The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives

Welcome to the new, improved, enlarged W. B. Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives!


The Nickerson Archives maintains a collection of over 10,000 items dated from the 17th century to the present that reflect the history and development of Cape Cod.  The collection includes photographs, newspapers, maps, books, scrimshaw, whaling artifacts, yearbooks, ship models, genealogies, diaries, logbooks, oral histories, and more.  All interested members of the public are welcome!

To schedule a research appointment, learn more about our collections, or donate materials to the archives, please contact Archivist Mary LaBombard:

Phone: (508) 362-2131 x4445


Monday – Wednesday12:30pm–4:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm–4:30 pm

or by appointment


You can explore our resources by using the links located on the right side of our webpage. Find an alphabetical list of our finding aids, a description of our college records, and examples of our manuscripts, organized by subject for your convenience. You can also find useful links to related websites and other local historical organizations.


Still can't find what you need? Try searching our regional library catalog! Most of our materials can be found in CLAMS – just look for the NICKERSON call numbers.


We are always expanding our digital collections, so that they can be accessible from anywhere. Be sure to check out what we have recently added to the Internet Archive!



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