Topics Available for Research at the Lucy Longley Memorial Building in Shirley, Massachusetts

Some of the following topics are in folders full of notes and news clippings.  Some are objects, some are scrapbooks or published books.  You are welcome to research the materials under supervision of Museum personnel.  A copier is available for a charge of 25 cents per page.  There is a $10 charge per day for non-members to use the collection. There is a $20 per hour charge for museum staff to do the research and copying for you.



Activities – Assorted Town Events

Adam, Robert

Adams Correspondence
Adams Family

Adams, Mary Ellen

Addonizio Family

Adrein, Cathleen

Advertisements from 1890’s

Agriculture, US Dept of

Airport Siting Study

Albert, Conrad

Albert, Norman

Albert, Norman – Candidate Letters
Altrurian Club

America in 1993

American Indians
American Legion

Ampac President Property

Appalachian Trail



Arcadian History

Arch Bridge

Archaeological Survey – Shirley Indian Sites
Assessors Reports

Athletic Association

Ayars Family


Ayer Histories

Ayer Postcards

Ayer-Shirley Connection

Baker, Bertha
Balch Family

Balcom Family

Ballot Box

Ballot – Election May 12, 1981
Ballou Family

Ballou Mills


Barnard, Fuller, Packard

Barnard, William


Baseball History Notes

Baseball Meetings
Baseball Photos 1930 & Later

Baseball Photos – Early



Bator, Shawn

Beach, Isley, Alfred


Benjamin Hill Pool
Benjamin Hill Ski Area

Bennett Family

Bennett Family Genealogy

Bennett House

Bergeron, Annette

Bigelow Family


Blanchette, Ken

Board of Health Rules and Regulations

Board of Health – Trash

Boathouse Property


Bolton, Charles Knowles

Bolton, Ethel

Bolton, Geoffrey

Bolton House

Bolton, Phillip

Bolton, Timothy’s Gun


Book case
Boston Post Cane

Bow Brook Lyceum Lectures
Bradford Family

Brickyard – Patterson Road

Bridge Repair – Fredonian/Phoenix

Bridge Repair – Main Street & Old Rte 2

Bridgman, Howard and Family
Bridgman School

Brock, Alice

Brockelman Family

Brockelman’s Store

Brookside Grill

Brookside Inn

Broom Shop Deeds

Brown, Doug

Brown, Frances

Brown Road House

Buklerewicz Family

Buklerewicz Land

Bulger Family

Bull Run

Bull Run/Guercio

Bull Run Tea Room

Burne Family

Burns, Jack

Businesses Poem

Bus Schedule

Buskey Family

By Laws – Town of Shirley

Cable Bills

Callahan, George & Helen

Camp Wanooksett


Canes/Hiking staff

Carlsen Family
Carpenter Family

Casey, Jack

Castle, Kitt

Catacunemaug Brook Watershed

Catacunemaug Road Area

Cemeteries – 1800s
Cemetery Burial Record

Cemetery – Center, Inscriptions by L. Longley

Cemetery – Center, Inscriptions by E. Bolton

Cemetery Committee

Cemetery Correspondence

Cemetery – Gravestones Talk 1991

Cemetery Photos

Cemetery Record Books – Expenses

Cemetery Record Books – Perpetual Care

Census 1777

Census 1858

Census – Agricultural 1850

Census – Agricultural 1860

Census – Agricultural 1870

Census – Agricultural 1880

Census – Federal 1860

Census – Federal 1870

Census – Industrial 1850

Census – Industrial 1860

Census 1880 – Paupers and Defectives

Census – Special Schedules 1880

Center Common Committee – Traffic

Center Cultural Community – Analysis

Center Common Street Lights

Center Houses – Marrette F. Longley

Center Historic District – Proposal

Center Road 1915 Photographs

Center Road Occupants
Chaisson, John

Chamber of Commerce

Chandler House

Chandler, Seth – 1860 Talk Transcription

Chandler, Seth – Information

Chandler, Seth ­­– Miscellaneous

Chandler, Seth – NE Historical Society

Chandler, Seth – Photos

Chandler, Seth – Sermons

Chaplin Estate

Chartier, Leo

Chase Family



Chevrette, Albert



Christ Church

Church Street School

Churchill, Timothy

City, The – Film Photos

Cofman, Burton

Common, The

Common Photos

Common Survey
Community Club

Community Memorial Hospital Cookbook
Conant Family and Store

Conservation Commission – Albert Norman

Conservation Commission – Info/Selectmen

Conservation – Open Space Plan 1971

Conservation – Open Space Plan 1982–87

Conservation – Open Space Plan 1996–2001
Constables Powers and Duties
Cook Farm
Cram, William and Gus
Cranberries in Shirley

