Special Collections

Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton MA , 01060
FAX: (413)587-1015
  http://www.forbeslibrary.org https://forbeslibrary.org/research/local-history/
Institution Contact(s):
  Lisa Downing, Director (413)587-1016 director@forbeslibrary.org
Hours: Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum Mon. 9-5 Tues. 10-5 Wed. 4-9 Thurs. 10-5 or by appointment Hampshire Room for Local History Thurs. 1-5 Fri. 1-5 Sat. 1-5
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://www.forbeslibrary.org
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible (Please note: we are not currently wheelchair accessible due to construction work that we anticipate will be completed in July.) Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Julie Bartlett Nelson, Archivist (Calvin Coolidge and Local History) 413-587-1014 localhistory@forbeslibrary.org Faith Kaufmann, Dept. Head (Arts & Music) 413-587-1013 fkaufmann@forbeslibrary.org
Collections: 3
Formats: 1,500 manuscripts 50 reels of archives 25,500 volumes of monographs 5,000 monographs 200 reels of newspapers 100 maps 6,000 photographs 2,005 audio tapes 5 video tapes ephemera realia/artifacts 1,000 scores
Collection Description:
  Calvin Coolidge Collection
Northampton Local History
Arts and Music
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff Self-service copying for a fee
Loans: Special loans for certain materials
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection Guide to specific microfilm collection(s) Specialized indexes
Directions: FROM I-91 NORTH: Proceed north to first Northampton exit. Go north on Route 5 . Proceed 2 miles to center of town. At the intersection of Routes 5 and 9, go left up Main Street. Proceed 1/2 mile to next light, go through the light, and bear left on Route 66 (West Street). Library is on the left. FROM I-91 SOUTH: Proceed south to first Northampton exit (Hatfield exit also). Go left after 2 miles onto Route 5. Proceed through 4 lights to center of town (Routes 5 and 9). Go right up Main Street. Proceed as above. FROM PITTSFIELD: Take Route 9 to Route 66. FROM AMHERST: Take Route 5 to Route 66.