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see Men Acting for Change (MAC) (1994- ) RG-45/80/M4
MAC Alumni Athletic Association
see MACAAA RG-50/4
MAC Alumni Bulletin(1919-1953)
MAC Alumni Quarterly (1917-1918) RG-50/00/3
MAC College and Alumni News (1903-1908)
MAC Dramatic Society (1911, 1984, 1986)
MAC in the War (Duplicate Collection) (1921)
MAC Literary Monthly
see Literary Monthly, The MAC (1910) RG-45/00/L4
MACAAA (Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Athletic Association)
see Insignia, Diploma, Motto, Mascot, Mace, Etc. RG-6/1
Mail Services
Mainstay (1969-1978)
Maintenance (Physical Plant)
Malawi Project (College of Food and Natural Resources) (1963-1970)
Man and Environment, Institute for
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Man and Environment, Institute for–Proposal Series (1973-1976)
Man and Environment, Institute for–Report Series (1973-1978)
Management and Business Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Management and Business Affairs RG-3/11
Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer, Vice President for
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Management and Fiscal Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs RG-3/16
Management Assistant (Library)
Management Council, Campus
see Campus Management Council (1948-1989) RG-6/2.5
Management Cluster, Educational Planning and
see Educational Planning and Management Cluster RG-13/3/17
Management Department
Management Memos
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Management Memos (1975-1976) RG-25/F45
Management Research (1975-1979)
Management, School of
see School of Management RG-12
Management, School of–Dean
see Dean (School of Management) RG-12/11
Management, School of–Newsletter (1983-1985)
see also Business Administration, School of–Newsletter (pre-1983) RG-12/00
Commonwealth, The (1986- ) RG-12/00
Manufacturing Productivity, Center for (1991- )
Manuscripts and Archives
see Archives and Manuscripts RG-8/1/3
Maps, Campus
see Campus Maps RG-36/100
see also Guide Books RG-5/00/4
Maps (Cartographic Materials) RG-181/3
Proposed Layouts RG-6/15
Maps (Cartographic Materials)
Marathons (School of Education)
see School of Education, Marathons RG-13/3/11
Marine and Coastal Facts (Sea Grant Advisory Program) (1977-1981)
Marine Education Research, Cooperative
see Cooperative Marine Education Research (CMER) (1989) RG-6/4/14/5
Marine Foods Program
see Experiment Station–Marine Foods Program RG-15/2.2
Marine Sciences Facilities at Cape Ann, ad hoc Committee on (1975)
Marine Sciences Program
Marine Station (Research and Graduate Studies)
Market Garden Field Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Market Garden Field Station Journal
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham–Market Garden Field Station Journal (1915-1936) RG-15/9
Market, Student Craft
see Craft Market (Student) RG-45/40/C7
Marketing Department
Maroon & White (1992- )
Maroon Key Society (Honor Society)
Married Student Housing (Microfilm) (ca. 1960’s)
Married Student Housing Committee
see also Married Student Housing (Microfilm) (ca. 1960’s) RG-190/8
Marshals (Commencement) (1982-1985)
Martin Luther King Social Action and Lecture Group (1968-1970)
see Insignia, diploma, motto, mascot, mace, etc. RG-1/6
Mass Action (Student Publication)
Mass. Agricultural Review, Committee on (1926-1930)
Mass Aid (1985)
see also Hunger Task Force, UMass RG-45/40/H8
Mass. Communications, Center for
see Communications-Related Disciplines and Center for Mass Communications (1969) RG-40/2/C6
Mass. Media (Microfilm)
