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A Holyoke Street Railway bus sitting opposite bays 6 or 7 of the Holyoke DPW/Street Railway garage in 1977. In the background can be seen 14 North Bridge Street, which appears in shingle siding. As of 2022, the same building can be identified by its yellow upper floor and red/brown lower floor. The building immediately behind the bus is Bay State Plating, 18 N Bridge St.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke Street Railway, bus, GM bus
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Nov 6, 2021 Bruce Simonds, Claire Coci, Walter Kraft, Martin Hohermann, Harold Thompson
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VOX (DL-180) Spotlight on Keyboard , featuring some of the only recorded tracks of the Belle Skinner Collection of Old Musical Instruments while it was still housed at Wistariahurst, each designated by their Skinner catalog number # found in the 1933 catalog of the collection . Includes many instruments with both scales and excerpts of songs, as well as samples of the same melody rendered on a contemporary piano for comparison. The cover shown here is in black and white from a pamphlet that...
Topics: Classical, Technical, Education, Musical instruments -- Catalogs, Holyoke (Mass.)--History,...
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Aug 21, 2021 Eddie Martin
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Eddie Martin, born Edward M. Demersky, and his band, sometimes called Eddie Martin's Dixieland All Stars, other times Eddie Martin's Tijuana Brass, was a fixture in the Springfield-Holyoke area for more than 20 years. Performing at the Roseland Ball Room in Holyoke first in 1960, they would regularly play at venues and functions until the late 1970s/early 1980s. Martin, a Holyoke native, would also play trumpet in Larry Chesky's Orchestra on a number of occasions, and was at one time the...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture, Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Dixieland, Jazz, Dixie
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A "Berkshire" type trolley car being put into/taken out of storage at the Holyoke Street Railway's garage in The Flats, Holyoke. Note the side rails for moving streetcars between garage lines.
Topics: Holyoke Street Railway, tram, Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.)
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Excerpt from On Point with Alex Pierson , May 27, 2021.
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The VHS Vault
Jun 5, 2021 WWLP-TV22
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VHS recording of Bright Nights at Forest Park for 1998, the 3rd annual installation. Showing several different displays from that year as well as a small background on the work behind the popular drive-through lighting event. Recorded by ABC 22, WWLP-TV (Chicopee) and produced by the Spirit of Springfield, in cooperation with the City of Springfield Parks Department.
Topics: Springfield (Mass.), Springfield (Mass.)-- Culture, light displays, Christmas lights, Dr. Seuss
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Mar 17, 2021 Arthur J. Marsh
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All Hail to Massachusetts as performed, arranged, and mixed by violinist Liz Lister under commission. The song, originally written in 1954 by Arthur James Marsh, is under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth and for this reason its copyright is in the public domain. This recording and its arrangement, originally given a commercial license to the commissioner, Ken Lefebvre, is hereby released into a CC license, in that it may be used for noncommercial purposes (i.e....
Topics: Massachusetts, State songs, Massachusetts -- Politics and government
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Dec 15, 2020
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A plain text list of streets and roads which appear in historical literature that reflect changed landscapes or renaming, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Open by clicking "TEXT" under download options, or click here .
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.)--Geography
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Sep 12, 2020 Unknown
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A Holyoke Street Railway bus (#91) parked in front of City Hall by City Hall Ct. (filled in today to make Korean Veterans' Plaza). Behind it can be seen the Smith/Prew (or sometimes "Pru") Building with several signs for tenants.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke Street Railway, bus, GM bus, 1958
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Aug 18, 2020 Modern Mail International
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A catalog of Polish-American memorabilia by Larry Chesky, sold under his mail-order catalog, "Modern Mail International". This would be estimated to be about 1977 based on the record sleeve it was found in, though it may have been anytime after 1974. Chesky would continue to operate the business even after closing Rex Records into the 1990s.
Topics: Polish Americans, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Polish Americans, Holyoke...
