- see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
- Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni)
- see also Health Services–Obituaries (Student) RG-30/15
- Occasional Papers Series (International Area Studies)
- see Asian Studies Program and Committee RG-25/A8/00
- Latin American Studies Program and Committee RG-25/L4/00
- Near Eastern Studies Program and Committee RG-25/N4/00
- Soviet & East European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/S75/00
- Western European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/W3/00
- Occupational Education, Center for (School of Education)
- Ocean Engineering Program
- see Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) RG-45/18
- see Office of Computing & Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
- Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
- Office for Cooperative Education
- see Cooperative Education, Office for RG-11/31/1
- Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)
- Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)
- see also V.C. for A. and F. RG-35/1 (records held in RG-4/2-3)
- Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3.
- Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- )
- Office of Economic Development (OED)
- see also Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
- Office of Grant and Contract Administration
- Office of Human Relations
- see Human Relations, Office of RG-4/6
- Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- )
- see also Office of Economic Development (OED) RG-4/15
- Office of Information Technologies (OIT)
- see Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
- Office of Internships
- see Internships, Office of (University Internship Program) RG-11/6
- Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
- see also Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4.
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)
- see also Executive V.C. and Provost RG-6/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
- Associate V.C. for Academic Affairs RG-30/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
- Office of Institutional Studies (OIS) (1960-1969)
- Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)
- see also Budget Office RG-35/20
- Budget Documents RG-4/2
- Office of Institution Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
- Office of Public Information (OPI)
- see also Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
- Office of Residential Resource Management (1976- )
- see also Residential Academic Programs RG-35/14
- Housing Administration RG-32/12
- Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM)
- see also Residential Recycling Program RG- 45/40/R6
- Office of Space Management (OSM)
- Office of Teaching Evaluation and Improvement
- see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for (1973) RG-6/18
- Office of the Learning Disabilities Coordinator
- see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) (1987) RG-11/8
- Office to Coordinate Energy Research and Education
- Official University Committees (Faculty and Staff)
- Official University Faculty/Staff Committees, Other
- Officials of the University (Photographs)
- see Office of Institutional Research (OIP) RG-4/3/5
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
- OIT (Office of Information Technologies)
- see Office of Computing and Information Systems RG-6/5/1
- Older Students
- see Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS) RG-45/40/C4
- Olericulture Department
- see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
- Olmsted Drive (Physical Plant) (1939)
- Omega Psi Phi (1985- )
- Ombuds Office (1969- )
- see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968- ) RG-40/2/A3
- Ombudsman Selection Committee (1975-1976) RG-40/2/O4
- Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team (1993- ) RG-4/8/1
- Ombudsman Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968-1979)
- see also Ombuds Office (1969- ) RG-4/8
- Ombudsman Selection (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
- see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968-1974) RG-40/2/A3
- Omicron Delta Epsilon
- Omicron Nu (Honor Society)
- On Campus Alumni Group (1986-1989)
- On the Other Hand
- see Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A2
- 125th Anniversary
- see Anniversary, 125th (1988) RG-1/8
- see also University History Project (125th Anniversary, 1987-1988) RG-1/208
- 125th Anniversary Slide Show, UMass (1988)
- see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
- see Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
- Operations Council
- Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes)
- Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild
- see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
- Music (Photographs) RG-140/2
- Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/3
- Oral History (1974-1982)
- see also Oral Histories (selected) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project)
- History Department RG-25/H5
- Oratory, Student
- see Speaking Contests, Student Oratory RG-25/C7.3
