481 linear feet of manuscripts
2,299 linear feet of monographs
7 volumes of maps
254 reels of microforms
129 cassettes of oral histories
13 video tapes
Ipswich Local History and Genealogy Ipswich Historical Society Manuscript Collection (216 linear feet of processed material in 2 file cabinets) Fewkes-Darling Papers (248 linear feet) Emma Stafford papers (1879-1958) (2 linear feet) (manuscripts, artifacts relating to Ipswich's "Last Indian Princess," a direct descendent of Wampanoag Chief Massasoit Cable Hospital (.5 linear feet) (minutes, reports, member lists, newsletters 1976-1979) Ipswich Parish Papers (1.3 linear feet) (scripts, programs, photos, memorabilia from local drama group active from 1930-1942) Ipswich League of Women Voters (5.5 linear feet) (minutes, reports, correspondence 1953-1995) Ipswich Garden Club (4.8 linear feet) (minutes, reports, clippings, photos, member lists 1927-2002) Ipswich Photographs (1.8 linear feet) (photos of people, landscapes, streetscapes, water views, buildings, mostly late 19th and early 20th century) Daniel Treadwell Papers (1791-1872) (1.3 linear feet) (letters, scientific documents, artifacts relating to local inventor and co-founder of Ipswich Public Library) "Antiquarian Papers," 1879-1885 (Images)
Collection(s) are available by appointment only
Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Self-service copying (change needed)
No loans permitted
FROM BOSTON AND POINTS SOUTH:
From either Route 1 or Route 128, take I-95 North to exit 50 (Route
1/Topsfield). Travel North for approximately 5 miles, crossing
Route 97 (first set of lights). At the 2nd set of lights, turn
right. Travel another 5.5 miles into Ipswich and the intersection
of Route 1A (you are on Topsfield Road which terminates here).
Cross Route 1A and proceed up the hill (with church steeple)
directly facing you as you enter town; this is North Main Street).
The Library, #25, is at the top of the hill, on the right, set back
slightly from the street.
FROM THE NORTH:
Take I-95 South to exit 54 (Route 133). Proceed East on Route 133
toward Rowley. At the intersection with Route 1A, travel south
toward Ipswich for 3.17 miles. Turn left up North Main Street.
Proceed as above.
Take Route 128 East to Route 1A. Take exit 20A North to Hamilton.
Travel 8.5 miles to Ipswich and turn right onto North Main Street.
Proceed as above.