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Rindge High School Football Player
From the Rindge Alumni Association Collection
Cambridge Historical Society

THE STRENTHS OF THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S COLLECTIONS

The Cambridge Historical Society's archival collection is strongest in material related to Cambridge families, individuals and organizations. CHS also holds material on Cambridge businesses and government organizations.

CHS is actively collecting material related to individuals who have lived or worked in Cambridge; material related to clubs, churches, organizations, and associations that have opperated in the city; and records of small independant businesses that have been based in Cambridge.

The collections of the Cambridge Historical Society are currently comprised of approximately 50 separate manuscript collections that serve to document Cambridge history from the late 17th to the mid-20th centuries. The strength of the current collection is in manuscripts of the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries.  These collections contain both manuscript and printed materials, as well as photographs, slides and negatives, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and drawings and models.

In addition the Cambridge Historical Society maintains a collection of approximately 2,000 artifacts that serve to document domestic life in Cambridge during the mid-18th to the early 19th centuries. The strength of this collection lies in artifacts of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and reflect the antiquarian interests of the Cambridge Historical Society’s turn of the century founders. The majority of the artifacts were donated by past Cambridge residents and as such accurately reflect domestic life in Cambridge.