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Jun 8, 2020 Larry Chesky
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The second of at least 2 VHS tapes put together by Larry Chesky and His Orchestra. Building off of Frank Knight's "Polka" of WHYN-TV 40 from October of 1967 to March of 1980, and subsequently on Continental Cablevision during the 1980s, Chesky's VHS is a mixture of straightforward cable-access quality concerts, music video montages, and a collection of news stories about his nomination to the International Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago. Contains many scenes of STCC and Springfield's...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture, Polka, Springfield (Mass.), Polish music
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Jun 8, 2020 Larry Chesky
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The first of at least 2 VHS tapes put together by Larry Chesky and His Orchestra. Building off of Frank Knight's "Polka" of WHYN-TV 40 from October of 1967 to March of 1980, and subsequently on Continental Cablevision during the 1980s, Chesky's VHS is a mixture of straightforward cable-access quality concerts, music video montages, and a collection of news stories about his nomination to the International Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago. Contains many scenes of Mountain Park, the...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture, Polka, Springfield (Mass.), Polish music
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May 19, 2020 Greater Holyoke, Inc.
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Published in 1985 by Greater Holyoke, Inc. " Holyoke on Parade" shows a public-private vision of Holyoke for the late 20th century, proposing many viable ideas, only some of which would come to materialize. This version is missing some pages (7-10, 9-22) and has been adjusted to place those that remain, in order. The original Transcript-Telegram  published copy had the following order, repeated pages included:  Cover-5 3-6 11-18 23-26 23-Back In the center is a map showing the...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Architecture, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)
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Miscellaneous photographs of the Holyoke Street Railway in its final years as a trolley service. Rights for these images have not been evaluated. The initials C.H. appear on one image, C. D. is used in the images of some of the others, however the photographer is unknown. Included are- -Passenger car #176 at the corners of Dwight and Race Street. Behind it is the Whiting Paper Mill #2 which stood where the parking lot across from the Wauregan is today. In the right background a rare shot of a...
Topics: Holyoke Street Railway, tram, Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.)
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Photo of the Strand Theatre stage in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1952.  Built in 1915, designed by Holyoke architect George P. B. Alderman , it was razed about 1981 after a prolonged decline. Further information about the theatre can be found here: Strand Theatre, 267 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, Theater 3712 , Cinema Treasures Strand Theatre, HLY.112, 265 ½ Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 , Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) The photographer here: Ray D'Addario...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke (Mass.)--Architecture, Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture, Motion picture theaters
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Mar 31, 2020 Marcella R. Kelly
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Written to commemorate the centennial of Holyoke, Massachusetts’ incorporation as a city, this volume by then-recently retired school superintendent Dr. Marcella R. Kelly covers the history of the Paper City’s many benefactresses, journalists, curators, writers, workers, and other women who were influential in civics and public life.  This book was printed in the latter quarter of 1973, based on newspaper articles of the time and was published in a limited run of 500 copies by Marcus...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.), Women --- History, Women --- Biography, Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture
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Feb 16, 2020 Dreikorn's Bread
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A mockup for a commercial ad for Dreikorn's Bread, showing general outlines for different varieties of product, advertising media, and distribution. It is unknown if this design went into a final product with all portrayed content. The date would be sometime likely in the 1980s, date given here is a guess.
Topics: Baking, bakeries, bread, baked goods, Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture
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Feb 8, 2020 Erna Sievers
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A menu from The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Restaurant from 1964, signed and dated by then-WWLP weatherman John Quill. Note the traditional German fare like hasenpfeffer, since cut from the menu of the restaurant today due to changing consumer tastes.
