Library Archives

Statement of Purpose: The Sullivan Public Library Archives collects, preserves, and makes available materials related to the history of Sullivan, New Hampshire.

Location: The archives is located at the Sullivan Public Library at 436 Centre Street in Sullivan Center, next to the fire station.

Click here to read the collection descriptions and to view sample images of items in the collections.

Click here to see the index of public records. 

Note:  The collections and archives are continually updated.  Contact Chris Pratt, archivist, for more information.

Contact: Inquiries are welcome.

Our mailing address is:

Sullivan Public Library Archives
P.O. Box 92
Sullivan, NH 03445

Our e-mail address is:

Our telephone number is (603) 847-3458 (See public library hours for availability).

Our archivist may be reached at (603) 847-3271 (evenings only).

Visits: It is strongly suggested that visits be arranged in advance because the archivist is a volunteer and not always present when the library is open.

Copying: Copying is 10 to 15 cents per page depending on the size and shape of the document requested.
Research: Researchers may be charged for the archivist’s time depending on the degree of difficulty involved with the research question. Such fees will be negotiated and agreed to prior to commencing the work.

Copyright: Many of the items in the collection reside in the public domain. Determination of the copyright status of non-public domain items will reside with the archivist. No copyrighted item will be reproduced in any form by a researcher until proper permission is obtained under the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Ownership: The Sullivan Public Library Archives is the owner of all items in its collection except for public documents. Any item used by researchers in subsequent publication will contain reference to the archives. Suggested citation: Sullivan (NH) Public Library Archives, name of the collection, location of the item within the collection.

Collection Overview: The Sullivan Public Library Archives contain artifacts, manuscripts, papers, books, and town records that represent our town’s history from the first settlement circa 1770 to the present. The library began assembling the collection in the late 1970s. In 1997, an addition to the library was constructed that contained a room specifically for the archives.