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Tai Chi Club (1980)
RG-45/40/T3
Take-Off (Student Publication) (1943-1944)
RG-45/00/T2
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Talent Search Program, Educational
see Educational Talent Search Program (1991- ) RG-30/4/2
Taped Information Phone Service (TIPS)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Tapes (Sound Recordings)
RG-185/2
Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/T3
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899-1949)
RG-45/90/T3
Teacher, Distinguished Awards
see Awards, Prizes–Distinguished Teacher Awards RG-1/11
Teacher Education
see Teacher Education, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/5 and
RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
RG-13/5/3
Teacher Education, Center for–Day Teacher Preparation Program
RG-13/3/21/5 and RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education Coordinating Council (TECC) (School of Education)
RG-13/1/1
Teacher Improvement
see Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School) RG-10/1/20
see also Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teacher Improvement Office
see Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching, Center for
see Center for Teaching (1989- ) RG-6/3/1
Teaching Development Program (Lilly Endowment) (1987- )
RG-6/21
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1975-1983)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1993) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement Office
see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1983- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1983- ) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Loads, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Teaching of Written and Oral English, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Principles (Official University Committee) (1937-1938)
RG-40/2/T3
Teaching TA’s/TO’s (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/4
TEAMS
see Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) RG-7/12
TECC
see Teacher Education Coordinating Council (School of Education) RG-13/1/1
Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality
see Environmental Quality, Technical Guidance Center for RG-25/E7
Technical Notes–Computer Science (1968-1971)
RG-29/00/3
Technical Services (Library) (1965- )
RG-8/4
TEI
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Tel Com News (1988- )
RG-6/5/1
Telecommunications
RG-35/17
see also Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information, Associate RG-6/5
Telephone Directories
see Faculty and staff, biography, lists, directories (collective) RG-40/10
Telephone Directories, Student
see Directories… (Student) RG-1/00/5
Telephone System, University
see Telecommunications RG-35/17
Tenant Association, UMass (UMTA)
see U-Mass Tenant Association (UMTA) RG-35/12/3
Tenants Organizing Project (Student Special Interest Group) (1988)
RG-45/40/T4
Tenants Survival Kit (1973-1975)
RG-30/25
Tennis
see Sports, Men’s Tennis (1909) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Tennis (1996- ) RG-18/2
Tenure (Faculty)
RG-40/1/5
see also Provost (Tenure Decision List) RG-6/1
Tenure and Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate, 1962-1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Publications–Handbooks RG-40/1
Tenure Recommendations RG-2/2/1

Terminal Projects
see Masters Theses and Terminal Projects (1894- ) RG-46/2
Textbook Annex (Campus Center)
RG-37/8
Textbook Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Textbooks, Student
see Classes, by year (including individual students) RG-50/6
TGC Bulletin (Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality) (1969-1978)
RG-25/E7/00
The Environmental Institute (TEI) (1970- )
RG-6/4/14
see also Man and Environment, Institute for–Report and Proposal Series RG-6/4/14
Theatre (Student Organization Photographs)
RG-140/1
Theatre (Summer Series)
see Theatre in the Works (Summer Series) RG-25/T3.9
Theatre–Commonwealth Stage
RG-25/T3
Theatre Department
RG-25/T3
Theatre Guild, Music
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Theatre in the Works (Summer Series)
RG-25/T3.9
Theatre News (Five College) (1980- )
RG-25/T3/00
Theses and Dissertations (Film and Videotapes)
RG-186/2
Theses: Doctoral, Masters, Senior Honors
RG-46
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Masters and Terminal Projects (1894- )
see Masters Theses RG-46/2
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Senior Honors
see Senior Honors Theses/Projects/Portfolios (1894 – ) RG-46/3
Theta Chi (1941- )
RG-45/90/T4
Theta Phi (1910)
RG-45/90/T4.5
Third World Community Program (Student Social Action Group) (1973- )
RG-45/80/T5
see also Governance (School of Education) RG-13/3/3
Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/5
see also Women of Color Program (1993-1998) / Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- ) RG-7/2/2/9
Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5

