Selected Finding Aids

The finding aids available here represent only a portion of the archival and manuscript holdings of the Concord Free Public Library. For descriptions of other collections, and of single manuscripts, search the database of the Minuteman Library Network.


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A

A. Bronson Alcott Papers, 1843-1882

Louisa May Alcott Papers, [1847]-1887

Alcott Books: Books from the Libraries of Amos Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, and Members of Their Immediate Family, 1824-1887

Alcott-Nieriker-Pratt Family Correspondence, [1856]-1912

Concord Free Public Library Almanac Collection, 1792-1950

Esther Howe Wheeler Anderson Collection of Herb Publications, 1892-1972 (bulk 1936-1945)

Esther Howe Wheeler Anderson Slide Collection, [ca. 1941]-1975

Ashworth Airphoto Aerial Photographs of Concord, Mass., [ca. 1938]

Collection of Autograph Books Connected Primarily with Concord, Mass., Residents, 1841-1904

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B

Morton Baker Papers Relating to the Mill Brook and the Mill Brook Task Force of Concord, Mass., 1859-2000 (bulk 1994-2000)

Ball-Tarbell-Benson House Formerly Located on Ball's Hill Road, Concord, Mass., 1723-2005 (bulk 2000-2005), see: Concord Historical Commission Collection of Documents Regarding the Ball-Tarbell-Benson House Formerly Located on Ball's Hill Road, Concord, Mass., 1723-2005 (bulk 2000-2005)

Barrett Family Property and Financial Papers, 1734-1860

Annie Keyes Bartlett Letters to Edward Jarvis Bartlett, 1860-1865

William Bradford Bartlett College Scrapbook, 1898-1902

Bartlett Family Papers, 1816-1972

Bartlett-Jackson Family Papers, 1832-1966

Norman Beecher and Nancy Bartram Beecher Correspondence, 1941-1952

Beecher, Bartram, and Related Family Papers, 1773-2006

Beede Swim and Fitness Center Collection, 1937-2007 (bulk 1997-2007)

Alan C. Bemis Automotive Papers, 1946-1959

Benson-Grindall Family Collection, 1900-1966, see: Grindall-Benson Family Collection, ca. 1900-1966

Nancy Bond Papers, 1972-1996

Bowers Family papers, 1861-1974 (bulk 1861)

Brick Schoolhouse in Monument Square, Concord, Mass., 1820, see: Financial Records for the Construction of the Brick Schoolhouse in Monument Square, Concord, Mass., 1820

Concord Free Public Library Broadside and Poster Collection, <1775>-<2005>

Eleazer Brooks Papers, 1776-1793

Nathan Brooks Papers, 1666-1917

Captain David Brown Letters, 1792-1800

H. Whittemore Brown Collection of Panoramic Photographs of Concord, Mass., 1955-1958

Reuben Brown Account Books, 1748-1832

Simon Brown Papers, 1796-1872 (bulk 1834-1872)

Tomlin E. Brown Papers, 1963-1983 (bulk July-August, 1970)

Brown and Related Family Papers, 1758-1923

Bulkeley Family Papers, 1621-1758 

Ephraim Wales Bull Papers, 1825-1889 (bulk 1825-1864)

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C

Kenneth Walter Cameron Collection of Material Relating Primarily to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1811-1985

E. Cantrell Collection of Concord Negatives, 1922

Robert Carter Collection of Articles Relating to the Hurricane of 1938

Robert L. Carter Letters, 1943-2006 (bulk 1943)

Henry Allen Castle Glass Plate Negative Collection of Images Primarily of Concord, Mass., [ca. 1900-ca. 1906]

Celebration in Concord, Massachusetts, of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Concord Photograph Collection, 1925

William Ellery Channing Papers, 1843-1901

Charitable Library Society Records, 1795-1821

John Chisholm Collection of Concord, Mass., Town Financial Records, 1844-1878

Citizens Research and Environmental Watch Records, 1973-2008 (bulk 1993-2006)

James Russell Clarke, Jr. Collection of World War II Pamphlets and Maps, 1942-1958

Colonial Inn Records, 1904-1926

Committee on the Widening of Main Street Records, 1871-1872

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Printed Records and Documents Collection, 1714-1865, see: Massachusetts Bay Colony/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Printed Records and Documents Collection, 1714-1865

Records of Conantum Garden Club, 1953-1997

Concord Antiquarian Society Collection, 1422-1957 (bulk 1676-1957)

