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Stockbridge, Levi, 1820-1904

Levi Stockbridge Papers, 1841-1878.

(2 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 3/1 S76
Levi Stockbridge, ca.1853
Levi Stockbridge, ca.1853

Born in Hadley, Mass., in 1820, Levi Stockbridge was one of the first instructors at Massachusetts Agricultural College and President from 1879-1882. Known for his work on improving crop production and for developing fertilizers, Stockbridge was an important figure in the establishment of the college’s Experiment Station. After filling in as interim President of MAC in 1879, he was appointed president for two years, serving during a period of intense financial stress. After his retirement in 1882, he was named an honorary professor of agriculture.

The Stockbridge Papers include correspondence, personal notebooks, travel diary, journal as a farmer (1842-1845), writings, lectures, notes on experiments, clippings, photocopies of personal and legal records, and biographical material, including reminiscences by Stockbridge’s daughter. Also contains auction records, notebook of Amherst, Massachusetts town records (1876-1890), and printed matter about Amherst and national elections, including some about his candidacy for Congress on Labor-Greenback party ticket 1880. Also contains papers (13 items) of Stockbridge’s son, Horace Edward Stockbridge (1857-1930), agricultural chemist and educator, including a letter (1885) from him to the elder Stockbridge, written from Japan while he was professor at Hokkaido University.

Subjects

  • Agriculture--Experimentation--History
  • Agriculturists--Massachusetts--History
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government--19th century
  • Greenback Labor Party (U.S.)--History
  • Japan--Description and travel--19th century
  • Legislators--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
  • Massachusetts Cattle Commission
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1865-1950
  • Stockbridge family

Contributors

  • Stockbridge, Horace E. (Horace Edward),1857-1930
  • Stockbridge, Levi, 1820-1904

Types of material

  • Diaries

Travel Brochures

Travel Brochure Collection, 1921-1949.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 490

Collection of travel brochures for camps, inns, hotels, historic sites, and tourist attractions throughout New England. Most brochures advertise accommodations or attractions in a natural setting, including room rentals at farms, hiking in the White Mountains, and the rivers and mountains of Vermont. Women traveling alone are the target audience of some of the brochures, which promise clean accommodations and wholesome activities. Tourist sites in a few states outside of New England are also included: New York State, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Ontario.

Subjects

  • Tourism--New England
  • Travel--United States

Bailey, Ebenezer

Ebenezer Bailey Papers, 1852-1882.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 448

Ebenezer Bailey was a wholesale shoe purchaser and distributor from Massachusetts. The collection comprises just over 100 items, the bulk of which are receipts for the purchase and sale of shoes and slippers, covering the period from 1852 to 1882.

Subjects

  • Business records--Massachusetts
  • Dearborn, J. J
  • Lynn (Mass.)--History
  • Shoe industry--Massachusetts--Lynn
  • Shoe industry--New England--History--19th century

Contributors

  • Bailey, Ebenezer

Types of material

  • Receipts (Financial records)

Bleyman, Lea K.

Lea K. Bleyman Papers, 1958-2004.

2 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 548

The protistologist Lea Bleyman has conducted research into the genetics, mating systems, and life cycles of ciliates. A former student of Tracy Sonneborn, Bleyman has served as past Secretary and President (2001-2002) of the Society of Protozoologists, and spent many years on the faculty of the Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College.

The Bleyman Papers contain lab and research notes, abstracts of talks and conference materials, along with some correspondence and annual progress reports from Baruch College. The earliest materials in the collection relate to her years as a student in Sonneborn’s lab.

Subjects

  • Baruch College--Faculty
  • Paramecium--Genetics
  • Protozoans--Composition
  • Protozoans--Genetics
  • Protozoology--Conference
  • Society of Protozoologists
  • Tetrahymena--Genetics

Contributors

  • Bleyman, Lea K
  • Nanney, David Ledbetter, 1925-
  • Sonneborn, Tracy Morton, 1905-1981

Types of material

  • Laboratory notes

Brinley Family

Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.

(4.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 161
Deborah Brinley and infant son Francis, 1729<br />Copy by Charles U. Bond (1830)<br />after John Smibert
Deborah Brinley and infant son Francis, 1729
Copy by Charles U. Bond (1830)
after John Smibert

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.

