Lawrence Public Library
Two hundred thirty-seven photographs (chiefly 8x10) documenting a parade given in Lawrence, Mass., commemorating the anniversary of a patriotic parade held 50 years earlier in response to a demonstration (at the end of the textile strike of 1912) denouncing God and patriotism -- On 23 Sept., 1962, 200,000 persons watched and 25,000 participated in floats, marching bands, military, school, church, and fraternal groups, politicians, and civic organizations
Lawrence Public Library
Twenty-one photographs, matted on stiff paper, of damages caused by the Lawrence tornado, called the "Great Cyclone" which struck the city at 9:10-9:15 a.m. on Saturday 26 July, 1890, taking about 2 minutes to pass through any point -- Damages were estimated at about $60,000, eight people killed, and 65 injured
Lawrence Public Library
Five leather bound vols. (1890) created by students at St. Mary's High School honoring the 50th anniversary of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, including handwritten and illustrated selections of the curriculum; literary magazine entitled Harbinger (1965) of St. Mary's High School; materials (1951) of Holy Rosary Holy Name Society; programs (1923, 1925, 1928) of novelty concerts presented by St. Mary's Catholic Association Choral Club at the Rialto and Colonial theatres; and materials of Assumption Church
Lawrence Public Library
Portfolio containing 2 handwritten scores with words: O don't you remember (sweet safety my dear) and O say can you see by the temple safe chair. The name A.I. Earle is written in pencil in the upper right corner, each song being 2 p. in length. The outside of the portfolio is printed and reads "Miss Safety's melody and the classics of safety first songs." There is a woman in an apron standing next to a chair: "The Goddess of safety is the twin of the goddess of liberty. It is a sometimes lives". Her apron reads: Doctor Button specialist accidents total wrecks don't forget are you right safety harmony caution thoughtfulness energy ambition efforts perseverance." There are also 3 sheets of music written by Earle with the titles: Come to the Temple of Safety Chair and We Will Meet, but We'll Not Miss Him
Lawrence History Center
Chiefly paper documents. The company records include canceled stock certificates, agreements and indentures between the Essex Company and other organizations, sales valuation documents, quit-claim deeds and lists of subscribers. The majority of these records were created between 1847-1917. Also includes engineer's records (from the early 20th century) with correspondence with other organizations, diagrams, and reports; a few legal records with focus on issues relating to water power; correspondence files of Richard A. Hale and Charles S. Storrow, as well as the treasurer's office; books, articles, newspapers, and pamphlets on a variety of subjects, from the Civil War to water supply. Most of these records are from the mid-19th to early 20th century. Collection also includes many blueprints, diagrams, and maps relating to Lawrence and businesses located within it, as well as businesses outside Lawrence, chiefly concerning businesses with which either the Essex Company or its employees ... Read More
Lawrence Public Library
Thirteen post office or property tax receipts from Saco, Me.; receipt from Salem, N.H., post office, reflecting Packard's year at Christ Church in Andover; and post office and tax receipts from Lawrence, Mass -- Also includes receipts for payment for space for a schoolhouse, stock purchased in Lawrence Agricultural Library, and subscription to the Lawrence Courier
Lawrence Public Library
There are 354 ledgers starting with one from 1847. The columns would cover two pages: Polls, Real Estate, True value, RO value, Personal Estate (or Property), True Value, Rid Value, Tax Polls, Tax on Real Estate, Tax on Personal Estate, Total Tax, and Street. In 1874 the City began to divide the single yearly book into a book for each ward. Later one or two precincts would take up an entire book. The last volume is from 1924
Lawrence Public Library
The records in this collection have been kept in their original order, alphabetical. Sometimes the alphabetization uses individual names, at other time institutions or companies. The material contained includes: copies of letters going out, letters received, estimated revenue, elementary school loans and a ledger about renting a court room. The topics covered are virtually every aspect of running a city department, but primarily the tasks the auditor would perform. All of these files are in one box. The remainder was pulled from the files and unfolded. These documents include: bonded debt, comparative statement of departmental expenditures, outside debt limit, list of securities and cash in sinking and trust funds, comparative statement, Water Works Dept., appropriations, redemption fund and interest account, city debt statement, overdrafts and unexpended balances of various departments, standing of the various departments under the supervision of the Commissioner of Engineering, and ... Read More
Lawrence Public Library
Trade circulars collected by the department in its search for the right company for various projects. The type of circulars include: supplies of raw materials, paving supplies, water testing, water filtering, surveying, sewers, and technical equipment
Lawrence Public Library
Includes 112 color snapshots for a number of different events. The Library staff filmed a silent movie at the South Branch around 1988 for Midsummer's Night Family Celebration. Bread and Roses festival is a yearly event on Labor Day and the Library always participates. A political event was held in the auditorium. There were literacy classes at branch and at the main library. ESL events were held at the main library. Robert Frost tea was held in the auditorium with Gary Keating in charge. The Lawrence Fire Department showed up with engine to educate and entertain

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