Results for: “Painters--South America” (259 collections)SCUA

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 26

Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935

Kenyon Leech Butterfield Papers, 1889-1945.

(12 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/1 B88
Kenyon L. Butterfield
Kenyon L. Butterfield

An agricultural and educational reformer born in 1868, Kenyon Butterfield was the ninth president of Massachusetts Agricultural College and one of the university’s most important figures. An 1891 graduate of Michigan Agricultural College and recipient of MA in Economics and Rural Sociology from the University of Michigan (1902), Butterfield entered university administration early in his career, becoming President of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1903 and, only three years later, of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Possessed of a Progressive spirit, Butterfield revolutionized the college during his 18 years in Amherst, expanding and diversifying the curriculum, quadrupling the institutional budget, fostering a dramatic increase in the presence of women on campus and expanding the curriculum, and above all, helping to promote the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 and developing the Cooperative Extension Service into a vital asset to the Commonwealth. Nationally, he maintained a leadership role in the field of rural sociology and among Land Grant University presidents. After leaving Amherst in 1924, Butterfield served as President at Michigan Agricultural College for four years and was active in missionary endeavors in Asia before retiring. He died at his home in Amherst on Nov. 25, 1936.

The Butterfield Papers contain biographical materials, administrative and official papers of both of his presidencies, typescripts of his talks, and copies of his published writings. Includes correspondence and memoranda (with students, officials, legislators, officers of organizations, and private individuals), reports, outlines, minutes, surveys, and internal memoranda.

Subjects

  • Agricultural education--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Agricultural education--Michigan--History--Sources
  • Agricultural extension work--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Agricultural extension work--United States--History--Sources
  • Agriculture--United States--History--Sources
  • Education--United States--History--Sources
  • Food supply--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Higher education and state--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Alumni and alumnae
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
  • Massachusetts State College--Faculty
  • Michigan Agricultural College--History
  • Michigan Agricultural College. President
  • Rural churches--United States--History--Sources
  • Rural development--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Women--Education (Higher)--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • World War, 1914-1918

Contributors

  • Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935

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

Concordance for the Archives, S

[ A ][ B ][ C ][ D ][ E ][ F ][ G ][ H ][ I, J ][ K ][ L ][ M ][ N ]
[ O ][ P, Q ][ R ][ S ][ T ][ U ][ V ][ W ][ XYZ ]

S

Sabbatical Leave
RG-40/1/6
Sabbatical Leave Committee (Faculty Senate, 1956-1961)
RG-40/2/A3
SADL
see Student Affairs Leadership and Development Master’s Degree Program (SADL) (School of Education) RG-13/4/3/1
SADRI
see Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI) (Sociology Department) RG-25/S7/1
SAFA
see Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA) RG-45/40/S6.7
Safety, Campus (Official University Committee) (1923-1924)
RG-40/2/S1
Safety Committee (Official University Committee) (1978)
RG-40/2/S1.5
Sailing Club (1976, 2001- ) RG-45/40/S3

SALALM
see Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) (1973-1976) RG-8/9
Salaries and Cost of Living (Official University Committee) (1919)
RG-40/2/S2C6
Salaries (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/4
Salaries, Faculty Committee on Trusteeship and Faculty
see Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
Salary (Official University Committee) (1947-1948)
RG-40/2/S2
Salary Scale for Exchange Teachers, Four College, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1964)
RG-40/2/A3
Sam Spark’s Greatest Hits (Student Publication) (1968)
RG-45/00/S2
SAREO
see Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
SARIS
see Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
SCERA
see Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA) RG-45/10
Schedule (Official University Committee) (1910-1923)
RG-40/2/S2.5
Schedule Office
RG-6/16
Scheduling, Advisory Committee for (1983- )
RG-40/2/S2.7
Scheduling and Registration Committee (Faculty Senate, 1957-1958, 1962-1963, 1966)
RG-40/2/A3
Scholarship (Official University Committee) (1910-1957)
RG-40/2/S3
see also Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963-1976) RG-40/2/A3
Scholarship and Admissions, Committee on (1928-1947) (Restricted Access)
RG-40/2/S3
Scholarship, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
RG-40/2/A3
Scholarships
see Financial Aid, Scholarships RG-30/14
Scholarships and Study Abroad, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)

