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Campano, Anthony

Anthony Campano Papers, 1956-2007.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 617

Anthony “Tony” Campano and Shizuko Shirai met by chance in January 1955 as Tony was passing through Yokohama en route to his new post in Akiya. Recently transferred to Japan, Tony enlisted in the U.S. Army a little over a year earlier, serving first in Korea. As their relationship blossomed, Tony and Shizuko set up housekeeping until his enlistment ended and he returned home to Boston. Determined to get back to Japan quickly and marry Shizuko, the two continued their courtship by mail, sending letters through Conrad Totman and Albert Braggs, both stationed in Japan. By the summer of 1956, Tony re-enlisted in the Army, this time stationed in the Medical Battalion of the 24th Division located in Seoul, Korea. There he remained until August 1957 when he was finally able to secure official authorization to marry Shizuko. Cutting their honeymoon short to deal with her medical emergency, Tony returned to his post in Korea. The couple reunited in November of that year after Tony secured a new assignment in Yokohama.

The letters of Tony Campano to Shizuko Shirai during the year or more they were separated document their unlikely romance. Soon after Tony returned home when his first enlistment ended, friends and family tried to discourage him from pursuing a relationship with Shizuko. Despite their age difference–Shizuko was eleven years older– and the language barrier, the two ultimately married. In addition to the couple’s long-distance courtship letters, the collection also contains about 100 letters exchanged between Campano and Conrad Totman, dating from their early days in the U.S. Army to the present; taken together they document a friendship of more than fifty years.

Subjects

  • Japan--Social life and customs--1945-
  • United States. Army--Non-commissioned officers--Correspondence

Contributors

  • Campano, Anthony
  • Campano, Shizuko Shirai
  • Totman, Conrad D

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

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Valley Grower
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Valley Grower (1956) RG-15/8
Valley Health Plan (HMO)
RG-30/15/13
Valley Review (1967-1968) (Student Publication)
RG-45/00/V3
Valley Women’s Studies Journal
see Five-College Women’s Conference, Valley Women’s Studies Journal RG-60/9
Valley Women’s Voice (1979-1993, 1995)
RG-7/2/00
Valuation of Courses (Official University Committee) (1911-1967)
RG-40/2/V3
Varsity Club (1921-1937)
RG-45/40/V3
Vegetable News and Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative-Vegetable News and Notes (1964-1969) RG-15/8
Ventilation Working Group, Campus Building
see Campus Building Ventilation Working Group RG-30/15/4/1
Veterans Affairs, Office of (Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services)
RG-30/28
Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services
see Veterans Affairs, Office of (Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services) RG-30/28
Veterans Coalition (1967-1978)
RG-45/40/V4
Veterans Service Organization (VSO) (1983-1998)
RG-45/40/V4.5
Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department
RG-25/V2
Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department–Dairy Farm
RG-25/V2
Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department–Equine Center Council
RG-25/V2/3
Veterinary and Animal Science Department–Massachusetts Dairy Digest
see Massachusetts Dairy Digest (1936-1985) RG-15/8
VHP
see Valley Health Plan (HMO) RG-30/15/13
VIBES
see Volunteer Initiative Blending Education and Service (VIBES) (1989- ) RG-45/40/V6
Vice Chancellor/Dean for Enrollment Services, Assistant (1994- )
RG-30/1/5
Vice Chancellor, Executive
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/3
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate (1988)
RG-6/3
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
RG-35/1/1
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
RG-35/1
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
RG-39/1
Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Associate
RG-39/1/2
Vice Chancellor for Campus Activities, Assistant (1994- )
RG-30/1/4
Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information Systems, Associate (1975- )
RG-6/5
see also Telecommunications (Administrative Services) RG-35/17
Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
RG-9/1
see also Dean (Graduate School) RG-10/1
Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Education and Economic Development
see Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies RG-9/1
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
RG-30/1
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Associate
RG-30/1/1
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Notes from the
see Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (1973-1978) RG-30/00/1
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
see Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement/University Relations, Associate (1993- )
RG-39/1/2
Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- )
RG-16/1
Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development
RG-39/1
Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development, Administrative Staff
RG-39/1/1
Vice President for Academic Affairs
RG-3/6
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant
RG-3/6/1
Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant
RG-3/17/1
Vice President for Management and Business Affairs
RG-3/11
Vice President for Management
RG-3/17
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs (1989)
RG-3/16
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer (1991- )
RG-3/13
Vice President for Planning
RG-3/7
Vice President for University Policy
RG-3/2
Vice President for University Relations
RG-3/14
Vice President Fort Devens
RG-55/1/1
Video
see Union Video Center RG-45/30/U5
Video Instructional Program
see Extended Engineering Education, Office of RG-14/5
Video Project, Student
RG-45/40/V5
Videotape Instructional Program
see Extended Engineering Education, Office of RG-14/5
Videotapes
see Films and Videotapes RG-186
Vietnam Moratorium, Faculty for (Non Official Committee) (1969)
RG-40/3/V5
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Woman’s Caucus and
see Woman’s Caucus and Vietnam Veterans Against The War (1971-1972) RG-45/80/W5
Vietnamese Students Association (1994-1995)
RG-45/40/V5
VIP
see Extended Engineering Education, Office of–Video Instruction Program RG-14/5
Visitor’s Program, Distinguished
see Distinguished Visitors Program RG-45/50/D5
Visual Software, Audio
see Audio-Visual Software RG-185 thru 190
VIVA
see Volunteers Involved in Vital Action (VIVA) (1992- ) RG-45/40/V7
Voice, The (Graduate Student Publication) (1983-1993)
RG-45/20
Voice of New Women (Everywoman’s Center) (1973)
RG-7/2/00
Volleyball
see Sports, Women’s Volleyball (1967, 1986- ) RG-18/2
Volunteer Initiative Blending Education and Service (VIBES) (1989-1997)
RG-45/40/V6
Volunteers Involved in Vital Action (VIVA) (1992-1996)
RG-45/40/V7

