Aug 20, 2021

Danvers, Massachusetts Town Archivist Richard Trask Honored to Have His Name Attached to Danvers Archival Center

The following is an extract from an article by Jennie Oemig published in the WickedLocal web site at

Richard Trask has been a familiar and welcoming face in the Danvers Archival Center for decades. And soon, the entity will bear his name.

Trask, who refers to the archival center as “my baby,” became Danvers’ first town archivist back in 1972 when Town Meeting funded the position within the Peabody Institute Library department.

His responsibility is to collect, preserve, conserve and care for the historic materials, as well as act as a resource person for town history matters.

Trask said he is incredibly humbled by the acknowledgment of his many, many years of commitment to preserving some of the town’s most important historical documents.

“I feel very honored,” he said. “In the back of my mind, I had always thought, maybe when I’m dead, they might [name the center after me].”

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