School of Business Administration
see School of Management RG-12
School of Education
RG-13
School of Education (pre-1967)
RG-13/2
School of Education (1967-1977)
RG-13/3
School of Education (1977-1993)
RG-13/4
School of Education (1993- )
RG-13/4/10
School of Education, Administration (Deans, Grants, Personnel)
RG-13/1
School of Education Alumni Newsletter
RG-13/00
School of Education, Catalogs
RG-13/3/5
School of Education, Centers, General
RG-13/3/12
School of Education, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971, 1975)
RG-40/2/A3
see also School of Education Evaluation Committee (Faculty Senate, 1970) RG-40/2/A3
School of Education, Concentrations
RG-13/4/10
School of Education, Division of Educational Policy, Research and Administration (EPRA)
see Division of Educational Policy, Research and Administration (EPRA) (School of Education) RG-13/4/2
School of Education, Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS)
see Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS) RG-13/4/1
School of Education Evaluation Committee (Faculty Senate, 1970)
RG-40/2/A3
see also School of Education, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971, 1975) RG-40/2/A3
School of Education, Film Lecture Series
see School of Education Innovations in Education (1968) RG-13/3/10
School of Education, Flexible Scheduling Module
RG-13/3/7
School of Education, Future (Official University Committee) (1976)
RG-40/2/S3E3
School of Education, Governance (Assembly, Council, Faculty Meetings, Reports)
RG-13/3/3
School of Education, Graduate Alumni Newsletter (1976-1986, 1988)
RG-13/00
School of Education, Marathons
RG-13/3/4
School of Education Newsletter
see Beacon (School of Education) (1970- ) RG-13/00
see also The School of Education Newsletter (1987) RG-13/00
School of Education, Programs
RG-13/3/25
School of Education, Publications
RGs-13/00, 13/4/00, 13/5/00
School of Education, Review Committee (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971, 1975)
RG-40/2/A3
School of Education, Workshops
RG-13/3/9
School of Engineering (College of Engineering)
see College of Engineering RG-14
School of Health Sciences
see School of Public Health and Health Sciences (1993- ) RG-17
see also School of Public Health (1973-1989) RG-17
School of Nursing RG-17/3
School of Management
RG-12
School of Management, Dean
RG-12/1
School of Management, Publications
RG-12/00
School of Management–Newsletter (1983-1985)
RG-12/00
School of Nursing
see Nursing RG-17/3
School of Nursing and Nursing Alumni Association Newsletter
RG-17/3
School of Physical Education
RG-18
School of Physical Education, Dean
RG-18/1
School of Public Health (1988-1993)
see School of Public Health and Health Sciences (1993- ) RG-17
School of Public Health and Health Sciences (1993- )
RG-17
Science Alliance, Applied Behavioral
see Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974) RG-40/3/A6
Science and Technology Advancement (STA) (1995- )
RG-39/10
Science Enrichment Program (Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics)
see Mathematics and Statistics Department–Science Enrichment Program RG-25/M5/3
Science Fiction Club (1967- )
RG-45/40/S4
Science Journal (Public Affairs) (1979-1994)
RG-5/3/1
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute (1996- )
RG-25/S3
Scientific Reasoning Research Institute
see Physics and Astronomy–Scientific Reasoning Research Institute RG-25/P3/3
Scientific Reasoning Research Institute–Newsletter (1988- )
RG-25/P3/00
SCORE
see Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Inc. (SCORE) RG-45/40/S7
Scrapbooks (Memorabilia, General)
RG-183/4
Scrolls (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/S4
Scrolls (Printed Materials, Oversize)
RG-184/8
Sculptures (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/S8
see also Metawampe RG-36/50/M5
SDS
see Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) RG-45/80/S8.2
Sea Grant Advisory Program (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1977-1981)
RG-15/8.1
Second Language
see English as a Second Language RG-11/7
Second Wind, Athletic Department
see Athletic Department, Second Wind RG-18/2
Secondary Teacher Education Program Newsletter
see STEPNEWS RG-13/00
Secretary, Faculty Senate
see Senate Secretary (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A5
Secretary of the University
RG-3/3
Security (Student Affairs)
RG-30/19
Security (Library)
RG-8/1/6
Seed Inspection Service
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Seed Inspection Service RG-15/2.2
SEIU
see Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Local 509) RG-40/5/S5
Semi-Centennial (Official University Committee) (1913-1921)
RG-40/2/S4
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) (1973-1976)
RG-8/9
Senate, Stockbridge
see Stockbridge Senate RG-45/5
Senate, Student
see Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1
Senior Fence (Physical Plant) RG-36/50/S8.5
Senior Honors, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1957,1965,1968-1969) RG-40/2A3
Senior Honors Theses/Projects/Portfolios (1894- )
RG-46/3
Sensitivity and T-Group Experiences, ad hoc Committee of Consultants to the University for
(Faculty Senate, 1971) RG-40/2/A3
Service Department, Policies and Practices of the, Committee on the
(Faculty Senate, 1965-1990) RG-40/2/A3
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Local-509)
RG-40/5/S5
Service Learning Curriculum, Special Committee on (1994- ) (Official University Committee)
RG-40/2/S4.2
1776 AFS-CME, Local Council-41
see Local 1776 (Council-41) RG-40/5/S4
Sewer Lines (Physical Plant) (1913)
RG-36/50/S8.75
Sex Education Program, Peer
see Peer Sex Education Program RG-30/15/2/2
Sexual Assault Advisory Committee (Official University Committee)
RG-40/2/S4.5
SFA
see Students for America (SFA) RG-45/80/S8.3
SGA
see Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1
SGAF
see Student Group For Academic Freedom (SGAF) (1972)
RG-45/40/S7.25
Shade Tree Lab
RG-25/P5.2
Shakespearean Club
see Alpha Sigma Phi (College Shakespearean Club) RG-45/90/C6
Sheep Shearing
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Sheep Shearing (1947, 1954-1955) RG-15/8
see also Extension Service, Cooperative–Beef and Sheep Highlights (1967-1975) RG-15/8
SHEIR
see Statewide Higher Education Information Reporting, Committee for (SHEIR) RG-60/11
Shofar (1982-1988)
RG-25/J8/00
Shofar (1998- )
RG-30/1/1/1
Short Courses
see Summer School, Short Courses (1907-1977) RG-6/17
dingbatShorthorn (1921-1957) (View online)
RG-45/00/S8
see also Stosag (1958-1991,1993-1995) RG-45/00/S8
Shorthorn Newsletter (1962-1963, 1971, 1974-1977)
RG-45/00/S3.1
Shubenacadie Club (1921-1942)
RG-40/3/S3
Sidewalks (Physical Plant) (1984)
RG-36/50/S9
Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series
RG-186/10
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1935-1937, 1988)
RG-45/90/S5.2
Sigma Alpha Mu (1981- )
RG-45/90/S5.25
Sigma Delta Tau (1945-1986)
RG-45/90/S5.3
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (1956- )
RG-45/90/S5.35
Sigma Kappa (1963, 1988-1994) RG-45/90/S5.4

