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Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979

169 boxes (84.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 411
Horace Mann Bond, ca.1930
Horace Mann Bond, ca.1930

Educator, sociologist, scholar, and author. Includes personal and professional correspondence; administrative and teaching records; research data; manuscripts of published and unpublished speeches, articles and books; photographs; and Bond family papers, especially those of Horace Bond’s father, James Bond. Fully represented are Bond’s two major interests: black education, especially its history and sociological aspects, and Africa, particularly as related to educational and political conditions.

Correspondents include many notable African American educators, Africanists, activists, authors and others, such as Albert C. Barnes, Claude A. Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Arna Bontemps, Ralph Bunche, Rufus Clement, J.G. St. Clair Drake, W.E.B. Du Bois, Edwin Embree, John Hope Franklin, E. Franklin Frazier, W.C. Handy, Thurgood Marshall, Benjamin E. Mays, Pauli Murray, Kwame Nkrumah, Robert Ezra Park, A. Phillip Randolph, Lawrence P. Reddick, A.A. Schomburg, George Shepperson, Carter G. Woodson and Monroe Work.


  • Africa--Description and travel
  • African American educators
  • African Americans--Education--History--20th century
  • American Society of African Culture
  • Atlanta University
  • Dillard University
  • Fort Valley State College
  • International African American Corporation
  • Julius Rosenwald Fund
  • Lincoln University
  • Race relations--United States


  • Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951
  • Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972
  • Bond, James, 1863-1929
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
  • Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972

Types of material

  • Photographs

Mitzi Bowman Papers, ca.1970-2010

12 boxes (18 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 761
Mitzi Bowman, 2012
Mitzi Bowman, 2012

For years, Mitzi Bowman and her husband Pete were stalwarts of the progressive community in Connecticut, and tireless activists in the movements for social justice, peace, and the environment. Shortly after their marriage in 1966, the Bowman’s settled in Newtown and then in Milford, Conn., where Pete worked as an engineer and where Mitzi had trouble finding employment due to her outspoken ways. In close collaboration, the couple became ardent opponents of the war in Vietnam as well as opponents of nuclear weaponry. The focus of their activism took a new direction in 1976, when they learned of plans to ship spent nuclear fuel rods near their home. Founding their first antinuclear organization, STOP (Stop the Transport of Pollution), they forced the shipments to be rerouted, and they soon devoted themselves to shutting down nuclear power in Connecticut completely, including the Millstone and Connecticut Yankee facilities, the latter of which was decommissioned in 1996. The Bowmans were active in a wide array of other groups, including the New Haven Green Party, the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone, the People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE), and they were founding members of Fight the (Utility Rate) Hike, the Progressive Action Roundtable, and Don’t Waste Connecticut. Two years after Pete died on Feb. 14, 2006 at the age of 78, Mitzi relocated to Vermont, carrying on her activism.

The Bowman Papers center on Mitzi and Pete Bowman’s antinuclear activism, dating from their first forays with STOP in the mid-1970s through the growth of opposition to Vermont Yankee in the approach to 2010. The collection offers a valuable glimpse into the early history of grassroots opposition to nuclear energy and the Bowmans’ approach to organizing and their connections with other antinuclear activists and to the peace and environmental movements are reflected in an extensive series of notes, press releases, newsclippings, talks, ephemera, and correspondence. The collections also includes extensive subject files on radiation, nuclear energy, peace, and related topics.


  • Antinuclear movement--Connecticut
  • Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone
  • Don't Waste Connecticut
  • STOP (Stop the Transport of Pollution)


  • Bowman, Pete

Eric J. Brock Collection, 1957-1995

1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 693

A consulting architectural historian and urban planner based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Eric J. Brock was born in San Francisco, California, but with deep family roots in New York, New England, and the coastal Deep South. The author of sixteen books and several hundred popular and academic journal articles on Louisiana history, Brock is a member of the board and former president of the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society of Shreveport, a former board member of the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, a member of Save Our Cemeteries of New Orleans, of Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries, and a current or former member of multiple preservation and museum organizations. Brock has a deep interest in cemetery preservation and in the multi-faceted role of cemeteries as archives of architectural, historical, genealogical, and artistic importance and as benchmarks of cultural change and development.

