About the NHA Library & Archives

The Nantucket Historical Association Research Library is a special collections repository of primary resources focusing on Nantucket history.

Our collections contain more than 5,000 volumes and 50,000 photographs, as well as archival documents such as ship's logs, account books, family papers, and scrapbooks.

Research
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Genealogy research
Isabel Kaldenbach's "Inventory of Black Nantucketers"

Collections
Barney Genealogical Record
Manuscript Collections
Book, Printed Materials & Audio-Visual Collections
Photograph Collections
Oral History Collection
Sanborn Maps

Lewis Funeral Home Records (1894–1965
)
Digital Exhibitions

Assistance
Getting started in genealogical research at the Nantucket Historical Association
Guide to Historical Records and Genealogical Resources of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Oral History Guidelines for the Nantucket Community
Researching your historic Nantucket house

Services
Photographic and digital reproductions
Research services

Fellowships
Verney Fellowship

Information
Hours of Operation
Directions
Frequently-asked Questions
Making a donation
Cemetery Inscription Project
Volunteering

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