Barrie B. Greenbie Papers
1895-2002
9 boxes (15 linear ft.)
Call no.: FS 142

Abstract

Barrie Barstow Greenbie was a key member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at UMass Amherst from 1970-1989. In a long and remarkably diverse career, Greenbie worked as an artist with the Works Progress Administration, as a soldier and journalist, as a professor of theater, an architect, inventor, author, and landscape planner. After earning a BA in drama from the University of Miami (1953),he worked for several years in the theatre program at Skidmore College. While there, he added architecture to his array of talents, designing the East 74th Street Theater in New York in 1959, and founded a company to produce a "self-erecting" building designed to substitute for summer tent theaters. Two years after joining the faculty at UMass in 1970, he completed a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin and continued with a characteristically broad array of creative pursuits, designing the William Smith Clark Memorial, among other things, and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley. In monographs such as Design for Diversity and Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape, Greenbie examined the interactions between humans and nature. He died at his home on South Amherst in 1998.

The Greenbie Papers document a long career as academic, writer, artist, architect, and theatrical designer. Of particular note is the extensive and engrossing correspondence, which extends from Greenbie's years as a student at the Taft School in the late 1930s through his World War II service with the Sixth Army in the South Pacific and Japan, to his tenure at UMass Amherst (1970-1989). The collection also includes a small, but interesting correspondence between Greenbie's parents (1918-1919).

Access

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Language:

English
Barrie B. Greenbie Papers
1895-2002
9 boxes (15 linear ft.)
Call no.: FS 142

Background on Barrie B. Greenbie

Barrie Greenbie with G-Frame model

Barrie Greenbie with G-Frame model

A member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1970 to 1989, Barrie Barstow Greenbie (1920-1998) enjoyed a remarkably diverse career, contributing to fields ranging from art to theatre, architecture to landscape planning. Born in New York on March 29, 1920, Greenbie's early life was in many ways as diverse as his adulthood. Raised to believe that his father, Sydney, was of Swedish descent, he discovered in his forties that he actually descended from a Jewish family who had fled Russia during the pogroms of Alexander II. His mother Marjorie, scion of an old New England family, was among the first women granted a PhD from Yale and taught English at Mount Holyoke College.

Prepped at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, during the height of the Great Depression, Greenbie faced a still-sluggish economy upon graduation. After studying at the Corcoran School of Art and the Art Students League, both in New York City, he earned his first job in 1940, when he earned the distinction of becoming the youngest artist ever commissioned by the Works Progress Administration, painting a mural for the post office in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

After service with the Field Artillery in the Pacific during the Second World War and as a correspondent with the 6th Army in occupied Japan, Greenbie returned home to continue his education at the University of Miami, studying drama with a concentration in playwriting and stage design. Following receipt of his BA in 1953, he joined the Theatre Department at Skidmore College in Saratoga, N.Y., all the while maintaining an active creative life. It was there that he first branched out into architecture, designing buildings for the college and in 1959, the widely acclaimed East 74th Street Theater in New York (later renamed the Phoenix). He later returned to school, earning a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin (1972) two years after accepting a position at UMass Amherst.

The wide-ranging intellect and keen artistic talent displayed at Skidmore characterized Greenbie's professional life at every stage. Author of a raft of essays, plays, and poetry, he designed theatres for dance for the Ford Foundation, invented a new conveyor belt system, and acquired five patents for inventions such as the Portapavillion, a portable open-framed tent, and the G-Frame house, a prefabricated house design that is easy and fast to build. Among his scholarly contributions were three monographs Design for Diversity: Planning for Natural Man in the Neo-Technic Environment (1976), focused particularly on the interactions between humans and nature, Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape (1981), and Space and Spirit in Modern Japan (1988). His autobiography, A Hole in the Heartland appeared in 1996. At UMass, Greenbie pursued campus projects as diverse as designing the William Smith Clark Memorial (a joint effort between UMass and Hokkaido University to honor the third President of Massachusetts Agricultural College) and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley.

