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Brinley Family

Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.

(4.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 161
Deborah Brinley and infant son Francis, 1729<br />Copy by Charles U. Bond (1830)<br />after John Smibert
Deborah Brinley and infant son Francis, 1729
Copy by Charles U. Bond (1830)
after John Smibert

A prosperous family of merchants and landowners, the Brinleys were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts — the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them — the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following.

The Brinley collection includes business letters, legal and business records, wills, a fragment of a diary, documents relating to slaves, newspaper clippings, and a small number of paintings and artifacts. A descendent, Nancy Brinley, contributed a quantity of genealogical research notes and photocopies of Brinley family documents from other repositories. Of particular note in the collection is a fine nineteenth century copy of a John Smibert portrait of Deborah Brinley (1719), an elegant silver tray passed through the generations, and is a 1713 list of the library of Francis Brinley, which offers a foreshadowing of the remarkable book collection put together in the later nineteenth century by his descendant George Brinley.

Subjects

  • American loyalists--Massachusetts
  • Book collectors--United States--History--19th century
  • Brinley family
  • Brinley, George, 1817-1875--Library
  • Businessmen--Massachusetts--History
  • Businessmen--Rhode Island--History
  • Craddock family
  • Landowners--Massachusetts--History
  • Landowners--Rhode Island--History
  • Libraries--Rhode Island--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--19th century
  • Rhode Island--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Rhode Island--Genealogy
  • Rhode Island--Politics and government--19th century
  • Slavery--United States--History
  • Tyng family
  • United Empire Loyalists

Types of material

  • Deeds
  • Realia

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Judi Chamberlin Papers, ca.1970-2010.

23 boxes (34.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 768
Judi Chamberlin, 2000
Judi Chamberlin, 2000

A pioneer in the psychiatric survivors’ movement, Judi Chamberlin spent four decades as an activist for the civil rights of mental patients. After several voluntary hospitalizations for depression as a young woman, Chamberlin was involuntarily committed for the only time in 1971, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her experiences in the mental health system galvanized her to take action on patients’ rights, and after attending a meeting of the newly formed Mental Patients’ Liberation Project in New York, she helped found the Mental Patients’ Liberation Front in Cambridge, Mass. Explicitly modeled on civil rights organizations of the time, she became a tireless advocate for the patient’s perspective and for choice in treatment. Her book, On Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System (1978), is considered a key text in the intellectual development of the movement. Working internationally, she became an important figure in several other organizations, including the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilition at Boston University, the Ruby Rogers Advocacy Center, the National Disability Rights Network, and the National Empowerment Center. In recognition of her advocacy, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in 1992, the David J. Vail National Advocacy Award, and the 1995 Pike Prize, which honors those who have given outstanding service to people with disabilities. Chamberlin died of pulmonary disease at home in Arlington, Mass., in January 2010.

An important record of the development of the psychiatric survivors’ movement from its earliest days, the Chamberlin Papers include rich correspondence between Chamberlin, fellow activists, survivors, and medical professionals; records of her work with the MPLF and other rights organizations, conferences and meetings, and her efforts to build the movement internationally.

Subjects

  • Antipsychiatry
  • Ex-mental patients
  • People with disabilities--Civil rights
  • People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.

Contributors

  • Mental Patients Liberation Front
  • Mental Patients Liberation Project
  • National Empowerment Center

Types of material

  • Videotapes

Collection policy

Frank Waugh's doves
Garden (white fan tailed doves in bird bath) by Frank Waugh, ca.1920

“… there must come vast social change in the United States; a change not violent, but by the will of the people certain and inexorable; carried out ‘with malice toward none but charity for all’; with meticulous justice to the rich and complete sympathy for the poor, the sick and the ignorant; with freedom and democracy for America, and on earth Peace, Good Will toward men.”

W.E.B. Du Bois, Chicago, June 29, 1951

In keeping with our mission, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives collects materials of enduring historical and cultural value relating to four major thematic areas: the history and experience of social change in America; the histories and cultures of New England with an emphasis on Massachusetts; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the broad community associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our collections are tightly integrated and span all formats, including personal papers and organizational records, books and periodicals, maps, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital materials of all kinds, and they currently include over 35,000 printed items, approximately 30,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival materials, tens of thousands of photographs, and a burgeoning array of digital assets.

While not comprehensive, the following includes a brief synopsis of some of the primary focal points for SCUA’s collections:

Our approach to collecting

Following in the footsteps of W.E.B. Du Bois, we recognize the inherent interconnectedness of a broad range of issues in social justice and collect original materials that document the organizational, intellectual, and individual ties that unite disparate struggles for social equality, human dignity, and justice. In adopting social change as a primary collecting focus, we hope to move beyond viewing social and political movements in isolation and toward a vision that acknowledges the connections between and among them. Ultimately, we wish to lay a foundation for examining the larger histories of social engagement in America and the broader experience of social change that is difficult to encapsulate within a single social movement.

