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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- )

D’Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938

Gabriele D'Annunzio Collection, 1919-1920.

1 box (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 763
Seal of the City of Fiume
Seal of the City of Fiume

An Italian poet, journalist, novelist, and dramatist, Gabriele D’Annunzio enjoyed a flamboyant career in international affairs after the First World War when he raised a small army and seized the port of Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia). Failing in his attempts to annex his territory to Italy, D’Annunzio reigned as Duce over the micro-state for over a year before being forced to relinquish control.

The fifteen imprints comprising this collection of scarce broadsides, all printed in the short-lived Free State of Fiume. During the brief period of his reign in Fiume, D’Annunzio issued propagandistic broadsides, proclamations, and leaflets almost daily, often distributing them by airplane drop over the city. Included is a rare first edition of D’Annunzio’s most famous piece from the Fiume period, Italia e vita.


  • Free State of Fiume--History--20th century
  • Italy--History--1914-1922
  • Rijeka (Croatia)--History--20th centur
  • World War, 1914-1918--Baltic State
  • World War, 1914-1918--Italy


  • D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-193
  • Druscovich, Marco
  • Zoll, Corrado

Types of material

  • Broadsides
  • Fliers (Printed material)

Double Edge Theater

Double Edge Theatre Records, 1970-2002.

28 boxes (15.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 455
Bold Stroke for a Wife
Bold Stroke for a Wife

Since its founding, Double Edge Theatre has embraced a two-fold mission: to develop and promote the highest quality of original theatre performance, and to create a permanent center of performance, practice, training research, and cultural exchange.

The collection documents the Theatre’s focus on research, international collaboration, and the elevation of artistic performance above and beyond stage work into the realm of cultural exchange.


  • Experimental theater
  • Theater and society
  • Theatrical companies--Massachusetts


  • Arnoult, Philip
  • Double Edge Theatre
  • Durand, Carroll
  • Klein, Stacy
  • Odin teatret
  • Staniewski, Wlodzimierz
  • Stowarzyszenie Teatralne "Gardzienice"

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Programs

Field, William Franklin, 1922-

William F. Field Papers, 1948-1986.

27 (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 030/2 F5
William F. Field relaxing on couch, ca. 1971
William F. Field relaxing on couch, ca. 1971

The University’s first Dean of Students, William F. Field held the post from 1961 until his retirement in 1988. The 27 years Field was Dean of Students was a critical time of growth and unrest, as the University’s student population more than tripled in size and the nation-wide movements for civil rights and against the Vietnam War were reflected through student activism and protest on the University’s campus. Responsible for ending student curfews and overseeing all dorms becoming co-ed, Field also worked with minority students and faculty to support the Black Arts Movement on campus and the founding of the W.E.B Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department.

The William F. Field Papers document Field’s career as an administrator at the University of Massachusetts and specifically his role as Dean of Students from 1961-1988. The correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, and other official printed and manuscript documents are a rich resource for one of the most important and volatile eras in the University’s history. Of particular interest are extensive files on student protests and activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the growing diversity of the campus student population, flourishing of the Black Arts Movement on campus and the founding of the W.E.B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department.


  • African American college students--Massachusetts
  • Field, William Franklin, 1922-
  • Race relations--United States
  • Universities and colleges--United States--Administration
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dean of Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Afro-American Studies
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States

Types of material

  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums

Manfredi, John, 1920-

John Manfredi Papers, 1938-1983.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 148

One of four young sociologists who joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in the years after the Second World War, John Manfredi carried the entire load of teaching theory from 1948 to 1967. A native of Philadelphia and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA 1942), Manfredi came to Amherst after completing an MA at Harvard in 1948, teaching while simultaneously completing his dissertation, “The Relationship of Class-Structured Pathologies to the Contents of Popular Periodical Fiction, 1936-1940″ (Harvard, 1951). A specialist in social theory and cultural systems, he taught anthropology for several years and both his research and teaching revolved around the sociology of religion and art. His best know work, The Social Limits of Art, appeared in 1982, three years before his retirement. Manfredi died in February 1993.

