The Local History Collection includes many rare or unique documents and objects. To protect and preserve these items (which make up our “special collections”), we store many of them separately from the materials shelved in the Local History Room.
All special collections are open to the public unless otherwise stated. However, some special collections materials may not be accessible without staff assistance. To use these materials, we suggest that patrons contact staff before visiting the library.
Not sure where to start? Explore our special collections by searching the library catalog or browsing the finding aids below.
Ecumenical Life Center. Scrapbooks, 1974-1993 (inclusive) HIST 280.042 ECU
Hosmer, Alfred G. Family. Records, 1869-1958 HIST 929.2 HOSMER 1869-1958
Newcomb Family. Papers and photographs, 1850-1912. HIST 929.2 NEWCOMB 1850-1912
Thayer, Helen E. Collection, 1848-1950 HIST 929.2 THAYER
Watertown Government / Municipal Records
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