Results for: “United States. Census Office--Officials and employees --Massachusetts--History” (167 collections)SCUA

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United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union

United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union Local 4 Records, 1945-1995.

10 boxes (15 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 415

The United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (UHCMW) was formed in 1934 by the merger of the United Hatters of North America and the Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union, settling deep rifts between the competing unions. For five decades, the UHCMW organized the declining hat and millinery trade in the United States until it merged into the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) in 1983, which merged in 1995 into the International Ladies Garment Workers Union to form UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees).

The collection documents UHCMW Local 4, representing workers in Boston and Framingham, from 1945 through the time of its merger into the ACTWU. The series of ledgers and documents in the collection include documents concerning health and retirement benefits for union members, bargaining agreements, and financial records for the local, as well as a small assortment of correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of meetings.

Subjects

  • Hat trade--Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union

National Endowment for the Arts

National Arts Policy Archive and Library

National Endowment for the Arts Collection, 1965-2009.

5 boxes (7.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 686

Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

In contributing to the National Arts Policy Archive and Library (NAPAAL), the NEA allowed SCUA to digitize nearly forty years of publications on the arts and arts management. The collection reflects the impact of the arts (including music, literature, and the performing arts) on everyday lives of Americans and include materials intended to support individual and classroom education, information on arts management, reports on the status of the arts, histories of the organization, and much more. All items are cataloged in the UMass Amherst Libraries online catalog and are included in the Internet Archive, where they are available for full-text searching.

Subjects

  • Art and State
  • Arts--Management
  • Government aid to the arts

Uno, Roberta

Roberta Uno Collection of Asian American Women Playwrights' Scripts, 1924-2005.

25 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 345
Coconut masquerade postcard
Coconut masquerade postcard

Roberta Uno was the founder and long time artistic director of the New WORLD Theater at UMass Amherst, a theater in residence dedicated to the production of works by playwrights of color.

Established by Uno in 1993, the Asian American Women Playwrights Scripts Collection contains manuscripts of plays, but also production histories, reviews, and articles, along with biographies and audio and videotaped interviews with playwrights. Among the individuals represented are Brenda Wong Aoki, Jeannie Barroga, Marina Feleo Gonzales, Jessica Hagedorn, Velina Hasu Houston, Genny Lim, le thi diem thuy, Ling-Ai Li, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Nobuko Miyamoto, Bina Sharif, and Diana Son.

Subjects

  • Asian American women authors
  • New WORLD Theater
  • Playwrights

Contributors

  • Uno, Roberta, 1956-

Types of material

  • Scripts (Documents)

Musicians United for Safe Energy

MUSE Records, ca.1980-1989.

19 boxes (28.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 521

Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), an activist organization opposing the use of nuclear energy, was founded in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall. The MUSE Foundation was established with the proceeds of the concerts and for several years provided small grants to support antinuclear and environmental work.

The bulk of the MUSE collection consists of applications from grass-roots, progressive organizations in the United States relating to their work. As such, the collection presents a wonderful snapshot of early 1980s activisim. The collection is part of the Famous Long Ago Archive.

Subjects

  • Activists--United States
  • Antinuclear movement--United States

Contributors

  • Musicians United for Safe Energy

Service Employees International Union, Local 925 (Tufts University)

SEIU Local 925 (Tufts University) Records, 1978-1980.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 589
SEIU Local 925
SEIU Local 925

In October 1978 a group of clerical workers at Tufts united in an effort to organize their coworkers with Local 925, S.E.I.U. Isolated and scattered across campus, the clerical employees at the university greeted this call to unionize with support, hoping it would mean an improvement in salaries and in grievance procedures. By the summer of the following year, 60% of eligible employees signed authorization cards, more than required to vote on the issue, and an election early that fall was expected. Tufts administration, however, delayed the election by disputing the composition of the bargaining unit. Formal hearings took place from September through the end of the year, but instead of resolving the case, the Boston Labor Board referred it to Washington on January 25, 1980. Nine months later the election was finally held, but the results were not what were anticipated more than a year earlier. Rather than an easy victory to unionize, the majority of clerical staff at Tufts voted not to make Local 925 their exclusive bargaining representative. The administration’s anti-union campaign waged throughout 1979 and 1980 had a tremendous impact on the employees at the university, and a number of concessions made on wages, health insurance, and vacations further eroded support for organizing with Local 925.

