Welcome to our Digital Heritage collection!

The Sawyer Free Library's Digital Heritage collection presents historical postcards, oral history recordings, and textual materials relating the history of our community.

In 1830 nearly 100 Gloucester residents met and formed the Gloucester Lyceum. The purpose of the organization was to bring community members together to participate in lectures and debates which fostered ideas and information. The Lyceum inevitably led to the formation of a library. Through the generous donations of Samuel Sawyer, a local businessman and philanthropist, the library collections and building were acquired. The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library is the literary and cultural center of the city. The library has a collection of nearly 100,000 items, a wide variety of programs and cultural events, and a friendly, service-oriented staff. The library reaches near and far, both in the library and with our wireless internet access, online databases, eresources and digital collections.

Our digital collections include:

Gloucester City Directories
Gloucester High School Yearbooks
Gloucester Map Collection
Gloucester Oral History Collection
Gloucester Postcard Collection
List of Vessels Belonging to the District of Gloucester
Gloucester Government City Record Books, 1642-1782
Gloucester Government City Record Books, 1707-1820