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Robert Frost speaks at the dedication of the Robert Frost Room at The Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts
Robert Frost gives a speech at the dedication of the Robert Frost Room at The Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts in which he credits director Charles Green as being "the first person in the world" to think Frost was worth collecting. Recorded in…

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Three young women sitting in comraderie the remains of a picnic in front of them. Notation reads, "J. L. girls, L to R, Kane, Powers, Fish." Probably Annise B. Kane, Frances Powers, Dorothy M. Fish. All three women were employed by the Jones Library…

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Two women and two children stand before the UNICEF card table at the Jones Library.

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Child walking by the decorated Christmas tree in the Children's Room at the Jones Library. The bronze man sculpture is visible in the background.

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This is the first book-by-book inventory done by the Library since the fire at the Amherst House in 1926. It took a week to complete by 60-odd staff and volunteers. The women on the left are Lucy Gallagher, Claire Sussman, and Wendy Sayer.

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This image shows the smoldering scene the morning after the fire that decimated the Amherst House on the evening of December 9, 1926.

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This photograph shows cultivated fields with South Congregational Church in the background. A wooden wagon rests before a pile of hay. Caption on back reads, “Charlie Johnson and Mr. Shumway.”

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A woman wearing a dress and headscarf piles cubes of peat outside her thatch-roofed cottage.

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The whole auditorium at the Jones Library was filled with flowers during this flower show held in 1935. This view shows the portion of the show that filled the stage.

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Mason A. Dickinson sits on a horse-drawn sleigh in Amherst.

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French cooking expert Charlotte Turgeon demonstrates cooking with chocolate.

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Early internet station in the Jones Library Reference Department.

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Firefighters aim a powerful jet of water at this burning restaurant across from the Town Common. More than 40 Amherst and UMass firefighters fought the blaze for hours in near zero weather before it was brought under control.

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This is the front hallway of the Jones Library before the renovation in the early 1990s.

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Construction of a sidewalk along South Pleasant Street at a time when Amherst residents used a horse and carriage or the trolley to get to town.
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