Special Collections

Bridgewater State College
Clement C. Maxwell Library
10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater MA , 02325
FAX: (508)531-1349
Institution Contact(s):
  Michael Somers (508)531-1255 msomers@bridgew.edu
Hours: M-Th 7:45AM-11:45PM F 7:45AM-5:00PM Sa 8:30AM-4:00PM Su 12:00PM-11:45PM
Seasonal Hours:
  During semester breaks: M-F 7:45AM-4:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://webster.bridgew.edu
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Bibliographic Utility:
Special Collection Contact(s):
  S. Mabell Bates, Archivist/Special Collections Librarian (508)531-1756 smbates@bridgew.edu
Hours: M-F 8:00AM-4:00PM
Collections: 6
Formats: 94 linear feet of archives 3,402 volumes of monographs 10 linear feet of photographs 50 reels of audio tapes 12 linear feet of scrapbooks
Collection Description:
  Lincoln Collection (Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War) (Finding Aid)
Dickens Collection (by and about Charles Dickens and the London of his time)
Theodore Roosevelt Collection (by and about Theodore Roosevelt)
Early Children's Collection (1840-1950)
Early Textbook Collection (1840-1950)
Bridgewater State College Archives (1840-present) (Finding Aid)
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying (change needed)
Loans: Loans permitted for faculty only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guide to monographic collection Guide to institutional microfilm holdings
Directions: FROM ROUTE 24 NORTH OR SOUTH: Take Bridgewater exit, Route 104 (exit 15) East to stop sign (approximately three miles). Turn left. Take second right (School Street). Take left at end of street onto Summer Street. Take first right onto Park Avenue. Entrance to visitor's parking lot (Chapel Lot) is on the left past the third brick building. FROM I-495: Take Bridgewater exit. Proceed on Route 24 North and take exit 15. Follow above directions from this point. FROM THE EAST: Follow Route 106 West to Route 104 into Bridgewater. Turn left at traffic island marked Summer Street. For Chapel Lot (visitor parking), take first left onto Park Avenue. Entrance to the parking lot is on the left after the third brick building.