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WAGES
see Women’s Admissions and General Support (WAGES) RG-45/40/W6
Wail, Summer School
see Summer School Wail RG-45/00/S10
Walden Learning Center
see Psychology Department RG-25/P8/3
Waltham Experiment Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Waltham Field Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Waltham Suburban Experiment Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Ward Commission
see Massachusetts Commission on Corruption (Ward Commission) RG-36/23
Wareham Agricultural Engineering Laboratory
see Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham RG-25/M6.1
Wareham Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory
see Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham RG-25/M6.1
Washington Irving Literary Society (1867-1892)
RG-45/40/W3
see also Literary Society (1953-1959) RG-40/3/L4
Waste Prevention, National Environmental Technology for
see National Environmental Technology for Waste Prevention Institute (NETI) RG-25/N3
Water Color Paintings (Memorabilia, general)
RG-183/5
Water Crisis, UMass Amherst (Physical Plant) (1980-1989)
RG-36/50/W3
see also Water Supply (Physical Plant) RG-36/50/W4
Water Polo
see Sports, Men’s Water Polo (1992) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Water Polo (1995- ) RG-18/2
Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
RG-25/W2
Water Resources Research Center–Annual Reports (1968, 1970- )
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Completion Reports (1969-1977)
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Newsletter (1983-1993)
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Publications
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Special Reports
RG-25/W2/00
Water Supply (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/W4
see also Water Crisis (1980-1989) RG-36/50/W3
Waugh Arboretum (Physical Plant) (1944)
RG-36/104/W3
Waugh Memorial Garden Committee (Faculty Senate, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
see Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of RG-25/A4
W. E. B. Du Bois Library
see Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
W.E.B. Du Bois Petition Coalition (1993-1995)
RG-45/80/W4
Weekly Biff, The (Student Publication) (1910)
RG-45/00/W4
Weekly Bulletin (1971-1985)
see Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin, and Executive Bulletin RG-5/00/3
Weekly News, The (Student Publication) (1989)
RG-45/00/W5
Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin, and Executive Bulletin (1912-1985)
RG-5/00/3
see also University Bulletin (newsprint format) RG-5/00/6
Campus Chronicle (newspaper)(1985- ) RG-5/00/10
West Campus Design Proposal (1993) (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/W4
Western European Area Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/W3
Western Massachusetts Latin American Solidarity Committee
see Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts RG-45/80/L3
WFCR of Note (1991- )
RG-60/8
WFCR Program Guide (1966-1991)
RG-60/8
WFCR Radio Station
RG-60/8
WFCR Weekly Classified Music (1993- )
RG-60/8
Wheel (Student Social Action Group) (1986)
RG-45/80/W3
WIG
see Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5
Wilder Times (Landscape Architecture Department) (1972-1993)
RG-25/L2/00
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative
(College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/6
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative–Contributions (1970-1974)
RG-15/6
Wildlife Research Unit Quarterly Progress Report (Massachusetts Cooperative)
see Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Quarterly Progress Report (1948-1988) RG-15/6
Winter, Alumni Day
see Mid-Winter Alumni Day (1923-1926) RG-40/2/M5
Winter School
see Summer School, Short Courses RG-6/17
WISPP
see Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP) RG-40/5/P7
WMUA (FM Radio Station) (1948- )
RG-45/30/W6
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station) (1987- )
RG-45/30/W7
Women, Advisory Council of
see Advisory Council of Women (1921-1964) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
see also Advisory Council of Women (Film, ca. 1927) RG-186/100/1
Women and Minority Groups, Associate Provost for
see Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate (1968-1981) RG-6/13
see also Affirmative Action Office (1982- ) RG-4/7
Everywoman’s Center RG-7/2
Women, Dean of
see Dean of Women RG-30/3
see also Dean of Women, Helen Curtis (1902-1993) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5

Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP)
RG-40/5/W5
Women, National Organization for
see National Organization for Women (NOW) (1989- ) RG-45/80/N7
Women, New England Council of Land-Grant University
see New England Council of Land-Grant University Women RG-60/1/1
Women of Color Program (1993-1998) /Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- )
(Everywoman’s Center ) RG-7/2/2/9
see also Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) RG-7/2/2/5
Women, Status of, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970- )
RG-40/2/A3
Women, University
see University Women RG-40/7
Women’s Admissions and General Support (WAGES) (1985-1989)
RG-45/40/W6
Women’s Caucus and Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971-1972)
RG-45/80/W5
Women’s Clubs
see Engineering Faculty Women’s Club (Engineering Wives) RG-40/7/3
New Comer’s Club RG-40/7/2
University Women RG-40/7
Women’s Conference, Five-College
see Five-College Women’s Conference, Valley Women’s Studies Journal RG-60/9
Women’s Educational Equity Project (WEEP)
see Women’s Equity Project RG-7/2/2/1
Women’s Equity Project (1972-1984)
RG-7/2/2/1
Note: Formerly Women’s Educational Equity Project (WEEP)
Women’s Health, Center for Research and Education in
see Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) RG-17/1/2
Women’s Leadership Project (1984-1989)
RG-45/80/W6
Women’s Network, Graduate
see Graduate Women’s Network (1994- ) RG-45/40/G7
Women’s News in the Collegian (Official University Committee) (1978)
RG-40/2/W6
Women’s Physical Education (WOPE)
see Physical Education, Women’s RG-25/P3.2
Women’s Program Development
RG-7/8
Women’s Programmer, Third World
see Third World Women’s Programmer RG-7/2/2/5
Women’s Rights, Progressive Organization of
see Progressive Organization of Women’s Rights (POWER) (1989- ) RG-45/80/P7
Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA)
RG-45/4
see also Women’s Student Government Association Handbooks for Women (1925-1941) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Women’s Studies Newsletter (1976- ) RG-25/W5/00

Women’s Studies Program
RG-25/W5
Wood Science and Technology
RG-25/W7
WOPE Department
see Physical Education, Women’s Department (WOPE) RG-25/P3.2
Worcester Medical School
see Medical School, Worcester RG-55/2
Wrestling
see Sports, Men’s Wrestling (1965, 1970-1971) RG-18/2
Writing Program
RG-25/E3/1
see also University Writing Program RG-7/11
Writing Program, ad hoc Committee for (Faculty Senate, 1982- )
RG-40/2/A3
WRRC
see Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) (1970- ) RG-25/W2
WSGA
see Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA) RG-45/4
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station) (1998)
RG-45/30/W8
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station) (1986)
RG-45/30/W9

Hasen, Irwin, 1918-

Irwin Hasen: A Legacy Portfolio, 2005.

10 items (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 744

A noted comic illustrator, Irwin Hasen enjoyed a career spanning over five decades, including work as staff artist for a number of classic comic book titles. He is perhaps best remembered as the artist behind Dondi, a strip about a war orphan co-authored with Don Edson, that ran nationally from 1955 to 1986.

Hasen’s Legacy Portfolio includes ten hand-pulled serigraphs signed and numbered by the artist, reflecting artwork from throughout his career. The SCUA portfolio is number 16 of 35 sets in the limited edition, with each print hand separated and printed in collaboration with the master printer Gary Lichtenstein.

Subjects

  • Cartoons and comics

Contributors

  • Hasen, Irwin, 1918-
  • Lichtenstein, Gary

Types of material

  • Cartoons (Humorous images)
  • Comic strips
  • Prints (Visual works)
  • Screen prints

Indusco Bailie Schools

Indusco Bailie School Collection, 1940-1952.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 564
Bailie Technical School boys with masks
Bailie Technical School boys with masks

Following the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, the New Zealand expatriate Rewi Alley threw his considerable talents behind the war effort. Building upon knowledge acquired over a decade of living in China, Alley helped organize the Chinese Industrial Cooperative Movement (CIC). The CIC coordinated the creation of industrial cooperatives throughout unoccupied China to keep industrial production flowing, and it sponsored a series of industrial schools named after Alley’s friend Joseph Bailie to provide training and support.

