Salem Public Library is located in the Historic District of Salem, Massachusetts in an 1855 renovated brick mansion originally owned by sea merchant John Bertram. The library is part of the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), a consortium of 28 public and academic libraries in the surrounding area.
The library is located in Plummer Hall on the campus of the Peabody Essex Museum in downtown Salem, Massachusetts and next door to the Salem Visitors Center and Armory Park---(978-745-9500 ext. 3053)
As one of New England's older libraries, the Phillips has a national reputation as a major resource for maritime history and art, New England life and culture, American decorative arts, Asian art and culture, Native American history and art, the art and culture of Oceania, natural history and genealogy.
Researchers, curators, and the general public may conduct research utilizing the libraryıs 400,000 printed volumes, over a mile in linear feet of manuscripts, and uncounted thousands of pieces of ephemera...
The Salem Athenaeum is a contemporary and historic library,
dedicated to enriching the lives of its members and its North Shore community
by lending, preserving, and adding to its collection of books and documents,
by maintaining and enhancing its historic buildings and grounds,
and by offering cultural and educational programs
that provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and life-long learning.
Salem State College
Archives & Special Collections~~Library, Room 418
352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 542-6781 (978) 542-7257 E-mail: Susan Edwards, Archivist
The Salem State College Archives is open from 8:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday....
Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the success of their visit.
The Archives collects materials documenting the history of Salem and Essex County
generally, as well as the following specific areas:
the history of Salem State College and its predecessor institutions
(Salem Normal School and Salem Teachers College),
the history of education, historic geography, maps and cartography, the Beat Writers,
and politics, public interest groups,
and social/ economic issues in the North Shore region.
The Boston Public Library's Research Services include
vast non-circulating collections and professional staff.
All departments of the Research Library respond to telephone,
in-person, email, and mailed reference requests.
Visit the Library's Website for more information on these Research Services:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695
Tel: 617.536.1608 Fax: 617.859.0074
The Massachusetts Historical Society is an independent research library that collects,
preserves, makes accessible, and communicates manuscripts and other materials
in order to promote the study of the history of Massachusetts
and the nation-a mission it has pursued since 1791.
The Danvers Archival Center is a department of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, Massachusetts.
The Peabody Institute Library is the town's public library,
established in the mid-nineteenth century through the philanthropy of George Peabody.
Conceived in 1970 as part of the Danvers Historical Commission Master Plan,
the purpose of the Archival Center is to collect and place in one central location, protected from fire, atmospheric, and insect damage,
all the written and printed materials relating
to the history of Danvers and Salem Village, Massachusetts.
The collections on permanent deposit include the local history holdings
of the Danvers Historical Society, the library,
numerous churches and town organizations,
and official records of the Town of Danvers.
The Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution
and serves as the research arm of Congress.
It is also the largest library in the world,
with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps
and manuscripts in its collections.
The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful
to the Congress and the American people
and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity
for future generations.
The Office of the Librarian is tasked to set policy
and to direct and support programs and activities
to accomplish the Library's mission.
IF YOU NEED MORE INFO, EMAIL YOUR QUESTION TO Salem History Society Advisory Board
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