A distinctive feature of SCUA’s approach to collecting is our effort to include “whole lives and whole communities,” to provide a robust basis for interpreting the background of the persons and organizations we document, their influences, interests, and the communities in which they operate.

Social change

Emphasizing the cross-fertilization between several social movements and centers of activist energy, including peace, social and racial justice, agricultural reform, environmentalism, sustainability, labor activism, gay activism, antinuclear activism, and intentional communities, but branching out to include antifluoridation activism, campaigns for voting rights and clean elections, community and charitable organizations, and the history of revolutionary-era Europe (1789-1848).

  • African and African American history and culture: The history of race and ethnicity in America, with particular emphasis on the struggle for racial equality and social justice.
  • Agriculture, horticulture, botany: Including agricultural science and practice, horticulture, animal husbandry, natural history, organic farming, sustainable living, and heritage breeds.
  • Antinuclear movement: SCUA holds numerous collections documenting grassroots opposition to nuclear power and nuclear weaponry.
  • Arts management and arts administration:
    In partnership with the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and several other arts agencies, SCUA documents the history of arts administration in America. Collecting the records of state and national arts agencies, we will provide a foundation for research into the evolution of arts policy, strategies for supporting the arts, and the economic and cultural impact of the arts on our communities.
  • Cold War Culture: The culture of the Cold War, with an emphasis upon East Germany, Poland, and Yugoslavia. Among other areas, SCUA has a strong interest in the Solidarity movement and in partnership with the DEFA Film Library, in East German cinema and graphic arts.
  • Disability: Organizational records and collections of personal papers documenting the history of disability and disability rights in the United States.
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues: Materials relating to the history and experience of the LGBTQ community and liberation struggles.
  • Labor, work, and industry: Organized labor, industrialization, manufacturing, business history, and the experience and culture of labor and working people.
  • Peace: Materials relating to the peace and antiwar movements and non-violence, with an emphasis on New England.
Innovation and entrepreneurship

Materials that document innovative and entrepreneurial activities, and particularly social entrepreneurship. The collections in SCUA include the papers of Mark H. McCormack (a pioneer in sport and entertainment marketing), Carl C. Harris (inventor and President of Rodney Hunt Co.), and numerous collections that document our region’s distinctive history of innovation in manufacturing and technology.

New England history and culture

The social, political, cultural, intellectual, literary, and economic life, with an emphasis upon western New England. The department houses thousands of books on New England cookery, with a particular emphasis on charitable and community cookbooks and cookbooks and ephemera published by corporations and the food industry.

  • Cookery and culinary history
    SCUA has thousands of cookbooks and other materials on New England regional cuisine, including community and charitable cookbooks, commercial cookbooks by New England authors, corporate cookbooks, and culinary ephemera.
  • Literature and the arts
    Emphasizing poets and writers, playwrights, and the performing arts in New England.
  • Politics and political culture
    SCUA has rich collections documenting the history and politics of the Commonwealth, including the papers of Congressmen Silvio O. Conte and John Olver, State Senator Stanley Rosenberg, and State rep John Clark and the records of the Hampshire Council of Governments and several individual towns.
University Archives interests

Serving as the memory of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available official and non-official records documenting the policies, programs, facilities, and activities of the campus community, including its administration, departments and programs, faculty, and staff. The Archives also avidly collects materials that reflect the lives and experiences of its students and alumni.

SCUA makes an effort to document the histories of the entire UMass community. Our holdings include the comprehensive official records of the University since its founding in 1863, papers of faculty, staff, and students, official and unofficial publications, oral histories, and a wide range of other collections that reflect on our history as the Commonwealth’s land grant institution.

Other areas

SCUA has developed depth in a handful of other collecting areas, including:

  • American Study of Japan and Asia
    American relations with Japan from the Meiji period to the present, and connections with China and other Asian countries.
  • Protistology
    Records of the scholarly study of the protista (protozoans).

Concordance for the Archives, A

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[ O ][ P, Q ][ R ][ S ][ T ][ U ][ V ][ W ][ XYZ ]

