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William Smith Clark Papers, 1814-2003 (Bulk: 1844-1886)

(14.75 linear feet)
Call no.: RG 003/1 C63
William Smith Clark
William Smith Clark

Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1826, William Smith Clark graduated from Amherst College in 1848 and went on to teach the natural sciences at Williston Seminary until 1850, when he continued his education abroad, studying chemistry and botany at the University of Goettingen, earning his Ph.D in 1852. From 1852 to 1867 he was a member of Amherst College’s faculty as a Professor of Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. As a leading citizen of Amherst, Clark was a strong advocate for the establishment of the new agricultural college, becoming one of the founding members of the college’s faculty and in 1867, the year the college welcomed its first class of 56 students, its President. During his presidency, he pressured the state government to increase funding for the new college and provide scholarships to enable poor students, including women, to attend. The college faced economic hardship early in its existence: enrollment dropped in the 1870s, and the college fell into debt. He is noted as well for helping to establish an agricultural college at Sapporo, Japan, and building strong ties between the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Hokkaido. After Clark was denied a leave of absence in 1879 to establish a “floating college” — a ship which would carry students and faculty around the world — he resigned.

The Clark Papers include materials from throughout his life, including correspondence with fellow professors and scientists, students in Japan, and family; materials relating to his Civil War service in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry; photographs and personal items; official correspondence and memoranda; published articles; books, articles, television, and radio materials relating to Clark, in Japanese and English; and materials regarding Hokkaido University and its continuing relationship with the University of Massachusetts.


  • Agricultural colleges--Japan--History
  • Agricultural colleges--Massachusetts--History
  • Agriculturists--Japan
  • Agriculturists--Massachusetts
  • Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Amherst College--Faculty
  • Amherst College--Students--Correspondence
  • Hokkaido (Japan)--History
  • Hokkaid¯o Daigaku--History
  • Hokkaid¯o Teikoku Daigaku--History
  • Japan--Relations--United States
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
  • Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o--History
  • Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o. President
  • T¯ohoku Teikoku Daigaku. N¯oka Daigaku--History
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--Relations--Japan
  • Universität Göttingen--Students--Correspondence


  • Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. President

Types of material

  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Realia
  • Scrapbooks

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Baccalaureate Day
see Press Information (Commencement) RG-1/7/1
Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC)
Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration Newsletter (1973- )
Baha’i Club (Religious Club) (1972-1997)
Bands (Music and Dance Department)
Banqueteer, Aggie
see Aggie Banqueteer RG-45/00/A2
Baseball (Men’s)
see Sports-Men’s Baseball (1868- ) RG-18/2
Basketball (Men’s)
see Sports-Men’s Basketball (1898- ) RG-18/2
Basketball (Women’s)
see Sports-Women’s Basketball (1978- ) RG-18/2
Bathrooms, Coed (Physical Plant) (1981)
see also Office of Residential Resource Management RG-30/21/1
Baton Twirling
see Sports-Women’s Baton Twirling (1973) RG-18/2
Bay State Ruralist (1912-1917)
see Boston Church of Christ (1990- ) (Religious Group) RG-45/70/B6
see Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP) (1974- ) RG-6/4/6.5
see Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) (College of Arts and Sciences) RG-11/4
BDIC Newsletter (1973-1987)
Beacon (1970- )
Beautification Committee, Campus
see Campus Beautification Committee RG-40/2/C.6
Beef and Sheep Highlights (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1958, 1967-1975)
see also Sheep Shearing (1947, 1954-1955) RG-15/8
Behavior Program, Neuroscience and
see Neuroscience and Behavior Program RG-25/N5
Behavioral Biology, Department of
see Psychology–Behavioral Biology, Dept. of RG-25/P8
Behavioral Sciences Faculty
see Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty RG-11/30
Berkshire County Cooperative Extension (1915-1989)
Beta Alpha Psi (Honor Society)
see Accounting Department–Beta Alpha Psi RG-25/A2
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Kappa Phi (1985-1996)
Beta Theta of Sigma Gamma Epsilon
see Sigma Gamma Epsilon (1949- ) RG-45/90/S5.35
Bibliofile, The (1987, 1994)
Bibliography, Faculty/Staff
see Faculty/Staff Bibliography (collective) RG-40/4
Bibliography Library Collections
see Collection Development (Library) RG-8/2
Bibliography, Organization Charts (University as a Whole) (1949- )
Bicentennial Committee
see Inter-Campus Committee RG-3/100
Bi-Cultural Education
see Bi-Lingual, Bi-Cultural Education, Center for RG-13/3/21/6
Biff, The Weekly
see Weekly Biff, The (1910) RG-45/00/W4
Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP) (1974- )
Bilingual Collegiate Program–Springfield/UMass Minority Achievement Program (SUMMA)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1991)
Biodiversity Conservation Program (1990)
Biographies (Alumni)
see Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni) RG-50/00/2
Biography, Lists, Directories, Faculty/Staff
see Faculty/Staff Biography, Lists, Directories (collective) RG-40/10
see also Individual Members of Faculty and Staff RG-40/11
Biological Hazards Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
Biological Sciences Library (1962- )
see also Zoology Department RG-25/Z5
Botany Department RG-25/B8
Biology, Plant
see Plant Biology RG-25/P4.5
Biomedical Research Support Grants
see Faculty Research Grant, Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG/BS RG) (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/3
Biopharmaceutical Research Unit
see Public Health, Division of–Biopharmaceutical Research Unit RG-17/1
BIOrhythms (1997- )
Biosci Journal (1995- )
Note: A journal of undergraduate research at UMass/Amherst.
Biostatistics Technical Reports (1977)
see Public Health, Division of–Biostatistics Technical Reports
Biotechnology Program
Biotechnology Program Committee (1985- )
Bisexual Concerns
see Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellors Task Force on (1993- ) RG-40/2/G2
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for RG-40/2/G3
Programs for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns RG-30/2/6
Bits and Bytes (1965-1989)
Black and other Minority Students, Committee for the Collegiate Education of
see Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black and other Minority Students (CCEBMS) (1967- ) RG-6/4/12
Black Culture Center (New Africa House)
Black Mass Communications Project (BMCP) (1968- )
Black Repertory Theatre
Black Student Union
Black Students at UMass and in Western Massachusetts
see also Protests and Demonstrations RG-45/101
Student Life RG-1/204
New Africa House RG-36/100
Lecturers from outside the University RG-1/12
Black Studies, Contributions to
see Contributions to Black Studies RG-60/5/00
Black Studies Program
see Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Dept. of RG-25/A4
see also Five College Cooperation RG-60/5
Five College Black Studies RG-60/5/3
Blue Prints (Cartographic Materials)
Blues Band (1985- )
see Black Mass Communications Project (BMCP) (1968- ) RG-45/30/B4
Board of Control Annual Report (Experiment Station) (1888, 1893, 1894)
see Experiment Station (State Station, 1882-1895)–Board of Control Annual Report (1888, 1893, 1894) RG-15/2.1
Board of Control Meetings (Experiment Station) (1882-1895)
see Experiment Station (State Station, 1882-1895)–Board of Control Meetings (1882-1895) RG-15/2.1
Board of Governors
Board of Higher Education (1996- )
see Higher Education Coordinating Council (1991-1996) RG-1/5