Massachusetts (1990-1997)
see also UMASS (1996- ) RG-5/00/12
Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Athletic Association
see MACAAA (Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Athletic Association) RG-50/4
Massachusetts Agricultural Review
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1931) RG-15/8
Massachusetts Agricultural Review (Official University Committee) (1926-1930)
Massachusetts Alumnus
see Alumnus, The (Alumni Periodicals) RG-50/00/3
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (1966-1980)
see Board of Regents, RG-1/4
Higher Education Coordination Council (1991-1996) / Board of Higher Education (1996- ) RG-1/5
Massachusetts Bulletin for Farm Women
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Bulletin for Farm Women RG-15/8
Massachusetts Business and Economic Report (1974-1986)
see also Business and Economic Research, Center for RG-12/3
Massachusetts CAI Consortium Newsletter (1985-1989)
Massachusetts Career Education Leader
see Institute for Governmental Services–Massachusetts Career Education Leader (1980-1981) RG-3/8
Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies
Massachusetts Center for The Book (1999- )
Massachusetts, Center for Rural
see Center for Rural Massachusetts RG-15/16
Massachusetts Collegian, The (1914- )
see also Massachusetts Daily Collegian(1967- ) RG-45/00/C6
Massachusetts Collegian, The (Microfilm) (1914- )
Massachusetts Collision (Student Publication) (1933)
Massachusetts Commercial Vegetable Grower
see Commercial Vegetable Grower (Suburban Experiment Station Waltham) RG-15/9
Massachusetts Commission on Corruption
Massachusetts Commission, Center for
see Communications-Related Disciplines and Center for Massachusetts Communications (1969) RG-40/2/C6
Massachusetts Cooperative Extension News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–News (1986- ) RG-15/8
Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service
see Extension Service, Cooperative RG-15/8
Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit
see Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit (Massachusetts Cooperative) RG-15/6
Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit–Quarterly Progress Report (1948-1988)
Massachusetts Daily Collegian, The (1967- )
see also Massachusetts Collegian(1914-1967) RG-45/00/C6
Massachusetts Dairy Digest
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Dairy Digest (1936-1985) RG-15/8
Massachusetts Data, Center for (State Data Center)
see also Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Massachusetts Demographic Research Institute (Research and Graduate Studies)
Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI)
see also Massachusetts Data, Center for RG-15/8.3
Massachusetts Farm Prices Research Collection (1910-1965)
Massachusetts Film Co-op
Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy
Massachusetts Free Press (Student Publication) (1988- )
Massachusetts Gazette (Public Affairs) (1970)
Massachusetts Heritage (Holdsworth Natural Resources Center) (1961- )
Massachusetts Information Scanning Unit (MISU) (School of Management)
Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research (MISER)
see Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Massachusetts Magazine
see Massachusetts (1990-1996) RG-5/00/11
Massachusetts Music Bulletin (1973-1979)
Massachusetts Natural History, Bulletin of (1884)
Massachusetts Personnel and Guidance Association Newsletter (1970-1977)
Massachusetts Public Research Group (Mass PI RG)
see MS54 Mass PI RG
Massachusetts Review, The (1959- ) RG-60/7

