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Library Collections

Library Catalog

Name Description
Books and Pamphlets Published (including self-published), books, booklets, pamphlets, typescripts, etc.
Serials (Periodicals) Our collection includes complete or near-complete runs of several historically significant local newspapers, as well as journals, magazines, and newsletters.
Sound Library Published music and spoken word recordings.
Video Library Published videos on topics related to our collecting mission.

Online Serial Collections

Serial Title Catalog Record Featured Articles Full Issues
Academy Herald [1877-1879] View Catalog Record Browse Full Issues
Academy Herald [1897-] View Catalog Record Browse Full Issues
The Bethel Courier [1858-1861] View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles Browse Full Issues
The Bethel Journals View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles Visit The Bethel Journals website
The Bethel News View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles Browse Full Issues
The Broad Street Herald View Catalog Record Browse Full Issues
The Courier [BHS publication] View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles Browse Full Issues
Gould Academy Catalogs View Catalog Record Browse Full Issues
The Gould Blue and Gold View Catalog Record Browse Full Issues
The Oxford County Citizen View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles
The Oxford Democrat View Catalog Record Full Issues from Chronicling America
Zodiac [Telstar High School] View Catalog Record Browse Full Isuses

Archives Collections

Artificial Collections

Name Description
Research Files Vertical files containing organized by topical subject headings. These files are intended to provide a basic starting point for those researching particular topics. They may contain handwritten notes, photocopied documents, references to where materials can be found, etc. These are currently subdivided into four categories of files: People, Families (genealogy), Places, and Subjects.
Ephemera Collections Paper ephemera that are not part of a numbered collection are sorted under topical headings.
Miscellaneous Items Unique items such as manuscripts, letters, etc. that are not part of numbered collections.
Print Indexes Unique 3 x 5" index card files and typed indexes created by our volunteers and staff.

