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Stephen Siteman Papers, 1942-1998

5 boxes (2.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 503

A member of the Post War World Council, an ardent pacifist, and anti-imperialist, Stephen Siteman was a long-time member of the Socialist Party of America, serving for seventeen years as secretary to the party’s leader Norman Thomas. In his late teens, Siteman was imprisoned as a conscientious objector during World War II. Although he was later pardoned, his time as a prisoner led him into active involvement in prison reform and the peace movement.

During his long involvement in the Socialist Party, Siteman collected a large quantity of material relating to important socialist issues, including Socialist Reform, the peace movement, conscientious objection, and prison reform. The collection also includes a small selection of Siteman’s personal correspondence with Frank Zeidler, former Socialist mayor of Milwaukee, and the novelist Mark Harris.


  • Conscientious objectors
  • Democratic Socialists of America
  • Pacifists--United States
  • Peace movements--United States
  • Prison reformers
  • Prisons--United States
  • Socialists--United States
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • War Resisters League of America
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Harris, Mark, 1922-2007
  • Siteman, Stephen
  • Zeidler, Frank P

Daniel M. J. and Joyce Stokes Papers, 1984-1996

3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 661

From 1987 through early 1988, Daniel and Joyce Stokes published Into the Night, “a newsletter for freedom for political prisoners held in the United States.” Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., this simply-produced publication offered updates and commentary on Americans imprisoned for politically-motivated acts. Reflecting both the legacy of 1960s radicalism and the resurgent activism associated with U.S. imperialism in Central America, Into the Night offered news on the Ohio 7 sedition trial, the MOVE organization, and the fate of Plowshares war resisters.

The Stokes collection contains correspondence from subscribers and supporters of Into the Night, fleshing out their political philosophy and the conditions of imprisonment. Drawn from groups including the MOVE organization, the United Freedom Front, Black Liberation Army, and Plowshares, the correspondents include Ramona Africa, Alberto Aranda, Philip Berrigan, Marilyn Buck, Carl Kabat, Ray Luc Levasseur, Ruchell Cinque Magee, and Carol Manning. The collection also includes copies of other radical publications and a complete run of Into the Night itself.


  • African American prisoners
  • African American radicals
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Communists
  • Into the Night
  • MOVE (Group)
  • Ohio 7
  • Plowshares
  • Political prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Radicals
  • Revolutionaries
  • United Freedom Front


  • Africa, Ramona
  • Aranda, Alberto
  • Berrigan, Philip
  • Buck, Marilyn
  • Gelabert, Ana Lucia
  • Hernandez, Alvaro L
  • Kabat, Carl
  • Levasseur, Ray Luc
  • Magee, Ruchell Cinque
  • Stokes, Daniel M. J.
  • Stokes, Joyce

Types of material

  • Newsletters

Norman Thomas Autobiography, 1946-1958

1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 186

An ardent Socialist and pacifist, Norman Thomas ran six times as a democratic socialist candidate for president of the United States. Born in 1884 in Marion, Ohio, the son of a Presbyterian minister, Thomas became a leading voice of the non-Communist left, taking up the causes of civil rights, peace, and social justice.

Thomas’s memoir traces the major events of his life from his boyhood and education at Bucknell and Princeton, to his experiences during both world wars, and from his acceptance of Socialism to his reflections on religion.


  • Pacifists--United States
  • Socialists--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968

Types of material

  • Autobiographies

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.


  • 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

James Aronson Collection of W.E.B. Du Bois, 1946-1983

2 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 292

Materials written by or pertaining to W.E.B. Du Bois, collected by James Aronson, who was executive editor of the “National Guardian” from 1948 to 1967. Includes correspondence, speeches by Du Bois in published form, articles by Du Bois, biographical sketches and tribute articles about Du Bois, photographs, and newspaper clippings.


  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • African Americans--History--1877-1964
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Death and burial
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on Pan-Africanism
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on democracy
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on pacifism
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on socialism
  • National Guardian
  • Socialism--Africa


  • Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Speeches

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La Resistance (1967)
Labor Affairs, Institute For
see Institute for Labor Affairs RG-3/9
Labor Center Review (Labor Relations and Research Center) (1978-1990)
Labor Council, UMass
see UMass Labor Council (1995- ) RG-40/5/U5
Labor/Management Workplace Education Program
see Physical Plant RG-36/1
Labor Relations (President’s Office)
Labor Relations and Research Center
Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant Vice President for
see Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant RG-3/17/1
Labor Relations, Coordinator of
Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluation Research
see Psychometric and Evaluation Research, Laboratory of RG-13/3/23/3.1
Laboratory Safety News (Environmental Health & Safety) (1980-1995)
see Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) RG-45/40/L2
Lacrosse, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Lacrosse (1966- ) RG-18/2
Lacrosse, Women’s
see Sports-Women’s Lacrosse (1993- ) RG-18/2
Lambda Chi Alpha (1980-1991)
Lambda Delta Phi
Land-Grant Colleges, State Universities
Land-Grant University Women, New England Council of
see New England Council of Land-Grant University Women RG-60/1/1
Land Use Maps
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (Experiment Stations) RG-15/2.23
Land Use Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Land Use Notes (1979-1980) RG-15/8
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
see Landscape Architecture Department RG-25/L2
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Newsletter
see Focus (1993- ) RG-25/L2/00
Landscape Architecture Department
Language Laboratory
Language Resource Center(s), Foreign
see Foreign Language Resource Center(s) RG-25/F5.5
Lantern Slides, Glass
see Slides, Glass Lantern RG-188
LARP News, The (Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (1997- )
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
see Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies RG.25/14.5
Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) (1995- ) RG-45/40/L2