With an emphasis on New Orleans and Shreveport, the Brock collection consists primarily of articles and newsclippings on Jewish and other Louisiana cemeteries.


  • Cemeteries--Louisiana
  • Jewish cemeteries--Louisiana


  • Brock, Eric J.

Warren F. Broderick Photograph Collection, 1982-1983

1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: PH 028

A senior archives and records management specialist at the New York State Archives, Warren F. Broderick has published extensively on topics ranging from gravestone carving to the history of the upper Hudson River Valley. He is co-author of Pottery Works (1995), editor of a new edition of Granville Hicks’s Small Town (2004), and a contributor of numerous journal articles of historical subjects.

The Broderick Collection includes photographs of tombstones in Old Catholic Cemeteries in, Lansingburgh and Lebanon Springs, N.Y., and St. Josephs Cemetery, Pittsfield, Mass. The collection includes a folder of slides taken of St. Josephs Cemetery by Barbara Rotundo.


  • Gravestones--Massachusetts
  • Gravestones--New York
  • Stone carving--New York


  • Association for Gravestone Studies
  • Broderick, Warren F

Types of material

  • Photographs

Robert J. Carton Papers, 1935-2002 (Bulk: 1983-2002)

(3 boxes linear feet)
Call no.: MS 643

The environmental scientist Robert J. Carton emerged in the mid-1980s as one of the leading scientific critics of fluoridation of the water supply. After receiving his doctorate in Environmental Science from Rutgers University, Carton accepted a position in 1972 with the Office of Toxic Substances in the Environmental Protection Agency, assessing the risks associated with a range of toxic substances from asbestos to arsenic and hexachlorobenzene. By 1985, Carton became concerned about EPA standards for fluoride in drinking water, taking a public stance against undue political influence in framing those standards and insisting that there was no scientific evidence that fluorides prevented tooth decay and that any level of fluoride exposure presented a significant health hazard. In 1992, Carton left the EPA to work for as Chief of Environmental Compliance for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Consisting primarily of research, notes, and some correspondence relating to the health effects of fluoridation of drinking water, the collection documents Robert Carton’s nearly two decade long struggle against the EPA and federal government. Also included are transcripts of filings relating to various legal challenges against fluoridation during the mid-1980s.


  • Drinking water--Law and legislation--United States
  • Fluorides--Physiological effect
  • United States. Environmental Protection Agency


