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* [[Friends of Quabbin -> http://www.foquabbin.org/]]\\
The Friends of Quabbin page has some resources for anyone interested in the history of the Quabbin Reservoir including the history of Enfield, Dana, Greenwich, and Prescott, the four towns which were leveled in preparation for the flooding of the Swift River Valley.\\\

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* [[Historic Properties Inventory -> http://city.northampton.ma.us:8080/WebLink8/Browse.aspx?startid=313306&row=1&dbid=0]]\\
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* [[Historic Properties Inventory -> http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcform/formidx.htm]]\\
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* [[Historic Properties Inventory -> http://city.northampton.ma.us:8080/WebLink8/Browse.aspx?startid=313306&row=1&dbid=0]]\\
Newly updated digital Massachusetts Historical Commission  'Form B's for properties throughout Northampton. Each Form B includes a photograph, map, date of construction, historical details, architectural description, and historical narrative of a property. Currently organized only by street and street number.

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*[[Cemeteries]]
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* [[The David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies -> http://www.davidrugglescenter.org]]\\
A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles on abolitionists and early African American residents.\\\

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* [[The David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies -> http://www.davidrugglescenter.org]]\\
A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles on abolitionists and early African American residents.\\\

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*[[Northampton Bank Robbery -> http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=66]]\\
A short piece on the Northampton Bank Robbery from MassMoments.org.\\\

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Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images.\\\

*[[Northampton Bank Robbery -> http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=66]]\\
A short piece on the Northampton Bank Robbery from MassMoments.org
.
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Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images.
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* [[Digital Amherst -> http://www.digitalamherst.org/]]\\
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* [[Historic Deerfield -> http://www.historic-deerfield.org/]]\\
Museum of early New England town architecture and lifestyle history.\\\

* [[Jones Library Special Collections -> http://www.joneslibrary.org/specialcollections/index.html]]\\
Amherst public library, holdings include regional history, genealogy, manuscripts and photographs.\\\

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* [[Digital Amherst -> http://www.digitalamherst.org/]]\\
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* [[Museum of Springfield History -> http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/springfield_history/]]\\
The Museum of Springfield History combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
Collections include Genealogy, Springfield History, French Canadian Collection, Springfield Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, Manuscripts and Ephemera.\\\

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* [[Credo - Digital Collections UMass Amherst's Special Collections and University Archive -> http://credo.library.umass.edu/]]\\
Among the collections digitized by UMass Amherst's Special Collections are over 40,000 items from the W.E.B. Dubois papers including correspondence, writings, and photographs making this a great resource for historians.\\\

* [[Historic Deerfield -> http://www.historic-deerfield.org/]]\\
Museum of early New England town architecture and lifestyle history.\\\

* [[Museum of Springfield History -> http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/springfield_history/]]\\
The Museum of Springfield History combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
Collections include Genealogy, Springfield History, French Canadian Collection, Springfield Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, Manuscripts and Ephemera.\\\

* [[Jones Library Special Collections -> http://www.joneslibrary.org/specialcollections/index.html]]\\
Amherst public library, holdings include regional history, genealogy, manuscripts and photographs
.
to:
** [[Credo - Digital Collections UMass Amherst's Special Collections and University Archive -> http://credo.library.umass.edu/]]\\
Among the collections digitized by UMass Amherst's Special Collections are over 40,000 items from the W.E.B. Dubois papers including correspondence, writings, and photographs making this a great resource for historians.
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* [[Massachusetts Registry of Deeds -> http://www.masslandrecords.com/]]\\
Documents related to the ownership of real estate in Massachusetts are recorded with the Registry of Deeds. Most documents from 1948 on are searchable, and many other documents can be viewed online if the book and page number are known. \\\
to:
* [[Digital Collections Directory -> http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/digital/index.php]]\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Lists some of the many online digital history resources created and maintained by Massachusetts institutions.\\\

* [[Digital Commonwealth -> http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org]]\\
A portal to the rich cultural heritage held in museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From this site you can search or browse the digital collections of over 100 member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings, providing you with enhanced access and retrieval of information.\\
Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become.
\\\
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* [[Pioneer Valley History Network -> http://pvhn.wordpress.com/]]\\
This collaboration of historical societies, sites, and museums has created a website including a directory of sites and an overview of research sources.\\\

