Manufacturing & Labor History

Description of Collection:

Handbooks, manuals, ledgers, photographs, maps and histories of manufactures in the Biddeford area, as well as from across the United States and abroad. Many items pertain specifically to Laconia Mills, Pepperell Mills, Saco Water Power Company and the Saco-Lowell Shops. Strong collection of textile manufacturing reference books from the early 20th century.

Circulation/Access Policy:
Most items are Library Use Only. However, some books of which the library owns multiple copies, may circulate. All items are accessible during regular operating hours.
Number of Collection Items:
More than 250
Books, Manuscripts, Photographs, Maps
Catalog Web Address (if available):
Search Tips:
Subject or keyword searches using "textile", "manufacturing", or "industries".