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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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Receiving Ledgers - 1890's
Assabet Manufacturing Company

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Three ledgers that record the number, source, condition and types of bales of wool received by the mill.

Payroll Ledger - 1910
American Woolen Company

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This many paged ledger has but one page of entries, shown. Its not clear what group of employees earnings are recorded. Note on bottom right the page…

House on Maple Street - ca1898

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This is likely 5 Maple St. with 7 Maple St. to the left.

Two Views of the Paper Mill Dam - 1898

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The second photo has a note pointing out the Music Hall (or the Rink) on Main Street. The woolen mill smoke stack is seen upstream of the Assabet…

Maynard Country Club Card

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A card with the Maynard Country Club logo.

Maynard Country Club 2007 Championships

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Two color photos of Maynard Country Club golfers who won championships.

Photo #1: Tom Clancy, Chris Disilva, Mark Donahue, Ace Moura. 2007 Yale…

1st Annual Kids Golf Tournament

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A color photo of the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley at the Maynard Country Club's 1st Annual Kids Golf Tournament.

Participants included:…

Maynard Country Club - 1946

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A black and white photo of five individual golfers who won championships in 1946.

Center: #1 Vic Milewski - Club Champ
Top (l-r): #2 Bernie Tobin-…

Blend/Order Books 1905 - 1916
American Woolen Company

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Six volumes recording the lot number, description of blends, weight, cost, quality and waste for the production of various types of cloth.

Blend Books 1900 - 1902
American Woolen Company

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Four volumes that record the weight, percentage and types of wool used to produce various colors and types of cloth in each lot. Approximately 725…

Blend Book 1929-1931
American Woolen Company

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The book records 950 blends or mixtures of wool including the price per pound and total cost of the particular lot.

Order Book 1929-1930
American Woolen Company

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The book records 5653 orders for different color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over an eleven month period.

Cloth Sample Book - 1913
American Woolen Company

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The book contains 580, 3 x 5 in., finished woolen samples that represent the various colors and textures of the cloth produced at the mill. Likely…

United States Fuel Administration Application - 1918
Wm. F. Litchfield

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Two applications, Litchfield and South Acton Coal, to buy and sell coal during World War I.

Observation Tower on Summer Hill - ca. 1940's

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The Observation Tower was built by the American Legion to watch for airplanes and was manned 24 hours per day. It was later taken over by the Coast…

Trolley Crossing the Assabet River on the Ben Smith Bridge -1903

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The Concord, Maynard and Hudson Street Railroad car leaving Maynard on the way to Stow and Hudson.

The Columbiad - 1916
Christmas Number
Maynard High School

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The Columbiad was a precursor of what later became the yearbook, The Screech Owl. Several pages are shown.

Appraisal of American Woolen Co. Property - 1931

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This Appraisal Report includes assessed values, owner's values, and appraised values of 267 pieces of real estate properties in Maynard, Mass. The…

Notice of Auction Sale of Assabet Mills Properties - August 1934

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Two copies of notice of Public Auction of 150 dwellings owned by the American Woolen Company scheduled for August 17, 18, 1934, 10:00 am. Samuel T.…

Brochure for Sale of American Woolen Co. Property - June 1934

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All Company dwellings were sold at Auction and most were purchased by the occupants. The Auction Public Notice notes the 74 Valuable Dwelling…