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Local History

The J. V. Fletcher Library can help you discover local history or research your family’s roots. Our Local History collection is located the second floor of the library near the Reference Desk.

  • Our COVID-19 Digital Archive
  • Microfilm of Westford Town reports, school records, tax records, vital records.
  • Westford Street listings and City directories
  • Westford Eagle on microfilm, and digitized copies from 1970-1990 and from 2005-2019
  • Scrapbooks of Westford related articles from the Lowell Sun (1931-1962)
  • Vertical file of Westford related materials:  citizens, churches, schools, town departments, military, monuments, recreation, geology, industry, Wal-Mart, Revere Bells
  • Town meeting warrants, budgets and Westford By-laws
  • Digital copies of the Jubb Brothers Civil War letters
  • The Rustic, a newspaper that included local news from Westford and surrounding towns for the year 1885
  • Civil War letters and manuscripts concerning the Sanitary Commission in Westford
  • Map case containing historic and present day maps
  • Reminiscences and oral histories by local students and residents
  • Westford Knight collection of manuscripts, magazine and newspaper articles and books
  • Westford Writers collection

For assistance or to make an appointment with the Local History Librarian, Virginia Moore, call the Reference Desk at 978-399-2304.

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