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 : MANUSCRIPTS

CATALOGUED*

UNCATALOGUED*

*in C/WMARS as of May, 2003

CATALOGUED*

Bazan, John M.  Explosives use at the Hoosac Tunnel.  [197-?]
LOCATION       North Adams Vault      CALL #  385 BAZAN    STATUS   STORAGE
Description    12 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 ill. ; 21 cm.
Note    Cover title.
Caption title: Explosives use at the Hoosac Tunnel, 1866-1875.
Ms.

Bond, E. A.  History of the Hoosac Tunnel.  Edited and revised by E.A. Bond, assistant engineer.  [19--]
LOCATION      North Adams Vault   CALL #  385 BOND      STATUS  STORAGE
Description    15 p. ; 22 cm.
Note    Typescript transcription. Original: North Adams, Mass., 1880-1899.
Probably typed by WPA.
Alt author    United States. Works Progress Administration.

Browne, Isaac Snell, 1850-.  Charles A. Browne and Brother. [19--]
LOCATION       North Adams Vault  CALL # 385 BROWNE   STATUS   STORAGE
Description    [4] leaves ; 28 cm.
Note    Cover title.
Typescript (carbon copy).
Subject      Charles A. Brown and Brother (Firm)
Explosives industry -- Massachusetts -- North Adams.
Browne, Charles A., 1842-1907.
Hoosac Tunnel (Mass.)

Folster, David.  Hoosac Tunnel.  Script by David Folster, broadcast February 4, 1965 by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 1965. 
LOCATION  North Adams Vault CALL # 385 FOLSTER  STATUS STORAGE
Description    6 leaves ; 28 cm.
Note    Caption title.
Typescript transcription.

Temple, Junius Brutus. History and description of the Hoosac Tunnel. Compiled by J.B. Temple. [1938]
LOCATION     North Adams Vault  CALL #  385 TEMPLE  STATUS STORAGE
Description    8 p. ; 22 cm.
Note    Typescript transcription. Original published: North Adams, Mass. : W.B. Walden.
"Typed by WPA 11/18/38" -- Handwritten note on t.p. verso.


NOT CATALOGUED IN C/WMARS As of May, 2003

Most of these manuscripts are bound.  (Dates 1863-1903)
(10 linear inches, plus 2 oversize flat document cases 22 x 20 x 5")


Bond, E.A. (Edward Austin).  B.N. Farrens Contract.  E.A. Bond, North Adams, Mass., April 19, 1875.  Booklet with notes and drawings.  [FIC HT 59] [HT #5]

Bond, E.A. (Edward Austin).  Central Shaft [of] Hoosac Tunnel: Progress While Working. Handwritten notes and three drawings. Dates 1863-1875.  Cover: E.A. Bond.  [FIC HT 61] [HT #4]

Bond,  E.A. (Edward Austin).   [Correspondence book 1880 to 1903.] Handwritten and typed correspondence regarding the Fitchburg Railroad, and later the Christian Endeavor Society in North Adams.  On first page is written: "Everything copied to Mr. J--."  [FIC HT 46] [HT #5] 

Bond, E.A. (Edward Austin).  E.A. Bond.   Little booklet with Bond's handwritten notes on the excavation's floor grade and roof height at various stations.  [FIC HT 58] [HT #5]

Bond, E.A. (Edward Austin). Hoosac Tunnel. Notes on the Tunnel History of E. A. Bond.  Essay by himself, typed, signed; 2.5 pages in a manila file.  [FIC HT 54] HT #3]

Bond,  E.A. (Edward Austin) and Thomas Doane.   E.A. Bond-- Hoosac Tunnel No Adams-- Mass.  (Handwritten book of notes, all with index at the beginning.  Index is from May 23rd, 1870 through Aug. 7, 1871.  All aspects of work on the tunnel; a logbook month by month; the entries are by Thomas Doane and E.A. Bond, with a few by Doane's assistants O.P. Rice, Josiah Brown, and P.W. Smith.  Includes their reports, especially E.A. Bond to Benjamin Frost. Title from front page.)  [FIC HT 62] [HT #4]

Doane, Thomas.  Calculations of area  & form of Central Shaft.  Dec. 8, 1863 T. Doane. Handwritten.  Also calculates east and west headings of the Western Shaft.  Front cover is torn off. [FIC HT 63] [HT #4]

Hooosac Tunnel Land Plans.  Bound in North Adams, Massachusetts as oversize book; 22 x 16 inches. [FIC HT 41] [Document box]

Land plans and topography of the Troy & Greenfielf Rail Road from North Adams to the state line between Massachusetts and Vermont: surveys made in the spring of 1864. Bound in North Adams, Massachusetts as oversize book; 22 x 16 inches.  Cover: Troy & Greenfield Rail Road Land Plans.  [FIC HT 42] [Document box]

Notes of the Civil Engineers engaged in the Construction of the Hoosac Tunnel. 

Plans of the machinery bought or constructed for use in building the Hoosac Tunnel including engines, boilers, hoisting pumping and ventilating apparatus, waterwheels, air compressors, and power drilling machines with the system of air water and gas pipes. 
Bound in North Adams, Massachusetts as oversize book; 22 x 16 inches.  Consists of colored drawings and some photographs.  Some drawings are dated 1864-1865, and some cite Thomas Doane as chief engineer.  Cover: Hoosac Tunnel Machinery Plans.   [FIC HT 43] [Document box]

Plans of the various buildings erected for use in the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel including stores, dwellings, engins and shaft houses, wheel houses, machine shops, barns, instrumental station and signal houses with plans of the dams in the Deerfield River and tunnel Brook.   Bound in North Adams, Massachusetts as oversize book; 22 x 16 inches.  Consists of photographs and drawings; Thomas Doane is cited as chief engineer. Cover: Hoosac Tunnel Building Plans.  [FIC HT 40] [Document box]

Wells, Charles E.  History of the Hoosac Tunnel.  Handwritten draft of a paper. [Removed from Secretary's Notes file [RB #3] and put in manila folder of its own.  Formerly clipped to 1923 letter from Herbert F. Taylor to Charles E. Wells.]  [2002-1-61] [RB #3]

Whitney, Mrs. Peter J. (Carrie M. Smith).  Chronicle of Camp Beaulieu Hoosac Tunnel Station July 20-28, 1891.  Handwritten; includes letter from J.L. Harrison (librarian at Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., July 14, 1926) to Mabel Temple, Public Library, North Adams, Mass., about his giving this item to NAPL.  Spine reads: Camp Beaulieu/ Hoosac/ Tunnel/ 1891. [Forbes Library Call # R974.44 QW]  [FIC HT 64][HT #4]

Whitney, Mrs. Peter J. (Carrie M. Smith).  Copy of Chronicle of Camp Beaulieu Hoosac Tunnel Station July 20-28, 1891.  Type written copy; includes letter from J.L. Harrison (librarian at Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., Nov. 15, 1926) to Mabel Temple, Public Library, North Adams, Mass.   [Forbes Library Call # R974.44 QW] [FIC HT 65] [HT #4] (notes in pencil; dates are Jan.1, 1866 through Aug.23, 1873, and one note 1878) [back cover coming off] [FIC HT 60] [HT #5]