A

A & F Notes (1996- ) (Administrative Services)
RG-35/00
AAC
see Academic Advisors Council (AAC) (1986-1993) RG-40/3/A.5
AASA
see Asian American Students Association (AASA) (1975- ) RG-45/40/A8
AAUP
see American Association of University Professors (AAUP) RG-40/5/A2
AAUP Newsletter
see American Association of University Professors Newsletter (UMass Chapter) (1970-1980) RG-40/5/A2
Abilities Unlimited (1986-1990)
RG-45/40/A2
ABLE, Project
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
ABSA
see Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974) RG-40/3/A6
Academic Activities Board
RG-30/23/2
Academic Advisors Council
RG-40/3/A.5
Academic Advisory Council (College of Arts and Science)
RG-11/2.1
Academic Affairs
RG-6
Academic Affairs, Assistant Vice President for
RG-3/6/1
Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate (1988) RG-6/3
Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) (1972- )
RG-45/7/A2
Academic Affairs, Notes From
see Notes From Academic Affairs (1981-1982) RG-6/00/N6
Academic Affairs Publications
RG-6/00
Academic Affairs, Assistant Vice President for
see Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant RG-3/6/1
Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
Academic Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Academic Affairs RG-3/6
Academic Budget, Director of
RG-6/11
Academic Calendar (Four & Five College Cooperation) (1958- )
RG-60/5/00
Academic Computing
seeComputing, Provost’s Task Force on Academic (1984- ) RG-40/2/C6.7
Academic Deans Meeting
see Dean’s Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers
RG-25
Academic Development Center, Counseling and
see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) RG-11/8
Academic Freedom, Faculty Group for (1969-1970)
RG-40/3/A1
Academic Honesty, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969, 1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS)
RG-6/22
see also Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990′s) RG-8/1/5.
Academic Matters Committee/Council (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
RG-40/2/A2
see also Predecessor Committees: Curriculum, Course of Study
Academic Matters Council
see Academic Matters Committee (Faculty Senate, 1957- ) RG-40/2/A2
Academic Personnel Policies Committee, ad hoc Multi-Campus (1974-1975)
see Inter-Campus Committees–Personnel Policies Committee, ad hoc Multi Campus Academic (1974-1975) RG-3/100
Academic Personnel Policies Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Personnel Policy Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Academic Planning and Assessment, Office of (OAPA)
see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
Academic Priorities, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1978- )
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Programs, Residential
see Residential Academic Programs RG-32/14
Academic Review Committee, ad hoc (Faculty Senate, 1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Support Center, Undergraduate Advising and
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
Academic Support Services, Dean
RG-30/4
ACCESS (1989)
RG-45/40/A2.5
ACCENTS (1997- ) (Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station)
RG-15/2.2
Accounting Association
see Accounting Department–Accounting Association RG-25/A2
Accounting, Cashiering
RG-35/5
Accounting Department
RG-25/A2
Acid Rain Monitoring Project Newsletter
see ARM Newsletter (1985-1993) RG-25/W2/00
ACLAN
see Comparative Literature–American Comparative Literature Association Newsletter (ACLAN) (1968-1971) RG-25/C8/00
Acquisitions (Library) (1870- )
RG-8/4/1
Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980)
RG-40/3/A1.5
Action, University Year for
see University Year for Action (UYA) RG-6/4/4
Activities and Events, Miscellaneous (Photographs)
RG-145
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Activities, Departmental (Photographs)
see Departmental Activities (Photographs) RG-160
Activities Problems, Student Workshop on
see Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) RG-45/40/S8.8
Activities Without Formal Organization or Name, Student
see Student Activities Without Formal Organization or Name RG-45/100
Acts (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/1
Actuarial Program
see Mathematics and Statistics Dept.–Actuarial Program RG-25/M5/3
ADAEP
see Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) (Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences) RG-13/4/1
Addresses (Commencement) (1871- )
RG-1/7/3
Adelphia (Honorary Society)
RG-45/60/A3
Administration and Finance, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance RG-35/1/1
Administration and Leadership (School of Education–Design for Effective Learning Cluster)
RG-13/3/23/7
see also Leadership and Administration, Center for (Educational Planning and Management Cluster) RG-13/3/17/3
Administration, Dean of
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Administrative Instruction (Administrative Services)
RG-35/00
Administrative Notices
RG-35/00
Administrative Policy, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1958)
RG-40/2/A3
Administrative Reorganization of Special Programs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1981)
RG-40/2/A3
Administrative Services
RG-35
Administrative Services, Publications
RG-35/00
Administrative Services, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Admissions
RG-30/5
see also Graduate Admissions RG-9/5/2