Latin American Library Materials
see Seminar of the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALAM) (1973-1976) RG-8/9
Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts (1983-1985)
Latin American Studies [Program and Committee]
Latin American Studies–Occasional Paper Series (1976-1987)
Law Association, Pre-
see Pre-Law Association RG-45/40/P7.4
Law School (Official University Committee) (1966-1975)
Law School, ad hoc Committee to Study Need for (Faculty Senate, 1965-1967, 1972)
Layouts (Cartographic Materials)
see People’s Gay Alliance (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance) RG-45/40/G3
see Learning Disabilities Coordinator’s Office (LDCO) (1986- ) RG-6/20
Leadership and Administration, Center for (School of Education)
see also Administration and Leadership (School of Education) RG-13/3/23/7
Lear (Honor Society)
Learning Center, Mastery
see Mastery Learning Center RG-30/2/5
Learning Disabilities Coordinators Office (LDCO) (1986- )
see also Counseling and Academic Development RG-11/8
Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- )
Learning Support Services (LSS)
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) RG-6/12
Leave, Sabbatical
see Sabbatical Leave RG- 40/1/6
Lecture Note Program (Student Senate) (1973-1974)
Lecture Series, Chancellor’s
see Chancellor’s Lecture Series RG-4/12
Lecture Series Distinguished Faculty
see Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Lecture Series, Sidney Topol Distinguished (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG-186/10
Lecture Series, Troy
see Troy Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/9
Lecturers From Outside the University (1911- )
Lectures (Faculty and Staff)
see also Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Lectures (Photographs)
see also Lectures (Poster Collection) RG-180/1
Lectures (Poster Collection)
see also Lectures (Photographs) RG-145/2
Lectures, Committee on University
Left Field (Student Publication) (1990)
Legacy (English Department) (1984-1990)
Legal Assistant Training Program
Legal Services Office (LSO)
see Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
Legal Studies (1981- )
see also Legal Assistant Training Program RG-7/7
Legal Studies (Special Programs) (1965-1981)
see also Legal Studies (1981- ) RG-25/L7
Legal Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal (1985-1988)
see also ALSA Forum, The (1981-1984) RG-25/L7/00
Legal Studies–Mediation Project
Legislation (1858- )
Legislative Service Project
Leisure Studies and Service Department
Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Program for Gay
see Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns (1986- ) RG-30/2/6
Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for, Gay
see Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for RG-40/2/G3
Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on , Gay
see Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on (1993) RG-40/2/G2
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance
see Peoples’ Gay Alliance RG-45/40/G3
Lesbian Union (1995)
Liability (Official University Committee) (1958)
Liaison (Alumni Periodical) (1944-1945)
Liaison Services, Assistant to the President for
Liberator, The (Student Publication) (1989- )
see Library Director/Librarian RG-8/1
Librarian/Faculty, ad hoc, Action Committee
see Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980) RG-40/3/A1.5
Librarians Bargaining Unit
see Committees and other Groups (Library) RG-8/6
Libraries, Departmental (1880, 1958-1978)
Note: No longer in existence.
Library (1876- ) RG-8
see also Music Library (1975- ) RG-8/3/8
Biological Sciences Library (1962- ) RG-8/3/9
Physical Sciences Library (1961- ) RG-8/3/10
Library–Annual Reports (1888, 1910- )
Library Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990’s)
Library Automation Newsletter
see LS 2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter (1988-1991) (Library Publications) RG-8/00/L4
Library Buildings
Library Buildings-Chapel (Old Chapel) (1869-1935)
Library Buildings-Goodell (Goodell Library) (1899-1990)
see also Library-Goodell (Plan Microfilm) RG-190/16
Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- )
Library Buildings-W.E.B. Du Bois Library
see Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Library Business Office (1921- )
Library Collections
see Collection Development (Library) RG-8/2
Library Committee (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
Library Committee (Official University Committee) (1911, 1952-1957)
Library Committees and Other Groups (1883, 1954- )
Library Consortium
see Boston Library consortium (1975- ) RG-8/10
Library Director, Assistant to (1962- )
Library Director/Librarian (1886- )
Library Exhibits
see Exhibits (Library) RG-8/3/13
Library, Goodell (Building Microfilm)
Library Information Bulletin (1969- )
Library Information Processing
Library Leaflet
Extension Service, Cooperative–Library Leaflet (1913-1924) RG-15/8
Library Leaflet-Revised Series
Extension Service, Cooperative–Library Leaflet–Revised Series (1927-1930) RG-15/8
Library Management Assistant
Library, Massachusetts Film Co-op
Library Monthly Reports (1966-1987)
Library Newsletter (UMass Libraries) (1970-1980)
Library Publications
Library Slide Shows (including audio tapes)
Library Staff Bulletin
see "Library Information Bulletin" (UMass Libraries) (1967- ) RG-8/00/L5
Library Statistical Reports and Summaries (1973-1984)
Library Systems Office (1964- )
Library Task Force Report (1980-1981)
Life/Career Development Team
Lighting (Physical Plant)
Lincoln W. Barnes Photo Collection (M.A.C. Campus Photographs)
Linguistics Department
Literacy Institute, Media
see Media Literacy Institute RG-25/C7.7
Literary Magazine (Student Publication) (1959-1962)
see also Collegian Quarterly (1938-1962) RG-45/00/C6.2
Literary Monthly, The MAC (Student Publication) (1910)
Literary Society (UMass Amherst) (1953-1959)
see also Washington Irving Literary Society (1867-1892) RG-45/40/W3
Edward Everett Literary Society (1870-1876) RG-45/40/E3
Literary Society, Edward Everett
see Edward Everett Literary Society (1870-1876) RG-45/40/E3
Literary Society, Washington Irving
see Washington Irving Literary Society RG-45/40/W3
Literature, Comparative
see Comparative Literature RG-25/C8
Literature, Joint Committee on (Official University Committee) (1974)
Lithographs (Iconographic Materials)
see Physical Plant–Labor/Management Workplace Education Program (1987- ) RG-36/1
Local 1776, AFS CME; Council 41 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
Long Range Academic Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1961-1962)
Long Range Planning, ad hoc Committee (1966-1971)
see also Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1972-1980) RG-40/2/A3
Loose Change (Computer and Information Science) (1993-1999)
see also Significant Bits (1999) RG-25/C9/00
Lowell, University of
see University of Lowell RG-55/4
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- ) RG-6/12
LRRC Labor Update (1991)
LRRC Review (1978-1991)
LS 2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter (1988-1991) (Library Publication)
see Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
LSS (Learning Support Services) (1997- )
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- ) RG-6/12
Lubovitch Movement (Religious Group) (1975)

Siegfried Ebert Papers, 1933-1986

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 576
Ebert in his studio, ca.1965
Ebert in his studio, ca.1965

The graphic artist Siegfried Ebert had an important influence on the visual language of East German television and animated motion pictures. Born in Eibau on July 20, 1926, Ebert was drafted into the Luftwaffe in 1943, but shortly after going on active duty, he was severely wounded and taken prisoner by the English. After his release, Ebert shifted course in life, studying commercial art at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zittau and film at the Hochschule für bildende und angewandte Kunst in Wiessensee. He became one of the earliest artists to specialize in the new medium of television, working for Deutscher Fernsehfunk, doing graphic design and animation. A member of the Verband Bildender Künstler Deutschlands, he later worked on animated films for the DEFA studios. Suffering from ill health for the last several years of his life, Ebert suffered a heart attack in November 1985, and died at home shortly after his sixtieth birthday in 1986.

The Ebert Collection includes a small assortment of correspondence, awards, and biographical materials, along with examples of his graphic work for television and film. Among other unusual items in the collection are attractive handbills (small posters) for Progress and DEFA films, some original sketches, photographs and mockups of his artwork for television, and an assortment of personal and professional ephemera.


