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Andover’s Digital Collections & Links

Memorial Hall Library’s digital collection is an online gateway to Andover’s history.  Many of the materials have been digitized by the Digital Commonwealth and are accessible through the library catalog or directly through the Internet Archive.  The collection is a work-in-progress.  Check back frequently to see what’s new.

Abbot Academy

Title Author
Abbot Academy at Andover, Massachusetts
Abbot Academy, 1829-1929
Abbot Academy, Andover, Ma

Andover Theological Seminary

Title Author
A memorial of the semi-centennial celebration of the founding of the theological seminary at Andover Taylor, J. L.
General catalogue of the Theological Seminary : Andover, Massachusetts 1808-1908 Andover Theological Seminary
History of Andover Theological Seminary Rowe
History of the Andover Theological Seminary Woods, Leonard
Necrology, 1890-1900 Andover Theological Society
Pilgrimage to Andover, Wednesday, October 12 American Board Centennial

Annual Reports

Title Author
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1853
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1854
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1855
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1856
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1857
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1858
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1859
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1860
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1861
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1862
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1863
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1864
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1865
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1866
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1867
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1868
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1869
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1870
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1871
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1872
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1873
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1874
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1875
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1876
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1877
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1878
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1879
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1880
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1881
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1882
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1883
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1884
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1885
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1886
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1887
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1888
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1889
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1890
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1891
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1892
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1893
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1894
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1895
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1896
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1897
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1898
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1899
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1900
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1901
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1902
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1903
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1904
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1905
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1905-1909
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1906
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1907
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1910-1914
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1915-1920
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1921-1924
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1925-1929
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1930-1934
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1935-1939
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1940-1945
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1945-1949
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1950-1954
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1955-1959
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1960-1962
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1963-1969
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1970-1975
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1975-1978
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1979-1984
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1985-1987
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1986
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1987
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1988
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1989
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1990
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1991
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1992
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1993
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1994
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1995
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1996
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1997
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1998
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 1999
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2000
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2001
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2002
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2003
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2004
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2005
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2006
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2007
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2008
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2009
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2010
Annual Report of the Town of Andover, 2011

Authors

Title Author
A singular life Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Andover in print: an annotated bibliography
Archer and the “Prophet” Brown, Edna Adelaide
At the Butterfly House Brown, Edna Adelaide
Austin Phelps : a memoir Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Beyond the gates Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Chapters from a life: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Chinese kitten Brown, Edna Adelaide
Donald Marcy Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Hedged in Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Journey’s end Brown, Edna Adelaide
Polly's shop Brown, Edna Adelaide
Robin Hollow Brown, Edna Adelaide
Sealed orders Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Spanish Chest Brown, Edna Adelaide
The gates ajar Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
The Madonna of the tubs Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
The silent partner Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
The story of Avis Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Three Gates Brown, Edna Adelaide
When Max came Brown, Edna Adelaide

Biographies and Family Histories

Title Author
A sermon on the death of Walter L. Raymond : a Union soldier, delivered on Sunday, April 3, 1865 Babbitt, Benjamin B.
Abbott genealogies Abbott, Charlotte Helen
Austin Phelps : a memoir Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Ballard genealogy : William Ballard (1603-1639) …. Farlow, Charles F.
Biographical catalogue of the trustees, teachers, and…
Caleb Cushing, a memoir Fuess, Claude Moore
Chapters from a life: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
Diary of Sarah Connell Ayer : Andover and Newburyport… Ayer, Sarah Newman
Genealogical record of John Lovejoy (1622-1917) of Andover… Jackson, Annie M. G.
Historical Memoranda with lists of members and their… Sons of the Amer. Rev.
History of Essex County, Massachusetts v. 1 : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men Hurd, D. Hamilton
History of Essex County, Massachusetts v. 2 : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men Hurd, D. Hamilton
Life of Amos A. Lawrence Life of Amos A. Lawrence
List of town officers and others rendering patriotic services.. Hammond, Dorothy M.
Meetings, officers and members arranged in state societies, ancestors and their descendants
Memoir of Benjamin Hanover Punchard Memoir of Benjamin Hanover Punchard
Memorial Address on the life and services of Deacon Warren Taylor, John Phelps
Memorial to Peter Smith Byers, A.M., : first principal of the Punchard Free School… Fuller, Samuel
Memorial: Philena McKeen, June 13, 1822 May 13, 1898 Downs, Annie Sawyer
Memory of John Dove, esq: a sermon preached… Wright, George F.
Necrology, 1890-1900 Andover Theological Society
Old Andover days : memories of a Puritan childhood Robbins, Sarah
Phillips Brooks : a study Lawrence, William
The Mayflower descendant: a quarterly magazine… v. 1 Mass Society of Mayflower…
The Mayflower descendant: a quarterly magazine… v. 2 Mass Society of Mayflower…
Tributes to the memory of Moses Tyler Stevens