Admissions and Records, Board of (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Admissions Task Force, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Admissions Task Force (1999- ) RG-40/2/U2
Advanced Study in the Humanities, Institute for
see Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH) (1981- ) RG-6/19
Advancement, University
see University Relations and Development RG-39
Advising and Academic Support Center, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Information and
see College of Arts and Sciences Information and Advising Center (CASIAC) RG-11/5
dingbatAdvisory Council of Women (View online)
RG-30/24
Advisory Council of Women Film (ca. 1927)
RG-186/100/1
Aerobics, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Aerobics (1988) RG-18/2
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and
see Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering RG-25/M6
Aesthetics, Center for
RG-13/3/21/3
Affirmative Action Office (1982- )
RG-4/7
see also Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate ( 1968-1981) RG-6/13
Affirmative Business Leadership Education (ABLE)
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
African-Latino-Asian-Native American
see ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
ALANA, Office of
RG-45/80/A4.5
African Students Association
see Afro-American Society RG-45/40/A3.2
Afro-American Society/African Student Association (ASA) (1968- )
RG-45/40/A3.2
Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Dept. of
RG-25/A4
see also Five College Black Studies Program RG-60/5/3; Five College Cooperation RG-60/5
AFSCME, Local 1776; Council 41
see Local 1776 AFSCME; Council 41 RG-40/5/S4
AGENDA, The New Senate (1993 )
RG-45/00/A1
Aggie Banqueteer (1917)
RG-45/00/A2
Aggie Life (Student Body Newspaper)
RG-45/00/A3
see also Aggie Life (Duplicate Collection) (1890) RG-99/1
Aggie Life (Microfilms) (1890-1901) RG-190/11
Aggie Life (Duplicate Collection) (1890)
RG-99/1
Aggie Life (Microfilms)
RG-190/11
Aggie News Letter (1917)
RG-45/00/A4
Aging, Center on
see Center on Aging (Human Development Concentration) RG-13/4/10
Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology
see Environmental Sciences, Department of RG-25/E8
Agricultural and Food Economics
see Food and Resource Economics RG-25/F45
Agricultural and Food Economics–Progress Report on Research (Department Series)
RG-25/F45
Agricultural and Resource Economics, Dept. of
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of RG-25/F4.5
Agricultural Education Circular (Extension Service, Cooperative)
RG-15/8
Agricultural Engineering, Department of
RG-25/A5.5
see also Food and Agricultural Engineering RG-25/F4
Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham
RG-25/M6.1
Agricultural Experiment Station (Main Microfilms)
see UMass Library catalog for holdings
Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Massachusetts
see Experiment Station (1888- ) RG-15/2.2
Agricultural Extension Service (Main Microfilms)
see UMass Library catalog for holdings
Agricultural Improvement Association (1911-1912)
RG-45/40/A3.6
Agricultural Management Systems Center
RG-25/A5.75
Agricultural Review, Massachusetts
see Extension Service, Cooperative — Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1931) RG-15/8
see also Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1930) (Official University Committee) RG-40/2/M4
Agricultural Review, Mass., Committee on
see Massachusetts Agricultural Review, Committee on (1926-1930) RG-40/2/M4
Agricultural Studies Center
see International Agricultural Studies, Center for RG-15/4
Agriculture, College of
see College of Food and Natural Resources RG-15
Agronomy
see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
Agronomy Digest
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Agronomy Digest (1982-1993) RG-15/8
Ahora (Student Social Action Group) (1974)
RG-45/80/A4
AIDS Memorial Quilt Project (1992- )
RG-11/20
AIDS, University Committee on (Official University Committee) (1987-1993)
RG-40/2/A5.5
AIMS
see Academic Institute Media Services (AIMS) RG-6/22
see also Audio-Visual Department (as part of library) RG-8/1/5
Air Science, Military
see Military and Air Science RG-25/M8
ALANA Honor Society
RG-45/60/A3.5
Note: As of 1999, ALANAI (African- Latino- Asian- Native American and International Honor Society)
ALANA, Office of (Asian Latino African Native American)
RG-45/80/A4.5
ALANAI
see ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) (Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences)
RG-13/4/1
Alcohol Education Project, Demonstration
see Demonstration Alcohol Education Project RG-30/15/2/3
Alcohol Program, Residential Education
see Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- ) RG-30/31
Alcohol Use, University Committee on (Official University Committee) (1957-1959, 1984- )
RG-40/2/A6
Alliance for Student Power (ASP) (1994- )
see Radical Student Union RG-45/80/R1
Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP) (1992)
RG-45/40/A4
ALPHA BITS (1925-1928) (Phi Sigma Kappa)
RG-45/90/P5.6
Alpha Chi Omega (1962-1986)
RG-45/90/A3.5
Alpha Delta Phi (1980)
RG-45/90/A4
Alpha Epsilon Pi (1983, 1986)
RG-45/90/A4.3
Alpha Gamma Rho (1985)
RG-45/90/A4.2
Alpha Kappa Alpha (2000- )
RG-45/90/A4.31
Alpha Lambda Delta (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.2
Alpha Phi Alpha (1995)
RG-45/90/A4.32
Alpha Phi Gamma (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.4
Alpha Phi Mu (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.45
Alpha Phi Omega (1970)
RG-45/90/A4.4
