Photographic Collections

Our photographic collections consist of over 60,000 prints and negatives showing Amherst and surrounding towns. Types of images range from daguerreotypes and glass plate negatives to photographs and slides from the recent past.

A portion of our photographs have been digitized and are available for viewing on Digital Amherst.

Our largest photograph collections include:
Amherst Record Photograph Archive
Lincoln Barnes (1879-1966) Photograph Collection
Clifton Johnson (1865-1940) Photograph Collection
Donald Lacroix (1899-1981) Photograph Collection
John L. Lovell (1825-1903) Photograph Collection
Indices for these photograph collections are available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

The Whipple House, Photograph by Lincoln Barnes

The Jones Library housed at the Whipple House during construction of the library building