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The scrapbook is an eclectic collection of newspaper articles, brochures, invitations, magazine clippings, programs etc... that Frank Sanderson put together over many years. Many of the documents date during his 36 years as Town Clerk, 1913-1948. …


"The peasant Alfred Heikki's son Torppa , b. March 4, 1880 in Veteli, and his wife, Maria Amalia Gustaf's daughter, b. October 15, 1879 and their two children Juho Teodor, 1903 and Hugo Alfred,1904 from Veteli in the Grand Duchy are traveling abroad…


The Maynard Dramatic Club began in November 1936 and continued through November 1983. The Club's Minutes from 1958 through 1983, with some gaps, are retained in black notebooks at the Maynard Historical Society. The final meeting of the Club was…

A poster by the Maynard Chamber of Commerce which congratulates Digital Equipment Corporation on its 25th Anniversary.

This is an official document #529 in 1913 for emigration purposes from Saarijavi Church (Finland) stating that Onni Emil Taavi's son Hyden from the Kolkanniemi Village of Saarijarvi who is a member of that Congregation, born on Nov.19, 1887, has…

A black and white photo of the front entrance to the Digital Building on Main Street, Maynard, MA.

A black and white photo of DEC's PDP-4 computer. Digital's PDP computer line was designed with the goals of interactivity, low cost, simplicity, and reliability. The computers in this 18-bit computer family are the PDP-1 of 1960, PDP-4 of 1963,…

A black and white photo of DEC's PDP-5 computer. This computer's capacity and speed exceeded those of other computers available at the time, yet its price of about $400,000 was significantly less.

A black and white photo of the PDP-1 Computer. Digital demonstrated its prototype PDP-1 computer at the 1959 Joint Computer Conference in Boston, MA. The whole showing was buzzing about this fledgling company called Digital and this little machine…

A black and white photo of DEC Memory Tester 1516. The first systems Digital made were memory test systems to check the core stacks that were the memories used at that time. The technology used in these test systems were later used to build memories…

The test equipment business was considered by Digital to be a stepping stone to eventually building general-purpose computer products, since they would share the same general circuits. Both Ken Olsen and engineer Dick Best patented many of the…

Two black and white photos of Memory Core Tester 2113.

Two black and white photos of the Spark Chamber Scanning System 2319.

Digital's first products were logic models enclosed in an extruded aluminum wave guide. The circuits were negative-logic build with surface-barrier germanium transistors, which could run at 5 megahertz. There was no other product on the market like…

A color photo of the Assabet Minutemen marching to Maynard High School on Tiger Drive. Bill Boothroyd is leading the parade.

A collection of Digital Equipment Corporation documents including but not limited to the following subjects: Ken Olsen, DEC World, Manuals, Bumper Stickers, newspaper clippings, Celebrations, and a variety of documents.

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

A black and white paper copy of a memorial photo of Harry S. Mann (1917-1968), Vice President of Digital Equipment Corp., 1965-1968.

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 magazine "Computerworld" on September 24, 1986.