Subjects

  • American loyalists--Massachusetts
  • Book collectors--United States--History--19th century
  • Brinley family
  • Brinley, George, 1817-1875--Library
  • Businessmen--Massachusetts--History
  • Businessmen--Rhode Island--History
  • Craddock family
  • Landowners--Massachusetts--History
  • 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

  • Deeds
  • Realia

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H

Hadley Farm (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/H5
see also UMass Foundation–Land Acquisition RG-50/7
Haigis Mall (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/H6
Haitian Student Association (HASA) (1986- )
RG-45/40/H1
Hampden County Cooperative Extension (1972-1973)
RG-15/8/.83
Hampshire College
see New College Committee and Hampshire College RG-60/6
Hampshire County Cooperative Extension (1922-1983)
RG-15/8/.85
Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 4 or 5 College Cooperation (Library) (1951- )
RG-8/7
Handbooks (Student Affairs) (1890- )
RG-30/00/2
see also Dean of Women–Handbook for Women RG-30/3
Handicapped, Committee on Facilities for
RG-30/16
see also CASIAC, Handicapped Counselor RG-11/15
Handicapped Student Affairs, Office of (1973- )
RG-30/29
Handicapped Student Affairs Newsletter (1980-1987)
RG-30/29
Handicapped Student Collective (1979-1981)
RG-45/40/H3
Handicapped Students, Committee to Study Accommodations for (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970)
RG-40/2/A3
Hands Club (Sign Language) (1980′s-1996)
RG-45/40/H3.5
Hang Gliding Club (1989- )
RG-45/40/H2
HASA
see Haitian Student Association (HASA) RG-45/40/H1
Health Club, Hilltop
see Hilltop Health Club (1983) RG-45/40/H5
Health Council (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
RG-40/2/A3
Health Education, Division of
RG-30/15/2
Health Plan, Valley
see Valley Health Plan RG-30/15/13
Health Program (Official University Committee) (1970-1972)
RG-40/2/H4
Health Sciences, School of
see School of Health Sciences RG-17
Health Services
RG-30/15
Health Watch (1977-1989, 1992-1995)
RG-30/15/2
Healy Endowment/Public Service Fund (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/2/4
Hellenic Student Association (1982- )
RG-45/40/H4
see also European Club RG-45/40/E8
Herb, Spice and Medicinal Plant Digest
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Herb, Spice and Medicinal Plant Digest (1983-1995) RG-15/8
Herter Art Gallery
see Art Gallery RG-11/15
High Points (Honors Program) (1986-1990)
RG-6/4/11
High School Guest Day, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
RG-40/2/A3
Higher Education, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/19/4
Higher Education Coordination Council (1991-1996)
RG-1/5
Higher Education Information Reporting, Statewide, Committee for
see Statewide Higher Education Information Reporting, Committee for (SHEIR) RG-60/11
Higher Education, Massachusetts Board of
see Massachusetts Board of Higher Education RG-1/3
see also Board of Regents (1980-1991) RG-1/4
Higher Education Coordination Council (1991-96)/Board of Higher Education (1996- ) RG-1/5
Higher Education, New England Board of
see New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) RG-60/2
Higher Education Reorganization, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1992)
RG-40/2/A3
HILC
see Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) RG-8/7
Hillel (Religious Group) (1955- )
RG-45/70/H5
Hilltop Health Club (1986)
RG-45/40/H5
Hindu Students Organization (HSO) (Religious Group) (1995- )
RG-45/70/H5.5
Hispanic Cultural Center (1989)
RG-45/40/H6
Hispanic Literature and Linguistics
RG-25/H4
Historical Collection, University
see University Historical Collection RG-1/200-299
Histories, Published, and Historian’s Files
see Published Histories and Historian’s Files RG-1/201
