Digital Collections

The City of Chelsea has a long and interesting history, from original settlement in 1624 to major fires in 1908 and 1973, and most recently the state-imposed receivership in 1991. 

In 1970, the Historical Archives in the library were instituted as a depository for any resources relating to Chelsea History. Since that time, hundreds of students, scholars, teachers, historians, city officials and city residents have made use of the Archives.