Consisting of essays and course notes from his days as a graduate student at Harvard, the John Manfredi collection documents the training and early professional work of a sociologist. Notable among these are materials relating to classes offered by eminent figures such as Talcott Parsons, Carle C. Zimmerman, and P.A. Sorokin.


  • Sociology--Study and teaching
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Sociology


  • Manfredi, John, 1920-
  • Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979
  • Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968
  • Zimmerman, Carle Clark, 1897-1983

Types of material

  • Lecture notes

Passin, Herbert

Herbert Passin Collection, 1944-1955.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 565

A distinguished scholar of contemporary Japan, Herbert Passin was born in Chicago on Dec. 16, 1916. After completing a doctorate in anthropology in 1941, Passin was inducted into the Army and sent to the Army’s Japanese language school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for training. Assigned to duty in Tokyo in December 1945, he became chief of the Public Opinion and Sociological Research Division under Gen. Douglas MacArthur. During his tour of duty, Passin coordinated a series of sociological studies of Japanese village life to help guide U.S. Occupation policy, particularly as it dealt with land and labor reform.

The Passin Collection contains reports and notes of sociological surveys of two Japanese villages, Yuzurihara and Yawatano, conducted by U.S. Occupation authorities in 1946 and 1947, along with a wartime report by Arthur Meadow of “Japanese character structure based on Japanese film plots and thematic apperception tests on Japanese Americans,” and a post-war letter from the novelist Takami Jun.


  • Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952
  • Japan--Sociology--Occupation


  • Passin, Herbert

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

Radical Student Union (RSU)

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

22 boxes (14.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 045/80 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.


  • 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


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

Types of material

  • Banners

University Archives

Goat cart at football game with Amherst College, ca.1913
Goat cart at football game vs.
Amherst College, ca.1913

The University Archives contains the official and unofficial records of the University of Massachusetts Amherst throughout its evolution from a small agricultural college into a dynamic and complex university. Within the archives are letters and artifacts, records, photographs, and sound recordings documenting the lives of its founders, the pursuits of its faculty, and the changing attitudes of its students and alumni, revealing what high quality public education means to our Commonwealth and nation.


Among the hundreds of discrete collections and over 13,000 linear feet of records are the official papers of Chancellors, Presidents, Trustees, and other administrators; information about the University’s academic units and student organizations; and the founding documents of our sister campuses at Worcester, Boston, Lowell, and Dartmouth. The papers of faculty members add a wealth of information about the lives and intellectual pursuits of our campus community as well as their chosen academic disciplines.

Finding things in the archives


A comprehensive alphabetical index of UMass departments, programs, and other units, including acronyms. Each entry includes a reference to the archival Record Group where the records can be found.


YouMass is wiki devoted to the life and history of the campus community.

Records relating to:

People and groups on campus:

Administrative units:

(For academic departments or student groups, please see the concordance)

Faculty and staff
(by department, unit, or field):

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Academic Departments

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers, 1870-2007.

Call no.: RG 025

The academic departments at UMass Amherst are organized within ten schools and colleges. Among the more than 88 degree programs in 2009, 74 confer masters degrees, and 53 confer doctorates.

Containing the records of individual academic departments, programs, institutes, and centers, Record Group 25 documents the shifting history of disciplinarity and departmental affairs at UMass Amherst. The papers of individual faculty members are contained within the Faculty and Staff (FS) collections and are indexed separately in UMarmot.


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty

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Enfield (Quabbin) dancers
How they danced in Enfield, a Quabbin town

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Classes are welcome to visit SCUA to make use of our collections and to learn about archival and historical research. Our staff are available to provide introductions to archival research, overviews of specific areas of historical interest, information about the collections, and discussions of the history of UMass Amherst. In recent years, the staff have hosted classes from history and American culture, African American studies, English and comparative literature, art history, education, anthropology, politics, business, and library and information science, among other disciplines.

To avoid scheduling conflicts, class visits should be arranged ahead of time. Please include the following information when contacting SCUA:

  • Name of instructor or contact
  • Affiliation
  • Date(s) requested, with start and finish time
  • Number of students
  • Subject area and research interests
  • Special requests (for collections)

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