HOOSAC TUNNEL ITEMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

DIGITIZATION PROJECT IS UNDERWAY TO MAKE THESE ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-LINE.

FINDING AID FOR THE
HOOSAC TUNNEL COLLECTION
at the NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY
North Adams, Mass. 01247

Compiled by Gary Smith, MLS ~ May 2003

(c) 2003 North Adams Public Library

 


 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

First Page
Physical Description
Explanations and                       Abbreviations  
Notes on the Collection
Historical Notes
Materials Descriptions:
   Photographs 
   Stereoviews: Card
   Stereographs

   Stereoviews on paper
       (positive and negative prints)
   Postcards
   Broadsheets
   Engineering Drawings              and Statistics                                  (single sheets)
   Drawings and Printed                Illustrations
   Maps
   Books, Pamphlets, and              Reports
      (cataloged in NAPL OPAC)
       (not cataloged in NAPL OPAC)

  Manuscripts
    (cataloged in NAPL OPAC)
     (not cataloged in NAPL OPAC)

  Scrapbooks
     (cataloged in NAPL OPAC)

  Articles
     (bound & cat. in NAPL OPAC)

  Letters (1875-1951)
  Newpaper Clippings and            Articles, etc. 
  Microfilm
  Video Recordings
  Hoosac Tunnel Centennial       and Post-Centennial              Materials

Other: Box 4 - HT materials from the RBB Collection


NOTES FOR USING THE COLLECTION:

 Because the majority of Hoosac Tunnel materials are in the vault,
requests for using them must be submitted
at least two business days before the day you wish to see them. 
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Photocopying of items in the collection is at the discretion of the Special Collections Librarian or the Reference Librarian.  Many items may not be photocopied.
Occasionally other arrangements for duplication may be made - please ask the librarian.
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  In order to quote or pubish any materials from this collection,
please request "Permission to Publish" on a form
available through the Special Collections Department.
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Other parameters for use may be in effect.



Physical Description

VOLUME:  53.5 linear inches (5.125 linear feet), plus
695.625 cubic inches (.40 cubic feet) of boxed items,
plus 2 drawers of flat files (combined 8 inches deep),
plus over 150 printed volumes in stacks and storage. 


DATES: 1802-2000 (inclusive); (bulk 1860-1880, 1970-1976)


Explanations & Abbreviations


ACQUISITION:  Materials found in the North Adams Public Library,
as well as those donated by Ruth B. Browne in and before 2002. 
Any new acquisitions will be included in this finding aid as they are acquired.


ACCESS:  Access to these materials is unrestricted.
However, researchers are asked to request stored materials
at least 48 hours prior to their visit.

COPYRIGHT:  Requests for permission to publish material from this collection
should be discussed with the Special Collections Librarian.
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Each item is followed by an acquisition number if one has been given to that item,
followed by a location if established, each in brackets.

Acquisition number key:
FIC HT= "Found in [North Adams Public Library] Collection,
Hoosac Tunnel material"
2002-1-[…]=  Ruth Browne Collection

Location key:
FF=  Flat files
VF= Vertical Files
HT #1= Document case labeled Hoosac Tunnel #1 [others #2, etc.]
RB #1= Document case labeled Ruth Browne #1 [others #2, etc.]

Abbreviations key:
NAPL= North Adams Public Library
OPAC= Online Public Access Catalog



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