see also Duplicate Collection, Histories of Campus RG-99/6
History Committee, University (1986-1987)
RG-40/2/H5
see also Campus Awareness Committee (1986- ) RG-40/2/C5
History Department
RG-25/H5
History Institute
RG-25/H5.5
History Newsletter (1977- )
RG-25/H5/00
History of the University
RG-1/202
History of the University, By periods (1850- )
RG-1/202/2
History of the University, General (1851-1960′s)
RG-1/202/1
History, Oral
see Oral History RG-1/207
History Project, University
see University History Project (125th Anniversary, 1987-1988) RG-1/208
HMO (Health Maintenance Organization)
RG-30/15
see Health Services RG-30/15
Hobbit, The (Student Publication) (1967)
RG-45/00/H6
Hockey, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Hockey (1910- ) RG-18/2
Hokkaido University Committee
see Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
see Trustee William Wheeler RG-2/3
President William Smith Clark RG-3/1
Professor Horace E. Stockbridge RG-3/1
President Jean Paul Mather RG-3/1
President John Lederle RG-3/1
David Penhallow (Class of 1873) RG-50/6
see also International Agricultural Studies, Center for RG-15/4
Holdsworth Highlights–Newsletter (1985-1986)
RG-25/F6/00
Holdsworth Natural Resources Center (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/3
see also College of Agriculture, Holdsworth Natural Resource Center microfilm in main library
microfilms collection, containing serials.
Holdsworth Natural Resources Center Publication
see Community Resource Development RG-15/3
Holdsworth Natural Resources Center–Planning and Resource Development Series (1964-1970)
RG-15/3
Home Economics Division (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/12
Home Economics Education Department
RG-25/H6
see also Home Economics Division (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/12
Home Economics Leader
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Home Economics Leader (1934-1935) RG-15/8
Home Economics Newsletter
see Creative Living Newsletter (1987- ) RG-15/12
Home Economics Slide Shows
RG-187/3
Honor System
RG-45/11
Honorary Degrees (1972- )
RG-1/7/2
Honorary Degrees (Official University Committee) (1975-1976, 1979)
RG-40/2/H7
Honorary Degrees, Advising Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
Honorary Degrees Committee (Faculty Senate, 1956-1965)
RG-40/2/A3
Honorary Societies (Student)
RG-45/60
Honors Committee (Faculty Senate, 1956-1969)
RG-40/2/A3
Honors Day
see Honors Office RG-6/4/11
Honors Program (1956-1999)
RG-6/4/11
see
Commonwealth College (1999- )/Honors Program (1956-1999) RG-6/4/11
Honors Theses, Senior
see Senior Honors Theses RG-46/3
Horace Mann Bond Center for Equal Education
RG-13/4/10
see also Equal Education RG-13/3/23/2.5
Hort Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Hort Notes (1990- ) RG-15/8
Horticultural Research Center (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/17
Horticulture Division of MAC
RG-15/11
Hosmer Memorial Garden (2000)
RG-36/104/H6.5
Hotel Operations (Campus Center)
RG-37/3
Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration publication
see HRTA Alumni Key RG-25/H8/00
Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration Department
RG-25/H8
House Mouse
RG-30/25
Housing Administration
RG-35/12
see also Housing Office RG-30/21
Dormitories RG-32
Student Center for Educational Research–In Pursuit of Shelter (1975) RG-45/10
Housing Assignment Office
see Housing Office (Housing Assignment Office) RG-30/21
see also Greek Affairs RG-30/2/3
Housing Administration (Administrative Services) RG-35/12
Fraternities and Sororities RG-45/90
Housing Assignments (Housing Services)
RG-32/13
see also Housing Office (Housing Assignment Office) RG-30/21
Housing, Family
see Family Housing (Housing Services) RG-32/10
Housing Office (Housing Assignment Office)
RG-30/21
see also Greek Affairs RG-30/2/3
