Schools and Education

Higher Education in Worcester

  • Assumption College
  • Becker College
  • Clark University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University

Finding Aids

Online Resources


  • — (1978). Through the Years, 1901-1978: South High School, Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester, Mass.: The Schools.
  • Cahill, Ann J. (1993). Women on the Hill: Alumnae Reflect on Twenty Years at Holy Cross, 1972-1992. Worcester, Mass.: College of the Holy Cross.
  • Chenoweth, C. Van D. (1899). The School History of Worcester. Worcester, Mass.: Wood.
  • Koelsch, William A. (1987). Clark University, 1887-1987: A Narrative History. Worcester: Clark University Press.
  • Kuzniewski, Anthony J. (1999). Thy Honored Name: A History of the College of the Holy Cross, 1843-1994. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press.
  • McGraw, Robert, Robert Leestamper, and Herb Taylor (1974). The First 100 Years: Worcester State College. Worcester, Mass.: WSC Office of Community Services.
  • Meagher, Walter J. and William J. Grattan (1966). The Spires of Fenwick: A History of the College of the Holy Cross, 1843-1963. New York: Vantage Press.
  • Moynihan, Kenneth J. (2004). Assumption College: A Centennial History 1904-2004. Worcester, Mass.: Assumption College.
  • Roe, Alfred S. (1892). Worcester Classical and English High School: A Record of Forty-Seven Years. Worcester, Mass.: Publihsed by the author.
  • Traina, Richard P. (2005). Changing the World: Clark University’s Pioneering People, 1887-2000. Worcester, Mass.: Chandler House Press.
  • Waite, Frederick Clayton (1932). The First Sectarian Medical School in New England: At Worcester (1846-1859) and its Relation to Thomsonianism. Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Medical Society.
  • Ward, George O. (1917). The First Four Principals of Worcester Academy: A Series of Biographical Sketches. Worcester, Mass.: Davis Pr.
  • Ward, George O. (1916). Worcester Academy Under the Quest of the Antiquarian: A Study into the Locations and Early History of Worcester Academy. Worcester, Mass.: [s.n.].
  • Wright, Martha Elizabeth Burt and Anna M. Bancroft (1905). History of the Oread Collegiate Institute, Worcester, Mass. (1849-1911), with Biographical Sketches. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Tyler.

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