Special Collections

The Marblehead Room contains a local history collection including local maps, articles, residents books, annual reports, biographies, local history books and literary works by local authors. 

As of September 2022, the Marblehead Room collection will be stored in the Archives and Special Collections at the Frederick E. Berry Library at Salem State University in Salem, MA. The collection will remain there for the duration of the library renovation, and will not be accessible. Select materials such as Marblehead High School yearbooks and books focusing on local history are available at Abbot Public Library’s interim space.

When the library reopens, the Marblehead Room will be available for reservations. For more information on reserving a Meeting Room, click here.

We also maintain the following collections: 

  • Bound nautical magazines, and the Samuel Chamberlain collection (local photographer from the early 1900s.)
  • The Eissner Art collection with over 450 volumes
  • Large Print
Marblehead Special Collections Room image of room with long table with seating for eight