The mission of the Town of Concord Archives is to collect, catalog, preserve and provide access to the permanent and historically significant records of the Town of Concord Government. The Town Archives supports the Town and its residents by preserving Town records and making these records known and available to researchers, students, genealogists, scholars, authors, and anyone else who may wish to research the workings and history of the New England town government.
The holdings of the Town of Concord Archives include historical vital records (births, deaths, and marriages), town meeting minutes, select board records, annual reports, early town records (1639-1876), and the records of other departments, boards, and committees. We are creating a much more detailed catalog of our holdings and making many of these records available digitally.
The Municipal Archivist manages the Town Archives, who works closely with the Curator of Special Collections of the Concord Free Public Library. For questions regarding the holdings of the Town of Concord Archives or to request access, please contact Special Collections,
Written email requests are preferred so that we can provide you with a detailed response.
Concord Anniversary Celebrations - Collections Guide The Town of Concord Archives and the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library house several collections related to celebrations of the Town Birthday (September 12, 1635) and the Anniversary of the Concord Fight (April 19, 1775). With the Semiquincentennial (250th) anniversary of the Concord Fight approaching on April 19, 2025, and the Quadricentennial (400th) Town Birthday coming on September 12, 2035, we have seen increased interest in these collections. This guide was created to help direct people to the varied resources.
Concord Bridges (The Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Concord, Massachusetts, from January 1, 1921, to December 31, 1921)
Revolutionary-Era Concord Town Records (1774 - 1776)
Town of Concord Annual Reports (1834 - 1862)