Business

Title Author
A letter to the inhabitants of Andover and North Andover Hazen, N.W.
After Him, You're First Tyer Rubber
Business history of Andover: anniversary souvenir…
Davis and Furber Machine Company
Fall of Pemberton Mill on the 10th of January 1860 Tewksbury, Robert H.
Shawsheen: the model community and the home of the … American Woolen Co.
Smith & Dove Mfg. Co.

Cemeteries and Churches

Title Author
Andover Inscriptions before 1800 Essex Antiquarian
Articles of faith, and form of covenant, adopted by the South… South Church
Farm and Neighborhood Cemeteries of Andover and North.. McQuesten, Lenora
Historical Manual of the South church in Andover, Mass South Church
Historical Manual of the West Church and Parish in Andover West Parish Church
Historical sketches of the West Parish Church, Andover, 1906 Park, John Edgar
Manual and directory of the South Church, Andover, MA South Church
One Hundred Fiftieth Aniversary of the Andover Ministerial One Hundred Fiftieth Aniversary of the Andover Ministerial
Sermon delivered in South Parish in Andover April 5, 1810 Church, John Hubbard
Weekly calendars 1 South Church Andover
Weekly calendars 2 South Church Andover

Education

Title Author
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1967
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1968
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1969
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1970
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1971
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1972
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1973-1974
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1974-1975
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1975-1976
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1976-1977
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1979-1980
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1982
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1983-1984
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1985-1986
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1988-1989
Annual report of the School Committee for the year 1989-1990
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1839-1865
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1866-1885
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1886-1900
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1901-1910
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1911-1920
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1921-1929
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1930-1939
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1940-1949
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1950-1959
Annual report of the School Committee for the years 1960-1966
Education in the two Andovers : Address at the dedication of the Punchard free school, Tuesday, September 2nd, 1856 Fuller, Samuel
The Andover and North Andover Massachusetts directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1945

Histories

Title Author
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 1 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 1 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 2 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 3 Halliday, William
Historic fields and mansions of Middlesex Drake, Samuel Adams
History of Essex County, Massachusetts v. 1 : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men Hurd, D. Hamilton
History of Essex County, Massachusetts v. 2 : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men Hurd, D. Hamilton
Standard history of Essex county, Massachusetts :embracing a history of the county from its first settlement to the present time, with a history and description of its towns and cities Wheatland, Henry
Two centuries of travel in Essex County, Massachusetts: a collection of narratives and observations made by travelers, 1605-1799