Greenbie died at his home in South Amherst in 1998. He was survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Vlasta J. (Koran) Greenbie, three daughters, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Contents of Collection

Documenting the creative and professional life of Barrie Greenbie, this collection offers a rich resource for study of Greenbie's education, overseas service during World War II, his professional lives in the theatre and landscape architecture, and his relationships with family members, including his first wife Meg and his parents Marjorie and Sydney. The collection is organized into four series: Personal and Biographical, Professional, the Theatre, and the Connecticut River.

An engaging writer from early in life, Greenbie maintained a robust correspondence with his parents and wife from his time at the Taft School through the end of the Second World War, with slightly sparser correspondence for later years. Also included is a fascinating volume of typed copies of letters exchanged between Marjorie and Sydney Greenbie during their courtship in 1918-1919.

Among the great constants of Greenbie's varied life was a passion for the theatre, which emerges throughout the collection. In addition to some architectural designs for theatres and a model of the East 74th Street Theatre, the collection includes correspondence, an array of playbills and photographs of plays directed by Greenbie (primarily during the early 1950s), and several scripts, ending with The Apple Orchard, which was performed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the early 1990s. Also worthy of note are materials relating to Greenbie's patents on the Portapavilion, a collapsible outdoor pavilion, and on the G-Frame, a frame used in prefabricated houses.

Finally, the collection brings together material that highlights Greenbie's interest in the Connecticut River Valley. The collection includes research, analysis, and correspondence relating to his study of the Valley and a compact disk containing numerous aerial images of the riverscape.

Series descriptions
1895-1997
3 linear ft.

Consists chiefly of correspondence, with a significant portion of the letters exchanged between Greenbie and his wife, Meg, during his service in World War II. Documents Greenbie's childhood, early education, and his parents' lives and work. The history of his father's origin is captured in Greenbie's book, The Hole in the Heartland; copies of documents collected during his research are included in this series. The published book and correspondence relating to the writing and production of the book can be found in the professional series.

1951-1996
4.5 linear ft.

Contains a variety of professional papers documenting Greenbie's long and distinguished career, in particular his design of the G-Frame prefabricated house and the Portapavilion as well as his work in Japan. Also includes correspondence and research notes relating to his book, The Hole in the Heartland, which tells the story of Greenbie's search for the truth about his father's origin. The book documents the mystery of his father's family history, as well as the discovery that his father, Sidney Greenbie, was not the son of Swedish immigrants, but of Russian Jews who were refugees from the porgroms of Czar Alexander II.

1950-1996
1.5 linear ft.

Ranges from Greenbie's early theater work at the University of Miami to his later work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on The Apple Orchard, a play written and produced by Greenbie.

1961-2002
1.5 linear ft.

Highlights Greenbie's interest in the Connecticut River and includes a CD of aerial images he took. Public response to these aerial images of the river prompted Greenbie to begin writing a book about the Connecticut River titled The Connecticut Riverscape: The View from Above. Greenbie was working on the manuscript at the time of his death.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Personal and Biographical
1895-1997
3 linear ft.
Army training notebook
1943

Box 1: 1
Article: "My Dear Lady"

Box 1: 2

Based on research conducted by Marjorie Greenbie.

Birth certificate (photocopy) and Bound volume of typed copies of letters exchanged between Marjorie and Sydney Greenbie and Bound volume of typed copies of letters exchanged between Marjorie and Sydney Greenbie
1920

Box 1: 3
Correspondence
1918-1919

Box 1: 4

Bound volume of typed copies of letters exchanged between Marjorie and Sydney Greenbie.

