Lincoln Public Library Records

Dublin Core


Lincoln Public Library Records


The collection comprises ledgers with records of the first, second, and third social libraries, and some documents relating to the social libraries (1798-1871); also included are early records of the Lincoln Public Library including catalogs and financial records, documentation relating to construction of the 1884 library building with photographs, and early accession, borrowers, and trustees records; also includes administrative and financial records, 20th century; records relating to 1958 and 1987 additions; records relating to gifts, bequests, memorials; photographs and clippings; materials relating to library anniversaries, and miscellaneous records and ephemera.


Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, Mass.


Lincoln Public Library, 19th century -- ongoing.



Collection Items

Constitution of the third Social Library in the Town of Lincoln, Mass., 1840
Recto and verso views of the Constitution for the [Third] Social Library in Lincoln, Mass.: manuscript, January 1840.

Lincoln Library Reading Room, 1884
Photograph of man seated in Lincoln Library's reading room (presently known as the "Tarbell Room"), circa 1884.

Lincoln Library with Hoover extension, South view, 1970
Black and white photograph of south view of the Lincoln Public Library (from Trapelo Road and northeast), showing 1959 addition by architect Henry Hoover.

Studying in the Tarbell Room, 1962
Black and white photograph of eight people studying in the Tarbell Room of the Lincoln Public Library.

Librarians in 19th century dress for Lincoln Public Library Centennial Celebration
Black and white photograph of Lincoln librarians Ellen Sisco and Evelyn Hind dressed up in 19th century clothing for the Lincoln Public Library's Centennial Celebration. Sisco is seated and sharing a book with Hind (standing).

Fourth of July parade spectators in front of Lincoln library
Black and white photograph of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Public Library to watch the Fourth of July parade during Lincoln's Centennial Celebration in 1984.

Lincoln Public Library Fourth of July float, 1984
Color photo of Lincoln Library's float for the Fourth of July parade in 1984. Image shows a red truck/float in front of the First Parish Church in Lincoln. The float has a big sign on its side that reads, "A Book is a Journey..." Children with…

Young reader with bubble gum
Black and white photograph of a child reading in the Lincoln Public Library and blowing a chewing gum bubble.

Children's Advisory Committee
Black and white photo of five children standing on the front steps of the Lincoln Public Library. The children are part of the Children's Advisory Committee at the library.

Dr. George Grosvenor Tarbell, First Chairman of the Trustees
Sepia-toned photograph mounted on board (carte de visite) showing Dr. George G. Tarbell standing next to a chair. Handwritten caption underneath image reads, "Dr. George G. Tarbell. Nephew of the donor and first Chairman of the Trustees."
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