- Orchard Hill (Residential Buildings)
- Orchestra (Music and Dance Department)
- Organization Charts (Issued by President’s Office)
- Organization Charts of the University
- see Bibliography, Organization Charts RG-1/00/1
- see also Operating Budget Summary, 1974-1975, etc. RG-3/4/2
- OBIS- Facts & Figures 1967, Factbook-1977 RG-4/2
- Standard Practice Instruction, 1954, p.2 RG-3/4/1
- Proposed Spring 1970, Mass. Gazette, 5/8/1970, P.B. RG-4/1
- Business Manager, 9/1/1967- RG-35/3
- Annual Reports, bound vols. 1972-73-75-76 RG-1/00/2
- Organizational charts issued by President’s Office RG-3/00/1
- Organization of the Research Mission, ad hoc Committee (1998- )
- Organizational and Community Development, Center for (COCD)
- see Center for Organizational and Community Development (COCD) RG-13/4/3/3
- see also Citizen Involvement Training Project (CITP) RG-7/9
- Organizations Not Appointed by an Official Unit of the University, Faculty and Staff Committees
- see Faculty and Staff Committees and Organizations not appointed by an official unit of the University RG-40/3
- Organizations, Student (Photographs)
- see Student Organizations (Photographs) RG-140
- see Office of Space Management RG-4/14
- see Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM) RG-36/10
- Other Voice, The (1980-1984)
- Out Front (Student Publication) (1975-1977)
- Outing Club (1940- )
- Outreach (1986-1988)
- Outreach Mobile Unit
- Outreach Programs, Center for (1972-1981)
- Outreach, University, Vice Provost for
- see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach RG-16/1
- Outreach, Vice Chancellor for University
- see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- ) RG-16/1
- Overseas Programs & Exchanges, Committee on
- see Committee on Overseas Programs & Exchanges (COPE) RG-40/2/C5
- Oversize Materials
- RG-177 thru RG-184
- Oversize Photos
- Oxford, UMass Summer School at
- see English Department–Oxford, UMass Summer School at RG-25/E3/3
The Brotherhood of the Spirit commune, later renamed the Renaissance Community, was one of the largest communes in the eastern United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. From the time of its founding in Leyden, Mass., in 1968, through its various moves and incarnations, the community has been well documented photographically. One of the principle photographers during the period 1973-1983, Daniel A. Brown, preserved an archive of hundreds of images that he has allowed SCUA to scan and make available to the public.
The following images are organized in roughly chronological order from the early years of the commune’s founder, Michael Metelica, to his death in 2003. They are broken into four main sections, reflecting the major periods of the commune’s history: the Brotherhood of the Spirit (1968-1973), Metelica Aquarian Concept and Renaissance Community (1973-1978), the 2001 Center/Renaissance Community in Gill (1975-1983), and the reunions and gatherings (1992-2002).
- Daniel A. Brown’s History of the Brotherhood of the Spirit and Renaissance Community.
- The Michael Metelica photographic gallery from the Beth Hapgood Papers.
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library offers short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in its collections. Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois. In addition, the University Library houses over three million volumes and a rich suite of electronic resources to support advanced research in the humanities. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to SCUA’s collections are available on this website.
|Eligibility:||Full time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD), with a preference for persons early in their career. Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois’s scholarship and activism, including the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.|
|Award & expectations:||Fellows will receive $2,500 to defray expenses. Fellows are required to spend four consecutive weeks in residence at SCUA, during which time they will work with our collections. At the end of their residency, fellows will be asked to deliver a public talk on their research. Fellows may schedule their residency at any time between July in the year of award through the following April.|
|Selection criteria:||Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants interested in conducting original research in the Du Bois Papers and other SCUA collections. The criteria for selection will include: 1) potential of the proposal to contribute to scholarship, 2) fit with Du Boisian themes, 3) the need for use of SCUA collections, and 4) the letter of support. The application will consist of a brief (up to 3 pages) description of the research project, a curriculum vita, and a letter of support.|
|Deadline for submission:||Applications must be received by March 31, 2015.|
|How to submit:||Applications should be submitted electronically to scua [at] library.umass.edu with “Du Bois application” and your name in the subject line. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same address.|
Download the application form (rtf file).
Carl R. Fellers Papers, 1918-1942.
