Bibliography in Progress

This bibliography-in-progress is intended to jump start your research or simply provide a list of the printed sources which the authors of website essays have used.  We hope that you will add your own sources to this website to increase its usefulness.


Atwood, W. 1910. “Sketch of the City of Northampton,” The New England Magazine 43:301-15 (Nov.-Dec.)

Boose, Emery, K. Chamberlin, D. Foster. 2001. “Landscape and Regional Impacts of Hurricanes in New England,” Ecological Monographs 71(1), 27-48.

Bossak, Brian. 2003 “Early 19th Century U.S. Hurricanes: A GIS Tool and Climate Analysis.” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. of Geography, Florida State Univ.

Bruchac, Margaret, “Native Presence in Nonotuck and Northampton” in Buckley, Kerry. 2004. A Place Called Paradise: Culture & Community in Northampton, Massachusetts, 1654-2004. pp. 18-38. Northampton: Historic Northampton.

Buckley, Kerry. 2004. A Place Called Paradise: Culture & Community in Northampton, Massachusetts, 1654-2004.  Northampton: Historic Northampton.

Burt, Henry. 1866. Burt’s Illustrated Guide of the Connecticut Valley. Northampton, Mass.

Cestre, G.R.J. 1963. Northampton, Massachusetts; évolution urbaine. Paris: Société d’édition d’enseignement supérieur.

Connecticut Valley Waterway Board. (Mass.) 1913. Report of CVWB on an Investigation of the Connecticut River. Boston: State Printers

Curran Associates. 1979. “Feasibility study for low-head hydropower on the Mill River, Northampton, Mass.”

Dean, Charles J. 1935. “The Mills of Mill River.”  ms in special collections at Forbes

Eden, J. 1851 The Mt. Holyoke Handbook and Tourists’ Guide for Northampton and its Vicinity. Northampton, Mass.,+the+mt.+holyoke+handbook&hl=en&ei=XOTOTNXwBoT58AbNsaXZAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Everts, Louis H., 1879 History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts. 2 vols. Philadelphia: Lipincott.

Florence Manufacturing Company.  ?  Fifty Years of Brushmaking, 1866-1916.

Gay, W.B. 1886?  Gazetteer of Hampshire County, Mass., 1654-1887. Syracuse, NY.

Greene, Aella. 1903. Reminiscent Sketches. Florence, MA: Press of the Bryant Print. (Chapter entitled “Industries That Were”),+aella&hl=en&ei=Z1PITPjjA4OClAes5bX2Ag&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

The Hampshire Gazette (Daily Hampshire Gazette since 1896).  Microfilm in the Forbes Library.

Hannay, Agnes. 1936. A Chronicle of Industry on the Mill River. (Smith College Studies in History).  Smith College: Northampton, Mass.

Historical Localities in Northampton. 1904. Compiled for the 250th anniversaryof the town.  Northampton, Mass.

Holland, Josiah G. 1855. History of Western Massachusetts. Springfield, Mass. 2 vols.

Johnson, Clifton. 1932. Historic Hampshire in the Connecticut Valley. Springfield, MA.

Judd, Sylvester, Manuscripts.  The Judd manuscripts, held in the Local History Room of Forbes Library, Northampton, provide the bulk of primary source material for historical research for the 16th through mid-18th centuries.  Judd (1789-1860), an editor of the Hampshire Gazette, was an inveterate, indefatigable scribe of old sources.

Kneeland, Frederick N. 1894. Northampton, the Meadow City. Northampton, Mass.

Ludlum, D.M. 1963. Early American Hurricanes 1492-1870.  198 pp. Boston: American Meteorological Society  (Ray Bradley: “The standard work on early American weather.”)

Ludlum, D.M. 1968. Early American Winters: Vol. 1: 1604-1870. Vol. 2: 1821-1870. Boston: American Meteorological Society

Ludlum, D.M. 1976. The Country Journal: New England Weather Book. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.  147 pp.

MacBee, A. 1957. From Utopia to Florence: the Story of a Transcendentalist Community in Northampton, Mass., 1830-1852.  Northampton, Mass.

Manning, Alice. 1978. Florence: a small village on the Mill River: an historic look at life in the village. Florence, MA: Florence Savings Bank

Neuburg, N.O. 1955. “Land Use in Northampton.”  ms.

O’Shea, P. 1933. “Famous Industries of Northampton,” New England Magazine April, 427-34.

Robinton, Elizabeth D. and C. John Burk. 1972. The Mill River and its floodplain in Northampton and Williamsburg, Mass.: a study of the vascular plant flora, vegetation… Amherst: Water Resources Research Center.

Sharpe, Elizabeth M. 2004. In the Shadow of the Dam: The Aftermath of the Mill River Flood of 1874.  NY: Free Press

Southwick, E. 1915. “The Evolution of Main Street of Northampton, Mass.  unpublished ms.

Taber, Martha Van Hoesen. 1955. A History of the Cutlery Industry in the Connecticut Valley. Smith College Studies in History, vol. XLI. Northampton: Smith College.

Trumbull, J.R. 1898. 2 vols. History of Northampton.  Northampton, MA: Gazette Printing.,+james+russell&hl=en&ei=7lrATJiZNcWBlAfH14jADA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Tull, Bruce K. "Springfield Armory as industrial policy: Interchangeable parts and the precision corridor" (January 1, 2001) Dissertation UMass History Dept.  Check here for the Mill River spoke in the Springfield Armory industrial hub.

Van Voris, J. 1984. The Look of Paradise: A Pictorial History of Northampton, Mass. 1654-1984. Canaan, N.H. for the Northampton Historical Society.

Wright, W.H. 1866. “Industries on Mill River.”  Scrap book at Forbes Library.