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Northampton and Local History Collection, 1820-[ongoing]
15 boxes (6.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 00

Abstract:
History of Northampton and its environs. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and publications.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection was collected by the Smith College Archives over an extended period and included in the subject files are correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs and other primary source materials. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject. The collection is not complete, and materials are added to it on a regular basis. For in-depth research pertaining to Northampton and other local history, researchers should contact Historic Northampton, Inc. and the Forbes Library, as they have a greater depth of local history collections.

The College Archives also has books relating to Northampton and surrounding towns.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Northampton and Local History Collection, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Northampton and Local History Collection Records were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Kates.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English.
Bibliography

Books about Northampton in the Smith College Archives

  • Bliss, Arthur Ames. Theodore Bliss, Publisher and Bookseller: A Study of Character and Life in the Middle Period of the XIX Century. Northampton Historical Society, 1914
  • Brown, E. Francis. Joseph Hawley: Colonial Radical. New York: Columbia University Press, 1903
  • Clarke, Rev. Solomon. Antiquities, Historicals and Graduates of Northampton. Northampton: Gazette Printing, 1882
  • Early Northampton. (pub. by the Betty Allen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution) Springfield: F.A. Bassette Co. 1914
  • Edwards, William H. Timothy and Rhoda Ogden Edwards of Stockbridge Mass, and their descendants; a genealogy. Cincinatti: The Robert Clarke Co. 1903
  • Gere, Henry S. Reminiscences of Old Northampton: sketches of the town as it appeared from 1840-1850. [Northampton], 1902
  • Hawthorne, Hildegarde. Rambles in Old College Towns. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1917
  • Historical Register and General Directory of Northampton. Northampton: Gazette Printing Co. 1875-76
  • Johnson, Clifton. Historic Hampshire in the Connecticut Valley; happenings in a charming old New England county from the time of the dinosaurs down to about 1900. Springfield: Milton Bradley, 1932
  • Knab, Frederick. 1902-1903: Northampton of Today, depicted by pen and camera. Northampton: Picturesque Publishing Company, 1902
  • The Meadow City's Quarter Millennial Book, a Memorial of the Celebration of the two-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Settlement of the town of Northampton, Massachusetts. June 5-7, 1904
  • The Northampton Book: Chapters from three hundred years in the life of a New England Town, 1654-1954. (pub. by the tercentenary committee) Brattleboro: Alan S. Browne, Inc. 1954
  • Northampton, The Meadow City. Northampton: Kneeland and Bryant, 1894
  • Northampton and the Northampton Institute for Savings, 1842-1942. Northampton: Metcalf Printing and Publishing Co. Inc. 1942
  • Trumble, James Russell. History of Northampton, Mass. from its settlement in 1654. Northampton: Press of Gazette Printing, 1902
  • Well, Daniel White and Ruben Field Wells. A History of Hatfield, Mass. 1660-1910. Springfield: F.C.H. Gibbons, 1910.

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Anniversaries
1904

Box 1
Anniversaries
1954

Box 1
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
1944 - , n.d.

Box 1
Banks
1904 -

Box 1
Bart's Ice Cream
1986 -

Box 1
Charity
1998

Box 1
Churches - general
1882 -

Box 1
Baptist Church
1902 -

Box 1
Edwards Church
1965, n.d.

Box 1
First Congregational Church
n.d.

Box 1
St. John's Episcopal Church
1895 - , n.d.

Box 1
St. Mary's Catholic Church
c1895 -

Box 1
Unitarian Society
1982, n.d.

Box 1
Cider Mill

See Mills



Box 1
City Hall
1888 - , n.d.

Box 1
Clubs



Hampshire Choral Society
1983

Box 1
Hampshire County Progressive Club
1928 -

Box 1



Monday Afternoon Club
1941 - , n.d.

Box 1
Musical Societies (misc.)
1873 - , n.d.

Box 1
Northampton Choral Club
1898 - , n.d.

Box 1
Northampton Women's Club
1968

Box 1
Northampton Social and Literary Club
1925 -

Box 1
Round Hill Club
1975

Box 1
Travelers' Club
1996

Box 1
Cooley Dickinson Hospital

See Hospitals



Box 1
Disasters


Box 2
Blizzards
1888 -

Box 2
Floods
1874

Box 2
Floods
1936

Box 2
Hurricanes
1938

Box 2
Film Festivals
1999

Box 2
Florence
1976 - , n.d.

