Special Collections

Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham MA , 02154
FAX: (781)647-5873
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Thomas Jewell, Archivist (781)314-3425 Tjewell@city.waltham.ma.us
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June-Sept.: Closed Sunday
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://library.minlib.net/search~S36/
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Internet access
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Waltham Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Janice Zwicker, Archivist (781)893-1750 jzwicker@city.waltham.ma.us
Hours: By appointment only
Collections: 18
Formats: 200 linear feet of manuscripts 43 linear feet of archives 937 monographs 150 reels of newspapers 3,000 maps 24 photographs 260 disks of electronic records 25 audio tapes 6 video tapes 85 linear feet of oral histories 27 oral history audio tapes 10 realia/artifacts 4 glass negatives 1 linear foot of safety film negatives 4 scrapbooks 1 sets of slides
Collection Description:
  Art / Architecture (Finding Aid)
Waltham Authors (Finding Aid)
Business / Industry (Finding Aid)
Civil Service (Finding Aid)
Waltham Clubs (Finding Aid)
Waltham City Development (Finding Aid)
Education (Finding Aid)
Waltham Genealogy / Biography (Finding Aid)
General (Finding Aid)
Government (Finding Aid)
Medicine / Public Welfare
Recreation (Finding Aid)
Resources (Finding Aid)
Library(Archives) (Finding Aid)
Transportation (Finding Aid)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Photo ID required
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM THE EAST: Take Route 20 (Main Street) West. One block past the Common, turn right onto Spring Street. The entrance to the library metered parking lot will be on the left. FROM THE WEST: Take Route 20 (Main Street) East, past Exchange Street (which is one-way going the wrong way). Take the next left onto Spring Street. The entrance to the library metered parking lot, will be on your left. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The library can be reached easily on public transportation. It is a four-minute walk from the Waltham MBTA commuter rail stop (Fitchburg/South Acton Line). The library is also on several bus lines. For further information regarding MBTA schedules, see the T web site at http://www.mbta.com