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Finding Aids

 A finding aid provides a detailed overview of an individual collection.  Finding aids to our collections are listed below.  Print finding aids are also available in the repository.


Descriptions of our Archival Collections 


Lincoln Buildings Collection
Burnham Estate
Olmsted Drawings Collection
Codman Farm
Farrar Historical Houses Manuscript  (finding aid)  (view manuscript online)
Hartwell Farmstead
Henry Hoover House Photograph Collection
Historic Building Street Index
Historical Commission Surveys (summary) (item list)
Inheritance (book) Photograph Collection
Miscellaneous Photos
Ruth Williams' Photos
Smith-Sandy Pond
Town Buildings Program Transcription
Vault Flat Files Inventory 



Baker Genealogy
Bemis/Wheeler Collection
Clement C. Sawtell Diaries
Eleazer Brooks Papers (summary)  (item list) (view scrapbook online)
Elizabeth Little Papers
Farrar Family  (finding aid)  (view album/scrapbook online)
French Family
Hatheway Family Photo Collection
Helen L. Hall Collection
Isabelle Peirce Collection
Jane Langton Papers (summary) (item list)
Joshua Child Collection (finding aid) (view collection online)
Keeping Tradition Alive Transcript Collection (finding aid) (pdfs)
Lincoln Authors
Lincoln Family Records (finding aid) (pdfs)
Lincoln Founding Families
Lincoln Personages Collection
Miriam Sweet Coombs Collection
Miscellaneous Family Papers
Miscellaneous Journals  (finding aid)  (view Goss Diary online)  (view Chapin Diary online)
Nelson Family (finding aid) (view collection online)
Olive Floyd Flower Collection
Personal Reminiscences
Powers-Floyd Tinware Manuscript
Reminiscences of Mary Macomber Leue Collection
Ruth Barbarow Collection
Smith Family
Stone Family
Tarbell Family
Vault File Cabinet Inventory
Wesson and Smith Family Papers
Wheeler Family Papers 



Agricultural Maps Collection
Conservation Lands (finding aids)  (pdfs)
DeCordova and Dana Museum
Drumlin Farm
Ed L. Williams Photographs
Mt. Misery (finding aid)  (pdfs)
Images of Lincoln
Lincoln Cemeteries
Lincoln Center Photograph Collection
Lincoln Gravestone Photos
Old Brooks Road
Pierce Park Report
Lincoln Snapshot Collection
Vanderhoof Hardware Store Booklet
Vault Atlas Inventory
Vault Flat Files Inventory
Volkert Geography Paper 


General History/Military History

Battle Road Critique (finding aid) (pdfs)
Civil War Collection
Cold War Civil Defense Collection
Military Records
Preston Papers
Second Precinct Historical Documents Collection
WWII Civil Defense Collection 


Boy Scout Excursions
First Parish
Garden Club
Lincoln Mohawks
League of Women Voters
Lincoln 4-H Clubs
Lincoln Aid Society of the Waltham Hospital
Lincoln Historical Society Records
Lincoln Minute Men Collection
Lincoln Players Collection (summary) (item list)
Lincoln Post Office
Miscellaneous Lincoln Organization Records
Preston Papers
St. Anne's Parish
St. Joseph's Parish
Unitarian Society
Youth Activities Records

Town Departments

Administrative Records (finding aid)  (view Book of Records 1746 - 1810)
Assessors' Records
Board of Health Records
Collector's Records
Council on Aging
Environmental Records
Financial Records
Fire Department
Historical Commission Records  (Summary)  (Inventory)
Manuscript Records Collection - Financial Records
Planning Board Records
Public Assistance Records
Public Library
Public Library Planning Collection
Public Library Trustees Records (summary) (item list)
Public Safety
Public Works
Town Clerk
Town of Lincoln Misc. Records
Town Offices Records
Treasurer's Records  (finding aid)  (view Treasurer's Accounts 1755 - 1859 online)
Vault File Cabinet Inventory
Vital Records Collection 1844-1876  (finding aid)  (view 1754-1875 Vital Records online)
Water Department  


4th of July
200th Anniversary
Baker Bridge Train Accident Collection
Bemis Lectures
Events / Observances
Bicentennial Photos (Henry Kane)
Miscellaneous Photos
Ted Polumbaum Photo Collection (negatives)
USA Bicentennial
Vault File Cabinet Inventory
Vault Newspaper Inventory

Legal / Court Records

Land Court Records Litigation

Photographic Collections

[finding aids coming soon]

Vault Information

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