History of Andover

Title Author
A letter to the inhabitants of Andover and North Andover Hazen, N.W.
An architectural monograph on early wooden architecture in Andover, Mass Le Boutillier, Addison B.
Andover Magazine Carter, Sarah Nelson
Andover, Massachusetts : Proceedings at the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, May 20, 1896 (1897)
Andover, Massachusetts: fifty views of this historic town… Allen, William A.
Certain peculiar earthworks near Andover, Massachusetts Moorehead, Warren K.
Electric lighting: facts for consideration at the town meet…
Family structure in seventeenth-century Andover, MA Greven, Philip J., Jr.
Glimpses of Andover, Massachusetts Glimpses of Andover, Massachusetts
Glimpses of Andover, Massachusetts Glimpses of Andover, Massachusetts
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 1 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 2 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 3 Halliday, William
Historic fields and mansions of Middlesex Drake, Samuel Adams
Historical sketches of Andover Bailey, Sarah Loring
History of Andover, MA Bay State Historical League
History of Essex County, Massachusetts v. 1 : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men Hurd, D. Hamilton
History of Essex County, Massachusetts v. 2 : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men Hurd, D. Hamilton
History of Printing in Andover, Massachusetts 1798-1931 Paradise, Scott H.
Indian Ridge scrapbook: clippings relating to Indian… Buck, Alice (compiled by)
List of town officers and others rendering patriotic services.. Hammond, Dorothy M.
Old Andover days : memories of a Puritan childhood Robbins, Sarah
Poem: Historic Andover Downs, Annie Sawyer
Prehistoric Andover Wright, G. Frederick
Reminiscences of Andover Jackson
Reminiscences of St. Matthew's Lodge, Andover, Ma Smith, Joseph W.
Standard history of Essex county, Massachusetts :embracing a history of the county from its first settlement to the present time, with a history and description of its towns and cities Wheatland, Henry
Two centuries of travel in Essex County, Massachusetts: a collection of narratives and observations made by travelers, 1605-1799

Memorial Hall Library

Title Author
Catalogue of the Memorial Hall Library 1874-1881. 1874
Founding of Memorial Hall Library, Andover, Mass Smith, Mary Byers
Historical sketch of the Memorial Hall, Andover, Mass. : with the rules and regulations Memorial Hall Library
Memorial Hall Library Memorial Hall Library

Military

Title Author
After Him, You're First Tyer Rubber
Andover in the Civil War: The Spirit and Sacrifice of a New England Town [via OverDrive] Joan Silva Patrakis
Andover In The Civil War:The Spirit and Sacrifice of a New England Town [via Hoopla Digital] Joan Silva Patrakis
Andover, Massachusetts, in the world war Fuess, Claude Moore
Historical Memoranda with lists of members and their… Sons of the Amer. Rev.
Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army 1 Heitman, Francis B.
Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army 2 Heitman, Francis B.
History and complete roster of the Massachusetts regiments : Minute Men of ’61 who responded to the first call of President Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861… Nason, George w.
List of town officers and others rendering patriotic services.. Hammond, Dorothy M.
Record of death and interment of Andover soldiers & sailors
Record of the Massachusetts volunteers, 1861-1865 v. 1…
Record of the Massachusetts volunteers, 1861-1865 v. 2…
Register of members of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…
Register of members, October 10, 1913
Report of the Joint Special Committee on the Burial of Massachusetts Dead at Gettysburg…
Soldiers and sailors whose graves have been designated…
The record of Andover during the rebellion Raymond, Samuel

Miscellaneous

Title Author
Birds of Andover Ford, Howard I.
Brief inquiry into the origin and principles of Free Masonry
Evidence and arguments on petition of the City of Boston…
Evidence and arguments on petitions of Cambridge…
Final report on the geology of Massachusetts
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 1 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 2 Halliday, William
Halliday's collection of photographs of colonial… v. 3 Halliday, William
History of the Department of Massachusetts, Woman’s Relief Corps
History of the emblem of the codfish in the hall of the House of Representatives
Merrimack Archaeological Survey Moorehead, Warren King
Series of plans of Boston showing existing ways and owners of property: 1630-1635-1640-1645 Lamb, George
Shawsheen water supply: hearing before committee…
Some wild flowers of Andover: with their dates of… Pease, Arthur Stanley
The logic of Christian evidences Wright, G. Frederick
Two lectures on temperance Smith, John
Visits to Brunswick, Georgia, and travels south Smith, Joseph W.