Correspondence
1939

Box 1: 5
Correspondence
1940 Jan-Mar

Box 1: 6
Correspondence
1940 Apr-June

Box 1: 7
Correspondence
1940 Aug-Sept

Box 1: 8
Correspondence
1940 Oct-Dec

Box 1: 9
Correspondence
1941 Jan-Feb

Box 1: 10
Correspondence
1941 Mar-May

Box 1: 11
Correspondence
1941 June-Dec

Box 1: 12
Correspondence
1942

Box 1: 13
Correspondence
1943

Box 1: 14
Correspondence
1944 Jan-Apr

Box 1: 15
Correspondence
1944 May-Dec

Box 1: 16
Correspondence
1945

Box 1: 17
Correspondence
1945 Jan-Apr

Box 1: 18
Correspondence
1946

Box 1: 19
Correspondence
1947

Box 1: 20
Correspondence
1951-1957

Box 1: 21
Correspondence
1958-1959

Box 1: 22
Correspondence
1960

Box 1: 23
Correspondence
1961

Box 1: 24
Correspondence
1962

Box 1: 25
Correspondence
1963

Box 1: 26
Correspondence
1964

Box 1: 27
Correspondence
1965

Box 1: 28
Correspondence
1965

Box 1: 29
Correspondence
1966

Box 1: 30
Correspondence
1966

Box 1: 31
Correspondence
1967

Box 1: 32
Correspondence
1967-1968

Box 1: 33
Correspondence
1968

Box 1: 34
Correspondence
1969

Box 1: 35
Correspondence
1970

Box 1: 36
Correspondence
1971-1974

Box 1: 37
Correspondence
1982-1987

Box 1: 38
Correspondence
1988-1993

Box 1: 39
Correspondence, email
1997

Box 1: 40
Correspondence: Mary Beth
1996

Box 1: 41
Correspondence: Shark, Myer
1992-1997

Box 1: 42
Correspondence, Sermon: Rossoff, Donald, Rabbi
1979-1997

Box 1: 43
Correspondence: World War II
1943 Nov-Dec

Box 1: 44

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Jan-Feb

Box 1: 45

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Mar-Apr

Box 1: 46

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 May-June

Box 1: 47

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 July-Aug

Box 1: 48

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Sept-Oct

Box 1: 49

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Nov

Box 2: 1

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Dec

Box 2: 2

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Jan

Box 2: 3

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Feb

Box 2: 4

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Mar

Box 2: 5

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Apr

Box 2: 6

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 May

Box 2: 7

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 June

Box 2: 8

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 July

Box 2: 9

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Sept

Box 2: 10

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Oct

Box 2: 11

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Nov

Box 2: 12

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Dec

Box 2: 13

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Diary
1932

Box 2: 14
Dissertation on my love for Marjorie by Sydney
1918

Box 2: 15
Financial notes
1942

Box 2: 16
Greenbie apartment: sketch of layout
ca. 1925

Box 2: 17

Layout of apartment at 3513 13th St NW, Apt. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Greenbie family history: articles
1967-1997

Box 2: 18
Greenbie family history: North Dakota, correspondence
1992, 1998

Box 2: 19
Greenbie family history: North Dakota, land certificates
1899-1901

Box 2: 20
Greenbie family history: North Dakota, Maps
1909-ca. 1990s

Box 2: 21
Greenbie family hisotry: North Dakota, Miscellaneous notes
ca. 1990

Box 2: 22
Greenbie family history: North Dakota Cemetery, newspaper clippings
1962-1997

Box 2: 23
Greenbie, Sydney, Correspondence
1917-1922

Box 2: 24

Photocopy of originals with annotations.

Greenbie, Sydney, Correspondence
1917, 1945

Box 2: 25

Includes some photocopies of originals with itinerary of his tour along the East Coast of New Zealand on the Officer of Minister of Finance letterhead.

Greenbie, Sydney, Diary
1918-1924, 1960

Box 2: 26

Extracts from diary are photocopied from original; also includes newclippings, biograhpical sketch an notes kept by Barrie Greenbie.

Greenbie, Sydney, Diary
1960

Box 2: 27
Greenbie, Sydney, Typescript: Month's Harvest
ca. 1945

Box 2: 28
Greenfield House (Saratoga, N.Y.)
1953-1959

Box 2: 29
Greenfield House (Saratoga, N.Y.): history
1933-1959

Box 2: 30
Greenfield House (Saratoga, N.Y.): photographs
1895, 1953

Box 2: 31
Ingrid's diary (fragment)
ca. 1961

Box 2: 32

Identified as "Ingrid's Diary" on page 5; probably an excerpt from Barrie Greenbie's daughter's diary.

Interest, Abilities and Personality Portrait; Greenbie, Barrie
1965

Box 2: 33
Japanese postcards
undated

Box 2: 34
Jewish Historical Society of Upper Midwest
1993

Box 2: 35
Marjorie Barstow Greenbie: autobiography
undated

Box 2: 36-38
Marjorie Barstow Greenbie: "I was Born Free"
undated

Box 2: 39-40
Marjorie Barstow Greenbie: obituaries and condolences
1976

Box 2: 41
Military documents
1945-1946

Box 2: 42
Newspaper clippings
1940-1959

Box 2: 43
Newspaper clippings
1960-1992

Box 2: 44
Newspaper clippings: Skidmore
1953-1956

Box 2: 45
Newspaper clippings: World War II
1945

Box 2: 46-47
Obituary and tributes: Greenbie, Barrie
1998

Box 2: 48
Photographs: World War II service
ca. 1943
2 images
Box 2: 49
Scrapbook
1939-1940

Box 2: 50
Section of Fine Arts, Treasury Dept. Bulletin
1939 June

Box 2: 51
Sixth Army Pictorial
1945 Nov-Dec

Box 2: 52
Taft School
1934-1935

Box 2: 53
Traversity Press
1930-1932

Box 2: 54
United ElectricalRadio and Machine Workers of America membership book
1943

Box 2: 55
World War II: Japanese government-issued Philippine fiat peso
ca. 1942

Box 2: 56
World War II: pamphlets
1943-1945

Box 2: 57
Series 2. Professional

Abstracts
1969

Box 3: 1
"Adam and Evelyn"
undated

Box 3: 2
American Mystery: correspondence, publishers
1992-1995

Box 3: 3
American Mystery: correspondence, Wylegala, Wendy
1993-1994

Box 3: 4
Amherst Fields: Amherst report
1972

Box 3: 5
Amherst Fields: "An Encounter: A History of Paparazzo Associates Dealings with the Town of Amherst"
1971

Box 3: 6
Amherst Fields: Cherry Hill, newspaper clippings

Box 3: 7
Amherst Fields: correspondence
1983-1984

Box 3: 8
Amherst Fields: Landscape Architecture 791
1971

Box 3: 9-10

Course information and class notes.

Amherst Fields: Memoranda
1971

Box 3: 11
Amherst Fields: newspaper clippings
1971-1996

Box 3: 12
Amherst Fields: plans, drawings, pricings
1971-1986

Box 3: 13
Amherst Fields: presentation
1976

Box 3: 14
Amherst Fields: plan, a critique

Box 3: 15
Anna Ella Carroll and Abraham Lincoln
1994

Box 3: 16
Architecture photographs
ca. 1960

Box 3: 17
Articles, A-D
undated

Box 3: 18
Articles: E-F
undated

Box 3: 19
Articles; G-O
undated

Box 3: 20
Articles: P-R
undated

Box 3: 21
Articles: S
undated

Box 3: 22
Articles: T-Y
undated

Box 3: 23
Articles, copyright certificates
1968-1996

Box 3: 24
Book reviews
1982-1988

Box 3: 25

Reviews of Greenbie's work.

Book reviews
1968-1994

Box 3: 26

Reviews of the work of others.

