The finding aids for all archival collections are listed here, organized by the collection title.

 

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Agawam Club Records

This collection provides information about the history of the Agawam Club. Series one provides information about the Club, such as its by-laws, charter, and annual ball invitations. Series two contains newspaper clippings, which provides the history and information about the Club. Series 3 contains programs from annual events.

Ayer Family Papers

This collection contains legal documents, letters, account books, genealogy, and photographs for the John Ayer (1792-1874) family of Haverhill, Massachusetts. This family is descended from John Ayer (died 1657) of England. It also includes a few items from Samuel Ayer, John Ayer II, and John Ayer III, who are descended from a different branch of the Ayer family.

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Richard E. Becker Papers

This collection documents the activities and interests of Richard E. Becker, an accountant in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It has been organized into four series. Series one contains ship logs documenting Boy Scout cruises. Series two contains materials about events and publications that relate to the Boy Scouts in Haverhill. Series three contains scripts and programs for plays. Series four consists of other materials that relate to Becker’s time with the Boy Scouts.

Bradford College Collection

This collection documents the history and activities of Bradford College, a four-year co-educational liberal arts college located in what was the town of Bradford, Massachusetts. It includes Trustee minutes, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials.

Bradford Public Library Records

This collection contains the history of the Bradford [Massachusetts] Public Library, now part of the Haverhill Public Library, and the Bradford Library Association.

Bradford Saturday Evening Club Records

The Bradford Saturday Evening Club records document the activities and administration of this women’s literary and social organization from 1876 to 1929.

Bradford Shakespeare Club Records

The Bradford Shakespeare Club records document the activities and administration of this women’s literary and social organization from 1893 to 1956.

Brickett Family Papers

This collection contains legal documents, letters, receipts, and genealogy for the John Brickett (1740-1825) family of Haverhill, Massachusetts. It includes some receipts for Dr. James Brickett (1738-1818) and his son, Dr. Daniel Brickett (1761-1834), cousins of the John Brickett family.

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Centre Congregational Church Records

The Centre Congregational Church records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Clifford Hoffman Chase Papers

This collection is comprised of primarily of verse and prose writings composed by Clifford Hoffman Chase. Within the prose collection, there are sections of two novels, short stories primarily centered on the theater setting, plays, and character portraits and sketches. Much of the verse is concerned with the natural world, city life, and love. The collection also contains portions of letters written by Clifford Hoffman Chase, and they are incomplete. All of the writings are drafts and most are heavily edited.

Corliss Family Papers

This collection contains mostly legal documents (deeds and wills) for the Ephraim Corliss family of Haverhill, Massachusetts, but also includes a plot plan, a letter, a manuscript, and genealogy.

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James Duncan, Jr. Papers

This collection consists of 25 annual almanacs, some containing personal notations, and an account book that belonged to James Duncan, Jr., merchant of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Samuel W. Duncan Papers

Samuel W. Duncan was a Baptist minister from Haverhill, Massachusetts, during the mid- to late 1800s. The materials in the collection document Duncan’s life and that of his family members through letters. It includes a list of militia in Bradford, Massachusetts, in 1864.

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Eclectic Club Records

The Eclectic Club records document the activities and administration of this women’s literary and social organization from 1900 to 1975.

Emerson Family Papers

The materials in this collection are from the Emerson family of Haverhill, Massachusetts. This collection is made up of four series. Series one contains family information, including specifications for William Wells Emerson’s house, some genealogical information for the Emerson family, and an autograph album belonging to Calenda George. Series two contains receipts from Jonathan M. Bean and George S. Frame. Series three contains photographs and postcards. Series four consists of publications and ephemera from events that the Emerson family may have attended.

Emerson-Smith Family Papers

This collection provides information about Captain Nehemiah Emerson, Revolutionary War soldier of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and his descendants. The collection is made up of five series. Materials include genealogy information, receipts, letters, essays, and photographs that relate to members of the family. There are also letters and correspondence from Greg Laing, who was the curator of Special Collections at the Haverhill Public Library, and some articles of clothing belonging to Mary Emerson and Joseph Smith.