Board of Higher Education, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Board of Higher Education RG-1/3
Board of Regents (1980-1991)
see also Massachusetts Board of Higher Education RG-1/3
Higher Education Coordinating Council RG-1/5
Board of Trustees
see Trustees RG-2
Board of Trustees, Faculty Delegate to the
see Faculty to the Board of Trustees (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972) RG-40/2/A3
Boarding Club, MAC (1884)
Bologna, UMass Program at
see French and Italian Department–Bologna, UMASS Program at RG-25/F9/3
Boltwood Project (Social Action Group) (1983- )
see also Belchertown State School Friends Association (BSSFA) MS302
Bond Center for Equal Education
see Horace Mann Bond Center for Equal Education RG-13/4/10
see also Status Report–Reports to Chancellor (1982) RG-4/00
Book Club, MAC (1908-1925)
Book for Little Loving Children Needing Guidance (1+1=/=3) (1973)
Books for College Libraries (Library) (1967-1974)
Boston Church of Christ (BCC) (Religious Group) (1990-1993)
Boston Library Consortium (1975- )
Boston, UMass
see UMass Boston (1964- ) RG-55/3
Boston University Combined Degree, Granting with UMass and Simmons College
Botanic Garden (Physical Plant)
Botany News (1981-1988)
Bowl Team, College
see College Bowl Team RG-45/40/C5
Boys’ and Girls’ Series (Extension Service, Cooperative)
Extension Service, Cooperative–Boys’ and Girls’ Series RG-15/8
Brain Theory Newsletter (1978)
Broadcast Board, Student Publications and
see Publications and Broadcast Board, Student RG-45/30/P8
Brochures (Public Affairs)
see Faculty Research Grant–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG-BRSG) RG-9/2/3
see Budget Documents RG-4/2
Office of Budget and Institutional Studies (OBIS) RG-4/3/2
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
Capital Outlay Budgets and Priorities Lists RG-6/15/4
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance RG-35/19
Budget and Finance
Budget and Finance, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980-1981)
Budget Committee (Faculty Senate, 1969-1973)
see also Program and Budget Committee (1975- ) RG-40/2/A3
Budget Committee (Student Senate) (1981-1993)
Budget Documents (1908- )
Budget Office (Administrative Services)
see also Budget Documents–Newsclippings RG-4/2
see also Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
Budgeting and Institutional Research
see Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS) RG-4/3/2
Budgeting and Institutional Studies, Office of
see Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS) RG-4/3/2
Budgeting, Institutional Research and Planning
seeOffice of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS) RG-4/3/2
Budgets, Capital Outlay
see Planning Office RG-6/15/4
Building Association
Building Authority
see also Financial Reports RG-3/4/3
Building Materials Technology and Management Program
Building Ventilation Working Group, Campus
see Campus Building Ventilation Working Group RG-30/15/1
Buildings and Grounds
see also Buildings and Grounds (Photographs) RG-150
Panoramic Photos RG-170
Buildings and Grounds (Photographs)
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Buildings and Grounds, Campus (Films and Videotapes)
see Campus Buildings and Grounds (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/4
Buildings and Grounds Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968-1969, 1980)
Buildings or parts of campus, specific
see Specific buildings or parts of campus RG-101 thru 104
Buildings Proposed But Not Built
Buildings, Residential
see Residential Buildings RG-36/102
Buildings Specific (except residential)
see also Residential Buildings RG-36/102
Buildings proposed but not built RG-36/103
Bulletin Series
see Catalogs (Bulletin Series) (1901- ) RG-1/00/4
Bulletin, University (Catalog Series)
see RG-1/00/4 Catalogs (Bulletin Series ) (1901- ), General Information Bulletins (1898-1978)
see Weekly, University, Executive Bulletins RG-5/00/3
Bulletins, Alumni
see Alumni Bulletins RG-50/00/3
Bulletins, Experiment Stations
seeExperiment Station (1882-95)–Bulletin (#’s 1-57) (1883-1895) RG-15/2.1
Experiment Station (1888- )– Bulletin (#1- ) RG-15/2.2
Bulletins, General Information
see Catalogs (Bulletin Series), General Information Bulletins RG-1/00/4
Bureau of Government Research
Bureau of Government Research Bulletin (1959-1969)
Bureau of Public Administration
Bursars Office (Microfilm)
Bus Service, Student Senate
see Student Senate Bus Service RG-45/7/T7
Business Administration, School of
see School of Management RG-12
Business Affairs
see Vice President for Management and Business Affairs RG-3/11
Business Affairs–Office of (Business Manager and Staff) (Research and Graduate Studies)
Business Affairs, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
Business and Economic Report, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Business and Economic Report RG-12/3/B8
Business and Economic Research, Center for
see also Massachusetts Business and Economic Report RG-12/3/B8
Business Club
Business Development Center
see Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) RG-12/10
Business Leadership Education, Affirmative
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
Business Office, Director of Personnel and Financial Services
Business Procedures and Project Planning, Director of
Businesses Student
see Co-ops and Businesses, Student Run RG-45/40/C6.5
ButterMeter News (1985)