Box 2
Florence Sewing Machine Company
1864, n.d.

Box 2
General



Clippings
1879 - , n.d.

Box 2
Photographs
1882 - , n.d.

Box 2
Hadley
1942 - , n.d.

Box 2
Haydenville
1975 -

Box 2
Historical Pageant
1911

Box 2
Hockanum Ferry
1889 - , n.d.

Box 2
Holyoke
1906 - , n.d.

Box 2
Hospitals


Box 2
Cooley Dickinson
1906 - , n.d.

Box 2
State Hospital
1904 - , n.d.

Box 2
Hotels - General
1893 - , n.d.

Box 2
Hotel Northampton and Wiggins Tavern
1940 - , n.d.

Box 2
Plymouth Inn
1990

Box 2
Rose Tree Inn
1914 - , n.d.

Box 2
Round Hill Hotel
1874 - , n.d.

Box 2
1959, n.d.

Box 3
Burleigh, Charles C.
1962-

Box 3
Clarke, Christopher
1975

Box 3
Coolidge, Grace
1989 - , n.d.

Box 3
Copeland
n.d.

Box 3
Dickinson, Emily
1976 -

Box 3
Edwards, Jonathon
1937 - , n.d.

Box 3
Graham, Dr. Sylvester P.
1976

Box 3
Kneeland, Harriet J.
1902 - , n.d.

Box 3
Mather, Rev. Eleazer
1898

Box 3
Nute, May
1907

Box 3
Parsons Family
1929 - , n.d.

Box 3
Pratt, William F.
1996

Box 3
Seymour
n.d.

Box 3
Stoddard, Rev. Solomon
n.d.

Box 3
Watson Family
1995

Box 3
Leeds
1975 -

Box 3
Libraries



Clarke Library

See Memorial Hall



Box 3
Forbes Library


Box 3
History
1894 - , n.d.

Box 3
Photographs
1896 - , n.d.

Box 3
The Manse
1922 - , n.d.

Box 3


Box 3
Memorial Hall / Clarke Library
n.d.

Box 3
Mills
1936 - , n.d.

Box 3
Mount Holyoke



Photographs
c1890 - , n.d.

Box 3
Prospect House
1863 - , n.d.

Box 3
Mount Nonotuck
1890, n.d.

Box 3
Mount Sugarloaf
1899

Box 3
Mount Tom
1893 - , n.d.

Box 3
Summit House
1898 - , n.d.

Box 3
Ox Bow
c1890 - , n.d.

Box 3
Individual: George M. Roberts scrapbook
1878-1881

Box 4
Forbes Library


Box 5
Reports 1-20
1895-1914

Box 5
Forbes Library, The Half Century
1945

Box 5
Annual Reports
1905; 1950-1966

Box 5
A Guide to Fine Arts in the Forbes Library
1884-1994

Box 5
Account Books
1906-1911

Box 5
Organizations


Box 6
Council of Social Agencies
1996

Box 6
Historic Northampton
1940 - , n.d.

Box 6
Calendar and Newsletter
1996 -

Box 6
Home Culture Club
1887 - , n.d.

Box 6
Northampton Social and Literary Club
n.d.

Box 6
People's Institute - General
1909 - , n.d.

Box 6
Correspondence
1927 - , n.d.

Box 6
Dramatics
1923 - , n.d.

Box 6
Photographs
1931 - , n.d.

Box 6
Individuals
1896 -

Box 6
Smith College
1910 - , n.d.

Box 6
James House (Girl's City Club)
1928, n.d.

Box 6
United Way
1996, n.d.

Box 6
Smith Charities
n.d.

Box 6
Parks


Box 7
Child's Park
1989, n.d.

Box 7
Look Park
1942-

Box 7
Pulaski Park
1976

Box 7
Parking, Smith College
1998

Box 7
Pass at Thermopylae
1895, n.d.

Box 7
Publications



Maps and Guides
1900, n.d.

Box 7
Maps and Guides (Trolley)
1903 -

Box 7
Newspapers
1936 -

Box 7
The Northampton Book
n.d.