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) (School of Management)
see also MSBDC News (1983-1984) RG-12/10
Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP)
Massachusetts Society of Professors-American Association of University of Professors
(MSP-AAUP) RG-40/5/M4.1
Massachusetts Society of Professors Newsletter
see MassProf (1977- ) RG-40/5/M4
Massachusetts State College in the Post-War Period (Official University Committee) (1944)
Massachusetts State Employee Association (MSEA)
see Massachusetts State Employee Association (MSEA), MS49
Massachusetts Studies in English (1967-1986, 1992) RG-25/E3/00

Massachusetts Town Expenditures (1958-1969)
Massachusetts Town Statistics (College of Food and Natural Resources)
see Mass. Public Information Research Group (MassPI RG) Records (1972- ) , MS-54
MassProf (Massachusetts Society of Professors Newsletter) (1977- ) RG-40/5/M4

Master of Arts in Art History Newsletter (1986-1987)
Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT Program)
Master Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1961-1974)
see also Campus Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960, 1974-1975) RG-40/2/A3
Masters Theses and Terminal Projects (1896- )
RG-46/2 (see UMass Library catalog for holdings
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films & Videotapes) RG-186/2
Mastery Learning Center
Mastery Learning Center Newsletter (1985)
MAT Program
see Master of Arts in Teaching Program RG-10/1/10
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) (1994- )
Math Club
see Mathematics and Statistics–Math Club (1939-1940) RG-25/M5/3
Math/Science/Technology Education Project (MESTEP) (School of Education–
Instructional Leadership Division) RG-13/4/10
Mathematics and Statistics Department
Mathematics and Statistics Department–Actuarial Program
Mathematics and Statistics Department–Math Club (1939-1940)
Mathematics and Statistics Department–Science Enrichment Program
Mathematics, Center for Applied
see Applied Mathematics, Center for RG-25/M5.5
Mathematics Faculty
see Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty RG-11/50
Mazes, Chain Link (Physical Plant) (1983- )
see Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department–Energy Alternatives Program
Medal for Outstanding Service
see University Medal for Outstanding Service RG-2/99
Media Literacy Institute
Media Center (School of Education)
Media-other than publications (Student Body)
Media Specialists for the Deaf, Center for (School of Education)
Mediation Project
see Legal Studies–Mediation Project RG-25/L7/3
Medical School Location, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1965-1966)
Medical School, Worcester
Medical Society, Pre-
see Pre-Medical Society RG-45/40/P7.5
Meditation Society, Students International
see Students International Mediation Society (SIMS) RG-45/70/S8
MEFORUM (School of Education) (1973-1975)
Mega Memo Newsletter (Anthropology Department) (1978- )
Mega Memo Newsletter, Five College (Anthropology Department 5-College Newsletter) (1985-2000)
Memo (Office of Institutional Studies) (1962-1964)
Memorabilia (University Historical Collection) (1863-1925, 1988)
Memorabilia, general (Oversize materials)
Memorial Quilt Project, AIDS
see AIDS Memorial Quilt Project (1992- ) RG-11/20
Memorial Stones and Plaques (Physical Plant)
see also Plaques (Memorial, General) RG-183/3
Men Acting for Change (MAC) (1994)

Menorah Club (1937)
Mental Health Services
Mental Retardation Project
Mentor Program
see New Student Program (Summer Counseling) RG-30/9/2
see Minority Engineering Program (College of Engineering) RG-14/6
see Math/Science/Technology Education Project (School of Education–
Instructional Leadership Division) RG-13/4/10
Metawampe Club (1907- )
Metawampe Lawn
Meteorological Series Bulletin [ dingbatView online (1888-1907) ]
see Experiment Station (1888- )--Meteorological Series Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Meteorological Observations/Observatory Bulletin
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Meteorological Series Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Metric Research Center, Northeast
see Northeast Metric Research Center RG-7/6
Micro Resource Lab (MRL)
Micro Scope (Microbiology Department) (1988-1991)
Micro Teaching (School of Education)
Microanalysis Laboratory (Research and Graduate Studies)
Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS) (1995- )

