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Some highlights in this collection of Strong family papers include a small collection of United States and Massachusetts state currency from the Revolutionary period, genealogical notes on the Strong family, and historical notes and memoranda on the early settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The materials pertain to Caleb Strong, Sr., a Northampton tanner and his son. Caleb Strong, Jr. was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, state senator, delegate to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, U.S. senator, and governor of Massachusetts during his career.
“These testimonies take the historical stories out of the realm of history and place them in the realm of the human.”
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.