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Utilizing the historical and literary resources of the Jones Library of Amherst, Massachusetts, in collaboration with area residents and scholars, this site celebrates Amherst's 250th anniversary through images, multimedia, and documents that reflect the independent spirit of our people, creative works, and culture.

An ongoing repository of information, Digital Amherst will continue to grow, linking the town's unique heritage with the vitality of its present and the promises of its future.

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  • Added 2013-01-31 07:53:42

    Phi Delta Theta house

    View of the Lothrop house, later the Phi Delta Theta house, corner Boltwood and College…

  • Added 2013-01-18 07:34:45

    Amherst Photographer John Lyman Lovell

    Portrait of John L. Lovell taken at his Amherst Picture Gallery.…

  • Added 2013-01-09 12:47:18

    John L. Lovell's "Amherst Photographer"

    Eight-page newspaper published once by J.L. Lovell, Amherst resident and photographer. The newspaper includes miscellaneous advertisements alongside…

  • Added 2013-01-09 08:44:38

    Coupon from Lovell’s Amherst Picture Gallery

    The small double-sided card advertises J.L. Lovell’s Amherst Picture Gallery, and offers $2.00 off photographic processes and prints. These cards…

  • Added 2013-01-09 08:44:37

    John Lovell’s Amherst home

    J.L. Lovell’s home, on North Prospect Street, still stands. It is easily recognizable by its rounded dormer windows, in a Gothic Cottage style…

  • Added 2013-01-09 08:44:29

    Envelope from Lovell’s Amherst Picture Gallery

    A variety of similar envelopes exist from J.L. Lovell’s studio, the Amherst Picture Gallery. An elaborate printed label boasts Lovell’s decades of…

  • Added 2012-04-24 09:58:11

    Honored dead

    Clipping from the Hampshire and Franklin Express describing the Civil War deaths of men from Amherst including a mention of Frazar Stearns, the son…