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African American history

Founders of the Niagara Movement, ca.1905
Founders of the Niagara Movement,
ca.1905

The acquisition of the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois in 1972 established SCUA as a center for research in African American history. In subsequent years, the University of Massachusetts has supported the publication of three volumes of Dr. Du Bois’ correspondence and SCUA has served as a resource for many dozens of scholarly articles and books on Du Bois and his legacy. SCUA has also made efforts to build around the Du Bois collection, adding other important printed and manuscript materials both in African American history and in the history of efforts to promote social change.

Beyond Du Bois, significant collections in African American history include the papers of the abolitionist Hudson Family of Northampton, the expatriate playwright Gordon Heath, the sociologist, educator, and former president of Lincoln University, Horace Mann Bond.

Each February, in commemoration of Dr. Du Bois’s birthday, SCUA and the Du Bois Department of Afro-Americans Studies at UMass co-sponsor a colloquium on Du Bois and his legacy. Our lecturers have included distinguished scholars such as Herbert Aptheker, Randolph Bromery, Clayborne Carson, and David Levering Lewis.

Significant collections

Collection policy

Frank Waugh's doves
Garden (white fan tailed doves in bird bath) by Frank Waugh, ca.1920

“… there must come vast social change in the United States; a change not violent, but by the will of the people certain and inexorable; carried out ‘with malice toward none but charity for all’; with meticulous justice to the rich and complete sympathy for the poor, the sick and the ignorant; with freedom and democracy for America, and on earth Peace, Good Will toward men.”

W.E.B. Du Bois, Chicago, June 29, 1951

In keeping with our mission, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives collects materials of enduring historical and cultural value relating to four major thematic areas: the history and experience of social change in America; the histories and cultures of New England with an emphasis on Massachusetts; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the broad community associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our collections are tightly integrated and span all formats, including personal papers and organizational records, books and periodicals, maps, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital materials of all kinds, and they currently include over 35,000 printed items, approximately 30,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival materials, tens of thousands of photographs, and a burgeoning array of digital assets.

While not comprehensive, the following includes a brief synopsis of some of the primary focal points for SCUA’s collections:

Our approach to collecting

Following in the footsteps of W.E.B. Du Bois, we recognize the inherent interconnectedness of a broad range of issues in social justice and collect original materials that document the organizational, intellectual, and individual ties that unite disparate struggles for social equality, human dignity, and justice. In adopting social change as a primary collecting focus, we hope to move beyond viewing social and political movements in isolation and toward a vision that acknowledges the connections between and among them. Ultimately, we wish to lay a foundation for examining the larger histories of social engagement in America and the broader experience of social change that is difficult to encapsulate within a single social movement.

A distinctive feature of SCUA’s approach to collecting is our effort to include “whole lives and whole communities,” to provide a robust basis for interpreting the background of the persons and organizations we document, their influences, interests, and the communities in which they operate.

Social change

Emphasizing the cross-fertilization between several social movements and centers of activist energy, including peace, social and racial justice, agricultural reform, environmentalism, sustainability, labor activism, gay activism, antinuclear activism, and intentional communities, but branching out to include antifluoridation activism, campaigns for voting rights and clean elections, community and charitable organizations, and the history of revolutionary-era Europe (1789-1848).

  • African and African American history and culture: The history of race and ethnicity in America, with particular emphasis on the struggle for racial equality and social justice.
  • Agriculture, horticulture, botany: Including agricultural science and practice, horticulture, animal husbandry, natural history, organic farming, sustainable living, and heritage breeds.
  • Antinuclear movement: SCUA holds numerous collections documenting grassroots opposition to nuclear power and nuclear weaponry.
  • Arts management and arts administration:
    In partnership with the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and several other arts agencies, SCUA documents the history of arts administration in America. Collecting the records of state and national arts agencies, we will provide a foundation for research into the evolution of arts policy, strategies for supporting the arts, and the economic and cultural impact of the arts on our communities.
  • Cold War Culture: The culture of the Cold War, with an emphasis upon East Germany, Poland, and Yugoslavia. Among other areas, SCUA has a strong interest in the Solidarity movement and in partnership with the DEFA Film Library, in East German cinema and graphic arts.
  • Disability: Organizational records and collections of personal papers documenting the history of disability and disability rights in the United States.
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues: Materials relating to the history and experience of the LGBTQ community and liberation struggles.
  • Labor, work, and industry: Organized labor, industrialization, manufacturing, business history, and the experience and culture of labor and working people.
  • Peace: Materials relating to the peace and antiwar movements and non-violence, with an emphasis on New England.
Innovation and entrepreneurship

Materials that document innovative and entrepreneurial activities, and particularly social entrepreneurship. The collections in SCUA include the papers of Mark H. McCormack (a pioneer in sport and entertainment marketing), Carl C. Harris (inventor and President of Rodney Hunt Co.), and numerous collections that document our region’s distinctive history of innovation in manufacturing and technology.

