You might have seen (if you read the “Marblehead Reporter”) that the Abbot Public Library had our microfilm collection of “Marblehead Messengers” and “Marblehead Reporters” digitized to make a Web-based archive. The newspaper issues from 1871-1976 are available to anyone who has access to the Internet by clicking here.
There is a second archive site which provides access to newspaper issues from 1977-2020, but, because of copyright, these files are available only inside the Library.
Funding for this Archive has been generously provided by the Harold B. and Elizabeth L. Shattuck Memorial Fund.
Looking for more local history? Check out the Marblehead Historical Commission and search their catalog, digital resources and Mapping Marblehead page for digital interactive maps. And at the Marblehead Museum, search Digital Resources and Online Collections Database or fill out a research request form.