see also Freshman Register (1974-1977, classes of 1978-1981) (Alpha Phi Omega) RG-45/00/F6.5
Alpha Sigma Lambda (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.7
Alpha Sigma Phi
see College Shakespearean Club (Alpha Sigma Phi) RG-45/90/C9
Alpha Tau Gamma (1919- )
RG-45/90/A4.6
Alpha Zeta (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.9
ALSA Forum (National Journal) (1981-1984)
RG-25/L7/00
see also Legal Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal (1985-1988) RG-25/L7/00
Alternative Schools (School of Education–National Alternative Schools Program)
RG-13/3/21/7
Alternative Schools, Center for
RG-13/4/10
see also Alternative Schools RG-13/3/21/7
Alternative School Program, National
see Alternative Schools (National Alternative Schools Program) RG-13/3/21/7
Alumni
RG-50
Alumni Advisory Committee on Campus Development (1945-1946)
RG-6/15/2
Alumni Affairs
see Alumni Office RG-50/1
Alumni Affairs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate,1990)
RG-40/2/A3
Alumni, Associate
see Associate Alumni RG-50/2
Alumni Associations (City, Regional, and Other Special Associations–not athletic)
RG-50/5
Alumni Athletic Association, MAC
see MACAAA RG-50/4
Alumni Bulletin (1919-1953)
RG-50/00/3
see also Alumni Bulletin (Duplicate Collection) (1919-1953) RG-99/1
Alumni, by Class (Photographs)
see Students and Alumni, by Class (Photographs) RG-130
Alumni Classes, by Year (including individual students)
see Classes, by Year RG-50/6
Alumni Club, On Campus
see On Campus Alumni Club (1986-1989) RG-40/3/O5
Alumni Committee on Campus Development
see Alumni Advisory Committee (1945-1946) RG-6/15/2
Alumni Connection, The UMASS (1992- )
RG-50/00/3
Alumni Day, Mid-Winter
see Mid-Winter Alumni Day (Official University Committee) (1923-1926) RG-40/2/M5
Alumni Directories
see Directories, Alumni RG-50/1
see also Directories, Student RG-1/00/5
Alumni Directories (Duplicate Collection) (1918, 1929, 1935, 1968)
RG-99/1
Alumni Group, On-Campus
see On-Campus Alumni Group (1986- ) RG-40/3/O5
Alumni Materials (Duplicate Collection)
RG-99/1
Alumni News, MAC College and
see MAC College and Alumni News (Vol. 1-6, 1903-1908) RG-50/00/3
Alumni/ae Newsletter (School of Education)
see School of Education Alumni Newsletter (1993) RG-13/00
Alumni Obituaries, Biographies
see Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni) RG-50/00/2
Alumni Office (Office of Development and Alumni Affairs)
RG-50/1
Alumni Organizations by Class
see Classes by Year (including individual students) RG-50/6
Alumni Periodicals
RG-50/00/3
Alumni Photographs
see Students and Alumni by Class (photographs) RG-130
Alumni Publications
RG-50/00
Alumni, Stockbridge
see Stockbridge Alumni RG-50/3
Alumni/ae Newsletter (School of Education)(1993)
RG-13/00
Alumnus Magazine, The (Photo Collection)
RG-147
dingbatAlumnus, The (Alumni Periodicals) (1953-1989) View online (1970-1976)
RG-50/00/3
see also Alumni Connection, The UMASS Winter (1992- ) RG-50/00/3
Amateur Radio Club
see Radio Club, Amateur (1948- ) RG-45/40/R3
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
RG-40/5/A2
see also American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Newsletter RG-40/5/A2
American Association of University Professors Newsletter (1970-1980)
RG-40/5/A2
American Comparative Literature Association Newsletter (ACLAN) (1968-1976)
RG-25/C8/00
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
see Local 1776, AFSCME, Council 41 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) RG-40/5/S4
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CI0, Local-1359, UMASS Chapter
see American Federation of Teachers–UMass Faculty Records (1963-1964) MS152
American Legal Studies Association
see ALSA Forum RG-25/L7/00
American Literature, Early
see Early American Literature RG-25/E3/00
Americans for Freedom, Young
see Young Americans for Freedom RG-45/80/Y6
Amherst Camera Club
see Camera Club, Amherst RG-45/40/C3
Amherst Campus Council
see Campus Council, Amherst (1992- ) RG-4/11
Amherst Campus to Other Campuses of the University, ad hoc Committee
on the Relationship of (Faculty Senate, 1972-1974) RG-40/2/A3
Amnesty International, UMASS (1986-1998)
RG-45/80/A5
An Informal Chat with Non-Professional Woman (1972)
RG-7/2/00
Animal Care Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/1/2/3
Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences–Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club RG-25/V2
Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (1993)
RG-45/80/A6
Animal Science Club
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences–Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club RG-25/V2
Animal Sciences
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences RG-25/V2
Animals (Photographs)
RG-165
Anniversary Slide Show, UMass 125th
see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
Anniversaries
see Centennial and Other Anniversaries; Special Days (1868- ) RG-1/8
Annual Reports, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station , Annual Reports (1888- ) RG-15/2.2
Annual Reports, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station, Annual Reports (1882-1895) RG-15/2.1
dingbatAnnual Reports, University (1863-1989)
RG-1/00/2
View online (1864-1973) or View online (1879-1975)
and Annual Reports, Duplicate Collection (1863-1989) RG-99/2
Anthropological Survey Service, University Monthly
see University Monthly Anthropological Survey Service (UMASS) RG-25/A6/00
Anthropology, Department of
RG-25/A6
Anthropology Research Reports, Dept. of (1968-1989)
