Local History Research

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To the farthest port of the rich east ”    City of Salem motto

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Topical Clippings


Librarians have maintained a gathering of newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, brochures, photographs, postcards, and other ephemera relating to people, places, and things in Salem and the surrounding communities. It is intended to provide patrons with historic and background information on each topic. It is a great place to start! Please note: these files are not all-inclusive for any given topic. It is likely that additional material for each topic is available within other Salem Public Library holdings as well as other collections in the North Shore area.  A complete list of files maintained by the library is listed below.

List of Vertical Files available@ your Library

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