Amherst Historical Society and Museum

Digital Amherst

Opening Windows on the Past

Emily Dickinson Museum

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Yiddish Book Center

Amherst College

UMASS Amherst

Hampshire College


Some useful information concerning the places of interest in Amherst (1875)

The Handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts (1894), by Frederick H. Hitchcock

The history of the town of Amherst, Massachusetts (1896), compiled by Carpenter and Morehouse

Ye Amherst girl of ye olden tyme (1900), by Alice M. Walker

Through Turkey pass to Amherst and beyond (1903), by Alice M. Walker

Historic Homes of Amherst (1905), by Alice M. Walker

Records of the town of Amherst from 1735 to 1788 (1884)

Historical address delivered at the centennial celebration in Amherst, Mass., July 4, 1876 (1878), by M.F. Dickinson, Jr.

Amherst: the village beautiful, cultured and literary (Amherst House [Hotel]) (188-])

Amherst directory (1890)

Sunlight Pictures; Amherst; Artotypes by E. Bierstadt (1891)

An historical review: One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the First church of Christ in Amherst, Massachusetts. November 7, 1889 (1890)

Western New England, Vol. 2, No. 9 (October, 1912): Amherst

Reunion of the Dickinson family, at Amherst, Mass., August 8th and 9th, 1883 (1884)

Amherst College

The Indicator: a literary periodical conducted by students of Amherst College, Volumes 1-3 (1849-1851)

The Visitor’s Guide to the Public Rooms and Cabinets of Amherst College; with a Preliminary Report (1862)

Reminiscences of Amherst College, historical, scientific, biographical and autobiographical; also, of other and wider life experiences (1863), by Edward Hitchcock

Physical culture in Amherst college (1869), by Nathan Allen

Exercises at the semi-centennial of Amherst College (1871)

Opening of Walker Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., Oct. 20, 1870 (1871)

History of Amherst College during its first half century, 1821-1871 (1890), by W.S. Tyler

A manual of the gymnastic exercises as practised by the junior class in Amherst college, Amherst, Mass. (1884), prepared under the direction of Dr. Edwin Hitchcock

Amherst Memories: A collection of undergraduate verse of Amherst College (1890), edited by Allan Benjamin MacNeil and John Mantel Clapp

Sabrina: the Class Goddess of Amherst College; a History (1910), compiled by Max Shoop

A history of the endowment of Amherst College (1950), by Stanley King

“The Consecrated Eminence” The Story of the Campus and Buildings of Amherst College (1951), by Stanley King


Massachusetts agricultural college, Amherst, Mass. (1897)

The beginnings of college history: an address delivered at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass., Oct. 2, 1907 (1908), by Marquis F. Dickinson

Entomology and zoology at the Massachusetts agricultural college, Amherst, Mass. (1911)