Special Collections

Kingston Public Library
6 Green Street
Kingston MA , 02364
  (781) 585-0517
FAX: (781) 585-0521
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Sia Stewart, Library Director (781)585-0517 x122 sstewart@kingstonpubliclibrary.org
Hours: Library Hours: Monday: 1:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00AM-8:00PM Saturday: 10:00AM-5:00PM Closed Fridays, Sundays, and holidays
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.ocln.org/
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped parking Home delivery
Monographs: "Civic Progress and a History of Her Industries," Sarah Bailey and Emily Drew "Images of America: Kingston," Norman Tucker "Ships of Kingston," Henry Jones "Major Bradford's Town: A History of Kingston 1726-1976," Doris Johnson Melville "Life on the River: the Flow of Kingston's Industries," Carrie Elliot "Index to Civic Progress," Julia Stair "Index to the Ships of Kingston," Julia Stair
Name: Local History Room
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Susan Aprill, Archivist (781)585-0517 x123 kilhr@kingstonpubliclibrary.org
Hours: Monday: 1:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00AM-8:00PM By appointment if necessary Closed Fridays, Weekends, and holidays
Collections: 1
Formats: 83 collections of manuscripts and organizational records 1,000 monographs 1,000 maps 11,000 images Realia/artifacts
Collections Description: A wide variety of local history topics, including genealogy, houses and buildings, town history (Kingston was part of Plymouth Colony), shipbuilding, manufacturing, and the Jones River Village Historical Society. The Local History Room Online can be found at http://kplma.org.
Access: Only in reading room, supervised.
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of the archivist.
Loans: No loans permitted.
Finding Guides Available:
  Finding aids can be found online here: http://kingstonpubliclibrary.org/kpl_local_history.htm