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B

Baccalaureate Day
see Press Information (Commencement) RG-1/7/1
Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC)
RG-11/4
Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration Newsletter (1973- )
RG-11/4
Baha’i Club (Religious Club) (1972-1997)
RG-45/70/B3
Bands (Music and Dance Department)
RG-25/M9.2
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)
RG-36/50/B3
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)
RG-45/00/B2
BCC
see Boston Church of Christ (1990- ) (Religious Group) RG-45/70/B6
BCP
see Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP) (1974- ) RG-6/4/6.5
BDIC
see Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) (College of Arts and Sciences) RG-11/4
BDIC Newsletter (1973-1987)
RG-11/4
Beacon (1970- )
RG-13/00
Beautification Committee, Campus
see Campus Beautification Committee RG-40/2/C.6
Beef and Sheep Highlights (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1958, 1967-1975)
RG-15/8
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)
RG-15/8/.81
Beta Alpha Psi (Honor Society)
see Accounting Department–Beta Alpha Psi RG-25/A2
Beta Gamma Sigma
RG-45/60/B2.5
Beta Kappa Phi (1985-1996)
RG-45/90/B4
Beta Theta of Sigma Gamma Epsilon
see Sigma Gamma Epsilon (1949- ) RG-45/90/S5.35
Bibliofile, The (1987, 1994)
RG-45/00/B4
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- )
RG-1/00/1
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- )
RG-6/4/6.5
Bilingual Collegiate Program–Springfield/UMass Minority Achievement Program (SUMMA)
RG-6/4/6.5
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1991)
RG-25/B5
Biodiversity Conservation Program (1990)
RG-25/F6/3
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)
RG-9/1/2/4
Biological Sciences Library (1962- )
RG-8/3/9
Biology
RG-25/B6
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- )
RG-25/B6/00
Biosci Journal (1995- )
RG-25/B6/00
Note: A journal of undergraduate research at UMass/Amherst.
Biostatistics Technical Reports (1977)
see Public Health, Division of–Biostatistics Technical Reports
RG-17/1
Biotechnology Program
RG-25/B7
Biotechnology Program Committee (1985- )
RG-40/2/B5
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)
RG-29/00/1
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)
RG-30/26
Black Mass Communications Project (BMCP) (1968- )
RG-45/30/B4
Black Repertory Theatre
RG-25/T3.6
Black Student Union
RG-45/19
Black Students at UMass and in Western Massachusetts
RG-45/15
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)
RG-181/1
Blues Band (1985- )
RG-45/40/B4
BMCP
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
RG-37/11
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)
RG-1/4
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)
RG-45/40/B6.2
Bologna, UMass Program at
see French and Italian Department–Bologna, UMASS Program at RG-25/F9/3
Boltwood Project (Social Action Group) (1983- )
RG-45/80/B6
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)
RG-45/40/B6.4
Book for Little Loving Children Needing Guidance (1+1=/=3) (1973)
RG-45/00/B6
Books for College Libraries (Library) (1967-1974)
RG-8/4/2
Boston Church of Christ (BCC) (Religious Group) (1990-1993)
RG-45/70/B6
Boston Library Consortium (1975- )
RG-8/10
Boston, UMass
see UMass Boston (1964- ) RG-55/3
Boston University Combined Degree, Granting with UMass and Simmons College
RG-60/4
Botanic Garden (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/B6
Botany
RG-25/B8
Botany News (1981-1988)
RG-25/B8/00
Bowl Team, College
see College Bowl Team RG-45/40/C5
Boys’ and Girls’ Series (Extension Service, Cooperative)
see
Extension Service, Cooperative–Boys’ and Girls’ Series RG-15/8
Brain Theory Newsletter (1978)
RG-25/C9/00
Broadcast Board, Student Publications and
see Publications and Broadcast Board, Student RG-45/30/P8
Brochures (Public Affairs)
RG-5/00/4
BRSG
see Faculty Research Grant–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG-BRSG) RG-9/2/3
Budget
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
RG-32/6
Budget and Finance, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980-1981)
RG-40/2/A3
Budget Committee (Faculty Senate, 1969-1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Program and Budget Committee (1975- ) RG-40/2/A3
Budget Committee (Student Senate) (1981-1993)
RG-45/7/B8
Budget Documents (1908- )
RG-4/2
Budget Office (Administrative Services)
RG-35/20
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
RG-36/22
Building Authority
RG-36/21
see also Financial Reports RG-3/4/3
Building Materials Technology and Management Program
RG-25/B9
Building Ventilation Working Group, Campus
see Campus Building Ventilation Working Group RG-30/15/1
Buildings and Grounds
RG-36
see also Buildings and Grounds (Photographs) RG-150
Panoramic Photos RG-170
Buildings and Grounds (Photographs)
RG-150
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)
RG-40/2/A3
Buildings or parts of campus, specific
see Specific buildings or parts of campus RG-101 thru 104
Buildings Proposed But Not Built
RG-36/103
Buildings, Residential
see Residential Buildings RG-36/102
Buildings Specific (except residential)
RG-36/101
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)
Bulletins
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
and
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
RG-25/P6.5
Bureau of Government Research Bulletin (1959-1969)
RG-25/P6.5/00
Bureau of Public Administration
RG-25/P6.4
Bursar
RG-35/16
Bursars Office (Microfilm)
RG-190/17
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)
RG-9/4/1
Business Affairs, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4
Business and Economic Report, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Business and Economic Report RG-12/3/B8
Business and Economic Research, Center for
RG-12/3
see also Massachusetts Business and Economic Report RG-12/3/B8
Business Club
RG-12/4
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
RG-35/3
Business Procedures and Project Planning, Director of
RG-3/4/5
Businesses Student
see Co-ops and Businesses, Student Run RG-45/40/C6.5
ButterMeter News (1985)
RG-45/00/B8

