Natural History of the Berkshires -- Published material and theses
Research hint #1: You can locate books regarding town and college history with a FRANCIS search SUBJECT = Williamstown (Mass.) - History, or SUBJECT = Williams College - History
Research hint #2: Search FRANCIS for books and pamphlets regarding individual locations or events, ex: KEYWORD = Stone Hill
Research hint #3: In FRANCIS "non-circ" means non-circulating, i.e. you may use the book in the Archives' reading room. "Unavailable" means the book is in the Library Shelving Facility and is inaccessible. Look for a copy elsewhere: in Sawyer or Schow, or the Public Library, or via InterLibrary Loan.
Research hint #4: When using any index or text, look for information on your site, on the owners of your site, and on the potential impact of natural disasters or town governance.
Useful general titles include:
- Proprietors book of the west Township at Hoosuk: said Town ship incorporated by the name of Williams Town in the year AD 1765. (Sawyer F74.W6 W5 1792a)
- Perry, Arthur Latham. Origins in Williamstown. (Sawyer F74.W6 P4 1894, also part of the Internet Archive)
- Perry, Arthur Latham. Williamstown and Williams College. (Sawyer F74.W82 P47 1899, also part of the Internet Archive)
- Williamstown, the first two hundred years, 1753-1953, and twenty years later, 1953-1973. (Sawyer F74.W82 W83 1974)
- Rudolph, Frederick. Mark Hopkins and the log: Williams College, 1836-1872. (Sawyer LD 6072.7 1836 .R8 1996)
- Durfee, Calvin. Williams biographical annals. (Sawyer LD6072 .D8, also part of the Internet Archive)