Berkshire Athenaeum

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Berkshire Athenaeum

Contact Information



One Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone:[1]  413) 499-9480
Fax:  (413) 499-9489

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday & Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Summer Hours (July & August)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 am - 5pm; Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 9 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

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Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the Berkshire Athenaeum, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


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