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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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Community National Bank Calendar - 1973


A branch of the Shawmut Association Bank that opened in Maynard, February 3, 1973.

A Collection of Selective Service Draft Registration Forms 1940


The collection includes the Form for: Oath of Office (for those performing the duties, 13 copies); Checklist for Registrars (5 copies); Check Off List…

World War II Selective Service Draft Registration


A list of 64 Registrars for the October 16, 1940 Selective Service Draft enrollment evening held at Maynard High School. The teachers served as…

Town Warrant 1871


A copy of the original public warrant for the "Act of Incorporation of the Town of Maynard, Mass". This public notice requested all eligible voting…

List of Maynard Registrars - 1940


Two sheets listing the Registrars for the Town of Maynard on October 16, 1940. These Registrars attest to the listing of 907 Maynard citizens.

Boston and Maine Railroad Systems Local Class Freight Tariffs


A railroad issued chart of the cents of freight per 100 lbs.

Certificate from the Francis Scott Key Association


The Certificate of Membership in the Francis Scott Key Association was issued to Charles A. Brown in recognition of his contribution the the purchase…

Two Town of Maynard Decals


Two Maynard decals promoting the Town of Maynard and the Town of Maynard Public Works Department.

Two Proclamations Issued by Gov. Leverett Saltonstall


Proclamations on behalf of Selective Service Registration were issued by Gov. L. Saltonstall following President Roosevelt's Proclamations. The Third…

Births Recorded in Maynard 1909


A newspaper printout of the births in Maynard for 1909.

Spring Song


A song published as a supplement to The News on September 4, 1903.

The Dream of GI Joe


A music sheet for the song The Dream of GI Joe composed by James B. Farrell. James Farrell was a member of the Maynard Historical Society. He was very…

Incorporation Document for the Polish American Citizens Club - Maynard, MA


The formal charter issued for the Incorporation of the Polish American Club in Maynard, MA, on October 25, 1948. The document with the Commonwealth of…

Two Proclamations Issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt


The Third and Fifth Proclamations issued as a call for eligible men to register with the Selective Service by President Roosevelt during the World War…

Report of the Committee to Investigate the Water Works


A Report of the Investigating Committee regarding the difficulty brewing between Howland Contractors and the Water Works of Maynard/Water Works…

Birthday Card - 1930 ca


A birthday card produced ca 1930, with accompanying decorative envelope.

Booklet "Properties of Rotating Parts of Defiance Machinery"


A booklet produced by Defiance Machinery, Defiance, Ohio. It is dated April 8, 1881.

Notebook 1904


A small black leather notebook belonging to Margaret L. Edwards (McAuslin). The notebook has a variety of personal entries written June 1904.

Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson


A picture of Ralph Waldo Emerson that hung in the school on Summer Street, Maynard, MA. The school was originally named for Emerson.

MA Registry of Motor Vehicles Booklet


A booklet produced in December 1929 that outlines the motor vehicle laws in Massachusetts. This was used to study the questions on the driving exam.