* [[Digital Commonwealth -> http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org]]\\
A portal to the rich cultural heritage held in museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From this site you can search or browse the digital collections of over 100 member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings, providing you with enhanced access and retrieval of information.\\
Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become.
\\\
to:
* [[Directory of Western Massachusetts Libraries and Archives -> http://www.wm.edu/oieahc/uncommon/118/western.htm]]\\
Annotated directory produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.\\\

* [[The Manuscripts, Archives
and Special Collections Directory -> http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/manuscripts/index.php]]\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners\\\
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* [[The Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory -> http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/manuscripts/index.php]]\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners\\\

* [[Massachusetts History Online -> http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SP23&locid=mlin_w_forbes]]\\
A searchable collection of history journals, professional publications, and other resources, selected for the benefit Massachusetts historians. Some publications are available with full-text while others are citation only.\\\

* [[Digital Collections Directory -> http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/digital/index.php]]\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Lists some of the many online digital history resources created and maintained by Massachusetts institutions.\\\

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* [[National Archives & Records Administration, Northeast Region -> http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/pittsfield.html]]\\
Located in Pittsfield, MA.\\\

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* [[Directory of Western Massachusetts Libraries and Archives -> http://www.wm.edu/oieahc/uncommon/118/western.htm]]\\
Annotated directory produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.\\\
to:
* [[Massachusetts History Online -> http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SP23&locid=mlin_w_forbes]]\\
A searchable collection of history journals, professional publications, and other resources, selected for the benefit Massachusetts historians. Some publications are available with full-text while others are citation only.\\\

* [[Massachusetts Registry of Deeds -> http://www.masslandrecords.com/]]\\
Documents related to the ownership of real estate in Massachusetts are recorded with the Registry of Deeds. Most documents from 1948 on are searchable, and many other documents can be viewed online if the book and page number are known. \\\

* [[National Archives & Records Administration, Northeast Region -> http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/pittsfield.html]]\\
Located in Pittsfield, MA.\\\

* [[Pioneer Valley History Network -> http://pvhn.wordpress.com/]]\\
This collaboration of historical societies, sites, and museums has created a website including a directory of sites and an overview of research sources.

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* [[Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley ->
http://www.easthamptonviolin.com/easthamptonviolin/begin.html]]\\
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* [[Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley -> http://www.easthamptonviolin.com/easthamptonviolin/begin.html]]\\
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*[[http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=66 | Northampton Bank Robbery]]
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Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images.
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Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images.\\\

*[[Northampton Bank Robbery -> http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=66]]\\
A short piece on the Northampton Bank Robbery from MassMoments.org
.
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* '''Shay's Rebellion & the Making of a Nation'''\\
http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html\\
Explore Springfield Technical Community College's new website to discover the fascinating history surround this pivotal event!\\\

* '''Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley'''\\
http://www.easthamptonviolin.com/easthamptonviolin/begin.html\\
Online exhibit by Ron Midgett of the history of Pioneer Valley violin making.
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* [[Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley ->
http://www.easthamptonviolin.com/easthamptonviolin/begin.html]]\\
Online exhibit by Ron Midgett of the history of Pioneer Valley violin making.\\\

* [[Shay's Rebellion & the Making of a Nation -> http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html]]\\
Explore Springfield Technical Community College's new website to discover the fascinating history surround this pivotal event!
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Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become.\\\ 
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Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become.\\\
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!!!Links to Online Collections and Indexes

'''Forbes Library Special Collections'''\\

http://www.forbeslibrary.org/special/special.shtml\\
Online virtual exhibits, images, indexes, and finding aids to selected local history resources at Forbes Library

'''Historic Northampton'''
\\
http://www.historic-northampton.org/\\
Museum of local history with extensive collections including photographs, newspapers, maps, textiles, costume and furniture.  The
[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/ref/databases.shtml#Northampton|online database]] is searchable from Forbes Library computers.