The Indusco Bailie School Collection includes documents and photographs relating to the establishment and operation of the Bailie Schools in China during and immediately after the Second World War. Probably associated with the Indusco offices in New York City, these documents include a model constitution for industrial cooperatives, typewritten reports on Bailie Schools, and published articles describing the schools’ efforts. The reports extend through 1949, and include three mimeographed newsletters from the Shantan Bailie School for the months immediately following the school’s liberation by Communist forces. Also included are printed works by Alley and eighteen photographs taken between 1942 and 1944 of students and scenes at Bailie Schools.

Subjects

  • China--History--1937-1949
  • Chinese industrial cooperatives
  • Cooperative societies--China
  • Shantan Bailie School (Kansu, China)
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Indusco
  • Rewi, Alley, 1897-1987

Types of material

  • Photographs

Laymen’s Academy for Oecumenical Studies (LAOS)

Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies Records, 1956-1976.

22 boxes (11.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 020

An oecumenical ministry based in Amherst, Massachusetts, that sought to inspire local citizens to act upon their religious faith in their daily lives and occupations, and to reinvigorate religious dialogue between denominations.

Includes by-laws, minutes, membership records, news clippings, press releases, treasurer’s reports, letters to and from David S. King, correspondence between religious leaders and local administrators, and printed materials documenting programs and organizations in which the Laymen’s Academy for Oecumenical Studies (L.A.O.S.) participated or initiated, especially Faith and Life Meetings. Also contains questionnaires, announcements, bulletins, and photographs.

Subjects

  • Christian union--Massachusetts--History
  • Interdenominational cooperation--Massachusetts--History

Contributors

  • King, David S., 1927-
  • Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Photographs

Lillydahl, Sandy

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection, 1970-2005 (Bulk: 1970).

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 056

A 1969 graduate of Smith College and member of Students for a Democratic Society, Sandy Lillydahl took part in the second contingent of the Venceremos Brigade. Between February and April 1970, Lillydahl and traveled to Cuba as an expression of solidarity with the Cuban people and to assist in the sugarcane harvest.

The 35 color snapshots that comprise the Lillydahl collection document the New England contingent of the second Venceremos Brigade as they worked the sugarcane fields in Aguacate, Cuba, and toured the country. Each image is accompanied by a caption supplied by Lillydahl in 2005, describing the scene and reflecting on her experiences; and the collection also includes copies of the file kept by the FBI on Lillydahl, obtained by her through the Freedom of Information Act in 1975.

Subjects

  • Cuba--Photographs
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)--Photographs
  • Sugarcane--Harvesting--Cuba--Photographs
  • Venceremos Brigade--Photographs

Types of material

  • Photographs

Mosakowski, Ken

Ken Mosakowski Papers, 1970s-2006.

80 boxes (120 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 560

As a student at the University of Massachusetts in the late 1960s, Ken Mosakowski first became a political activist when he protested the Vietnam War. Seeking an outlet to spread his message of peace and justice, he reached out to the student radio station WMUA, and started a weekly talk show Focus. For 38 years Mosakowski hosted the radio program every Sunday afternoon discussing topics of both local and national significance. Deeply involved in Amherst politics, he ran for the Amherst Select Board and lost; the loss, however, did not diminish his passion for serving the town and community he loved. Vocal on many issues, Mosakowski was known for being an activist in electoral politics and more recently an advocate for the homeless in Amherst, urging the creation of the Emergency Homelessness Task Force created in April 2006.

The Ken Mosakowski Papers document more than thirty years of his political activism. Saving everything from flyers and newspaper clippings to campaign buttons and posters, the collection documents a wide array of local and national issues. More importanly, it sheds light on issues of personal importance to Mosakowski, and as such chronicles his contributions as a lifelong activist.

Subjects

  • Activists--Massachusetts
  • Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Political activists--Massachusetts
  • Social action--Massachusetts--History

Contributors

  • Mosakowski, Ken

Radical Student Union (RSU)

Radical Student Union Records, 1905-2006 (Bulk: 1978-2005).

22 boxes (14.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 45/80 R1

Founded by Charles Bagli in 1976, the Revolutionary Student Brigade at UMass Amherst (later the Radical Student Union) has been a focal point for organization by politically radical students. RSU members have responded to issues of social justice, addressing both local, regional, and national concerns ranging from militarism to the environment, racism and sexism to globalization.

