Newspapers Archives

This collection is a newspaper archive for Derry and the surrounding area from 1880-2016. It includes pages from The Derry News, Derry Enterprise, Salem Enterprise, Manchester Advertiser, Nutfield News and Derry Times. Microfilm is available for viewing in the New Hampshire Room.

Obituary Index

This is a searchable obituary index covering obituaries from the Derry News from 1880-1886, 1912 and 1915 through present. This index does not contain the actual obituaries, but it does tell you in which issue a particular obituary is published. (Updated monthly)

Derry Town Reports

Downloadable PDFs of Derry Town Reports from 1858-2008. This website is maintained by the University of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Room holds town reports from 1848-2004.

Derry City Directories

Fully searchable Derry City Directories from 1904, 1937, 1942, 1947 and 1948, 1966, 1973, 1977 and 1980. 1942, 1947-1948 include the towns Derry and Chester. Look up individuals, businesses, organizations and more.

Historic Postcards of Derry

Enjoy browsing through our extensive collection of vintage postcards, front and back! Collection courtesy of the Derry Museum of History.

Derry Public Library Scrapbooks from 1926-1984

  Our newly digitized scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, library announcements, reading lists and some great photos! Physical copies can be found in our New Hampshire Room in the Historical Collection.

New Hampshire Public Libraries: A Digital Archive

Browse historic pictures of the Derry Public Library, 1911-2005

Forest Hill Cemetery Project

The Forest Hill Cemetery Project is an index which compiles abstracted information from many sources, including but not limited to historic books, cemetery records, obituaries and vital records.

Historic Home Survey

The Town of Derry sponsored a survey of historic homes back in 1986. Photographs of homes and results from the survey are available online and in the New Hampshire Room. Search your historic home and then see the useful tips on house history research page.

Willey’s Book of Nutfield

A fully searchable digitized version of Willey’s Book of Nutfield held at Archive.org. This is a foundational text of the history of Derry, published in 1895.