Alices_restaurant
It's around the back. . .


The Shakers:
Encyclopedia Britannica article: http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9067086
Websites:
http://www.newenglandtravelplanner.com/religion/shakers.html
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/shakers.html
http://www.barry-horton.com/shaker_history.html

Tanglewood
Not finding a lot of substance beyond their official site

Daniel Chester French:
There's lots of stuff in the Biography Resource Center

Edith Wharton:
Again, I'll recommend the Biography Resource Center

Alice's restaurant + Arlo Guthrie:
Links and articles on Guthrie in Biography Resource Center Not having any luck finding the Courant article, but I'll keep looking. I found a few others I'll put in your box.
Websites:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5028273
http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=342
There is an "Alice's Restaurant" movie. . .

W.E.B. Dubois
(Yep, born in Great Barrington)
Again, Biography Resource Center
Looking for info about the graffiti piece, but not finding much yet
Websites:
http://www.duboislc.org/html/DuBoisBio.html

Transcendentalism:
http://www.transcendentalists.com/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/icon/transcend.html
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/transcendentalism/
http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/amtrans.htm


Biography Resource Center , which I keep referring you to, has lots of articles and links; I can't post the links or articles here, because it's a subscription database.