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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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Prescription Books - ca1900
Johnson Pharmacy


Two Prescription books from Johnson Pharmacy, the first with prescriptions 27001 to 29999; the second with prescriptions 97751 (Oct. 23, 1903) to…

Atlas of Town Boundaries - 1904


A precise text, map, triangulation station and geographical description of the town boundaries for Acton, Bedford, Concord, Lincoln, Maynard, Sudbury,…

The Assabet Valley Beacon - 1973
A Weekly Newspaper


Two bound volumes of the Beacon newspaper for the year 1973.
Volume 1: Jan 4, 1973 - June 23, 1973
Volume 2: July 5, 1973 - Dec. 27, 1973

The Hudson News-Enterprise
A Weekly Newspaper


Three bound volumes of the newspaper.
Volume 1: May 4, 1917 - May 3, 1918
Volume 2: May 8, 1925 - April 30, 1926
Volume 3: May 6, 1932 - April 27,…

The Hudson News
A Weekly Newspaper


Bound volumes of The Hudson News newspaper.
Volume 1: May 11, 1900 - May 3, 1901
Volume 2: May 1, 1908 - April 23, 1909

Valuation List for the Town of Maynard
1879 - 1880 - 1881 - 1882


Four volumes for the years 1879 - 1882 showing the taxable property/assets for each individual in the Town. The source of income for the Town was a…

Valuation List for the Town of Maynard - 1871


This is the first valuation for tax purposes of the property/assets in Maynard after incorporation in April, 1871. The source of income for the Town…

Athletic Association Receipts & Expenditures
Town Account
Maynard High School


Six ledgers recorded with the income and expenditures of the High School football, basketball, baseball and other sports.

Cash C Ledger
Town of Maynard


An early account ledger of the Town of Maynard showing income and expenses.

Selectmen's Accounts Ledger
Town of Maynard


An early account book of the Town of Maynard showing expenses paid to various people and organizations.

Promissory Note
Town of Maynard


A blank note book with 300 promissory notes for the Town of Maynard. Ten were used. A stub is shown of a check written to Amory & Lorenzo Maynard for…

Maynard High School Graduates 1884-1930


A ledger with the graduates of the high school, colleges attended, employment, married name and current address (1930). The sample page shows the…

Daily Repair Ledgers
Holly & Comeau


William Holly and John Comeau built an auto repair garage at the intersection of Summer St., Main St. and Acton St. These are seven Order Books that…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare


Originally owned by Asahel Balcom, early resident of the Town of Maynard.

Holly, Comeau & Co. Account Ledger - 1926


William Holly and John Comeau built an auto repair garage at the intersection of Summer St., Main St. and Acton St.
Shown is the account for John E.…

Lucius H. Maynard Sketch Book - ca1880's


Lucius was a distant relative of Amory Maynard.

Map of the First Roads & House Lots in Sudbury


Maynard was originally part of Sudbury and Stow.

Rules and Regulations 1897 - 1899
Maynard Fire Department Building


Regulation poster hung in fire house.
Chief: Samuel Lawton
1st Asst: Charles Cahill
Clerk: Thomas A. Sweeney

Together To Victory Banner - ca1940's


The crossed Union Jack and United States Flag indicating solidarity during World War II. The three dots and a dash is Morse Code for letter V.

Red Flag - DANGER


Used at the American Powder Mills to warn danger of explosives.