Special Collections

Hyde Park Historical Society
30 Ayles Road
Hyde Park MA , 02136
FAX: (617)631-4398
Institution Contact(s):
  Nancy H. Hannan, President (617)631-4398 nhhlaw@aol.com
Hours: By appointment only
Online Catalog:
Monographs: "Going to College", by N. Hannan "Deerfield", by E. Hoyt "The Language of Flowers", by M. Griswold "Doctors, Carpenters, Builders, Chiefs--Women of Hyde Park", by N. Hannan "Theodore Dwight Weld--This was a man!", by Mary Pitts "Hyde Park Massachusetts This Modern Canaan", by Mary Pitts "Compendium of Hyde Park History Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3", by N. Hannan "The Very Stones Cry Out! Gravestone Studies", by N. Hannan "Readville, Massachusetts and Camp Meigs", by N. Hannan and M. Pitts "Primitive Hyde Park Norfolk Gazette", by N. Hannan "Schooldays", by N. Hannan "1980 Survey & Planning Grant. Part I-Hyde Park", edited by N. Hannan "The Centennial History of the Hyde Park Historical", edited by N. Hannan "Civil War Camps at Readville Camp Meigs Playground & Fowl Meadow Reservation", compiled by MDC "Readville, Massachusetts: James Read in Readville and the Training Camps at Meigs Field 1861-1865", by N. Hanan "Mother Brook or Water Power In Early Hyde Park Mass.", by A. Eckberg
Journals: Newsletter
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Nancy Hannan, President (617)634-4398 nhhlaw@aol.com
Collections: 2
Formats: manuscripts archives monographs 200 newspapers 50 maps 200 photographs 100 pamphlets 5 audio tapes 100 video tapes 50 oral histories
Collection Description:
  Civil War Historical Series
Annals of History (English) Towns of Massachusetts 1850
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying for a fee
Loans: Loans permitted with permission of director
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection Catalogs
Directions: FROM ROUTE 128: Go to East Street exit in Dedham. Take East Street to rotary where you will bear right on Sprague Street, going up a hill. Continue on Sprague Street past a large school on the left and down a steep hill where you will bear left. (The Fireside Restaurant will be on your right at the bottom of the hill) You are still on Sprague Street. Continue past large businesses on your left (on the right) up a hill over a large railroad bridge. Keep straight to the second bridge where you will take a right over the bridge and then a left. You are now on Hyde Park Avenue. This street continues past a lot of businesses on both sides. The speed limit drops to 25 mph just across from the G&W Bus parking lot. Continue on Hyde Park Avenue until you come into Cleary Square. This is a major intersection. Go straight through the intersection with the lights. Shortly on your left is District Five Boston Police Station. Right across Hyde Park Avenue on your right you will see a small park beyond a few small restaurants. In back of this park is a parking lot and you can see Hyde Park Branch Library at the top of the incline. (A Greek Revival Building with columns, etc.) Park in the lot and enter the library. If you have made an appointment, one of our members will greet you inside the library building and escort you to our archive room.