Sigma Lamda Alpha (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/S4.25
Sigma Phi Epsilon (1914- )
RG-45/90/S5.5
Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sig) (1985)
RG-45/90/S5.9
Sigma Theta Tau (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/S4.5
Sigma Xi (1938-1968)
RG-40/3/S4
Sign Language
see Hands Club (Sign Language) (1980s- ) RG-45/40/H2.5
Signal, College
see College Signal (Student Newspaper) RG-45/00/C6.4
Signet (1909-1952)
see Phi Sigma Kappa RG-45/90/P5.6
Significant Bits(Computer and Information Science) (1999-)
RG-25/C9/00
see also Loose Change(Computer and Information Science) (1993-1999) RG-25/C9/00
Simmons College
see Boston University combined degree-granting with UMass and Simmons College RG-60/4
SIMS
see Students International Mediation Society (SIMS) RG-45/70/S8
Singing Clubs
RG-25/M9.5
Single Parents Association (1992-1995)
RG-45/40/S4.1
SITEC
see Strategic Information Technology Center (SITEC) (1998- ) RG-12/8
Skating
see Sports, Men’s Skating (1937-1938) RG-18/2
Sketches (Cartographic Materials)
RG-181/5
Ski Club/Ski and Board Club (1970- )
RG-45/40/S4.2
Ski Team
see Sports, Mens Ski Team (1936-1938, 1988- ) RG-18/2
Slavic Department
see Slavic Languages and Literature RG-25/S5
Slavic Languages and Literature
RG-25/S5
Slavic Studies
see Slavic Languages and Literature RG-25/S5
Soviet and East European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/S7.5
Slide Collection, Photo Center
see Photo Center Slide Collection RG-187/2
Slide Show, UMass 125th Anniversary (1988)
see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
Slide Shows, Home Economics
see Home Economics Slide Shows RG-187/3
Slide Shows, Library
see Library Slide Shows (including Audio Tapes) RG-187/4
Slides (35mm)
RG-187
Slides, Glass Lantern
RG-188
Small Business Development Center, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) RG-12/10
Small Farm/Rural Development Resource Center (1970′s)
RG-15/8.7
Smile (General/Special Interest Group) (1970)
RG-45/40/S4.25
Smoke Signals (1952-1986)
RG-45/40/O9
SMU
see Southeastern Massachusetts University (Dartmouth Campus) RG-55/5
SNA
see Student Nurses Association (SNA) (1987- ) RG-45/40/S7.4
SNPS
see Student Notes and Printing Service (SNPS) RG-45/40/S7.35
SNUFF
see Student Network United to Fight Fires (SNUFF) RG-45/40/S7.3
Soccer
see Sports, Mens Soccer (1930- ) RG-18/2
Sports, Womens Soccer (1980- ) RG-18/2
Social Action, Center for
RG-45/80/S6
Social Action Groups (Student)
RG-45/80
see also Student Center for Educational Advocacy and Research (SCERA) RG-45/10
Social and Behavioral Sciences Cluster, Humanistic Applications of
see Humanistic Applications of Social and Behavioral Sciences Cluster (School of Education) RG-13/3/15
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Dean
RG-11/31
Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty
RG-11/30
Social and Cultural Diversity, Sub-Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1992)
RG-40/2/A3
Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI)
see Sociology Department–Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI) RG-25/S7
Social Justice, Counsel on Community, Diversity and
see Counsel on Community, Diversity and Social Justice (1997- ) RG-4/17
Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
RG-25/S6
Social Thought and Political Economy Newsletter
RG-25/S6/00
Social Union (1872-1940)
RG-45/90/S6
Socialistic Faculty Caucus
RG-40/5/S6
Sociology Department
RG-25/S7
Sociology Department–Graduate Sociology Association
RG-25/S7/3
Sociology Department–Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI)
RG-25/S7
Sociology Newsletter (1987-1992)
RG-25/S7/00
Soil Auger
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Soil Auger (1940-1956) RG-15/8
Solar Habitat (Physical Plant) (1984)
RG-36/50/S10
Solid Waste Management, Office of/Waste Management and Moving Services (Physical Plant)
RG-36/10
Solstice
see Statesman, Summer Statesman, Crier, Summer Crier, Summer News, Summer Time and Solstice RG-45/00/S7
Songbooks and Songs
RG-45/00/S4
SOS
see Students on Security (SOS) RG-45/40/S4.5
Soul TV (on Channel 19) (1999- )
RG-45/30/S6
Sound Recordings
RG-185
South Asia Club (1992- )
RG-45/40/S4.23
Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU)
RG-55/5
Southwest (Residential Buildings)
RG-36/102/S6
Southwest Area Government (SWAG)
RG-45/9
