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:
MICROFORMS & VIDEO

MICROFILM

NAPL has microfilm of the following newspapers for the dates listed below,
during which the Hoosac Tunnel was often in the news. 
The Weekly Transcript changed its name to the The Adams Transcript,
and then to The North Adams Transcript.
  

Arranged alphabetically.

The Adams Transcript Jan.23, 1858- Dec.14, 1882.

Hoosac Valley News  Aug. 18, 1857- Jan.4, 1896.

The North Adams Transcript Dec. 21, 1882- June 30, 2001.

The Weekly Transcript April 25, 1844- Oct. 21, 1857.


In addition, NAPL has the following microform items cataloged in its online catalog:

Belcher, Clif.  Hoosac Tunnel story related (anecdotes).
LOCATION       North Adams Microfilm  
CALL # NORTH ADAMS TRANSCIPT MICROFILM 
STATUS  LIB USE ONLY
Description    Article in: North Adams Transcript [microfilm], reel March-April 1936
Note    Section N.A. Transcript March 18, 1936, p.7
Add title    North Adams Transcript

Bird, F. W. (Francis William), 1809-1894.  The modern minotaur [microform].  Boston : J.E. Farwell & Co., printers, 1868.
LOCATION       North Adams Vault    
CALL #  385 BIRD     STATUS  STORAGE
Description    56 p. ; 22 cm.
Note    Cover title.
Reproduction    Microfilm. Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Library, 1994. on 1 microilm reel ; 35 mm.

Hoosac Tunnel centennial 1873-1973.  Reading, Mass. : Boston and Maine Railroad Historical Society, Inc., 1973.
LOCATION North Adams Microfilm 
CALL # NORTH ADAMS TRANSCIPT MICROFILM    
STATUS LIB USE ONLY
Description    19 p. : ill. ; 31 cm. + 1 newspaper article + 1 postcard + 1 [facsim?] train schedule.
Series    Boston and Maine bulletin ; vol. 3 ; no. 1
Note    All pieces bound in pamphlet folder.
Contents     Newspaper article from North Adams (Mass.) Transcript, dated Nov. 23, 1973, "Hoosac Tunnel centennial, ceremony to mark last blast." -- Postcard titled "Hoosac Tunnel centennial 1873-1973," produced in 1972 in North Adams, Mass. by Crown Specialty Advertising. -- "Fitchburg R.R. Hoosac tunnel route passenger train service" schedule, dated June 5th, 1899 [presumed facsim.] -- Hoosac tunnel Centennial 1873-1983 pamphlet.

VIDEORECORDINGS

The Hoosac Tunnel [videorecording].  Presented by WGBH/Boston.
[Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation], 1990. 
LOCATION   North Adams Local History 
CALL # LOCAL HISTORY VIDEO 385 HOOSAC 
STATUS  CHECK SHELVES
Description    1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Alt author    WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

North Adams Historical Society.  Historyworks volume II [videorecording]  2 copies.
LOCATION       North Adams Local History  CALL #  974.41 NAHS  II    STATUS   LIB USE ONLY
LOCATION  North Adams Video  CALL #  974.41 NAHS  II c. 2 
STATUS  CHECK SHELVES
Description    6 parts, each 15 - 21 minutes each
Note    produced by North Adams Historical Society, 1993
Subject    American Zylonite Co. -- Massachusetts -- Adams.
Archival materials -- Preservation.
North Adams City Hall -- Massachusetts -- North Adams -- History.
Coolies -- Massachusetts -- North Adams.
Hoosac Tunnel -- Explosives -- Massachusetts -- North Adams.
Mohawk Trail Pow Wow (Mass)
Add title    Zylonite
North Adams City Hall
Saving History
Chen and Dancers
Explosives and the Hoosac Tunnel
Pow wow

North Adams Historical Society.  Hoosac Tunnel Presentation [VIDEORECORDING]
LOCATION      North Adams Video  CALL #  Video 385 Hoosac 
STATUS:  CHECK SHELVES
Note    Presented at the North Adams Public Library May 7, 2000.