Canal Archives

Throughout the United States, there are archives of canal materials in various libraries. To help canal researchers, below, is a listing of the known archives. Anyone knowing of others is requested to send that information including canals covered to Dave Barber at dgbarber@cs.com so that it can be added to this list.

Illinois:

Lewis University library, Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection, Romeoville, IL: Illinois and Michigan Canal, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Illinois Waterway.

Indiana:

Indiana State Archives, 6440 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Hours 9:00 - 4:00 Mon-Fri, Closed All State Holidays, Phone: 317-591-5222, Fax: 317-591-5324, Email: arc@icpr.in.gov, web site at www.in.gov/icpr  All the canal records of the State of Indiana

Massachusetts:

Harvard University Library, Cambridge, MA: Middlesex Canal

University of Massachusetts Lowell Library at the Mogen Cultural Center, Lowell MA

American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St  Worcester, MA 01609
508 471-1721 www.americanantiquarian.org:: Blackstone Canal, Canals in general

Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 www.worcesterhistory.org:   Blackstone Canal

New York:

Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY: New York Canals

New York State Museum, Albany, NY: New York Canals

Ohio:

University of Akron, Akron, OH

Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy  Dayton, OH 45435

Pennsylvania:

Lehigh University Linderman Library, Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh Canal, Morris Canal

National Canal Museum, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042, 610-991-0503 www.canals.org

State Historical Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Historical Society, 121 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906, Phone: 401.273.8107 www.rihs.org/libraryhome.htm  Blackstone Canal

Revised 8/8/13