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James Stevenson & Josie Merck Stevenson
Library & Archives

The Greenwich Historical Society is the only organization focused expressly on preserving Greenwich history in all its diversity. Preservation is a fluid, ongoing process, so we continuously collect, catalog and preserve tens of thousands of historical documents relating to life in Greenwich.

The Library & Archives consist of over 1,300 linear feet of personal papers and manuscripts, records and photographs, histories, genealogies, catalogs and maps, as well as audio and videotapes, pertaining to all aspects of Greenwich history, Bush-Holley Historic Site and the Cos Cob art colony.

The Library is open to the public Wednesdays during regular operating hours or by appointment.

This portal provides virtual access to selections from our extensive physical collections and includes personal papers, genealogical material, photographs, maps and plot plans, and the records of educational and religious organizations, businesses and associations.

The Library Catalog provides information about all the books, periodicals, pamphlets, etc. in the research library. It can be searched by title, author, subject/topic and provides information to locate the item on the shelves.

A finding aid is a tool to find information in a specific collection. It usually provides a brief description to provide background and context for the collection. It is arranged to help a researcher to quickly determine which series or folder(s) may contain relevant information.

The John Henry Twachtman Catalogue Raisonné is the result of over twenty-five years of research and development by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D. This free digital resource offers a detailed record of the artist’s oeuvre, life, exhibitions and other materials by the artist, who lived in Greenwich from 1890 to 1899.

Explore the basics of caring for family history collections, including physical objects and archival records, and digital collections of photographs, emails and home videos.