The Holyoke History Room is a growing collection dedicated to preserving and promoting research on the history of Holyoke from its beginnings to the present day. We actively collect historical materials related to the city's history. Our collecting emphasis is on original materials with informational or research value (photographs in all formats, manuscripts, correspondence, documents, original maps) that tell the stories of Holyoke's people, businesses, institutions, and cultures.
We try to ensure that items added to the collection are in usable condition and that they do not duplicate materials already at the History Room. The History Room also maintains a Local Authors collection.
If you have an item or items you are considering donating to the Archives, please contact the Librarian for Historical Collections, Eileen Crosby, at 413-420-8107. She will arrange to speak or meet with you at your convenience.
Monetary and memorial gifts are also accepted and are used to preserve and promote use of History Room collections.