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MS046: Jeffrey Cote Worcester History Collection

Identifier: MS046

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of many Worcester documents from the 18th and 19th Centuries, as well as the 20th Century, including company records and an 1803 Almanac printed by Isaiah Thomas. It includes hundreds of Worcester postcards, some Worcester maps, and various historical objects.

The collection spans the years from 1778 to 1998. The bulk of materials are from the 1800s and early 1900s.

Most documents are in document cases. Large size portrait photographs, matted photographic prints of Worcester scenes, and the Commerce High School newspapers are stored in a 12”X16” drop-front box. Large items, including Massachusetts Spy and some Royal Worcester Corset Company materials are stored in flat files located in map cases.

It is organized in the following series:

Series I – Jeffrey Cote’s Worcester course notes, 1998 Series II – General Worcester Historical Documents, 1778-1970 Series III – Company Records, 1847-c. 1950s Series IV – Worcester Society, Institution and Organization Records, 1852-1977 Series V – Royal Worcester Corset Company, 1883-1918 Series VI – Worcester Photographs and Postcards Series VII – Maps Series VIII – Artifacts


  • Other: 1778 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access

Permission of archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was given to WPI Archives & Special Collections by Jeffrey Cote, WPI Class of 1991 in August 2008.

Jeffrey Cote Worcester History Collection, 1778-1998
Margaret Anderson and R.J. LaMura
September 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the WPI Manuscript Collections Repository

100 Institute Rd
George C. Gordon Library
Worcester MA 01609 USA