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Welcome to the Danvers Archival Center


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Danvers Archival Center is currently unable to take walk-in visitors or directly receive telephone calls. We hope to fully-staffed again after Labor Day.

If you have an inquiry for the Archives, please call the Library’s main number, 978-774-0554 or email We will respond to all inquiries as quickly as is possible.

Thank you for your understanding.



The Archival Center houses a wonderful and diverse collection of two–dimensional materials that relate to the history of Salem Village and Danvers from the 17th century to the present. Our books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, newspapers and other materials are available to anyone interested in finding out more about Salem Village witchcraft, any aspect or era of Danvers history, local architecture, and local genealogy. Interested persons are urged to call, email or visit us during our open hours.

Richard B. Trask
Town Archivist