The Kennebec Historical Society collections are open to the public during research library hours (see home page). The society is endeavoring to catalogue its collections at the item level, that is, each item in the collection will be listed individually in the society database. Although this goal has not yet been reached, there are around 19,000 items or collections in the database. In a similar way, all names in each item will be catalogued in the database. Currently the catalogue contains in excess of 6500 names. The database is also searchable for specific addresses in Kennebec County communities.
Access to the collections is primarily through the database which is available on a computer in the research library. A research librarian is present during
the hours that the library is open and will help patrons use the database.
A research librarian can help access the database
In addition to the database, a number of paper finding aids are available. This includes an index to the 1938 WPA Tax Photographs of Augusta properties.
Kennebec Historical Society library occupies
new quarters at 107 Winthrop Street, Augusta. Publications
are located in first floor reading room. Manuscripts and
images are housed in closed stacks. The research librarian will supply these items on request. The building has handicap access to
the first floor.
A research librarian is available to assist researchers
Research services: Part of the
Society's mission is to disseminate knowledge of the history of Kennebec County communities. Volunteers have offered their time to provide limited research assistance to people who cannot come to the research library. Please send email requests
to: Researcher and provide as much relevant detail
as possible. Although there are no set fees for this research, donations
to support the work of KHS are welcome. More extensive research can be obtained at set fees.
June 10, 2016