Credit Court (Fredonian Street)
Crossman Family
Crowe Family

Cummings Family

Cutler Family

Cutter Family

Cutting Family

Daley­­ – Gately Family
Davis Block

Davis, Edward M. Deeds

Davis, George

Davis, Lancaster Rd

Davis, Nord and Family

Davis, Polly

Davis, Samuel Grant


Day Family

DeLaite Family


Depression Years



Devarney Postcard

Devens Revise Plan


Directory – 1880

Dix Family
Doctors of Shirley
Dodge Family

Dodge Family, Vital Records
Dog Officer


Donovan, Cornelia

Dow, Tim

D.P.W., Shirley

Draleau, Philip

Dressler, Alan


Dunkin Donuts

Dunn, Sarah

Dupray, Wilfred

Dwight Family Gravestone

Dwight, Hildreth
Edgarton Family

Edgarton House

Eisner Family

Elcevich Family

Eldridge – Foote Graves

Electric Transmission Line Map

Eliot, Reverend

Entertainment I.O.O.F Movies
Entertainments, 1800’s
Entertainments, 1900’s

Entertainments, Universalist Church

Envo Letters, WW2

Esielionis Family

Evans, Ralph

Evans, Tom

Fairbanks, Granville


Far and Near (2013.079)

Far and Near (2016.037)

Far and Near Golf Course (2017.100)

Farmer’s Almanac 1807
Farmer’s Club

Farmer’s Market

Farnsworth Deeds

Farnsworth Genealogy

Farnsworth Paintings

Farnsworth, Sandy
Farrar, Raymond

Field, Herman & Kate

Fielden, Bryon

Fifties News
Finance Board
Fire Department

Fire Engine Co. 1 – Record Book 1856-1859

Fire Engine Co. 1 – Record Book 1870-1871

Fire Engine, Hunneman

Firman, Arthur
Fisher Family

Fitchburg & Leominster Railway ­–

            Going Through Shirley

Fitchburg & Leominster Railway ­–

            Mitchellville Bridge

Fitchburg & Leominster Street Railway ­

Flag Essay Contest
Flag Pole, D.A.R.

Flag Pole, D.A.R. Photos

Flanagan House
Flora and Fauna

Flynn, Jeremiah
Folkins Family

Fort Pond

Four H (4-H) Club

Friends of Shirley Students ­(F.O.S.S.)
Frances, Henry
Frary Family
Fredonian Park

Fredonian Street Pool

Freedom’s Way
French in Shirley

Friedrich, Richard

Friendship Fund

Front Street Deed Plan

Fruitlands Museum
Fuller, William

Gallagher Land

Garage, Town

Gas, Boston Co.


Gay, Eliza

George Frost Ads

George Frost Buildings
George Frost Co. – History
Gerrish, James
Gilson, Eleazer
Gionet, Amelia – 1

Gionet, Amelia – 2

Gionet Family

Gionet Garage (Winifred)