'''Index
to Local News in the Hampshire Gazette, 1786-1937'''\\
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Hampshire%20gazette%22 \\
An online version of the frequently consulted print index to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Forbes Library has all of the Gazette on microfilm. (Not reliably keyword searchable. Recommended only if you can not consult a copy in print.)


'''The
David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies'''\\
http://www.davidrugglescenter.org\\
A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles on abolitionists and early African American residents.

'''Massachusetts Registry of Deeds'''\\

http://www.masslandrecords.com/\\
Documents related to the ownership of real estate in Massachusetts are recorded with the Registry of Deeds. Most documents from 1948 on are searchable, and many other documents can be viewed online if the book and page number are known. 

'''Laurel Park history'''\\
http://www
.laurel-park.org/history.htm\\
There is an archive of photographs, artifacts, maps
and other documents from the late 19th century to the 1960s,  not all accessible online.

'''Digital
Amherst'''\\
http://www.digitalamherst.org/\\
Utilizing the historical and literary resources of the Jones Library of Amherst, Massachusetts, in collaboration with area residents
and scholars, this site celebrates Amherst's 250th anniversary through images, multimedia, and documents that reflect the independent spirit of our people, creative works, and culture.

'''Digital Treasures'''
\\
http://dlib.cwmars.org\\
A cooperative digital library project of Central and Western Massachusetts libraries. Features historic images of Industry and Agriculture
. Developed by CWMARS and the Central and Western Mass. Regional Library Systems

'''Pioneer Valley History Network'''\\
http://pvhn
.wordpress.com/\\
This collaboration of historical societies
, sites, and museums has created a website including a directory of sites and an overview of research sources.

'''Digital Commonwealth'''
\\
http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org\\
A portal to the rich cultural heritage held in
museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From this site you can search or browse the digital collections of over 100 member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings, providing you with enhanced access and retrieval of information.

Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth
.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become. 

'''Mass Moments'''\\
http://www
.massmoments.org\\
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!! Northampton

* [[Forbes Library Special Collections ->
http://www.forbeslibrary.org/special/special.shtml]]\\
Online virtual exhibits, images, indexes, and finding aids to selected local history resources at Forbes Library\\\

* [[Historic Northampton -> http://www.historic-northampton.org/]]\\
Museum of local history with extensive collections including photographs, newspapers, maps, textiles, costume and furniture.  The
[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/ref/databases.shtml#Northampton|online database]] is searchable from Forbes Library computers.\\\

* [[Index
to Local News in the Hampshire Gazette, 1786-1937 -> http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject:%22Hampshire%20gazette%22]]\\
An online version of the frequently consulted print index to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Forbes Library has all of the Gazette on microfilm. (Not reliably keyword searchable. Recommended only if you can not consult a copy in print.)\\\

* [[The
David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies -> http://www.davidrugglescenter.org]]\\
A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles on abolitionists and early African American residents.\\\

* [[Laurel Park ->
http://www.laurel-park.org/history.htm]]\\
There is an archive of photographs, artifacts, maps and other documents from the late 19th century to the 1960s,  not all accessible online.\\\

* [[Smith College Archives -> http://www
.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives/]]\\
Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images
.

!! Neighboring communities
* [[Digital Amherst -> http://www.digitalamherst.org/]]\\
Utilizing the historical
and literary resources of the Jones Library of Amherst, Massachusetts, in collaboration with area residents and scholars, this site celebrates Amherst's 250th anniversary through images, multimedia, and documents that reflect the independent spirit of our people, creative works, and culture.\\\

* [[University of Massachusetts Special Collections and Archives -> http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/]]\\
Holdings include manuscript collections, University records, regional history and tourism
, historic maps and atlases.\\\

* [[Credo - Digital Collections UMass Amherst's Special Collections and University Archive -> http://credo
.library.umass.edu/]]\\
Among the collections digitized by UMass Amherst's Special Collections are over 40,000 items from the W
.E.B. Dubois papers including correspondence, writings, and photographs making this a great resource for historians.\\\

* [[Historic Deerfield -> http://www
.historic-deerfield.org/]]\\
Museum of early New England town architecture and lifestyle history.
\\\

* [[Museum of Springfield History -> http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_
museums/springfield_history/]]\\
The Museum of Springfield History combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in
the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
Collections include Genealogy, Springfield History
, French Canadian Collection, Springfield Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, Manuscripts and Ephemera.\\\

* [[Jones Library Special Collections -> http://www
.joneslibrary.org/specialcollections/index.html]]\\
Amherst public library, holdings include regional history, genealogy, manuscripts and photographs.

