Holbrook Historical Society, Holbrook, Massachusetts

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Scope of the Collection
The Holbrook Historical Society collection provides an understanding of the daily life of Holbrook's citizens over the years. The Society has personal letters and diaries (some dating from the late 1700's), clothing from many sources (in one case forty-five garments from a single family), household utensils, business-related items, and a variety of other documents and photographs.

Focal Points
  •   The shoe industry, which was an important part of the local economy
  •   Letters and cards from servicemen and women who served in WW II*
  •   Town reports and other publications necessary to understanding Holbrook's history


*These are responses to packages which were sent to them by a committee of dedicated citizens who assembled such items as candy, cigarettes (not then discouraged), toothpaste, soap, tea and coffee, and other small luxuries. The packages also included a listing of addresses for others in the services; in some instances these resulted in old friends meeting in countries far from home. The answers are often poignant, and provide an insight to the circumstances of the time, as well as to the circumstances of the present servicemen and women.


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