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Archives / Local History

The Glennon Archives is the repository for Woburn Public Library’s historical collections. Dr. Thomas J. Glennon was a local historian and Library Trustee between 1947 and 1994.  The Archives includes the Woburn Collection, The Local History Collection, the Archive Collections and the Museum.

The Woburn Collection consists largely of published works relating to Woburn and its inhabitants. This collection is located on the first floor of the Library and can be accessed by speaking to a Reference Librarian. The Local History collection is made up of published works including genealogies, military histories and histories of surrounding towns and cities. These books are on call and are also accessed through a Reference Librarian.  The Archive Collections of unpublished manuscripts, photographs and other materials are available for research by appointment with the Archivist. None of the items in these Collections circulate; they must be used in the Library only.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Glennon Archives

Archives Research Request Form

Archives Blog

Stories from the Archives

Woburn Photographers

Woburn Images

Glennon Archives Hours:

Winter Hours:
By Appointment

Summer Hours:
By Appointment


Tom Doyle – Archivist
Sue Ellen Holland – Archives Assistant