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Racial Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Faculty Working Group on (1987- )
Racial Understanding, Center for
seeHousing Services–Racial Understanding, Center for (Moore House–Southwest, 1973) RG-32
Racism Coalition, Anti-
see Anti-Racism Coalition (1992- ) RG-45/40/A5
Radical Student Union
Radio Club, Amateur (1948)
Radio Stations
see WMUA (FM Radio Station) RG-45/30/W6
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station) RG-45/30/W7
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station) RG-45/30/W8
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station) RG-45/30/W9
Radio, TV (Public Affairs)
see also WFCR RG-60/8
Radioisotope Use Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
Rake, The
see Class of 1926–The Rake (1927-1966) RG-50/6
Rape and Sexual Violence, Counselor/Advocates Against (Everywoman’s Center)
Rare Books, Special Collections
see Special Collections and Rare Books (Library) RG-8/3/6
see Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/3
Ravine (Physical Plant) (1933)
Razor Blade (Student Publication) (1920-1923)
Reading, Center for (School of Education)
Reading Day, Committee to Study Concept of a (Faculty Senate, 1963-1964)
Reading Room Association (1890-1900)
Reading Rooms (Library) (1957-1978)
Readings (Poster Collection)
Real-Time, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems, Center for
see Center for Real-Time, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems (CRICCS) RG-25/C9.1
Realization (Student Publication) (1997- )
see RG-30/31 Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- )
see Property and Receiving RG-35/13
Recipe Service
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Recipe Service (1927) RG-15/8
Recognized Student Organizations, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1966)
Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO)
see also Student Body Organizations RG-45
Record Club (1937)
see Registrar, Records RG-30/6
Recreation Department
Recreational Sports, Intramural and (Photos)
see Intramural and Recreational Sports Photos (1969-1989) RG-141/1
Recruiting Calendar–UPS (University Placement) (1984-1985)
Recruitment on Campus, Committee on Policies Governing (Faculty Senate, 1973)
see also Picketing, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1967-1968, 1971) RG-40/2/A3
Picketing and Recruitment, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1987) RG-40/2/A3
Recruitment, Task Force on Increased
see Increased, Recruitment, Task Force on (1991) RG-40/2/I4
Recycling Committee (Official University Committee) (1989- )
see also Redemption Service, Student RG-45/40/R5
Recycling Program, Residential
see Residential Recycling Program RG-45/40/R6
Redemption Service, Student
see also Recycling Committee RG-40/2/R3.5
Reference (Library) (1919- )
REFLECT (1995)
Reform Committee (Student Senate) (1966)
Regents, Board of Massachusetts State
see Board of Regents RG-1/4
Regional Development, Office of Industrial Relations and
see Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and
see Landscape Architecture Department RG-25/L2
Register, The (Student Publication) (1870-1884)
see also Schedule Office RG-6/16
Registrar’s Office (Microfilm) RG-190/1
Registrar’s Office (Microfilm) (1905-1979)
see Scheduling and Registration Committee (Faculty Senate, 1963, 1966) RG-40/2/A3
Registration Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970)
Regulations (Student Affairs)
see also Handbooks (Student) RG-30/00/2
Parking and Transportation RG-30/20
Housing (Student) RG-30/21
Regulations, Housing
see Housing Office RG-30/21
Regulations, Parking
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Regulations RG-30/2/2
Regulations, Transportation
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
Regulations (Student Affairs) RG-30/2/2
Relationship of Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
Relay Races
see Sports-Men’s Relay (1915-1919) RG-18/2
see Chaplains, Religion RG-30/11
Religious Groups (Student)
Religious Project, Inter-
see Inter-Religious Project (1997) RG-45/70/I5
Remote Sensing Center
see also Research and Graduate Studies, RG-9
Renaissance Studies, Massachusetts Center for
see Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies RG-25/M4.3
Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) (1986-1990)
Reorganization of Public Higher Education, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1976-1982)
REPORT Newsletter (College of Food and Natural Resources)
see College of Food and Natural Resources REPORT Newsletter RG-15/00
Republican Club, University of Massachusetts (1983- )
Republicans, Young
see Young Republicans RG-45/80/Y6.8
Research (Official University Committee) (1951-1957)
Research Affairs, Director (Research and Graduate Studies)
Research Affairs, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
Research and Education in Women’s Health, Center for
see Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) (1997) RG-17/1/2
Research and Graduate Studies
Research and Graduate Studies–Administrative Staff
Research and Graduate Studies–Publications
Research, Associate Dean for
see Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research RG-10/3
Research Bulletin, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Research Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Research, Center for (School of Education)
Research, Coordinator of (Graduate School)
see Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research (Graduate School) RG-10/3
see also Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research RG-9/1/1
Research Council (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
see also Coordinator of Research (1962-1976) RG-10/3
Research Education, Center for
see Educational Research, Center for RG-13/3/17/1
Research Grants
see Faculty Research Grants–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG/BRSG) RG-9/2/3
Research in Review
see Experiment Station (Experiment Station, 1880- )Research in Review (1952-1956) RG-15/2.2
Research Institute (College of Engineering)
Research Institute–Technical Report (School of Engineering/College of Engineering)
Research News (Graduate School) (1976-1988)
Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies)
Research Reports (News Bureau–News Releases, 1974- )
see Office of Public Information RG-5/3
Research Services, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
Research Support Information Newsletter (1971-1975)
Reserve (Library)
see Circulation and Reserve Services (Library) RG-8/3/2
Residence Halls
see Housing Services RG-32
Residence Life, Director of (until 9-1976)
see also Office of Residential Resource Management, RG-30/21/1
Residence Life, Office of (1994- )
Residency Appeals Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1989)
Resident Assistant Role Review Committee (1993)
Resident Assistant Union (2002- )
Residential Academic Programs
Residential Buildings
Residential Colleges (School of Education)
see also Residential Colleges, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972) RG-40/2/A3
Residential Colleges, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
see also Residential Colleges RG-13/4/2/2
Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- )
Residential Education East (Housing Services)
see also Residence Life, Office of (1994- ) RG-32/16
Residential Education West (Housing Services)
see also Residence Life, Office of (1994- ) RG-32/16
Residential Life Board (RLB)
see also Office of Residential Resource Management RG-30/21/1.
Residential Recycling Program (1986-1993)
Residential Resource Management, Office of
see also Residential Life Board (RLB), RG-32/2
Housing Administration RG-35/12.
Resolutions & Proclamations (Printed Materials, Oversize)
Resource Economics
see Food and Resource Economics, Department of RG-25/F4.5
Resource Network
see Student Development and Career Planning Center RG-30/9
see also Office of Human Relations RG-4/6
Resources and Environment: Management Choices
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Resources and Environment: Management Choices (1983-1993) RG-15/8
Resources and Referral (Everywoman’s Center)
see Mental Retardation Project RG-7/4
Retention Committee (Official University Committee) (1985- )
see also Undergraduate Retention Committee (1992) RG-40/2/U4
Retention Committee, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Retention Committee (1992) RG-40/2/U4
Retired Faculty
Retired Faculty Association (1987 ) RG-40/5/R3
Retired Staff Association (1993- )
Reunion Newsletter (1985-1986)
Revelers (Honor Society)
Review Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964-1966, 1974-1975)
Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade (1987)
Rhetoric Board (Faculty Senate, 1980-1981)
Rhetoric Program (Special Programs) (1972-1982)
see also Writing Program (1968-1983) RG-25/E3/1
Rhododendron Garden (Physical Plant)
Rifle Range (Physical Plant) (1942)
Rifle Team
see Sports, Men’s Rifle Team (1929) RG-18/2
see Residential Life Board (RLB) RG-32/2
Robinson Initiative, Jackie
see Jackie Robinson Initiative (Political Science Dept.) (1994-1997) RG-25/P6.7
Roister Doisters (Fine Arts/Program Group) (1910-1952)
see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
Romance Language Departments
see French and Italian Department, Romance Language Department RG-25/F4
Hispanic Department, Romance Language Department RG-25/H4
Room Rents and Fees, President’s Committee on (1970)
Room To Move (Drug Drop-In Center)
ROs/RAs, Research
see Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/4
see Military and Air Science Department RG-25/M8
see also Social Action, Center for RG-45/80/S6
ROTC, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1962-1963)
see Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO) RG-30/23
Student Body Organizations RG-45
RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee RG-30/23/3
Rugby Team
see Sports, Men’s Rugby Team (1988) RG-18/2
Rules Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
see Perspective (Housing Services) RG-32/00
Rural Development Resource Center, Small Farm
see Small Farm/ Rural Development Resource Center RG-15/8.7
Rural Massachusetts, Center for
see Center for Rural Massachusetts (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/16
Ruralist, Bay State
see Bay State Ruralist (Student Publication) RG-45/00/B2