Ticket Processing Office
see Parking Services RG-35/21
Tillis Commission
see Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988) RG-40/2/M6
Tips (News Bureau) (1987-1988)
RG-5/3/3
TIPS (Taped Information Phone Service)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Toby Reservation, Mt.
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/10
Touchdown Club (1987-1989)
RG-50/1
Tour Service, University
see University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
see also ARCON (Guide Service) (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
Toward Tomorrow Fair (Films and Videotapes)
RG-186/5
Tower, Cellular
see Cellular Tower (Physical Plant) (1993) RG-36/50/C4
Tower Library
see Library, W.E.B. Du Bois (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Town Meeting (Student Action Committee)
RG-45/12
Town Statistics, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/2.23
Topol, Sidney – Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG- 186/10

Track

see Sports, Men’s Track (1908) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Track and Field (1993- ) RG-18/2
Trade and Economics, Institute for North American
see North American Trade and Economics, Institute for RG-25/N6
Traffic and Parking Appeals Board (1972- )
RG-40/2/T7
see also Parking and Transportation Council (1972-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Transdisciplinary Education Cluster (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21
Transfer Affairs
RG-30/7
Transit Service Committee (Student Senate) (1969- )
RG-45/7/T7
Transitions (School of Education) (1977-1978, 1981)
RG-7/00
Transitions (1987)
RG-45/00/T7
see also Minority Graduate Student Association.
Translation Center
see Interpreters Studies Program–Translation Center RG-25/I7
Transmitter
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Transmitter (1953-1955) RG-15/8
Transportation (University-run)
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Transit Services (Student Senate Bus Service) RG-45/7/T7
Transportation, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Transportation Center, University of Massachusetts
see University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) (1994- ) RG-25/T4
Transportation Council, Parking and
see Parking and Transportation Council (1927-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Travel Funds
RG-40/1/7
Travel Office (Campus Center, Student Union)
RG-37/7
Travesty, The (1990)
RG-45/T8/00
Treasurer
RG-3/4/1
Treasurer, Associate
RG-3/4/4
Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971)
RG-3/4/1
Treasurer, University
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Treasurer’s Office
RG-3/4
Tree News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Tree News (1993- ) RG-15/8
Tree Planting on Campus (Physical Plant) (1961)
RG-36/50/T6
Trees (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/T7
Trend (School of Education) (1964-1974)
RG-13/00
see also Trend Newsletter (1969-1974) RG-13/00
Trend Newsletter (1969-1974)
RG-13/00
see also Trend (1964-74) RG-13/00
Tri Sig
see Sigma Sigma Sigma RG-45/90/S5.9
Triathlon Club (1989-1991)
RG-45/40/T7
Trope: A Journal of Critical Fictions (1982)
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Troy (Student Publication) (1990)
RG-45/00/T9
Troy Lecture Series
RG-186/9
Trustees (1864- )
RG-2
see also Trustees (Microfilms) RG-190/2
Trustees (Microfilms)
RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs)
RG-110/2
Trustees Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
RG-2/5
Trustees, Board of
RG-190/2
Trustees, Board Reports (1972-1975)
RG-2/1/2
Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988)
RG-2/7
Trustees Council (1972-1976)
RG-2/4
Trustees, Documents (1963- )
RG-2/2
Trustees, Individual (1863- )
RG-2/3
Note: By date of appointment: biographies, publications.
see also Building Files (those buildings named for individual Trustees) RG-36/101-104
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Minutes (1906- )
RG-2/1
see also Trustees Microfilm RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Publications (1863- )
RG-2/00
Trustees, Work Folders (1970-1980) (Restricted Access)
RG-2/6
Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
TSA
see Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5
TSA
see Turkish Student Association (TSA) (1994- ) RG-45/40/T7
Tuition, Fees (1900- )
RG-1/205
see also Institutional Studies RG-4/3
Tuition Remission, ad hoc Committee to Study (Faculty Senate, 1964-1965)
RG-40/2/A3
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Storm Drains)
RG-36/50/T8
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Pedestrian Walkways)
see Buildings (i.e. Power Plant, University Library, etc.) RG-36/100
see also Campus Center RG-37/1
Turf Bulletin (Plant and Soil Sciences, Dept. of (1982-1985)
RG-25/P4/00
Turf Clippings (1963, 1973-1979)
see Turfgrass Conference Proceedings (Conference Services) (1981-1984) RG-7/3
Turfgrass Field Day Reports (1978, 1981-1987)
RG-7/3
Turkish Student Association
RG-45/80/T7
Turkish Student Organization (1993)
RG-45/40/T8
Tutorial Center
see Learning Resources Center RG-6/12
Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)
RG-7/12
TV
see Radio, TV (Public Affairs) RG-5/6
Twelve Month Year, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1959)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Year-Round Operation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963) RG-40/2/A3
12 to 1 (Commonwealth Clericals)
RG-40/5/T9
Two-Year School
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two-Year School) RG-15/5

Eshbach, Charles E.