Housing Assignments (Housing Services) RG-32/13
Housing Administration (Administrative Services) RG-35/12
Fraternities and Sororities RG-45/90
Housing Resource Center, Commuter Service and
see Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) RG-45/18
Housing Services
RG-32
Housing Services (Microfilm)
RG-190/18
Housing Services Cable Network (HSCN) (1991- )
RG-32/15
Housing Service, Maintenance and Operations
RG-32/11
Housing Services, Budget and Finance
RG-32/6
Housing Services Newsletter
see Perspectives (Housing Services) (1984-1985) RG-32/00
Housing Services, Personnel
RG-32/9
Housing Services Publications
RG-32/00
Housing Services–Racial Understanding, Center for
RG-32
Housing Service Review Committee (1993)
RG-40/2/H7.5
Housing Sub-Committee, Northeast Quadrangle President’s Council
see Northeast Quadrangle President’s Council, Housing Sub-Committee (1968) RG-40/3/N6
Houyhnhnm
RG-45/00/H7
HRTA
see Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration Department RG-25/H8
HRTA Alumni Association Newsletter(1974-1976)
RG25/H8
HRTA Alumni Key (1974-1976, 1983-1986)
RG-25/H8/00
HRTA News (1974-1986)
RG-25/H8/00
HRTA Newsletter (Alumni Publication) (1974-1976)
RG-25/H8/00
HS/ABS
see Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS) RG-13/4/1
HSA-News
see Handicapped Student Affairs–Newsletter (1980-1987) RG-30/29
HSCN
see Housing Services Cable Network (HSCN) (1991- ) RG-32/15
Human Development Department
RG-25/H9
Human Development Laboratory School (School of Education)
RG-13/4/1/5
Human Development Laboratory School–Newsletter (1986-1987)
RG-13/4/1/5
Human Needs, Committee on Nutrition and
see Nutrition and Human Needs, Committee on RG-45/80/N8
Human Potential, Center for (School of Education)
RGs: 13/3/15/3, 13/3/17/1, 13/3/26/6
Human Potential Division (School of Education)
see Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences RG-13/4/1
see also Human Potential, Center for RGs-13/3/15/3, 13/3/17/1, 13/3/26/6
Human Relations (School of Education)
RG-13/3/15/1
Human Relations, Commission on Civility in
see Civility in Human Relations, Chancellors Commission on (1980- ) RG-40/2/C3
Human Relations, Office of
RG-4/6
Human Relations, Office of Community Development and
see Community Development and Human Relations, Office of RG-30/22
Human Resources News (Human Resources Office) (1983-1985)
RG-35/2
Human Resources Office
see Personnel/Payroll (Human Resources Office) RG-35/2
Human Resources, Office of
RG-3/15
Human Rights and a Responsible University, Committee for (1987- )
RG-40/3/H7
Human Rights in the Soviet Area, Committee for (1974)
RG-40/3/H8
Human Service and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS), Division of (School of Education)
RG-13/4/1
Human Subjects Review (Official University Committee ) (1982)
RG-40/2/H8
Human Subjects Review, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972, 1982)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Graduate Council (Faculty Senate, 1960- ) RG-40/2/A3
Human Subjects Review (Official University Committee) (1982) RG-40/2/H8
Human Subjects Review Committee
see University Human Subjects Review Committee RG-9/1/2/1
Humanistic Applications of Social and Behavioral Sciences Cluster
RG-13/3/15
Humanistic Education, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/15/2
Humanities and Fine Arts, College of
see Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty RG-11/10
Humanities and Fine Arts, Dean
RG-11/11
Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty
RG-11/10
Humanities and Public Policy, Massachusetts Foundation for
see Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy RG-6/10
Humanities Institute
see Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities RG-6/19
Hunger Task Force, UMass (1982-1989)
RG-45/40/H8
see also MASS AID RG-45/40/M4