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.


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


  • Delevingne, Lionel

Types of material

  • Photographs

Walter Mason Dickinson Papers, 1858-1900

1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: FS 173
Walter Mason Dickinson, ca.1880
Walter Mason Dickinson, ca.1880

Originally a member of the Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1876, Walter Mason Dickinson left after his junior year to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his military career, Dickinson saw service in the southwest and as a military instructor at MAC (1891-1896). As a Captain and Quartermaster in the 17th Infantry, he was called to active duty during the Spanish-American War and was killed in action at the Battle of El Caney. He was the first man associated with MAC to die in military service.

This small collection of photographs and letters centers on the death and family of Walter M. Dickinson, the first person associated with Massachusetts Agricultural College to die in combat. In addition to two of the last letters he wrote as he was heading off to war in Cuba, the collection contains three formal portraits of Dickinson at different points in his military career, images of his wife and family, and two images of the scene of his death at El Caney and one of his temporary grave.


  • Dickinson, Asa Williams--Photographs
  • Dickinson, Charles--Photographs
  • Dickinson, Marquis F. (Marquis Fayette), 1814-1901--Photographs
  • Dickinson, Marquis F. (Marquis Fayette), 1840-19215--Photographs
  • Dickinson, Martha E.--Photographs
  • Dickinson, Walter Mason, 1856-1898--Photographs
  • Dwellings--Massachusetts--Amherst--Photographs
  • El Caney (Cuba)--Photographs
  • Farms--Massachusetts--Amherst--Photographs
  • Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of--Cuba--Photographs
  • Soldiers--United States--Photographs
  • Spanish-American War, 1898

Types of material

  • Ambrotypes
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs

Robert E. Dillon Papers, 1943-1946

1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 635
Robert E. Dillon, 1943
Robert E. Dillon, 1943

A working class native of Ware, Mass., Robert E. Dillon was a student at Massachusetts State College when he was drafted into the Army in 1943. After his induction at Fort Devens, Mass., and training for the Quartermaster Corps in Virginia and California, Dillon was assigned to duty as a mechanic and driver with the First Service Command. Stationed at Rest Camps number 5 and 6 in Khanspur, India (now Pakistan), Dillon’s company maintained the trucks and other vehicles used to carry supplies over the Himalayas to Chinese Nationalist forces. After he left the service in February 1946, having earned promotion to T/5, Dillon concluded his studies at UMass Amherst on the GI Bill and earned a doctorate in Marketing from Ohio State. He taught at the University of Cincinnati for many years until his death in 1985.