Topics: Springfield (Mass.), German Americans, menu
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Feb 7, 2020 Mt. Tom Ski Area
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A brochure for the former  Mount Tom Ski Area , in Holyoke, Massachusetts for its 1982-1983 season. Closing in 1998, much of its original slopes remained extant even into 2020.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture, Holyoke (Mass.), Mount Tom, Mt. Tom Ski Area, Mt. Tom
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Recordings of various period pieces played on instruments of the Belle Skinner Collection of Rare Instruments at Wistariahurst as a private collection, shortly before it was moved as a part of the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments. The collection had been inherited by Belle Skinner's niece, Elizabeth Kilborne Hudnut (Vassar '30), and two nephews, Robert Stewart Kilborne (Yale ex-1927), and William Skinner Kilborne (Yale 1933). Not wanting to keep the collection, theretofore a...
Topics: Musical instruments -- Catalogs, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Wistariahurst, Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture
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Jan 1, 2020 Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
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Greater Holyoke Magazine , or Holyoke , published by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce as a promotional magazine. This work is in the  public domain  because it was  published  in the United States between 1924 and 1977 inclusive,  without a copyright notice . Unless the author has been dead for several years, it is not in the public domain in countries that do not apply the  rule of the shorter term  for US works. This includes Canada, China (not Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan Area),...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke (Mass.)--Industry, Industries--United States.
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Recordings of various period pieces played on instruments of the Belle Skinner Collection  of Rare Instruments at Wistariahurst as a private collection, shortly before it was moved as a part of the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments. The collection had been inherited by Belle Skinner's niece, Elizabeth Kilborne Hudnut (Vassar '30), and two nephews, Robert Stewart Kilborne (Yale ex-1927), and William Skinner Kilborne (Yale 1933). Not wanting to keep the collection, theretofore...
Topics: Musical instruments -- Catalogs, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Wistariahurst, Holyoke (Mass.)--Culture
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Nov 27, 2019 J. Howard Albert
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A brief architectural overlook of the ornate features of the Skinner Memorial Chapel in Holyoke, Massachusetts, previously part of the church known as the Second Congregational Church, today the United Congregational Church of Holyoke (UCC). The ornate space was also home to the organ recitals of Dr. William Churchill Hammond, a noted organist, music director of the church, and professor of music at Mount Holyoke College from 1899 to 1936.   
Topics: "Skinner, William, 1824-1902", Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke (Mass.)--Architecture,...
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Nov 16, 2019 John Quinn
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The song "Queen of the Green" written by Edwin Thaute, and performed here by John Quinn sometime between 1967 and 1971. Although it is unknown if this piece was official, it was likely played during an annual Colleen Pageant, which is held every year to determine the Colleen of the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade. This is the B-Side to Holyoke in Green . Lyrics She's queen of the green, Our Irish Colleen, A gem of the emer-ald isle, And when she passes by, with that twinkle in her...
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade, Holyoke Irish, Irish Americans, Saint...
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Nov 16, 2019 John Quinn
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Produced by WG Records in Holyoke, this song by John Quinn is an unofficial anthem of sorts to the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade. While the exact date of this record is unknown, it was produced sometime between 1967 and 1971 based on an article in Billboard placing the label in Holyoke in 1967, and an ad in the Springfield Union placing it in Agawam by 1971. Lyrics I've travelled all over this country, from Alaska to Miami, but just off 91 in March, is where I like to be. Have you ever been...
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade, Holyoke Irish, Irish Americans, Saint...
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Nov 16, 2019
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A 1957 documentary about the construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike and its opening. The narrator has been identified as Jack Chase, a local news anchor at WBZ-TV 4, and the film was produced by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and appears in WorldCat as "Construction of the Initial Turnpike", OCLC 24802486. It is unknown if this title was official however as at no time in the film itself do credits or titles appear. Because this film was entirely the product of a government...
Topics: Massachusetts Turnpike, highways, interstate, I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
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Penn Central engine (PC SW1200 #2676) sits in rails running on Heritage Street, on the site of what is now Holyoke Heritage State Park. In the background the rooftop of the Essex House hotel is visible, which was later demolished in 2014-2015.
