About Chelmsford History
The Chelmsford Public Library needs your participation in a town-wide history project. In recent years, there has been growing concern that without proper preservation and documentation, much of the history of the Town of Chelmsford will be lost. We understand that there are several collections of historical documents and artifacts throughout Chelmsford, belonging to different town groups and organizations. The Chelmsford Public Library, with the assistance of Chelmsford Telemedia, would like to lead an on-going project that will identify these records and objects, and help to ensure that they live on for future generations.
The long-range goal of this project is a thorough documentation of historical town records, and improved public access to this information. We would also like to digitize as much of this information as possible, to make it easier and safer for students, researchers, the curious and the inquisitive to use these resources.
As the project progresses, updates and available information will be posted here. If you have questions about this project, or would like information on being a part of it, please contact Brian Herzog, Head of Reference, at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x211.
Examples of Other Projects
- http://www.sudbury.ma.us/archives - The Sudbury Archives Project began in November, 1991 as an effort to create a thorough index and database of the large collection of pre-1850 documents within the town of Sudbury, MA
- http://www.chelmsfordgov.com/CHCwebsite - Chelmsford Historical Commission's online collection
- http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/Collection.html - Danvers Archival Center - explains how the collection encompasses the history of the community, with example documents
- http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org - Online access to MA's museums, historical societies, colleges, and other institutions with digital collections.
- http://www.ohiomemory.org - Discover primary sources from archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums that document Ohio's past from prehistory through 1903
- http://www.massmemories.net - Your family's place in Massachusetts History
- http://www.ipswichmuseum.net - Ipswich (MA) Historical Society & Museums
- http://www.archives.gov - National Archives and Records Administration
- http://www.northfieldhistory.org - Northfield, MN, is undertaking a similar project, the Northfield History Collaborative, spearheaded by the municipal and county historical societies and the two local colleges
- http://www.mainehistory.org - Maine Historical Society, with uses PastPerfect Online for their online catalog