TO THE COLLECTIONS OF THE
KENNEBEC HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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This document is a general guide to the collections of the Kennebec Historical Society. Searches for specific place names and surnames can be accomplished with our computerized database system. Please ask a KHS volunteer for assistance with this.AUGUSTA BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
Collection of advertisements, record books, bill heads and other materials from Augusta Businesses.
Coombs Mill Records
Knowlton Account Books
Trouant and Bates Records
Collection of materials from Augusta’s Centennial (1897), Sesquicentennial (1947), and Bicentennial (1997) Celebrations. Includes minutes of the Bicentennial Steering Committee.
Misc. Materials from the Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Tourist Guides and Street Maps.
Misc. Materials relating to Augusta’s churches and religious comminutes. Includes bulletins, programs, Sunday school materials and administration records.
South Parish Church Records
Materials Relating to Augusta city government, including record books, tax receipts and programs.
Materials relating to the Augusta Fire Department and other Augusta fire protection companies.
Materials relating to Augusta Persons and families. Includes letters and other personal papers.
Ballard, Martha’s Diary (copies)
Bates and Gilman Families
Collection of nationally circulating magazines published in Augusta.
Collection of Materials relating to Augusta Schools. Includes the School-related papers of Charles Nash and the records of the Nash School PTA. Also contains Augusta School census records.
School Census Records
Nash School PTA
Collection of records and materials relating to Augusta’s social organizations and libraries. Includes the historical records of Lithgow Library and will soon contain the record of St. Mark’s Home
Seth Williams Post 13 GAR
Lithgow Library Records
Records and Scrapbook of the State Hospital Nurses Association
Misc. Programs and other documents relating to Augusta Theaters, Opera Houses and Theatrical Groups.
Contains records and documents relating to the Augusta Water District and the Augusta Sewer District
Contains record books of the Augusta Yacht Club
Contains correspondence and other papers of Harriet Blaine Beale, concerning the donation of the Blaine Mansion to the State.
Misc. Materials relating to Fort Western. No early materials.
Misc. Materials relating to Hallowell after 1797. Also contains records of the Hallowell Academy.
KENNEBEC COUNTY (1 box)
Misc. documents relating to County Government, including regional planning reports.
Misc. Documents relating to Maine Cities and towns other than Augusta. Also contains material on the State in general.
Misc. Documents relating to State Government.
Contains materials relating to Augusta’s involvement in various wars.
Historical notes of late 19th century historian and KHS founder Charles Nash.
Papers of the North Family. Includes the manuscript of James W. North’s 1870 History of Augusta. Also includes important historical documents including the act changing the name of Harrington to Augusta.
A visual history of the Augusta Area. The general photograph collection contains five boxes organized by topic. Contains other collections from individual families/entities.
Photo Collection (Buildings)
Photo Collection (People)
Photo Collection (Events)
Photo Collection (Misc.)
Webber, Ralph Albums
Redington Family Albums
Titcomb Family Daguerreotypes
North Family Dagueorratypes
Mansur Negative Collection
Third Maine Infantry Collection
1938 Tax Photo Collection
Art Work of Kennebec County
Collection of scrapbook containing newspaper clippings related to Augusta area people and events. Starts around 1880 and runs to about 1980.
Various editions of local and national newspapers. Runs from 1825 to the present. Includes papers on major events and specimens of regular papers.
Bound edition of Augusta newspapers running from about 1823 until the early 20th century.
Xerox copies of the pension records of members of the Third Maine Infantry, which fought during the Civil War.
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