Waugh, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1869-1943

Frank A. Waugh Papers, 1896-1983.


Call no.: FS 088
Frank A Waugh with flute
Frank A Waugh with flute

Born in Wisconsin but raised and educated in Kansas, Frank Waugh got his first teaching job at Oklahoma State University. He went on to teach at the University of Vermont and finally settled down in Amherst, as a professor at Massachusetts Agricultural College. While at Mass Aggie, he became well know for establishing the second landscape gardening department in the country, later the department of landscape architecture. At a time when the field of landscape architecture was still taking root, Waugh’s influence was significant in shaping the profession. His contributions include numerous articles and books, the designs he planned and implemented, and the many students he taught and mentored. A natural offshoot of his work as a landscape architect, Waugh pursued other artistic avenues as well, most notably photography and etching. He served at MAC, later Massachusetts State College, for nearly forty years before retiring in 1939.

The collection includes an extensive representation of Waugh’s published articles along with biographical materials. The centerpiece, however, is the large number of photographs, lantern slides, and etchings. While his publications reveal the mind of a pioneer in his field, together these images portray the heart and soul of Waugh as an artist.

Subjects

  • Landscape architecture--United States--History
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Horticulture

Contributors

  • Waugh, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1869-1943

Types of material

  • Etchings
  • Lantern slides
  • Photographs

Abbe, Edward H.

Edward H. Abbe Papers, 1828-2004.

22 boxes (28.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 736
Ed Abbe in Bora Bora, 1987
Ed Abbe in Bora Bora, 1987

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1915 and raised largely in Hampton, Va., Edward Abbe seemed destined to be an engineer. The great nephew of Elihu Thomson, an inventor and founding partner in General Electric, and grandson of Edward Folger Peck, an early employee of a precursor of that firm, Abbe came from a family with a deep involvement in electrification and the development of street railways. After prepping at the Rectory and Kent Schools, Abbe studied engineering at the Sheffield School at Yale, and after graduation in 1938, accepted a position with GE. For 36 years, he worked in the Industrial Control Division in New York and Virginia, spending summers at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard. After retirement in 1975, he and his wife Gladys traveled frequently, cruising both the Atlantic and Pacific.

