Digital Collections

Cranes Guards Flag
Cranes Guards Flag Sketch

The Canton Public Library and the Canton Historical Society have made digital images available of lots of treasures from Canton’s past. The Crane’s Guards Flag (c. 1823) above left and the sketched image above right are just two examples.

Canton High School Yearbooks

Digital collection of Canton High School yearbooks for the years: 1924, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1951, 1956-1960, 1962-1975, 1977-2012.

Canton Remembers Our Veterans Exhibit 

On October 21st, 2017 Veterans and their loved ones gathered at The Canton Public Library to have their keepsake photographs and items scanned for presentation here and archiving at Digital Commonwealth. 

COVID-19 Digital Time Capsule

This digital repository hosted by the Canton Public Library is for the collection and preservation of the written experience and photos/video/audio contributed by the Canton community as we respond to the impact on our daily lives of the global pandemic brought on by the highly contagious virus COVID-19.  Efforts were made to solicit input across varying age groups utilizing communication through the Canton Public Library, the Canton Public School system, the COA, town departments, The Canton Citizen newspaper and other avenues of outreach.  The Canton Public Library reserves the right to edit for clarity and brevity before digital publication.

Submit your items to our COVID-19 Digital Time Capsule!

Digital Commonwealth

Digital Commonwealth provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts.

Library Scrapbook

Names of Men and Women Listed as Residents of the Town of Canton, Massachusetts (1939-1946)

Digital collection of Town of Canton Resident Lists for 1939-1946. 

Physical copies of resident directories are available in the Edward Bolster Local History Room for the years 1939-1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955-1961, 1963, 1964, and 1966-current. Email for information about access.

School Committee, Annual Reports (1846-1886)

Annual Reports for the School Committee of the Town of Canton, 1846-1849, 1851-1881, 1886.