Miscellaneous Collection

Pittsfield Historical Society’s
History of Pittsfield

Miscellaneous Collection

Poems · Stories · Music · Visions


POEMS:



A 1903 booklet “Rhythmical Advertising” published by the Pittsfield Universalist Ladies Aid Society
. 20 pages.
The original document was scanned to a PDF file and index created by Tom Brown, PHS member, in 2006.

Pittsfield, a poem about Pittsfield by Perley A. Gilmore
. Scanned by Kathy Palmer, PHS Curator.

STORIES:


The Grant-Knowles Battle of 1862,
a story of a Pittsfield gun battle. Transcribed in 2003 by Kathy Palmer, PHS Curator.
Auto thieves captured in Pittsfield in 1925. The newspaper clipping was salvaged by Tom Brown from where it was used as wall insulation in a house on Sebasticook Street.

MUSIC:



“I’ve Got a Date with Another Man’s Wife”
,
1927 sheet music composed by Mrs. Beulah A. Robinson of 39 Detroit Ave. (pdf file). George and Beulah Robinson were married in 1915, George (1890-1930) passed away in 1930 but Beulah (1896-1997) remained in Pittsfield until her death. They had 3 children: Donald, Muriel, and Kenneth. Original document scanned by Kathy Palmer, PHS Curator.

“I Want a Good, Old Fashioned Girl”
,
sheet music composed by Mrs. Beulah A. Robinson of 39 Detroit Ave. Exact date unknown. (pdf file). Original document scanned by Kathy Palmer, PHS Curator.

VISIONS:


Pittsfield’s Vision Statement,
generated from numerous community meetings, 1999. Copied from the Town of Pittsfield website.

Original Version: 25-Feb-2006.

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