Browse Collections (10 total)

Stay at Home Stories

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This collection consists of material created by the residents, businesses, and officials of Wakefield during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. Items reflect Wakefield's response to the shut down and Stay at Home order.

Wakefield American Creed

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We asked Wakefield residents to bring us objects that represented their "American Creed" to place in this digital exhibit.

We hope this project has invited Wakefield to engage with the idea of a unifying national identity based on shared ideas and ideals. We hope viewing these objects will engage…[More]

Wakefield Local History Books


Beebe Library owns a number of books about Wakefield 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 users.

Wakefield High School Yearbooks


The Beebe Memorial Library has digitized all volumes of the Wakefield High School yearbook, The Oracle, with the exception of the 1937 issue.

The library has also digitized the following volumes of the The Oracle's predecessor, The Debater: 1907, 1912 (Christmas Issue), 1914, 1915, 1915…[More]

Wakefield Then and Now Photo Contests : 2010 and 2011


Beebe Library’s “Wakefield Then & Now” photo contest asked entrants to select a historic photo of Wakefield and go out and take a matching photo of the same location today. This collection includes the original images and corresponding entries from the 2010 contest. The Beebe Memorial…[More]

Current Photographs of Wakefield


Images of contemporary buildings, scenes and sites around town.

Old Photographs of Wakefield


The library's collection of old photographs of Wakefield numbers in the hundreds. These images document Wakefield's architecture, landscape, businesses, places of worship, and many of its former citizens.

Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department calendars


The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department has preserved hundreds of images of Wakefield in its annual calendar.

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Artwork Collection


Paintings, photographs, sculptures and other art on display around the library. The collection includes photographs and paintings of the Beebe family, as well as paintings by local artists like Tom Morse.

Wakefield Postcards


Wakefield's postcard collection includes images of the town's most famous landmarks, both present and past, including Lake Quannapowitt and the old Pleasure Island Amusement Park, as well as many of the city's churches, schools, and public buildings.