Microbiology Department
Microbiology, Institute of Agricultural and Industrial
see Environmental Sciences RG- 25/E8
Microwave Electronics Newsletter (1985-1987)
Mid-Winter Alumni Day (1923-1926)
Middle East, Peace and Justice in the, UMass Faculty and Staff for
see Peace and justice in the Middle East, UMass Faculty and Staff for
(Unofficial Committee) (1990-1991) RG-40/3/P1
Military (Photographs)
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Military Affairs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1967-1972)
Military and Air Service–Arnold Air Society
Military and Air Science–ASTRP (Army Specialized Training Reserve Program)
Military and Air Science Department
Military and Air Science– 58th College Training Detachment (World War II)
Minorities, Committee on Status of (Faculty Senate, 1981, 1984- )
Minority Achievement Program, Springfield/UMass (SUMMA)
see Bilingual Collegiate Program–Springfield/UMass Minority Achievement Program (SUMMA) RG-6/4/6.5
Minority Engineering Program (MEP) (College of Engineering)
Minority Engineering Program Newsletter (1978-1980)
Minority Graduate Student Association Newsletter
see Transitions (MGSA Newsletter) (1987) RG-45/00/T8)
Minority Graduate Student Recruitment, Office of
Minority Groups, Provost for Women and, Associate
see Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate (1968-1981) RG-6/13
see also Affirmative Action (1982- ) RG-4/7
Everywoman’s Center RG-7/2
Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988)
Minute Waltzer’s (Student Group) (1987)
MinuteFan Park (2002)
Minuteman Statue (2002)
Minuteman (Student Publication) (1986- )
MISER (Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research)
see Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Missions and Goals (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
see also Duplicate Collection–Missions and Goals, A Report of the Commission on (1976) RG-99/8
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost O’Brien’s Proposal-Mission and Approach (1987) RG-6/1
Trustees’ Commission on the Future of the University (1988- ) RG-2/7
see Massachusetts Information Scanning Unit (MISU) (School of Management) RG-12/13
see Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS) RG-25/M6.5
Mobilization Committee, Student (1972)
Mogen David Newsletter (1924-1940) (Delta Phi Alpha Fraternity)
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services, Microbial and
see Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS) RG-25/M6.5
Moore Photo Collection, Fred
see Fred Moore Photo Collection RG-173
Morrill Land Grant Documents
see Charters, Legislation and RG-1/2
see also Morrill Land Grant Photos (line drawings of Justin Morrill, home site, document) RG-100
Morrill Land Grant Photographs
Morrill News (Morrill Library Newsletter) (1977-1990, 1995- )
Mortar Board (Honor Society)
Mosaic (Five College Publication) (1991)
Motion Picture Services, Photographic and
see Photo Center (Photographic and Motion Picture Services) RG-5/7
see Insignia, diploma, motto, mascot, mace, etc. RG-1/6
Mount Toby Reservation
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/10
see Micro Resource Lab (MRL) RG-29/2
see Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) RG-25/M4.5
see Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) (School of Management) RG-12/10
MSBDC News (Massachusetts Small Business Development Center News) (1983-1984)
MSEA (Massachusetts State Employee Association)
see Massachusetts State Employee Association (MSEA) MS49
see Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) RG-40/5/M4
see Massachusetts Society of Professors-American Association of University Professors RG-40/5/M4.1
Mt. Toby Reservation
MTA (Union of Professional Employees)
see Union of Professional Employees (MTA) MS47
see Directories, mugbooks, catalogs of graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Multi-Campus Committees
see Inter-Campus committees (2-campus and 3-campus) RG-3/100
Multicultural Advisory Board (Chancellor’s)
see Counsel on Community, Diversity and Social Justice (1997- ) RG-4/17
Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team (1993- ) RG-4/8/1
Multi-Cultural Education (School of Education)
Multicultural Issues, Chancellor’s Task Force on (1990)
Multicultural Student Union Committee (1991)
Multicultural UMass Community (Student Publication) (1988)
Museum of Natural History
see Massachusetts Natural History, Bulletin of (1884) RG-25/E4/00
Music and Dance, Department of
Music Bulletin (Music and Dance Dept.) (1973-1979)
Music Committee (Student)
see Arts and Music Committee (Student) RG-45/45/A7
Music Library (1975- )
see also Music Library–Video Tape Collection (Films & Videotapes) RG-186/6
Music Library, Video Tape Collection (Films and Videotapes)
Music Photographs (Student Organizations)
Music Poster Collection
see Poster Collection, Music RG-180/2
Music Theatre Guild
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Musical Clubs (Fine Arts/program group) (1923, 1941-1942)
Muslim Students Association (1994- )

Ellis, James, 1935-

James Ellis Theatre Collection, 1700-2005.

ca.8,000 vols.
Call no.: MS 779

During a long career as Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, James Ellis wrote on the Victorian stage and the work of Gilbert and Sullivan. A founding member of the Valley Light Opera Company, he was also an actor and director of theatricals in the Pioneer Valley.

