Below is a Google tool that provides search capability to a digital summary of the Longmeadow related archives available at Storrs House Museum and elsewhere in Western MA.  
This work was supported by a 2017-2018 grant Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

This Adobe pdf document (SHM Archives) provides an alternate search tool to the digital summary of the Longmeadow related archives available at Storrs House Museum and elsewhere in Western MA.


Below are some additional links to online resources that may be useful with searches related to the history of Longmeadow, MA and its early residents.

  1. Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration of the Incorporation of the Town of Longmeadow
    Published in 1884 for the 100th anniversary celebration of the incorporation of Longmeadow in 1883. 
    This book is full text searchable and ontains considerable historical information as well as the town genealogy. 

    Here is a link to an index of the Genealogy Appendix found in the Centennial Book which was created by Beth Hoff.  This index will help locate family genealogy of early Longmeadow town residents.
  2. Reflections of Longmeadow
    Book published in 1983 on the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Longmeadow. Edited by Mary Rogeness and Linda Rodger. Hardcopy only is available at Storrs Library.
  3. Longmeadow Annual Town Reports (1855 - Present)
    Annual Town Reports from 1855 to the present are now available with full text search.
  4. Longmeadow's Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir: 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts
    Book written by Edgar Holmes Plummer in 1933.  Hardcopy only is available at Storrs Library.
  5. Emerson Photo Collection/ Digital Commonwealth Online
    The entire collection of 1500+ Emerson photos are now online on the Digital Commonwealth- The large majority of these photos were taken in Longmeadow but some of them were taken in other Massachusetts communities including Spencer, Holyoke, Springfield, Framingham, and East Brookfield. Photo details including ID's and description can be found through search.
  6. Emerson Photograph Database
    This pdf file is the database for the Emerson collection of images.  Most of the information was developed from the Emerson's photography journal.  Many of the photos in the database do not have complete information regarding location or dates.
  7. Town Crier Archive
    A collection of Longmeadow historical articles that have appeared in the Town Crier- a periodic publication of the Longmeadow Historical Society.
  8. Longmeadow Historical Society Publications
    A collection of Longmeadow Historical Society publications
  9. Longmeadow Historical Commission Reports
    - A Plan for Historic Preservation
    - Historical Commission Surveys
    - Longmeadow Structures Built Prior to 1901
    - Areas of Historical Significant in Longmeadow (presentation, 11/19/09)
    - Historical Longmeadow (brochure)
  10. Longmeadow Street Directories
    - 1901 Longmeadow Street Directory
    - 1905 Longmeadow Street Directory
    - 1910 Longmeadow Street Directory
    - 1915 Longmeadow Street Directory
    - 1915 Springfield City Directory- Includes Longmeadow et al,  full text searchable
    - 1920 Longmeadow Street Directory
    - 1923 Longmeadow Street Directory (full text searchable)
  11. Historical Town Records- Storrs Library
    This is a listing of online historical records including births, deaths and marriages for the Town of Longmeadow, MA
  12. Stephen Williams Diaries- Vols. 1 -10
    Both the original script and transcribed volumes 1-10 are found here in the Storrs Library archive.  The transcribed volumes are full text searchable.
  13. Longmeadow- Through the Lens
    This is the interactive map/photo website being developed for this project.
  14. Longmeadow Property Assessment Database
    This database can be useful for looking up information on Longmeadow properties. It includes a recent photo that can be useful.
  15. Longmeadow Historical Society Document/ Photo Archive
    This cloud storage space has archived photos and other documents that might be useful to this project. No username/ password is required.
  16. Walking Tour- Historic Homes of Longmeadow
    Tour of Longmeadow Historic District with current photos + excerpts used with permission from the book Historic Homes of Longmeadow
  17. Longmeadow Cemetery Database
    Searchable gravestone records for the Longmeadow Cemetery from 1718.
  18. Springfield Cemetery Database
    Searchable gravestone records for the Springfield Cemetery.  This is an Excel file.
  19. Longmeadow Historic District Map (revised 2012)
    This is a map of the Longmeadow Historic District showing the houses that are included in this district on a map.
  20. Longmeadow Fire Department- Fifty Years of Service- 1923-1973
    History of Longmeadow Fire Department from its beginnings in 1923 until 1973.  Photos and stories about local fires and members of the department during this time period.
  21. Historic Buildings of Massachusetts
    Great searchable resource for finding information about historic buildings in the town of Longmeadow.
  22. Architectural Styles
    This online guide by Historic New England is intended as an introduction to American domestic architectural styles beginning with seventeenth-century colonial architecture through the Colonial Revival architecture of the early twentieth century.
  23. The Genealogy and History of the Family of Williams in America- by Stephen W. Williams- 1847
    This is a Google book that is full text searchable.  This is a useful reference for use with genealogy of the Rev. Stephen Williams family.
  24. The Leading Citizens of Hampden County- Biographical Sketches- published 1895
  25. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
    This is a free Google eBook that can be read and searched (full text) online.  Published in 1882.
    Section on Longmeadow Families.
  26. The Cooley Genealogy- Part I
    Written by Mortimer Cooley- Published 1941; Great resource for Cooley Family genealogy.
    Full text searchable.
  27. The Cooley Genealogy- Part II
    Written by Mortimer Cooley- Published 1941; Great resource for Cooley Family genealogy.
    Full text searchable.
  28. John Keep of Longmeadow and His Descendants- compiled by Frank E. Best
    A Keep family genealogy
  29. Western New England Magazine- Vol 2. No. 1 , January 1912
    Interesting articles about events, people and industry in the Springfield, MA area
  30. A History of Hampden County, Massachusetts, Volume 3- 1902
  31. Springfield- History of Town and City, 1636-1886
    250 years of Springfield history- including an account of the quarter-millennial celebration at Springfield, Mass., May 25 and 26, 1886. Published 1888.
  32. Inventory of Longmeadow Town Hall Vault + Hafer Genealogy Room at Storrs Library
    This inventory was created by Susan Hall in 2011 and contains a searchable list of Longmeadow historical documents found in the Longmeadow Town Hall and the Hafer Genealogy Room at Storrs Library.
  33. Historical Maps
    This is list of historical maps of Hampden County including Springfield/ Longmeadow/ East Longmeadow. Most of the maps included on the list are high resolution images.
    - 1855 Map of Hampden County (H. A. Haley, Publisher, 1855) This map includes Longmeadow, MA.
    - Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps- Longmeadow (August 1911/ August 1924) Library of Congress


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