The purpose of the local history room housed at the Caldwell Public Library is to:
1. Develop a list of community resources (including but not limited to, area churches, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace and the Historical Society of West Caldwell) so as to share information.
2. Collect documentary materials relevant to the history of the Caldwells and what used to be 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.
At the present time, the local history room of the Caldwell Public Library contains a variety of library and archival materials, including books, pamphlets, maps, artifacts, and microfilm of the local newspaper (The Caldwell Progress). Most of the items are related directly to the history of the Caldwells.
Visitors to the local history room must comply with all Library rules, written or otherwise.
Local history room materials do not circulate and researchers are supervised at all times.
To access materials in the local history room, including microfilms, patrons must make an appointment.
Unprocessed materials are not available for research.
Undirected/casual surveys of local history room materials are not permitted.