Charles E. and M. Sybil Hartley Eshbach Papers, 1913-1963.

14 boxes (7 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 886
Charles Eshbach on pony, ca.1915
Charles Eshbach on pony, ca.1915

Charles Edgar Eshbach, Jr., a 1937 graduate of Massachusetts State College, and Maude Sybil Hartley met in late 1939, while she was a student at Simmons College and he was working for the New England Radio News Service, part of the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. They soon began dating and in February 1941 were engaged. After graduating in 1942, Sybil lived at home in Rochester, Mass., and taught school. Charles was drafted and enlisted in the army December 30, 1942. Trained as a radio operator, he was assigned to the Army Air Force Technical Training Command’s 326th Signal Co. Wing. Charles and Sybil married in September of 1943, and by November, Charles was in England, part of the 67th Fighter Wing stationed at Walcot Hall in Lincolnshire. Although not in combat, Charles rose to the rank of Technical Sergeant. He returned to the U.S. in December 1945. He and Sybil moved to Weymouth and had four children. Charles was appointed professor of Agricultural Economics at UMass in 1959. The family moved to Amherst in 1964, as Charles’ department was transforming into the Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration Department. He taught at UMass until 1986, when he retired. He died in 1997. Sybil worked at the University store for thirty years and died in 2009.

Consisting chiefly of their letters to each other, the Eshbach Papers vividly document the courtship and early married life of Charles and Sybil, particularly during their long separation, against a wartime backdrop. The collection also contains diaries, photograph albums, loose photographs, histories and rosters from Charles’ army unit, and a variety of ephemera and memorabilia such as ration tickets, receipts, programs, and Charles’ army badges and dog tags.

Subjects

  • 4-H clubs
  • England--Description and travel
  • Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)
  • United States. Agricultural Marketing Service
  • United States. Army Air Forces. Technical Training Command
  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Eshbach, M. Sybil Hartley

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Ephemera
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs

Florence Manufacturing Company

Florence Manufacturing Company Histories, 1916, 1974.

1 folder (0.15 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 380

Photocopies of two typescript company histories for the Florence Manufacturing Company: “50 Years of Brush Making (1866-1916)” and “50 More Years of Brush Making, 1916-1974.”

Subjects

  • Broom and brush industry--Massachusetts--History
  • Florence Manufacturing Company

Fried, Lewis

Finding aid

Lewis Fried Collection of Jack Conroy, 1969-1995.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 414

A voice of the radical working class during the Great Depression, Jack Conroy was the son of a union organizer, born and raised in the mining camps near Moberly, Mo. His novels The Disinherited (1933) and A World to Win (1935) were among the best known works of “proletarian” American fiction to appear in the 1930s.

The Conroy Collection includes a series of 24 letters from Jack Conroy to Lewis Fried, a professor of English at Kent State University and UMass PhD, along with a small number of letters by associates of Conroy, and a selection of publications associated with or including work by him. Of particular interest are Fried’s oral history interviews with Conroy (1971) and Sally Goodman (1978).

Subjects

  • Anvil
  • Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973
  • Communists--United States
  • Depressions--1929
  • New Anvil
  • Working class authors

Contributors

  • Conroy, Jack, 1899-1990
  • Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
  • Fried, Lewis Frederick, 1943-
  • Gold, Michael, 1894-1967
  • Goodman, Percival
  • Goodman, Sally
  • Snow, Walter

Types of material

  • Oral histories

Friends Records

The Records of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM) offer rich documentation of three and half centuries of Quakers in our region and the culture in which they lived. The heart of the collection are the records of the Yearly Meeting itself, but most Quarterly and Monthly meetings are represented as are some Quaker schools and other organizations, and there is a substantial library of Quaker books and periodicals, including the libraries of Moses and Obadiah Brown.

This volume is a guide for any researcher interested in the records of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in New England. In addition to providing a comprehensive list of the official records created by New England Quakers, it also gives a brief history of each meeting.

