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Below is list of resources you may find helpful
if you are looking for information about
Pymouth's past

ARCHIVES

General Collection

    Varied, filed by topic and family name. Readily

    accessible at the Historical Museum.

ARTIFACTS
D&M Collection

    Most on display. Includes catalogs, sporting equipment,

    home manufacturing equipment, etc. Some photos as    

    well.

General Collection

    Most artifacts are in storage on site. Log book available.

YLLA Pottery Collection

    Most on display. A variety of pieces created by multiple

    potters from the clay along the Baker River in West

    Plymouth.

 

BOOKS

History of Plymouth, NH (1963–1909) (Ezra Stearns)

    Volume I Narrative • Volume II Genealogy

    Full text online. Click title.

    Hard copies  for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($25/Vol • $40/Set).

    Hard copies for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

Twenty Decades in Plymouth, NH 1763–1963 (Eva Speare)

    Full text online. Click title

    Hard copies  for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($20 • Buy both Decades for $30)

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

Five More Decades in Plymouth, NH 1963–2013 (PHS)

    Hard copies  for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($20 • Buy both Decades for $30).

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

Plymouth, New Hampshire (Images of America) (PHS)

    Hard copies  for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($20).

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

On the Edge: Growing Up in Plymouth, NH 1951–1969 

(Mary Anne Hyde Saul)

    Hard copies  for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($30).

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

Draper & Maynard Sporting Goods Company:

A Community Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

(Louise Samaha McCormack)

    Hard copies  for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($30—Currently out of stock).

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

One Hundred Years of Service:

Plymouth State College 1871–1971 (Norton R. Bagley)

    Hard copy for reference at Historical Museum.

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library

    New and used copies for sale online.

Plymouth, Where My Viewpoints Crossed (Jim Hogan)

    Hard copies  for reference at Historical Museum.

    Hard copy for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

    New and used copies for sale online.

GRAVES

Index to Plymouth Cemeteries (1983)

(Transcribed by Norton R. Bagley and Michael O. Vacca)

    Hard copy at Historical Museum.

    Hard copy and searchable data at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copy at New Hampshire Historical Society.

NH Old Graveyard Association  Click title

Map of burial sites corresponding to Bagley & Vacca listing

    Full images online. Click title

Find-A-Grave  Click title

Online searchable database, many entries with photos.

    

MAPS

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map — Plymouth, NH (1902)

Multiple Maps. Interesting details

    Full images online. Click title

    Hard copy for reference at Historical Museum.

D.H. Hurd & Co. Map — Plymouth PO, NH (1892) 

Includes property owners' names and downtown detail.

    Zoomable image online. Click title

    Hard copy for reference at Historical Museum

Birdseye Map — Plymouth, NH (1883) 

    Full image online. Click title

    Hard copies for reference and reproductions for sale at

        Historical Museum ($5).

NEWSPAPERS

Available at PSU's Lamson Library:

  • Plymouth Record, library has 1956-1973 in print, as well as a number of scattered issues dating back to 1887,  located in Archives/Special collections.

  • Plymouth Record, library has 1900-1918, 1926-1973 in microfilm, Lower Level near Curriculum.

  • Record Citizen, library has 1973-1993 in microfilm, Lower Level near Curriculum.

  • Record Enterprise, library has 1993-last complete year in microfilm.  Lower Level near Curriculum.

  • Record Enterprise, current, print. Located on newspaper shelves, on the Main Level, near the entrance.

PHOTOS

Clark Residential Photos (c. 1930)

Photos of most homes/neighborhoods in town.

General Collection (Mid-1800s–Present)

    Varied collection. Less representation of more recent times.

    Older photos organized by theme. Some requests may take

    some time. Some fees may apply.

 

PSU Spinelli Archives  Click title

PSU Spinelli Archives Digital Collections  Click title

TOWN REPORTS

Plymouth Town Reports

Online copies by University of NH (1865–2024)

(some years missing). Click title.

    Hard copies for reference at Historical Museum.

    Hard copies for reference at Pease Public Library.

    Hard copies for reference at PSU's Lamson Library.

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