Felice Beato Photograph Collection, ca.1863-1871.
(1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 004
A pioneer in war and documentary photography, the Anglo-Greek photographer Felice Beato was an important chronicler of late-Edo and early-Meiji era Japan. Between 1863 and 1877, Beato took a stunning array of views, portraits, ethnographic images, and genre scenes and helped train the first generation of Japanese photographers.
The Beato Collection includes ten images taken by Felice Beato in Japan between 1863 and 1871, including his famous view of Daibutsu, the Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple, Kamakura; his view of one of the residences of the Shimabara clan; two very scarce views of a farmhouse and agricultural laborers, probably taken along the Tokaido Road; two views of Yokohama; and a fine view of a naval fleet at Nagasaki.
- Japan--Social life and customs
- Nagasaki (Japan)--Photographs
- Yokohama (Japan)--Photographs
- Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825
Types of material
- Albumen prints
Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.
(4.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 161
A prosperous family of merchants and landowners, the Brinleys were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts — the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them — the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following.
The Brinley collection includes business letters, legal and business records, wills, a fragment of a diary, documents relating to slaves, newspaper clippings, and a small number of paintings and artifacts. A descendent, Nancy Brinley, contributed a quantity of genealogical research notes and photocopies of Brinley family documents from other repositories. Of particular note in the collection is a fine nineteenth century copy of a John Smibert portrait of Deborah Brinley (1719), an elegant silver tray passed through the generations, and is a 1713 list of the library of Francis Brinley, which offers a foreshadowing of the remarkable book collection put together in the later nineteenth century by his descendant George Brinley.
- American loyalists--Massachusetts
- Book collectors--United States--History--19th century
- Brinley family
- Brinley, George, 1817-1875--Library
- Businessmen--Rhode Island--History
- Craddock family
- Landowners--Rhode Island--History
- Libraries--Rhode Island--18th century
- Massachusetts--Economic conditions--18th century
- Massachusetts--Politics and government--19th century
- Rhode Island--Economic conditions--18th century
- Rhode Island--Genealogy
- Rhode Island--Politics and government--19th century
- Slavery--United States--History
- Tyng family
- United Empire Loyalists
Types of material
Burt V. Brooks Photograph Collection, 1889-1934.
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 060
The artist Burt Vernon Brooks was one of the outstanding chroniclers of daily life in the Swift River Valley before it was inundated to create the Quabbin Reservoir. Born in Brimfield, Mass., in 1849 and raised in Monson, Brooks moved to Greenwich with his family in the 1870s, where he worked on the family farm. At some unclear point before he turned 40, Brooks became active as an artist, painting local homes and scenery and taking photographs of the landscape, residents, and daily life in the Quabbin region. A prolific photographer, he was, in the words of historian Donald W. Howe, “hardly ever seen without his camera strapped to his back,” remaining active for decades. Three years after following his second wife to the west, Brooks died in Los Angeles in 1934.
The great majority of the 92 photographs in this collection are 5×7″ dry plate glass negatives taken by Brooks in the earliest years of the twentieth century, documenting the houses and people of Greenwich. Brooks’ work includes landscapes, houses, and a significant series of images of the Hillside School, but some of his best works are studio portraits, images of people at home or with their carriages, and posed scenes of children at play or at work. The collection also includes eight images by Brooks at Enfield, Greenwich, and Dana that are the property of the Swift River Valley Historical Society, and six images taken by Chetwynd and Pike in the Quabbin region to document properties slated for removal.
- Carriages and carts--Massachusetts--Greenwich--Photographs
- Dana (Mass.)--Photographs
- Enfield (Mass.)--Photographs
- Greenwich (Mass.)--Photographs
- Hillside School (Marlborough, Mass.)
- New Salem (Mass.)--Photographs
- Prescott (Mass.)--Photographs
Types of material
- Dry plate gelatin negatives
- Gelatin silver negatives
David and Marshall Calkins Account Books, 1848-1855.
3 vols. (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 178
These three accounting volumes of Monson, Massachusetts physicians David and Marshall Calkins encompass the period May 1848–December 1855. Medically, these volumes reflect a growing understanding of the human body and the analysis and treatment of its ailments. Additionally, these account books reflect a period of growing prosperity for Monson through the birth of stream powered milling industries.
- Monson (Mass.)--History--19th century
- Calkins, David
- Calkins, Marshall
Types of material
Sadie Campbell Papers, 1812-2002.
19 boxes (10.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 439
A housewife, mother and active community member, Sadie Campbell was born in 1881 and lived at 1 Depot Street in Cheshire, Massachusetts for most of her life until she died in 1971. Sadie was closely tied to the Cheshire community where she had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and was active in a a number of organizations, such as: the Cheshire Ladies Reading Club, the Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club, and the Cheshire Cash Tearoom.
The collection documents three generations of a western Massachusetts family. The variety and nature of the materials in this collection offer a good view into the local and social history of western Massachusetts through the lives of Sadie Campbell and her family.
