Special Collections

Hancock Shaker Village
Junction of Routes 20 and 41
Pittsfield MA , 01202
FAX: (413)447-9357
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Sharon Koomler, Curator (413)433-0188 Magda Gabor-Hotchkiss, Coordinator (413)443-0188
Hours: Daily 9:00AM-4:00PM
Holidays Open:
  Open all holidays except Christmas
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Special tours by request/appointment
Other Services:
  Information on hotel/housing accommodations Cafeteria Gift shop Group tours Educational programs
Monographs: "The Shaker Image", by E.R. Pearson, J. Neal and M. Gabor-Hotchkiss, 2nd ed.
Name: Special collections
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Magda Gabor-Hotchkiss, Coordinator of Library Collections (413)444-0188 ext. 208 info@hancockshakervillage.org
Hours: Tu 10:00AM-4:30PM8
Collections: 9
Formats: 116 volumes of manuscripts 100 linear feet of archives 40 linear feet of monographs 4 linear feet of newspapers 7 linear feet of maps 4 linear feet of photographs 2,000 photographs 2 linear feet of microforms 193 reels of microforms 10 linear feet of audio tapes video tapes 40 oral histories 5 8mm. motion picture reels 3 16mm. motion picture reels 9 linear feet of ephemera 4 linear feet of drawings/plans 20 linear feet of imprints
Collection Description:
  Shaker Manuscripts (bound and loose)
Historic Photographs
Spirit / Gift Drawings
Shaker Imprints (books)
Shaker Labels
Shaker Architectural and Cemetery Plans
Oral histories
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guide to specific microfilm collection(s) Card catalog
Directions: FROM I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike): Take Exit for Route 102 West / Route 41 North. Take a right onto Route 41 North. The Village is at the junction of Routes 41 and 20.