RG-25/A6/00
Anti-Racism Coalition (1992)
RG-45/40/A5
Anti-Semitism Task Force, Jewish Awareness
see Civility in Human Relations, Commission on RG-40/2/C3
Apartments (Lincoln, University and North Village)
RG-35/12/1
see also Apartments, North Village RG-36/102/N5
Applesauce (1974-1976)
RG-13/3/21/7
see also Alternative School Programs RG-13/4/10
Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974)
RG-40/3/A6
Applied Behavioral Sciences, Division of Human Services
see Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS) RG-13/4/1
Applied Mathematics, Center for
RG-25/M5.5
Applied Technology Center (College of Engineering)
RG-14/3
Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham
RG-25/M6.1
Arab/Arab Students Association (ca. 1969)
RG-45/40/A6
Arboretum
see Waugh Arboretum (Physical Plant) (1944) RG-36/104/W3
ARC
see Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (1993- ) RG-45/80/A6
Archaeological Services (1992- )
RG-6/4/14/6
Archery (Men’s)
see Sports-Men’s Archery (1939-1940, 1947) RG-18/2
Archives (Archives and Manuscripts) (1967- )
RG-8/1/3
Arcon (University Guide Service) (1964-1984)
RG-45/90/A7
see also University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
Area Government, Dormitories and
see Housing Services RG-32
Area Studies (College of Arts and Science)
RG-11/3
Arion Quartet
see Singing Clubs–Arion Quartet RG-25/M9.5
ARM Newsletter (1982-1993)
RG-25/W2/00
Armenian Students Club (1985)
RG-45/40/A7
Army Reserve Unit (1961)
RG-40/3/A7
Army Specialized Training Reserve Program (ASTRP)
see Military and Air Science–ASTRP RG-25/M8/3
Arnold Air Society
see Military and Air Sciences–Arnold Air Society RG-25/M8
Art Department
RG-25/A7
Art Exhibition, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate, 1967-1968,1975-1976)
RG-40/2/A3
Art Gallery (Herter and University Gallery)
RG-11/15
see also Art Exhibition, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A3
Art Posters (Poster Collection)
RG-180/5
Art Sites, Galleries and Public
see Galleries and Public Art Sites RG-36/50/G2
Art Sitings (1993 )
RG-11/13
Art Students Association, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Art Students Association (U-Arts) RG-45/40/U5
Artifacts (Memorabilia, general)
RG-183/1
Arts and Music Committee
RG-45/50/A7
Arts and Sciences
RG-11
Arts and Sciences, College of
see College of Arts and Sciences RG-11/1-7
Arts and Sciences, Dean
see College of Arts and Sciences, Dean RG-11/1
Arts Council
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Arts Extension Service
RG-7/5
Arts Extension Service Newsletter (1977-1981)
RG-7/5
Arts Program, Feminist
see Feminists Arts Program (Everywoman’s Center) RG-7/2/2/2
ASAP
see Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP) (1992- ) RG-45/40/A4
Asbestos Control Office
RG-36/2
Asia House, United
see United Asia House RG-45/40/U6
Asia Learning Resource Center, United
see United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) (1990) RG-25/U5
Asian, Latino, African, Native American
see ALANA, Office of RG-45/80/A4.5
see also ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
Asian American Students Organization (AASA) (1975- )
RG-45/40/A8
Asian Arts and Culture
RG-25/F3/A8
Asian Club, South
see South Asian Club (1992- ) RG-45/40/S4.23
Asian Indian Association
see Indian, Asian, Association RG-45/40/I5
Asian Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/A8
Asian Studies Committee Occasional Papers Series (1978-1980)
RG-25/A8/00
ASP
see Alliance for Student Power RG-45/80/R1
Assemblies (1946, 1991)
RG-1/10
Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School)
RG-10/1/20
Associate Alumni
RG-50/2
Associations, Unions and (Student)
see Unions and Associations (Student) RG-45/45
Associations, Unions and (Faculty and Staff)
see Unions and Associations (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/4
Associations with Other Institutions
RG-60
Astronomy
see Physics and Astronomy RG-25/P3
ASTRP (Army Specialized Training Reserve Program)
see Military and Air Science–ASTRP RG-25/M8/3
Athletic Association, MAC Alumni
see MACAAA RG-50/4
Athletic Council of Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Athletic Department (by sport)
RG-18/2
see also Physical Education, Men’s Department RG-25/P3.1
Physical Education, Women’s Department RG-25/P3.2
Athletics
see Athletic Department RG-18/2
Atlantic Studies, Institute for
see Freiburg Program RG-25/F8
Attorney-Legal Services Office (LSO)
RG-45/2
Au Present (1966)
RG-45/00/A8
Audio Tapes
RG-185/2/1
Audio-Visual Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate, 1979-1986)
RG-40/2/A3
Audio-Visual Council (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
RG-40/2/A3
Audio-Visual Department
see Library Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990′s) RG-8/1/5
see also Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS) (1998- ) RG-6/22
Audio-Visual Software
RG-185 through 190
Auto Pool Committee (Student Senate)
RG-45/7/A8
Auxiliary Services
RG-35/19
A-V Center
see Audio-Visual Department (as part of Library) RG-8/1/5
see also Union Video RG-45/30/U5
Awards (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/11
see also Distinguished Teaching Award RG-1/11
Awards (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/2
Awards (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/11
Awards, Prizes (1909- )
RG-1/11
see also University Medal for Outstanding Service RG-2/99
Awareness Committee, Campus
see Campus Awareness Committee (1986- ) RG-40/2/C.5