New England history and culture

The social, political, cultural, intellectual, literary, and economic life, with an emphasis upon western New England. The department houses thousands of books on New England cookery, with a particular emphasis on charitable and community cookbooks and cookbooks and ephemera published by corporations and the food industry.

  • Cookery and culinary history
    SCUA has thousands of cookbooks and other materials on New England regional cuisine, including community and charitable cookbooks, commercial cookbooks by New England authors, corporate cookbooks, and culinary ephemera.
  • Literature and the arts
    Emphasizing poets and writers, playwrights, and the performing arts in New England.
  • Politics and political culture
    SCUA has rich collections documenting the history and politics of the Commonwealth, including the papers of Congressmen Silvio O. Conte and John Olver, State Senator Stanley Rosenberg, and State rep John Clark and the records of the Hampshire Council of Governments and several individual towns.
University Archives interests

Serving as the memory of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available official and non-official records documenting the policies, programs, facilities, and activities of the campus community, including its administration, departments and programs, faculty, and staff. The Archives also avidly collects materials that reflect the lives and experiences of its students and alumni.

SCUA makes an effort to document the histories of the entire UMass community. Our holdings include the comprehensive official records of the University since its founding in 1863, papers of faculty, staff, and students, official and unofficial publications, oral histories, and a wide range of other collections that reflect on our history as the Commonwealth’s land grant institution.

Other areas

SCUA has developed depth in a handful of other collecting areas, including:

  • American Study of Japan and Asia
    American relations with Japan from the Meiji period to the present, and connections with China and other Asian countries.
  • Protistology
    Records of the scholarly study of the protista (protozoans).

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A

A & F Notes (1996- ) (Administrative Services)
RG-35/00
AAC
see Academic Advisors Council (AAC) (1986-1993) RG-40/3/A.5
AASA
see Asian American Students Association (AASA) (1975- ) RG-45/40/A8
AAUP
see American Association of University Professors (AAUP) RG-40/5/A2
AAUP Newsletter
see American Association of University Professors Newsletter (UMass Chapter) (1970-1980) RG-40/5/A2
Abilities Unlimited (1986-1990)
RG-45/40/A2
ABLE, Project
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
ABSA
see Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974) RG-40/3/A6
Academic Activities Board
RG-30/23/2
Academic Advisors Council
RG-40/3/A.5
Academic Advisory Council (College of Arts and Science)
RG-11/2.1
Academic Affairs
RG-6
Academic Affairs, Assistant Vice President for
RG-3/6/1
Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate (1988) RG-6/3
Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) (1972- )
RG-45/7/A2
Academic Affairs, Notes From
see Notes From Academic Affairs (1981-1982) RG-6/00/N6
Academic Affairs Publications
RG-6/00
Academic Affairs, Assistant Vice President for
see Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant RG-3/6/1
Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
Academic Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Academic Affairs RG-3/6
Academic Budget, Director of
RG-6/11
Academic Calendar (Four & Five College Cooperation) (1958- )
RG-60/5/00
Academic Computing
seeComputing, Provost’s Task Force on Academic (1984- ) RG-40/2/C6.7
Academic Deans Meeting
see Dean’s Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers
RG-25
Academic Development Center, Counseling and
see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) RG-11/8
Academic Freedom, Faculty Group for (1969-1970)
RG-40/3/A1
Academic Honesty, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969, 1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS)
RG-6/22
see also Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990′s) RG-8/1/5.
Academic Matters Committee/Council (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
RG-40/2/A2
see also Predecessor Committees: Curriculum, Course of Study
Academic Matters Council
see Academic Matters Committee (Faculty Senate, 1957- ) RG-40/2/A2
Academic Personnel Policies Committee, ad hoc Multi-Campus (1974-1975)
see Inter-Campus Committees–Personnel Policies Committee, ad hoc Multi Campus Academic (1974-1975) RG-3/100
Academic Personnel Policies Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Personnel Policy Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Academic Planning and Assessment, Office of (OAPA)
see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
Academic Priorities, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1978- )
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Programs, Residential
see Residential Academic Programs RG-32/14
Academic Review Committee, ad hoc (Faculty Senate, 1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Support Center, Undergraduate Advising and
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
Academic Support Services, Dean
RG-30/4
ACCESS (1989)
RG-45/40/A2.5
ACCENTS (1997- ) (Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station)
RG-15/2.2
Accounting Association
see Accounting Department–Accounting Association RG-25/A2
Accounting, Cashiering
RG-35/5
Accounting Department
RG-25/A2
Acid Rain Monitoring Project Newsletter
see ARM Newsletter (1985-1993) RG-25/W2/00
ACLAN
see Comparative Literature–American Comparative Literature Association Newsletter (ACLAN) (1968-1971) RG-25/C8/00
Acquisitions (Library) (1870- )
RG-8/4/1
Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980)
RG-40/3/A1.5
Action, University Year for
see University Year for Action (UYA) RG-6/4/4
Activities and Events, Miscellaneous (Photographs)
RG-145
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Activities, Departmental (Photographs)
see Departmental Activities (Photographs) RG-160
Activities Problems, Student Workshop on
see Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) RG-45/40/S8.8
Activities Without Formal Organization or Name, Student
see Student Activities Without Formal Organization or Name RG-45/100
Acts (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/1
Actuarial Program
see Mathematics and Statistics Dept.–Actuarial Program RG-25/M5/3
ADAEP
see Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) (Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences) RG-13/4/1
Addresses (Commencement) (1871- )
RG-1/7/3
Adelphia (Honorary Society)
RG-45/60/A3
Administration and Finance, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance RG-35/1/1
Administration and Leadership (School of Education–Design for Effective Learning Cluster)
RG-13/3/23/7
see also Leadership and Administration, Center for (Educational Planning and Management Cluster) RG-13/3/17/3
Administration, Dean of
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Administrative Instruction (Administrative Services)
RG-35/00
Administrative Notices
RG-35/00
Administrative Policy, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1958)
RG-40/2/A3
Administrative Reorganization of Special Programs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1981)
RG-40/2/A3
Administrative Services
RG-35
Administrative Services, Publications
RG-35/00
Administrative Services, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Admissions
RG-30/5
see also Graduate Admissions RG-9/5/2
Admissions and Records, Board of (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Admissions Task Force, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Admissions Task Force (1999- ) RG-40/2/U2
Advanced Study in the Humanities, Institute for
see Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH) (1981- ) RG-6/19
Advancement, University
see University Relations and Development RG-39
Advising and Academic Support Center, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Information and
see College of Arts and Sciences Information and Advising Center (CASIAC) RG-11/5
dingbatAdvisory Council of Women (View online)
RG-30/24
Advisory Council of Women Film (ca. 1927)
RG-186/100/1
Aerobics, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Aerobics (1988) RG-18/2
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and
see Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering RG-25/M6
Aesthetics, Center for
RG-13/3/21/3
Affirmative Action Office (1982- )
RG-4/7
see also Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate ( 1968-1981) RG-6/13
Affirmative Business Leadership Education (ABLE)
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
African-Latino-Asian-Native American
see ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
ALANA, Office of
RG-45/80/A4.5
African Students Association
see Afro-American Society RG-45/40/A3.2
Afro-American Society/African Student Association (ASA) (1968- )
RG-45/40/A3.2
Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Dept. of
RG-25/A4
see also Five College Black Studies Program RG-60/5/3; Five College Cooperation RG-60/5
AFSCME, Local 1776; Council 41
see Local 1776 AFSCME; Council 41 RG-40/5/S4
AGENDA, The New Senate (1993 )
RG-45/00/A1
Aggie Banqueteer (1917)
RG-45/00/A2
Aggie Life (Student Body Newspaper)
RG-45/00/A3
see also Aggie Life (Duplicate Collection) (1890) RG-99/1
Aggie Life (Microfilms) (1890-1901) RG-190/11
Aggie Life (Duplicate Collection) (1890)
RG-99/1
Aggie Life (Microfilms)
RG-190/11
Aggie News Letter (1917)
RG-45/00/A4
Aging, Center on
see Center on Aging (Human Development Concentration) RG-13/4/10
Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology
see Environmental Sciences, Department of RG-25/E8
Agricultural and Food Economics
see Food and Resource Economics RG-25/F45
Agricultural and Food Economics–Progress Report on Research (Department Series)
RG-25/F45
Agricultural and Resource Economics, Dept. of
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of RG-25/F4.5
Agricultural Education Circular (Extension Service, Cooperative)
RG-15/8
Agricultural Engineering, Department of
RG-25/A5.5
see also Food and Agricultural Engineering RG-25/F4
Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham
RG-25/M6.1
Agricultural Experiment Station (Main Microfilms)
see UMass Library catalog for holdings
Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Massachusetts
see Experiment Station (1888- ) RG-15/2.2
Agricultural Extension Service (Main Microfilms)
see UMass Library catalog for holdings
Agricultural Improvement Association (1911-1912)
RG-45/40/A3.6
Agricultural Management Systems Center
RG-25/A5.75
Agricultural Review, Massachusetts
see Extension Service, Cooperative — Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1931) RG-15/8
see also Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1930) (Official University Committee) RG-40/2/M4
Agricultural Review, Mass., Committee on
see Massachusetts Agricultural Review, Committee on (1926-1930) RG-40/2/M4
Agricultural Studies Center
see International Agricultural Studies, Center for RG-15/4
Agriculture, College of
see College of Food and Natural Resources RG-15
Agronomy
see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
Agronomy Digest
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Agronomy Digest (1982-1993) RG-15/8
Ahora (Student Social Action Group) (1974)
RG-45/80/A4
AIDS Memorial Quilt Project (1992- )
RG-11/20
AIDS, University Committee on (Official University Committee) (1987-1993)
RG-40/2/A5.5
AIMS
see Academic Institute Media Services (AIMS) RG-6/22
see also Audio-Visual Department (as part of library) RG-8/1/5
Air Science, Military
see Military and Air Science RG-25/M8
ALANA Honor Society
RG-45/60/A3.5
Note: As of 1999, ALANAI (African- Latino- Asian- Native American and International Honor Society)
ALANA, Office of (Asian Latino African Native American)
RG-45/80/A4.5
ALANAI
see ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) (Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences)
RG-13/4/1
Alcohol Education Project, Demonstration
see Demonstration Alcohol Education Project RG-30/15/2/3
Alcohol Program, Residential Education
see Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- ) RG-30/31
Alcohol Use, University Committee on (Official University Committee) (1957-1959, 1984- )
RG-40/2/A6
Alliance for Student Power (ASP) (1994- )
see Radical Student Union RG-45/80/R1
Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP) (1992)
RG-45/40/A4
ALPHA BITS (1925-1928) (Phi Sigma Kappa)
RG-45/90/P5.6
Alpha Chi Omega (1962-1986)
RG-45/90/A3.5
Alpha Delta Phi (1980)
RG-45/90/A4
Alpha Epsilon Pi (1983, 1986)
RG-45/90/A4.3
Alpha Gamma Rho (1985)
RG-45/90/A4.2
Alpha Kappa Alpha (2000- )
RG-45/90/A4.31
Alpha Lambda Delta (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.2
Alpha Phi Alpha (1995)
RG-45/90/A4.32
Alpha Phi Gamma (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.4
Alpha Phi Mu (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.45
Alpha Phi Omega (1970)
RG-45/90/A4.4
see also Freshman Register (1974-1977, classes of 1978-1981) (Alpha Phi Omega) RG-45/00/F6.5
Alpha Sigma Lambda (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.7
Alpha Sigma Phi
see College Shakespearean Club (Alpha Sigma Phi) RG-45/90/C9
Alpha Tau Gamma (1919- )
RG-45/90/A4.6
Alpha Zeta (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.9
ALSA Forum (National Journal) (1981-1984)
RG-25/L7/00
see also Legal Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal (1985-1988) RG-25/L7/00
Alternative Schools (School of Education–National Alternative Schools Program)
RG-13/3/21/7
Alternative Schools, Center for
RG-13/4/10
see also Alternative Schools RG-13/3/21/7
Alternative School Program, National
see Alternative Schools (National Alternative Schools Program) RG-13/3/21/7
Alumni
RG-50
Alumni Advisory Committee on Campus Development (1945-1946)
RG-6/15/2
Alumni Affairs
see Alumni Office RG-50/1
Alumni Affairs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate,1990)
RG-40/2/A3
Alumni, Associate
see Associate Alumni RG-50/2
Alumni Associations (City, Regional, and Other Special Associations–not athletic)
RG-50/5
Alumni Athletic Association, MAC
see MACAAA RG-50/4
Alumni Bulletin (1919-1953)
RG-50/00/3
see also Alumni Bulletin (Duplicate Collection) (1919-1953) RG-99/1
Alumni, by Class (Photographs)
see Students and Alumni, by Class (Photographs) RG-130
Alumni Classes, by Year (including individual students)
see Classes, by Year RG-50/6
Alumni Club, On Campus
see On Campus Alumni Club (1986-1989) RG-40/3/O5
Alumni Committee on Campus Development
see Alumni Advisory Committee (1945-1946) RG-6/15/2
Alumni Connection, The UMASS (1992- )
RG-50/00/3
Alumni Day, Mid-Winter
see Mid-Winter Alumni Day (Official University Committee) (1923-1926) RG-40/2/M5
Alumni Directories
see Directories, Alumni RG-50/1
see also Directories, Student RG-1/00/5
Alumni Directories (Duplicate Collection) (1918, 1929, 1935, 1968)
RG-99/1
Alumni Group, On-Campus
see On-Campus Alumni Group (1986- ) RG-40/3/O5
Alumni Materials (Duplicate Collection)
RG-99/1
Alumni News, MAC College and
see MAC College and Alumni News (Vol. 1-6, 1903-1908) RG-50/00/3
Alumni/ae Newsletter (School of Education)
see School of Education Alumni Newsletter (1993) RG-13/00
Alumni Obituaries, Biographies
see Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni) RG-50/00/2
Alumni Office (Office of Development and Alumni Affairs)
RG-50/1
Alumni Organizations by Class
see Classes by Year (including individual students) RG-50/6
Alumni Periodicals
RG-50/00/3
Alumni Photographs
see Students and Alumni by Class (photographs) RG-130
Alumni Publications
RG-50/00
Alumni, Stockbridge
see Stockbridge Alumni RG-50/3
Alumni/ae Newsletter (School of Education)(1993)
RG-13/00
Alumnus Magazine, The (Photo Collection)
RG-147
dingbatAlumnus, The (Alumni Periodicals) (1953-1989) View online (1970-1976)
RG-50/00/3
see also Alumni Connection, The UMASS Winter (1992- ) RG-50/00/3
Amateur Radio Club
see Radio Club, Amateur (1948- ) RG-45/40/R3
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
RG-40/5/A2
see also American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Newsletter RG-40/5/A2
American Association of University Professors Newsletter (1970-1980)
RG-40/5/A2
American Comparative Literature Association Newsletter (ACLAN) (1968-1976)
RG-25/C8/00
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
see Local 1776, AFSCME, Council 41 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) RG-40/5/S4
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CI0, Local-1359, UMASS Chapter
see American Federation of Teachers–UMass Faculty Records (1963-1964) MS152
American Legal Studies Association
see ALSA Forum RG-25/L7/00
American Literature, Early
see Early American Literature RG-25/E3/00
Americans for Freedom, Young
see Young Americans for Freedom RG-45/80/Y6
Amherst Camera Club
see Camera Club, Amherst RG-45/40/C3
Amherst Campus Council
see Campus Council, Amherst (1992- ) RG-4/11
Amherst Campus to Other Campuses of the University, ad hoc Committee
on the Relationship of (Faculty Senate, 1972-1974) RG-40/2/A3
Amnesty International, UMASS (1986-1998)
RG-45/80/A5
An Informal Chat with Non-Professional Woman (1972)
RG-7/2/00
Animal Care Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/1/2/3
Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences–Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club RG-25/V2
Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (1993)
RG-45/80/A6
Animal Science Club
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences–Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club RG-25/V2
Animal Sciences
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences RG-25/V2
Animals (Photographs)
RG-165
Anniversary Slide Show, UMass 125th
see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
Anniversaries
see Centennial and Other Anniversaries; Special Days (1868- ) RG-1/8
Annual Reports, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station , Annual Reports (1888- ) RG-15/2.2
Annual Reports, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station, Annual Reports (1882-1895) RG-15/2.1
dingbatAnnual Reports, University (1863-1989)
RG-1/00/2
View online (1864-1973) or View online (1879-1975)
and Annual Reports, Duplicate Collection (1863-1989) RG-99/2
Anthropological Survey Service, University Monthly
see University Monthly Anthropological Survey Service (UMASS) RG-25/A6/00
Anthropology, Department of
RG-25/A6
Anthropology Research Reports, Dept. of (1968-1989)
RG-25/A6/00
Anti-Racism Coalition (1992)
RG-45/40/A5
Anti-Semitism Task Force, Jewish Awareness
see Civility in Human Relations, Commission on RG-40/2/C3
Apartments (Lincoln, University and North Village)
RG-35/12/1
see also Apartments, North Village RG-36/102/N5
Applesauce (1974-1976)
RG-13/3/21/7
see also Alternative School Programs RG-13/4/10
Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974)
RG-40/3/A6
Applied Behavioral Sciences, Division of Human Services
see Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS) RG-13/4/1
Applied Mathematics, Center for
RG-25/M5.5
Applied Technology Center (College of Engineering)
RG-14/3
Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham
RG-25/M6.1
Arab/Arab Students Association (ca. 1969)
RG-45/40/A6
Arboretum
see Waugh Arboretum (Physical Plant) (1944) RG-36/104/W3
ARC
see Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (1993- ) RG-45/80/A6
Archaeological Services (1992- )
RG-6/4/14/6
Archery (Men’s)
see Sports-Men’s Archery (1939-1940, 1947) RG-18/2
Archives (Archives and Manuscripts) (1967- )
RG-8/1/3
Arcon (University Guide Service) (1964-1984)
RG-45/90/A7
see also University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
Area Government, Dormitories and
see Housing Services RG-32
Area Studies (College of Arts and Science)
RG-11/3
Arion Quartet
see Singing Clubs–Arion Quartet RG-25/M9.5
ARM Newsletter (1982-1993)
RG-25/W2/00
Armenian Students Club (1985)
RG-45/40/A7
Army Reserve Unit (1961)
RG-40/3/A7
Army Specialized Training Reserve Program (ASTRP)
see Military and Air Science–ASTRP RG-25/M8/3
Arnold Air Society
see Military and Air Sciences–Arnold Air Society RG-25/M8
Art Department
RG-25/A7
Art Exhibition, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate, 1967-1968,1975-1976)
RG-40/2/A3
Art Gallery (Herter and University Gallery)
RG-11/15
see also Art Exhibition, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A3
Art Posters (Poster Collection)
RG-180/5
Art Sites, Galleries and Public
see Galleries and Public Art Sites RG-36/50/G2
Art Sitings (1993 )
RG-11/13
Art Students Association, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Art Students Association (U-Arts) RG-45/40/U5
Artifacts (Memorabilia, general)
RG-183/1
Arts and Music Committee
RG-45/50/A7
Arts and Sciences
RG-11
Arts and Sciences, College of
see College of Arts and Sciences RG-11/1-7
Arts and Sciences, Dean
see College of Arts and Sciences, Dean RG-11/1
Arts Council
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Arts Extension Service
RG-7/5
Arts Extension Service Newsletter (1977-1981)
RG-7/5
Arts Program, Feminist
see Feminists Arts Program (Everywoman’s Center) RG-7/2/2/2
ASAP
see Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP) (1992- ) RG-45/40/A4
Asbestos Control Office
RG-36/2
Asia House, United
see United Asia House RG-45/40/U6
Asia Learning Resource Center, United
see United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) (1990) RG-25/U5
Asian, Latino, African, Native American
see ALANA, Office of RG-45/80/A4.5
see also ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
Asian American Students Organization (AASA) (1975- )
RG-45/40/A8
Asian Arts and Culture
RG-25/F3/A8
Asian Club, South
see South Asian Club (1992- ) RG-45/40/S4.23
Asian Indian Association
see Indian, Asian, Association RG-45/40/I5
Asian Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/A8
Asian Studies Committee Occasional Papers Series (1978-1980)
RG-25/A8/00
ASP
see Alliance for Student Power RG-45/80/R1
Assemblies (1946, 1991)
RG-1/10
Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School)
RG-10/1/20
Associate Alumni
RG-50/2
Associations, Unions and (Student)
see Unions and Associations (Student) RG-45/45
Associations, Unions and (Faculty and Staff)
see Unions and Associations (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/4
Associations with Other Institutions
RG-60
Astronomy
see Physics and Astronomy RG-25/P3
ASTRP (Army Specialized Training Reserve Program)
see Military and Air Science–ASTRP RG-25/M8/3
Athletic Association, MAC Alumni
see MACAAA RG-50/4
Athletic Council of Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Athletic Department (by sport)
RG-18/2
see also Physical Education, Men’s Department RG-25/P3.1
Physical Education, Women’s Department RG-25/P3.2
Athletics
see Athletic Department RG-18/2
Atlantic Studies, Institute for
see Freiburg Program RG-25/F8
Attorney-Legal Services Office (LSO)
RG-45/2
Au Present (1966)
RG-45/00/A8
Audio Tapes
RG-185/2/1
Audio-Visual Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate, 1979-1986)
RG-40/2/A3
Audio-Visual Council (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
RG-40/2/A3
Audio-Visual Department
see Library Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990′s) RG-8/1/5
see also Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS) (1998- ) RG-6/22
Audio-Visual Software
RG-185 through 190
Auto Pool Committee (Student Senate)
RG-45/7/A8
Auxiliary Services
RG-35/19
A-V Center
see Audio-Visual Department (as part of Library) RG-8/1/5
see also Union Video RG-45/30/U5
Awards (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/11
see also Distinguished Teaching Award RG-1/11
Awards (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/2
Awards (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/11
Awards, Prizes (1909- )
RG-1/11
see also University Medal for Outstanding Service RG-2/99
Awareness Committee, Campus
see Campus Awareness Committee (1986- ) RG-40/2/C.5

Valley Peace Center (Amherst, Mass.)

Valley Peace Center Records, 1965-1973.

28 boxes (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 301

In the summer of 1967, members of University of Massachusetts Amherst campus groups, such as the Faculty Group on War and Peace and the Students for Political Action, joined with individuals from other area colleges and from the community at large to form the Valley Peace Center of Amherst for the purposes of opposing the Vietnam War, providing draft counseling, eliciting pledges from the government to avoid first use of nuclear and biological weapons, and reduction of the power of the “military-industrial complex”. The Center was active for more than five and a half years, drawing its financial support largely from the community and its human resources from student and community volunteers.

Correspondence, minutes, volunteer and membership lists, financial records, newsletters, questionnaires, notes, petitions, clippings, posters, circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, other printed matter, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to alternative service, boycotts, war tax resistance, prison reform, environmental quality, and political candidates.

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Draft--United States--History
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Social movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Westover Air Force Base (Mass.)--History--20th century

Contributors

  • Valley Peace Center (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Ephemera
  • Pamphlets

Vega, Carlos

Carlos Vega Collection, ca.1966-1995.

148 volumes, 1 box, (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 800
Carlos Vega ca. 1990
Carlos Vega ca. 1990

An Ecuadorian-born community activist, Carlos Vega moved to Holyoke, Massachusetts, with his family in 1955. Settling in the working-class “Flats” neighborhood at a time when many of Holyoke’s factories were relocating to the southern United States or Asia, the Vegas were one of the few Spanish-speaking families in the city, but when Carlos began to work on a local tobacco farm at the age of 14, he encountered the new influx of migrants from Puerto Rico who had been lured to the Connecticut Valley as agricultural laborers by the Department of Labor. With the Puerto Rican economy declining in the 1960s, many of these farm workers settled permanently in Springfield and Holyoke, but they soon discovered that the declining economy there combined with racism and urban decay blocked their hopes for upward mobility. Radicalized by the anti-colonial, anti-war, and Civil Rights movements of the late 1960s, Vega emerged as an important community organizer in the 1970s, working with Fair Share, New Unity, Urban Ministry, and other progressive organizations. With a backdrop of riots, arson, and racial tension, these organizations focused on issues relevant to the Puerto Rican community, particularly voter education and registration, fair housing, and education. In 1982, Vega helped found Nueva Esperanza, a non-profit community development organization whose mission was to restore and maintain blighted buildings in South Holyoke. He worked with Nueva Esperanza for over 30 years, continuing until 2010 after a brain cancer diagnosis in 1995.  He survived until April 2012.

The materials in this collection reflect Vega’s interests in left wing movements in Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, South America and Africa from the 1960s through 1980s and include leaflets, pamphlets, books, and newsletters. The approximately 300 items offer sometimes scarce documentation of internationalist liberation movements such as the PAIGC in Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, the Tupamaros in Uruguay, and the EFLNA in Eritrea. Of particular note is a small collection documenting Vega’s participation in the 1974 Venceremos Brigade and a collection of clippings, newsletters, notes, fliers, conference material, and newspapers from various groups such as New England Action Research, Friends of the Filipino People, The Latin American Student Association, and the Ethiopian Students Union of North America. Some printed materials are cataloged and housed with the rare books collection.

Subjects

  • Central America--Foreign relations--United States
  • Civil Rights movements--Africa
  • Civil Rights movements--Central America
  • Civil Rights movements--Chile
  • Civil Rights movements--United States
  • Civil Rights movements-Asia
  • Civil Rights movements-Caribbean
  • Latin America--Periodicals
  • Nicaragua--History--1979-1990
  • Radicalism--United States
  • Revolutionary literature
  • Socialism
  • United States--Foreign relations--Central America
  • Venceremos Brigade

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

W.E.B. Du Bois Papers, 1803-1984.

328 boxes (168.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 312
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois

Scholar, writer, editor of The Crisis and other journals, co-founder of the Niagara Movement, the NAACP, and the Pan African Congresses, international spokesperson for peace and for the rights of oppressed minorities, W.E.B. Du Bois was a son of Massachusetts who articulated the strivings of African Americans and developed a trenchant analysis of the problem of the color line in the twentieth century.

The Du Bois Papers contain almost 165 linear feet of the personal and professional papers of a remarkable social activist and intellectual. Touching on all aspects of his long life from his childhood during Reconstruction through the end of his life in 1963, the collection reflects the extraordinary breadth of his social and academic commitments from research in sociology to poetry and plays, from organizing for social change to organizing for Black consciousness.

Subjects

  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • African Americans--History--1877-1964
  • Crisis (New York, N.Y.)
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on democracy
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Pan-Africanism
  • United States--Race relations

Contributors

  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Types of material

  • Photographs

Heath, Gordon, 1918-1991

Gordon Heath Papers, 1913-1992.

44 boxes (22.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 372 and 372 bd
Gordon Heath, Paris
Gordon Heath, Paris

A multi-talented performer, the African American expatriate Gordon Heath was variously a stage and film actor, musician, director, producer, founder of the Studio Theater of Paris, and co-owner of the Parisian nightclub L’Abbaye. Born in New York City, Heath became involved in acting as a teenager and enjoyed a career that spanned post-World War II Broadway to the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s. In addition to his many roles on film and stage, he and his partner Lee Payant enjoyed success as recording artists in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Heath collection includes personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks containing photos and clippings from assorted television and film productions in addition to songs, poetry, and reviews of plays or playbills from productions he attended. The Papers also contain art work, sheet music, personal and production photographs, and drafts of his memoirs.

Subjects

  • Abbaye (Nightclub : Paris, France)
  • African American actors--France--Paris--History
  • African American singers--France--Paris--History
  • African Americans in the performing arts--History
  • African-American theater--History--20th century
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-
  • Chametzky, Jules
  • Dodson, Owen, 1914-
  • Expatriate musicians--France--Paris--History
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
  • Musicians--United States--History
  • Nightclubs--France--Paris--History
  • Paris (France)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Payant, Lee--Correspondence
  • Primus, Pearl
  • Rive gauche (Paris, France)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Studio Theater of Paris
  • Theater--Production and direction--France--Paris--History

Contributors

  • Abramson, Doris E
  • Heath, Gordon, 1918-1991

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Scripts
  • Sheet music
  • Sketches

Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-

Sidney and Emma Nogrady Kaplan Papers, ca.1937-1993.

58 boxes (85 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 149
Sidney Kaplan, May 1972
Sidney Kaplan, May 1972

An eminent scholar of African American history and activist, Sidney Kaplan was raised in New York City and graduated from City College in 1942. After wartime service as a Lieutenant in the Army, Kaplan returned to his education, completing an MA in history from Boston University (1948) and PhD at Harvard (1960), taking up the study of African American history at a time when few white scholars showed interest. Joining the English Department at UMass in 1946, Kaplan’s influence was widely felt at UMass Amherst and in the local community: he was among the founders of the Department of Afro-American Studies, a founder of the UMass Press, a founder and editor of the Massachusetts Review, and he was the editor of Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press. Over more than thirty years at UMass, he worked on diverse projects in history, literature, and the arts, often in partnership with his wife Emma Nogrady, a librarian at Smith College whom he married in 1933, ranging from studies of Poe and Melville to a biographical dictionary of African Americans and a study of Shays’ Rebellion. In 1973, they were co-authors of the first comprehensive study of depictions of African Americans in the visual arts, The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (based on an exhibition planned for the National Portrait Gallery), and in 1991, the UMass Press published a collection of Sidney’s essays, American Studies in Black and White. A Fulbright lecturer in Greece and Yugoslavia and exchange Professor at the University of Kent, Kaplan was the recipient of the Bancroft Award from the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History for best article of the year in the Journal of Negro History, and he was awarded the UMass Amherst Chancellor’s Medal in 1979, one year after his retirement. Sidney Kaplan died in 1993 at age 80 and was followed by Emma in 2010.

The Kaplan Papers document a long career devoted to the study of African American history and life. The extensive correspondence, research notes, and drafts of articles and other materials offer important insight into the growth of African American studies from the 1950s through 1970s as well as the growth of UMass Amherst into a major research university.

Subjects

  • African Americans--History
  • Massachusetts Review
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Afro-American Studies
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English
  • University of Massachusetts Press

Contributors

  • Kaplan, Emma Nogrady, 1911-
  • Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1717-2003.

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 719

Miscellaneous Manuscripts is an artificial collection that brings together various single items or small groups of related materials. A wide range of topics and formats is represented, although there is an emphasis on Massachusetts history.

Subjects

  • Massachusetts--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Economic conditions--19th century
  • Massachusetts--History
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government
  • Massachusetts--Social conditions--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Social conditions--19th century
  • Massachusetts--Social conditions--20th century

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
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