The collection documents the efforts of Tufts clerical workers to unionize during 1978-1980. The group’s biweekly newsletter, Inside Tufts, written by the university’s employees and published by Local 925, offers an important behind-the-scenes look on two fronts: the issues and grievances of the clerical staff at Tufts and the reasons behind their decision to unionize. Materials relating to the efforts of other Boston-area institutions, in particular colleges and universities, are also included.

Subjects

  • Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • Labor unions--Organizing

Contributors

  • Service Employees International Union. Local 925

United Congregational Church of Holyoke (Holyoke, Mass.)

United Congregational Church of Holyoke (Holyoke, Mass.) Records, ca.1830-1990.

9 boxes (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 787
First Congregational Church, ca.1910
First Congregational Church, ca.1910

The present day United Congregational Church of Holyoke is the product of complex history of growth and consolidation of five separate churches responding to the changing demographics and spiritual needs of the city. Established in 1799, the First Congregational Church in Holyoke was initially a small congregation perched above the floodplain south of the center of town, sharing preachers with the equally sparse population of Baptists until the establishment of the First Baptist Church in 1826. The First Congregational Church was finally erected in 1838, and ten years later, the Second Church was established in to serve the needs of the growing Protestant population in the city center, building their own church in 1853 as the mill economy was booming. Reaching out to the millworkers, members of the Second Church opened the Grace Mission in 1870, which spun off into its own church in 1896. Skinner Chapel was founded in 1909 as an addition to the Second Congregational Church, dedicated to the prominent Skinner family. Finally, the German Reformed Church was organized in 1892, though meetings were held years earlier. In the latter part of the twentieth century, however, declining memberships in each of these churches led to a series of mergers, beginning in 1961 when the German Reformed Church united with the First Congregational to become the First United Congregational Church. Grace Church and the First UCC merged in 1973 to become Grace United, and in 1996, Grace joined with the Second Congregational Church to become the present UCC of Holyoke.

The records of the UCC of Holyoke document over 200 years of the ecclesiatical history of an industrial city. In addition to records of membership, baptisms, marriages, and church governance, the collection includes valuable records of the women’s missionary society, the German Maenner Bund, and a long run of church newsletters that offer insight into the weekly course of events in the religious community. Materials relating to Skinner Chapel are part of the collections of Wistariahurst Museum.

Subjects

  • Congregational churches--Massachusetts--Holyoke
  • Holyoke (Mass.)--Religious life and customs
  • Missionaries--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • First Congregational Church (Holyoke, Mass.)
  • German Reformed Church (Holyoke, Mass.)
  • Grace Church (Holyoke, Mass.)
  • Second Congregational Church (Holyoke, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Newsletters
  • Photographs

New Approaches to History

New Approaches to History Collection, 1967-1985.

23 boxes (10.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 182

The collection documents the creation and content of a course entitled New Approaches to History, which relied almost exclusively on the use of primary sources in teaching undergraduates history at UMass.

The collection includes the course proposal, correspondence, syllabi, course assignments, and resources for three units: Salem witchcraft, Shay’s Rebellion, and Lizzie Borden.

Subjects

  • History--Study and teaching
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of History

Allaway, Roger

Roger Allaway Collection, 1941-2010.

9 boxes (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 754
Roger Allaway
Roger Allaway

The journalist and writer, Roger Allaway is one of the preeminent historians of soccer in North America. Born in New York City in 1945, Allaway graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and worked in newspapers for over 30 years, including stints in Detroit, Toledo, and Philadelphia. From 2007, he was an historian at the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Allaway is author or co-author of numerous articles and books, including The Encyclopedia of American Soccer History (2001); The United States Tackles the World Cup (2002, updated 2011); Rangers, Rovers and Spindles (2005), and Corner Offices and Corner Kicks (2009).

The Allaway collection includes a variety of materials collected and used by Allaway in the course of his research. In addition to some research notes and a suite of books on the history of the game, the collection includes nearly 100 VHS tapes of international matches played by the men’s and women’s national teams, a selection of media guides from professional and national teams (1990s-2010), and photocopies of the exceptionally scarce Bill Graham Guides (1948-1972) and American Soccer League News (1941-1960).

Subjects

  • Soccer--History

Contributors

  • American Soccer League
  • Major League Soccer (Organization)

Types of material

  • Videotapes

Clarke School for the Deaf

Clarke School for the Deaf Records, ca.1867-2010.

