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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Archives and Special Collections


Finding Digital Collections

Our collections are accessible online in numerous ways; many are listed under Digital Collections but new materials are regularly being added. To search all of our digitized materials visit the websites below.

  • ArchivesSpace
    ArchivesSpace is our guide to archival collections. You can search by keyword, subject, or person by using the search box. You can also browse the collections by clicking on Resources. When you find a collection of interest, you can print out a guide by clicking on 'Print' in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

  • Digital Repository
    Here you will find digitized booklets, pamphlets, maps, graduate theses, and images. 

  • Flickr
    Flickr is our home for photographs, stereoviews, postcards, and ephemera.

  • Internet Archives
    You can find yearbooks fom the Salem Normal School, Salem Teachers College, and Salem State College on Internet Archives.

  • Library Catalog
    Search the library catalog for Special Collection books and journals available in the Reading Room.

  • YouTube
    Salem State College Arts Festival: A Symposium Tribute to Jack Kerouac, 1973. This was one of the first symposiums that recognized Kerouac's work. It featured poetry readings by Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and a panel discussion on Kerouac featuring Ginsberg, Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Peter Orlovsky, Stanley Twardowicz, Aaron Latham, and Charles Jarvis. Here is a blog post about the collection.

Viewing Collections Online

Looking for something specific? Use these links to navigate.

  • Books & Pamphlets
    An assortment of books and ephemera related to the history of Salem, Massachusetts.

  • College Catalogs
    The College Catalog collection consists of catalogs from the Salem Normal School and Salem Teachers College, 1856-1960.

  • Essex County Lithographs
    19th-century scenes of Essex County by George H. Walker and Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Historic Maps
    World, North American, and local historic maps.

  • Photographs
    19th and 20th-century photographs, postcards, and stereoviews are available on Flickr.

  • Salem Normal School
    Catalogs, examination and graduation programs, publications, photographs, and yearbooks, 1854-1932.

  • Student Scholarship
    Graduate theses, honors theses, and student zines.

  • Special Collections Video
    Salem State College Lady Vikings 1986 basketball season. The team won the Division III basketball championship.

  • Yearbooks
    Yearbooks from the Salem Normal School, Salem Teachers College, and Salem State College.