Soviet and East European Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/S7.5
Soviet Area, Human Rights in the, Committee for
see Human Rights in the Soviet Area, Committee for (1974) RG-40/3/H8
Space and Calendar Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968- )
RG-40/2/A3
Space Management, Office of Campus Planning and (1996- )
see Office of Space Management (OSM) RG-4/14
Spanish and Portuguese Department
see Hispanic Literature and Linguistics RG-25/H4
Spanish CCEBS
RG-6/4/12/2
Spanish Club
see Hispanic Department–Spanish Club RG-25/H4/3
Speakers Bureau (Public Affairs)
RG-5/5
Speaking Contests, Student Oratory (1870-1948)
RG-25/C7.3
Special Bulletin (Experiment Station )
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Special Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Special Collections and Rare Books (Library) (1904- )
RG-8/3/6
Special Days
see Centennial and other anniversaries; Special Days RG-1/8
Special Education, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/4
Special Interest Groups, General
see General/Special Interest Groups (Student Body) RG-45/40
Special Programs, Associate Provost for
see Associate Provost for Special Programs (1968-1982) RG-6/4
Special Reports of the University (1917- )
RG-1/00/3
Special Services (Student Affairs)
RG-30/1/6
dingbatSpectrum (1965-1966): student guidebook (View online)
RG 30/00/2
see also Handbooks RG-30/00/2
dingbatSpectrum (1967-2000): student literary and artistic journal (View online)
RG-45/00/S5
Speech Department
see Communication Studies, Department of RG-25/C7
Sponsored Activities (1975-1996)
RG-4/4
see also Coordinator of Research, Graduate School (1958-1973) RG-10/3
Sport Parachute Club
see Parachute Club, Sport RG-45/40/O9.5
Sport Studies Department
RG-25/S8
Sports
RG-18/2
Sports (Photographs)
RG-141
see also Panoramic Photos and Oversize Photos RG-170
Intramural and Recreational Sports (Photographs) (1969-1989) RG-141/1
Sports Club Newsletters
see Athletic Department–Sports Club Newsletter RG-18/2
see also Touchdown Club RG-50/1
Sports Studies
RG-25/S8
Sportsman Club (1911, 1998)
RG-45/40/S4.25
Spotlight (1985-1987, 1995-1997)
RG-11/13
Spot-Light for Extension Workers (Extension Service, Cooperative)
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Spot-Light for Extension Workers (1927-1930) RG-15/8
see also Extension Service, Cooperative– Spot-Light for Mass. Extension Workers (1948-1955) RG-15/8
Spot-Light for Massachusetts Extension Workers (Extension Service, Cooperative)
RG-15/8
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Spot-Light for Massachusetts Extension Workers (1948-1955) RG-15/8
see also Extension Service, Cooperative–Spot-Light for Extension Workers (1927-1930) RG-15/8
Springfield Teacher Recruitment to Increase Diversity in Education
see Project STRIDE (1996- ) RG-13/1/2
dingbatSquib (Student Publication) (1914-1924) (View online)
RG-45/00/S6
SSAM
see State Student Association of Massachusetts (SSAM) RG-45/40/S6.5
SSAM States (Student Publication) (1986 )
RG-45/40/S6.5
STA
see Science and Technology Advancement (STA) (1995- ) RG-39/10
Staff (Photographs)
see Faculty and Staff (Photographs) RG-120
Staff, Faculty and
see Faculty and Staff RG-40
Staff, Faculty and (Photographs)
see Faculty and Staff (Photographs) RG-120
Staff Appeals Committee, Professional
see Professional Staff Appeals Committee RG-40/5/P7.5
Staff Association, University
see University Staff Association (USA) RG-40/5/U6
Staff, Individual Members of Faculty and
see Individual Members of Faculty and Staff RG-40/11
Staff Woman, The (Everywomans Center) (1976-1978)
RG-7/2/00
Stages (Department of Theater) (1991-1992)
RG-25/T3/00
START
see Students Advocating Rights Together (START) RG-45/40/S6.9
State College Review (Office of Public Information) (1926-1931)
RG-5/3
State Planning Board (1930′s)
RG-15/8.5
State Relations
RG-39/2
State Relationships (Official University Committee) (1933-1934)
RG-40/2/S5
State Student Association of Massachusetts (SSAM) (1983- )
RG-45/40/S6.5
State Universities
see Land-Grant Colleges, State Universities RG-60/1
Statesman
see Singing Clubs–Statesman RG-25/M9.5
Statesman, Summer Statesman (Student Publications)
RG-45/00/S7
see also Crier RG-45/00/S7
Summer Crier RG-45/00/S7
Summer News RG-45/00/S7
Summer Time RG-45/00/S7
Solstice RG-45/00/S7
Statewide Higher Education Information Reporting, Committee for (SHEIR) RG-60/11

Statistical Consulting Center
RG-10/6
Statistical Consulting Center Newsletter (1984-1987)
RG-10/6
Statistics
see Mathematics and Statistics Department RG-25/M5
Statistics, University
see University Statistics (USTAT) (1998- ) (Student Special Interest Group) RG-45/40/U8
STEM Education Institute
see Science, Technoloty, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute (1996- ) RG-25/53
STEPNEWS (Secondary Teacher Education Program Newsletter) (1989-1992)
RG-13/00
Stereo Co-ops (1977)
RG-45/40/S4.3
Stockbridge Alumni
RG-50/3
Stockbridge Alumni News (1929- )
RG-50/3
see also The Two Year News (1925-1928) RG-50/3
Stockbridge School (Official University Committee) (1924-1945)
RG-40/2/S6
Stockbridge School of Agriculture (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/5
Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Microfilm)
RG-190/19
Stockbridge Senate
RG-45/5
Stockbridge Student Senate
see Stockbridge Senate RG-45/5
Stonewall Center (1995- )
RG-30/2/6
Stones (Memorial)
see Memorial Stones and Plaques RG-36/50/M4
Store, University
see University Store RG-37/5
dingbatStosag (Stockbridge School Yearbook) (1958-1991, 1993-1995) (View online)
RG-45/00/S8
see also Stosag (duplicates) (1961-1969) RG-99/9
STPEC
see Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC) RG-25/S6
STPEC Newsletter (1975- )
RG-25/S6/00
Strategic Information Technology Center (SITEC) (1998- )
RG-12/8
Strategic Planning Process (Official University Committee) (1993- )
RG-40/2/S6.5
Student Action Committee
see Town Meeting (Student Action Committee) RG-45/12
Student Activities (Official University Committee ) (1909-1911)
RG-40/2/S7
Student Activities Office
RG-30/30
Student activities without formal organization or name
RG-45/100
Student Advocate (Student Senate, Student Government Association (SGA)) (1981-1982)
RG-45/1
Student Affairs
RG-30
Student Affairs and University Life Council (Faculty Senate, 1993-1994)
RG-40/2/A5
Student Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Associate RG-30/1/1
Student Affairs, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1965-1971, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
Student Affairs Committee, RSO Sub-Committee of
see RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee RG-30/23/3
Student Affairs, Committees in
see Committees in Student Affairs RG-30/1/3
Student Affairs, Connection
see Connection RG-30/00
Student Affairs, Handbooks
see Handbooks (Student Affairs) (1890- ) RG-30/00/2
Student Affairs Information Services (SARIS)
see Student Affairs Research and Education Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
Student Affairs Leadership and Development Master’s Degree Program (SADL) (School of Education)
RG-13/4/3/1
Student Affairs, Notes from the Vice Chancellor for
see Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (1973-1978) RG-30/00/1
Student Affairs, Operations Council
see Operations Council (Student Affairs) RG-30/1/2
Student Affairs, Publications
RG-30/00
Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO)
RG-30/27
Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office Reports (SAREO)
RG-30/27
Student Affairs Research, Information and Systems (SARIS)
see Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
Student Affairs Review (Official University Committee) (1998- )
RG-40/2/S7.5
Student Affairs, Special Services
see Special Services (Student Affairs) RG-30/1/6
Student Affairs, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs RG-30/1
Student Affairs, Vice Chancellor for–Official Notice (1974-1975)
RG-30/1
Student Alliance for Israel (1982)
RG-45/80/S7.9
Student Body
RG-45
Student Body, Media
see Media, other than publications (Student Body) RG-45/30
Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA)
RG-45/10
Student Christian Association
see Christian Association, Student RG-45/70/C5.3
Student Coalition
RG-45/80/S8
Student Coalition, Public
see Public Student Coalition RG-45/45/P8
Student Communication Board (Faculty Senate, 1966-1970)
RG-40/2/A3
Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Inc. (SCORE) (1974)
RG-45/40/S7
Student Craft Market
see Craft Market (Student) RG-45/40/C7
Student Curriculum Committee
see Curriculum, Student RG-40/2/C9.5
Student Development and Career Planning Center
RG-30/9
see also Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) RG-11/8
Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
RG-13/5/2
Student Directories
see Directories, mugbooks, catalogs of graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Directories (Alumni) RG-50/00/1
Student Employees, Union of
see Union of Student Employees RG-45/45/U5
Student Employment Office
see Financial Aid, Scholarships–Student Employment Office RG-30/14
Student Federal Credit Union
see Credit Union, Student Federal RG-45/40/C10
Student Fee Book
see Treasurer--Student Fee Book (1971- ) RG-3/4/1
Student Government Association
see Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1
Student Government, Summer
see Summer Student Government RG-45/6
Student Group for Academic Freedom (SGAF) (1972)
RG-45/40/S7.25
dingbatStudent Handbook (View online)
see Handbook (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
Student Health Records (Microfilms) RG-190/7