Phillips Academy

Title Author
Andover Primer: Phillips Academy and its History 1778-1928 Phillips Academy
Andover primer: Phillips Academy and its history, 1778-1925 Phillips Academy
Andover Way Fuess, Claude Moore
In the matter of the complaint against Egbert C. Smyth and others, professors of the Theological Institution in the Phillips Academy, Andover… Smyth, Egbert C.
On Andover Hill Phillips Academy
Sesquicentennial record: in commemoration of… Phillips Academy

Poll Tax

Title Author
Poll-tax list: Town of Andover, 1892

Town Directories and Street Lists

Title Author
Andover and North Andover Directory 1893-94
Andover and North Andover directory 1923
Andover and North Andover directory 1926
Andover and North Andover directory 1928-29 (Crosby's)
Andover and North Andover directory 1930-31 (Crosby's)
Andover and North Andover directory 1932
Andover and North Andover, Mass Directory 1916-17
Andover and North Andover, Mass Directory 1918-19
Andover and North Andover, Mass Directory 1920
Andover Directory 1897-98
Andover, Mass Directory 1913
Assessors' Street List: assessed in Andover, April 1, 1925
Assessors' Street List: assessed in Andover, April 1, 1926
Assessors' Street List: assessed in Andover, April 1, 1931
Assessors' Street List: assessed in Andover, April 1, 1934
Board of Registrar's street list--Andover, Mass. 1974-1978
Board of Registrar's street list--Andover, Mass. 1979-1982
Board of Registrar's street list--Andover, Mass. 1983-1985
Board of Registrar's street list--Andover, Mass. 1986-1988
Board of Registrar's street list--Andover, Mass.1963-1973
The Andover and North Andover directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc. 1935
The Andover and North Andover directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1937
The Andover and North Andover directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1939
The Andover and North Andover directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1949
The Andover and North Andover Massachusetts directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1941
The Andover and North Andover Massachusetts directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1943
The Andover and North Andover Massachusetts directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1947
The Andover and North Andover Massachusetts directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1951
The Andover and North Andover Massachusetts directory of the inhabitants, business, town government, churches, societies, streets, etc.1953
Townsman Directory of Andover, Mass for 1899
Townsman Directory of Andover, Mass for 1904
Townsman Directory of Andover, Mass for 1908
Townsman Directory of Andover, Mass for 1913

Town Meeting Records

Title Author
2011 Annual Town Meeting
2011 Special Town Meeting
2012 Annual Town Meeting
2013 Annual Town Meeting
2008 Annual Town Meeting Transcript
2009 Annual Town Meeting
2009 August Special Town Meeting
2010 Annual Town Meeting
2010 Special Town Meeting
2013 Special Town Meeting
2014 Annual Town Meeting: Day 1
2014 Annual Town Meeting: Day 2
2014 Annual Town Meeting: Day 3
2014 Annual Town Meeting: Day 4
2015 Annual Town Meeting: Day 1
2015 Annual Town Meeting: Day 2
2015 Annual Town Meeting: Day 3
Andover Massachusetts town meeting records 1656-1709
Andover Massachusetts town meeting records 1709-May 21, 1776

Vital Records

Title Author
Vital records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849… v. 2 Marriages and Deaths.
Vital records of Andover, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849…, Births. 1. Births.

Yearbooks

Title Author
Andover High School Yearbook 1959
Andover High School Yearbook 1960
Andover High School Yearbook 1961
Andover High School Yearbook 1962
Andover High School Yearbook 1963
Andover High School Yearbook 1964
Andover High School Yearbook 1965
Andover High School Yearbook 1966
Andover High School Yearbook 1967
Andover High School Yearbook 1968
Andover High School Yearbook 1971
Andover High School Yearbook 1972
Andover High School Yearbook 1973
Andover High School Yearbook 1974
Andover High School Yearbook 1975
Andover High School Yearbook 1976
Punchard High School Yearbook 1916
Punchard High School Yearbook 1923
Punchard High School Yearbook 1924
Punchard High School Yearbook 1927
Punchard High School Yearbook 1930
Punchard High School Yearbook 1934
Punchard High School Yearbook 1935
Punchard High School Yearbook 1943
Punchard High School Yearbook 1944
Punchard High School Yearbook 1946
Punchard High School Yearbook 1946
Punchard High School Yearbook 1947
Punchard High School Yearbook 1949
Punchard High School Yearbook 1949
Punchard High School Yearbook 1952
Punchard High School Yearbook 1953
Punchard High School Yearbook 1955
Punchard High School Yearbook 1956
Punchard High School Yearbook 1957
Punchard High School Yearbook 1958