Hapgood, Beth

Beth Hapgood Papers, 1789-2005.

67 boxes (35 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 434
Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969
Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969

Daughter of a writer and diplomat, and graduate of Wellesley College, Beth Hapgood has been a spiritual seeker for much of her life. Her interests have led her to become an expert in graphology, a student in the Arcane School, an instructor at Greenfield Community College, and a lecturer on a variety of topics in spiritual growth. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Hapgood befriended Michael Metelica, the central figure in the Brotherhood of the Spirit (the largest commune in the eastern states during the early 1970s) as well as Elwood Babbitt, a trance medium, and remained close to both until their deaths.

The Hapgood Papers contain a wealth of material relating to the Brotherhood of the Spirit and the Renaissance Community, Metelica, Babbitt, and other of Hapgood’s varied interests, as well as 4.25 linear feet of material relating to the Hapgood family.

Subjects

  • Brotherhood of the Spirit
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Graphology
  • Hapgood family--Correspondence
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Mediums--Massachusetts
  • Nineteen sixties--Social aspects
  • Occultism--Social aspects
  • Popular culture--History--20th century
  • Renaissance Community
  • Rock music--1971-1980
  • Warwick (Mass.)--History

Contributors

  • Babbitt, Elwood, 1922-
  • Boyce, Neith, 1872-1951
  • Hapgood, Beth--Correspondence
  • Hapgood, Charles H
  • Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds
  • Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944
  • Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937
  • Metelica, Michael

Japanology

Kaisando Temple

Within a decade of its founding, the Massachusetts Agricultural College began to forge what would become fast ties with its counterparts in Japan. Seeking to establish a thoroughly modern college in Hokkaido, the Imperial Government in Japan looked to America for a model of innovation in agricultural education, settling quickly on MAC. With the leadership of William Smith Clark, a succession of faculty, students, and alumni helped develop the Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University).

The Dept. of Special Collections at UMass Amherst (SCUA) houses several collections from those early exchanges, including the papers of William Smith Clark and his students and colleagues William Brooks and William Wheeler, along with the remarkable collections associated with the geologist Benjamin Smith Lyman, a resident of Northampton. These collections have formed a core on which SCUA continues to build. Today, the department specializes in documenting the American study of Japanese history and culture, particularly in the post-war period.

Selected collections

  • Beato, Felice. Papers, ca. 1863-1871.
    • As a photographer, Beato was an important chronicler of late-Edo and early-Meiji era Japan.
  • Brooks, William Penn. Papers, 1863-1939.
    • Invited by the Japanese government — and his mentor, William Smith Clark — to help establish the Sapporo Agricultural College, modeled on the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Spending over a decade in Hokkaido, Brooks helped to introduce western scientific agricultural practices and the outlines of a program in agricultural education, and he built a solid foundation for the School.
  • Clark, William Smith. 1814-2003 (bulk: 1844-1886).
    • Held the presidency of Massachusetts Agricultural College (now University of Massachusetts Amherst) from 1867-1879, and helped to found Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University) in Japan in 1876.
  • Lewis, Gertrude. Papers, 1920-2001.
    • An educator for most her life, Lewis ‘s papers document changes within theory and pedagogy over time and in various geographic locales, including Japan, in the field of education.
  • Lyman, Benjamin Smith
    • Papers, 1831-1921. Prominent geologist and mining engineer, Lyman was invited by the Meiji government in Japan to help introduce modern geological surveying and mining techniques during the 1870s and 1880s.
    • Japanese Book Collection, 1710-1898. During his years as a consultant to the Meiji government in Japan, Benjamin Smith Lyman accumulated a large collection of books printed in Japan. His book collection includes works on language to literature, religion, the arts, and culture.
  • Maki, John. Papers.
    • Japanese-American professor of political science at UMass who worked on contemporary Japan, militarism, and post-war constitution. Maki served in U.S. Army Intelligence during the Second World War, and spent several months in Japan in 1946 as part of the Occupation administration.
  • Passin, Herbert. Collection, 1944-1955.
    • Inducted into the Army in 1941 and assigned to duty in Tokyo in December 1945, he became chief of the Public Opinion and Sociological Research Division under Gen. Douglas MacArthur. During his tour of duty, Passin coordinated a series of sociological studies of Japanese village life to help guide U.S. Occupation policy, particularly as it dealt with land and labor reform.
  • Stockbridge, Levi. Papers, 1841-1878.
    • Pioneering agriculturist and president of Massachusetts Agricultural College, whose son, Horace Edward Stockbridge, taught at Hokkaido University and sent descriptions of his travel in Japan home.
  • Totman, Conrad. Papers, 1800-2005.
    • A professor of Japanese history at Yale, Totman’s collection a treasure trove of information on Japan in general, and particularly on his specialties: early modern Japan and forestry and environmental management.
  • Wheeler, William. Papers, 1876-1930.
    • Joined Massachusetts Agricultural College President William Smith Clark and two other alumni of the college in helping to found the Sapporo Agricultural College in Japan (now Hokkaido University), succeeding Clark as president of the school from 1877 to 1879.
  • Yamashita, Yoskiaki. Photograph album, ca. 1904.
    • Professor from Tokyo who traveled the United States providing instruction in the new martial art of judo from 1903-1960.