Foster, Nancy E.

Nancy E. Foster Papers, 1972-2010.

4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 753
Nancy E. Foster
Nancy E. Foster

For the better part of four decades, Nancy E. Foster was active in the struggle for social justice, peace, and political reform. From early work in civil rights through her engagement in political reform in Amherst, Mass., Foster was recognized for her work in the movements opposing war, nuclear power, and the assault on civil liberties after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Locally, she worked with her fellow members of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst and with interfaith coalitions to address problems of hunger and homelessness.

Centered in western Massachusetts and concentrated in the last decade of her life (2000-2010), the Nancy Foster Papers includes a record of one woman’s grassroots activism for peace, civil liberties, and social justice. The issues reflected in the collection range from the assault on civil liberties after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to immigration, hunger and poverty, the Iraq Wars, and the conflict in Central America during the 1980s, and much of the material documents Nancy’s involvement with local organizations such as the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. The collection also contains a valuable record of Nancy’s participation in local politics in Amherst, beginning with the records of the 1972 committee which was charged with reviewing the Town Meeting.

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Civil rights--Massachusetts
  • Disaster relief
  • El Salvador--History--1979-1992
  • Hunger
  • Interfaith Cot Shelter (Amherst, Mass.)
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009

Contributors

  • ACLU
  • Lay Academy for Oecumenical Studies
  • Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections
  • Olver, John
  • Pyle, Christopher H.
  • Swift, Alice
  • Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst

Types of material

  • Photographs

Francis, Robert, 1901-1987

Robert Francis Papers, 1891-1988.

17 boxes (8.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 403
Robert Francis, by Frank A. Waugh,<br />Nov. 1939
Robert Francis, by Frank A. Waugh,
Nov. 1939

The poet and essayist Robert Francis settled in Amherst, Mass., in 1926, three years after his graduation from Harvard, and created a literary life that stretched for the better part of half a century. An associate of Robert Frost and friend of many other writers, Francis occasionally worked as a teacher or lecturer, including a brief stint on the faculty at Mount Holyoke College, but he sustained himself largely through his writing, living simply in “Fort Juniper,” a cottage he built on Market Hill Road in North Amherst. A recipient of the Shelley Award (1939) and the Academy of American Poets award for distinguished poetic achievement (1984), Francis was a poet in residence at both Tufts (1955) and Harvard (1960) Universities. He died in Amherst in July 1987.

The Francis Papers contains both manuscript and printed materials, drafts and finished words, documenting the illustrious career of the poet. Of particular note is Francis’s correspondence with other writers, publishing houses, and readers, notably Paul Theroux. Also contains personal photographs and Francis family records and a small number of audio recordings of Francis reading his poetry. Letters from Francis to Regina Codey, 1936-1978, can be found in MS 314 along with two typescript poems by Francis.

Connect to another siteListen to interviews with Francis on Poems to a Listener", 1977-1978

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Poetry--Publishing
  • Poets--Massachusetts
  • University of Massachusetts Press

Contributors

  • Brown, Rosellen
  • Ciardi, John, 1916-
  • De Vries, Peter
  • Fitts, Dudley, 1903-
  • Francis, Robert, 1901-1987
  • Hall, Donald, 1928-
  • Humphries, Rolfe
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
  • Moss, Howard, 1922-
  • Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
  • Theroux, Paul
  • Wilbur, Richard, 1921-

Types of material

  • Audiotapes
  • Phonograph records
  • Photographs

Gershuny, Grace

Grace Gershuny Papers, 1975-1997.