Concord Antiquarian Society Music Collection, 1790-[1861]

Concord Band Archives, 1959-2012

Concord Boot and Saddle Club Scrapbooks, 1934-1940

Concord Branch of the New England Grenfell Association Records, 1926-1964

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Collection, 1946-2000

Records of the Concord Committee of Arrangements for the Celebration in Concord of the Centennial of the Concord Fight, 1873-1876

Concord Dance Hostess Committee Records, 1941-1946

Concord Farmers' Club Records, 1852-1883

Concord Female Charitable Society Records, 1814-1943

Concord Historical Commission Collection of Documents Regarding the Ball-Tarbell-Benson House Formerly Located on Ball's Hill Road, Concord, Mass., 1723-2005 (bulk 2000-2005)

Concord Historical Commission Records, 1961-1999 (bulk 1996-1999), see: Sara Wilbur Collection of Concord Historical Commission Records, 1961-1999 (bulk 1996-1999)

Concord Lyceum Records, 1828-1928

Concord Map Collection, 1775, 1830-<2006>  

Concord, Massachusetts, Department of Public Works Photograph Collection, 1916-1976

Concord, Massachusetts Garden Club, 1928-1971, see: Records of the Garden Club of Concord, Massachusetts, 1928-1971

Concord, Massachusetts, 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Concord Photograph Collection, 1925, see: Celebration in Concord, Massachusetts, of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Concord Photograph Collection, 1925

Concord, Massachusetts, Plan and Map Collection, 1754-1994, see: Oversized Concord, Massachusetts, Plan and Map Collection, 1754-1994

Concord, Massachusetts, 350th Anniversary Celebration Photograph Collection, 1985

Records of Concord Massachusetts Woman's Club, 1895-ongoing

Concord Mill Dam Company Records, 1826-1854

Concord Pasture Club Collection, 1984-2009

Concord Prison Outreach records, 1997-2007, see: Sara Wilbur Collection of Concord Prison Outreach Records, 1997-2007

Concord Roll of Honor Committee Records, [1917]-1924

Concord Social Library Records, 1820-1851

Concord Soldiers' Aid Society Records, 1861-1865

Concord Tercentenary Committee Records, 1934-1935

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D

Damon Family Papers, 1819-[ca. 1885]

Thomas Dane House (47 Lexington Road, Concord, Mass.) Collection, 1867-1998

Charles Darling’s Photographs of Concord Gardens, 1920-1929

Jacqueline Davison - Malcolm Ferguson Papers Relating Primarily to Organizations for the Preservation and Restoration of Walden Pond, 1922-2001

Debra’s Natural Gourmet Collection, 1996-2005

Volumes from the District Library No. 7 Collection, Concord, Massachusetts, 1839-1843

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E

Edward Waldo Emerson and Emerson Family Papers, 1845-1971 (bulk 1876-1922)

Ellen Tucker Emerson Music Collection, 1855-1894

Ralph Waldo Emerson Journals and Notebooks, 1819-1875 (Typed Transcripts, 1929-1938)

Ralph Waldo Emerson Papers, 1835-1871

Emerson Family Correspondence, 1827-1957

Emerson Books: Books from the Libraries of Ralph Waldo Emerson and of Other Members of the Emerson Family, or Otherwise Associated with the Emersons, 1780-1899

Everett-Price-Tuttle Family Papers, 1828- [ca. 1965] (bulk 1846-1925)

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F

Mary R. Fenn Collection of Concord-Related Materials, [1843]-1966

Malcolm M. Ferguson Papers Accumulated Through Membership in Organizations for the Preservation and Restoration of Walden Pond, 1957-1975 (bulk 1973-1975)

Malcolm Ferguson Papers Relating Primarily to Organizations for the Preservation and Restoration of Walden Pond, 1922-2001, see: Jacqueline Davison -- Malcolm Ferguson Papers Relating Primarily to Organizations for the Preservation and Restoration of Walden Pond, 1922-2001

Archibald H. and Dora B. Ferran Papers, 1946-1990

Corporal Robert E. Field Collection, 1928-2005 (bulk 1938-1949)

First Parish in Concord Records, 1695-1994

John J. Flynn, Jr. - John F. Kennedy/Edward M. Kennedy Correspondence, 1951-1960

Reverend Edmund Foster Papers, 1781-1876 (bulk 1781-1806)