The Ellis Collection contains approximately 8,000 published works on the Anglo-American stage, 1750-1915, including individual plays and anthologies of English and American playwrights; biographical works on performers; works on the theatre in London, the provinces, and America; periodicals, playbills, prints, broadsides, and ephemera; and works that provide cultural context for interpreting the stage. Although the collection includes some works from the 18th century, it is deepest for the English stage in the period 1850-1900.


  • Actors--Great Britain
  • Actors--United States
  • Amateur theater--Great Britain--19th century
  • Theater--Great Britain--19th century
  • Theater--United States--19th century


  • Ellis, James, 1935-

Types of material

  • Broadsides
  • Lithographs
  • Photographs

Halporn, Roberta

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

Roberta Halporn Collection, 1978-2002.

1 box (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 847
Chinese funeral money
Chinese funeral money

A writer, publisher, and expert in the culture of cemeteries and death, Roberta Halporn was born in New York in 1927. Although she entered NYU intending to study medicine, Halporn soon turned to dance, eventually earning a masters degree and working in the field for nearly two decades. When an injury ended her dance career, however, she changed careers to publishing, opening her own house in 1978. Her growing interest in the culture of death meshed well with her job and following her interests, she founded ran the Center for Thanatology Research and Education in 1986. Based in Brooklyn, the Center was a non-profit organization that worked to raise public awareness of the artistic and historical importance of cemeteries, and in addition to a library and museum, the Center ran tours of cemeteries, published books and periodicals, and operated a retail store. Halporn published regularly on topics ranging from Jewish cemeteries to hospice, thanatology libraries, and her passion, gravestone rubbing. Halporn died in 2014.

The collection consists of files relating to Roberta Halporn’s extensive thanatological research, including drafts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera from two of her projects: on Chinese American funeral practices (resulting in the book Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors) and on Jewish cemeteries. A significant number of books donated with the collection have been added to the Association for Gravestone Studies Book Collection.


  • Funeral rites and ceremonies--China
  • Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies


  • Center for Thanatology Research and Education

Types of material

  • Ephemera
  • Photographs

Hoag, Benjamin

Benjamin Hoag Records, 1901-1915 (Bulk: 1907-1914).

3 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 710

Born at Ancram, N.Y., the merchant Benjamin Hoag (1865-1932) lived most of his life in Stephentown, N.Y., near the Massachusetts border. In 1900, he was listed as a dealer in bicycles, but by 1910, he was operating a broader retail trade in dry goods and grains. At the same time, he conducted a thriving trade in ornithological and oological supplies, announcing in journals such as The Oologist that he sold “books, periodicals, tools, supplies, eggs” as well as “fine line fish tackle and rods.” He also appears to have run a magazine subscription agency, offering everything from the Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping to professional journals such as the Condor Magazine.

The Hoag collection consists of 1,345 letters, mostly incoming, and over 800 pieces receipts, ephemeral items, and other documents, relating to both Hoag’s oological and magazine businesses. Concentrated between 1901 and 1914, the collection offers a rich documentation of the oological trade in the years shortly before it was outlawed in 1918.


  • Birds--Eggs
  • Egg trade--New York (State)


  • Hoag, Benjamin

Holland, W. L. (William Lancelot), 1907-

W. L. Holland Papers, 1922-2008.

4 boxes (5.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 782
W.L. Holland, 1938
W.L. Holland, 1938

Born in New Zealand in 1907, Bill Holland first traveled to Japan at the age of 21 to take part in the conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations, beginning over thirty years of association with the organization. During his time at IPR, Holland held a number of leadership positions, including Research Secretary (1933-1944), Secretary-General (1946-1960), and editor of its periodicals Far Eastern Survey and Pacific Affairs. He took leave from the IPR twice: to study for a MA in economics under John Maynard Keynes at Cambridge (1934) and, during the Second World War, to become acting director of the Office of War Information in Chungking, China. Founded on an internationalist philosophy as a forum to discuss relations between Pacific nations, the IPR was targeted under the McCarthy-era McCarran act during the 1950s, accused of Communist sympathies. After political pressure led the IPR to disband in 1960, Holland accepted a position on faculty with the newly created Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (1961-1972), helping to lead that department to international prominence. He remained in BC until the death of his wife Doreen in 1990, after which he settled in Amherst to live with his only child, Patricia G. Holland. Holland died in Amherst in May 2008.

