Browse Collections (13 total)
This collection features Pvt. William Francis Leahy of Salem and his service in WWI.
Frank Lawton left Salem to begin his service on August 4, 1914. He took the Franconia on its first trip to England and was in France by the middle of August, 1914. This article details Frank Lawson's injuries and successes at the onset of the War, and highlights some of his first-hand accounts via…[More]
These documents detail the service of Pvt. Edwin Hatt of Salem, MA in WWII.
This collection highlights William Anthony Moran, a Peabody resident who served in WWI.
Collection includes postcards received by Anna Desjardins of Salem, MA and Omer Ouellette of Canada during World War I. Anna lived in Salem for most of her life, but was briefly displaced to Lynn, MA after the Great Salem Fire of 1914. Anna was born December 28, 1897 and lived until June 13, 1969.…[More]
Pvt. James H. Kieran served in Battery E of the 71st Artillery C.A.C. Growing up, Kieran lived at 21 Briggs St, Salem and attended St. Mary's parochial school, Salem High School, and Suffolk Law School, class of 1927. He worked as a machinist at United Shoe Machinery Corporation in Beverly, MA.…[More]
Boston Public Library recently digitized all 68 volumes of Salem High School's Yearbook, The Witch, from 1937 - 2015.You may view the complete, digitized yearbooks on Internet Archive.[More]
Pictures and information regarding Salem buildings and structures.
Salem Public Library owns a number of books about Salem history which have been scanned and made available online through the efforts of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to create an online digital library and preserve it for future historians as well as current…[More]
Postcards portraying historic Salem.
This collection includes images of historic Salem streets.
Salem’s map collection includes topographical and historical maps of the city.
In 2015, Salem had one of its snowiest 30-day periods on record, with over 70 inches falling between January 12th and February 10th. Other towns in Essex county and nearby Suffolk county also topped the previous record set during the infamous Blizzard of '78. During the month of February, Salem…[More]