Allen French Lantern Slides of Images Primarily of Monument Square and the Mill Dam, Concord, Mass., [ca. 1920-1930]

Allen French Papers, 1898-[1957]

Allen French-Ruth Wheeler Collection of Papers and Documents Relating Primarily to Concord, Mass., 1668-1852

Daniel Chester French Correspondence, 1873-1931

Photographs of the Works of Daniel Chester French, 1870-1925

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G

Records of the Garden Club of Concord, Mass., 1928-1971

The Renee Garrelick Oral History Program Collection, 1975-<2006>

Gerrish Family Papers, 1818-1887

Herbert Wendell Gleason Papers, [1905]-1937

Robbins Collection of Herbert Wendell Gleason Photographic Negatives of Images of Concord, Mass., 1899-1937

Robbins-Mills Collection of Herbert Wendell Gleason Photographic Negatives, 1899-1937

Herbert Wendell Gleason Slide Lecture "Thoreau's Country" (a Lecture on Henry David Thoreau's Concord and Surrounding Areas), [ca. 1915-1917, with later additions]

Grapevine Cottage Scrapbook, 1880-1958

Grass Roots for Heywood Meadow Committee Records, 1967-1986 (bulk 1969)

Grenfell Association Records, see: Concord Branch of the New England Grenfell Association Records, 1926-1964

Grindall-Benson Family Collection, ca. 1900-1966

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H

Charles L. Hanson, Jr. Papers, 1951-2000 (bulk 1951-1971)

Letters to William Torrey Harris, [1864]-1909

Nathaniel Hawthorne Papers, 1848-[1863]

Hawthorne Family Correspondence, 1865-1935

Hawthorne Books: Volumes from the Library of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Hawthorne Family, or Otherwise Associated with the Hawthornes, 1820-1852

Heywood Family Papers, 1735-1932 (bulk 1825-1932)

Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee Records, 1961-2005 (bulk 1996-2005), see: Sara Wilbur Collection of Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee Records, 1961-2005 (bulk 1996-2005)

Hoar, Prichard, and Related Family Papers, 1799-1948; see, Prichard, Hoar, and Related Family Papers, 1799-1948, 1951-1960

Hoar Family Papers, 1738-1958 (bulk 1815-1935)

Hoar Family Papers, 1774-1940 (bulk 1860-1918)

Hokkaido Pioneers: William Wheeler Photographs, 1875-1997 (bulk 1875-1879)

Silas Herbert Holden Papers, 1873-1905

Holland Family Papers, 1815-1926 (bulk 1827-1910)

Alfred W. Hosmer Botanical Manuscripts, 1878-1903

Alfred W. Hosmer Collection of Glass Plate Negative Images Primarily of Concord Mass., [not before 1880]-1903

Correspondence to Alfred Winslow Hosmer Relating to Henry David Thoreau, 1849-1949 (bulk 1890-1903)

Alfred W. Hosmer’s “Grangerized Salt”: A Finding Aid to the Materials Added by Hosmer to the 1896 Second Edition of Henry Stephens Salt’s Life of Henry David Thoreau, 1896-1903

Henry J. Hosmer Correspondence Relating to Hosmer Family Genealogy, 1875-1893

Lydia Hosmer Letters, 1830-1832

Hosmer Family Deeds and Other Property Documents, 1791-1931

New York Society Library Hosmer-Lunt Collection, 1822-1914

Hudson Family Papers, 1663-1942 (bulk 1851-1938)

Peter Hutchinson & Company Records, 1917-1929

Printed Hymnal and Songbook Collection, 1795-[1875]

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J

Edward Jarvis Papers, 1796-1886 (bulk 1822-1844)

Deacon Francis Jarvis Papers, 1797-1828

Nathan Jarvis Papers, 1826-1851

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K

Records of the Kalmia Woods Corporation, 1951-1996

Kalmia Woods Water District Records, 1953- 1983

Kendrick Family Papers, 1941-2002 (bulk 1940s-1950s)

John F. Kennedy/Edward M. Kennedy - John J. Flynn, Jr.- Correspondence, 1951-1960; see, John J. Flynn, Jr. - John F. Kennedy/Edward M. Kennedy Correspondence, 1951-1960

Alicia M. Keyes Papers, 1877-1941 (bulk 1882-1924)

John Shepard Keyes Papers, 1837-1908

Keyes Family Correspondence, 1837-1851

Keyes Family Deeds and Other Property Documents, 1813-1910

Keyes-Brown Family Papers, 1834-1932

King and Allied Family Papers, [ca. 1780]-1879 (bulk 1827-1853)

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L

Ladies' Tuesday Club Records, 1888-<1990>

John H. Lambert Jr. Papers, 1955-1980

League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, Massachusetts Records, 1931-2005

Helen Legate Papers, 1893-1923

Concord Free Public Library Letter File, 1755 - 1995

Loring-Barrett-Sherman-Smith Family Papers, [179-?]-[1992?]

