The collection includes an assortment of materials relating to the history of Lake Pleasant, including over forty 8×10 glass plate negatives taken by local photographer George L. Scott (ca.1900-1907), other assorted photographs (ca.1885-1905), deeds to village properties, publications, and materials relating to the Lake Pleasant Water Commission. The collection also includes a handful of other images taken by Scott from elsewhere in Franklin County.]]>
Aviation historian Tom Nallen conducted a series of interviews with former employees of the Granville Airplane Co. beginning in the late 1970s, recording memories of the company and its workers, the Bee Gee planes, and their performance during the golden age of air racing.]]>
The Everett Hoagland Papers include manuscript materials and over twenty books documenting Hoagland’s decades-long career as a poet and writer on racial politics and African American experiences. They consist of photographs; performance and presentation programs, reviews, and recordings; interviews and articles; and unpublished and published writings including copies of Hoagland’s column in the New Bedford The Standard Times, a draft of his Master’s thesis, short fiction stories, a scrapbook of unpublished poetry, and poetry in magazines, periodicals, Hoagland’s authored poetry books, and numerous anthologies.]]>
The collection documents Jeff Green’s work with Citizens for Safe Drinking Water, providing strategic advice for grassroots legal and political challenges to fluoridation. Of particular note are legal files relating to two important cases in California: one challenging the city of Escondido’s decision to use hydrofluosilicic acid and the second leveling a constitutional objection to fluoridation without public consent.]]>
The Marier Papers are a particularly rich record of correspondence and notes on the impact of fluoridation from a Canadian specialist in environmental chemistry.]]>
The Jeffrey Drucker Photograph Collection contains 387 photographs of a diverse array of campus events, including the Dow Chemical protest in 1968, parades, Roister Doisters productions, musicians like Stevie Wonder and Simon and Garfunkel performing at on-campus concerts, and iconic campus buildings. Many of Drucker’s photographs were printed in the Index yearbook as well as the University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian and give a clearly student perspective to life on campus.
Jeffrey Drucker was a student and photographer at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst from 1966 to 1969, where he majored in production management and was the
WMUA station engineer. As a student, Drucker was a photography enthusiast, taking
snapshots of events across campus, thoroughly documenting his years as an
undergraduate at UMass in the late-sixties.
The Jeffrey Drucker Photograph Collection contains 387 photographs of a diverse array
of campus events, including the Dow Chemical protest in 1968, parades, Roister
Doisters productions, musicians like Stevie Wonder and Simon and Garfunkel
performing at on-campus concerts, and iconic campus buildings. Many of Drucker’s
photographs were printed in the Index yearbook as well as the University of
Massachusetts Daily Collegian and give a clearly student perspective to life on
Gift of Jeffrey Drucker.
Processed by Rainer Werner, May, 2016.
Cite as: Jeffrey Drucker Photograph Collection (RG 50/6
D78). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts
This rich collection centers on the close relationship between attorney Bernard Jaffe and his friends and clients, Shirley Graham Du Bois and W.E.B. Du Bois. Although there is little correspondence from W.E.B. Du Bois himself, the collection contains an exceptional run of correspondence with Shirley, from the time of her emigration to Ghana in 1961 until her death in China in 1977 and excellent materials relating to David Graham Du Bois and the work of the W.E.B. Du Bois Foundation.
A New York native, Bernard Jaffe joined W.E.B. Du Bois’ legal team in 1951, beginning a decades-long relationship as counsel, advisor, and close friend of the great civil rights leader and his wife, Shirley Graham Du Bois.
Born in the Bronx on May 23, 1915, one of two children of Russian immigrants Louis and Kate (Rosenberg) Jaffe, Bernard was an intellectual prodigy. Barely 18 when he graduated from Columbia University, he continued at Columbia for law school and by 21, he had secured his first professional position, working with the Puerto Rican Reconstruction Administration, a New Deal program designed to bring economic revitalization and modernization to the island.