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Penn Central, trains
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Penn Central engine (PC SW1200 #9187) sits in rails running on Heritage Street, on the site of what is now Holyoke Heritage State Park. The block in the background is the rear of the former Suffolk Theater building which stood at 11 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. It was later demolished for the Holyoke District Court building in the 1980s. City Hall is visible in the background.
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Penn Central, trains, Holyoke City Hall
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25th Anniversary Pamphlet for the Holyoke Schuetzenbund, or Protection League; an early German schützenverein, or sports shooting club, founded in Holyoke in the late 19th century.
Topics: German Americans, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--German-Americans, Germania Mills,...
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Aug 17, 2019 Roy Small
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A 2013 MLA Thesis focusing on the redevelopment of Holyoke in a manner proposed to foster both new industrial capacity, and greater planning to accommodate resident services and recreation. Archived here for posterity, copyright based on information provided in RISD Portfolio .
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Architecture, Holyoke (Mass.)--Redevelopment
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Aug 17, 2019 "Holyoke Manufacturers"
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A student film about the  Holyoke Machine Company , filmed sometime between 2004 and 2017, covering what the company produced in its final years of service. Narrated by James Sagalyn, the last president of the company, which folded in August of 2017.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke Machine Company, paper industry, industrial machines,...
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May 4, 2019 Olmsted Brothers
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Job #2365 of the Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects, Brookline, Mass. Ties into the  Preliminary Report of Frederick L. Olmsted, Jr. Relative to Beautifying the City of Holyoke , submitted for Mayor Nathan P. Avery's administration in 1908. Courtesy of the National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Park This image or media file contains material based on a work of a  National Park Service  employee, created as part of that person's official duties. As a  work  of...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Architecture, Holyoke (Mass.), Olmsted Brothers, Springdale Park
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Apr 30, 2019 Gabriel, Ralph Henry
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"This address was delivered at Greenfield, Massachusetts, on October 8, 1936, during the '1936 pilgrimage' of the American branch of the Newcomen society of England." This work is in the  public domain  in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1924 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the  copyright was not renewed . Unless its author has been dead for the required period, it is copyrighted in the countries or...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Industry, George C. Ewing, George...
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Apr 28, 2019 City of Holyoke
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Emblem used on concrete for much of the Holyoke Canal Walk
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Canals
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Mar 7, 2019 The Shore Line Trolley Museum
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Archived images of the Wason deck-roof type car body of HSR car #144, likely an identical model to HSR car #182 seen here . These photos were originally hosted on Photobucket under username Ham549, and are of the only known surviving example of Holyoke Street Railway  rail livery. This car, still having at least one bumper, is missing its trucks, and was likely made prior to 1915 as referenced by an entry in The Street Railway Bulletin . It is unknown if these trucks would have been made by...
Topics: Holyoke Street Railway, tram, Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.)
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Feb 11, 2019 News photographer for Holyoke Transcript-Telegram or Springfield Union/The Republican
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Photograph of an exhibit on Jewish civic life in Holyoke, Massachusetts, displayed at an unknown venue in 1948 for the 75th anniversary of the City of Holyoke. The two trees symbolism referencing the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, in this case replaced by the Growth of Jewish Organizations and Growth of Jewish Activity in Holyoke.  Complete contents of the organizations/timeline listed- Growth of Jewish Organizations (left): 1897 - Agudus [sic] Achim Society 1899 (Oct. 4) - Paper City...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--American Jews, Holyoke (Mass.)--Jewish Americans,...
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Jan 17, 2019 Stanislaw Walczak
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Gwiazda  or  The Polish Weekly-"Star" , a Polish weekly in Holyoke, Massachusetts published from 1924 to 1953; this issue for August 29, 1942. Gwiazda , cotygodniowa gazeta; ten numer 29 sierpień 1942. Opublikowano w Holyoke w stanie Massachusetts. Published by Stanislaw Walczak of 83-85 High Street, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Wydane przez Stanisław Walczak z 83-85 High Ulica, w Holyoke w stanie Massachusetts. This work is in the  public domain  in the United States because it...
