Brookline Historical Society
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Massachusetts and Boston History
Town Sources
Brookline Public Library Brookline Preservation Commission
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  • Brookline Town Hall, 617-730-2089
Town Records: Misc Town Records: Annual Reports
Annual reports of the Town of Brookline from 1838 to the present are available in the Brookline Room of the Brookline Public Library. These include reports from the Board of Selectmen and various town departments. The following annual reports, digitized as part of the Google Books project, are available online.
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Expand menu1870 - 1889
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Hidden Brookline
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  • The Hidden Brookline Committee was created by the town to document the history of slavery and freedom in Brookline.
Books about Brookline History
  1. Goddard, Samuel Aspinwall. Recollections of Brookline. Being an Account of the Houses, the Families, and the Roads, in Brookline, in the Years 1800 to 1810. Birmingham, Eng.: E.C. Osborne, 1873. Internet Archive
  2. Woods, Harriet F. Historical Sketches of Brookline, Mass. Boston: Robert S. Davis & Co.:,1874. Internet Archive | Google Books
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Brookline: The History of a Favored Town. Brookline, MA: C.A.W. Spencer, 1897. Internet Archive | Google Books
  4. Denehy, John William. A History of Brookline, Massachusetts, from the First Settlement of Muddy River until the Present Time. Brookline, MA: The Brookline Press Co., 1906. Internet Archive | Google Books
  5. Curtis, John Gould. History of the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts. Boston New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1933 Minuteman Library Network record
  6. Kramer, Jean. Brookline, Massachusetts : A Pictorial History. Boston: Historical Publishing Co., 1989 Minuteman Library Network record
  7. Hardwicke, Greer and Roger Reed. Brookline (Images of America series). Charleston, SC : Arcadia, 1998. Minuteman Library Network record
  8. Reed, Roger G. and Greer Hardwicke. Carriage House to Auto House : A Guide to Brookline's Transportation Buildings to 1940. Brookline, MA. : Brookline Preservation Commission, Dept. of Planning and Community Development, 2002. Minuteman Library Network record
Neighborhood History