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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be added to this list.
Lewis University library, Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection, Romeoville, IL: Illinois and Michigan Canal, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Illinois Waterway.
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: email@example.com, web site at www.in.gov/icpr All the canal records of the State of Indiana
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
Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, NY: New York Canals
New York State Museum, Albany, NY: New York Canals
University of Akron, Akron, OH
Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy Dayton, OH 45435
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 Historical Society, 121 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906, Phone: 401.273.8107 www.rihs.org/libraryhome.htm Blackstone Canal