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Welcome to the online archives of the Maynard Historical Society in Maynard, Massachusetts. Our online archive represents a fraction of the documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia that the Society has in storage and we are continuously working to catalog and make our collection available here for all to enjoy. Please read the "About" page for additional information on this project or the "Tips" page for ways to find and discover historical information.

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Father John S. Dziok - 1928


A commemorative pin and ribbon honoring St. Casimir Church and Rev. John S. Dziok, dated November 12, 1928, Maynard, MA.

File Folder of Maynard Fire Department Reports - 1891


A collection of nine Massachusetts Fire Insurance Department Forms which report on a variety of fires in Maynard in 1891. These fires are described…

Fidelity and Deposit Company - 1925


Two separate insurance policies between the Town of Maynard and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland regarding construction projects for the…

Senior Class Pictures- Class of 1948 Maynard High School


Six black and white photos of graduates of Maynard High School, Class of 1948. These include photos of:

Picture 1 (l-r):
Top Row: Barbara…

Polish-American Citizen and Benefit Society of Maynard, Mass - 1955


The Polish-American Citizen and Benefit Society Constitution handbook, written in Polish and American languages. The Handbook was printed in January…

Water Tank - ca 1934

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A photo of the Maynard Water Tank located on Elmwood Street that was camouflaged by a house-like structure, ca 1934.

Dorothy Murray - 1920


Two sepia photos of Dorothy Murray, a Maynard First Grade teacher, 1920. She lived at 8 Demar's Street, Maynard, Mass.

American Woolen Company Wage Receipt - 1952


A wage receipt issued to Emil Salmi from the American Woolen Company, dated November 4, 1951.

American Woolen Co. Accident/Insurance Card - 1919


An accident/insurance card issued to employees of the American Woolen Company. This card was issued to Emil Salmi, dated December 26, 1919.

Certification Card for Food Commodities - 1940


A card issued to Emil Salmi, dated June 1, 1940 to September 1, 1940, for surplus food distribution during the War. The card is signed by Pat Murphy,…

United Textile Workers of America, Maynard, Mass Medal


A medal awarded to members of the United Textile Workers of America. This medal belonged to Emil Salmi, ca 1940.

American Woolen Co. Termination Notice - 1952


A termination notice for Emil Salmi from the American Woolen Co. dated July 10,1952, due to permanent closing of the Assabet Mill.

Textile Union Membership Cards


A series of five Textile Union Membership Cards for Emil Salmi, dated 1918, 1942, 1947, 1949, and 1950.

War Ration Books and Paperwork - 1944


A collection of ten War Ration Books and paperwork for fuel oil rations for the Salmi family during World War II.

Poll Taxes for Emil Salmi - 1915-1949


Thirty-One Maynard Poll Tax bills for Emil Salmi, ranging from $2 to $5.

United Co-op Cards for Emil Salmi


Two United Co-op Society of Maynard ID Cards for Emil Salmi of 24 Lewis Street, Maynard, Mass.

Selective Service Classification Card for Emil Salmi - 1918


A Selective Service Classification Card for Emil Salmi, dated Feb. 2, 1918. The Card is signed by Frank S. Bulkeley, Board Member.

Registration Certificates - 1917, 1942


Two Registration Certificates for Selective Service for Emil Salmi, dated June 5, 1917 and April 26, 1942. The 1917 is signed by George E. Lawton,…

Assabet Club - ca1950


The building was on Walnut St. behind the Masonic Block. The telephone company occupies that space currently.

Assabet Coal Company Delivery Slip and Guarantee


Receipts for delivery of coal to Joseph Boothroyd in the 1950's. His address was 166 Great Road.