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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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Digital Equipment Corporation - First Board of Directors


A photo of the first Board of Directors of Digital Equipment Corporation.

(L-R): Henry Hoagland, Jack Barnard, Jay Forrester, William Congleton,…

Ken Olsen - 1958
Digital Equipment Corporation


A photograph of Kenneth Olsen, co-founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation from 1957-1992.

Vintage Thomas Manufacturing Co. Combination Fencing/Multi-Tool


This multi-tool includes: hatchet, hammer, pliers, screw driver, pry bar, wrench, cutter, wire stretcher.

The Thomas Mfg. Co. started about the…

Set of Chain Link Handcuffs


A set of handcuffs with keys used in law enforcement.

Civil Defense Helmet


United States Civil Defense refers to the use of civil defense in the history of the United States, which was the organized non-military effort to…

US World War I M1917 Doughboy Helmet


A 1917 US Doughboy helmet from World War I. It has camouflage decals of yellow, green, dark red. An iron cross is painted on the front, likely added…



A brown, wooden mace.

Small Screwdriver


A small, vintage screwdriver.

Vintage Drawknife


A drawknife is a traditional woodworking hand tool used to shape wood by removing shavings. It consists of a blade with a handle at each end.


Chalking Plumb Line


A plumb line in a chalk filled container.

Vintage Meat Hook/Hay Bale Hook


A vintage steel hook designed to hold meat and/or to help in baling hay.

Vintage Handcrank Ratchet Brace Drill


A ratchet brace drill is a hand-tool used to drill holes or nails into wood.

While a brace was an efficient tool when the crank could be swept in…

Software Products Binder
Digital Equipment Corporation


One of many three ring binders used throughout the corporation.

Gilt Eagle


A gilt eagle for American flagpole.

VT240 Terminal
Digital Equipment Corporation


The system box that operates with a monitor and keyboard.

Rainbow 100 Computer
Digital Equipment Corporation


Rainbow series of desktop minicomputers.

Multia - Alpha Generation
Digital Equipment Corporation


This Multia is a desktop computer that ran an Alpha AXP processor as the CPU.

CPU Communication Processor
Digital Equipment Corporation


The device is with a transporting case.