The Holland Papers are a dense assemblage of correspondence of Bill Holland, his wife Doreen, and their family, from his first trip abroad in the 1920s through the time of his death. Although largely personal in nature, the letters offer important insight into Holland’s travel in pre-war Asia, his work with the IPR, the war, and the of the 1950s. The collection also includes a wealth of photographs, including two albums documenting trips to Japan, China, and elsewhere 1929-1933.


  • China--Description and travel
  • Japan--Description and travel
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Holland, Doreen P.
  • Institute of Pacific Relations

Types of material

  • Photographs

Hudson Family

Hudson family Papers, 1780-1955 (Bulk: 1825-1848).

6 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 332
Three generations: including Erasmus Darwin Hudson Sr. and Jr.
Three generations: including Erasmus Darwin Hudson Sr. and Jr.

Born in Torringford, Connecticut in 1806, and educated at the Torringford Academy and Berkshire Medical College (MD 1827), Erasmus Darwin Hudson became well known as a radical reformer. While establishing his medical practice in Bloomfield, Conn., and later in Springfield, Mass., and New York City, Hudson emerged as a force in the antislavery struggle, hewing to the non-resistant line. Touring the northeastern states as a lecturing agent for the Connecticut Anti-Slavery Society and general agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society, he regularly contributing articles to an antislavery periodicals and befriended many of the movement’s leaders. In his professional life as an orthopedic surgeon, Hudson earned acclaim for his contributions to the development of modern prosthetics. During the carnage of the Civil War, he introduced remarkable improvements in artificial limb technology and innovations in the treatment of amputations and battle trauma, winning awards for his contributions at international expositions in Paris (1867) and Philadelphia (1876). Hudson died of pneumonia on Dec. 31, 1880.

Spanning five generations of a family of physicians and social reformers, the Hudson Family Papers include particularly significant content for Erasmus Darwin Hudson documenting his activities with the Connecticut and American Anti-Slavery societies. Hudson’s journals and writings are accompanied by a rich run of correspondence with antislavery figures such as Abby Kelley, Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Isaac Hopper, and Samuel May and a unique antislavery campaign map of New York state and surrounding areas (1841). Hudson’s medical career and that of his son Erasmus Darwin Hudson, Jr. (1843-1887), a thoracic physician, is equally well documented through correspondence, medical notes, and handwritten drafts of lectures, with other material ranging from family records and writings of and other family members to genealogies of the Hudson, Shaw, Clarke, Fowler, and Cooke families, and printed material, memorabilia, clipping and photographs.


  • Abolitionists
  • African Americans--History
  • American Anti-slavery Society
  • Antislavery movements--Massachusetts
  • Connecticut Anti-slavery Society
  • Connecticut--History--19th century
  • Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Physicians--New York
  • United States--History--1783–1865


  • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
  • Foster, Abby Kelley, 1810-1887
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
  • Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888
  • Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852
  • Hudson Family
  • Hudson, Daniel Coe, 1774–1840
  • Hudson, Erasmus Darwin, 1806–1880
  • Hudson, Erasmus Darwin, 1843–1887
  • Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
  • Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
  • Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893
  • Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895
  • Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)

Jakubowska-Schlatner, Basia

Basia Jakubowska-Schlatner Solidarity (Solidarnosc) Collection, 1979-1989.

