Special Collections

Nantucket Historical Association
Edouard A. Stackpole Library and Research Center
Nantucket MA , 02554
FAX: (508)228-5618
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Betsy Lowenstein, Library Director (508)228-1655 nhalib@capecod.net
Hours: M-F 10:00AM-3:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  July and August Sa 9:00AM-NOON
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.nha.org
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Monographs: "From Brant Point to the Boca Tigris: Nantucket and the China Trade" "Picturing Nantucket: An Art History of the Island with Paintings from the collection of the Nantucket Historical Association" "Guide to Historical Records and Genealogical Resources of Nantucket, Massachusetts" "The Coffin Family"
Journals: "Historic Nantucket" (quarterly publication)
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Betsy Lowenstein, Library Director (508)228-1655 nhalib@capecod.net
Collections: 415
Formats: 410 linear feet of manuscripts 40 linear feet of archives 140 linear feet of monographs 3,265 volumes of monographs 110 reels of newspapers 30 linear feet of maps 45,000 photographs 150 audio tapes 43 linear feet of video tapes 337 oral histories
Collection Description:
Exploration and Travel
Ships and Navigation
Lighthouses and Lightships
Sea Disasters
Nantucket Families
Coffin Family
Macy Family
Folgers Family
Starbucks Family
Nantucket History
Nantucket Newspapers
Nantucket Decorative Arts
Quaker History
Access: Fee for non-members All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on cameras Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection