Elso S. Barghoorn Journals, 1944-1984.
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 820
The paleobotanist Elso Barghoorn exerted an enormous influence on the scientific understanding of the early evolution of life on earth. After receiving his doctorate at Harvard in 1941, Barghoorn taught briefly at Amherst College before returning to Havard five years later, eventually becoming the Richard A. Fisher Professor of Natural History. A pioneer in paleopalynology, he he and two colleagues announced the startling discovery of a well-preserved Archaean fossil flora in 1954, including the first solid record of fossil bacteria and cyanobacteria from the Gunflint chert of Ontario. Culminating in a landmark 1965 publication (with Stanley Tyler), his work demonstrated conclusively the existence of unicellular fossils and helped to revolutionize study of deep evolutionary time.
The Barghoorn collection consists of seven bound journals containing notes from trips to Panama (1944), Europe (1957-58); Ghana, South Africa, and Tonga (1971-1972); Europe (1972); Hawaii, the South Pacific, and Africa (1975); Greenland (1977); South Africa and Australia (1978); and Australia and the South Pacific (1981). Comprehensive typescripts are available for each journal.
- Harvard University--Faculty
- Panama--Description and travel
- Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011
Types of material
Michael H. Bernhard Solidarity Collection, ca.1975-1989.
3 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 575
A member of the Department of Political Science at Penn State University, Michael Bernhard specializes in the comparative history of institutional change in East Central Europe and the political economy of democratic survival and breakdown. Since receiving his doctorate from Columbia University in 1988, Bernhard has written extensively on various aspects of the democratic transition in Poland and East Germany.
The Bernhard Collection contains photocopies and some original materials of underground publications by the Solidarity Movement in Poland, most of which were crudely published and illegally distributed. The collection also includes a series of posters for Solidarity candidates during the first post-Communist election.
- NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization)
- Underground press publications--Poland
Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979.
169 boxes (84.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 411
Educator, sociologist, scholar, and author. Includes personal and professional correspondence; administrative and teaching records; research data; manuscripts of published and unpublished speeches, articles and books; photographs; and Bond family papers, especially those of Horace Bond’s father, James Bond. Fully represented are Bond’s two major interests: black education, especially its history and sociological aspects, and Africa, particularly as related to educational and political conditions.
Correspondents include many notable African American educators, Africanists, activists, authors and others, such as Albert C. Barnes, Claude A. Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Arna Bontemps, Ralph Bunche, Rufus Clement, J.G. St. Clair Drake, W.E.B. Du Bois, Edwin Embree, John Hope Franklin, E. Franklin Frazier, W.C. Handy, Thurgood Marshall, Benjamin E. Mays, Pauli Murray, Kwame Nkrumah, Robert Ezra Park, A. Phillip Randolph, Lawrence P. Reddick, A.A. Schomburg, George Shepperson, Carter G. Woodson and Monroe Work.
- Africa--Description and travel
- African American educators
- African Americans--Education--History--20th century
- American Society of African Culture
- Atlanta University
- Dillard University
- Fort Valley State College
- International African American Corporation
- Julius Rosenwald Fund
- Lincoln University
- Race relations--United States
- Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951
- Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972
- Bond, James, 1863-1929
- Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
- Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972
Types of material
Mitzi Bowman Papers, ca.1970-2010.
12 boxes (18 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 761
For years, Mitzi Bowman and her husband Pete were stalwarts of the progressive community in Connecticut, and tireless activists in the movements for social justice, peace, and the environment. Shortly after their marriage in 1966, the Bowman’s settled in Newtown and then in Milford, Conn., where Pete worked as an engineer and where Mitzi had trouble finding employment due to her outspoken ways. In close collaboration, the couple became ardent opponents of the war in Vietnam as well as opponents of nuclear weaponry. The focus of their activism took a new direction in 1976, when they learned of plans to ship spent nuclear fuel rods near their home. Founding their first antinuclear organization, STOP (Stop the Transport of Pollution), they forced the shipments to be rerouted, and they soon devoted themselves to shutting down nuclear power in Connecticut completely, including the Millstone and Connecticut Yankee facilities, the latter of which was decommissioned in 1996. The Bowmans were active in a wide array of other groups, including the New Haven Green Party, the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone, the People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE), and they were founding members of Fight the (Utility Rate) Hike, the Progressive Action Roundtable, and Don’t Waste Connecticut. Two years after Pete died on Feb. 14, 2006 at the age of 78, Mitzi relocated to Vermont, carrying on her activism.
The Bowman Papers center on Mitzi and Pete Bowman’s antinuclear activism, dating from their first forays with STOP in the mid-1970s through the growth of opposition to Vermont Yankee in the approach to 2010. The collection offers a valuable glimpse into the early history of grassroots opposition to nuclear energy and the Bowmans’ approach to organizing and their connections with other antinuclear activists and to the peace and environmental movements are reflected in an extensive series of notes, press releases, newsclippings, talks, ephemera, and correspondence. The collections also includes extensive subject files on radiation, nuclear energy, peace, and related topics.
- Antinuclear movement--Connecticut
- Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone
- Don't Waste Connecticut
- STOP (Stop the Transport of Pollution)
Eric J. Brock Collection, 1957-1995.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 693
A consulting architectural historian and urban planner based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Eric J. Brock was born in San Francisco, California, but with deep family roots in New York, New England, and the coastal Deep South. The author of sixteen books and several hundred popular and academic journal articles on Louisiana history, Brock is a member of the board and former president of the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society of Shreveport, a former board member of the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, a member of Save Our Cemeteries of New Orleans, of Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries, and a current or former member of multiple preservation and museum organizations. Brock has a deep interest in cemetery preservation and in the multi-faceted role of cemeteries as archives of architectural, historical, genealogical, and artistic importance and as benchmarks of cultural change and development.
With an emphasis on New Orleans and Shreveport, the Brock collection consists primarily of articles and newsclippings on Jewish and other Louisiana cemeteries.
- Jewish cemeteries--Louisiana
Warren F. Broderick Photograph Collection, 1982-1983.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 028
A senior archives and records management specialist at the New York State Archives, Warren F. Broderick has published extensively on topics ranging from gravestone carving to the history of the upper Hudson River Valley. He is co-author of Pottery Works (1995), editor of a new edition of Granville Hicks’s Small Town (2004), and a contributor of numerous journal articles of historical subjects.
The Broderick Collection includes photographs of tombstones in Old Catholic Cemeteries in, Lansingburgh and Lebanon Springs, N.Y., and St. Josephs Cemetery, Pittsfield, Mass. The collection includes a folder of slides taken of St. Josephs Cemetery by Barbara Rotundo.
- Gravestones--New York
- Stone carving--New York
- Association for Gravestone Studies
- Broderick, Warren F
Types of material
Robert J. Carton Papers, 1935-2002 (Bulk: 1983-2002).
(3 boxes linear feet).
Call no.: MS 643
The environmental scientist Robert J. Carton emerged in the mid-1980s as one of the leading scientific critics of fluoridation of the water supply. After receiving his doctorate in Environmental Science from Rutgers University, Carton accepted a position in 1972 with the Office of Toxic Substances in the Environmental Protection Agency, assessing the risks associated with a range of toxic substances from asbestos to arsenic and hexachlorobenzene. By 1985, Carton became concerned about EPA standards for fluoride in drinking water, taking a public stance against undue political influence in framing those standards and insisting that there was no scientific evidence that fluorides prevented tooth decay and that any level of fluoride exposure presented a significant health hazard. In 1992, Carton left the EPA to work for as Chief of Environmental Compliance for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Consisting primarily of research, notes, and some correspondence relating to the health effects of fluoridation of drinking water, the collection documents Robert Carton’s nearly two decade long struggle against the EPA and federal government. Also included are transcripts of filings relating to various legal challenges against fluoridation during the mid-1980s.
- Drinking water--Law and legislation--United States
- Fluorides--Physiological effect
- United States. Environmental Protection Agency
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- 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
Margo Culley Papers, 1973-1985.
1 box (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 103
A former Professor of English at UMass Amherst and contributor to the Program in Women’s Studies, Margaret (Margo) Culley was a specialist in women’s literature, particularly in women’s autobiography and diaries as a literary form. Her research drew variously upon work in literature, history, American studies, and religion, exploring gender and genre, language, subjectivity, memory, cultural diversity, and narrative. Between 1985 and 1994, she edited three volumes on American women’s autobiographical writing, and another on feminist teaching in the college classroom.
The Culley Papers offer a somewhat fragmentary glimpse into Culley’s academic career and her commitments to women’s literature. The collection includes selected notes for research and teaching, annotated bibliographies of women’s literature, a performance script for The Voices of Lost New England Women Writers, a federal grant proposal for The Black Studies/Women’s Studies Faculty Development Project (1981), and notes related to a study on minority women in the classroom. Letters collected by Culley’s students (late 18th and early 19th century) have been separated from the collection and designated as manuscript collections.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Women
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Program in Women's Studies
Artemas Cushman Account Book, 1822-1846.
1 vol. (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 073 bd
Born in Middleborough, Mass., in 1781, Artemas Cushman relocated to the central Vermont town of Braintree as a young man and spent decades as a carpenter and house joiner. He and his wife Phebe Spear raised a family of nine, one of whom (Artemas’ namesake) rose to local prominence as a officer in the state militia and representative in the state house and senate. Cushman died in Braintree in 1864.
Cushman’s small ledger is a fine record of the day-to-day work of an antebellum carpenter in rural Vermont. Part daybook and part account book, and often lacking in detail, Cushman’s entries document the work of a skilled artisan engaged in constructing or repairing houses, windmills, cider mills, bake houses, sheds, and barns, and at least one school. Occasionally, he applied his skills to smaller projects such as mending a wheel or making a wagon body or coffin, and less frequently he was compensated for manual labor (haying or planting). In a cash-poor economy, Cushman was typically repaid through an exchange of labor, or through commodities such as brandy, grain, or pork.
- Braintree (Vt.)--Economic conditions--19th century
Types of material