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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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Bradley Container Corporation Report to Directors

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This was a confidential report to the Directors of the Bradley Container Corporation after its first year of operation. It is a first-person account,…

A History of Bradley Container Corporation

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An account / recollection of the history of Bradley Container Corporation by an employee of the company. Details the introduction of the plastic tube…

Bradley Container Letterheads

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Two letterheads from the Bradley Container Corporation

American Can Company 1963 Annual Report (excerpt)

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Three pages from the American Can Company 1963 Annual Report featuring products and employees of the Bradley Container division of the company which…

Bradley Container Employee Lists

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Bradley Container job and seniority lists in 1957.

Souvenir from Henry Gardner Day - Stow, 1975

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A parchment describing Henry Gardner's contributions during the American Revolution.

Proclamation Concerning Henry Gardner of Stow

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Henry Gardner was a prominent early resident of the Town of Stow, which included Maynard at that time. The Boards of Selectmen of Maynard and Stow…

Bill of Sale from James Tuttle & Co.

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A purchase by Lydia Brooks at Tuttle's store. The section of Stow and Sudbury that was to become Maynard in 1871 was known as Assabet.

Bill of Sale from Benjamin Smith

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Seems to be a running tab for purchases by Lydia Brooks. The part of Sudbury and Stow that was to become Maynard in 1871 was known as Assabett.

"Broken Dishes" Play Program - 1939

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A play program for "Broken Dishes" presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on April 26, 1939 at the Parker St. Hall.

"Nothing But the Truth" Play Program - 1938

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A play program for "Nothing But the Truth" was presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on December 8, 1938 at the Parker Street Hall, Maynard, Mass.

"The Ghost Train" Play Program - 1938

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A play program for "The Ghost Train" presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on February 24, 1938 at Parker St. Hall.

"A Henpecked Hero" Play Program - 1937

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A play program for "A Hen-Pecked Hero" presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on May 19, 1937. It was presented at the Parker St. Hall, Maynard, Mass.

"Best Years" Play Program - 1937

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A play program for "Best Years" presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on November 18, 1937.

"The Late Christopher Bean" Play Program - 1937

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A play program for "The Late Christopher Bean" presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on January 21, 22, 1937.

"Bits 'n Pieces" Cast Photos - 1972

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Six black and white photos of the cast of "Bits 'n Pieces" which was presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on October 27, 1972.

"Bits 'n Pieces" Play Program - 1972

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A play program for an evening of several Maynard Dramatic Club vignettes to benefit the Maynard High School Scholarship Fund. The event was held on…

"The Armored Dove" Play Program - 1971

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A play program for "The Armored Dove", a play presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on April 2,3, 1971 during the Maynard Centennial Year…

"The Whole Darn Shooting Match" Cast Photos - 1971

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Six black and white photos of the cast in "The Whole Darn Shooting Match" presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on Nov. 12, 13, 1971.

"The Whole Darn Shooting Match" Play Program - 1971

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The play program for "The Whole Darn Shooting Match" which was presented by the Maynard Dramatic Club on Nov. 12, 13, 1971.