Many local organizations hold archives of important historical documents. Here the Norwood library has documented and described the holdings of municipal departments, schools, churches, the hospital and the historical society in Norwood.
This information was generated as the result of a 2003 grant from the Massachusetts Historical Records Advisory Board and Secretary of State William Galvin. The Library invited municipal departments, religious, social and civic organizations to participate. An archivist was hired to visit the participating organizations. At each location records were surveyed and a description recorded. A printed guide to the participating organizations and the documents surveyed is available in the Library Reference Department. This Database is a complete catalog of the items which the archivist saw at each location. For information about how to examine the actual documents please call each organization directly.