Joanne Loynd Papers Relating Primarily to West Concord, Massachusetts, 1830-2010 (bulk 1990-2010)

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M

Map Collection, Concord, 1775, 1830-<2006>; see, Concord Map Collection, 1775, 1830-<2006>

Map Collection, Oversized Concord, Massachusetts, Plan and, 1754-1994; see, Oversized Concord, Massachusetts, Plan and Map Collection, 1754-1994

Masonic Hall, see: Financial Records for the Construction of the Brick Schoolhouse in Monument Square, Concord, Mass.. 1820

Massachusetts Bay Colony/Commonwealth of Massachusetts Printed Records and Documents Collection, 1714-1865

Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord Collection, 1813-1991

Massport Hangar 24 Collection, 1948-2010

May Family Collection, 1760-1899

Frank Thayer Merrill Drawings to Illustrate Roberts Brothers 1880 Edition of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, [1880]

Middlesex Agricultural Society Records, 1803-1893

Middlesex Motor Company Records, 1925, 1926, 1933, 1955

Marcia S. Moore Collection, 1948-1999 (bulk 1948-1964)

Alfred Munroe Glass Plate Negative Collection of Images of Concord, Mass., [ca. 1880-ca. 1902]

William Munroe Papers, 1861-1875

Munroe/Monroe and Related Familes Collection, 1762-1961

Munroe/Monroe Family Photograph Collection, [circa 1830-1901]

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N

Gunther Neufeld Papers, 1949-1982 (bulk 1949-1977)

New England Grenfell Association Records, 1926-1964, see: Concord Branch of the New England Grenfell Association Records, 1926-1964

Records of the Newcomers' Club of Concord and Carlisle (Massachusetts), 1982-2002

Nineteenth of April Committee for the Celebration in Concord, Mass., of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Concord Records, 1924-1926

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Records of the Old Concord Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1894-1998

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Concord Photograph Collection, 1925, see: Celebration in Concord, Massachusetts, of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Concord Photograph Collection, 1925

Concord Oral History Program Collection; see: The Renee Garrelick Oral History Program Collection, 1975-[ongoing]

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P

Topical Pamphlet Collection, 1741-1996

William Parkman Collection, 1760-1826

Pasture Club Collection, 1984-2009, see: Concord Pasture Club Collection, 1984-2009

Peabody Books, 1524-1878 (bulk 1820-1850)

Documentation Compiled by Mrs. Anna M. Phalon for the National Register Nomination of the Wheeler-Merriam House (477 Virginia Road) in Concord, Mass., 1692-1982 (bulk 1980-1982)

Oversized Concord, Massachusetts, Plan and Map Collection, 1754-1994

Minot Pratt Collection, 1860, 1878

Prichard, Hoar, and Related Family Papers, 1799-1948

Miscellaneous Property Documents (Primarily Deeds) Relating Mainly to Concord (Mass.), 1673-1925

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R

Records of REUSIT of Concord, Massachusetts, 1970-2007

Edward Grindall Reynolds Papers, 1866-1878

Grindall Reynolds Papers, 1870-1888

Richardson Family Collection, [ca. 1855]-1985

Richardson Family Papers, 1807-2000

Ezra Ripley Papers, 1784-1838

Roland Wells Robbins Slide Images of Concord Massachusetts, People, Places, and Events and of Other Locations (Primarily in Massachusetts), 1947-1981

Christopher Roof Papers, 1967-2007

Route 2 by-pass construction, 1929, 1931-1937, 1940 and undated, see: Theodore Lincoln Smith Panoramic Photographs of Concord, Massachusetts (primarily related to the construction of the Route 2 by-pass), 1929, 1931-1937, 1940 and undated

D. Michael Ryan West Point and Berlin Papers, 1961-1969

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S

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn Papers, 1845-1936 (bulk 1845-1905)