!! Massachusetts (state-wide
and regional resources)
* [[Massachusetts Registry of Deeds -> http://www.masslandrecords.com/]]\\
Documents related to the ownership of real estate in Massachusetts are recorded with the Registry of Deeds
. Most documents from 1948 on are searchable, and many other documents can be viewed online if the book and page number are known. \\\

* [[Digital Treasures -> http://dlib.cwmars.org]]\\
A cooperative digital library project of Central and Western Massachusetts libraries. Features historic images of Industry and Agriculture. Developed by CWMARS and the Central and Western Mass. Regional Library Systems\\\

* [[Pioneer Valley History Network -> http://pvhn.wordpress.com/]]\\
This collaboration of historical societies, sites, and museums has created a website including a directory of sites and an overview of research sources.\\\

* [[Digital Commonwealth -> http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org]]\\
A portal to the rich cultural heritage held in museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From this site you can search or browse the digital collections of over 100 member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings, providing you with enhanced access and retrieval of information.\\
Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become.\\\

* [[Mass Moments -> http://www.massmoments.org]]
\\
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produced by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

'''The Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory'''\\
http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/manuscripts/index.php\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

'''Massachusetts History Online'''\\
http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SP23&locid=mlin_w_forbes\\
a custom database of journals from InfoTrac

'''Digital Collections Directory'''\\
http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/digital/index.php\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Lists some of the many online digital history resources created and maintained by Massachusetts institutions.

'''Massachusetts Archives'''\\
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/\\
The Massachusetts Archives holds the official records created by Massachusetts state government.
Holdings are organized by agency and date from 1629 to the present.

'''National Archives & Records Administration, Northeast Region'''\\
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/pittsfield.html\\
Located in Pittsfield, MA.

'''Massachusetts Historical Society Library'''\\
http://www.masshist.org/library/begin.cfm\\
In addition to its own collections, the library's web site provides a guide provides an introduction to historical research at repositories other than the Massachusetts Historical Society.

'''Western Massachusetts Libraries and Archives'''\\
http://www.wm.edu/oieahc/uncommon/118/western.htm\\
Annotated directory produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

'''University of Massachusetts Special Collections and Archives'''\\
[[http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/]]\\
Holdings include manuscript collections, University records, regional history and tourism, historic maps and atlases

'''Shay's Rebellion & the Making of a Nation'''
\\
http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html
\\
Explore Springfield Technical Community College's new website to discover the fascinating history surround this pivotal event!

'''Smith College Archives'''\\
http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives/\\
Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images.

'''Historic Deerfield'''\\
http://www.historic-deerfield.org/\\
Museum of early New England town architecture and lifestyle history.

'''Museum of Springfield History'''\\
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/springfield_history/\\
The Museum of Springfield History combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
Collections include Genealogy, Springfield History, French Canadian Collection, Springfield Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, Manuscripts and Ephemera.

'''Jones Library Special Collections'''\\
http://www.joneslibrary.org/specialcollections/index.html\\
Amherst public library, holdings include regional history, genealogy, manuscripts and photographs.

'''Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley'''\\
to:
produced by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities\\\

* [[The Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory -> http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/manuscripts/index.php]]\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners\\\

* [[Massachusetts History Online -> http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?db=SP23&locid=mlin_w_forbes]]\\
A searchable collection of history journals, professional publications, and other resources, selected for the benefit Massachusetts historians. Some publications are available with full-text while others are citation only.\\\

* [[Digital Collections Directory -> http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/digital/index.php]]\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Lists some of the many online digital history resources created and maintained by Massachusetts institutions.\\\

* [[Massachusetts Archives -> http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/]]\\
The Massachusetts Archives holds the official records created by Massachusetts state government. Holdings are organized by agency and date from 1629 to the present.\\\

