Additional Holdings

The following is a general listing of additional holdings in our collection. Please contact us at 978-686-9230 or for more information.

Glass Plate Negatives and Photographs - Collection of thousands of photographs from 1850 to present, many with negatives, chronicling the history of the people and places of Lawrence. Of particular importance is a collection of about 800 glass plate negatives

Oral History Tapes - 800 audio tapes of personal interviews chronicling events and social history of Lawrence as far back as the 1912 Strike. 135 video tapes, some interviews, some commercial and some locally broadcast on Lawrence history
Listen also to Jim Beauchesne, LHC Board member and Visitor Services Director at Lawrence Heritage State Park, recently speak to WGBH about the Strike of 1912 and the Bread and Roses commemorations

Newspapers - Complete newspapers inconsistent and most are in fragile or poor condition. (The Lawrence Public Library, however, has microfilm of most of the newspapers of Lawrence), Large file collection of clippings organized by topic, Variety of scrapbooks

Book collections emphasizing Lawrence, labor, women’s history, industrialization, immigration, ethnic groups, poverty and charity

Documents, Objects, and Textiles


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Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.