Special Collections

Martha's Vineyard Historical Society
School Street
Edgartown MA , 02539
FAX: (508)627-4436
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Matthew Stackpole, Director (508)627-4441
Hours: W-F 1:00PM-4:00PM Sa 10:00AM-4:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June 15-Columbus Day: Tu-Sa 10:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: Winter Break Dec 23 - Jan 3
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped parking Handicapped ramp Wheelchair accessible restroom(s)
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Journals: "The Dukes County Intelligence" (published quarterly) "Vineyard Voices" "Ghost of the Grasshopper" "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard" "Shipwrecks"
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Jill Bouck, Curator (artifacts) (508)627-4441 Peter Van Tassel, Library Archives (508)627-4441
Collections: 1
Formats: manuscripts 450 linear feet of archives 20 volumes of monographs 47 linear feet of newspapers 500 maps 20,000 photographs 500 pamphlets video tapes 8mm. motion picture reels 15 16mm. motion picture reels 30,000 realia/artifacts 500 oral history audio tapes 2 historic houses
Collection Description:
  Martha's Vineyard History
Native AmericanHistory/Prehistory
Revolutionary War
Account books, ledgers
Henry Beetle Hough Collection
Customs Records
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval User/entrance fee required
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders Photo reproduction policy in place
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM VINEYARD HAVEN OR OAK BLUFFS (FERRY TERMINALS): Proceed to Edgartown on Upper Main Street. Take a right onto Cooke Street. Take another right onto Pease's Point Way. Take a left onto High Street. Take a left onto School Street. The Society is on the corner of School Street and Cooke Street.