Student Housing, Married
see Married Students Housing Committee RG-35/12/2
see also Married Student Housing (Microfilms) RG-190/8
Student Interest Research Seminar
see Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA) RG-45/10
Student Life (Official University Committee) (1911-1924, 1940-1955, n.d.)
RG-40/2/S7L5
Student Life (University Historical Collection) (1868- )
RG-1/204
Student Life Committee (Student Senate) (1936-1945, 1966-1967)
RG-45/7/S7
Student Life, Fraternities and
see Fraternities and Student Life (Official University Committee) RG-40/2/F7
Student Mobilization Committee
see Mobilization Committee, Student RG-45/80/M6
Student Newsnote on Massachusetts Higher Education (1976)
RG-45/00/S8.5
Student Network United to Fight Fires (SNUFF) (1983)
RG-45/40/S7.3
Student Notes and Printing Service (SNPS) (1988-1998)
RG-45/40/S7.35
Student Nurses Association (SNA) (1987-1998)
RG-45/40/S7.4
Student Oratory
see Speaking Contests, Student Oratory RG-25/C7.3
Student Organizations (Photographs)
RG-140
Student Organizations, Miscellaneous (Photographs)
RG-140/3
Student Organizations Office, Recognized
see Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO) RG-30/23
Student Organizing Project (1975-1986)
RG-45/45/O7
Student Papers, Textbooks, Memorabilia, Biography (by year of graduation)
see Classes by Year (including individual students) RG-50/6
Student Personnel Administrative Council
see Dean of Students–Student Personnel Administrative Council RG-30/2
Student Protests and Demonstrations
RG-45/101
Student Publications
RG-45/00
Student Publications and Broadcast Board
see Publications and Broadcast Board, Student RG-45/30/P8
Student Redemption Service
see Redemption Service, Student RG-45/40/R5
Student Rights Advocate (1989-1994)
RG-45/2
Student Run Co-ops and Businesses
see Co-ops and Businesses, Student Run RG-45/40/C6.5
Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA))
RG-45/1
Student Senate, Academic Affairs Committee
see Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A2
Student Senate, Auto Pool Committee
see Auto Pool Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A8
Student Senate, Budget Committee
see Budget Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/B8
Student Senate, Committees
see Committees (Student Senate) RG-45/7
see also Joint Committees of Faculty and Senate and Either or Both Student Senates RG-40/4
Student Senate, Communications Committee
see Communications Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/C6
Student Senate, Executive
see Executive, Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1/1
Student Senate, Faculty and Educational Policy, Committee on
see Faculty and Educational Policy Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/F3
Student Senate, Graduate
see Graduate Student Senate RG-45/20
Student Senate, Judiciary
see Judiciary (Student Senate) RG-45/1/2
Student Senate, Lecture Note Program
see Lecture Note Program (Student Senate) RG-45/7/L4
Student Senate, Public Policy
see Public Policy (Student Senate) RG-45/7/P8
Student Senate, Reform Committee
see Reform Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/R4
Student Senate, Rents and Fees
see Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/R5
Student Senate, Student Life Committee
see Student Life Committee (Student Senate) (1936-1945, 1966-1967) RG-45/7/S7
Student Senate, Transit Service
see Transit Service (Student Senate) RG-45/7/T7
Student Senates, Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both
see Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates RG-40/4
Student Services Review Commission, Minority
see Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988) RG-40/2/ M6
Student Support Services
see Graduate Student Support Services RG-9/2/2
Student Telephone Directory
see Directories, mugbooks, catalogs of graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Student to Student (Student Publication) (1978)
RG-45/00/S9
Student Union
RG-37/10
Student Union, Campus Center
see Campus Center, Student Union RG-37
Student Union/Campus Center Governing Board (SUG Board)
see Board of Governors (Campus Center, Student Union) RG-37/11
Student Union Committee, Multicultural
see Multicultural Student Union Committee (1991) RG-40/2/M10
Student Union Governing Board
see Board of Governors (Campus Center, Student Union) RG-37/11
Student Union, Radical
see Radical Student Union RG-45/80/R1
Student Unionization (1975-1986)
RG-45/45/S7
Student Video Project
see Union Video Center (Student Video Project) RG-45/30/U5
Student Volunteer Services (SVS) (1974)
RG-45/80/S9
Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) (1961-1985)
RG-45/40/S8.8
Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA)
RG-45/40/S6.7
Students Advocating Rights Together (START) (1986-1988)
RG-45/40/S6.9
Students and Alumni by Class
see Classes (Alumni) RG-50/6
Students and Alumni by Class (Photographs)
RG-130
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Students, Dean of
see Dean of Students RG-30/2
Students for a Safe Campus (1988)
RG-45/40/S7.2
Students for America (SFA) (1987)
RG-45/80/S8.3
Students for Democratic Society (SDS) (1968-1988)
RG-45/80/S8.2
Students for Political Action (1967-1980)
RG-45/80/S8.4
Students Housing Committee, Married
see Married Students Housing Committee RG-35/12/2
Students International Meditation Society (SIMS) (1972)
RG-45/70/S8
Students Offering Support (SOS) (1983)
RG-45/80/S8.5
Students, Older
see Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS) RG-45/40/C4
Students On Security (SOS) (1978)
RG-45/40/S4.5
Students’ Party (1966)
RG-45/80/S8.6
Students Rights Advocates (1989-1994)
RG-45/2
Students United for Public Education (SUPE) (1979)
RG-45/40/S7.5
Study, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1966-1967)
RG-40/2/A3
Study of Communication, Center for
see Center for the Study of Communication (CAC) RG-25/C7.6
Subject Files (Photographs)
RG-146
Subject Files (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50
Suburban Education, Proposed Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/9
Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham
RG-15/9
SUG Board (Student Union/Campus Center Governing Board)
see Board of Governors (Campus Center, Student Union) RG-37/11
SUMMA
see Bilingual Collegiate Program–Springfield/UMass Minority Achievement Program (SUMMA) RG-6/4/6.5
Summer Collegian (Student Publication) (1958)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Collegian, Massachusetts (Student Publication) (1976-1977)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Counseling
see New Students Program, Summer Counseling RG-30/9/2
see also Counseling Center RG-30/9/1
Summer Crier
see Statesman, Summer Statesman RG-45/00/S7
Summer News
see Statesman, Summer Statesman RG-45/00/S7
Summer Repertory Theatre
RG-25/T3.4
Summer School, Short Courses
RG-6/17
Summer Repertory Theatre
RG-25/T3.4
Summer School, Short Courses (1907-1977)
RG-6/17
see also Festivals, Fine Arts RG-11/16
Summer School Wail (Student Publication) (1909)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Session Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964-1971)
RG-40/2/A3
Summer Session News (Student Publication) (1960-1963)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Statesman
see Statesman, Summer Statesman (Student Publication) RG-45/00/S7
Summer Student Government
RG-45/6
Summer Times (Student Publication) (1964)
RG-45/00/S10
Sun Wheel (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/S12
SUPE
see Students United for Public Education (SUPE) RG-45/40/S7.5
Superconductors, Task Force on (1985- )
RG-40/2/S8
see also Computing, Provosts Task Force on Academic (Official University Committee) (1984- ) RG-40/2/C6.7
SVS
see Student Volunteer Services (SVS) RG-45/80/S9
SWAG
see Southwest Area Government (SWAG) RG-45/9
SWAP
see Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) RG-45/40/S8.8
Swimming
see Sports, Womens Swimming (1954-1974, 1996- )
Swimming and Diving
see Sports, Mens Swimming and Diving (1940′s) RG-18/2
Sylvan (Residential Buildings)
RG-36/102/S9
Sylvan Area Government
RG-45/16
Sylvan Parchment, The (1976)
RG-45/00/S11
SymCom (School of Education) (1971)
RG-13/00
Synergy (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research) (1977- )
RG-9/00
Systems Neuroscience, Center for
RG-25/S10
Systems Office (Library)
RG-8/1/4

