Weymouth Historic and Digital Collections

Weymouth Historic Collection

Items in the Historic Collection may only be viewed by appointment. Patrons must review the Rules & Policies, complete a Researcher Application, and present a valid piece of identification before they can be given access to materials. Please call the Reference Desk at 781-337-1402 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

Click on a specific collection below to view a detailed finding aid:

Fifield Family Collection

Tufts Family Collection

Bates/Weston/Chapman Family Collection

Liberty Bell Collection

Pamphlet Collection

Fifield Anti-Slavery Book Collection


Fifield Music Collection

Civil War Collection

Fogg Library Records

Tufts Library Records

Weymouth Organization Records & Personal Papers

Fifield Cabinet Books

Newspaper Collection


Weymouth High School Yearbooks

The entire collection of Weymouth Public Library yearbooks has been digitized by Boston Public Library. 

From 1914 to 2013, you'll be able to view and download Weymouth High School yearbooks onto a personal device or computer. 

To view them, please visit our collection hosted at the Internet Archive.  


Historical Photograph and Image Collection

400 photographs, drawings, sketches and ephemera that capture life in Weymouth, spanning from 1775 to 2005. The collection includes images of the Stetson Shoe company, class and team photographs, Alley & Emery furniture sketches, historic buildings, city and town life and more. 

To view them, please visit our collection hosted on the Digital Commonwealth. 


Stetson Shoe Company Photographs

These photographs depict the employees, facilities, and products of the Stetson Shoe Company from 1899-1949. They were presented as an album to Henry S. Stowers on the anniversary of his 50 years of service with the company.

To view them, please visit our collection hosted on the Digital Commonwealth.           


Harry C. Belcher Lepidoptera Collection

Harry C. Belcher (1923-1998) of East Weymouth, Massachusetts began collecting butterflies in 1952 and amassed a collection of more than 5,000 specimens by the time he donated his collection to the Weymouth Public Libraries in 1974. As well as butterflies, the collection includes moths, beetles, tarantulas, bees, wasps, grasshoppers, katydids, and cocoons. Mr. Belcher traded butterflies with collectors in Japan, Brazil, India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Indonesia.  

To view them, please visit our collection hosted on the Digital Commonwealth. 


Thank you

Thank you to Boston Public Library, who provided free digitization services as part of a grant awarded by the MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) and funded by the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act). 

Digital Commonwealth is a non-profit collaborative organization that provides resources and services to support the creation, management, and dissemination of cultural heritage materials held by Massachusetts libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Digital Commonwealth currently has over 130 member institutions from across the state.