Collection of Mounted Engravings Primarily from the Estate of Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, 1851-1862

Financial Records for the Construction of the Brick Schoolhouse in Monument Square, Concord, Mass., 1820

Nathan Hobbs Seaver Papers, 1855-1896

Lemuel Shattuck Papers, 1829-1855

Mary Sherwood Papers, 1932-1955

Harold C. Smith Papers, 1925-1985 (bulk 1958)

Sarah Brown Smith Diaries, 1849-1872

Theodore Lincoln Smith Panoramic Photographs of Concord, Massachusetts primarily related to the construction of the Route 2 by-pass), 1929, 1931-1937, 1940 and undated

Snow Pharmacy Records, 1889-1965

Social Circle in Concord Records, 1794-2005

Lief Edward Stensby-Jack Taylor Correspondence, 1924-1928, see: Jack Taylor-Lief Edward Stensby Correspondence, 1924-1928

Philip Van Doren Stern Papers Generated in the Preparation of his 1970 The Annotated Walden, 1848-1970 (bulk 1848-1854 and 1965-1970)

Stow Family Papers, 1740-1862

Winnifred Sturdy Collection of Papers and Records Connected Primarily with Concord, Mass., 1663-1951

Swamp Brook Preservation Association Records, 1970-1977

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Jack Taylor-Lief Edward Stensby Correspondence, 1924-1928

Edwin Way Teale Papers Relating to Thoreau and to Concord, Mass., 1918-1980 (bulk 1940-1980)

Mabel Thomas Papers, 1890-1946 (bulk 1890-1916)

Thoreau Books: Books from the Libraries of Henry David Thoreau and of Other Members of the Thoreau Family, 1776-1869

Henry David Thoreau Papers, 1836-[1862]

Thoreau Family Collection, 1828-1858

Thoreau Family Correspondence, 1836-1878

350th Anniversary Celebration Photographic Collection, 1985, see: Concord, Massachusetts, 350th Anniversary Celebration Photograph Collection, 1985

Trumbull-Locke Country Store of Concord Collection, [1938?]-1987

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U

United States Weather Bureau Records for the Concord Station (Concord, Mass.) as Observed by Fred A. Tower, 1890-1949

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Charles H. Walcott Papers, [ca. 1875]-1901

Walden Forever Wild Committee Records, 1981-1990

Richard K. Walton Collection of Papers Relating to the Writing and Publishing of the Book Birds of the Sudbury River Valley -- An Historical Perspective, 1982-1990

Collection of Carleton Watkins Stereographs of Yosemite Valley, [ca. 1861]

West Concord Union Church Records, 1878-1916

Caleb Kendall Wheeler Papers, 1931-2005 (bulk 1944-1947)

Elizabeth Wheeler Concord Boot and Saddle Club Scrapbooks, 1934-1940, see: Concord Boot and Saddle Club Scrapbooks, 1934-1940

Ruth R. Wheeler-N.C. Wyeth Correspondence, 1944-1970 (bulk 1944-1947)

Ruth R. Wheeler Papers,1843-1972 (bulk 1921-1972)

William Wheeler Photographs, 1875-1997 (bulk 1875-1879), see: Hokkaido Pioneers: William Wheeler Photographs, 1875-1997 (bulk 1875-1879)

Wheeler and Related Family Papers, 1694-1978 (bulk 1875-1965)

Wheeler Family Collection, 1816-1900

Wheeler-Merriam House (477 Virginia Road) in Concord, Mass., 1692-1982 (bulk 1980-1982), see: Documentation Compiled by Mrs. Anna M. Phalon for the National Register Nomination of the Wheeler-Merriam House (477 Virginia Road) in Concord, Mass., 1692-1982 (bulk 1980-1982)

William Willder Wheildon Papers, 1838-1889

Widening of Main Street Records, 1871-1872, see: Committee on the Widening of Main Street Records, 1871-1872

Sara Wilbur Collection of Concord Historical Commission Records, 1961-1999 (bulk 1996-1999)

Sara Wilbur Collection of Concord Prison Outreach Records, 1997-2007

Sara Wilbur Collection of Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee Records, 1961-2005 (bulk 1996-2005)

Sara Wilbur Papers Relating to Long Range Planning in Concord, Massachusetts, 1969-1987 (bulk 1985-1987)

Works Progress Administration Projects, Concord, Mass, 1937–1938

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Ann Young Collection of Civil Defense Materials, 1951-1967

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