Digital Commonwealth

Local History Digital Collection

Malden Public Library

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Settled in 1629 as Mystic Side, Malden is rich in local and family history. The Malden Public Library houses the local history and the family histories in the 1885 Converse Memorial Building (36 Salem Street) with other special collections.

The Local History Collection includes the vital records of the town of Malden from 1649-1850, city annual reports, poll books, city directories, high school publications, and many other titles on local churches, clubs and other organizations.

In addition, there are many books, both fiction and nonfiction, written by local authors.

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