Numbered Collections

Number Collection Name Finding Aid Browse Items Availability
COLL 1 Gould Academy Archives View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 2 Oxford County Grange Hall Tour Project View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) In-house Use Only
COLL 3 Oxford County Historic Resource Survey View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 4 Bethel Historical Society Oral History Project View Finding Aid Browse Items (Full) In-house Use Only
COLL 5 Bethel Historical Society Video Collection View Finding Aid Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 6 Maine Mineral Symposium Videos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 7 Mason House Model Construction Photos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 8 Bethel Historical Society Audio Collection View Finding Aid Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 9 Charles R. Huntoon Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 10 Charles Horne MPR Collection View Finding Aid Browse Items (Full) In-house Use Only
COLL 11 Bethel Historical Society Slide Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 12 Richard Ade Interviews View Finding Aid Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 13 Stuart Martin Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 14 Fifield-Wilkins Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 15 Brown-Nickerson Family Recordings View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 16 Proctor-Haines-Abbott Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 17 Town Records of Grafton and Newry View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 18 Town Records of Mason View Finding Aid  Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 19 West Parish Congregational Church Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 20 Mt. Abram Lodge I.O.O.F. Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 21 Town Records of Albany View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 22 Eva Bean Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 23 Hattie Harris Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 24 Twitchell-French-Smith Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 25 East Bethel Road Reprint Information View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 26 Newton's Store Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 27 Bethel National Bank Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 28 J. A. Thurston Company Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 29 Moses Mason House Restoration Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 30 Indian Raid '81 Materials View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 31 Bethel Airport Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 32 Bethel School Records, 1825-1889 View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 33 Diaries of Carrie M. (Swan) Bartlett View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 34 Faye Sanborn Taylor Receipts View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 35 Bethel Fire Department Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 36 Greenback Party Correspondence View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 37 Pynelis and Camp Aziscoos Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 38 Beryl Morgan Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 39 Alice and Arnol R. Brown Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 40 Bethel Families in 1790 Information View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 41 Correspondence with Dublin Historical Society View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 42 Diaries of Henry C. Prentiss View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 43 Diaries of Maud Pratt Farwell View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 44 Hall Family Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 45 West Bethel Union Church Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 46 Town of Mason Treasurer's Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 47 William and Henry Hastings Account Books View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 48 Bethel Historical Society Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 49 Leonard Bond Chapman Scrapbooks View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 50 Town Records of Hanover and Howard's Gore View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 51 Leslie E. Davis Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 52 Diaries of Caleb Prentiss View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 53 Bethel Water Company Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 54 Lakehouse (Upton, Me.) Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 55 Kennabago Lake House Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 56 Fred F. Bean Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 57 East Bethel Community Association Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 58 Bethel Cemetery Associations Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 59 Marjorie Farwell Anderson Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 60 United Brothers Society Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 61 Bethel Zoning Law Petitions View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 62 Dixfield Marble Works Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 63 Jay S. Hoar Video Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 64 Mansfield Packard Tape Collection View Finding Aid Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 65 Jay S. Hoar Sunset and Dusk Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 66 Meeting House Model Construction Photos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 67 Stan Howe 70th Birthday Photos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 68 Berkeley Henley Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 69 Michael H. Harrington Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 70 Morton Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 71 Leroy Noyes Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 72 Bread Loaf in Schools Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 73 Anna Richardson Adams Art Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 74 Grover Family of Barker Road Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 75 Middle Intervale Meeting House Society Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 76 Mary L. Ennis Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 77 Mishemokwa Temple Pythian Sisters Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 78 Roberta C. Pevear Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 79 Celia K. Gorman Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 80 Dr. Harold H. Brown Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 81 Ralph L. Moore Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 82 Lapham Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 83 Valentine Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 84 John K. Brown Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 85 Amos G. Bean Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 86 David E. Burnham Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 87 Hope Tibbetts Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 88 E. C. Vandenkerckhoven Glass Negatives View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 89 Moses Davis Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 90 Barker C. Grover Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 91 Moses M. Robinson Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 92 Herb Shirrefs Papers View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 93 Gordon Fish Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 94 Alice Ballard Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 95 Bethel Universalist Church Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 96 Edith Labbie Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 97 Diaries of Persis Sibley Andrews Black View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 98 Bethel Historical Society Gould Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 99 East Bethel Deeds View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 100 Jasper Everett Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 101 1974 Special Edition Materials View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 102 David Vail Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 103 Veterans of World War 1 Applications View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 104 G. R. Wiley Prescriptions View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 105 Diaries of Edith Kimball Howe View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 106 Bethel Band Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 107 Clara L. Jackson Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 108 Edwin L. Wilson Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 109 Durell Family Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 110 William L. Farwell Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 111 Peabody-Coffin-Wight Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 112 Hutchinson Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 113 Libbie Kneeland Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 114 Kimball Family Photographs View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 115 Haines-Dolly Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 116 Twitchell-Wight Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 117 Twitchell-Carey Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 118 Bethel Weekly Police Reports View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 119 Edgar L. Stone Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 120 White Mountain Club of Portland Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 121 Nan Timberlake Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 122 Jay S. Hoar Motion Picture Poster Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 123 Gehring Photograph Album View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 124 Bethel League Scrapbook View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 125 Helen Varner Judkins Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 126 Rowe Family Photograph Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 127 Hastings Village Photo Album Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 128 Bryant-Cole Photograph Album View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 129 Middle Intervale Meeting House Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 130 Bethel Steam Mill Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 131 Herrick & Park Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 132 Town Records of Bethel View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 133 Carrie Grover Recordings View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 134 Foster Family Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 135 Maine Music Festival Posters View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 136 Mason-Clark Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 137 Bethel Aerial Views View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 138 Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Maps View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 139 1997 Community Conference Posters View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 140 Daisy LeClair WWII Poster Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 141 Crescent Park School Construction Plans View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 142 Bethel Inn 1928 Alterations Plans View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 143 Robert-Hastings Family Negatives View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 144 Stephen McClain CCC Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 145 H. F. Thurston & Sons Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 146 Bethel Voter Information Cards View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 147 Bethel's Religious Heritage Exhibit Panels View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 148 Oxford County Churches Exhibit Panels View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 149 Dr. Moses and Agnes Mason Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 150 Town Records of Gilead View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 151 Nathaniel Tuckerman True Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 152 Diaries of Claude S. Cushman View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 153 Sid Gordon Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 154 Phyllis Dock Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 155 Bethel Inn Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 156 Bean Family Photograph Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 157 Greenwood Historical Society Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 158 Van-Merrill Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 159 1981 Bethel History Reprint Materials View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 160 Dr. H. John Young Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 161 Heath-Seavey Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 162 Richardson Family Deeds View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only

Museum Collections

The Bethel Historical Society has an extensive collection of rare and unique artifacts related to the history of Bethel and the surrounding regions. In keeping with our goal to make this study collection more accessible to researchers, more information about our museum collections will be made available here at a later date.