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 them separately from the materials shelved in the Local History Room.
All special collections are open to the public unless otherwise stated. To access these materials, we suggest that patrons contact staff before visiting the library. Please note that the Local History Room is open by appointment only due to COVID-19.
Not sure where to start? Explore our special collections by searching the library catalog or browsing the finding aids below.
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 / Town Records
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