Special Collections

Jones Library, Inc.
43 Amity Street
Amherst MA , 01002
TTY/TDD: (413)256-4090
FAX: (413)256-4096
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Sharon Sharry, Director (413) 259-3106 sharrys@joneslibrary.org
Hours: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Seasonal Hours:
  Monday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Sunday closed
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.wmars.cwmars.org/search/~S4/
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Monographs: "Tales of Amherst: A Look Back", by Daniel Lombardo
Name: Special Collections Department
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Tevis Kimball, Curator of Special Collections (413)259-3182 tkimball@cwmars.org Kate Boyle, Assistant (413)259-3143 boylek@joneslibrary.org
Hours: Monday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Collections: 11
Formats: 360 linear feet of manuscripts 740 linear feet of monographs 32 linear feet of newspapers 10 linear feet of maps 50,000 photographs 25 disks of electronic records 300 reels of microforms 45 audio tapes 250 video tapes archives ephemera realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Emily Dickinson Collection (Finding Aid)
Robert Frost Collection (Finding Aid)
Boltwood Historical and Genealogical Collections
Amherst Authors Collection
Photograph Collection (Images)
Ray Stannard Baker Collection
Clifton Johnson Collection
Julius Lester Collection
Harlan Fiske Stone Collection
Sidney Waugh Collection
Amherst Newspapers and Historical Journals Collection (Finding Aid)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying for a fee
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  General repository guide Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection
Directions: FROM BOSTON AND POINTS EAST OR WEST: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit 4 (West Springfield); North on Route I-91 to Northampton, Exit 19 (second Northampton Exit). Take Route 9 to Amherst. *At traffic light at the intersection of Route 9 and South Pleasant Street (Town Common), turn left. Get into left lane and turn left at next traffic light at intersection of Pleasant Street and Amity/Main Streets. You are now on Amity Street. The Library is the second building on the right. FROM PITTSFIELD: Take Route 9 to Amherst. Follow from * above. FROM THE NORTH: Take I-91 South to Exit 20 (Route 5 South). Follow Route 5 for 1 mile to Route 9 East. Take Route 9 to Amherst and follow from * above.