Local History Archive

library circa 1980Our Special Collections/Local History Archive is not available to the public at this time.

Our Local History Archive showcases the local history of Mansfield, CT using resources held by the Mansfield Town Clerk and Public Library.

Check back often as new material continues to be added.

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Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

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