Topics: Polish Americans, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Polish Americans, Holyoke
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Dec 28, 2018 Stanislaw Walczak
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Gwiazda or The Polish Weekly-"Star" , a Polish weekly in Holyoke, Massachusetts published from 1924 to 1953; this issue for April 14, 1945. Gwiazda , cotygodniowa gazeta; ten numer 14 kwietnia 1945. Opublikowano w Holyoke w stanie Massachusetts. Published by Stanislaw Walczak of 83-85 High Street, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Wydane przez Stanisław Walczak z 83-85 High Ulica, w Holyoke w stanie Massachusetts. This work is in the  public domain  in the United States because it was...
Topics: Polish Americans, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Polish Americans, Holyoke
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Dec 20, 2018 Victor Wisly
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Die Neu England Rundschau der Holyoke, Massachusetts; also known in English as The New England Review , a German weekly published by Wisly-Brooks Co., Inc. with Victor Wisly as proprietor; this business traces to the modern day Hitchcock Press of Holyoke (so-named for the former address on Hitchcock Street seen in this paper). Published 1883 to 1942 (?).
Topics: German Americans, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--German-Americans, Germania Mills...
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Nov 27, 2018 Le Festival Franco-Américain, Inc.
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The symbol of the former Le Festival Franco-Américain  of Holyoke and Chicopee, featuring an eagle comprising part of a fleur-de-lis. Le Festival  was held semi-annually through the 1980s and featured events sponsored by the governments of Canada and France.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--Franco-Americans, French Canadian, Canada, Holyokais
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Nov 18, 2018 Tesson & Carignan
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La Presse,  a French semi-weekly ( deux fois par semaine ) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, published from 1895 to 1903; this issue for  November 17, 1899. La Presse , journal deux fois par semaine pour 17 Novembre, 1899.  Published by the Tesson & Carignan in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Publié par Tesson & Carignan en Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Topics: French Canadians, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Franco-Americans, Franco Americans,...
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Nov 18, 2018 Roy Brothers
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Le Défenseur,  a French weekly ( hebdomadaire ) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, published from 1884 to 1894; this issue for  March 16, 1893. Le Défenseur , journal hebdomadaire pour 16 Mars, 1893.  Published by the Roy Brothers in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Publié par Roy Freres en Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Topics: French Canadians, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Franco-Americans, Franco Americans,...
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Nov 18, 2018 M. M. Mitivier
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Le Courrier de Holyoke , an early French weekly ( hebdomadaire ) in Holyoke, Massachusetts, this issue for the 17 of December, 1874. The newspaper, which began publishing in 1874, would end publication after only 4 months. Published by M. M. Mitivier Sourced from microfilm at Assumption College, Worcester, MA.
Topics: French Canadians, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Franco-Americans, Franco Americans,...
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Oct 28, 2018 The Franco-American Centennial Committee of the City of Holyoke
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The souvenir program printed by the The Franco-American Centennial Committee of the City of Holyoke, written by Vivian Rainault Potvin and William H. Potvin. This work is in the  public domain  in the United States because it was  published  in the United States between 1923 and 1977  without a copyright notice . See  Commons:Hirtle chart  for further explanation. Note that it may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the  rule of the shorter term  for US works...
Topics: Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.), Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Franco-Americans, French...
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Oct 7, 2018 Unknown; photoslide by Holyoke Street Railway
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Photo of a Wason car on the corner of Dwight and High Street with Delaney's Marble Block in the background, Holyoke City Hall out of frame . Being with a flat "deck-roof" rather than a monitor roof with clerestory, suggests it is from livery made prior to 1915, based on - " Prepayment Cars for Holyoke" .  Street Railway Bulletin . Vol. XV. New England Street Railway Club. 1915. p. 415. This work is based on a work in the  public domain . It has been digitally enhanced...
Topics: Holyoke Street Railway, tram, Holyoke, Holyoke (Mass.)
