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: STEREOVIEWS

1860s-1870s

A. Card Stereographs found in NAPL:

(In manila document box labeled Stereoviews)
(Arranged alphabetically by series or stereograph title.)

East End of Tunnel, Hoosac Tunnel [no. 807], from "Stereoscopic Views of Hoosac
Tunnel, Berkshire Hills, Greylock Hill, Natural Bridge, &c.", by H.D. Ward,
North Adams (x3, all identical)


Hoosac Tunnel, (view of dam, 1-4 mile above Machine Shop), photographed and
published by Geo. W. Moore, Athal, MA, (x1)

Hoosac Tunnel & Vicinity, anonymous, (x2) showing North Adams Hoosac Tunnel and Vicinity (series), "Hoosac House and Depot", publ. by E.D. Merriam, Greenfield, MA, (x1)

Hoosac Tunnel and Vicinity, photographed and published by John S. Moulton, Salem, MA, (x1)

Hoosac Tunnel and Vicinity, (looking out from one of the tunnel portals), U.S. Stereoscopic co., 115 Washington St. Boston, MA, (x1)

Hoosac Tunnel Route Series, by Hurd & Smith's Excelsior Gallery, Main Street, North
Adams, (x3)

Hoosac Tunnel Series, by H.M. Ramsdell, North Adams, (x9)

Nitroglycerin Factory, anonymous, (x2 identical)

Nitro-glycerin Factory, H.D. Ward, (x1)

Views of North Adams and Vicinity, by W.P. Hurd, North Adams, (x1) [This one is the
Elevator at West Shaft, labeled in pencil on back.]

 
B. Card Stereographs from Ruth Browne Collection (x13)
[In Stereoview document box with divider labeled: "Hoosac Tunnel stereoviews (various series) from Ruth Browne collection". ]
 
C.  Stereoviews on Paper
(*Positive prints. Several stereoviews on each page, therefore multiple titles; all 1860s-1870s;
arranged alphabetically by title.)

 
East End; West End; East End. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-40] [FF]

East Portal. (9 x 5.5") [2002-1-48] [FF]

[Miners drilling inside tunnel]; North Adams 1872. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-41] [FF]

[Miners drilling inside tunnel]; North Adams 1872. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-45] [FF]

Nitroglycerine Factory. West view. Photographed by H.D. Ward. (9 x 5.75") [2002-1-49] [FF]

[Nitroglycerin Works]. (11.5 x 5") [2002-1-47] [FF]

North Adams 1872; [East Portal]; East Portal; West Portal. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-42] [FF]

Professor Mowbray's nitro-glycerine works; Looking south. Shaft buildings, machine shop, etc; Fire at Central Shaft, 1867 when Thomas G. Mallory rescued [sic.] the miners; Steam shovel [sic.?], West Portal. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-39] [FF]

West End Hoosac Tunnel. Photographed by H.D. Ward. (11.5 x 7") [2002-1-46] [FF]

[West Portal] North Adams. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-43] [FF]

West Shaft;  North Adams; C.A. Brown's Fuse Factory. (17.25 x 11") [2002-1-44] [FF]