40 Byam Rd.
South Chelmsford, MA
01824
Chelmsford Historical Society
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Voicemail: 978-256-2311
e-mail:
chelmhist@gmail.com
Oral History
This group of interviews was tape recorded by several organizations from 1967 to 1992:
Date Streaming Audio Hrs:Min Text Summary
1967 Dec 15 Ed Russell and William Fulton *1 0:31 Billy Fletcher House
1967 Dec 17 Alice Stearns *1 0:20 Purple Beech Tree
1970 Mar 31 Vincent Kehoe and Arthur Parker *1 0:20 Minutemen
1970 Aug Grace Mansfield Harris *1 0:02 Purple Beech Tree
1972 Margaret Mills *1 0:05 Middlesex Canal
1972 Mar 13 Margaret Mills *2 1:25 Historic Homes
1973 Feb 31 William Fulton *2 0:30 1 Academy Street
1974 July 5 Jard Davis and George Parkhurst 1:03 Award and Revolutionary War History
1974 Aug 29 Robert Picken *2 0:55 North Chelmsford
1975 Bradford Emerson *3 0:16 Auctioneering
1975 Charles Hyde *3 1:01 Lowell Canal System
1975 Esther Woodward *3 0:35 Girl Scouts
1975 Ethel Booth *3 1:05 North Chelmsford Mills
1975 Henry Eriksen *3 1:18 Grocery Stores
1975 Historical Reading (compilation) *3 0:40 Chelmsford around 1900
1975 Rachel McHugh *3 0:17 The Depression and Schools
1975 William Tobin *3 1:28 Working for Mills, Railroad
1975 Feb 24 Elizabeth Holt Spiller *3 1:17 Jobs, Entertainment
1975 Feb 24 Ruby Emery *3 1:27 Businesses, Entertainment
1975 Feb 27 Phyllis Huff *3 1:28 Town Gov't, Conservation
1975 Mar Mrs. Cole *3 0:28 Teaching, East Chelmsford
1975 Mar 3 Eliza J. and Leslie Hannaford *3 1:45 Town Farm
1975 Mar 3 Raymond Caunter *3 1:12 Sports
1975 Mar 5 Arnaud Blackadar *3 1:20 Chelmsford Center businesses
1975 Mar 6 Edith Pickles *3 0:56 Library
1975 Mar 7 Adelaide and Lester Ball *3 1:33 Navy, Historical Society, VIA
1975 Mar 11 Viola Byam Nickerson *3 1:14 School, South Chelmsford
1975 Mar 12 Minnie Penniman Brown *3 0:31 Chelmsford life in earlier times
1975 Mar 19 Fred and Mildred Griffen *3 1:13 South Chelmsford, transport
1975 Mar 24 Mrs. Jesse Stuart *3 0:54 Farming, school, businesses
1975 Mar 25 Florence Crosby *3 0:38 Leisure, stores in Lowell
1975 Apr 10 Eleanor Parkhurst *3 1:03 Woman's Advancement
1979 Nov 6 Professor Koposinski 0:55 Lowell Canals
1982 Feb 27 Walter "Sam" Fletcher 1:23 Chelmsford Center
1982 Mar 20 Henry Eriksen and Walter Fletcher 1:32 Chelmsford Center
1983 John Perry Richardson 0.31 Chelmsford Glass
1983 John P. Richardson with Students 0:41 Chelmsford Glass
1992 Bradford Emerson *4 0:28 Farming
1992 Frederick Burne *4 0:49 Roby Sword
1992 Walter Lewis *4 1:15 Farming
*1 Interviewed by Margaret Mills for the Historical Commission
*2 Interviewed by Jane Drury for the Historical Commission
*3 Interviewed by Gail Thomas for the Library and Bicentennial Celebrations Committee
*4 Interviewed by Bernie Ready for the Historical Society

This group of interviews was recorded digitally from 2006 to 2012:
JaneDrury
Jane Drury on
Eleanor Parkhurst and
Girl Scouts
2006 Nov 27 - Michelle Lee
Streaming Audio - 0 hr. 10 min.
JohnAlden
John Alden on
Bicentennial celebrations
2010 Jan 13 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 58 min.
BobGreenwood
Bob Greenwood on
Center homes and
Conservation Commission
2010 Jan 21 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 2 hr. 4 min.
MaryStHilaireandJudyOlsson
Mary St Hilaire, Judy Olsson on
Westlands
2010 Jan 28 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 40 min.
RichardOLahueSr
Richard O. Lahue, Sr. on
Barrett-Byam House
2010 Feb 4 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 2 hr. 5 min.
FrancisMiskell1
Francis Miskell on
Working in G.C. Moore Mill
2010 Feb 18 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 54 min.
GeorgeMerrill
George Merrill on
North Chelmsford
2010 Feb 24 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 52 min.
FrancisMiskell
Francis Miskell on
Vinal Square
2010 Feb 25 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 0 min.
PaulMcGovern
Paul McGovern on
North Chelmsford
2010 Mar 4 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 2 hr. 8 min.
WalterHedlund
Walter Hedlund on
Celebrations and
Emergency Management
2010 Mar 18 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 59 min.
DennisReady
Dennis Ready on
Chelmsford politics and projects
2010 Apr 22 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 2 hr. 11 min.
JohnHarrington
John Harrington on
Center businesses and
Water Department
2010 May 7 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 56 min.
GusFallgren
Gus Fallgren on
Life on Byam Road and hobbies
2010 May 13 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 35 min.
FredJamros
Fred Jamros on
Mill work in N. Chelmsford
and Jewelry Store
2010 Sep 14 - Bonnie Rankin
Streaming Audio - 0 hr. 24 min.
PeterVennard
Peter Vennard, Peter Picken on
North, West Chelmsford printing
22011 Jan 6 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 2 hr. 5 min.
JamesQuinnJr
James Quinn Jr. on
North Chelmsford Hardware
2011 Apr 21 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 0 hr. 47 min.
BradEmerson
Brad Emerson on
Chelmsford Center, family,
politics, homes
2011 Aug 4 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 32 min.
NancyClark
Nancy Clark on
Perham Cider, Rt.495,
Westford Street
2011 Sep 16 - Fred Merriam
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 43 min.
FredMerriam
Fred Merriam on
History of Chelmsford 1910-1970
(follow the slides linked above)
2012 Mar 11 - Historical Society
Streaming Audio - 0 hr. 57 min.
BernieReady2
Bernie Ready on
Civil War and Roby Swords
(follow the slides linked above)
2012 May 3 - Public Library
Streaming Audio - 1 hr. 28 min.
BeckyWarren
Becky Warren on
Highlights of Chelmsford history
2012 Nov 1 - Public Library
Streaming Audio - 0 hr. 54 min.
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