Brain theory
1968-1994

Box 3: 27
Brown thesis
1973

Box 3: 28
BSSG (Biomedical Sciences System Grant)
1972-1975

Box 3: 29-30
Campus planning study: Skidmore College
1957

Box 3: 31
Carmina Press and early dance theaters
1958-1960

Box 3: 32
Clinic, Dr. Fred Hoffman: preliminary study
ca. 1960

Box 3: 33
Conveyors: correspondence
1963-1967

Box 3: 34
Conveyors: diagrams and sections
1963-1967

Box 3: 35
Correspondence: employment
1961-1971

Box 3: 36
Correspondence: Mark Wakley
1997

Box 3: 37
Correspondence: Ph.D.
1972

Box 3: 38
Correspondence: poems

Box 3: 39
Correspondence: publishers
1953-1970

Box 3: 40-42
Correspondence: Yale Press
1979-1994

Box 3: 43-45
Curriculum vitae and biographical sketches
1982-1995

Box 3: 46
Dance Studio extension plan, home of Mr. and Mrs. Sven Petersen
1958

Box 3: 47
Day Tuttle's New Theatre
1959

Box 3: 48
Design for Diversity: correspondence
1971

Box 4: 1-3
Design for Diversity: reviews
1976-1977

Box 4: 4
Draft, research paper
1975

Box 4: 5
Drawings
1944

Box 4: 6
East 74th Street Theater: correspondence
1958-1960

Box 4: 7-8
East 74th Street Theater: "Lysistrata"
1959

Box 4: 9
East 74th Street Theater: model
ca. 1959

B: OS area
East 74th Street Theater: Photographs
1959

Box 4: 10
East 74th Street Theater: theater design
1959

Box 4: 11
East 74th Street Theater: theater design
1959-1962

Box 9 (OS)
"Essentic Form: the Gap between Fact and Feeling"
1971

Box 4: 12
Elizabeth Thompson
1991

Box 4: 13
Ethological Perspective on the Nature of Human Landscape: correspondence
1976

Box 4: 14
Ethological Perspective on the Nature of Human Landscape: paper
1976

Box 4: 15-16
Farmer in the Dell: photographs
undated

Box 4: 17
Fences and Neighbors: correspondence
1972-1981

Box 4: 18
Footsteps in the Sand: correspondence
1984-1985

Box 4: 19

Early version of Ghosts of a Dead War.

Ford Theater for Dance: concepts and designs
1962-1963

Box 4: 20
Ford Theater for Dance: correspondence
1959-1994

Box 4: 21
Ford Theater for Dance; Horizon article
1962

Box 4: 22
Ford Theater for Dance: model photographs
ca. 1962

Box 4: 23-24
Frame house: photograph
undated

Box 4: 25
G-Frame building system: patent, sections, plans
1965

Box 4: 26
G-Frame house: designs
1965

Box 4: 27
G-Frame house: photographs
1970-1974

Box 4: 28
G-Frame house: section, construction details, model photographs
ca. 1970

Box 4: 29
G-Frame house: SW Walden photographs
1970

Box 4: 30
Genesis Revisited
1997

Box 4: 31
Ghosts of a Dead War: correspondence
1985-1991

Box 4: 32
Ghosts of a Dead War: manuscript
undated

Box 4: 33
Helen Partridge: correspondence
1964

Box 4: 34
Helen Partridge: house plans
1964

Box 4: 35
Hole in the Heartland
1996

Box 4: 36
Hole in the Heartland: Anna Walsh
1939-1992

Box 4: 37

Deeds, correspondence, newspaper clippings.

Hole in the Heartland: comments
1994-1997

Box 4: 38
Hole in the Heartland: correspondence, newspaper clippings

Box 4: 39
Hole in the Heartland: Dave Glickson
1992

Box 4: 40

Research, correspondence, newspaper clippings.

Hole in the Heartland: Delsa and Carol
1970-1992

Box 4: 41

Correspondence, memorial, poems, map

Hole in the Heartland; Greenberg census data
1992

Box 4: 42
Hole in the Heartland: Joseph Grossmen
1995

Box 4: 43

Correspondence.

Hole in the Heartland: Nancy Green
1993

Box 4: 44

Correspondence.

Hole in the Heartland: Lucile Karayan
1973-1994

Box 4: 45

Correspondence.

Hole in the Heartland: newspaper clippings
1928-1995

Box 4: 46
Hole in the Heartland: photographs
undated

Box 4: 47
Hole in the Heartland: photographs, Walsh
undated

Box 4: 48
IMHE Landscape Assessment Conference
1972-1979

Box 4: 49
Japan: correspondence
1983-1990

Box 4: 50-57
Japan: newspaper clippings, lectures
1976-1985

Box 4: 58
Japan: story
1985

Box 4: 59
Juno's Japan: correspondence
ca. 1988

Box 4: 60
Juno's Japan: design details
1988

Box 4: 61
Juno's Japan: design studio
1988

Box 4: 62
Juno's Japan: flyers
1988

Box 4: 63
Juno's Japan: newspaper clippings
1988

Box 4: 64
Juno's Japan: photographs
1988

Box 4: 65
Keyoto: Nakamura fungus filtrate research
1980s

Box 5: 1
Landscape Architecture 605 Studio 5: syllabus
1987

Box 5: 2
Landscape Architecture 691F: syllabus
1989

Box 5: 3
Landscapes of My Later Years: poetry
1984-1985

Box 5: 4
Lecture flyer: "The Greening of Japan"
1989

Box 5: 5
Letter: St. Lucia
1976

Box 5: 6
Letters to the editor
1973-1992

Box 5: 7
Lincoln City, Oregon
1971

Box 5: 8
Lincoln City, Oregon: correspondence
1964-1965

Box 5: 9
Lincoln City, Oregon: newspaper clippings
1965

Box 5: 10
Lincoln City, Oregon: Photographs, drawings
1965

Box 5: 11
Maclean, Paul D.: articles
1972-1976

Box 5: 12
Maclean, Paul D.: correspondence
1972-1981

Box 5: 13
Man-Made Shape and Natural Form
1978

Box 5: 14-15
Medical Arts Incorporated: plan and section, elevation
1966

Box 5: 16
Memoranda: UMass department of LARP
1970-1989

Box 5: 17-22
Mural: photograh
1970s

Box 5: 23
Outline of Ph.D. research
1969

Box 5: 24
Pacific Triangle Revisited
undated

Box 5: 25
New Party
1948-1949

Box 5: 26
Newspaper clippings: publishing
1997

Box 5: 27
Old deeds to Castine property
1920-1977

Box 5: 28
Permission to reprint
1973-1996

Box 5: 29
Planning for Paradox: Comprehensiveness in the Age of Einstein
1971

Box 5: 30

Exam for Ph.D. pre-liminaries.

Poems
1984-1996

Box 5: 31
Portapavilion 6P40: photographs
ca. 1964

Box 5: 32-35
Portapavilion: Canadian patent
1964

Box 5: 36
Portapavilion: correspondence
1958-1972

Box 5: 37-38
Portapavilion: drawings, sections, plans
undated

Box 5: 39
Portapavillon: materials and methods
1961

Box 5: 40
Portapavilion: model photographs
undated

Box 5: 41
Portapavilion:O. Ridge photographs
undated

Box 5: 42-43
Portapavilion: Streling Forest photographs
1961

Box 5: 44
Portapavilion: summary and forecast of operations
undated

Box 5: 45
Post Office mural: correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs
undated

Box 5: 46
Prefabricated House Project, Madison: correspondence
1967-1970

Box 5: 47
Prefabricated House Project, Madison: writings
1986

Box 5: 48
Prefabricated House Project, Madison: newspaper clippings
1986

Box 5: 49
Preliminary examinations, Ph.D.
1970-1971

Box 5: 50
Project 10
1980

Box 5: 51
Rationale and objectives for proposed literature search
1969

Box 5: 52
Resume and curriculum vita
1958-1970

Box 5: 53
"Return to Pacific"
1984-1987

Box 5: 54
Roebling Bridge Plan
1994

Box 5: 55
Salzmann House
1987-1988

Box 5: 56
Sentics: article
1971

Box 5: 57
Sentics: correspondence
1971-1980

Box 5: 58
Sentics: images
1971

Box 5: 59
Sentics: "Precision of Direct Emotion Communication" paper
1971

Box 5: 60-61
Sentics: request for reprints
1972

Box 5: 62
Shelf conveyor: model
undated

B: OS area
Short stories
1940

Box 6: 1
Sister State Signing Trip
1989-1990

Box 6: 2
Skidmore: student evaluations
1954

Box 6: 3
Skidmore: bookstore perspective drawing
1956

Box 6: 4
Skidmore: photographs
ca. 1953-1959

Box 6: 5
Solar house deign
1980

Box 6: 6
Spaces: comments
1977-1982

Box 6: 7
Spaces of Prague: correspondence
1990-1992

Box 6: 8
Spaces: fan mail
1981-1985

Box 6: 9
Spaces: Dimensions of Human Landscape
1981

Box 6: 10
Spaces: reviews

Box 6: 11
Spaces of Prague
1990

Box 6: 12-13
Spaces and Spirit in Modern Japan: correspondence, newspaper clippings
1986-1995

Box 6: 14
Stargazing Tower, Pittsburgh: plan, sections, photographs
1963-1964

Box 6: 15
Stargazing Tower, Pittsburgh: correspondence
1963-1964

Box 6: 16
Stargazing Tower, Pittsburgh: plan and sections
1963

Box 6: 17
Stone Barn House: blueprints, photographs
1961

Box 6: 18
Taliesin Fellowship
1957-1958

Box 6: 19
Thesis introduction
1972

Box 6: 20
Toward the Humane Landscape: Examples of Proxemic and Distemic Space in Japan
1977

Box 6: 21
Two Ends of the Dragon"
1988-1989

Box 6: 22
"Two Liberations of Luzon"
1986

Box 6: 23-24
"Two Liberations of Luzon": photographs
undated

Box 6: 25-27
University of Massachusetts Library: memoranda
1974-1975

Box 6: 28
University of Massachusetts Library: plan
1974

Box 6: 29
University of Massachusetts: correspondence
1969-1983

Box 6: 30
University of Massachusetts: proposal for METLAND
undated

Box 6: 31
University of Massachusetts: Wilder Times
1979

Box 6: 32
University of Oregon: correspondence
1970-1984

Box 6: 33
Univesity of Oregon: Marjorie Greenbie Collection
1970

Box 6: 34
Unpublished manuscript
1984-1997

Box 6: 35
Unpublished manuscript: Kyu Fumi
1945-1985

Box 6: 36
Unpublished manuscript: Vanishing Inventor
1969

Box 6: 37
Unpublished manuscript: Unknown Yankee, Land of Japan
1990

Box 6: 38
Urban Farm and Function in Jacksonville, Wisconsin
1966

Box 6: 39
U.S. patents
1964-1967

Box 6: 40
Vaclav Havel's Prague Spring
1990

Box 6: 41
Vaclav Havel's Prague Spring: correspondence
1990-1992

Box 6: 42
What's in an Name?: An American Mystery
1984-1992

Box 6: 43
'Word's Worth": biographical information
1960-1994

Box 6: 44
Word's Worth: letters
1994-1997

Box 6: 45
Word's Worth: script
1994-1997

Box 6: 46
Working papers
1969

Box 6: 47
World War II writings
1945

Box 6: 48
University of Miami: art paper
1952

Box 6: 49
University of Miami: drawings
1950-1953

Box 6: 50
University of Miami: critique of drama
1952

Box 6: 51
University of Miami: student paper
1951

Box 6: 52
Series 3. Theater

Apple Orchard: contacts
1992

Box 7: 1
Apple Orchard: correspondence, financial
1992

Box 7: 2
Apple Orchard: correspondence, general
1992-1996

Box 7: 3
Apple Orchard: correspondence, producers
1991-1995

Box 7: 4
Apple Orchard: finances
1992-1993

Box 7: 5
Apple Orchard: grant

Box 7: 6
Apple Orchard: photographs
1991

Box 7: 6
Apple Orchard: publicity
1992

Box 7: 8
Apple Orchard: script
1992

Box 7: 9
Apple Orchard: set photographs
1991

Box 7: 10
Apple Orchard: video tape, edited master
1992

Box 7: 11
Arena Summer Theater: Thieves' Carnival
1956

Box 7: 12
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: bulletin
1952

Box 7: 13
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Midsummer Night's Dream
1952

Box 7: 14
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Outward Bound
1952

Box 7: 15
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Taming of the Shrew
1951

Box 7: 16
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Ten Little Indians
1951

Box 7: 17
By the Shores of the Berkshires: script
1993

Box 7: 18
Cameo Playhouse: Tovarich
undated

Box 7: 19
Carmina: photographs
undated

Box 7: 20
Casablanca Players: Constant Wife
1953

Box 7: 21
Castine: script
1948

Box 7: 22
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo: correspondence
1996

Box 7: 23

With Vincent Dowling.