Gionet, Leonard
Going Family

Goldman, Eliot

Goodrich, Ester

Goodrich – Longley
Goodspeed Family

Goss, Brian
Grange – File 1

Grange – File 2

Grange 50th Anniversary

Grange Fair Bulletins 1945-1953

Grange Fair Bulletins 1955-1977

Grange Memory Books

Grasses (Longley Collection)
Graves Family

Gray, David
Gray Family

Great Road Buildings

Great Road Cart Path

Great Road Mill Project

Griffin Family
Groskritz, George

Groton Boundaries

Groton Historic Pamphlets

Grove House


Hands On Art Museum

Harkins, Richard


Harris, Horace

Hartman, Marion

Hartman, Patricia
Hartwell, Abram

Hartwell, Amasa

Hartwell, Benjamin

Hartwell, Dr. Benjamin

Hartwell Family

Hartwell, Robert
Hatch Family

Hatch, Olive

Hazard Family

Hazen-Davis Barn
Hazen Family

Hazen Hill
Hazen Library

Hazen Road

Hazen Tavern

Health, Board of
Heard, Hamilton
Hebert, John

Heinz Family
Henry Family

Heritage Landscape Inventory

Heywood Wakefield Furniture Catalog

Highway Department 1800’s

Highway Department 1953

Highway Department Chapter 81

Hiking Trails

Hip Roofed House

Hippler, Marcia

Historic Building Survey

Historic District Village

Historic Essays

Historic Register

Historic Survey Index

Hitchcock Family

Hobbs, Jonathan

Hoddy Brook

Hoe Down 1980’s

Hoe Down 2012

Hoe Down 2013

Hoe Down 2014


Holden, Abel

Holden, Augustus

Holden, Bill & Harriet

Holden, David

Holden, Etta

Holden, Etta – Autograph Book

Holden, George

Holden, Harley (file #1)

Holden, Harley – Boy Scouts (file #2)

Holden, Harley – Child’s Xmas (file #3)

Holden, Harley – Fire Town Hall (file #4)

Holden, Harley – Toy Chest Story (file #5)

Holden, Harry

Holden, John

Holden Land

Holden, Nathaniel

Holden, Oliver – Autograph (file #1)

Holden, Oliver – Biography Monachusett

Review (file #2)

Holden, Oliver – Biography NE Magazine

            (file #3)

Holden, Oliver – Cottage (file #4)

Holden, Oliver – Frank Lawton (file #5)

Holden, Oliver – Granddaughter (file #6)

Holden, Oliver – Music & Organ (file #7)

Holden, Philemen

Holden, Robert

Holden Road Property

Holden, Simon
Holly Apothecary

Hooper, Forest

Hooper, Leonard

Hops – Commercial Crop in Shirley

Houde – Amer. Red Cross Fitchburg Chapter

House # 334 – School #1

Houses, Antique Homes Exhibit

Houses, Bolton Notes

Houses, Early

Houses – LPL Notebook 

Houses – Miscellaneous

Houses ­– Photos

Houses – Shirley Center

Howells, William Dean

Huff Rodney


Hunt Moses Family
Hurricane of 1938 – File 1

Hurricane of 1938 – File 2
Ice Company

Ice House “Boston”

Ice Storm 2008
Industrial School for Boys
Irish in Shirley

Ivory Family
James, Sarah

Januskiewiez, Phyllis
Jardine, Margaret
Jenkins Family

Jenkins Land
Jennerson Family

Jenny Lind Doll
Johnson, Lucy & Robert

Johnston, Robert

Joyal Family
Jubb, Family – Maxwell

Jubb Property

Jurga, Joe Funeral

Jurga, Sophie

Jurga, Stan

Kacmarczyk, Genevieve

Keady Family

Keating, PJ


Kemp, Dolly

Kilburn, Grace

Kilbourn (Harris) and Mills #62

Kilburn Mills

Kilburn Red Mill/Wilson/Pratt #61

Kneeland Estate

Knittel, Mary and George

Korhonen, Riley

Ku Klux Klan 1925


Ladies Benevolent Society
Lambert Family

Lambert Hardware

Lambert, Ralph

Lamoreaux Farm
Lampost Store, The

Lancaster, Yvonne

Lancaster Road Construction

Landry, Joe

Lanteigne, Eloi

Lanteigne – Rodman Ave.

Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Family

Lawton, Doris Cook

Lawton, Fred A.

