Images From The Archives allows you to search a portion of the library’s special collections which have been digitized. It’s great place to find images from local history, from the Mill River disaster to old portraits and photographs of iconic Northampton buildings. Newer content includes a community digital photography project and recent additions to the library’s fine art collection.

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Some favorites from the collection:

Stereograph of Destroyed Buildings
The Nonotuck Silk Co. and boarding house after the Mill River Flood, 1874. Stereograph.
Front Entrance, Northampton, Mass. Northampton State Hospital
Front Entrance, Northampton, Mass. Northampton State Hospital. Photograph by Mark Majeski
Sojourner Truth Statue
Sojourner Truth. Photograph by Alex Washut. Statue by Thomas Jay Warren.

There’s lots more. Go explore!