Manitou: The Sacred Landscape of New England's Native Civilization by James W. Mavor; Byron E. Dix
Call Number: HHR 974.01
Publication Date: 1989-11-01
This book provides a strong overview of the many Native American stone structures surviving in New England. The book specifically goes into celestial observations and shamanistic rituals associated with the structures. By-proxy, this book also dispels pseudo-scientific theories that suggest that stone structures were made by those not of the indigenous population. The library has copies outside the reference collection that may be checked out.
Back issues of this local newspaper are available in a separate storage area as well as other newspaper and magazine publications. Issues of the Indipendent are available from 1984-2018. Microfiche is also available for many of the back issues. Ask a librarian for assistance, regardless of format desired. Please note that their owner, Gannett, merged the physical newspaper with the Westford Eagle by 2018, becoming The Eagle-Independent. The website linked above has primarily recent articles.
A bound edition for 1774, published in 1972, is available for viewing. These issues provide a snapshot of Massachusetts around the time of the Revolution. Issues from 1765 to 1778 are available for free viewing online from the Massachusetts Historical Society, linked above.
This book contains a selection of essays from Sanctuary Magazine. It was published by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. John Hanson Mitchel is a local writer and naturalist. He also has written on local history, applying fanciful narrative history.
Behind My Eyes by Steven Ratiner (Ed.)
Call Number: HHR 811 Beh
Publication Date: 1981
This 1981 collection of poems was the result of the Senior Citizens Poetry Project, which was initiated by the Acton-Boxborough Arts Council. The goal of the work was to collect previously unpublished poetry from local authors, including those from Littleton, resulting from a series of writing seminars.
American Historical Association
Annual Report of the American Historical Association: 1889 by American Historical Association
Call Number: HHR 906 Ann
Publication Date: 1900
The library holds a collection of bound volumes of AHA annual reports, from 1899 to 1945. They include preceding from organization meetings and articles from historians of the time. They provide a more national perspective, and may be useful when looking into past archaeological and historical research.