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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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Presentation on the Finnish Temperance Society: Alku


Slides from Roy Helander's 2008 presentation to the Maynard Historical Society on Alku, the Finnish Temperance Society.

DEC Family Tree


A map of the origin and development of Digital Equipment Corporation from 1957 through 1986. The DEC Tree is an article that was published in the…

Assabet Mills at Night- Building 1 Illuminated


A black and white photo of "Building 1 Illuminated" was Yu Hata's prize winning entry in Digital's Photo contest and was taken by a Pentax camera, set…

Fire Drill at Digital


Everyone was required to leave the plant during fire drills which were scheduled periodically. In the photo, occupants of Building #5 wait for the…

Digital Equipment Building #12


A black and white photo of DEC Building #12.

Aerial View of Mill - 1970 ca

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A black and white aerial view of the Maynard Mill Buildings/Digital Equipment Corp.

Interior of Digital Equipment Building - 1960 ca

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Two black and white photos of the interior of the DEC building. One photo is labeled "module test". The photos are 1960 ca.

Mill Parking Garage - Photo

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Six color photos (with duplicates) of the Maynard Mill's garage.

25th Anniversary of Digital Equipment Corporation - 1983

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A series of 26 color photos celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Digital Equipment Corporation and Testimonial Banquet to Ken Olsen, Founding…

Entrance to the Sudbury St. Flume - 1980


Two color photos of the entrance to the flume at Sudbury Street. The flume was used to carry water to the mills for the boilers, while No.1 Mill was…

Ken Olsen Plaza


Two color photos of the three dimensional model of Ken Olsen Plaza. The design of the Plaza model was done by Vanasse/Hangen & Associates, Inc.; Lane,…

Maynard Chapter - Finnish Socialist Party Membership Book


The book contains names of members, when they joined, the dues they paid and some minutes for planning for a summer festival in 1924. Several pages…

Certificates of Shares of Capital Stock United Cooperative Society of Maynard


A collection of certificates of redeemed, replaced or transferred shares from the early 1930's through 1962.

Maynard High School Football Team - 1936

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A black and white photo of the Maynard High School Football Team, dated 1936 on the football.

Maynard Centennial Committee - 1971


A color photo of Maynard Centennial Committee Members in 1971. Front Row (l-r): Elizabeth Shnair, _____(?), Virginia Murphy. Back Row (l-r): Joe…

Class of 1947 Maynard High School Reunion - 1953


A black and white photo of the Class of 1947 from Maynard High School The event took place at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA in 1953.

Catherine Fewry Surprise Party - 1951


Two black and white photos celebrating thirty-five years of service from Miss Catherine Fewry, Chief Operator for the Maynard Telephone Exchange. The…

Herbert Torpa & His Motorcyle - 1948


A black and white photo of Herbert Torpa sitting on his motorcycle in 1948. He is pictured at the Co-op Gas Station, the corner of Summer Street and…

Mason Farm - Photo


A black and white photo of the Mason Farm on Summer St., site of the Bent Farm. Summer Street and Summer Hill are visible in the photo.