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Aug 11, 2018 Joseph Lussier
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La Justice, weekly paper for January 3, 1935. La Justice, journal hebdomadaire pour 3 Janvier, 1935.  Published by Joseph Lussier in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Publié par Joseph Lussier en Holyoke, Massachusetts. This work is in the  public domain  because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the  copyright was not renewed . Unless its author has been dead for the required period, it is copyrighted in the...
Topics: French Canadians, Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Franco-Americans, Franco Americans,...
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Aug 2, 2018 Whiting Paper Company
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An historical sketch of the industry, and a detailed description of the process of paper making at the mills of the Whiting Paper Company, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, U. S. A. Original copy printed on Whiting Paper, minimal yellowing or aging for being a promotional advertisement. This media file is in the  public domain  in the  United States . This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first  publication  occurred prior to January 1, 1924. See  this...
Topics: Industries--Massachusetts--Holyoke, Business enterprises--Massachusetts--Holyoke, Paper, Holyoke,...
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Jun 1, 2018 Brooks, Archibald A.
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The History of Mount Tom Lodge, of Holyoke, Massachusetts; founded the same day the city was first chartered, much of its earliest history was distinctly tied with the city. The membership included such members as the first mayor, William Baron Chapin Pearsons, and industrial magnate and philanthropist William Whiting II. This work is in the  public domain  because it was  published  in the United States between 1923 and 1977 inclusive,  without a copyright notice . Unless the author has...
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Holyoke (Mass.)--Freemasonry, Freemasonry, Freemasons. Massachusetts.,...
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May 16, 2018 William L. Morgan & Co.
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The Hampden Freeman, weekly paper for September 8, 1849.  Published by William L. Morgan in Ireland Depot (New City), which would become Holyoke, Massachusetts. Predecessor to the Holyoke Transcript.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, William L Morgan, William Morgan
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May 11, 2018 William L. Morgan & Co.
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The Hampden Freeman, weekly paper for September 8, 1849.  Published by William L. Morgan in Ireland Depot (New City), which would become Holyoke, Massachusetts. Predecessor to the Holyoke Transcript.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, William L Morgan, William Morgan
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Apr 24, 2018 Holyoke Transcript
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Reprint of articles from 1849, 1850, and 1851 editions of the Hampden Freeman, one of featuring Holyoke's earliest villages Ireland Depot, of Ireland Parish, West Springfield; produced for the Holyoke Transcript in 1960. No particular order is given to articles, all are c. 1851 with some specifying dates.
Topics: Holyoke (Mass.)--History, Local history
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Apr 21, 2018 John L. Dickey
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Produced for Holyoke's 100th Anniversary Celebration; this book contains photos of architectural details of Holyoke's historic buildings, residential, commercial, and industrial, with an emphasis placed on terra cotta details. This book was originally published by John Dickey, a planner with the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority. This work is in the  public domain  because it was  published  in the United States between 1923 and 1977 inclusive,  without a copyright notice . Unless the...
Topic: Holyoke (Mass.)--Architecture
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Apr 16, 2018 Goodell, Henry Hill, 1839-1905
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College writings of Henry Hill Goodell (1839–1905), 7th president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts), originally printed in The Amherst College Magazine, Vol. LX. 1861-62. Published by the Class of '62 and printed by Samuel Bowles & Co. of Springfield, Mass. Contents include The Whirling Dervishes (Oct. 1861, p. 53) IX, 2. Saint Sophia (Nov. 1861, p. 139) IX, 3. The Cemeteries of the East (Jan. 1862, p. 183) IX, 4. Mount Olympus (Mar. 1862, p....
Topics: Goodell, Henry Hill Goodell, Henry Goodell, Mount Olympus, Saint Sophia, dervishes, whirling...
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Feb 1, 2018 Holyoke Water Power Company
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Commemorative pamphlet of the Holyoke Water Power Company (now part of the Holyoke Gas & Electric and Electric Dept. ) for the 1951 modernization project of the Hadley Falls Dam Station.  Designed by and printed on paper made by Holyoke companies and individuals. This work is in the  public domain  because it was  published  in the United States between 1923 and 1977 inclusive,  without a copyright notice . Unless the author has been dead for several years, it is not in the public...
