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Robert Francis on Thoreau.mp4
Robert Francis talks about the influence of Henry David Thoreau on his life and writing as well as the philosophical differences between Thoreau's and his own view of nature. This clip is from the raw footage filmed for the "Robert Francis: Through…

Robert Francis on naming of Fort Juniper.mp4
Robert Francis relates how his home came to be known as Fort Juniper. This clip is from the raw footage filmed for the "Robert Francis: Through the Looking Glass" documentary.

Robert Francis - raspberry poem.mp4
Robert Francis recites his poem, "Paradox," while standing by a raspberry bush. This clip is from the raw footage filmed for the "Robert Francis: Through the Looking Glass" documentary.

Robert Francis visits The Jones Library
Compiled video clips from the raw footage taken during the filming of the 1979 documentary "Robert Francis Through the Looking Glass" shows Robert Francis walking into The Jones Library, reading a newspaper, selecting a book, and visiting the Robert…

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.

jones_library_kid_and_christmas_tree.jpg
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.

jones_library_inventory.jpg
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.

jones_library_fire_1926.jpg
This image shows the smoldering scene the morning after the fire that decimated the Amherst House on the evening of December 9, 1926.

johnson_clifton_south_amherst_field.jpg
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.

jones_library_flower_show_1935.jpg
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.

jones_library_photographs_programs_food_and_feasts.jpg
French cooking expert Charlotte Turgeon demonstrates cooking with chocolate.
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