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 Peterborough Town Library Digital Archive

Visit the online archive

Includes the following newspapers that are fully indexed and searchable online.

  • Contoocook Transcript 1849-1854
    Peterborough Messenger 1847-1848
    Peterborough Transcript, 1849-2006
    Monadnock Ledger Transcript, 2006-2015, 2018, 2020-June 2023.

    Conval Yearbooks 1945-2017 (missing years 1946, 1948-1952, 1957)

Phoenix Mill, Peterborough
Phoenix Mill, Peterborough, NH

Local History Collection

Below is a brief list of some of the more popular materials available in the Local History Collection (in print).

  • Peterborough Town Library history collection
  • Town Histories (Includes histories for most of the Monadnock region.)
  • Yearbooks ConVal High School  (1971-Present)
  • Yearbooks Peterborough High School (1945-1971)
  • Town Reports for Town of Peterborough
  • Materials on the history of MacDowell

Looking for Primary Source Materials?

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is the home of a rich historical archive that documents the history of Peterborough and the Monadnock Region.

The Morison Library & Archives offers the community access to thousands of letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs and other documents that record our past. Primary source materials include extensive holdings on the town’s 19th century mills and manufacturers, genealogical materials, and tax records.

Contact the Monadnock Center for more information:

The Monadnock Center for History & Culture

19 Grove Street (PO Box 58)
Peterborough, NH 03458
Hours: Wed-Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.