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Catalog Number PH 1000.29
Title Massachusetts Executive Office Communities and Development Slide Collection
Collection Photograph Collection
Object Name Slide
Date 1981-1986
Scope & Content This collection contains slides that are primarily views of Winchester Center. The collection also includes two sheets of house photographs. The photographs of the downtown, according to a text slide, were used to illustrate the issues of mix of land uses, pedestrian linkages, access to the Aberjona, and parking.
Admin/Biographical History Two batches of slides have been combined into this collection, including (1) two trays of slides credited to the Massachusetts Executive Office Communities and Development, which the WHC has housed in the Archival Center for decades, and (2) four sheets of slides which the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (a division of EOC&D) donated to the Board of Selectmen who then, through Town Manager Mel Kleckner, gave them to the Archival Center in July 2007. Added to the binder are (3) slides from a small box of slides of houses (origin and purpose unknown) dated 1984.

On further examination in 2015, it was determined that several of the DHCD slides were duplicates of EOC&D slides and others were similar and contemporaneous to other views in the DHCD collection, leading to the conclusion that they originated from the same source and could be merged. Duplicates and more non-Winchester views were weeded out. Since many of the slides had several numbers, indicating that they had been used in various orders (presumably by the WHC), and since none of the presentation scripts have survived, the slides were reordered by subject for ease of access and use. Since (2) and (3) apparently belonged to the Winchester Historical Commission, they have been kept together.

The slides have been inserted into slide protector sheets inside a binder.
Copyrights Permission to publish material from this collection is subject to approval by the Town of Winchester.
Finding Aids A finding aid with detailed information about the contents of the collection is available. Contact the Archives for a copy.
Subjects Athletic fields
Aerial views
Athletic fields
Search Terms Aberjona River
Church Street
Josiah Locke house
Lincoln School
Main Street
Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development
Mount Vernon Street
Nickerson house
Robert Bacon House
Shore Road
Thompson Street
Vinson Owen house
Winchester Center
Winchester Churches
Winchester Fire Station
Winchester Public Library
Winchester Savings Bank
Wright Locke Farm
Containers Aerial Views
People in Downtown