Events and Movements

King Philip’s War

  • Brooks, Tanya (2018). Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • DeLucia, Christine M. (2018). Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Sears, Clara Endicott (1935). The Great Powwow: The Story of the Nashaway Valley in King Philip’s War: With Illustrations. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Shays’s Rebellion

Finding Aids


  • Farnsworth, Albert (1927). Shays’s Rebellion in Worcester County, Massachusetts. PhD dissertation, Clark University.

Antislavery Movement

  • Mooney, James E. (1971). Antislavery in Worcester County, Massachusetts: A Case Study. Dissertation, Clark University.

Women’s Rights Movement

  • — (2002). Worcester Women’s History Heritage Trail: Worcester in the Struggle for Equality in the Mid-19th Century. Worcester, Mass.: Worcester Women’s History Project.
  • Lawes, Carolyn J. (2015). Women and Reform in a New England Community, 1815-1860. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky.
  • McClymer, John F. (1999). This High and Holy Monument: The First National Woman’s Rights Convention, Worcester, 1850. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt Brace College.
  • Moran, Karen Board (2000). Window on the Past: Revisiting the First National Women’s Rights Convention. Sutton, Mass.: Burbank Educators.

Civil Rights Movement

LGBT Movement

Finding Aids

1953 Tornado

Finding Aids


  • Bisol, John L. (2015). The Worcester Tornado: A New Perspective. Books by Bisol.
  • Chittick, William F. (2003). The Worcester Tornado: June 9, 1953. Rhode Island: W. F. Chittick.
  • O’Toole, John M. (1993). Tornado!: 84 Minutes, 94 Lives. Worcester, Mass.: Databooks.
  • Raker, John W. (1955). Lessons Gained from the Worcester County Tornado. Washington, DC: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
  • Wardwell, E. Emory (1953). Worcester’s Greatest Disaster: A Condensed Narrative. Worcester, Mass.: W. E. Wardwell & Co.

Sports & Athletics


Finding Aids


  • Rice, Franklin P. (1884). The Worcester Book: A Diary of Noteworthy Events in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1883. Worcester: Putnam, Davis, and Co.

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