- Cheshire (Mass.)--History
- Cheshire Cash Tearoom
- Family--Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Family--Massachusetts--History--20th century
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
- Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club
- Small business--Massachusetts
- Tyrell, Augustus
- Williams Manufacturing Company
- Women--Societies and clubs--History--19th century
Types of material
- Account books
- Letters (Correspondence)
Cemetery Inscriptions Collection, 1902-2005.
4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 669
Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.
Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.
- Association for Gravestone Studies
Clark Family Papers, 1679-1814.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 654
The Clark family played a prominent role in the colonial and early national history of Newton, Massachusetts. John Clark and his wife Elizabeth Norman settled in Cambridge Village (now Newton), Massachusetts, in about 1681, and played an active role in the public life of the town. His son William, grandson Norman, and great-grandson Norman followed in John’s footsteps, serving as Selectmen and, in the case of Norman, Jr., as the Collector of taxes during and after the Revolutionary War.
This small collection traces the early history of Newton, Mass., through the lives and activities of four generations of the family of John Clark. While the majority of the collection consists of deeds or related legal documents pertaining to properties in Newton (or in one case, Connecticut), a few items provide glimpses into other Clark family activities. As tax collector for Newton during and after the Revolution, Norman Clark, Jr., left an interesting documentary trail that touches on financial priorities in town, including the collection of taxes for support of the church, Revolutionary War soldiers, and road building.
- Clark Family
- Newton (Mass.)--History--18th century
- Real property--Massachusetts--Newton
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
- Clark, John
- Clark, Norman
- Clark, William
Types of material
William Smith Clark Papers, 1814-2003 (Bulk: 1844-1886).
(14.75 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/1 C63
Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1826, William Smith Clark graduated from Amherst College in 1848 and went on to teach the natural sciences at Williston Seminary until 1850, when he continued his education abroad, studying chemistry and botany at the University of Goettingen, earning his Ph.D in 1852. From 1852 to 1867 he was a member of Amherst College’s faculty as a Professor of Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. As a leading citizen of Amherst, Clark was a strong advocate for the establishment of the new agricultural college, becoming one of the founding members of the college’s faculty and in 1867, the year the college welcomed its first class of 56 students, its President. During his presidency, he pressured the state government to increase funding for the new college and provide scholarships to enable poor students, including women, to attend. The college faced economic hardship early in its existence: enrollment dropped in the 1870s, and the college fell into debt. He is noted as well for helping to establish an agricultural college at Sapporo, Japan, and building strong ties between the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Hokkaido. After Clark was denied a leave of absence in 1879 to establish a “floating college” — a ship which would carry students and faculty around the world — he resigned.
The Clark Papers include materials from throughout his life, including correspondence with fellow professors and scientists, students in Japan, and family; materials relating to his Civil War service in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry; photographs and personal items; official correspondence and memoranda; published articles; books, articles, television, and radio materials relating to Clark, in Japanese and English; and materials regarding Hokkaido University and its continuing relationship with the University of Massachusetts.
- Agricultural colleges--Japan--History
- Agricultural colleges--Massachusetts--History
- Amherst (Mass.)--History
- Amherst College--Faculty
- Amherst College--Students--Correspondence
- Hokkaido (Japan)--History
- Hokkaid¯o Daigaku--History
- Hokkaid¯o Teikoku Daigaku--History
- Japan--Relations--United States
- Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
- Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o--History
- Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o. President
- T¯ohoku Teikoku Daigaku. N¯oka Daigaku--History
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--Relations--Japan
- Universität Göttingen--Students--Correspondence
- Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886
- Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
Types of material
Paul and Olive Colburn Collection, 1894-2001.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 860
Husband and wife Paul Francis and Olive (“Tommie” Fox) Colburn were active members of the Association for Gravestone Studies from the 1980s. Natives of Lowell, Mass., and long-time residents of Berwick, Me., the Colburns shared an interest in New England gravestones and marker symbolism, with Tommie enjoying a particular specialty in metal-based markers.
The Colburn collection represents a cross-section of the couple’s work documenting and lecturing about New England grave markers and marker symbolism as well as Victorian funerary practice. Of note are a small number of items reflecting Victorian mourning culture, including images of funeral wreaths and arrangements, three mourning handkerchiefs, and a funeral card.
- Gravestones--New Hampshire
- Gravestones--New York
- Gravestones--Rhode Island
Types of material
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- see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
- Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni)
- see also Health Services–Obituaries (Student) RG-30/15
- Occasional Papers Series (International Area Studies)
- see Asian Studies Program and Committee RG-25/A8/00
- Latin American Studies Program and Committee RG-25/L4/00
- Near Eastern Studies Program and Committee RG-25/N4/00
- Soviet & East European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/S75/00
- Western European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/W3/00
- Occupational Education, Center for (School of Education)
- Ocean Engineering Program
- see Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) RG-45/18
- see Office of Computing & Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
- Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
- Office for Cooperative Education
- see Cooperative Education, Office for RG-11/31/1
- Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)
- Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)
- see also V.C. for A. and F. RG-35/1 (records held in RG-4/2-3)
- Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3.
- Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- )
- Office of Economic Development (OED)
- see also Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
- Office of Grant and Contract Administration
- Office of Human Relations
- see Human Relations, Office of RG-4/6
- Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- )
- see also Office of Economic Development (OED) RG-4/15
- Office of Information Technologies (OIT)
- see Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
- Office of Internships
- see Internships, Office of (University Internship Program) RG-11/6
- Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
- see also Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4.
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)
- see also Executive V.C. and Provost RG-6/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
- Associate V.C. for Academic Affairs RG-30/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
- Office of Institutional Studies (OIS) (1960-1969)
- Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)
- see also Budget Office RG-35/20
- Budget Documents RG-4/2
- Office of Institution Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
- Office of Public Information (OPI)
- see also Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
- Office of Residential Resource Management (1976- )
- see also Residential Academic Programs RG-35/14
- Housing Administration RG-32/12
- Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM)
- see also Residential Recycling Program RG- 45/40/R6
- Office of Space Management (OSM)
- Office of Teaching Evaluation and Improvement
- see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for (1973) RG-6/18
- Office of the Learning Disabilities Coordinator
- see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) (1987) RG-11/8
- Office to Coordinate Energy Research and Education
- Official University Committees (Faculty and Staff)
- Official University Faculty/Staff Committees, Other
- Officials of the University (Photographs)
- see Office of Institutional Research (OIP) RG-4/3/5
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
- OIT (Office of Information Technologies)
- see Office of Computing and Information Systems RG-6/5/1
- Older Students
- see Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS) RG-45/40/C4
- Olericulture Department
- see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
- Olmsted Drive (Physical Plant) (1939)
- Omega Psi Phi (1985- )
- Ombuds Office (1969- )
- see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968- ) RG-40/2/A3
- Ombudsman Selection Committee (1975-1976) RG-40/2/O4
- Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team (1993- ) RG-4/8/1
- Ombudsman Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968-1979)
- see also Ombuds Office (1969- ) RG-4/8
- Ombudsman Selection (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
- see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968-1974) RG-40/2/A3
- Omicron Delta Epsilon
- Omicron Nu (Honor Society)
- On Campus Alumni Group (1986-1989)
- On the Other Hand
- see Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A2
- 125th Anniversary
- see Anniversary, 125th (1988) RG-1/8
- see also University History Project (125th Anniversary, 1987-1988) RG-1/208
- 125th Anniversary Slide Show, UMass (1988)
- see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
- see Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
- Operations Council
- Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes)
- Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild
- see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
- Music (Photographs) RG-140/2
- Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/3
- Oral History (1974-1982)
- see also Oral Histories (selected) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project)
- History Department RG-25/H5
- Oratory, Student
- see Speaking Contests, Student Oratory RG-25/C7.3
- Orchard Hill (Residential Buildings)
- Orchestra (Music and Dance Department)
- Organization Charts (Issued by President’s Office)
- Organization Charts of the University
- see Bibliography, Organization Charts RG-1/00/1
- see also Operating Budget Summary, 1974-1975, etc. RG-3/4/2
- OBIS- Facts & Figures 1967, Factbook-1977 RG-4/2
- Standard Practice Instruction, 1954, p.2 RG-3/4/1
- Proposed Spring 1970, Mass. Gazette, 5/8/1970, P.B. RG-4/1
- Business Manager, 9/1/1967- RG-35/3
- Annual Reports, bound vols. 1972-73-75-76 RG-1/00/2
- Organizational charts issued by President’s Office RG-3/00/1
- Organization of the Research Mission, ad hoc Committee (1998- )
- Organizational and Community Development, Center for (COCD)
- see Center for Organizational and Community Development (COCD) RG-13/4/3/3
- see also Citizen Involvement Training Project (CITP) RG-7/9
- Organizations Not Appointed by an Official Unit of the University, Faculty and Staff Committees
- see Faculty and Staff Committees and Organizations not appointed by an official unit of the University RG-40/3
- Organizations, Student (Photographs)
- see Student Organizations (Photographs) RG-140
- see Office of Space Management RG-4/14
- see Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM) RG-36/10
- Other Voice, The (1980-1984)
- Out Front (Student Publication) (1975-1977)
- Outing Club (1940- )
- Outreach (1986-1988)
- Outreach Mobile Unit
- Outreach Programs, Center for (1972-1981)
- Outreach, University, Vice Provost for
- see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach RG-16/1
- Outreach, Vice Chancellor for University
- see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- ) RG-16/1
- Overseas Programs & Exchanges, Committee on
- see Committee on Overseas Programs & Exchanges (COPE) RG-40/2/C5
- Oversize Materials
- RG-177 thru RG-184
- Oversize Photos
- Oxford, UMass Summer School at
- see English Department–Oxford, UMass Summer School at RG-25/E3/3