Special Collections

The Walden Woods Project’s Library is honored to be the designated repository for a number of important collections, including those of The Thoreau Society, the Emerson Society, and the Margaret Fuller Society. It is the mission of the library to collect, preserve and make available research materials relating to the Transcendentalists, their historical context, and their contemporary relevance to human-rights and environmental issues. Our growing collection serves as a vital resource for scholars from around the world, as well as for students and teachers locally. For more information on these collections, click below.

The Walden Woods Project Collections

The Thoreau Society Collections

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Collection

The Margaret Fuller Society Collection

The Scott and Helen Nearing Papers