The Town of Sanford has a vast collection of artifacts, some of which date to the 18th century.  The centerpiece of the collection are the glass negatives, nearly all by Fred Philpot.  That collection fills 34 volumes. 

The following are some of the books, newspapers and other related items in our collection.  We hope to post a list of artifacts in the future.


Alfred, Maine - The Shakers and the Village, June 1986 by Harland H. Eastman

Annual Report of the Town of Sanford: 1864-2002

Art Work of York County, Maine, Published in Twelve Parts, W. H. Parris Publishing Company, 1894

Bicentennial History of Sanford, Maine by the Sanford Historical Committee, 1968.

A Cluster of Maine Villages: Sanford and Springvale, Acton, Shapleigh and Alfred, 1991, by Harland H. Eastman

The Distaff (Sanford High School Yearbooks) 1918 to present except 1924-1928

Early Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine, by Fred Boyle

A History of Maine Built Automobiles 1834-1934, by Richard & Nancy Fraser.

The History of Sanford, Maine 1661-1900, by Edwin Emery

History of York County, Maine, 1880

Later Families of Sanford-Springvale, Maine, by Fred Boyle

The Length and Breadth of Maine, Stanley Bearce Attwood, 1946

Maine Genealogy, Volumes I-IV, by George Thomas Little, 1909

Modern Maine, Volumes I-IV, 1951 by Richard Hebert

The Nugget (Nasson College Yearbooks) 1913-1983

Noted Men of Maine - A Volume of Portraits of the Leaders in the Professional, Commercial and Industrial Life, Published by the Kennebec Journal Company, Augusta, Maine, 1915.

St. Ignatius Parish, 100th Anniversary

Sanford Town Directory: Complete set (1893-1990)

Sanford Junior High Yearbooks: 1978-1983, 1985-1990, 1992-present.

Sanford and Springvale, Maine - A Backward Glance, 1988, by Harland H. Eastman

Sanford and Springvale, Maine, in the Days of Fred Philpot, Second Edition, June 1993, by Harland H. Eastman

Sanford and Springvale, Maine, in the Days of Fred Philpot, June 1985, by Harland H. Eastman

Villages on the Mousam: Sanford and Springvale, Maine, 1995, by Harland H. Eastman

Woven Together in York County, Maine by Madge Baker


Velmo Times, Published by Sanford Mills Velmo Executives Association. Twenty issues from Volume 1, No. 2, June, 1925 to Volume 3, Number 3, 1927.  Missing Vol. 1, No. 1; Vol. 2, No.2; Vol. 2 No. 7, and Vol. 2, No. 11.

Sanford News, complete collection, 1980-present.

Sanford Tribune, complete collection 1895-1977


Views in and around Springvale, Maine, 1931 - Published by the Fish & Game Club

Report of Survey of all Municipal Departments of Sanford, Maine, May, 1940 by Bingham Survey Associates, Boston

Sanford Community Fair and Armistice Day Celebration (Souvenir Program), November 10 & 11, 1922

Sanford, Springvale and the Berwicks (Souvenir) 1907

Index to the Glass Negatives Collection, Sanford Historical Committee, 34 Volumes containing nearly 1,500 images from the collection

Sanford Mills - Photos of Construction of Weave Room on Allen Street and Southern Portion of Number 4, Mill, 1919

Sanford Mills - George Clark's Notebook & Photos of Construction of New Dam, New Number 1 Mill, Etc.

The Mousam River Mills Papers, 1873-1875 - 18 volumes containing about 2,000 documents on the building, equipping and early operation of the mill.

Louis B. Goodall - Jim Campbell Correspondence 1925-1931, Five Volumes

Goodall Mansion Photo History

Fairfields - William N. & Mildred (Goodall) Campbell Estate

Letters written home by Louis B. Goodall During his 1873-1874 travels in Europe

Schoolboy letters written by Louis, George & Ernest Goodall while students at the Vermont Episcopal Institute

Sanford and Springvale - Then and Now 1994 Exhibit - Fred Philpot/Kevin Byron

Residences of Sanford - Then and Now, 1995 Exhibit, Kevin Byron

Sanford & Springvale in the Days of Colored Postcards

Sanford & Springvale Fire Fighters

The Fires & Firefighters of Sanford & Springvale

Exhibit on Music in Sanford and Springvale

St. Ignatius High School - Scrapbook of Memories 1943-1969, Three Volumes

In Memory... St. Ignatius Cemetery

Photographs of Russell Goodall, Six Volumes

Photographs given by Faith Emery

Copies of Photographs Used in Books by Harland H. Eastman (Three Volumes)

Photographs of Sanford/Springvale by Kevin Byron

Sanford and Springvale Rural Cemeteries Exhibit

Sports Headlines of Walter "Lefty" L'Heureux, 1930s-1950s

Photos from the Prosser Collection, Four Volumes

Copies of Photographs in Capt. Albert Prosser's Collection

Perhaps You Recall 1923-2001, Fifteen Volumes

The Jagger Family and Yarn Mill

Hobbs Family Correspondence and Othe rPapers

Batchelder Family Letters 1884-1905

Memories of Donald Turner 1907-1987

William Emery Homestead

Copies of Photographs from the Emery Homestead on Lebanon St.

Sanford Vital Records - Marriages and Births 1792-1891

Sanford Airport Photos

Mousam River Mills Papers, 18 Volumes


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