
Northampton, MA
1853, 1859
Pittsfield, MA
1858
Providence, RI
1854
Springfield, MA
1854, 1859
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from: Cambridge Bookbinding Co.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, July 1987.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Posters Collection (MS 169). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Agricultural exhibitions--Massachusetts--Posters.
  • Agricultural exhibitions--Rhode Island--Providence--Posters.
  • Agriculture--Social aspects--Massachusetts--History--Sources.
  • Agriculture--Social aspects--Rhode Island--History--Sources.
  • Massachusetts--Rural conditions--19th century--Sources.
  • Posters, American--19th century.
  • Rhode Island--Rural conditions--19th century--Sources.
Genre terms
  • Posters.