Historical Collection

An Overview of the Library's Collections


The Southborough Library has a strong committment and dedication to preserving the rich history of the Southborough community. To learn more about what kind of historical materials the library collects and accepts, please read the Southborough Library's Historical Collection Policy.

Our collection, housed in the Ella Eaton Meeting Room, currently includes:
  • Library Historical Collection 2016Materials concerning the Town of Southborough and the greater Worcester County region.
  • Yearbooks, ex. Algonquin Regional High School, Trottier Middle School, & Peters High School
  • Records pertaining to the history of the Southborough Library itself.
  • Materials related to The Friends of the Southborough Library
  • A limited number of historical photographs
For a preliminary report & overview of our collection from historian and author Anthony Vaver, please check out Archivist's Report on the Library's Historical Materials.

The library is now actively partnering with the  Southborough Historical Society courtesy of a grant from the Community Preservation Committee to make items of research significance available for public use.

The Southborough Library's 2015 Community Preservation Committee Grant Application.

Preliminary Report for the Southborough Historical Material Archive Project at the Southborough Historical Society  | Update Report for the Southborough Historical Material Archival Project 1-5-2017


We look forward to discovering, preserving, and cataloging materials of historical value for the benefit of Southborough citizens and researchers.
 

Meeting Minutes

From the Library's Historical Subcommitee

 
January 5, 2017
October 11, 2016
September 29, 2016
July 5, 2016
June 15, 2016
April 28, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 19, 2016