Special Collections

Ipswich Historical Society
1 South Village Green
Ipswich MA , 01938
Institution Contact(s):
  Lee Fortmiller, Curator (978)356-2811
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM Su 1:00PM-4:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  May-Oct: W-Sa 10:00AM-4:00PM Su 1:00PM-4:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
Journals: Quarterly Newsletter
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Lee Fortmiller, Curator (978)356-2811
Hours: By appointment only
Collections: 3
Formats: 73 linear feet of manuscripts 50 linear feet of archives 350 volumes of monographs 5 linear feet of newspapers 3 linear feet of maps 14 linear feet of photographs 20 linear feet of pamphlets 10 linear feet of ephemera
Collection Description:
  Ipswich Genealogy
Ipswich History
Arthur Wesley Dow
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only Loans permitted for research only
Finding Guides Available:
  Card catalog
Directions: FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 South to Route 133 East into downtown Ipswich. Proceed right at the first stop sign onto South Main Street. Very shortly, cross over stone bridge. South Main then makes a broad bend to the left. Just as the bend straightens out, the back of the Whipple House will be to the right and the Heard House is on the left. FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 North to Route 133 East. Follow directions above.