Library + Archives

The Library & Archives consist of over 1,300 linear feet of personal papers and manuscripts, organizational records and photographic materials; printed works such as histories, genealogies, catalogs, maps and atlases and audio and videotape, pertaining to all aspects of Greenwich history, Bush-Holley Historic Site and the Cos Cob art colony.


Our library and archives will be moving to a more spacious, user-friendly, HVAC-controlled facility in the building currently under construction on our reimagined campus. In order to accurately notate, pack and move more than 1,300 linear feet of primary and secondary source material pertaining to all aspects of Greenwich history, the current library and archives is closed to visitors until the site’s reopening in fall 2018.

Research requests may be made through the online research request form and all efforts to assist in a timely fashion will be made.

We appreciate your patience as we enter the home stretch of our reimagined campus construction and can’t wait to welcome you to our exciting new campus this fall.

Search the Catalog

Many of the finding aids (descriptive guides to historical records) and a sampling of the book catalog are now searchable online. Click here to search the catalog. NOTE: Not all available material can be searched online at this time. Feel free to ask the archivist if we have what you are seeking.

Research Services

Remote research service is available if you are unable to visit the Library & Archives in person.

Complete the online research request form.

Download an explanation of our research service process and associated fees.


Photocopies and digital photo-reproduction services are available for a fee. Permission to publish reproductions of material owned by the Historical Society must be obtained from the archivist before publication. A separate publication fee will be applied.

For more information, click here.


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