26 boxes (38.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 723

As a university student in Warsaw, Poland, in January 1977, Barbara Jakubowska-Schlatner made the decision to join the democratic resistance to the Communist regime. For more than twelve years, she was an active member of the Solidarity (Solidarnosc) movement, organizing opposition to state oppression, producing and distributing underground literature, and working with the pirate broadcasts of Solidarity radio.

Recognizing the importance of the underground press to the Solidarity movement, Jakubowska-Schlatner went to extraordinary lengths to collect and preserve their publications. At various times, the collection was kept in the basement of her mother’s house, spread around among a series of safe locations, and sometimes even secreted in small caches in back lots. The collection of over 1,500 titles is centered on the underground press in Warsaw, but includes titles published in Wroclaw, Gdansk, Krakow, and other cities. These include a startling array of publications, from fliers, handbills, and ephemera to translations of foreign literature, newspapers and periodicals, a science fiction magazine, and instructions on how to run a small press.


  • NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization)
  • Poland--History--1945-
  • Underground press publications--Poland

Literature & the arts

MAC baseball team, 1878
MAC baseball team, 1878

Literature and the arts play a vital role in the culture and traditions of New England. Western Massachusetts in particular has had a rich history of fostering writers and poets, musicians, dancers, and actors. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives seeks to document not only the lives and work of writers and performers in our region, but the creative and artistic process; showing not just the inspiration, but the perspiration as well.

View all collections in Literature and the arts

Significant collections

  • Arts and arts management
    • Significant collections under the National Arts Policy Archive and Library include materials from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and the Arts Extension Service.
  • Poetry
    • SCUA houses significant collections for the poets Robert Francis, Madeleine de Frees, and Anne Halley, as well as small collections for William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens. The records of the Massachusetts Review are an important literary resource.
  • Prose writing
    • Collections of note include the papers of writers William J. Lederer (author of The Ugly American, Nation of Sheep, and Their Own Worst Enemy), William Manchester (The Death of a President and American Caesar), Jodi Picoult (many novels from Songs of the Humpback Whale in 1992 to The Storyteller in 2013), Mary Doyle Curran (The Parish and the Hill).
  • Journalism
    • Journalists and photojournalists associated with traditional print and new media, including an important collection for the Liberation News Service, a media service for the alternative press, and the Social Change Periodicals Collection, which includes alternative and radical small press publications. The papers of Sidney Topol provide insight into the technical development of cable television.
  • Literary criticism and linguistics
    • The papers of literary scholars associated with the University; records of the Massachusetts Review.
  • Performing arts
    • The vibrant performing arts community in western Massachusetts is well represented in SCUA through groups ranging from the Arcadia Players Baroque music ensemble to theater troupes such as Double Edge Theater, the Valley Light Opera, and the New World Theater. Among the most significant national collections are the Roberta Uno Asian Women Playwrights Collection and the papers of African American expatriate actor and director Gordon Heath, while the James Ellis Theatre Collection includes nearly 8,000 printed volumes on the English and American stage, 1750-1915, along with numerous broadsides, graphics, and some manuscript materials. Musical collections include the papers of Philip Bezanson and Charles Bestor, the score collection of Julian Olevsky, and the Katanka Fraser Political Music Collection.
Printed materials

Within its holdings, SCUA houses collections of the published works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Francis, Anne Halley, William J. Lederer, William Manchester, Thomas Mann, William Morris, Wallace Stevens, and William Butler Yeats, as well as the personal poetry libraries of Halley, Francis, and Stevens. The department also has an extensive collection of Science Fiction magazine fiction and Scottish literature.


MassEquality Records, ca.1993-2008.

18 boxes (23.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 674
MassEquality sticker
MassEquality sticker

In the late 1990s, MassEquality was formed as a coalition of advocacy groups that sought to build legislative support for same-sex marriage and gay rights in Massachusetts. Formally incorporated as a 501(c)4 advocacy organization in late 2001, the coalition hired its first employee, Campaign Coordinator Marty Rouse, in late 1993, and achieved a landmark success that November when the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that the state may not “deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.” On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to allow equal marital rights to same-sex couples. Since that time, MassEquality has continued to champion marriage equality nationally.