  • Carton, Robert J

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see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni)
see also Health Services–Obituaries (Student) RG-30/15
Occasional Papers Series (International Area Studies)
see Asian Studies Program and Committee RG-25/A8/00
Latin American Studies Program and Committee RG-25/L4/00
Near Eastern Studies Program and Committee RG-25/N4/00
Soviet & East European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/S75/00
Western European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/W3/00
Occupational Education, Center for (School of Education)
Ocean Engineering Program
see Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) RG-45/18
see Office of Computing & Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
Office for Cooperative Education
see Cooperative Education, Office for RG-11/31/1
Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)
see also V.C. for A. and F. RG-35/1 (records held in RG-4/2-3)
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3.
Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- )
Office of Economic Development (OED)
see also Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
Office of Grant and Contract Administration
Office of Human Relations
see Human Relations, Office of RG-4/6
Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- )
see also Office of Economic Development (OED) RG-4/15
Office of Information Technologies (OIT)
see Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
Office of Internships
see Internships, Office of (University Internship Program) RG-11/6
Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
see also Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4.
Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)
see also Executive V.C. and Provost RG-6/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
Associate V.C. for Academic Affairs RG-30/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
Office of Institutional Studies (OIS) (1960-1969)
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)
see also Budget Office RG-35/20
Budget Documents RG-4/2
Office of Institution Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
Office of Public Information (OPI)
see also Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
Office of Residential Resource Management (1976- )
see also Residential Academic Programs RG-35/14
Housing Administration RG-32/12
Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM)
see also Residential Recycling Program RG- 45/40/R6
Office of Space Management (OSM)
Office of Teaching Evaluation and Improvement
see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for (1973) RG-6/18
Office of the Learning Disabilities Coordinator
see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) (1987) RG-11/8
Office to Coordinate Energy Research and Education
Official University Committees (Faculty and Staff)
Official University Faculty/Staff Committees, Other
Officials of the University (Photographs)
see Office of Institutional Research (OIP) RG-4/3/5
Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
OIT (Office of Information Technologies)
see Office of Computing and Information Systems RG-6/5/1
Older Students
see Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS) RG-45/40/C4
Olericulture Department
see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
Olmsted Drive (Physical Plant) (1939)
Omega Psi Phi (1985- )
Ombuds Office (1969- )
see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968- ) RG-40/2/A3
Ombudsman Selection Committee (1975-1976) RG-40/2/O4
Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team (1993- ) RG-4/8/1
Ombudsman Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968-1979)
see also Ombuds Office (1969- ) RG-4/8
Ombudsman Selection (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968-1974) RG-40/2/A3
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Nu (Honor Society)
On Campus Alumni Group (1986-1989)
On the Other Hand
see Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A2
125th Anniversary
see Anniversary, 125th (1988) RG-1/8
see also University History Project (125th Anniversary, 1987-1988) RG-1/208
125th Anniversary Slide Show, UMass (1988)
see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
see Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
Operations Council
Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes)
Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild
see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
Music (Photographs) RG-140/2
Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/3
Oral History (1974-1982)
see also Oral Histories (selected) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project)
History Department RG-25/H5
Oratory, Student
see Speaking Contests, Student Oratory RG-25/C7.3
Orchard Hill (Residential Buildings)
Orchestra (Music and Dance Department)
Organization Charts (Issued by President’s Office)
Organization Charts of the University
see Bibliography, Organization Charts RG-1/00/1
see also Operating Budget Summary, 1974-1975, etc. RG-3/4/2
OBIS- Facts & Figures 1967, Factbook-1977 RG-4/2
Standard Practice Instruction, 1954, p.2 RG-3/4/1
Proposed Spring 1970, Mass. Gazette, 5/8/1970, P.B. RG-4/1
Business Manager, 9/1/1967- RG-35/3
Annual Reports, bound vols. 1972-73-75-76 RG-1/00/2
Organizational charts issued by President’s Office RG-3/00/1
Organization of the Research Mission, ad hoc Committee (1998- )
Organizational and Community Development, Center for (COCD)
see Center for Organizational and Community Development (COCD) RG-13/4/3/3
see also Citizen Involvement Training Project (CITP) RG-7/9
Organizations Not Appointed by an Official Unit of the University, Faculty and Staff Committees
see Faculty and Staff Committees and Organizations not appointed by an official unit of the University RG-40/3
Organizations, Student (Photographs)
see Student Organizations (Photographs) RG-140
see Office of Space Management RG-4/14
see Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM) RG-36/10
Other Voice, The (1980-1984)
Out Front (Student Publication) (1975-1977)
Outing Club (1940- )
Outreach (1986-1988)
Outreach Mobile Unit
Outreach Programs, Center for (1972-1981)
Outreach, University, Vice Provost for
see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach RG-16/1
Outreach, Vice Chancellor for University
see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- ) RG-16/1
Overseas Programs & Exchanges, Committee on
see Committee on Overseas Programs & Exchanges (COPE) RG-40/2/C5
Oversize Materials
RG-177 thru RG-184
Oversize Photos
Oxford, UMass Summer School at
see English Department–Oxford, UMass Summer School at RG-25/E3/3

Artemas Cushman Account Book, 1822-1846

1 vol. (0.1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 073 bd

Born in Middleborough, Mass., in 1781, Artemas Cushman relocated to the central Vermont town of Braintree as a young man and spent decades as a carpenter and house joiner. He and his wife Phebe Spear raised a family of nine, one of whom (Artemas’ namesake) rose to local prominence as a officer in the state militia and representative in the state house and senate. Cushman died in Braintree in 1864.

Cushman’s small ledger is a fine record of the day-to-day work of an antebellum carpenter in rural Vermont. Part daybook and part account book, and often lacking in detail, Cushman’s entries document the work of a skilled artisan engaged in constructing or repairing houses, windmills, cider mills, bake houses, sheds, and barns, and at least one school. Occasionally, he applied his skills to smaller projects such as mending a wheel or making a wagon body or coffin, and less frequently he was compensated for manual labor (haying or planting). In a cash-poor economy, Cushman was typically repaid through an exchange of labor, or through commodities such as brandy, grain, or pork.