Call no.: FS 058
Carl R. Fellers, trained as a chemist and an expert in the nutritional value of cranberry juice, was a professor and head of the Food Technology department, now Food Science, at the University. Fellers was born in Hastings, New York in 1893, earned his B.A. from Cornell in 1915, his M.S. and Ph.D from Rutgers in 1918, and earned a Medal of Merit for fighting the influenza outbreak during World War I. Fellers began work at the University in 1925 and while a professor, conducted research in bacteriology and food preservation, research which he would eventually apply to the food preservation and distribution practices of the United States Army during World War II. Fellers also worked closely with the cranberry growers and producers organization The Cranberry Exchange to help preserve and determine the nutritional value of their products. Fellers retired from the University in 1957.
The Carl R. Fellers Papers document his research on cranberry preservation, nutrition, and his work with the cranberry growers and producers association through published articles on cranberry and general food preservation, correspondence with The Cranberry Exchange on matters of cranberry nutrition and product marketing, and a collection of pamphlets, reports, and clippings on cranberry production. A typescript, unpublished history of cranberries by Fellers is also included in the collection.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Food Science
- Fellers, Carl R
Joel Martin Halpern Papers, 1950-2007.
Call no.: FS 001
The anthropologist Joel Martin Halpern (1929- ) has worked in regions from the Alaskan arctic to Laos and Lapland, but he is best known for his studies of modernization in the Balkans. Following undergraduate study in history at the University of Michigan (BA, 1950), Halpern entered the renowned anthropology program at Columbia, receiving his doctorate in 1956 for a study of the village of Orašac in the former Yugoslavia, which in turn became the basis of his first book, A Serbian Village (N.Y., 1958). After two years working in Laos as a Field Service Officer with the Community Development Division of the U.S. International Cooperation Administration, Halpern was a member of the faculty at UCLA, Brandeis, and the Russian Research Center at Harvard (1965-1967) before coming to UMass Amherst in 1967. A prolific author, Halpern has written or edited dozens of books on the Balkans and Southeast Asia, including A Serbian Village in Historical Context (1972), The Changing Village Community (1967), The Changing Peasantry of Eastern Europe (1976), and The Far East Comes Near (1989). Since retiring from the university in 1992, Halpern has remained in Amherst.
A massive collection documenting the long and varied career of a prolific ethnographer, the Halpern Papers include a wide range of textual and visual materials documenting the anthropological study of modernization, ethnicity, rural life and urbanization, the economy, and cultural change. Much of Halpern’s research centered on the Balkans (Macedonia and Serbia), Laos, and arctic Alaska and Canada, however he has worked on Asian immigrant communities in the United States and many other topics.
- Balkan Peninsula--Ethnic relations
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Anthropology
- Halpern, Joel Martin
Types of material
- Field notes
Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage Records, 1998-1999.
Call no.: MS 758
Organized at the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett, Mass., the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage was a twelve-month walk through the eastern United States, the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and South Africa in 1998-1999, reversing the direction of the Middle Passage symbolically and geographically. A “living prayer of the heart, mind, and body for the sons and daughters of the African Diaspora,” the Pilgrimage was intended by the participants to contribute to a process of healing the wounds inflicted by hundreds of years of slavery and racial oppression. Along the way, participants visited sites associated with the history of slavery, from slaves quarters in Virginia to stations on the Underground Railroad and villages that had been raided in Africa, offering prayers for those who had suffered under slavery and commemorating the dignity of those held in bondage and those who resisted.
Chronicling the course of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage from conception to conclusion, this collection contains a rich textual and visual record of a spiritual approach to addressing the legacy of slavery in the Americas. The collection includes the range of materials collected by participants during the Pilgrimage, including lists of reading materials, information on the sites visited, a handful of mementoes and souvenirs, some correspondence, and notes and photographs taken along the way.
- Pilgrims and pilgrimages
Types of material
Mary Morris Walker Papers, 1868-2003 (Bulk: 1944-2003).