130 boxes (195 linear feet linear feet).
Call no.: MS 742

With a $50,000 grant from the philanthropist John Clarke, Gardiner Green Hubbard founded the Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes in 1867, a school predicated on the importance of acquiring oral skills for children with hearing loss. Opened in Northampton, Mass., under the direction of Harriet B. Rogers, Clarke differed philosophically from schools such as the American School for the Deaf, where sign language was used for instruction, by stressing speech-reading and speech as the primary methods of communication. With notable supporters such as Alexander Graham Bell, Clarence W. Barron, and Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace (a former teacher), the school became a pioneer in training teachers in auditory and oral methods and in recognizing the importance of early intervention and mainstreaming children into neighborhood schools. Working in partnership with Smith College, Clarke began offering a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf in 1962. Known as the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech since 2010, the school has opened additional campuses in Boston (1995), Jacksonville (1996), New York (1999), and Philadelphia (2001).

The records of the Clarke School offer rich documentation of the history of oral deaf education in the United States and insight into the experience of deafness in America. The collection includes extensive correspondence of school administrators and teachers, organizational materials, records of the school’s programs, and an essentially complete run of the school’s annual reports and other publications. An extensive set of genealogical and genetic records generated by the research staff at the school is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.

Subjects

  • Deaf--Education
  • Deafness--Genetic aspects
  • Teachers of the deaf

Contributors

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
  • Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
  • Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957

Types of material

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Photographs

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[ A ][ B ][ C ][ D ][ E ][ F ][ G ][ H ][ I, J ][ K ][ L ][ M ][ N ]
[ O ][ P, Q ][ R ][ S ][ T ][ U ][ V ][ W ][ XYZ ]

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OAPA
see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni)
RG-50/00/2
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)
RG-13/3/17/2
Ocean Engineering Program
RG-25/O2
OCHO
see Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) RG-45/18
OCIS
see Office of Computing & Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
RG-45/18
Office for Cooperative Education
see Cooperative Education, Office for RG-11/31/1
Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)
RG-4/3/6
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)
RG-4/3/2
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- )
RG-6/5/1
Office of Economic Development (OED)
RG-4/15
see also Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
Office of Grant and Contract Administration
RG-4/4
Office of Human Relations
see Human Relations, Office of RG-4/6
Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- )
RG-4/10
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)
RG-4/3/5
see also Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4.
Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)
RG-4/3/4
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)
RG-4/3/1
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)
RG-4/3/3
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)
RG-5/3
see also Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
Office of Residential Resource Management (1976- )
RG-30/21/1
see also Residential Academic Programs RG-35/14
Housing Administration RG-32/12
Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM)
RG-36/10
see also Residential Recycling Program RG- 45/40/R6
Office of Space Management (OSM)
RG-4/14
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
RG-10/5
Official University Committees (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/2
Official University Faculty/Staff Committees, Other
RG-40/2/A6-Z9
Officials of the University (Photographs)
RG-110
OIP
see Office of Institutional Research (OIP) RG-4/3/5
OIRP
see
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)
RG-36/50/O6
Omega Psi Phi (1985- )
RG-45/90/O6
Ombuds Office (1969- )
RG-4/8
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)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Ombuds Office (1969- ) RG-4/8
Ombudsman Selection (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
RG-40/2/O4
see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968-1974) RG-40/2/A3
Omicron Delta Epsilon
RG-45/60/O4
Omicron Nu (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/O4.5
On Campus Alumni Group (1986-1989)
RG-40/3/O5
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
OPB
see Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
Operations Council
RG-30/1/2
Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes)
RG-186/3
Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild
RG-25/M9.4
see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
Music (Photographs) RG-140/2
Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/3
Oral History (1974-1982)
RG-1/207
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)
RG-36/102/O7
Orchestra (Music and Dance Department)
RG-25/M9.3
Organization Charts (Issued by President’s Office)
RG-3/00/1
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- )
RG-40/2/O7
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
OSM
see Office of Space Management RG-4/14
OSWM
see Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM) RG-36/10
Other Voice, The (1980-1984)
RG-30/26/O8
Out Front (Student Publication) (1975-1977)
RG-45/00/O9
Outing Club (1940- )
RG-45/40/O9.5
Outlook
RG-15/12
Outreach (1986-1988)
RG-3/8
Outreach Mobile Unit
RG-30/13
Outreach Programs, Center for (1972-1981)
RG-6/4/8
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
RG-175
Oxford, UMass Summer School at
see English Department–Oxford, UMass Summer School at RG-25/E3/3
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