Topics: Holyoke, dam, HG&E, Hadley Falls, hydroelectric, hydro electric, municipal utilities,...
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Apr 8, 2017 Goodell, Henry Hill, 1839-1905
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A timeline of figures, events, books, and cultural time periods of British Isle history, between the years 200 - 1075 A.D. , Sub-Roman England (Celtic history) and the subsequent Anglo-Saxon Period. Prepared by Henry Hill Goodell, Professor of English Literature as well as a lecturer of history at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst). Drawn circa 1890.
Topics: history, Great Britain, United Kingdom, timeline, historical literature, British Isles, UMass,...
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Nov 25, 2016 Erma S. Osthaus
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A rather dated history of the Lenape peoples of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I received this booklet when I was in Mr. Linwood ("Woody") Martin's third grade class at Willow Dale Elementary of Warminster, PA in 1999. It was given as a primer for the history of the local Native American tribe the Lenape, with the curriculum unit ending with a visit to (I believe) Churchville Nature Center's Lenape village replica in Churchville, PA.  Criticisms of the book- it was written in 1981, it...
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Jul 3, 2015 Ernest Atherton Bragg
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An account of the history of postal-village Braggville, Massachusetts, a former postal-village and industrial hub of MetroWest Massachusetts which developed at the borders of the communities of Holliston, Medway, and Milford. Originally written by Ernest A. Bragg, a member of the eponymous Bragg family and descendant of Arial Bragg, this account is written anecdotally and in a non-linear order. I have done my best to transcribe and preserve the text here exactly as it appeared in the Holliston...
Topics: Braggville (Mass), Milford (Mass.) -- Biography, Holliston (Mass.) -- Biography, Medway (Mass.) --...
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Jun 11, 2015 Kenneth Lefebvre
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A brief 15 page report on the history of the University of Massachusetts' apiary building, purportedly the first college building in the world erected for the sole purpose of teaching beekeeping, and the research this facility and its staff have fostered over the years. Includes a brief outline on the importance of the continuation of pollinator research into the 21st century and the resources the University of Massachusetts has at its disposal to contribute to this cause. Completed by Ken...
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Sep 28, 2012 J.E. Williams
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Amherst Record, weekly paper for March 17, 1886 Contents: Page 1- "Free Trade and Protection", letter to editor by N. G. King Page 2- Results for vote on license; "A Literary Curiosity."; "The Padrone System"; "Peppermint and Its Source" Page 3- "Postman's Lecture on Walking"; "Joel D. Stratton", obituary. Page 4- "The News About the Town"; "[Sketch of] Professor Edward Tuckerman, LL.D., written by Henry H. Goodell,...
Topics: Amherst, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Agricultural College, Edward Tuckerman, Amherst College,...
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Mar 22, 2012 Goodell, Henry Hill, 1839-1905
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A bibliography of historic fiction organized by century and geographical subject which was compiled by Professor Henry Goodell for one of his literature classes at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (presently the University of Massachusetts Amherst). This list was originally printed in limited numbers by McCloud & Williams of Amherst, Massachusetts; it has been transcribed here under public domain (publishing date is c. 1878). The copy shown here may not have some dissimilarities in...
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Sep 30, 2011 Goodell, Henry Hill, 1839-1905
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A speech delivered by Henry H. Goodell, 7th president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now UMass Amherst), before the 26th Annual Session of the Massachusetts State Grange. In this lecture Goodell addresses the concerns of the farming community, promotes the concept of the land-grant institutions and defends the Massachusetts Agricultural College's quality of education as well as its practical use to the farming community of the Commonwealth. This speech was originally printed in the...
Topics: Agricultural education, higher education, Massachusetts State Grange, Massachusetts Agricultural...