Local History Room Information:
Town of South Hadley History:
South Hadley was an uninhabited area of Hadley from 1659 until 1721 when the first English settlers arrived from Hadley. A separate town meeting was held in 1753, and the town was officially split and incorporated in 1775.
The town is the home of the nation's first successful navigable canal as well as the oldest continuing institution of higher education for women - Mount Holyoke College.
Information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Hadley,_Massachusetts
Links to Help with your South Hadley History Search:
Digital Commonwealth : South Hadley Page
The Digital Commonwealth, managed by the Boston Public Library, provides access to thousands of images, documents, and sound recordings that have been digitized by member institutions so that they may be available to researchers, students, and the general public
Internet Archive: Archive.org
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. Our archive contains: 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos (including 1.6 million Television News programs), 3 million images, 200,000 software programs.
Library of Congress: loc.org
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
Massachusetts Historical Commisssion: Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System
The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) Information available on historic properties through this search system is derived from the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS).
MACRIS data are compiled from a variety of records and files maintained by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), including but not limited to, the Inventory of Historic Assets of the Commonwealth, National Register of Historic Places nominations, State Register of Historic Places listings, and local historic district study reports.
Mt. Holyoke College Archives and Special Collection Guides: Guides
Archives and Special Collections staff have created research guides for an introduction by subject to various College Archives, Rare Book Collection, and Special Collections holdings. These guides are meant to help you begin your research on select topics and are not complete lists of relevant material.