Patterson Library holds an incredible collection of photographs. Over 12,000 images are in our Westfield Historical Photographs from the Sherman, Mateer, and Alexander Collection. A recent project to digitize all of the photographs and create a finding aid was completed with the help of a federal grant and many hours of volunteer help. Please contact Nancy Ensign at 326-2154 for permission to publish.
Shells We have hundreds of shells, some as old as the 1830s. Our shells came from two sources, John D. Patterson and Rev. Reuben Tinker. Tinker collected shells in the south seas while he was a missionary on the “Sandwich Isles” (Hawaii).