The Holyoke History Room, located on the third floor of the Holyoke Public Library’s historic 1902 building, maintains 1700 linear feet of materials related to the history of the city and region. Its earliest documents date to the 1840s, before the city was founded. Recent acquisitions include the Vincent D’Addario Photograph Collection (c. 1954-1993) and the Vecinos/Neighbors and La Familia Hispaña VHS collections (1992-2001). The latter collection is now partly digitized.
The professional staff and trained History Room volunteers provide research assistance and programming year round.