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First Baptist Church Records

The First Baptist Church of Haverhill records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

First Parish Church Records

The First Parish Church (Haverhill, Mass.) records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Charles M. Fleischner Papers

This collection provides information about Charles M. Fleischner, who served as the librarian of the Haverhill Public Library from 1955-1966. Series one and two contain materials that relate to Fleischner’s time as a student at Yale. There is only one item that relates to his time as librarian at Haverhill; that can be found in series 3. Series 4 contains his autobiography, and in chapter 19 he writes about his time as librarian.

Fortnightly Club Records

The collection contains letters, record books, and photographs from the Fortnightly Club of Haverhill, Massachusetts, a men’s club that held regularly scheduled meetings to discuss history, science, and current events.

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Dr. Arnold P. George Papers

This collection provides a general overview of the activities and interests of Dr. Arnold P. George, a practicing physician in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It contains newspaper clippings documenting a few personal milestones as well as obituaries of family members and medical publications and papers from colleagues. Since Dr. George was a part of many different associations all around the Haverhill area, programs from various events and societies are included in the collection.

Grace Methodist Episcopal Church Records

The Grace Methodist Episcopal Church of Haverhill records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Hale/Currier Family Papers

This collection documents the lives of Walter Scott Hale, son of Henry Hosford Hale of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and his family in papers and photographs.

Harding Family Papers

This collection provides an overview of the activities and interests of the Albert G. Harding family of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Included in the collection are two photograph albums, loose photographs, some artwork of Alice E. Harding, genealogy, a family scrapbook, and newspaper clippings. The scrapbook contains correspondence, receipts, ephemera, and genealogy, as well as newspaper clippings.

Haverhill Athenaeum Records

This collection provides information about the history and development of the Haverhill Athenaeum.

Haverhill Cemetery Records

This collection provides information and records of 24 of the cemeteries in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Information includes inscriptions of graves, burial lot information and information about the cemetery associations among other things. The majority of the information relates to burial information and gravestones. The collection has been organized into two series. Series one contains general cemetery information. Series two contains the records, organized by cemetery.

Haverhill Children’s Aid Society Records

The Haverhill Children’s Aid society was founded in 1865 to provide a home for “indigent and neglected children.”

Haverhill Clubs Collection

This collection contains materials from various clubs and organizations that have existed in Haverhill, Massachusetts. They include social clubs, sports clubs, and personal interest clubs. Clubs include: Camera Club, Crescent Yacht Club, Eclectic Club, Haverhill Kennel Club, Faust Club, Haverhill Sportsman Club, Haverhill Whittier Club, Highland and Magazine Club, Kenoza Lake Association, Irving Club, Wachusett Club, Yacht Club.

Haverhill College Club Records

The Haverhill College Club records document the activities, financial transactions, and administration of this social and charitable organization from 1896 to 1984.

Haverhill Community Chest Records

This collection provides a general overview of the history and activities of the Haverhill [Massachusetts] Community Chest.

Haverhill Cycle Club Records

This collection provides information about the history and development of the Haverhill [Massachusetts] Cycle Club. The collection contains ribbons, two booklets of by-laws, a program from a minstrel show, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from 1890-1907, and a folder of newspaper clippings that covers the years 1896-1926.

Haverhill Day Care Center Records

Haverhill Day Nursery was founded in 1895 and evolved to help the children of Haverhill, Massachusetts, by looking after them and offering different services over the years.

Haverhill Female Benevolent Society Records

This collection provides information about the history and activities of the Haverhill [Massachusetts] Female Benevolent Society.

Haverhill Historical Society Records

This collection provides information about the history and development of the Haverhill [Massachusetts] Historical Society, also known as Buttonwoods.

