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With a textile mill as the center of employment (and economic power) for the first 75 years of Maynard's existence, it is not surprising that labor unions were deeply threaded through those years as well. A detailed chronology of labor unions in…

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A review of the many boarding houses and hotels that sprang up in Maynard starting in the 1860s and flourished until the 1930s.

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A ledger recording the real estate transfer of the property owned by the woolen company to private owners. The record indicates the purchase price, parcel location, interest payments and the balanced owed as of March 1936. Example shown is the…

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The book records orders for different quantities, color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over a ten month period.

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The book records orders for different quantities, color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over an eleven month period.

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The book records orders for different quantity, color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over a two year period.

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The book has the date of order, date of carding and spinning , quantity and other information of the finished woolen cloth.

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Six volumes recording the lot number, description of blends, weight, cost, quality and waste for the production of various types of cloth.

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Four volumes that record the weight, percentage and types of wool used to produce various colors and types of cloth in each lot. Approximately 725 lots per volume.

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The book records 950 blends or mixtures of wool including the price per pound and total cost of the particular lot.

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The book records 5653 orders for different color, style, quality and kind of finished woolen cloth over an eleven month period.

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The book contains 580, 3 x 5 in., finished woolen samples that represent the various colors and textures of the cloth produced at the mill. Likely used by salesmen to show the available materials.

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A book describing the mills owned by the American Woolen Company in the 1920's. The Maynard description is shown as well as some introductory pages.

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The buildings in red are made of brick, the yellow are made of wood.

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An original American Woolen Company packing box with blanket.

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Two green/brown, woolen, medical blankets manufactured for the US Military by the American Woolen Company.

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Christmas Party photograph of the Main Office of the American Woolen Company.

Eva Edwards Frye is noted in the original accession record.

Rear (l-r): Raymond Veitch, ?? Templeton, Margaret McCormack, William Bain, Lucille Sims, Rachel Dzerkaz,…