Special Collections

Salem State College
Salem State College Library
352 Lafayette Street
Salem MA , 01970
FAX: (978)744-6596
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Susan Edwards, Archivist (978)741-6781 edwards@noblenet.org
Hours: M-Th 8:00AM-MIDNIGHT F 8:00AM-5:00PM Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Su 2:00PM-MIDNIGHT
Seasonal Hours:
  During summer intersession: M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM
Holidays Open:
  Martin Luther King Day Easter Sunday Columbus Day President's Day
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://innopac.noblenet.org/
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: George and William Bates Memorial Archives
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Susan M. Edwards, Archivist (978)741-6781 edwards@noblenet.org
Hours: M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM
Collections: 4
Formats: 320 linear feet of manuscripts 600 linear feet of archives 800 volumes of monographs 68 volumes of newspapers 11 maps 23 linear feet of photographs 9 reels of microforms 1 linear foot of audio tapes 13 linear feet of video tapes 5 16mm. motion picture reels 1 linear foot of ephemera 3 linear feet of realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  George J. Bates Papers (congressional collection)
William H. Bates Papers (congressional collection)
Michael J. Harrington Papers (congressional collection)
Salem State College Archives
Access: Photo ID required 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 All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on use of other equipment
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM THE NORTH: Take I-93 South to Route 128 North. Proceed on Route 128 North to exit 25A (Salem/Marblehead exit). Exiting off 25A puts you on Route 114 East. Proceed on Route 114 East for 3.9 miles to the College. (Note: when you exit off Route 128, take a left at 3rd traffic light and continue on Route 114 East to the college). As you go East on Route 114 past the College, the Library is the last brick college building on your right. FROM THE WEST: Take I-95 North and follow Route 128 North (note: I-95 will adjoin Route 128 North in MA). Proceed on Route 128 North to exit 25A (Salem/Marblehead exit). Follow above directions from this point. FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-93 to the Callahan Tunnel/Logan Airport exit. Go through the tunnel and follow signs to Route 1A North. Route 1A North is a winding road with many lights. Continue on Route 1A North for approximately 15 miles to the College. As you go East on Route 114 past the College, the Library is the last brick college building on the right. There is limited street parking on the streets surrounding the college.