Ranging from an extensive correspondence from his high school and college days to materials relating to his family’s involvement in engineering, the Abbe collection offers an in depth perspective on an educated family. An avid traveler and inveterate keeper, Ed Abbe gathered a diverse assemblage of letters, diaries, and memorabilia relating to the history of the Abbe, Peck, Booth, Gifford, and Boardman families. The collection is particularly rich in visual materials, including albums and photographs, depicting homes, travel, and family life over nearly a century.

Subjects

  • Abbe family
  • Boardman family
  • Booth family
  • Electrical engineers
  • General Electric
  • Gifford family
  • Kent School--Students
  • Peck family
  • Rectory School--Students
  • Yale University--Students

Contributors

  • Abbe, Edward H
  • Abbe, Gladys Howard
  • Abbe, William Parker
  • Peck, Edward F
  • Peck, Mary Booth

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Photographs

Akin, Ebenezer, Jr. (Fairhaven, Mass.)

Ebenezer Akin Account Book, 1842-1869.

1 vol. (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 220 bd

Businessman, town clerk, owner or part-owner of many ships, merchant, lawyer, and involved citizen in the town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Includes activities as town clerk, accounts for ships he may have owned, entries made as the executor of several estates, accounts of expenditures for clothing and incidentals, and accounts of lot purchases and loans. Also contains genealogical information about the Blossom family of Bridgewater and the family of Benjamin and Eunice Akin.

Subjects

  • Akin, Benjamin, 1715-1802
  • Akin, Eunice
  • Blossom family
  • Clothing and dress--Prices--Massachusetts--Fairhaven
  • Fairhaven (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
  • Fairhaven (Mass.)--Politics and government--19th century
  • Hesper (Bark)
  • Merchants--Massachusetts--Fairhaven
  • Napoleon (Ship)
  • Shipowners--Massachusetts--Fairhaven
  • Shipping--Massachusetts--Fairhaven
  • William Rotch (Ship)
  • Winthrop (Bark)

Contributors

  • Akin, Ebenezer, 1816-

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Genealogies
  • Inventories of decedents estates

Alternative Energy Coalition

Alternative Energy Coalition, ca.1975-1985.

9 boxes (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 586

A product of the vibrant and progressive political culture of western Massachusetts during the early 1970s, the Alternative Energy Coalition played a key role in the growth of antinuclear activism. In 1974, the AEC helped mobilize support for Sam Lovejoy after he sabotaged a weather tower erected by Northeast Utilities in Montague, Mass., in preparation for a proposed nuclear power plant, and they helped organize the drive for a referendum opposing not only the proposed plant in Montague, but existing plants in Rowe, Mass., and Vernon, Vt. Forming extensive connections with other antinuclear organizations, the AEC also became one of the organizations that united in 1976 to form the Clamshell Alliance, which made an art of mass civil disobedience.

The AEC Records provide insight into grassroots activism of the 1970s and 1980s, galvanized by the seemingly unrestrained growth of the nuclear power industry. The records, emanating from the Hampshire County branch, contain both research materials used by the AEC and organizational and promotional materials produced by them, including publications, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and materials used during protests. Of particular interest are a thick suite of organizational and other information pertaining to the occupation of the Seabrook (N.H.) nuclear power plant in 1979 and minutes, notes, and other materials relating to the founding and early days of the Clamshell Alliance. The collection is closely related to the Antinuclear Collection (MS 547).

Subjects

  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--History
  • Nonviolence--Massachusetts
  • Nuclear energy--Massachusetts
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Political activists--Massachusetts
  • Renewable energy source
  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)
  • Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station

Contributors

  • Alternative Energy Coalition
  • Clamshell Alliance

Types of material

  • Realia

Anglin family

Anglin Family Papers, 1874-1955 (Bulk: 1914-1926).