After service in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, Jaffe returned to New York City and entered private practice. Radical in his beliefs and politically engaged, Jaffe was asked to join the legal team of the National Committee to Defend Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois and Associates in 1951, taking part in one of the signature civil liberties cases of the McCarthy era. Du Bois and his four co-defendants, all white, were officers of the Peace Information Center, an organization dedicated to nuclear disarmament, and at the high tide of the McCarthy-era, advocacy for peace and disarmament signified to the Justice Department that the defendants were acting on behalf of the Soviet Union. Already the for investigation by the FBI, Du Bois and his colleagues were charged under the McCormick Act of 1938 for failing to register as foreign agents. Although many of Du Bois’s supporters distanced themselves, the legal team led by Congressman Vito Marcantonio, rallied support and ultimately succeeded in having the case dismissed.
From the time of the trial, Jaffe remained connected to Du Bois and his family, and when the Du Boises emigrated to Ghana at the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, Jaffe was retained as personal attorney to handle the details. He served in that capacity until Du Bois’ death in 1963, and thereafter continued as counsel and friend of Du Bois’ widow, Shirley Graham DuBois, until her death in 1977. Trusted by both Du Boises intimately, Jaffe assisted the couple in a wide range of endeavors, playing a vital role in handling publication rights, helping Shirley find a publisher for an edited series of her husband’s letters (edited by Herbert Aptheker), and assisting in placing the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers at UMass Amherst and the Shirley Graham Du Bois Papers at Harvard. Furthermore, Jaffe was a trusted advisor to David Graham Du Bois in managing his step-father’s estate, serving on the executive board of the W.E.B. Du Bois Foundation for nearly thirty years.
Brilliant and versatile, Jaffe was a legal generalist in his other work, handling a wide range of clients and causes, often emerging from his concern for people afflicted by poverty, political oppression, and racial inequality. Bernard Jaffe died at his home in Edgewater, N.J., on December 31, 2015.
This rich collection centers on the close relationship between attorney Bernard Jaffe and his friends and clients, Shirley Graham Du Bois and W.E.B. Du Bois. Although there is little correspondence from W.E.B. Du Bois himself, the collection contains an exceptional run of correspondence with Shirley, beginning just prior to her emigration to Ghana in 1961 and extending until her death in China in 1977. The collection offers insight into the Du Boises’ time in Africa and Shirley’s subsequent departure and resettlement in Egypt. The collection also includes a wealth of correspondence with David Graham Du Bois, along with materials from his work with the W.E.B. Du Bois Foundation.
Gift of Jonathan Klate and Bernard Jaffe, April 2016.
Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, May 2016.
Cite as: Bernard Jaffe Papers (MS 906). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.
Consolidated beginning in the 1960s, the NEYM collection contains the official records of the New England Yearly Meeting from its founding in the seventeenth century to the present, along with records of most of its constituent Quarterly, Monthly, and Preparative Meetings and records of Quaker schools and trusts. As varied as the Quaker practice they document, these records include minutes of meetings for business; committee records; newsletters, financial records; some personal papers; printed books and serials; and an assortment of photographs, audiovisual materials, microfilm, and electronic records. Of particular note are the vital statistics recorded by the Monthly Meetings, including general information on births, deaths, marriages, membership, and obituaries, and specifically-Quaker information on removals (formal letters written as members moved from one meeting to another), denials, testimonies (beliefs and convictions), and sufferings (penalties Quakers suffered for following testimonies). The Archives Committee of the NEYM is a partner in records management and on-going documentation of the Meeting and its constituent bodies. The collection also includes several thousand Quaker books and pamphlets, including the libraries of Moses and Obadiah Brown and several individual monthly meetings. The records of most monthly meetings in Maine are held at the Maine Historical Society, while important bodies of records are held at the Newport Historical Society (some Nantucket and Rhode Island Meetings) or at individual Monthly Meetings.]]>
The nearly 400 slides in this collection were taken by Ted Goldfarb (and handful by his colleague Judith Weinstein) when they were members of the second Science for the People delegation to the People’s Republic of China in June 1978. Reflecting their interests in science and technology, the slides document a succession of factories, production facilities, schools, and institutes they visited, but include shots of typical street scenes, markets, artisans and factory workers, and tourist sites such as the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, and Forbidden City. In addition to the images of China, a handful were taken during a stopover in Delhi and Agra, India, on the way back to the United States.]]>
The product of a forty year commitment to conservationism, Dawson’s papers provide valuable documentation of land preservation efforts in New England, with a focus on the evolution of the legal context. Dawson was a formidable figure in efforts to protect wetlands, agricultural land, and open space, and her papers offer insight into land use planning, her teaching, writing, and speaking.]]>