Haverhill Island Club Records

This collection provides information about the history and development of the Island Club, which was one of the earliest golf clubs in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Haverhill Mother’s Club Records

The collection contains record books, programs, letters, photographs, and other records from the Mother’s Club of Haverhill, Massachusetts, a women’s club that held regularly scheduled meetings to learn about childhood development and to help other mothers with child rearing. It includes similar records from the Jr. Mother’s Club, an offshoot of the original club.

Haverhill Old Ladies Home Association Records

This collection provides information about the history and activities of the Haverhill Old Ladies Home, later renamed the Stevens-Bennett Home.

Haverhill Public Library Genealogy Vertical File

Nearly 300 individual and familial records are represented in this collection. Ranging in dates from the 17thcentury to the 20thcentury, most of the materials originate from the 19th and 20th centuries. Included in the collection are biographical and genealogical information, legal documents, property records, tax records, correspondence, various receipts, and newspaper clippings. Some of the materials are on permanent loan from the Haverhill Historic Society. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by personal or family name.

Haverhill Public Library Genealogy Reference Collection

This collection is comprised of folders containing manuscripts of genealogical importance for families of Haverhill and surrounding area. These documents include records of births, marriages, deaths, and other family information.

Haverhill Public Library Local History Vertical File

This collection features primary sources concerning the city of Haverhill including information
on surrounding towns such as Groveland, Boxford, and Atkinson, NH.

Haverhill Public Library Map Collection

This collection includes maps from the 1600s to 1900s of the Haverhill area, the surrounding region, Massachusetts, and New England.

Haverhill Union Mission Clippings

The Haverhill Union Mission was a charitable society dedicated to providing services, encouragement, sustenance, clothing and housing to those in need, especially women, girls and children. This collection of newspaper clippings documents the history and activities of the Mission.

Haverhill Union Mission Records

The Haverhill Union Mission Records include the constitution and by-laws for the Mission and Auxiliary, as well as operating records of the Haverhill Union Mission Auxiliary, including minutes, reports, membership information, financials, and public relations documents.

Haverhill Union Mission Scrapbooks

The Haverhill Union Mission was a charitable society dedicated to providing services, encouragement, sustenance, clothing and housing to those in need, especially women, girls and children. This collection of scrapbooks documents the history and activities of the Mission.

Haverhill Visiting Nurses Association Records

This collection provides a general overview of the history and activities of the Visiting Nurses Association of Haverhill, Massachusetts. It has been organized into four series. Series one contains information and photographs. It also includes records of Jane Peterson, who served as the first director of the organization for many years. Series two contains related information. Series three consists of Red Feather Services and United Way papers. Series four contains other papers from 1949 to 1971.

Haverhill Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Records

The Haverhill Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Records document the activities and financial transactions of this temperance organization.

Haverhill Woman’s Club Records

The Haverhill Woman’s Club records document the activities, financial transactions, and administration of the club from 1914 until 1997.

Haverhill Women’s Literary Union Records

The Haverhill Women’s Literary Union records document the administration and activities of the organization from its inception in 1892 until 1903.

Haverhill Woman Suffrage Association Records

This collection provides history and information about two organizations: the Haverhill Woman Suffrage Association and the Haverhill Equal Suffrage League. The collection is made of up of two series. Series one includes two record books that provide information about the meetings and minutes of the Haverhill Women Suffrage Association and of the Haverhill Equal Suffrage League. Series two includes newspaper clippings about the organizations and history of suffrage in Haverhill, Massachusetts

Joseph Haynes Family Papers

The Joseph Haynes family papers document the life and activities of Joseph Haynes (1715-1801), his children, and business associates. Because Joseph Haynes served as administrator for Captain Richard Ayer (1726-1781), this collection contains a small group of Ayer’s papers. Of interest on the back of an Ayer estate document (Timothy Ladd’s account), is a partial letter dated 1779 from the Committee of Safety for the town of Haverhill. Documents include estate and legal documents, financial records, some plot plans, and a few maritime documents.