The MassEquality Records document the origins, operations, and activism of one of the leading organizations in New England advocating for marriage rights and civic equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The collection includes some material generated by the Freedom to Marry Coalition, a partner in the coalition, and a series of large banners and posters, some of which were displayed during the event celebrating the arrival of marriage equality in Massachusetts.


  • Gay rights--New England
  • Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--New England
  • Same-sex marriage--Law and legislation--New England


  • Freed to Marry Coalition
  • MassEquality

Types of material

  • Banners
  • Posters

McQueen, Madge

Madge McQueen Papers, ca.1935-2015 (Bulk: 1975-2015).

(84 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 825
Madge McQueen and her papers <br> Photo by Laura Wulf
Madge McQueen and her papers
Photo by Laura Wulf

I was born in Washington, D.C., in an unwed mother’s home. I spent my earliest months living with my maternal grandmother and two teenage aunts–one of whom was abusive. My mother married my step-father in 1960; I was eleven years old when I discovered he was not my biological father. My mother suffered from psychotic schizophrenia; my step-father was frequently violent in our home; my younger, half-brother struggled with a severe learning disability, early drug addiction, and later untreated paranoid schizophrenia. After years of physical and sexual abuse, I escaped my destructive, troubled family when I was fourteen–having previously run away twice. I became a ward of the state of Maryland (my family had moved into Prince George’s County when I was much younger). I lived with three foster families until I was nineteen. I was determined to use education as a way out of poverty and violence. I attended Prince George’s Community College, then the University of Maryland in College Park where I earned a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences in 1982. I worked at the radical Maryland Food Collective from 1981 to 1984 which profoundly impacted my life: politically, socially, and sexually. In 1985, I moved to Plainfield, Vermont, where I attended graduate school at Goddard College, receiving an MFA in Writing and Women’s Literature in 1987. After teaching for five years in Boston, at Fayerweather Street School and at the Jamaica Plain Community Centers–Adult Learning Program, I went to Massachusetts College of Art, earning a BFA in Three Dimensional Fibers in 1997. I lived for a year in Germany, 1980-1981, and in Honduras, 1997-1998, where I taught cognitively disabled adults and 8th graders, respectively. In 2002, after living in Boston for four more years, I moved to Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Virginia. During my long membership, I left twice for extended periods. In 2006-2007, I traveled for eight months in the U.S. and in New Zealand. In 2014, I spent seven months in Amherst and in Boston working on my papers, followed by four months of travel across country and back visiting loved ones as I wrote my autobiography. In the beginning of 2015, I again made Twin Oaks my home.

My collection consists of nearly 300 journals (which include copies of my letters sent), all correspondence received since 1972, many of my artist books, as well as some of my other art work. My bequest is also comprised of my educational documents, my personal health records, my photographs, some family papers, Twin Oaks ephemera, a family tree, a friendship web, a few favorite books, two interviews, etc. What I have written and saved since I was twelve years old fills 84 linear feet: it is my life’s work. I have given, and will continue to give, my papers to UMass Amherst for safekeeping and so that my life–as an incest and battering survivor, as someone raised working class, as a daughter of a mentally-ill mother, as a radical feminist, as a diarist, as an avid letter writer, as an artist, as a bisexual, as a woman who chose neither to be a wife nor a mother, as an attentive niece, as a communitarian, as a traveler, and as a devoted friend–will not be erased.


  • Adult children abuse victims
  • Communal living--Virginia
  • Diarists
  • Family violence
  • Twin Oaks (Louisa, Va.)
  • Women artists

Types of material

  • Artists' books (Books)
  • Correspondence
  • Journals (Accounts)
  • Photographs
  • Textile art (Visual works)
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