The bulk of the guide is arranged by meeting. To use it, a basic understanding of the administrative structure of the Society of Friends would be very helpful. The largest body is the Yearly Meeting. For many rather confusing reasons, there have been several different yearly meetings active in New England. The largest, New England Yearly Meeting, has covered almost the entire region since 1661. The yearly meeting has been composed of quarterly meetings since the early 18th century. They in turn are composed of monthly meetings, which are the basic administrative unit of the Society of Friends. Almost all of the membership information is recorded on the monthly meeting level. The monthly meeting is sometimes subdivided into smaller meetings: preparative meetings, which prepare business for the monthly meetings; and meetings for worship, which generally create no records.

The records of the yearly meetings appear first in this guide, then the quarterly meetings, then monthly meetings. There are no separate entries for preparative meetings or meetings for worship; they are discussed under the appropriate monthly meeting.

The entries for each meeting include the following information:

Name. If a meeting changed names over the years, only one entry is made, under the name the meeting held for the longer time. “See…” references are made under all other known names. If two meetings merged to form a new meeting, all three are given entries. If the name of one of the merging meetings was retained, however, it is not given a new entry.

Place. The place given is the town the monthly meeting was based in for most of its life. It is mainly provided to give a general idea of a meeting’s region; many meetings met on a rotating basis in several locations. For quarterly meetings, the states which it covers are listed. This can help narrow down a search for a specific area.

A brief history of the meeting. For monthly meetings, this history will generally describe the meetings for worship that preceded the monthly meeting, tell where the meeting was set off from, list name changes, and describe which monthly meetings were set off or joined to the meeting. The history will also try to explain any confusing circumstances regarding the structure of the meeting. However, the histories generally make no effort to explain where the meetings met, or when meeting houses were built. Nor do these histories describe prominent members or dramatic events. This would be impossible to do well in a volume of this size. Published histories are available for many of the older meetings, and these are mentioned in the notes when possible.

Quarterly meetings (given only for monthly meetings). Since 1705, all monthly meetings in N.E.Y.M. have been con- stituent parts of a quarterly meeting. Before 1699, they were direct constituents of the Yearly Meeting.

Constituent meetings. Many different sorts of smaller meetings are listed here. This information is provided mainly as a way to determine where residents of a certain town may have attended monthly meeting at a specific date. The information is somewhat unreliable, especially regarding dates.

Formally constituted preparative meetings met for business, and reported monthly to their monthly meetings. Their dates, except in very early meetings, are generally easy to discern from monthly meeting minutes. Sometimes, a monthly meeting would have only one preparative meeting, or none. Generally, preparative meetings named after their monthly meetings are not listed. One problem is that there was no formal provision for preparative meetings between 1901 and 1950. Many preparative meetings continued to meet for business during this time, usually under the heading of “particular meeting”, and are listed as preparative meetings.

Other sorts of meetings may or may not have been formally connected to their monthly meetings, and include particular meetings, meetings for worship, indulged meetings, worship groups, allowed meetings and midweek meetings. No attempt has been made to distinguish between these types of meetings, which are all listed as “W.G”. The dates are often impossible to determine, as they kept no records, and monthly meetings have not always kept track of their existence. However, they are important, being at the center of the spiritual life of Friends. Generally, any meeting for business is also a meeting for worship, but is not listed separately as such.

Records. These tables show all the records of each meeting known to be in existence. For many of the newer meetings, no records have yet been sent to the archives; as a rule, very recent records can often be obtained only through the clerk of the meeting. The records are arranged in the following order: men’s minutes; women’s minutes; joint minutes; rough minutes; vital records; ministry and counsel or equivalent; committee records; miscellaneous loose papers; newsletters.

The information given includes the type of record, the dates covered by each record, the quantity, the location of the original, and the microfilm number (if any). See the glossary and list of abbreviations for details. All of the records with microfilm numbers are available on film at the Rhode Island Historical Society Library. In addition, those with asterisks are available at the Maine Historical Society, those with plus signs are available through the Family History Centers, and those with an @ symbol can be found at the Nantucket Historical Association. In some cases, records have been missing for many years, have never been sent to the Archives, and are presumed to be irretrievably lost; an effort have been made to show this. Researchers should know that meeting minutes are generally closed for a period of twenty years before being open to the public, except for the printed Yearly Meeting minutes.

Girls Club of Greenfield (Mass.)

Finding aid

Girls Club of Greenfield Records, 1895-1995.

