Books about Andover
The call number given is for the
Special Collections copy. Many of these
titles have circulating copies as well.
As at the Reference Desk for the
Andover: a Century of Change, 1896-1996.
Richardson, Eleanor Motley. Donning
Co.,1995. ( R Andover Room 974.45 Ric)
Enlivened by many personal narratives,
this book illustrates Andover's daily
life and institutions during the last
Andover, As I Remember It. Doherty, James D. Doherty,
1992. (Andover Room R 974.45 Doh)
An Andoverite's personal reminiscences
of Main Street, Ballardvale and West
Andover as well as diverse aspects of
Andover life from churches to memorable
Andover Historic Building Survey. Andover
Historical Commission. Prepared for the
town by the Andover Historical
Commission, 1978. (Andover Room R
16 binders of historic building
information: photographs, descriptions,
and architectural significance of
Andover's historic buildings and homes.
Andover in the American Revolution: a New England Town
in a Period of Crisis, 1763-1790.
Harris, Edward Moseley. Walsworth Pub.
Co., 1976. (R Andover Room
Both the military and the civic events
of the period between the French and
Indian War and George Washington's
election, and the reaction of the
townspeople to those events.
Andover, Massachusetts, in the World War. Fuess,
Claude M. The Andover Press, 1921.
(Andover Room R 974.45 Fue)
Vivid and detailed description of the
home effort during World War I, as well
as veteran's biographies .
(Andover Room 974.45 And )
History of Andover told through stories
Andover, Symbol of New England.
Andover Townsman and the Andover
(Andover Room R 974.45 Fue)
Andover, What It Was, What It Is: 300th Anniversary,
May 30-June 2, 1946 /300th Anniversary
Edition. Townsman Press, 1947.
(Andover Room R 974.45 And)
A chronicle of 300 years of change,
heavily illustrated with old and new
AVIS, a History in Conservation. Mofford, Juliet
Haines. Andover Village Improvement
Society, 1980. (Andover Room R
Definitive history of the conservation
movement in Andover.
Cry Witch: the
Andovers Remember 1692/Andover
Historical Society. Andover Historical
Society, 2000. (Andover Room R
Collection of articles on the unique
factors in Andover which led to 50
witchcraft accusations in 1692, more
than in any other New England town.
Elm Square: The Photographs of Richard
Grader/Text by Richard Graber and
recollections of the people of Andover,
1996. (Andover Room R
Collection of photographs of Elm Square
through the years
Four Generations: Population, Land, and Family in
Colonial Andover, Massachusetts. Greven, Philip J. Cornell
University Press, 1970. (Andover
Room R 974.45 Gre)
Focuses on the significance of land
control within family relationships in
17th and 18th century Andover.
Historical Sketches of Andover, (Comprising the
Present Towns of North Andover and Andover). Bailey, Sarah Loring.
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1880.
(Andover Room R 974.45 Bai)
Published in the 19th century, this is
the most complete and well-documented
history of Andover .
Ballardvale. Memorial Hall Library,
1995. (Andover Room R 974.45 His)
Compilation of brief articles whose
subjects, among others, include the
railroad, the old Ballardvale Methodist
Church , and the Ballard Vale and other
History of the Andover Theological Seminary. Woods,
Leonard. J.R. Osgood, 1885.
(Andover Room R 207 Woo)
Written by one of its founders, this is
the first comprehensive history of the
influential seminary at Andover.
Mills, Mansions, and Mergers: the Life of William M.
Wood. Roddy, Edward G.
Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, 1982.
(Andover Room R B Wood, Wi.)
Biography of William Wood, founder of
both the giant American Woolen Company
and Shawsheen Village, an innovative
experiment in suburban planning.
The Record of Andover During the Rebellion. Raymond,
Samuel. W.F. Draper, 1875.
(Andover Room R 974.45 Ray)
Detailed contemporary record of
Andover's actions to support the Union,
including army personnel records.
The Townswoman's Andover. Goldsmith, Bessie
P. Andover Historical Society, 1964.
(Andover Room R 974.45 Gol)
From Decoration Day Coconuts to the
derivation of street names, aspects of
daily life in 19th century Andover.
& Its Peoples: an Illustrated History of
the Lower Merrimack. Hudon, Paul.
Windsor Publications, 1982. (R
Andover Room 974.4 Hud)
Well-illustratated history of the valley
from the earliest times with an emphasis
on commerce and industry, including a
section of early 1980s company profiles.
Youth From Every Quarter: a Bicentennial History of
Phillips Academy, Andover. Allis,
Frederick S. Phillips Academy, 1979.
(Andover Room R 373 All)
Well-researched, evocatively detailed,
biography of the school and its people.
Updated March 4, 2013