Local History Room

World War II

  • Boxes of 5 by 10 inch index cards with newspaper clippings of Lawrence World War II veterans.

Grace Church

  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets

Civil War

  • Records of the Needham and Lawton chapters of the GAR.

Society of Natural History & Archaeology

  • Records of the local organization from 1886 to1928.

Badger & Nash Grocers

  • Account Book for the years 1855 and 1856.

Lawrence Public Library

  • Both the records and photographs.

Lawrence Opera House, Lawrence City Hall, Entertainments

  • Programs

Lawrence Churches

  • Mostly ephemera from a variety of Lawrence churches.

John R. Rollins

  • Letters written to Rollins when he was writing his book about the Rollins family

Lawrence Bridge Company

  • Account book when it was a toll bridge

Lawrence Public Schools

  • Records including School Committee Reports

Committee on the Lawrence Common

  • Minutes 1849 to 1852.

Lawrence Police Department

  • Police Log 1865 to 1868

Textile Strike 1912

  • A collection of scrapbooks and 2 small broadsides

Lawrence City Mission

  • Annual reports

Pemberton Mill Disaster

  • Scrapbooks

Lawrence Treasurer Office

  • Account Book 1847 to 1853

United Textile Workers of America

  • Collective bargaining records

Lawrence Family

  • Small collection of letters to and from members of the city’s namesake’s founder

Old Residents’ Association

  • Scrapbook

Robert Frost Collection

  • Books written by or about the Lawrence poet and a small collection of memorabilia.


Collections include: 

  • Postcards and stereo slides of Greater Lawrence
  • Photographs of Semana Hispana, the NRA parade of 1933
  • The Jennings family
  • The God and Country Parade of 1962
  • Flood of 1936
  • Lawrence Cyclone (1890)
  • Before urban renewal (1958)
  • Fr. O’Reilly’s Golden Jubilee Parade
  • Cabinet cards of the Lawrence High School graduating classes of 1897, 1908, and 1909
  • Many miscellaneous images that help to document life in the Merrimack valley