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Freel Library Archives and Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History: Archives Home

This guide contains descriptions and links of Freel Library's special collections, including college archives and local history

Freel Library Special Collections

Freel Library Special Collections


IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to limited staffing, it is recommended that individuals interested in the college archives or local history collection contact us before coming in. The supervisor of these collections, Linda M. Kaufmann, can be reached via email at  The reference department phone number is 413-662-5325.

College Archives

The College Archives contains materials dealing with the college from its start as a normal school to the present. Materials can be divided into two categories: historical and organizational.  Historical items include photographs, yearbooks, school newspapers, scrapbooks, catalogs, ephemera and blueprints. Organizational materials, both past and present, include records of various academic and non-academic departments, organizations and groups associated with the college, as well as correspondence, faculty publications, course schedules and descriptions, policies, event programs and catalogs. The archives do not include personal student or personnel information. The archives are not open for browsing and any individual interested in viewing archival materials or needing information contained in the archives should consult  Linda Kaufmann at 662-5325 or via email before coming to the library.



MCLA Yearbooks
1911 - 2015

The Mind's Eye
A Liberal Arts Journal

Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History

The Hoosac Valley Collection for Local History was established 35 years ago at MCLA. Gradually, additional materials have been added, largely through donations.  The collection is not open for browsing, but individuals interested in the collection should contact Linda Kaufmann at 662-5325 or via email before coming to the library. Materials in the collection cannot be borrowed in person or through interlibrary loan.  Local history books in the collection can be searched through our online catalog.

The Sprague Log
Preserving a Company Newsletter

Historic Business and Civic Ledgers from North Adams
1835 - 1922

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Linda Kaufmann
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