Lawton, Genealogy (2015.025)

Lawton, Genealogy (95-006)

Leatherboard Pond


Leominster Road – Shoddy Mill Land

Leominster – Shirley Railway

Letters to/from Shirley People

Levesque Family

Lily Family

Lincoln County Proposal

Lindgren, Bob

Lions Club
Literary Club
Little, Wallis
Longley Acres

Longley Farm

Longley – Harriman Research
Longley – Harrimann/Savillion Research

Longley, Howard

Longley, Israel

Longley, Kenneth House

Longley, Marriette Correspondence

Longley, Marriette F. – 1864

Longley – Powers Genealogy

Longley, Samuel
Longley (Sheedy), Dorothy

Lunenburg Silver Mine
Lyon, Harriet

MacDonald, Bruce

MacElroy Family


MacKaye – Anderson Book

MacKaye, Benton – News
MacKaye, Hazel
MacKaye, Percy

MacKaye, Percy – Testimony
MacKaye, Steele
Manktelow Family

Map Farm Grants

Maplehurst Farms

Maps – Boundaries

Maps – Miscellaneous

Maps of Streets

March of Dimes Talent Show

Marcinkwwicz House #181

Marcinkewicz, Margie

Marcinkewicz, Meredith

Marlon, Amos

Marriage Intentions

Marshall House –73 Center Rd.
Mary Anna Home
Mass Correctional Institute
Mass Historic Commission Guidelines

Mass Historic Register 1999
Mayo, Sarah E.

Max Family

McCarthy, Charley



McDougal, Amy

McDowell, Nancy


MCI Grant

McKenna, Florence

McNiff, Stanley

Mead Family


Melvin, John
Memorial Day

Memorials in Shirley

Meszynski, Kathryn

Michaud Family

Mikel, James Sgt

Minott, Laura Belle

Militia 1845

Mills 1913

Minalga, Louise

Misner, Lucy
Mitchell, Ernest & Katherine



Mitchellville Deeds


Morin, George

Most Historical Town – 7/5/2001

Most Historical Town – Originals

Mosquito Control Project
Moulton, Bessie Farnsworth

Moulton, Joseph Carr

Mulpus Brook

Municipal Building

Munson Mill

Museum Basement Project
Mystical Maze – File A

Mystical Maze – File B

Mystical Maze – File C

Nashoba Community Hospital

Nashua River

Nashua River Greenway Proposal
New England, Southern Map

Newspaper Review 1900-1919


Nonaicious – Area Notes

Nonaicious – Brook, Farm

Noyes, Elizabeth

Ocean Born Mary House
Oddfellows – File 1

Oddfellows – File 2

Oddfellows Membership Journal
Odell Family

Old Home Day – 1903
Old Home Week – 1974

Oliveira, Charles

Onners, Joseph

Open Land 2011

Open Space Plans
Overseers of the Poor

Page Family

Page Family Deeds

Page & Porter Subdivision

Painting Inventory

Paints and Patches – 1938


Palm Leaf Hat Making

Palmer, Joseph

Parade of Brides 2015
Park Bible

Park, Mary
Parker Family

Parker Road


Paths of Patriots


Peabody, Patience and Lucy

Peasley’s Store

Peck’s Store

Peg & Beam Inc.

Penneseau, John

Penneseau, Marion
People of Shirley News Items

People ­of Shirley Notables 1898

People of Shirley Photo Contest 1989

People ­of Shirley Photos

People ­of Shirley Photos by Holly Fortin

Personals 1950’s News Clippings

Personnel Board


Pest House Property

Peterson, Errol

Pet Show – 1961
Pevear Family

Pevear, Henry A.

Pevear Photos

Pevear Research

Pevear Speech Dedicating Monument, 1891

Pevear – Stetson Home, History of

Pevear – Stetson Home, The Men of

Phelps Family & Deed
Phoenix Beverage

Phoenix Bridge

Phoenix Cotton

Phoenix Housing Photos

Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park Plans


Piccolino’s Restaurant

Pierce, Dr – House

Pifer, Alan
Pifer Family

Pipich, Kathryn
Planning Board

Planning Board Proposal 1975

Poetry A

Poetry B

Points of Interest

Police Badge

Police Contract/Budget 1973-1981

Police Dept. Historic Notes of Anson Saball

Police Documents

Police Documents 1973-1977

Police Station – Old Fire Station

Polish – American Club

Polish Association

Pomfret Family

Poor Farm


Postal Stamps (Post Card Display)


