Open Thursday & Friday from 11:00 AM until 4 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Holiday Closings.
The Society’s Research Library and Archives is a specialized collection dealing in depth with the history of Stamford, Connecticut, from pre-settlement to the present. Its holdings consists of books, pamphlets, and periodicals (7,800 catalogued) and 500 linear feet of boxed manuscript materials from the 17th century to the present, (20 completed manuscript record groups, 141 inventoried manuscript collections and other finding aids).
In addition, there are 200 bound manuscripts dating from the 18th to 20th centuries; 18th, 19th, & 20th century maps, atlases, and newspapers.
Also included are a 10-volume survey of Stamford’s historic structures, over 1200 vertical files containing information on local organizations, schools, government, biographies, transportation and churches & synagogues, city directories, W. P. A. Stamford and Darien Cemetery inscription volume. The Photographic Archives are part of the Research Library also.
The library is designed as a research and reference collection. All material is available for use on site only. For borrowing, the Ferguson Library has many books on the history of Stamford available. A work in progress is adding our holdings to the online catalog of the Ferguson Library.
- Records Groups, Publications, etc.
- searchable Bibliography of Stamford
- List of Inventoried Collection
- List of Record Groups and selected actual texts
- List of Vertical Files
Volunteer help is always welcome!