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Northampton and Local History Collection, ca.1820-1999
7.5 linear feet (18 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00002

Abstract:
The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs and other primary source materials on the history of Northampton and the surrounding area.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs and other primary source materials on the history of Northampton and the surrounding area. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject.


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

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Northampton and Local History Collection, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00002, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

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


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Related Materials

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.

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.

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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Contents List
Anniversaries
1904

Box 1
Anniversaries
1954

Box 1
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
1944 - undated

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 undated

Box 1
First Congregational Church
undated

Box 1
St. John's Episcopal Church
1895 - undated

Box 1
St. Mary's Catholic Church
c1895 -

Box 1
Unitarian Society
1982 undated

Box 1
Cider Mill


Box 1
General

See Mills

City Hall
1888 - undated

Box 1
Clubs



Hampshire Choral Society
1983

Box 1
Hampshire County Progressive Club
1928 -

Box 1
Home Culture Club



General

See Organizations: People's Institute

Monday Afternoon Club
1941 - undated

Box 1
Musical Societies (misc.)
1873 - undated

Box 1
Northampton Choral Club
1898 - undated

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


Box 1
General

See Hospitals

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 - undated

Box 2
Florence Sewing Machine Company
1864 undated

Box 2
General



Clippings
1879 - undated

Box 2
Photographs
1882 - undated

Box 2
Hadley
1942 - undated

Box 2
Haydenville
1975 -

Box 2
Historical Pageant
1911

Box 2
Hockanum Ferry
1889 - undated

Box 2.1
Holyoke
1906 - undated

Box 2.1
Hospitals


Box 2.1
Cooley Dickinson
1906 - undated

Box 2.1
State Hospital
1904 - undated

Box 2.1
Hotels - General
1893 - undated

Box 2.1
Hotel Northampton and Wiggins Tavern
1940 - undated

Box 2.1
Plymouth Inn
1990

Box 2.1
Rose Tree Inn
1914 - undated

Box 2.1
Round Hill Hotel
1874 - undated

Box 2.1
Individuals -- General, A-Z
1959 undated

Box 3
General

See also: Individual: George M. Roberts scrapbook 1878-1881

Burleigh, Charles C.
1962-

Box 3
Clarke, Christopher
1975

Box 3
Coolidge, Grace
1989 - undated

Box 3
Copeland
undated

Box 3
Dickinson, Emily
1976 -

Box 3
Edwards, Jonathon
1937 - undated

Box 3
Graham, Dr. Sylvester P.
1976

Box 3
Kneeland, Harriet J.
1902 - undated

Box 3
Mather, Rev. Eleazer
1898

Box 3
Nute, May
1907

Box 3
Parsons Family
1929 - undated

Box 3
Pratt, William F.
1996

Box 3
Seymour
undated

Box 3
Stoddard, Rev. Solomon
undated

Box 3
Watson Family
1995

Box 3
Leeds
1975 -

Box 3
Libraries



Clarke Library


Box 3
General

See Memorial Hall

Forbes Library


Box 3
History
1894 - undated

Box 3
Photographs
1896 - undated

Box 3
The Manse
1922 - undated

Box 3
Maps


Box 3
General

See Publications: Maps and Guides

Memorial Hall / Clarke Library
undated

Box 3
Mills
1936 - undated

Box 3
Mount Holyoke



Photographs
c1890 - undated

Box 3
Prospect House
1863 - undated

Box 3
Mount Nonotuck
1890 undated

Box 3
Mount Sugarloaf
1899

Box 3
Mount Tom
1893 - undated

Box 3
Summit House
1898 - undated

Box 3
Ox Bow
c1890 - undated