Lyman Family Papers

Lyman Family Papers, 1839-1942.

5 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 634
Edward H.R. and Catharine A. Lyman on their wedding day
Edward H.R. and Catharine A. Lyman on their wedding day

Associated with intellectual circles in mid-19th century Boston, the Lyman family produced a remarkable succession of scientists, savants, businessmen, and travelers. Joseph Lyman (an engineer and geology, abolitionist, and railroad investor), his brother-in-law J. Peter Lesley (geologist), and nephew Benjamin Smith Lyman (mining engineer and student of Japan) all had significant careers in the sciences and significant involvement in the public affairs of the day.

Consisting primarily of letters received by Benjamin Smith Lyman, many from his uncle Joseph, along with dozens of photographs from three generations, the Lyman family collection offers valuable insight into the life of the Lyman lineage extending from Edward Hutchinson Robbins Lyman (b. 1819) through Frank Lyman Jr. (b. 1908). Particularly rich in the period 1860-1880, it includes a long series of letters written during a tour of Germany and France and family letters written from both Jamaica Plain and Northampton. Perhaps most significant is an important series of nearly 800 letters to Joseph Lyman while he served as Treasurer of the Kansas Land Trust, an affiliate of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, regarding the purchase of “surplus” Delaware Indian lands in Kansas for antislavery settlers in 1856-1857. Although the majority concern inquiries on investment in the lands and financial arrangements, many letters also make reference to the political struggle over slavery in the territory, the founding of Quindaro as an antislavery town, and related matters. Many of the letters, which were originally bound into a letterbook, are addressed to Amos A. Lawrence, founder of the NEEAC and one of John Brown’s “Secret Six.” Among the correspondents are Geritt Smith (who curtly declines), Charles Robinson, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

Subjects

  • Antislavery movements--Massachusetts
  • Kansas Land Trust
  • Kansas--History--1854-1861
  • New England Emigrant Aid Company

Contributors

  • Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886
  • Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
  • Lyman, Joseph B, 1812-1871

Types of material

  • Photographs

Millman, George H. (George Harold), 1919-

George Millman Papers, 1944-1945.

3 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 728
George and Lillian Millman
George and Lillian Millman

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1919, George Millman attended Massachusetts State College briefly, but was forced to drop out after his freshman year due to financial hardship. After attending a three-month intensive training course, Millman was employed by the War Department in 1941 as a civilian inspector in the munitions plant in New London, Connecticut. In the months that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, he felt it was his patriotic duty to join the armed forces and enlisted on May 28, 1942. Called to active duty six months later, Millman was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps on April 29, 1943. Already dating his soon-to-be-bride Lillian, the couple decided to marry immediately before he could be sent overseas. Assigned to a class on the theoretical aspects of radar at Harvard University, Millman was ordered to report to the Army Air Force Technical School in Boca Raton in late 1943. On June 24, 1944, he received secret travel orders assigning him to the 5th Air Force Service Command in Brisbane, Australia. There he began training fighter pilots on the use and operation of the newly developed airborne radar, AN/APS-4. Throughout his tour in the Pacific, which ended in early 1946, Millman traveled throughout the region, including time in Australia, the Netherlands East Indies, the Netherlands New Guinea, and the Philippines.

Containing almost 400 letters written to his wife Lillian during World War II, Millman’s papers detail nearly every aspect of life in the service during wartime. From chronicling extreme environmental conditions to his feelings of frustration while awaiting assignment, Millman’s letters offer a personal perspective of the impact of war on an individual and his loved ones. While his letters carefully avoid any details about his work that could have been censored, they capture in extraordinary detail the day-to-day life of a serviceman in the Pacific theater during WWII. Millman published his letters to his wife in 2011 in a book entitled Letters to Lillian.

Subjects

  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Millman, George H. (George Harold), 1919-

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)
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