Special Collections

Gloucester City Clerk's Office
9 Dale Avenue
Gloucester MA , 01930
FAX: (978)281-8472
Institution Contact(s):
  Judith A. Peterson, Archivist (978)281-9720
Hours: M,Tu,W,F 8:30AM-4:00PM Th 8:30AM-6:30PM
Seasonal Hours:
  Memorial Day-Labor Day: F 8:30AM-12:30PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Monographs: "Gloucester, MA Burials Inscribed on Tombstones 1711-1898" "Gloucester, MA Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions 1642-1987" (3 vol.) "Gloucester, MA Deaths at Sea before 1873" "Gloucester, MA Deaths 1756-1781 not Included in Printed Vital Records (Recorded in Selectmen's Records 3rd Book)" "Gloucester, MA Historical Gleanings from the Gloucester Archives" "Gloucester, MA Indentured Children 1739-1852" "Gloucester, MA Kettle Cove and Fresh Water Cove Early Settlers 1642-1714/5" "Gloucester, MA Lanes Cove to Sandy Bay Land Grants 1687/8" "Gloucester, MA Maps Showing Early Gloucester" "Gloucester, MA Names and Property of Early Settlers 1642-1714/15" "Gloucester, MA Naturalization Documents 1885-1906" "Gloucester, MA Revolutionary War Rolls 1775-1776" "Gloucester, MA Selectmen's Records 1756-1781 3rd Book Index of Names" "Gloucester, MA Town and City Records Guide" "Gloucester, MA Town Records - 1st Volume 1642-1714/15" (photocopy of 1850 transcript) "Gloucester, MA Warnings Out 1705-1834" "Nova Scotia Marriage Bonds 1763-1820"
Name: Archives
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Judith A. Peterson, Archivist (978)281-9720
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-NOON
Collections: 11
Formats: manuscripts monographs microforms public records
Collection Description:
  Gloucester Cemetery Records
Gloucester Deaths at Sea (before 1873)
Gloucester Vital Records
Gloucester Indentured Children (1739-1852)
Gloucester Early Settlers (1642-1714/15)
Gloucester Maps
Gloucester Naturalization Documents (1885-1906)
Gloucester Revolutionary War Rolls (1775-1776)
Gloucester City and Town Records
Gloucester Warnings Out (1705-1834)
Nova Scotia Marriage Bonds (1763-1820)
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised
Copying: All photocopying done by staff
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guide to monographic collection Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to institutional microfilm holdings Guide to specific microfilm collection(s)
Directions: FROM ROUTE 128 NORTH: Follow signs to Glouster. Go to the first Rotary (exit 11). Go right off the rotary onto Washington Street. Take the first left after the railroad tracks onto Railroad Avenue. At the end of Railroad Avenue, bear left onto Prospect Street. Take the second right onto Dale Avenue. City Hall, distinguishable by the clocks in the tower, is on the left next to the Post Office. Archives research room is in the basement level of City Hall.