Delevingne, Lionel

Lionel Delevingne Photograph Collection, ca.1975-1995.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 047
Joan of Seabrook
Joan of Seabrook

Born and raised in France, the photojournalist Lionel Delevingne studied education at l’Ecole Normale in Paris, but settled permanently in the United States in 1975. Based at first in Northampton, Mass., he became a prolific photographer of American social movements while working for the Valley Advocate and other publications, covering the early years of the Clamshell Alliance and the antinuclear movement in considerable depth. His work has been exhibited frequently and published widely in the mainstream and alternative press, including the New York Times, Le Figaro Magazine, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Washington Post Magazine, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair.

The Delevingne collection includes remarkable visual documentation of the antinuclear movement of the 1970s and beyond, including some of the its most iconic images. Beginning with coverage of the Seabrook occupation, Delevingne covered the movement as it spread throughout the northeastern U.S. and internationally. The collection includes exhibition prints, prints for publication, and digitized images ranging in date from the mid-1970s through 1990s. Copyright in the images has been retained by Delevingne.

Subjects

  • Antinuclear movement--United States
  • Clamshell Alliance
  • Photojournalists
  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)

Contributors

  • Delevingne, Lionel

Types of material

  • Photographs

Ferguson, Ann

Ann Ferguson Papers, 1970-2007.

23 boxes (33 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 101

Ann Ferguson began her tenure at UMass as an Instructor in 1964 as she completed the last year of her doctoral work at Brown under supervision of R.M. Chisolm. With academic interests in ethics, aesthetics, women’s studies, and social and political philosophy, Ferguson has been politically engaged in human rights and social justice initiatives since the 1960s, supporting organizations such as Feminist Aid to Central America, Marxist Activist Philosophers, and the Radical Philosopher’s Association. In 1995, Ferguson accepted a three-year term as Director of Women’s Studies, describing the program as one with the “roots in political activism to fight social injustice.” Despite her 2008 retirement, Ferguson continues to teach in both Philosophy and Women’s Studies.

The Ferguson Papers document Ann Ferguson’s academic career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as her commitment to political activism and social change. The papers include material relating to campus politics, the women’s movement and other social movements, Philosophy Department files (1971-1997) from Ferguson’s tenure as Head of the Philosophy Department, and course materials from both Women’s Studies and Philosophy. Also included among the papers are professional correspondence, feminist pamphlets (1970s-1980s), and several posters from Ferguson’s office.

Subjects

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Philosopy
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Program in Women's Studies

Contributors

  • Ferguson, Ann

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.

Subjects

  • 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

Foucher, Lynnette E.

Lynnette E. Foucher Cookbook Collection, 1902-2000.

429 items (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 684
1929 cookbook
1929 cookbook

Assembled by Lynnette E. Foucher, this collection consists chiefly of cookbooks produced by food companies between the 1920s-1970s. These cookbooks reflect the changing role of women in the home as well as new food trends and innovative technology. Taken together, the collection offers a glimpse into the way meal preparation changed in the U.S. during the second half of the twentieth century and how this change transformed the way we eat today.

Subjects

  • Convenience foods--United States--History--20th century
  • Cooking, American--History--20th century
  • Cooking--Social aspects
  • Diet--United States--History
  • Food--Social aspects
  • Women consumers--United States--History
  • Women in advertising--United States--History

Contributors

  • Foucher, Lynette E

Types of material

  • Cookbooks

Greenbie, Barrie B.

Barrie B. Greenbie Papers, 1934-1997.

