Local History Collection

Online Books

Online Oral Histories - Tewksbury Residents

Local History Room Holdings

Vital Records of Tewksbury to the End of the Year 1849

Tewksbury Town Directories

  • List of Residents by Streets, Ages 17 Years and Over (1965 - present (incomplete))
  • Telephone Directories (1998 - present)
  • Cole Directory for Lowell and its Vicinity (2005 - 2014)

Maps

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Lowell Area (microfilm)
  • Local Historical and Contemporary Maps

Town Newspapers on Microfilm

  • Merrimack Valley Advertiser (Mar 21, 1957 - Dec 21, 1958; Apr 2, 1959 - Feb 26, 1992)
  • Tewksbury Advertiser (Mar 4, 1992 - Dec 2000)
  • Tewksbury Advocate (Jan 1, 2001 - Present)
  • Tewksbury Town Crier (Jan 2003 - Present) For older issues see the Wilmington Library online database that covers 1955-2015.

Town Newspapers & Yearbooks Digitized
The 2015 issues of the Tewksbury Advocate and The Tewksbury Town Crier are now fully indexed and searchable online as are the Scroll high school yearbooks. Click here for access.

Please note, we do not have the following years:  

  • Yearbooks prior to 1947
  • 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961-64, 1969, 1996 and 2005.

Tewksbury History Topics

  • Anne Sullivan and the Tewksbury Hospital
  • Captain John Trull (Tewksbury Minuteman)
  • King Philip's War
  • Lowell Mill Girls and Women
  • Merrimack River
  • Mico Kaufman (local sculptor)
  • Tewkesbury, England (Town namesake)
  • Town Anniversaries (including 200th Anniversary Time Capsule)
  • Tewksbury State Hospital (State Almshouse)

Link to online historical patient registers
Visit the Public Health Museum at Tewksbury Hospital

  • Town of Tewksbury Annual Reports (1878 - present)
  •  Wamesit Indians