* [[National Archives & Records Administration, Northeast Region -> http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/pittsfield.html]]\\
Located in Pittsfield, MA.\\\

* [[Massachusetts Historical Society Library -> http://www.masshist.org/library/begin.cfm]]\\
In addition to its own collections, the library's web site provides a guide provides an introduction to historical research at repositories other than the Massachusetts Historical Society.\\\

* [[Directory of Western Massachusetts Libraries and Archives -> http://www.wm.edu/oieahc/uncommon/118/western.htm]]\\
Annotated directory produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.\\\

!! Special topics

* '''Shay's Rebellion & the Making of a Nation'''\\
http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html\\
Explore Springfield Technical Community College's new website to discover the fascinating history surround this pivotal event!\\\

* '''Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley'''\\
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Online exhibit by Ron Midgett of the history of Pioneer Valley violin making.

'''Credo - Digital Collections UMass Amherst's Special Collections and University Archive'''\\
http://credo.library.umass.edu/\\
Among the collections digitized by UMass Amherst's Special Collections are over 40,000 items from the W.E.B. Dubois papers including correspondence, writings, and photographs making this a great resource for historians.

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Online exhibit by Ron Midgett of the history of Pioneer Valley violin making.
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!!!Topics

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'''Credo - Digital Collections UMass Amherst's Special Collections and University Archive'''\\
http://credo.library.umass.edu/\\
Among the collections digitized by UMass Amherst's Special Collections are over 40,000 items from the W.E.B. Dubois papers including correspondence, writings, and photographs making this a great resource for historians.

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'''Massachusetts Registry of Deeds'''\\
http://www.masslandrecords.com/\\
Documents related to the ownership of real estate in Massachusetts are recorded with the Registry of Deeds. Most documents from 1948 on are searchable, and many other documents can be viewed online if the book and page number are known.

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An online version of the frequently consulted print index to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Forbes Library has all of the Gazette on microfilm.

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An online version of the frequently consulted print index to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Forbes Library has all of the Gazette on microfilm. (Not reliably keyword searchable. Recommended only if you can not consult a copy in print.)

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'''Index to Local News in the Hampshire Gazette, 1786-1937'''\\
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Hampshire+gazette%22
An online version of the frequently consulted print index to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Forbes Library has all of the Gazette on microfilm.

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'''Laurel Park history'''\\
http://www.laurel-park.org/history.htm\\
There is an archive of photographs, artifacts, maps and other documents from the late 19th century to the 1960s,  not all accessible online.

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'''Digital Amherst'''\\
http://www.digitalamherst.org/\\
Utilizing the historical and literary resources of the Jones Library of Amherst, Massachusetts, in collaboration with area residents and scholars, this site celebrates Amherst's 250th anniversary through images, multimedia, and documents that reflect the independent spirit of our people, creative works, and culture.

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*[[http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=66 | Northampton Bank Robbery]]
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'''Connecticut Valley Historical Museum'''\\
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/museums/history/\\
The CVHM's library and archives combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
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'''Museum of Springfield History'''\\
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/springfield_history/\\
The Museum of Springfield History combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
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A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles.
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A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles on abolitionists and early African American residents.
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'''Digital Treasures'''\\
http://dlib.cwmars.org\\
A cooperative digital library project of Central and Western Massachusetts libraries. Features historic images of Industry and Agriculture. Developed by CWMARS and the Central and Western Mass. Regional Library Systems

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'''The David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History & Underground Railroad Studies'''\\
http://www.davidrugglescenter.org\\
A work in progress: goals include collecting and organizing comprehensive copies of all materials pertinent to the early history of Florence and the Underground Railroad in western Massachusetts; providing historical exhibits, lectures and walking tours.  The website contains historical and biographical articles.

'''Digital Treasures'''\\
http://dlib.cwmars.org\\
A cooperative digital library project of Central and Western Massachusetts libraries. Features historic images of Industry and Agriculture. Developed by CWMARS and the Central and Western Mass. Regional Library Systems


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'''Shay's Rebellion & the Making of a Nation'''
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http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html
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Explore Springfield Technical Community College's new website to discover the fascinating history surround this pivotal event!