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 699
Anglin family and friends, ca.1921
Anglin family and friends, ca.1921

Born in Cork, Ireland to a prosperous family, the Anglin siblings began immigrating to Canada and the United States in 1903. The first to relocate to Canada, brothers Will and Sydney pursued vastly different careers, one as a Presbyterian minister and the other as a salesman at a Toronto slaughterhouse. George and Crawford both served in the military during World War I, the former in the British Infantry as a medical officer and the latter in the 4th University Overseas Company first in France and later in Belgium where he died saving the life of a wounded soldier. Gladys Anglin trained as a nurse, but worked in a Canadian department store and at the Railway Office before suffering a mental breakdown and entering the Ontario Hospital as a patient. Ethel remained in Ireland the longest where she taught Domestic Economics at a technical school. The only Anglin to immigrate to the United States and the only female sibling to marry, Ida and husband David Jackson settled in Monson, Massachusetts where they raised four daughters.

The Anglin siblings were part of a close knit family who stayed in contact despite their geographic separation through their correspondence. Siblings wrote and exchanged lengthy letters that document not only family news, but also news of local and national significance. Topics addressed in their letters include World War I, the Irish revolution, medicine, religious ministry, and domestic issues from the ability of a single woman to support herself through work to child rearing.

Subjects

  • Anglin family--Correspondence
  • Ireland--Emigration and immigration--History
  • Ireland--History--War of Independence, 1919-1921
  • Irish--Canada--History
  • Irish--United States--History
  • World War, 1914-1918

Association for Gravestone Studies

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

Association for Gravestone Studies Ephemera Collection, 1788-1939.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 651
Lamprey and Dickey business card
Lamprey and Dickey business card

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

The AGS Ephemera Collections contains a mix of materials relating to gravestones and the slate and marble industries. Most of the items relate to the marble and slate industries in Western Massachusetts and adjacent areas in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Subjects

  • Marble industry and trade
  • Slate industry

Contributors

  • Association for Gravestone Studies
  • Fair Haven Marble and Marbleized Slate Co
  • Farr Alpaca Co

Types of material

  • Business cards
  • Circular letters
  • Ephemera
  • Memorial cards

Barton, George W.

George W. Barton Papers, 1889-1984 (Bulk: 1914-1920).

(4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 50 B37

George W. Barton was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 1896. After attending Concord High School in Concord, Barton began his studies in horticulture and agriculture at Massachusetts Agricultural College in Amherst. The collection includes diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, announcements, and his herbarium, and relates primarily to his career at the Massachusetts Agricultural College where he studied horticulture and agriculture from 1914-1918.

Subjects

  • Botany--Study and teaching
  • Horticulture--Study and teaching
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students

Contributors

  • Barton, George W

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Herbaria
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Bates Family

Marcia Grover Church Bates Family Papers, 1712-1999.

11 boxes (5.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 424

Generations of the Bates and Church families based in North Amherst and Ashfield, Massachusetts. Papers include deeds, a will, correspondence, account books (recording day-to-day expenditures on food, clothing, postage, housekeeping supplies, and laborer’s wages), diaries, an oral history, photographs, genealogical notes, and memorabilia related to the family.

Subjects

  • Ashfield (Mass.)--History
  • Bates family
  • Church family
  • Farmers--Massachusetts--Ashfield
  • Hotelkeepers--Massachusetts--North Amherst
  • Libraries--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Alumni and alumnae
  • Merchants--Massachusetts--North Amherst
  • North Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Prescott (Mass.)--History
  • Public librarians--Massachusetts
  • Street-railroads--Massachusetts--Employees
  • Weather--Massachusetts--Ashfield
  • Women--Massachusetts--History
  • Worcester (Mass.)--History

Contributors

  • Bates, Marcia Church, 1908-2000
  • Church, Cornelia, 1906-1978
  • Church, Lucia Grover, 1877-1943

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Deeds
  • Diaries
  • Geneaologies
  • Photographs
  • Wills

Brinley Family

Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.

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

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

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

Subjects

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

Types of material

  • Deeds
  • Realia
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