This website is intended to preserve some of the history of the Courier-Citizen Company which over time became the largest book manufacturer in the Northeast and the fifth largest in the nation. The company traces its roots to its inception as a newspaper in 1824, growing over the many decades as a leader in the field before finally becoming a publicly traded corporation in 1972. The company was started in Lowell, Massachusetts, by William Baldwin, originally as the Chelmsford Journal and later after a merger with a primary competitor the Courier-Citizen Company was given its name in 1894. The company created all things print, including educational, trade and scientific books; newspapers; business forms; religious publications; and telephone directories, providing high quality products and employment for thousands over the course of the 20th century. Sold in 2015 to R.R. Donnelly and Sons, the Courier-Citizen Company is a business success story, rich in history and in the narrative of American innovation, and this archives is a representation of their legacy.