Call no.: MS 775
An avid botanist and naturalist, Mary (Morris) Walker was born in Stamford, Conn., on April 1, 1923, the daughter of renowed surgeon and naturalist Robert Tuttle Morris. After graduating from Vassar in 1944, Morris took her MA in Geology at the University of Michigan, marrying a fellow geologist Eugene H. Walker in 1947. Moving to Kentucky, Iowa, and Idaho before settling in Concord, Mass., in 1968, the Walkers raised three children. In Concord, Walker studied for an MA in library science at Simmons College (1971), but her work in botany and natural history became increasingly important. As a plant collector, writer, and educator, Walker traveled widely in the United States and the Caribbean, and she became a leader in organizations including the New England Wild Flower Society, the New England Botanical Club, the Thoreau Society, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Walker died in Concord on Oct. 2, 2012.
The Walker Papers are a rich assemblage of materials documenting the life of an energetic amateur botanist. Beginning during her time as a student at Vassar, the collection offers insight into Walker’s growing interest in the natural sciences, her botanizing, and her commitments to several organizations devoted to natural history. The collection also includes a small number of letters and photographs of Walker’s father, Robert T. Morris.
- Botany--Study and teaching
- New England Botanical Club
- New England Wild Flower Society
- Thoreau Society
United Paperworkers International Union Records, 1915-1968.
Call no.: MS 294
The collection contains the records of the United Paperworkers International Union as well as their predecessors including the International Brotherhood of Papermakers; United Paperworkers of America; United Papermakers and Paperworkers; and the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers.
- Labor unions--Massachusetts
- Paper industry workers--Labor unions--Massachusetts
- United Paperworkers International Union
Olga Gyarmati Aczel Collection, 1948-1987.
Call no.: MS 803
Olga Gyarmati was one of the most successful and popular athletes in post-war Hungary. A multiple national champion in sprint and jumping events, Gyarmati represented her country in three Olympic games, winning gold in the inagural women’s long jump competition in 1948. Gyarmati fled Hungary with her husband, the novelist Tamas Aczel, during the 1956 revolution, eventually settling in Hadley, Mass., in 1966 when Tamas joined the faculty at UMass Amherst.
The Aczel collection includes a small quantity of material relating primarily to Olga Gyarmati’s athletic career and particularly to her participation in the 1948 Olympics. Included are the gold medal awarded to her at the London games along with the printed certificate; a silver box commemorating her victory, presented to her by the Hungarian Workers’ Party; a scrapbook and two photograph albums; and a landscape painting done by Gyarmati in later life.
- Aczel, Tamas
- Olympic athletes--Hungary
Types of material
Bajgier Family Papers, 1925-1986.
Call no.: MS 400
On March 13, 1903, Joseph Michael Bajgier was born in Odrzykon, Poland, the youngest of three sons in a farming family. Schooled only through the third grade, Joseph served as a young man in the First Air Division of the Polish Army before following his older brother in emigrating to the United States in 1927. Settling in Chicopee, Mass., with its large and active Polish community, Bajgier began work as a slaughterer of pigs for a meat processing company, but within a few years, he had saved enough money to purchase a small grocery store in Longmeadow. In about 1935, he returned to Chicopee, purchasing a grocery and deli, Bell Market, that his family ran for 36 years. Bajgier was deeply involved in the local Polish community as a member of the Polish National Alliance, the Holy Name Society of St. Stanislaus Parish, and an organization of Polish veterans in exile (Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantow). He and his wife Martha (Misiaszek) had two sons, Casimir and Edward
The Bajgier collection documents the lives of a Polish family in Chicopee, Mass., from the time of immigration through the 1970s. The core of the collection surrounds the life of Joseph Bajgier, and includes a number of documents and a diary from the time of his emigration in 1927, a fascinating series of letters from relatives in Turaszowka, Poland before and after the Second World War, and several photographs of the family and their business in Chicopee.
- Chicopee (Mass.)--Social life and customs
- Polish Americans--Massachusetts
- World War, 1939-1945
- Bajgier, Joseph M
Types of material