History Room Research Requests
Research correspondence and inquiries concerning the collection should be directed to the Archivist of the History Room & Archive. Research requests take on average 7-14 days depending on the complexity of the request. We ask for specific dates, names, spellings. Vague requests are difficult to process - it is in the researchers' best interest to be as specific as possible when requesting information.
Obituary requests require full name, and exact date of death.. As part of the public library there is no charge for information requests only for copies and reproductions. Microfilm printing and all photocopies cost $0.25 per page. Copies may be mailed by regular post to researchers which includes the cost of postage. Scanned documents cost $2.00 per page and can be directly emailed to patrons.
Research may be requested by -->Phone: 413-552-2842, Fax: 413-532-4230, or via regular mail to
Holyoke History Room
Holyoke Public Library
335 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
The History Room does preserve some vital statstics from Holyoke citizens up to 1900, and from many Massachusetts cities and towns prior to 1850.
However, if you are looking for Vital Records (Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, or Marriage Certificates) please contact:
Holyoke City Clerk,
City of Holyoke
536 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-322-5520 or Fax: 322-5521
These requests must be made in writing and take 10-14 days to process.