Local History Resources at the Falmouth Public Library

The Falmouth Public Library Reference staff kept a “pamphlet file” for many years with clippings of articles from newspapers and magazines, and pamphlets and other paper ephemera, about both Falmouth and Cape Cod. The majority of the items included in the files date from about 1980-2010, although there are both earlier and later items. The public has always been able to come in and consult the files in person if researching a Falmouth or Cape history topic, but we’re happy to announce that we now have a digital index for these clippings.

It is in two sections, one covering Falmouth, and the other covering Cape Cod. Folder titles range from Affordable Housing and Artists to Wampanoag and Water Quality and the indexes are arranged as spreadsheets reflecting the alphabetical structure of the filing system. If you browse the index and find something you’d like to see, just ask and we can probably scan and email it to you!

Falmouth Pamphlet File Index

Cape Cod Pamphlet File Index

As many know, we also have access to the digitized Falmouth Enterprise and the Cape Cod Times on microfilm, as well as an extensive collection of books about Falmouth and Cape Cod history. We are also able to help refer you to other local institutions who may have more relevant information depending on your particular question. Stop by the desk and ask a librarian to help you get started on your Falmouth History project!


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