Sharon Local History Collection


The Library maintains a collection of print materials related to the history of the Town of Sharon, including the following:

  • Books and documents relating to the history of Sharon (or Stoughtonham, as it was originally named).
  • Images and postcards of Sharon views, sites, buildings, and residents.
  • Maps and atlases of the area.
  • Personal manuscripts and other materials that record the history, experiences, and ancestry of Sharon individuals and families.
  • The Deborah Sampson Collection (the first known woman to impersonate a man in the U.S. Army when she served as a soldier during the American Revolution).
  • Sharon Annual Reports, Town Meeting Warrants, and Street Lists.
  • Vital Statistics: births, deaths, wills, and epitaphs.
  • Sharon High School yearbooks (Marsengolds).
  • Records that chronicle the history of Sharon organizations and institutions.
  • Materials that record the social and cultural heritage of past and present ethnic, immigrant, and religious groups in the community.

Access to the physical collection is by appointment only. Contact Information Services Librarian, Arielle Nathanson, via email at

A significant portion of the collection has been digitized and can be found in Digitized Sharon History.