Northfield Inn collection

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1917-1976

Location Note

HGO-01-001-R-A-2

GUSN

GUSN-310251

Browse Collection

Description

The Northfield Inn collection consists of documents and ephemera related to the management of the inn, which includes business-related and guest-related documents and ephemera.

Details

Descriptive Terms

inns
restaurants
travel guidebooks
menus
brochures
aerial photography

Physical Description

13 folders (1 box)

Finding Aid Info

An electronic finding aid is available through Historic New England's Collections Access Portal. A paper finding aid is available in the Library & Archives.

Collection Code

CC012

Collection Name

Northfield Inn collection

Reference Code

CC012

Abstract

A collection of documents and ephemera related to the Northfield Inn.

Places

East Northfield (Northfield, Franklin county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Other People

Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899

Other Organizations

Northfield Inn

Restrictions

This collection is available for research.

Restrictions

There are no physical restrictions on this collection.
There are no technical restrictions on this collection.

Description Level

Collection

Location Note

HGO-01-001-R-A-2

Preferred Citation

Item identification. Box #, folder #. Northfield Inn Collection (CC012). Historic New England, Library & Archives.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Susan Jarvis, 2015.

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

The Northfield Inn, East Northfield, Massachusetts, was built in 1888 by evangelist, Dwight L. Moody, to accommodate summer visitors attending his religious conferences. Built on 60 uncultivated acres of the former Oran Holton Farm, the 37-bedroom hotel was used by Moody as the Northfield Bible Training School in its early years. The inn was renovated in later years to total 120 guest rooms. In 1930, the 125-acre Schell Estate was purchased and added to the inn. The house on that property, “The Chateau,” was used as guest rooms for the inn. The Northfield Inn closed its doors permanently on November 22, 1976.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:
Series I. Business-related materials, 1917-1976, undated
Series II. Guest-related materials, 1903-1975, undated