The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Concord Free Public Library. Special Collections
129 Main St.
Repository URL: http://www.concordlibrary.org/scollect/scoll.html
Repository code: mco
Repository description (extant): Concord's Special Collections have grown into the most comprehensive archive of primary and secondary source material related to Concord history, life, landscape, literature, people, and influence from 1635 to the present day. Special Collections officially began with the founding of the Concord Free Public Library in 1873 and the far-sighted request of the Library Committee for citizens to donate material of local significance to ensure 'an appropriate gift of the present generation to posterity.'
The William Munroe Special Collections abundantly document the Colonial, Revolutionary, and literary history of Concord, Massachusetts and shed light on the full range of Concord individuals (major and minor), events, institutions, and organizations. Printed books, archival and manuscript materials, pamphlets, ephemera, broadsides, maps, photographic and pictorial holdings, municipal records, printed town reports, street directories, vital records, genealogical volumes, historic building files, works of art, artifacts, and other types of material may be all used by the researcher in the Special Collections. Much of the Special Collections is cataloged online, with records available locally through the Minuteman Library Network and nationally through OCLC and RLIN.
Repository type: Public Library
Renee Garrelick oral history program