Digital Collections

Female workers_005.jpgOur collections are being digitized and made available through our website, OCLC WorldCat, Internet Archive, Digital Commonwealth, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Digital Commonwealth
Search the Lawrence History Center Photograph Collection (partial) containing photographs from 1845 to present, which chronicle the history of the people and places of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Our online exhibition, Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History, is one of seven exhibitions that were part of the DPLA April 2013 launch in Boston. Through this project and others in process, we move toward providing equal access to information in order to promote education in the broadest sense of the term.

Internet Archive
Currently the Alice Winifred O'Connor's Immigration Thesis (1914) and Diaries are available in Internet Archive. We will be adding additional materials on an ongoing basis.


Tue–Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed

Address & Phone

6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.