Browse Collections (13 total)

Salem in World War I - Leahy Collection


This collection features Pvt. William Francis Leahy of Salem and his service in WWI.

Salem in World War I - Lawson Collection


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]

Salem in World War II - Hatt Collection


These documents detail the service of Pvt. Edwin Hatt of Salem, MA in WWII.

Salem in World War I - Moran Collection


This collection highlights William Anthony Moran, a Peabody resident who served in WWI.

Salem in World War I - Desjardins/Ouelette Collection


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]

Salem in World War I - Kieran Collection


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]

Salem High School Yearbooks


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]

Salem Landmarks and Structures


Pictures and information regarding Salem buildings and structures.

Salem Local History Books


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]

Salem Postcards


Postcards portraying historic Salem.

Salem Streets


This collection includes images of historic Salem streets.

Salem Maps


Salem’s map collection includes topographical and historical maps of the city.

Salem Public Library : Winter of 2015


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]