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About the Digital Amherst Project

Digital Amherst is a project of the Jones Library, the public library of Amherst, Massachusetts. This is a pilot project to develop a small but rich online collection of the historic and cultural stories about the town of Amherst and its influence in the Connecticut Valley and beyond. This project was initiated in celebration of Amherst's 250th anniversary in 2009.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Ray and Pat Budde Memorial Fund for Children's Literature and the Special Collections
  • Clifton Johnson Fund

Team Members

  • Tevis Kimball, Project Manager
  • Kirstin Kay, Lead Developer
  • Kate Boyle, Metadata Specialist
  • Rosemary Loomis, Usability Specialist
  • Bonnie Isman, Project Advisor

Contributors and Participants

Thank you to our enthusiastic contributors and participants:

  • John Bowe, Florence resident
  • James Burger
  • Benjamin Felker-Quinn, Hampshire College undergraduate
  • Barbara Kay
  • Hazel Kreinheder, Amherst resident
  • Peter Nelson, Amherst College Library
  • Donald A. Proulx, Amherst resident
  • James A. Smith, Amherst resident
  • James Wald, Hampshire College
  • Christine White, Jones Library
  • Ed Wilfert, Amherst resident


Questions? Comments? You can reach us through specialcollections@joneslibrary.org

Copyright and Terms and Conditions

The Jones Library expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright law, and as described below. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the content on this website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the Jones Library. Read our entire Terms and Conditions.

Content Management System

Digital Amherst uses the software system Omeka, a project of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. It is a free, open-source Web platform for publishing collections and exhibitions online. Omeka uses the guidelines established in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative to standardize item records.