Post Office – Center

Post Office Location 1911

Post Office – Village

Post Offices – Center & Village

Post War Planning Committee

Pound Hill Place Garden

Poutenis Family

Pratt Land
Pray Castle & Fire
President Suspender – Celon Rowe

President Suspender – Co. Outing 1920

President Suspender – History

President Suspender – Photos

President Suspender – Plans 1920

Proctor Farm

Proctor Wedding Announcement

Properties Grants

Pump Organ



Quinty, Alfred
Race Track

Rachman, Jodie
Railroad Crossings
Railroad Depot

Railroad Freight Bills

Railroad Impact on Shirley

Railroad – Nashua Valley Association
Railroad, Peterborough and Shirley
Railroad Photos

Railroad Schedules

Railroad – Shirley Depot Sign
Railroad Train Wreck (File #1)

Railroad Train Wreck (File #2)


Railroads by Henry Poor 1860


Ramsdell, Nehemiah

Receipt Book
Recreation Center
Recreation Commission
Red Cross

Reed, Charles

Reed, Don


Regian, Wendy

Retrospective Booklet 2020
Rettberg, August
Rhoades, Winfred – Clear Horizons

Rhoades, Winfred – Photos

Rhoades, Winfred – Weekly Unity

Rich Tree Farm
Richardson, Ralph

Rivers – Photos & Postcards

Roads – Caleb Butler Field Book

Roads – Descriptive Lists

Roads – Miscellaneous

Robbins, Leonard

Roberts, Clayton

Rocking Horse Productions

Rod and Gun Club

Rodman Avenue

Rodman Diary


Rogers, Edith

Roux’s House

Roux’s Market –­ Ayer


Sackett, Clara

Saint Casimir
Samson Cordage

Samson Patents


Santa Claus


Sawmills Research

Sawtelle Tavern

Sawtelle Tavern – Carpenter Haycroft Farm

Sawyer, Betsy

School Committee

Scotts Glen

Scouts, Boy
Scouts, Girl

Scouts Hike by Harley Holden 1950
Seal of Town
Searchlight Magazine


Seven Main Restaurant – File #1

Seven Main Restaurant – File #2

Sewing Scraps

Seymour’s Diner

Shabakin Bridge
Shaker Meadows

Shattrick, William
Shay’s Rebellion

Shea Family

Shell Club – Fernande Bergeron
Shipton, Clifford – File #1

Shipton, Clifford – File #2

Shipton Family

Shipton House Photos

Shirley A to Z Program Display

Shirley – A new district 1753

Shirley in 1903

Shirley in 1941

Shirley in 1981

Shirley Airport

Shirley Arts – Suffragette Program

Shirley Arts – Wallis Little

Shirley Button Club

Shirley Bylaws

Shirley Calendar

Shirley Charitable Foundation 1999

Shirley Club – Delisle Family

Shirley’s Claim to Fame 1903

Shirley Electric Company
Shirley England

Shirley Eustis House

Shirley Fuel and Ice

Shirley Highway Department

Shirley Histories

Shirley Historical Society 1980s

            Building Committee 1981

            Building Committee 1983

            Building Plans & Updates

            Charter Members Photo 1982

            Constitution & Bylaws 1980-82

            Construction Photos 1983 – File #1

            Construction Photos 1983 – File #2

            Open House 1983

            Photos, News clippings 1989

            Sewer/Septic System Plans 1982

Shirley Historical Society 1990s

            Photos & News Clippings 1980-89

Shirley Historical Society 2000–2017

            Action – 2012

            Photos & News Clippings 2000-2006

            News Clippings 2007–2012

            Photos, News Clippings 2007-14

            Photos, News Clippings 2014–2017

            Storm Windows 2011

Shirley Historical Society 2018–2021

            2020 Pandemic News Article



Shirley Historical Society General

            Oversized News


Shirley Institute

Shirley Index 1883

Shirley Master Plan Map 1985

Shirley Master Plan Map 1999

Shirley Mills, Maine

Shirley Monograph 1964

Shirley Musicians

Shirley Open Space Plan

Shirley Oracle 1897

Shirley Oracle 1919