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo: MFH grant application
1995-1996

Box 7: 24
Cock-A-Doodle Doo: press
1996

Box 7: 25
Cock-A-Doodle Doo: script
1996

Box 7: 26
Earth is Round: script
1946

Box 7: 27
Home for Christmas: scripts
1950

Box 7: 28
Miami Beach Little Theater Group: Ask Me No Questions
1953

Box 7: 29
Miami Junior Woman's Club
1951

Box 7: 30

Curiosity and The Green Convertible.

Roosevelt Playhouse: Detective Story
1951

Box 7: 31
Skidmore: Little Foxes
undated

Box 7: 32
Skidmore: photographs
1955

Box 7: 33
University of Miami: All My Sons
1950

Box 7: 34
University of Miami: Arsenic and Old Lace
1950

Box 7: 35
University of Miami: As You Like It
1950

Box 7: 36
University of Miami: Brigadoon
1952

Box 7: 37
University of Miami: Imaginary Invalid
1950

Box 7: 38
University of Miami: Madwoman of Chaillot
1951

Box 7: 39
University of Miami: Our Borrowed Time
1950

Box 7: 40
University of Miami: They Knew What They Wanted
1952

Box 7: 41
University of Miami: Yes, My Darling Daughter
1950

Box 7: 42
University of Miami: photographs
1950-1953

Box 7: 43
University of Miami: Ring Theater annual
1951-1952

Box 7: 44
University of Miami: Ring Theater newspaper clippings
1950

Box 7: 45
Series 4. Connecticut River

American Heritage Rivers Initiative: Connecticut River Action Plan, excerpt
1998

Box 8: 1
American Heritage Rivers Initiative: Connecticut River nomination
1997

Box 8: 2
Article: "A River Runs Through"
1997

Box 8: 3
Brochures
undated

Box 8: 4
Cassette tapes
1998

Box 8: 5
Compact discs
1997

Box 8: 6-7
Compact discs: correspondence and mailing list
1997-1998

Box 8: 8
Compact discs: correspondence and text
2002

Box 8: 9
Compact discs: flyers
1997

Box 8: 10
Correspondence
1997-2001

Box 8: 11-12
Correspondence: Anne Beer
1997-2002

Box 8: 13
Correspondece: archives
2000

Box 8: 14
Correspondence: exhibit
1991

Box 8: 15
Correspondence: publishers
1990-1998

Box 8: 16
Chicopee River Study and Survey
1995

Box 8: 17
Chicopee River Wildlife Refuge
1993

Box 8: 18
Connecticut River Watershed Council
undated

Box 8: 19
Connecticut Riverscape: "A View from Above," additional material
1999

Box 8: 20
Connecticut Riverscape: "A View from Above," text
1998-1999

Box 8: 21-22
Connecticut River: "A View from Above," text and photographs
1999

Box 8: 23-28
Edwin M. Bacon: Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut River, notes
undated

Box 8: 29
Computer disk
1998

Box 8: 30
Historical booklets
1944-1961

Box 8: 31
Inventory and analysis of resources
1961

Box 8: 32
Internet research
undated

Box 8: 33
Maps
undated

Box 8: 34
Newspaper clippings
1988-1998

Box 8: 35-36
Riverfront Recapture, Inc.: annual report
1997-1998

Box 8: 37
Riverfront Recapture, Inc.: guide
1982

Box 8: 38
Slides
1989-1991

Box 8: 39
Administrative information
Provenance

The Greenbie were donated by Barrie Greenbie in 1998, with subsequent additions from his widow, Vlasta, in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Goldstein and Rebecca Tran, May 2010.

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Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Barrie Greenbie Papers (FS 142). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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  • Landscape architecture--Japan.
  • Landscape architecture--United States.
  • Theaters--Designs and plans.
  • World War, 1939-1945.
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  • Greenbie, Barrie B.
  • Greenbie, Marjorie Latta Barstow, 1891- .
  • Greenbie, Sydney, 1889-1960.
  • Taft School--Students.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty.
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