archives2The Mahwah Museum has a rich collection of personal and family papers, business papers, organizational records, newspapers, oral histories, video recordings, books on disk and other objects. We are currently organizing these collections and putting guides to them on our website to facilitate use.

  • Mahwah Museum is actively collecting more materials about Mahwah’s past and is interested in hearing from anyone who might have materials to donate. If you have old photographs, letters, artifacts or other materials about the people, places, businesses, and history of our region, please consider donating them to the museum for preservation and use by the whole community.
  • If you have materials, but want to keep the originals, we can arrange to scan them for use in the archive.
  • We welcome researchers interested in using the collections for their research,  but ask that you please contact our archive director at before coming so that we can set up a time and locate materials for you,before you arrive.
  • If you are interested in learning how to describe and process archival collections, consider volunteering with us. We need help to organize and make available these great resources. Many hands make light work!

Click here for descriptions of our collections!