2 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 793
Soul of Soil
Soul of Soil

An organizer, consultant, and educator in the alternative agriculture movement, Grace Gershuny has been active in the field since the 1970s when she worked for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), developing its first organic certification program. As a leader in the movement, Gershuny helped to establish both the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Farmer: The Digest of Sustainable Agriculture. Today she continues to write and teach on the subject, serving as a faculty member at a number of colleges, most recently Green Mountain College.

The collection consists chiefly of printed material from a run of the Organic Farmer to Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) publications and organizational newsletters, such as the Rural Education Center. Amongst these publications are a few small but significant groups of materials including notes from Gershuny’s role as the NOFA VT coordinator in 1979 and her drafts and notes for the second editions of The Soul of Soil.

Subjects

  • Farming--United States
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association
  • Organic farmers
  • Organic farming

Contributors

  • Gershuny, Grace

Goessmann, Charles A. (Charles Anthony), 1827-1910

Charles A. Goessmann Papers, 1850-1917.

(5.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 063
Charles A. Goessmann, ca.1890
Charles A. Goessmann, ca.1890

German-born agricultural chemist, professor of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst when it was known as Massachusetts Agricultural College, and President of the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists and the American Chemical Society who made several important contributions in nineteenth century chemistry and held at least four patents.

The Goessman collection includes correspondence (mostly professional), some with presidents of Massachusetts Agricultural College, William Smith Clark (1826-1886) and Henry Hill Goodell (1839-1905). Also contains handwritten drafts of addresses and articles, his dissertation, printed versions of published writings, handwritten lecture notes, class records, proposed college curricula, notes taken by students, handwritten research notes, newsclippings and offprints utilized in research, and biographical materials.

Subjects

  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Chemistry

Contributors

  • Goessmann, Charles A. (Charles Anthony), 1827-1910

Hall, Madeline

Madeline and Winthrop Goddard Hall Papers, 1907-1957 (Bulk: 1907-1914).

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 603

Residents of Worcester, Mass., Madeline and Winthrop Goddard Hall were part of an extended community of young friends and family associated with the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, including Charlotte and Edwin St. John Ward, Margaret Hall, and Ruth Ward Beach. From 1907 to 1914, Edwin Ward was sent as a missionary to the Levant, working as a physician and teacher at Aintab College in present-day Turkey and Syrian Protestant College in Beirut. Margaret Hall and Ruth Beach were stationed in China, teaching in Tientsin, at the Ponasang Women’s College in Fuzhou, and at the Bridgeman School in Shanghai.

The Hall Papers include 67 lengthy letters from the Ottoman Empire and China, the majority from Charlotte and Edwin Ward. Intimate and often intense, the correspondence provides insight into the social and family life of missionaries and gives a strong sense of the extended community of missionaries.

Subjects

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
  • Lebanon--Description and travel
  • Missionaries--China
  • Missionaries--Middle East
  • Turkey--Description and travel

Contributors

  • Beach, Ruth Ward
  • Hall, Madeline
  • Hall, Margaret
  • Hall, Winthrop Goddard, 1881-1977
  • Ward, Charlotte
  • Ward, Edwin St. John

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

Hampshire Council of Governments

Hampshire Council of Governments Records, 1677-1974.

90 volumes, 17 boxes (80 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 704
Title page, Volume 1 (1671)
Title page, Volume 1 (1671)

The Hampshire Council of Governments is a voluntary association of cities and towns and the successor to the former government of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, that was abolished in 1999. A body politic and corporate, its charter ratified by Massachusetts General Law 34B, S20(b), the Council oversees roadways, the electricity supply, building inspection, tobacco control, cooperative purchasing, and other services for member communities.

The Hampshire Council collection contains a dense record of county-level governance in western Massachusetts from the colonial period through the mid-twentieth century with extensive documentation of the actions of the County Commissioners, and before them the Court of Common Pleas and Court of General Sessions. Rich in documenting the development of the transportation infrastructure of western Massachusetts, the collection offers detailed information associated with the planning and construction of highways, canals, ferries, and railroads, but the early records offer a broad perspective on the evolution of the legal and cultural environment, touching on issues from disorderly conduct (e.g., fornication, Sabbath breaking) to the settlement of estates, local governance, public works, and politics.

Subjects

  • Bridges--Massachusetts--Hampshire Count
  • Dams--Massachusetts--Hampshire Count
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--History
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Indians of North America--Massachusetts
  • Northampton (Mass.)--History
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Social life and customs
  • Railroads--Massachusetts
  • Roads--Massachusetts--Hampshire County
  • Taverns (Inns)--Massachusetts--Hampshire County

Contributors

  • Hampshire County (Mass.). County Commissioners
  • Massachusetts. Court of General Sessions of the Peace (Hampshire County)
  • Massachusetts. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Hampshire County)

Types of material

  • Civil court records
  • Maps
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