  • Germany, East--Social life and customs
  • Graphic artists--Germany, East
  • Motion pictures--Germany, East
  • Prisoners of War--Germany
  • Television--Germany, East
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Ebert, Siegfried
  • Thorndike, Andrew

Types of material

  • Animation drawings
  • Ephemera
  • Handbills
  • Photographs
  • Posters

John J. Fitzgerald Collection, 1964-1975

1 box (1.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 938
John J. Fitzgerald, 1968
John J. Fitzgerald, 1968

A graduate of Holyoke High and UMass Amherst (BA 1963), John J. Fitzgerald entered the Army after graduation and served in Vietnam as a Captain in the 25th Infantry Division. He earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service, having been wounded at Cu Chi in June 1966, before leaving active duty in 1968. Returning home to Holyoke, Fitzgerald entered the master’s degree in political science at UMass (MA 1978) and renewed his longstanding interest in politics. Taking an interest in the progressive, antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy, he became head of the McCarthy campaign in Holyoke and won election as a delegate to the Democratic national convention. Fitzgerald remained involved in local Democratic politics, and in addition to teaching history in local schools for many years, he wrote and lectured on topics ranging from nuclear power to his experiences in Vietnam.

The Fitzgerald collection contains four scrapbooks relating to his involvement in politics in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Two of the scrapbooks document national and local reaction to the McCarthy campaign and include some articles on Fitzgerald and some ephemera. The other scrapbooks document the McGovern campaign in 1972 and politics in Holyoke in mid-1970s. The collection also includes a copy of Fitzgerald’s commission as a Reserve Commissioned Officer in the Army (1964) and two posters: Jack Coughlin’s, Weapons often turn upon the wielder. . . (1968) and Viet-nam veterans speak out. . . Viet-nam Veterans for McCarthy (1968), an antiwar petition signed by Fitzgerald. Books that arrived with the collection have been transferred and catalogued into SCUA’s general collection.


  • Holyoke (Mass.)--History--20th century
  • McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1968
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1965

Types of material

  • Posters
  • Scrapbooks

Kress Political Economy Collection, 1673-1925 (Bulk: 1750-1850)

2,934 items (46.5 linear feet)
Call no.: D8 .A2

The heart of the Kress Collection lies in the lively pamphlet literature regarding Anglo-American political economics in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although somewhat miscellaneous, the collection contains thousands of titles touching on many of the major issues in trade, finance, political reform, and public policy in Britain and to a lesser degree America. Topics range from tariffs and free trade to public debt and taxation, imports and exports, banking, unionism, and socialism. Nearly three quarters of the collection dates from before 1848.


  • Economics--History--18th century
  • Economics--History--19th century
  • Great Britain--Politics and Government--18th century
  • Great Britain--Politics and Government--19th century

Rocco and Barbara Verrilli Collection of Charles Lamb, 1741-1932 (Bulk: 1798-1834)

1 box, 79 volumes (13 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 939
Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb

A poet, critic, and essayist, and close friend of Coleridge and Wordsworth, Charles Lamb was a popular figure in literary circles in late Georgian Britain. Born in London in 1775, Lamb began working in the accounting office of the British East India Company at the age of seventeen. Despite struggling with mental illness in his family, he built a reputation as a writer. With an elegant, eccentric, and somewhat antiquated style, he became known first for his poetry, but soon gained notice for prose and criticism. Written with his sister Mary, Tales from Shakespeare (1808) achieved notable success, however Lamb’s fame rests primarily on the essays he wrote during the 1820s under the pseudonym Elia. Lamb died from erysipelas on Dec. 29, 1833.

From the 1960s through 2010s, Rocco and Barbara Verrilli built this extensive collection of first and early editions of Charles Lamb’s writing. Among the volumes they acquired are Lamb’s personal copy of his first publication, Poems on Various Subjects; a rare copy of his first book for children King and Queen of Hearts (1806); and a presentation copy of his best known work, Elia (1823). The twenty-five manuscript items in the collection are particularly noteworthy. Displaying a characteristic combination of charm, wit, and insight, these include a long letter to Robert Southey discussing poetry; humorous letters to his admirer John B. Dibdin; an acrostic by Lamb on the name of Sarah Thomas; and two particularly fine letters to the poet Edward Dyer, including an eye-witness account of the agricultural rebellion known as the Swing Riots.


  • Authors, English--19th century
  • Poets--Great Britain


  • Verrilli, Barbara
  • Verrilli, Rocco
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