The archival collections of the Peninsula Library and Historical Society are focused around the communities located in the Cuyahoga Valley vicinity, including Peninsula, Boston Township, Boston Village, Everett, Boston Heights, Ira and Jaite. Summit County history is collected to a large extent, with a general collection covering Northeastern Ohio. Specific collections include: local authors, maps and other flat items, Boston Township census records on microfilm, a vast photographic collection, records for Cedar Grove, Boston, Everett, Mater Dolorosa, and Fairview cemeteries, the Martha Morris memorial scrapbooks, newspaper clippings files, and the general collection of Ohio books and periodicals.

Local History Research

The Peninsula Library and Historical Society built the Roush Room in 1990 to preserve and make available the special collection of books, pamphlets, cemetery records, clippings, correspondence, and privately written histories pertaining to Boston Township and the Village of Peninsula. This special collection does not circulate, but most of it is available to be photocopied. Historical collections curator, Randolph Bergdorf, is available by appointment for extended reference assistance. Please call 330-657-2291.