Shirley – Other

Shirley Playboard

Shirley Players History

Shirley Players Scripts

Shirley Players 1956-59

Shirley Players 1960-62

Shirley Players 1963-1969

Shirley Players Poster

Shirley Resident List – 1989

Shirley Rod and Gun Club

Shirley Senior Center

Shirley Shines

Shirley Solid Waste Advisory Board

Shirley Tax Receipts

Shirley Town Building Survey 1997

Shirley Town Clerk Stationery

Shirley, Town of – General, Miscellaneous

Shirley, Town offices Stationery

Shirley Town Warrant

Shirley Village Aerial Photos

Shirley Village Business District Analysis

Shirley Village Houses/Business District Photos

Shirley Village Improvement Committee

Shirley Village Partnership

Shirley Views – 1999

Shirley, William – Governor – 3 Autographs

Shirley, William – Governor – Banks Collection

Shirley, William – Governor – History

Shirley, William – Governor – Booklets

Shirley, William – Governor – Land

Shirley, William – Governor – Louisburg Cross

Shirley, William – Governor – Memoirs/Letters

Shirley, William – Governor – Portrait

Shirley Woolen Company

Shorey Family

Sievers, Mary Joanne
Silver Mine

Smith, Joseph

Smith, Sylvanus

Snow Removal


Soler, Edward

Spada, Dr Ralph

Spaulding Family

Spectrum House

SPNEA Magazine

Sprague Deed

Stage Drivers

Stamp Act


State Highway Department
Statue of Liberty

Stecher, William

Stevens – Tarbell

Stewart, Bunny and David

Stone, Frank

Stow Bounds Petition

Stow Leg

Street Photos

Suffrage Poem

Sweeney, Bernie

Sweeney, Ingleborg

Tax Bills

Tax Bills from State 1791, 1815

Taxes for 1819

Taxes – Paid Lists, 1800s

Tax Receipt, 1859

Temperance, Sons of

Tercentenary Markers

Terhune, Robin

Tewksbury, Lena

The City – Movie

Theilig Family

Thibodeau, Paul

Thompson, Joseph

Tidd, Cora and Sylvester

Tidd’s Pharmacy

Tolman Boathouse – File 1

Tolman Boathouse – File 2

Tophet Swamp Hike

Tornado of 1924

Tornado of 2001

Torrey, Elliot
Town Hall

Town Hall 1800s Papers

Town Hall Activities 1889-1921

Town Hall Activities 1891, 2013, 2014

Town Hall Fire & Reconstruction

Town Hall Information, 1990s, 2000

Town Hall Issues, 2008

Town Hall Photos

Town Jobs

Town Of Shirley Citizens Advisory Committee

Town Meeting Records, 1772-74, 1777, 1778

Town Meetings

Town Records
Town Report Contest

Trailer Parks
Treadwell, Eugene
Tree Warden

Tremblay’s Garage

Tucker, Norman

Tung, Connie
Tupper, Earl

Tupper, Gladys

Tupperware Program
Underground Railway

USGS 1887 Groton, Shirley

USGS 1887 Fitchburg, Leominster

UWNCM Day of Caring

Valley Farm Historical Site

Village Views – Aerial

Vought, George

Wade, Beth

Walker, Carter – 1812
Walker Family

Walmboldt, Nelson

War Memorial Building
Warner, A.A.


Warren, George

Water District

Water District, Shirley Village

Weather, Shirley

Weatherbee, Martha


Wellington, Fred

Wentworth Shakers


West Groton Deed Plans

Weyman, Wesley

Weyman, Wesley Music
Whalom Park

Wheeler, Chester

Wheeler, Frank Jr.
Wheeler Family

Wheelwright Shop



White, Edwin

White’s Basket Mill
White’s, George Store

White’s House
Whiteley Park
Whitney Family

Willard Family – File 1

Willard Family – File 2

Wing Family

Wing, Margaret

Winslow, Grace & Harvey

Wolff – McMahon

Wonderful World of Children

Woodcraft Shop – Hicks

Woods Mills
Woods Village Businesses

Woods Village Family Genealogies

Woods Village Maps

Woods Village Mills – Farnsworth

World Turned Upside Down, The
WPI Settlement Study

Wren, John – Wheeler, Ruth
Wyman, Wesley

Youtopia Day Spa


Zoning – Historic Preservation

Zoning Maps

Zoning Master Plan

Zukowski, Ed



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