Historic Collection

A picture of an old building.

Methuen High School Yearbooks

The Methuen High School’s Yearbooks are available in online versions. Peruse for free and enjoy high school history and memories from 1928 through the present. These yearbooks were digitized in partnership with the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth.


Massachusetts Vital Records

Find information and contact for the vital records department of the Mass. State Government. Check online to access the Massachusetts Archives for vital records from 1841-1910.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850— including most cities and towns in Massachusetts—are available for review in the Reference Department of the Nevins Library. Please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance with these materials.


The Nevins Library has a collection of newspapers dating back to Methuen’s early 1800’s. The microfilms include Methuen
Weekly News, The Methuen Transcript, and the Lawrence Eagle Tribune (from 1890–present). To access these items, visit us at the Reference Department. We’re happy to show you the reels and assist you with using the microfilm reader machine. Printing is available at 10 cents/page.

City Directories

The Nevins Library owns many city directories and other vital records. Materials may be reviewed in the Reference Department. Our Reference Librarians are happy to assist with these items.