Special Collections

Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord MA , 01742
TTY/TDD: (508)371-6240
FAX: (978)318-3344
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Kerry Cronin, Library Director (978)318-3300 kcronin@minlib.net
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-9:00PM F 9:00AM-6:00PM Su 2:00PM-5:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  June-September: Su 9:00AM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://library.minlib.net/search~S10/
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Journals: "Concord Free Public Library News"
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Special Collections/Town Archives
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Anke Voss, Curator (978)318-3300 avoss@concordma.gov
Hours: M-Th 9:00AM-5:00PM F,Sa 9:00AM-1:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Summer Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Collections: 22
Formats: 400 linear feet of manuscripts 400 linear feet of archives 4,500 volumes of monographs 180 reels of newspapers 16 newspapers 300 maps 100 linear feet of photographs 300 photographs 3,500 pamphlets 300 reels of microforms 175 audio tapes 75 video tapes 115 linear feet of oral histories 2,500 ephemera 20 realia/artifacts 100 art works
Collection Description:
  Vault Collection (manuscript and archival material from 17th-20th centuries)
Concord Pamphlet Collection (pamphlets, speeches, sermons, brochures, articles, reprints, research papers, clippings, sketches, ephemera which illuminates all aspects of Concord history including authors, residents, organizat (Finding Aid)
Basement Pamphlet Collection (primarily 19th century pamphlets, not specifically Concord-related, but pertaining to topics significant in relation to Concord history and literature, i.e. anti-slavery and reform activities, Ci
Concord Authors Collection (printed volumes by, about and from libraries of Concord authors from the 17th century on including: the Alcotts, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, William Ellery Channing, Elizabeth Palmer, Margaret Ful (Finding Aid)
Map and Atlas Collection (depicting Concord from the 17th century to the present; Massachusetts, New England and some United States maps; 19th century atlases of Massachusetts and New England)
Broadside and Poster Collection (18th-20th century Concord-related items)
Photofile Collection (19th and 20th century photographs of Concord people and places)
Other Photographic Materials (includes large holdings of Alfred Winslow Hosmer (1851-1903), Herbert Wendell Gleason (1855-1937), and Alfred Munroe (1817-1904))
Newspapers (19th century Concord and Massachusetts papers)
Printed Concord Town Reports (1841-present)
Printed Concord Street and Business Directories (1886-present)
Concord Vital Record Collection (1850-present)
Concord Genealogy Collection
Concord Local History Collection
Historic Building Files
Scrapbook Collection
Yearbook/High School Publication Collection
Art Collection (primarily sculpture and paintings of or by Concord individuals)
Postcard Collection
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying (change needed) Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guide to monographic collection Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM ROUTE 2: Follow to Concord and follow signs to Concord Center. Library is at intersection of Main Street and Sudbury Road. Train service (Fitchburg Line, from North Station) will leave visitors a short walk from the library. TRAIN (FITCHBURG LINE, FROM NORTH STATION): Leaves visitors a short walk from the library.