Local History Collection

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The Local History Collection at HCC contains information about the cities, towns, counties, schools, industry, architecture, and geography of the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.  The bulk of the collection consists of 230 books, which can be searched through our main library catalog.

Use Policy:

The Local History Collection contains valuable and often irreplaceable materials. Consequently, controlled access is necessary. Local History materials do not circulate. Depending on the age and condition of an item, photocopy restrictions may apply. Only pencils may be used while working with these materials.  

Additional Resources for Local History Research:


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