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 - undated

Box 6
Calendar and Newsletter
1996 -

Box 6
Home Culture Club
1887 - undated

Box 6
Northampton Social and Literary Club
undated

Box 6
People's Institute - General
1909 - undated

Box 6
Correspondence
1927 - undated

Box 6
Dramatics
1923 - undated

Box 6
Photographs
1931 - undated

Box 6
Individuals
1896 -

Box 6
Smith College
1910 - undated

Box 6
James House (Girl's City Club)
1928 undated

Box 6
United Way
1996 undated

Box 6
Smith Charities
undated

Box 6
Parks


Box 7
Child's Park
1989 undated

Box 7
Look Park
1942-

Box 7
Pulaski Park
1976

Box 7
Parking, Smith College
1998

Box 7
Pass at Thermopylae
1895 undated

Box 7
Publications



Maps and Guides
1900 undated

Box 7
Maps and Guides (Trolley)
1903 -

Box 7
Newspapers
1936 -

Box 7
The Northampton Book
undated

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
ca.1893

Box 7
Northampton and Smith College
undated

Box 7
College Shopper and Smacker
Spring 1926

Box 7
Northampton, Mass.
undated

Box 7
Western New England
Oct. 1911

Box 7
Northampton
ca.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 - undated

Box 9
Restaurants
1976 - undated

Box 9
General

See also: Hotels

Rivers



Connecticut River
1901 -

Box 9
Mill River
1897 - undated

Box 9
Salem, Ma.
undated

Box 9
Sanitary Wagon
1890 - undated

Box 9
Schools



General
1974 - undated

Box 9
Mary A. Burnham School
1877 - undated

Box 9
Photographs
1879 - undated

Box 9
Stoneleigh - Burnham School
c1879 -

Box 9
Capen School - general
1908 - undated

Box 9
Photographs
1889 - undated

Box 9
Photograph Albums
1913 - 1914 undated

Box 9
Yearbooks
1898

Box 9
Clarke School
1913 - undated

Box 10
Hill School
1991

Box 10
Northampton Commercial College
undated

Box 10
Northampton High School
1996

Box 10
Northampton Junior College
1946 -

Box 10
Northampton School for Girls
undated

Box 10
Round Hill School
1891 - undated

Box 10
Smith Academy
1958

Box 10
Smith Vocational School
1978

Box 10
Auto-mechanics Course
1971

Box 10
Sunnyside
1998 - undated

Box 10
Sheldon House
1998

Box 10
Streets - general
c1876 - undated

Box 10
Barrett Place
1997

Box 10
College Lane
c1891 - undated

Box 10
Elm Street
1993 -

Box 10
Photographs
c1876 - undated

Box 10
Green Street
1893 - undated

Box 10
Main Street - general
1975 - undated

Box 10
Engravings
1842 - undated

Box 10
Photographs
1860 - undated

Box 11
Paradise Road
1891 - undated

Box 11
Prospect Street
1887 - undated

Box 11
Round Hill Road
1820 - undated

Box 11
West Street
1995 - undated

Box 11
Taste of Northampton



General

See Restaurants

Titan's Pier
1894 - undated

Box 11
Town Hall



General

See City Hall

Underground Railroad
1974

Box 11
Water Cure
1848 - undated

Box 11
Whately Glen
c1892

Box 11
Williamsburg
1963

Box 11
Winter Festival
1975

Box 11
Theatres, A - Z



Academy of Music


Box 11.2
Deed
1892

Box 11.2
General
1990 - undated

Box 11.2
Photographs
1891 - undated

Box 11.2
Productions
1891 - 1910

Box 11.2
Productions
1911-1920

Box 11.3
Productions
1921 -

Box 11.4
The Calvin
1996

Box 11.1
Circle Players
1959

Box 11.1
City Hall
1888

Box 11.1
History
1891 - undated

Box 11.1
Little Theatre
1915 - undated

Box 11.1
Opera House
1881 -

Box 11.1
Players - General
1913 - undated

Box 11.1
"The Darling of the Gods"
undated

Box 11.1
"The Vanguard"
undated

Box 11.1
"When Beauty Pulled the Strings"
undated

Box 11.1
Players--Personnel



Bunstelle, Judy
1912 - 1919

Box 11.1
Burbank, Edith
undated

Box 11.1
Campbell, Stella Patrick
undated

Box 11.1
Mayo, Martha
undated

Box 11.1
Murnane, Allan
1915

Box 11.1
Rennie, James
1915 - undated

Box 11.1
Taylor, Julia
undated

Box 11.1
Plaza
undated

Box 11.1
Books


Box 11.5 Box 11.6

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


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