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'''Pioneer Valley History Network'''\\
http://www.pioneervalleyhistorynetwork.org/home\\
This collaboration of historical societies, sites, and museums has created a website including a directory of sites and an overview of research sources.

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*[[Calvin Coolidge]]
*[[Jonathan Edwards]]
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*[[Genealogy]]
*[[Northampton State Hospital]]
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!!!Links to Online Collections and Indexes

'''Forbes Library Special Collections'''\\
http://www.forbeslibrary.org/special/special.shtml\\
Online virtual exhibits, images, indexes, and finding aids to selected local history resources at Forbes Library

'''Digital Treasures'''\\
http://dlib.cwmars.org\\
A cooperative digital library project of Central and Western Massachusetts libraries. Features historic images of Industry and Agriculture. Developed by CWMARS and the Central and Western Mass. Regional Library Systems

'''Historic Northampton'''\\
http://www.historic-northampton.org/\\
Museum of local history with extensive collections including photographs, newspapers, maps, textiles, costume and furniture.  The [[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/ref/databases.shtml#Northampton|online database]] is searchable from Forbes Library computers.

'''Digital Commonwealth'''\\
http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org\\
A portal to the rich cultural heritage held in museums, historical societies, colleges, libraries and other cultural repositories in Massachusetts. From this site you can search or browse the digital collections of over 100 member institutions throughout the state for manuscripts, images, historical documents, and sound recordings, providing you with enhanced access and retrieval of information.

Over a hundred organizations are members of Digital Commonwealth.  As more of our members contribute their holdings, the variety and quantity of searchable objects will increase, and the richer and more valuable this portal will become. 

'''Mass Moments'''\\
http://www.massmoments.org\\
An electronic almanac of Massachusetts history\\
produced by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

'''The Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections Directory'''\\
http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/manuscripts/index.php\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

'''Massachusetts History Online'''\\
http://mblc.state.ma.us/cgi-bin/remote.pl?db=Gale_SP23\\
Login with your library card barcode number

'''Digital Collections Directory'''\\
http://mblc.state.ma.us/books/digital/index.php\\
produced by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Lists some of the many online digital history resources created and maintained by Massachusetts institutions.

'''Massachusetts Archives'''\\
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/\\
The Massachusetts Archives holds the official records created by Massachusetts state government.
Holdings are organized by agency and date from 1629 to the present.

'''National Archives & Records Administration, Northeast Region'''\\
http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/pittsfield.html\\
Located in Pittsfield, MA.

'''Massachusetts Historical Society Library'''\\
http://www.masshist.org/library/begin.cfm\\
In addition to its own collections, the library's web site provides a guide provides an introduction to historical research at repositories other than the Massachusetts Historical Society.

'''Western Massachusetts Libraries and Archives'''\\
http://www.wm.edu/oieahc/uncommon/118/western.htm\\
Annotated directory produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

'''University of Massachusetts Special Collections and Archives'''\\
[[http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/spec.html]]\\
Holdings include manuscript collections, University records, regional history and tourism, historic maps and atlases


'''Smith College Archives'''\\
http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives/\\
Contains online finding aids, digital collections, and images.

'''Historic Deerfield'''\\
http://www.historic-deerfield.org/\\
Museum of early New England town architecture and lifestyle history.

'''Connecticut Valley Historical Museum'''\\
http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/museums/history/\\
The CVHM's library and archives combines the holdings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society and the collections formerly housed in the Local History Room at the Springfield Library.\\
Collections include Genealogy, Springfield History, French Canadian Collection, Springfield Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, Manuscripts and Ephemera.

'''Jones Library Special Collections'''\\
http://www.joneslibrary.org/specialcollections/index.html\\
Amherst public library, holdings include regional history, genealogy, manuscripts and photographs.

'''Inventors and Violin Makers in the Pioneer Valley'''\\
http://www.easthamptonviolin.com/easthamptonviolin/begin.html\\
Online exhibit by Ron Midgett of the history of Pioneer Valley violin making.

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