Most recent additions to the facility include additional metal shelving for document storage, another 100 acid free archival boxes, wood drum storage shelves moved from the attic of Building 14, and a variety of conservation supplies. The majority of the new additions are thanks to the recent SHRAB grant, for which we are very grateful. We also want to thank John Dunphy and the people at University Products in Holyoke, MA. for their support and their amazing ability to provide us with the best archival supplies at unbeatable prices.
|University Products, Holyoke, Ma. (NCCHP photo)|
|A portion of the Holyoke Canal System (NCCHP photo)|
We are also pleased to report that the Machine Shop now has a new roof. This was a critical need since the old roof was leaking. It's not just any machine shop; it houses the only known machinery from the original Stevens-Duryea automobile plant in Springfield, MA. Noble & Cooley purchased the equipment when Stevens-Duryea went out of business in the late 1920's.