17 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 142
Barrie Greenbie with g-frame model
Barrie Greenbie with g-frame model

Barrie Barstow Greenbie was a key member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at UMass Amherst from 1970-1989. In a long and remarkably diverse career, Greenbie worked as an artist with the Works Progress Administration, as a soldier and journalist, as a professor of theater, an architect, inventor, author, and landscape planner. After earning a BA in drama from the University of Miami (1953),he worked for several years in the theatre program at Skidmore College. While there, he added architecture to his array of talents, designing the East 74th Street Theater in New York in 1959, and founded a company to produce a “self-erecting” building designed to substitute for summer tent theaters. Two years after joining the faculty at UMass in 1970, he completed a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin and continued with a characteristically broad array of creative pursuits, designing the William Smith Clark Memorial, among other things, and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley. In monographs such as Design for Diversity and Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape, Greenbie examined the interactions between humans and nature. He died at his home on South Amherst in 1998.

The Greenbie Papers document a long career as academic, writer, artist, architect, and theatrical designer. Of particular note is the extensive and engrossing correspondence, which extends from Greenbie’s years as a student at the Taft School in the late 1930s through his World War II service with the Sixth Army in the South Pacific and Japan, to his tenure at UMass Amherst (1970-1989). The collection also includes a small, but interesting correspondence between Greenbie’s parents (1918-1919).

Subjects

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Greenbie, Barrie B

Heath, Gordon, 1918-1991

Gordon Heath Papers, 1913-1992.

44 boxes (22.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 372 and 372 bd
Gordon Heath, Paris
Gordon Heath, Paris

A multi-talented performer, the African American expatriate Gordon Heath was variously a stage and film actor, musician, director, producer, founder of the Studio Theater of Paris, and co-owner of the Parisian nightclub L’Abbaye. Born in New York City, Heath became involved in acting as a teenager and enjoyed a career that spanned post-World War II Broadway to the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s. In addition to his many roles on film and stage, he and his partner Lee Payant enjoyed success as recording artists in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Heath collection includes personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks containing photos and clippings from assorted television and film productions in addition to songs, poetry, and reviews of plays or playbills from productions he attended. The Papers also contain art work, sheet music, personal and production photographs, and drafts of his memoirs.

Subjects

  • Abbaye (Nightclub : Paris, France)
  • African American actors--France--Paris--History
  • African American singers--France--Paris--History
  • African Americans in the performing arts--History
  • African-American theater--History--20th century
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-
  • Chametzky, Jules
  • Dodson, Owen, 1914-
  • Expatriate musicians--France--Paris--History
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
  • Musicians--United States--History
  • Nightclubs--France--Paris--History
  • Paris (France)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Payant, Lee--Correspondence
  • Primus, Pearl
  • Rive gauche (Paris, France)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Studio Theater of Paris
  • Theater--Production and direction--France--Paris--History

Contributors

  • Abramson, Doris E
  • Heath, Gordon, 1918-1991

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Scripts
  • Sheet music
  • Sketches

History and Mission

Mission

Cattle judging at Mass. Agricultural College
Judging cattle at Mass. Agricultural College

To spark imaginations and to celebrate the legacy of innovation and the activist spirit, SCUA pursues an ambitious program of collecting materials of enduring historical value and offers strong support for research and learning. Through its collections, programs, public events, and exhibitions, SCUA promotes meaningful engagement with the broad record of social change in America and innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the varied histories of the peoples of New England and the UMass Amherst community. We embrace the university’s historic role as a center of knowledge for the people of the Commonwealth and are committed to using the highest professional standards and practices and the best technologies available to provide free and unfettered access to our holdings for all who wish to use them.

Department history

African dancers
African dancers
From the Horace Mann Bond Papers

In 1931, nearly half a century after Librarian Henry Hill Goodell first authorized the permanent retention of the official records of Massachusetts Agricultural College, the Library established a College History Collection. Documenting the activities of the administration and faculty and the life of its students, this collection grew steadily, until in 1953, the Library dedicated a room named in honor of Dean William L. Machmer to serve as the first true home of the University Archives.

The timing of Goodell’s proposal to preserve the College archives coincided roughly with the Library’s first efforts to assemble a collection of rare books to support its educational mission. Although the campus had no separate library building until 1885, the College accepted several significant gifts of books, beginning as early as 1868, when the apiarist and state Adjutant General Henry K. Oliver donated twenty scarce volumes on bee culture, followed by other donations of important works in agriculture, history, and science. By the time the library published its first catalogue in 1875, rare books were a small, but distinctive part of the collections. Among the Library’s earliest acquisitions were the first London edition of William Bartram’s Travels Through North and South Carolina (1792), François Augier de Marigny’s The History of the Arabians (London, 1758), and two early bee manuals by John Keys, The Practical Bee-Master (London, 1780) and The Antient Bee-Master’s Farewell (London, 1796) — both courtesy of Oliver. All remain part of the collections today.

David Axelrod, Class of 1965
David B. Axelrod, ca.1980, Class of 1965, poet, author of The Man who Fell in Love with His Chicken (1980)

From its initial focus on agriculture, horticulture, and the natural sciences, the Library soon extended its collections to encompass the history and culture of New England. With the acquisition of the records of the Valley Peace Center and the papers of ethnographer Jozef Obrebski in 1973, the Library began to acquire collections of personal papers and organizational records of historical significance. The rare book and manuscript collections were combined administratively with the University Archives in the early 1990s to form the current Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Today, SCUA oversees a growing research collection of primary materials that includes rare books and manuscripts, historic maps, photographs, prints, and the official records of the campus at UMass Amherst.

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. ...
  10. 26
Special Collections and University Archives logo