Hosford Club Records

This collection documents the activities and members of the Hosford Club, one of Haverhill’s [Massachusetts] oldest women’s literary clubs.

Edwin Walter Howe Papers

This collection contains a series of letters from Edwin W. Howe to Mrs. John B. Mason, Secretary of the Haverhill Historical Society, about his family history and some Howe family genealogy charts and notes. He was living in Ottawa, Kansas, at the time.

Charles N. Hoyt Papers

This collection contains papers of Charles N. Hoyt, a farmer and businessman from Haverhill, Massachusetts. It also contains records of the North Parish Church Ministerial Funds Trustees, as Hoyt was a trustee.

Harry Edwin Hurd Papers

This collection contains papers of Harry Elmore Hurd (1889-1958),a pastor at Center Congregational Church in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Hurd served from 1924-1929. He was also a well-known poet who had published six books.

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Kosmos Club Records

The Kosmos Club records document the activities, financial transactions, and administration of this book exchange club from 1900 until 1974.

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Leisure Hour Club Records

The Leisure Hour Club records document the administration and activities of this women’s social organization from its inception in 1887 until 2013.

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Major How G.A.R. Post 47 Records

This collection contains records, financial documents, programs, and newspaper clippings related to the Major How G.A.R. Post 47 of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Isaac Merrill Diaries Collection

This collection consists of the 51 original diaries of Haverhill, Massachusetts, shoemaker and farmer, Isaac W. Merrill, plus transcriptions, genealogy, indices, and other material pertaining to the diaries.

Merrimack Valley Children’s Museum Clippings

Several years of newspaper clippings about the City of Haverhill attempting to start a children’s museum as a way to draw people to Haverhill, Massachusetts, and revitalize the community.

Edmund G. Miller Collection

This collection provides a general overview of the activities and interests of Edmund G. Miller, an accountant in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Included in the materials original comic panels, various histories and correspondence with Bob Montana.

Mitchell and Co. Records

This collection provides a general overview of the history and activities of Mitchell & Company, a department store in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It has been arranged into four series. Series one contains an employee handbook and a scrapbook. Series two consists of photographs. Series three contains advertisements and series four contains objects, such as boxes, a clothes hanger, and pneumatic tubes used in the store.

Bob Montana Collection

This collection provides information about Bob Montana, creator of the Archie comic strip. Series one contains biographical information about him, a copy of his high school diary, issues of Brown and Gold, information about an exhibit held in Haverhill in 1989, photographs, as well as newspaper clippings. Series two consists of large format comic panels and series three contains two video cassette recordings of programs about Bob Montana.

Monday Evening Club Records

This collection contains record books, correspondence, essays, financial records, and photographs from the Monday Evening Club of Haverhill, Massachusetts, a men’s club that held regularly scheduled meetings to discuss history, science, and current events.

Anne Carroll Moore Papers

This collection contains correspondence, writings, notes, research material and other material by Anne Carroll Moore, an American children’s librarian, lecturer, and children’s book author and reviewer in the first half of the 20th century.

William H. Moody Clippings

William H. Moody was a lawyer and politician who served as a United States Representative, Secretary for the Navy, Attorney General, and Supreme Court Justice. This collection of newspaper clippings document Justice Moody’s life and political career.

William H. Moody Papers

William H. Moody was a lawyer and politician who served as a United States Representative, Secretary for the Navy, Attorney General, and Supreme Court Justice. The materials in the collection document Justice Moody’s life and political career through correspondences, newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, financial records, speeches, an inventory, and a fabric wallet.

