Salem State University Archives

General Info

Salem State University Library
Ground Floor
Salem, MA 01970

Mailing Address:
352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 542-6781
(978) 542-7257


Susan Edwards, Archivist


The Salem State University Archives is open from 8:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday.
The Archives is closed on state holidays and may be closed on other days throughout the year due to staff vacations or illness.
Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to ensure the success of their visit.
The archives staff is also happy to help patrons through phone or e-mail reference service.


Susan Edwards, Archivist
Dayle Persons, Archives Assistant

Collecting Interests:

The Archives collects materials documenting the history of Salem and Essex County generally, as well as the following specific areas: the history of Salem State College and its predecessor institutions (Salem Normal School and Salem Teachers College), the history of education, historic geography, maps and cartography, the Beat Writers, and politics, public interest groups, and social/ economic issues in the North Shore region.


The Archives gladly accepts donations of historic materials that relate to our collecting interests.
Please contact the Archivist to discuss any potential donations.