Plymouth Local Digital Collections

Plymouth Local History - Digital Collections

From the Bartlett Room - Special Collections Online

The Plymouth Tercentenary Photograph Collection, 159 historical photos from the 1920 and 1921 celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in Plymouth.

Annual Reports - Town of Plymouth

Annual reports for the years 1636 to 1783 (3 Volumes) and 1865 to 2015. These volumes are hosted at the Internet Archive (archive.org). To view an individual report, click the link and then select a year of your choice. You can view the file online in your browser or download the EPUB file.

Plymouth High School Yearbooks

Yearbooks from 1930 to 2016 (*with the exception of the years 1932 and 1948*) hosted at the website of the Internet Archive (archive.org). To view a yearbook, click the link and then select the year of your choice. As with the Annual Reports, these titles are available to view online or to download.

Cordage News

Company newsletter of the Plymouth Cordage Company. Monthly publication covering all employee related information, including announcements of hirings, retirements, births, engagements, weddings, and deaths (with many detailed obituaries). Published between 1945 and 1954. Available volumes 1-6 (1945 to 1950) and volumes 9-10 (1953 to 1954).

Beyond Plymouth Rock: Vol. I, The Ties That Bind

This popular history of 20th century Plymouth up to World War II explores the toils, triumphs, joys, and sorrows of people who lived through a period of extreme change and catastrophic world events. Publication of the Plymouth Public Library Corporation: print editions are also available to borrow and to purchase.

Beyond Plymouth Rock: Vol. II, A Welcoming Place

The second volume in our series explores post-WWII Plymouth through 1980. Like its predecessor, this volume is an oversized 176-page paperback book with 150 illustrations. A compelling look at our recent past. Publication of the Plymouth Public Library Corporation: print editions are also available to borrow and to purchase.

Burial Hill in the 1990s

This is the first major work that locates and documents conditions of more than 2,000 gravestones in Plymouth's oldest cemetery, dating from 1657. Publication of the Plymouth Public Library Corporation: print editions are also available to borrow and to purchase.

Return of the Dead : Plymouth During the Civil War

Civil War letters and articles transcribed from the three Plymouth newspapers published from 1861 to 1865: the Old Colony Memorial, the Plymouth Rock, and the (1863) merged Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth Rock. Through these letters, the residents of Plymouth followed the events of the Civil War and more particularly the lives of Plymouth soldiers.