Scrapbooks collection

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts



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This collection consists of fifty-four scrapbooks on a variety of topics and including many different types of materials. Some scrapbooks include newspaper clippings while others include ephemera. Still others include personal materials such as sketches or poems. Please see individual scrapbooks' descriptions for further information.


Descriptive Terms


Physical Description

54 scrapbooks

Custodial History

The items in this collection each have their own unique provenance. See individual scrapbook descriptions.

Collection Code


Collection Name

Scrapbooks collection

Reference Code


Record Details


Historic New England (Organization) (Compiler)

Material Type



This collection is available for research.


The physical condition of the scrapbooks varies. See individual scrapbook descriptions for details.

Description Level


Language Note

The majority of the materials in this collection are in English. Other languages may be present.

Preferred Citation

Scrapbook [#, Title]. Scrapbooks collection (MS004). Historic New England, Library and Archives.

Processing Information

The scrapbooks in this collection were described by Library and Archives staff as each scrapbook was acquired. They were cataloged in their current form by Sally Hinkle in 2013. The collection information was written by Abigail Cramer in 2013.

Rules and Conventions

This finding aid is DACS-compliant.

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

The scrapbooks in this collection was created as individual items, each with it's own creator and intent, and they were grouped into this collection by Historic New England Library and Archives staff. The scrapbooks were aquired through many different gifts of individual scrapbooks or sets of scrapbooks. Detailed acquisition information is available for individual items when possible, and a more complete historical note is available for each when possible as well.



The scrapbooks are numbered in approximately the order in which they were received, and they are described in that order.