  • Braintree (Vt.)--Economic conditions--19th century
  • Carpenters--Vermont--Braintree

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Daybooks


John Hyland (English, University of Buffalo and Haverford College)
“The forest of melody: Black Diasporic Poetics and the Sounding of the Environment”
Nicholas T. Rinehart (English, Harvard University)
“‘These illegitimate children of my thought’: The dramatic work and criticism of W.E.B Du Bois”


Nneka Dennie (Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)
“Black Male Feminism and the Evolution of Du Boisian Thought, 1903-1920”
Crystal Webster (Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)
“‘The Transfiguring Soul of Childhood’: Du Bois and the Social, Political, and Cultural Role of Black Children”


Brandon Byrd (Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi State University and University of North Carolina)
“The Problem of Haiti as it Stands Today:” W.E.B. Du Bois on the U.S. Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934″
Donald Geesling (Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)
“Black Song and the Talented Tenth: The Musical Imagination of W.E.B. Du Bois, 1902-1942″


Horace D. Ballard Jr. (Public Humanities, History of Art, and American Studies, Brown University)
“Ethics and Aesthetics: Citizenship and Form”
Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell (Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)
“W.E.B. Du Bois’s Literary Interventions on Black Criminality”
Daniel Chard (History, UMass Amherst)
Exploring the history of ’60s-’70s radical groups allows Chard to investigate the origins of the first police institutions in the U.S. dedicated to domestic “counter-terrorism”


J. Anthony Guillory (Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)
“The Physical Uplift of Race”
Desmond Jagmohan (Government, Cornell)
“Creating Community, Cultivating Citizens, and Interrogating Jim Crow: The Political Thought of Booker T. Washington”


Markeysha Davis (Afro-American Studies, UMass Amherst)
“Daring propaganda for the beauty of the Human Mind’:
Redefinition and Reaffirmation of the New Black Self in Poetry and Drama of the 1960s and 1970s”
Ricky Fayne (English, Northwestern)
“‘The Shadow of a Mighty Negro Past': Du Bois and the Re-memory of Africa in to the Black America”
du bois

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library offers short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in its collections. Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois. In addition, the University Library houses over three million volumes and a rich suite of electronic resources to support advanced research in the humanities. Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to SCUA’s collections are available on this website.

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Application information

Eligibility: Full time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD), with a preference for persons early in their career. Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois’s scholarship and activism, including the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Award & expectations: Fellows will receive $2,500 to defray expenses. Fellows are required to spend four consecutive weeks in residence at SCUA, during which time they will work with our collections. At the end of their residency, fellows will be asked to deliver a public talk on their research. Fellows may schedule their residency at any time between July in the year of award through the following April.
Selection criteria: Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants interested in conducting original research in the Du Bois Papers and other SCUA collections. The criteria for selection will include: 1) potential of the proposal to contribute to scholarship, 2) fit with Du Boisian themes, 3) the need for use of SCUA collections, and 4) the letter of support. The application will consist of a brief (up to 3 pages) description of the research project, a curriculum vita, and a letter of support.
Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by March 31, 2016.
How to submit: Applications should be submitted electronically to scua [at] library.umass.edu with “Du Bois application” and your name in the subject line. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same address.

InformationDownload the application form (rtf file).

Peter Duus Papers, ca.1970-2008

13 boxes (19.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 574

The William H. Bonsall Professor of History at Stanford University and a prolific scholar, Peter Duus has made significant contributions to the understanding of the development of Japanese imperialism and the emergence of the modern Japanese nation. Having received his doctorate from Harvard, Duus taught successively at Harvard, Washington University, and the Claremont Graduate School before arriving at Stanford in 1973. The recipient of numerous awards during his career, he has served in numerous positions within the field and as Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford.

The Duus Papers contain the professional correspondence, research notes, and other materials relating to the career of the eminent Japanologist, Peter Duus.


  • Japan--History--20th century
  • Stanford University--Faculty
  • Stanford University. Department of History


  • Duus, Peter, 1933-
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