The RSU records document the history of a particularly long-lived organization of left-leaning student activists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Beginning in the mid-1970s, as students were searching for ways to build upon the legacy of the previous decade, the RSU has been a constant presence on campus, weathering the Reagan years, tough budgetary times, and dramatic changes in the political culture at the national and state levels. The RSU reached its peak during the 1980s with protests against American involvement in Central America, CIA recruitment on campus, American support for the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and government-funded weapons research, but in later years, the organization has continued to adapt, organizing against globalization, sweatshops, the Iraq War, and a host of other issues.

Subjects

  • Anti-apartheid movements--Massachusetts
  • Central America--Foreign relations--United States
  • College students--Political activity
  • Communism
  • El Salvador--History--1979-1992
  • Guatemala--History--1945-1982
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Nicaragua--History--1979-1990
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Political activists--Massachusetts--History
  • Racism
  • Socialism
  • Student movements
  • United States--Foreign relations--Central America
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contributors

  • Progressive Student Network
  • Radical Student Union
  • Revolutionary Student Brigade

Types of material

  • Banners

Regional history

Two girls in carriage, Quabbin region, ca.1910
Two girls in carriage, Quabbin region, ca.1910

As one of the main repositories documenting the history of western Massachusetts and New England, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives collects primary materials relating to the political, cultural, economic, and intellectual life of our region, and the lives and experiences of its residents.

Concentrated in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the collections in SCUA touch on many aspects of the history of the region with developing depth in immigration, labor, work, and industry, social change and movements for social change, and literature and the arts. Among the more valuable collections for the political history of the region is the papers of Silvio O. Conte, Republican congressman from the First District of Massachusetts from 1959-1991. A member of the House Appropriations Committee (and its ranking minority member from 1979-1991), Conte is particularly remembered for his work in Health and Human Services, education, and the environment. SCUA also holds collections for state representatives John Haigis and Maurice Donahue, as well as other figures involved in political life in the Commonwealth.

Although the Department holds materials relating to individual communities in western Massachusetts, the history of the Quabbin watershed is a particular focal point. SCUA collects books printed in the Quabbin region and more generally, in rural New England prior to 1900, as well as manuscript, printed, and photographic collections relating to Quabbin towns.

Significant collections

  • Business and industry
    • In addition to collections relating to organized labor and the labor movement, SCUA attempts to document the experience of work and the business community to provide a rounded understanding of work life in New England. For a more complete listing, see our guide for Labor, Work, and Industry.
  • Civic organizations and charities
    • Collections ranging from the records of charitable organizations that provide social services to groups that foster civic engagement and social justice, benevolent and ethnic self-help societies, to organizations that support social and professional communities.
  • Family history
    • SCUA has a strong interest in “family collections,” typically collections that include correspondence, photograph albums, family and farm accounts, and other materials that reveal the every day lives of New Englanders. Researchers on family life and genealogy should note that many collections indexed under other subjects contain personal and family information of some importance. Our printed materials collections include many local and county histories, genealogies, and other resources which may be useful for understanding family life.
  • Immigration, demography, and ethnicity
  • Medical history
    • Collections include daybooks and medical accounts of physicians, primarily from the nineteenth century, personal papers of physicians, and some materials on public health policy.
  • Military history
    • Although SCUA has scattered holdings relating to earlier wars, the department houses interesting materials relating to World War II and the War in Vietnam, with the latter concentrated on the antiwar movement.
  • Political life and culture
    • The distinctive political culture of Massachusetts and formal and informal political activity in the Commonwealth. Although the collections extend back into the nineteenth century, our focus is primarily on the post-World War II period.
  • Printing in rural Massachusetts
    • SCUA collects books, broadsides, and other materials printed in rural New England prior to 1900. The collections include a growing collection for the printers in the Quabbin region, Solomon and John Howes, but also includes works printed in small towns throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Hamden, and Franklin Counties.
  • Quabbin Regional collections
    • Collections relating to all aspects of life and the legacy of the four towns inundated by the Quabbin Reservoir: Dana, Greenwich, Enfield, and Prescott, as well as surrounding communities such as New Salem, Petersham, and Wendell. In our rare books holdings, we have a number of works printed in Enfield or Greenwich, mostly by Solomon and John Howe.
  • Religious life
    • Our efforts to document the spiritual lives and religious commitments of New Englanders has resulted in a number of manuscript and archival collections. Our social change holdings include a number of collections on spiritually-motivated social reform, and our rare book holdings include hundreds of published sermons and other printed materials relating to religious life in the region.
  • New England regional history
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