Natural History of the Berkshires -- Newspapers and serials

Research hint #1: Not all newspapers and serials are online or have indexes.  In this case, you must have at least an approximate date to locate information.

Research hint #2:  Williams students have been publishing newspapers since the 1830s.  A guide to undergraduate newspapers is available.  Some titles are indexed, others are not.  Early Williams newspapers are available on microfilm in the Archives' reading room. 

Research hint #3: Microfilm housed in Sawyer is located on the lower level in the southwest corner.  Newspapers are organized alphabetically by title along the south wall.

Possible titles of interest:

  • Gulielmensian. Hardcopy: Archives, 1862-1925; Sawyer Ref. LH1.W5 G9, 1889-current.

  • Williams alumni review. Hardcopy: Sawyer LH1.W5 W54, 1909-current. Microfilm: Library Shelving Facility and Archives, 1909-1973.

  • Williams record. Hardcopy: Sawyer LH1.W5 W53, 1904-current. Microfilm: Archives, 1904-2006.

  • Pittsfield Sun and other late 18th- and early 19th-century Pittsfield and Stockbridge newspapers. Available digitally through Early American Newspapers.

  • Berkshire Eagle (a.k.a. Berkshire Evening Eagle, Berkshire County Eagle). Hardcopy: Sawyer newspapers area, past several months. Microfilm: Library Shelving Facility, 1855-several months ago. Online: 2003-current.

  • The Transcript (a.k.a. North Adams Transcript). Hardcopy: Sawyer newspapers area, past several months.  Microfilm: Library Shelving Facility, 1895-several months ago.  Online: 2005-current.

  • Williamstown News. Hardcopy: Sawyer AP2.W556, 1959-1973.

  • The Advocate (a.k.a. Williamstown Advocate). Hardcopy: Sawyer AP2 .W553, 1981-current.

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