John G. Moulton Papers

This collection mostly contains copies of talks given by John G. Moulton, Librarian of the Haverhill Public Library in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The collection has two series. Series one contains essays and papers that may or may not have been published. Series two contains one newspaper clipping about a lecture that he gave at the First Universalist Church in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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North Congregational Church Records

The North Congregational Church (Haverhill, Mass.) records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

North Parish Church and North Parish Community Church Records

The North Parish Church and North Parish Community Church (Haverhill, Mass. and Plaistow, N.H.) records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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Octagon Club Records

The Octagon Club records document the activities, financial transactions, and administration of this literary and social organization from 1909 to 1994.

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Papyrus Club Records

The collection contains record books, calendars, letters, photographs, and other records from the Papyrus Club of Haverhill, Massachusetts, a women’s club that held regularly scheduled meetings to discuss history, culture, and literature.

Pentucket Club Records

This collection provides information about the history and development of the Pentucket Club, a gentlemen’s club in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Portland Street Baptist Church Records

This collection contains historical materials, programs, newsletters, administrative reports, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Portland Street Baptist Church of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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Quaere Club Records

The Quaere Club records document the activities, financial transactions, and administration of this literary and social organization from its inception in 1890 to 1973.

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Mike Ryan Collection

This collection contains objects, photographs, and newspaper clippings about Mike Ryan, a Major League baseball player. There are two series in this collection. Series one includes Ryan’s Philadelphia Phillies jersey and hat. Series two consists of a photograph of Ryan in his Boston Red Sox uniform and catching gear and six snapshots of Ryan making a hit. Series three includes a set of newspaper clippings and a special issue from the Haverhill Gazette from 1995.

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Saltonstall Family Collection

This collection is comprised of materials that were collected by the Haverhill Public Library related to the Saltonstall family. The collection is organized into five series. Series one contains genealogy of the Saltonstall family. Series two has essays about the family. Series three consists of some copies and transcriptions of letters and some printed material by and about Leverett Saltonstall (1783-1845). Series four contains two letters to Leonard W. Smith about furniture, and series five contains newspaper clippings from local and regional newspapers.

Thomas Sanders Family Papers

This collection documents the lives of Thomas Sanders of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and his family in papers and photographs.

Lillian Shapiro Papers

This collection contains military records, personal correspondence, mementos, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to Captain Lillian Shapiro, the first member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps from Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Leonard W. Smith Papers

Twenty letters from Leonard W. Smith to Haverhill Historical Society Secretary, Mrs. Mason, about the history of Buttonwoods house and its contents and grounds.

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Temple Emanu-El Oral History Project

This collection contains oral history interviews (tapes and transcripts) for 43 families of the Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Rules and regulations pertaining to the use of this collection.

Winfield Scott Thomas WPA Collection

Winfield Scott Thomas completed approximately 160 watercolors and several pencil drawings of historical Haverhill (Mass.) area houses and buildings in 1934-1935, employed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist.

Emily Tucker Papers

This collection contains letters, photographs, journals, school reports, and financial information about Emily Tucker of Winchester, Massachusetts. It also includes papers of her mother and photographs of her father

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Henry Walker Family Papers

Henry Walker was a mariner in the Boston area. The materials in the collection document Walker’s life and that of his family members through maritime and legal documents, letters, and photographs.

WHAV Radio Station Collection

WHAV was the first radio station in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and played a large role in the development of broadcasting in Haverhill.

Winnekenni Foundation Records

This collection provides information about the history and development of the Winnekenni Foundation.

Winter Street Baptist Church Records

The Winter Street Baptist Church of Haverhill records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, pastoral activities, and social activities of the church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Women’s City Club of Haverhill Records

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill records document the activities, memberships, financial transactions, and administration of the club from its founding in 1917 until 2008.

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XV Club Records

The collection contains letters, journals and photographs from the XV Club of Haverhill, Massachusetts, a women’s club that took part in regularly scheduled meetings to discuss history and literature.

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Homer P. Young, Jr. Papers

This collection provides documentation about the construction of the new Haverhill Public Library, created by Homer P. Young Jr., the architect for the project.

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