Box 7
Northampton Poets
1948

Box 7
This is Northampton
1974-1975

Box 7
River Gods
1941

Box 7
Views of Northampton and Smith College
1904

Box 7
Drives in Northampton and Vicinity
1888

Box 7
Northampton Picturesque
c.1893

Box 7
Northampton and Smith College
n.d.

Box 7
College Shopper and Smacker
Spring, 1926

Box 7
Northampton, Mass.
n.d.

Box 7
Western New England
Oct. 1911

Box 7
Northampton
c.1981

Box 7
Mount Tom; an All Outdoors Magazine


Box 8
Volumes 1-7
1905-1914

Box 8
Volume 10, nos. 1and 2
1917

Box 8
Railroad Stations
1886 - , n.d.

Box 9
Restaurants

See also: Hotels

1976 - , n.d.

Box 9
Rivers



Connecticut River
1901 -

Box 9
Mill River
1897 - , n.d.

Box 9
Salem, Ma.
n.d.

Box 9
Sanitary Wagon
1890 - , n.d.

Box 9
Schools



General
1974 - , n.d.

Box 9
Mary A. Burnham School
1877 - , n.d.

Box 9
Photographs
1879 - , n.d.

Box 9
Stoneleigh - Burnham School
c1879 -

Box 9
Capen School - general
1908 - , n.d.

Box 9
Photographs
1889 - , n.d.

Box 9
Photograph Albums
1913 - 1914, n.d.

Box 9
Yearbooks
1898

Box 9
Clarke School
1913 - , n.d.

Box 10
Hill School
1991

Box 10
Northampton Commercial College
n.d.

Box 10
Northampton High School
1996

Box 10
Northampton Junior College
1946 -

Box 10
Northampton School for Girls
n.d.

Box 10
Round Hill School
1891 - , n.d.

Box 10
Smith Academy
1958

Box 10
Smith Vocational School
1978

Box 10
Auto-mechanics Course
1971

Box 10
Sunnyside
1998 - , n.d.

Box 10
Sheldon House
1998

Box 10
Streets - general
c1876 - , n.d.

Box 10
Barrett Place
1997

Box 10
College Lane
c1891 - , n.d.

Box 10
Elm Street
1993 -

Box 10
Photographs
c1876 - , n.d.

Box 10
Green Street
1893 - , n.d.

Box 10
Main Street - general
1975 - , n.d.

Box 10
Engravings
1842 - , n.d.

Box 10
Photographs
1860 - , n.d.

Box 11
Paradise Road
1891 - , n.d.

Box 11
Prospect Street
1887 - , n.d.

Box 11
Round Hill Road
1820 - , n.d.

Box 11
West Street
1995 - , n.d.

Box 11
Taste of Northampton

See Restaurants




Titan's Pier
1894 - , n.d.

Box 11
Town Hall

See City Hall




Underground Railroad
1974

Box 11
Water Cure
1848 - , n.d.

Box 11
Whately Glen
c1892

Box 11
Williamsburg
1963

Box 11
Winter Festival
1975

Box 11
Theatres, A - Z


Box 12
The Calvin
1996

Box 12
Circle Players
1959

Box 12
City Hall
1888

Box 12
History
1891 - , n.d.

Box 12
Little Theatre
1915 - , n.d.

Box 12
Opera House
1881 -

Box 12
Players - General
1913 - , n.d.

Box 12
"The Darling of the Gods"
n.d.

Box 12
"The Vanguard"
n.d.

Box 12
"When Beauty Pulled the Strings"
n.d.

Box 12
Players--Personnel



Bunstelle, Judy
[1912 - 1919]

Box 12
Burbank, Edith
n.d.

Box 12
Campbell, Stella Patrick
n.d.

Box 12
Mayo, Martha
n.d.

Box 12
Murnane, Allan
1915

Box 12
Rennie, James
1915 - , n.d.

Box 12
Taylor, Julia
n.d.

Box 12
Plaza
n.d.

Box 12
Academy of Music


Box 13
Deed
1892

Box 13
General
1990 - , n.d.

Box 13
Photographs
1891 - , n.d.

Box 13
Productions
1891 - 1910

Box 13
Productions
1911-1920

Box 14
Productions
1921 -

Box 15

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Subjects
  • Northampton (Mass.)--History--Sources.


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