21 boxes (27 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 379

Founded in 1895, the Girls Club of Greenfield provides high quality early care and educational services to the girls of Franklin County, Massachusetts, and advocates for the rights of children and their families. During the school year, the Club offers diverse programming, ranging from an infant room and preschool to after school activities that promote teamwork, community spirit, social skills, and confidence. Since 1958, they have also operated a summer camp, Lion Knoll, in Leyden.

The records of the Girls Club of Greenfield include by-laws, annual reports, reports and meeting minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, and ledgers and account books. Also contains program files for daycare, summer camp, education worker programs, and others, personnel records, membership and committee lists, newsletters, press releases, ledgers, account books, scrapbooks, news clippings, photographs, slides, and artifacts.

Subjects

  • Girls--Massachusetts--Greenfield--Social conditions
  • Girls--Massachusetts--Greenfield--Social life and customs
  • Girls--Massachusetts--Greenfield--Societies and clubs--History
  • Greenfield (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Greenfield (Mass.)--Social life and customs

Contributors

  • Girls Club of Greenfield (Greenfield, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Gittings, Barbara and Kay Tobin Lahusen

Gittings-Lahusen Gay Book Collection, ca.1920-2007.

ca.1,000 items
Call no.: RB 005

Barbara Gittings and her life partner Kay Tobin Lahusen were pioneers in the gay rights movement. After coming out during her freshman year at Northwestern University, Gittings became keenly aware of the difficulty of finding material to help her understand her gay identity. An inveterate organizer, she helped found the New York chapter of the early Lesbian organization, the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) in 1957, and she became well known in the 1960s for organizing the first gay rights demonstrations at the White House and Independence Hall. Gittings later worked with organizations from the American Library Association to the American Psychiatric Association to address systematic forms of anti-gay discrimination.

The Gittings-Lahusen Gay Book Collection contains nearly 1,000 books on the gay experience in America collected by Gittings and Lahusen throughout their career. The contents range from a long run of The Ladder, the DOB magazine co-edited by the couple, to works on the psychology and sociology of homosexuality, works on religious and political issues, novels and histories by gay authors, and examples of the pulp fiction of the 1950s and 1960s.

Subjects

  • Gay rights
  • Homosexuality

Gray Panthers of the Pioneer Valley

Finding aid

Gray Panthers of the Pioneer Valley Records, 1979-1994.

12 boxes (7 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 468

Amherst, Massachusetts, chapter of the national Gray Panther organization that sponsored the weekly Amherst Vigil for Peace and Justice, tackled such issues as fair and affordable housing for people of all ages, nursing home reform, Social Security policy, universal health care, safe-sex, and age discrimination, and also worked to improve the everyday life of senior citizens and the community at large, often collaborating with other local organizations to address world peace, environmental concerns, improved child care, educational opportunities, and handicapped accessibility.

Records include charter, by-laws, histories and mission statements, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, financial reports, fund raising materials, membership lists, membership questionnaire, newsletters, press releases, leaflets, clippings, a scrapbook, T-shirts, and program files, that document the founding and activities of the Gray Panthers of the Pioneer Valley.

Subjects

  • Older people--Massachusetts
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • Social justice--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Gray Panthers of the Pioneer Valley
  • Holt, Margaret

Heath, Gordon, 1918-1991

Finding aid

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

Higgins, Lyman

Finding aid

Lyman Higgins Account Book, 1851-1886.

1 vol. (0.15 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 118

A resident of South Worthington, Massachusetts, Lyman Higgins appears in the Federal Census and in town histories as also pursuing a variety of other callings: mechanic, farmer, blacksmith, sawmill proprietor, and manufacturer. Higgins eventually devoted his work life to basket making, supplying textile mills and paper companies as far away as New York City with large batches of assorted baskets tailored to their needs.

Higgins’ account book includes records of jobs performed, payment (in goods and services as well as in cash), employees and their wages, and the local companies to which he sold his custom-made basket products.

Subjects

  • Basket industry--Massachusetts--South Worthington--History--19th century
  • Basket making--Massachusetts--South Worthington--History--19th century
  • Harris Woollen Mill
  • Lawrence Duck Co.
  • Paper industry--Equipment and supplies--History--19th century
  • Sawmills--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • South Worthington (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
  • Stark Mills
  • Sugar River Paper Co.
  • Textile industry--Equipment and supplies--History--19th century
  • Wages--Basket industry--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Wages-in-kind--Massachusetts--South Worthington--History--19th century

Contributors

  • Higgins, Lyman

Types of material

  • Account books