The Dillon Papers consist of 178 letters written by Dillon to his family during his service in World War II, along with several written to him and an assortment of documents and ephemera. Beginning with basic training, the letters provide an essentially comprehensive account of Dillon’s military experience and interesting insight into a relatively quiet, but sparsely documented theater of war.


  • California--Description and travel
  • India--Description and travel
  • Pakistan--Description and travel
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Dillon, Robert E

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Menus
  • Photographs

Double Edge Theatre Records, 1970-2002

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

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

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


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


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

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Programs

Jeffrey Drucker Photograph Collection, 1966-1969

387 photographs
Call no.: RG 50/6 D78
Simon and Garfunkel at the Curry Hicks Cage, Dec. 3, 1967
Simon and Garfunkel at the Curry Hicks Cage, Dec. 3, 1967

Jeffrey Drucker was a student and photographer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1966 to 1969, where he majored in production management and was the WMUA station engineer. As a student, Drucker was a photography enthusiast, taking snapshots of events across campus, thoroughly documenting his years as an undergraduate at UMass in the late-sixties.

The Jeffrey Drucker Photograph Collection contains 387 photographs of a diverse array of campus events, including the Dow Chemical protest in 1968, parades, Roister Doisters productions, musicians like Stevie Wonder and Simon and Garfunkel performing at on-campus concerts, and iconic campus buildings. Many of Drucker’s photographs were printed in the Index yearbook as well as the University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian and give a clearly student perspective to life on campus.


  • Protests and demonstrations--Photographs
  • Rock concerts--Massachusetts--Amherst--Photographs
  • Roister Doisters (University of Massachusetts Amherst)--Photographs
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Photographs
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students and alumni--Photographs

Types of material

  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Gelatin silver prints

Otto F. Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts", 12th-14th century

1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 570
Beauvais Missal
Beauvais Missal

The scholar of book history Otto F. Ege disassembled works from his personal collection of medieval manuscripts to create forty portfolios of fifty leaves each, offering these sets for sale to individuals and institutions under the title “Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts.” Marketing his portfolios as a resource for study of the history of the book, book illustration, and paleography, Ege justified his biblioclastic enterprise as a means of sharing the beauties of Medieval books with a wider audience.

The majority of the texts scavenged for Otto Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts” (all but one in Latin) are liturgical in origin — Bibles, psalters, missals, breviaries, and Books of Hours — however Ege also included a few less common works such as the 15th-century manuscript of Livy’s History of Rome and a version of Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. The leaves range in date from the late twelfth to the early sixteenth century and represent a number of distinctive regional styles in paleography and illumination from throughout western Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, the Low Countries, Switzerland, and England. The UMass Amherst set is number six of 40.


  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Paleography


  • Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951

Types of material

  • Books of hours
  • Breviaries
  • Missals

Britta Fischer, U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association Photograph Collection, 1978

449 items (1 linear feet)
Call no.: PH 054

Founded in 1974, the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association was among the first American organizations devoted to fostering people-to-people diplomacy between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The vision of veteran civil rights activist Unita Blackwell, the USCPFA sponsored speakers, seminars, and cultural exchanges, and in the 1970s, was among the first groups to organize tours from the United States to the People’s Republic.

The 449 color slides (35 mm.) that comprise the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association collection document one of the group’s early tours, undertaken at the height of the agitation over the Gang of Four. Beyond simple touristic scenes, the collection depicts a state-sponsored version of everyday life in China during the early post-Mao era.


  • Beijing (China)--Photographs
  • Children--China--Photographs
  • China--Photographs
  • Factories--China--Photographs
  • Great Wall of China (China)--Photographs
  • Jinan (China)--Photographs
  • Shanghai (China)--Photographs
  • Tian'an Men (Beijing, China)--Photographs
  • Yangzhou (China)--Photographs

Types of material

  • Photographs
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