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

MATERIALS DESCRIPTION:
DRAWINGS, PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS and MAPS

DRAWINGS & PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS

*Arranged alphabetically by creator, followed by anonymous works alphabetically by title.

Bazan, John. Profile of Hoosac Mountain 1875. [1970s]. Drawing on paper, stapled to cardboard (17 x 9"). Donated by John Bazan, March 1975. (Accompanied by two large xeroxes.) [FIC HT 32] [FF]

Martin, Edward S.
Profile of Hoosac Mountain Showing Tunnel.  1877. Print on cardboard (30 x 11.5"); torn in half; whole inside plastic cover. (Copyright 1877 by Edward S. Martin, 424 Washington Street, Boston; J.B. Richards & Co, Lithographers, 424 Washington Street, Boston.) [FIC HT 8][FF]

Drilling Machine at Heading. Illustration on paper, with caption; apparently from a publication. [2002-1-64] [RB #1]

Drilling Machine at Heading. Illustration on paper, with caption; apparently from a publication. Identical to item 2002-1-64. [2002-1-65] [RB #1]

Drilling Machine at Heading. Illustration on paper, with caption; apparently from a publication. Negative print of item 2002-1-64. [2002-1-66] [RB #1]

Hoosac Mountain--- Section on line of tunnel showing condition of work 1st January 1869.-- W. & F. Shanley, contractors. Print (16 x 9"). #3293 in old log. On back of print is written in pencil:" Gift of [Miss?] Temple 1929." A piece of paper found near the print, but which may not be related to it reads: "Donated by: Mrs. Doris Lewis, South St., Drury MA. 01343." Miss Temple was a librarian at North Adams Public Library. The frame (partly dismantled in plastic bag) is #0836 in old log. [FIC HT 47] [FF]

[Hoosac Tunnel.] Drawing (27 x 7.75"); partial, very torn. [2002-1-4] [Presently rolled up inside item 2002-1-3]

[Men working in the Hoosac Tunnel (drilling a hole to break a rock).] Drawing, pen and ink (27 x 15.5"). Ruth Browne collection, donated by Daniel Connerton, Spring 2002. [2002-1-2] [FF]

Profile of Hoosac Tunnel showing progress up to March 1869. Illustration (64 x 22.5").
Ruth Browne collection, donated by Daniel Connerton, Spring 2002. [2002-1-3] [Too big for flat file.]

 

MAPS

(Cataloged in NAPL OPAC as of May 2003)

Carleton, Osgood, 1742-1816. Map of Massachusetts proper [map] : compiled from actual surveys made by order of the General Court and under the inspection of agents of their appointment. Boston : B. & J. Loring, 1802.
    LOCATION   North Adams Vault    CALL # 912.744 CARLETON  STATUS STORAGE
    Description    1 map ; 75 x 114 cm.
    Note    Longitude given for both west from London, and east from Washington [D.C.].
    Includes legend.
    Vignette drawn by G. Graham.
    "This map belonged to Gen. Henry A.S. Dearborn ... He was much interested in the developments of the railroads of Massachusetts and one of the principal advocates of the Hoosac tunnel. He has laid out routes for railroad lines on this map in colored inks and has also written in the names of the many streams and ponds and a few villages which were not put in by the engravers. He has also drawn in roughly in pencil the Hoosac mountains and indicated in ink the 'Tunnel'" -- Dealers label on verso.
    Map divided and mounted on linen, folded.
    Shows the distance of each town from Boston and the shire town.
    Alt author    Dearborn, H. A. S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851.