Special Collections

Peabody Institute Library of Danvers
15 Sylvan Street
Danvers MA , 01923
FAX: (978)762-0251
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Richard B Trask, Town Archivist (978)774-0554 Douglas Rendell, Library Director rendell@noblenet.org
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F 1:00PM-5:00PM Sa 9:00AM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  During the school year: Su 1:00PM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://innopac.noblenet.org/search~S4
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Name: Danvers Archival Center
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Richard B. Trask, Town Archivist (978)774-0554
Hours: M 1:00PM-7:30PM W,Th 9:00AM-NOON; 1:00PM-5:00PM 2nd and 4th Fridays 1:00PM-5:00PM First Saturday of the month 9:00AM-NOON; 1:00PM-5:00PM
Collections: 3
Formats: 100,000 manuscripts 8,000 volumes of monographs 200 volumes of newspapers 1,000 maps 12,000 photographs 3,000 pamphlets 200 microforms 125 audio tapes 70 video tapes 25 8mm. motion picture reels 10 16mm. motion picture reels 15,000 ephemera 100 realia/artifacts 500 broadsides
Collection Description:
  Ellerton J. Brehaut Witchcraft Collection (Imprints from 17th - 20th century relating to 1692 Salem witchcraft)
Danvers Collection (Imprints relating to history and development of Danvers)
Manuscript Collection (1672 to present including municipal records, organizational and personal papers)
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 All photocopying done by staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Card catalog
Directions: FROM ROUTE 1 NORTH: Take Route 62 Exit (Maple Street). Turn right at end of off ramp. Travel east on Route 62 (Maple Street) for approximately 1.5 miles, into Danvers Square commercial district. Turn right at flag pole onto Elm Street. Travel 1/4 mile to fork in road in front of Danvers Town Hall (1 Sylvan Street). Bear left past Town Hall. At next large white building on right, within a park setting, is the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers.