Local History Collection

The Caldwell Public Library Local History Collection’s purpose is to:

  1. Develop a list of community resources, so as to share information.
  2. Collect materials relevant to the history of the Caldwells and the “Horseneck” area of Essex County to be used for research, education, and exhibition.
  3. Actively solicit relevant contributions to the local history room.
  4. Organize, preserve, and maintain materials for maximum accessibility.

Materials in the local history collection, including microfilms are available by appointment.


*New Local History Series – Watch special programs for our Centennial Celebration.

Combined Finding Aids – Follow this link to get an idea of what is in the collection.

Sharing Our Stories – Listen to Oral Histories from Caldwellians.

Caldwell Building Survey – Visit this link to see the Caldwell Building Survey, completed by Gene Collerd in the late 1940s.

Online Exhibits – Use this link to see special exhibits from the Local History Collection.

House History Research Guide – Interested in what your home has seen and experienced? Use this guide to learn more!


Genealogy Resources

Essex County History and Genealogy Pathfinder

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