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Alternative Energy Coalition

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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

Antislavery

Antislavery Collection, 1725-1911.

(7.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RB 003

The Antislavery Collection contains several hundred printed pamphlets and books pertaining to slavery and antislavery in New England, 1725-1911. The holdings include speeches, sermons, proceedings and other publications of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society and the American Colonization Society, and a small number of pro-slavery tracts.

Subjects

  • Abolitionists--Massachusetts
  • Antislavery movements--United States
  • Slavery--United States

Contributors

  • American Anti-Slavery Society
  • American Colonization Society

Aronson, James

DigitalFinding aid

James Aronson Collection of W.E.B. Du Bois, 1946-1983.

2 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 292

Materials written by or pertaining to W.E.B. Du Bois, collected by James Aronson, who was executive editor of the “National Guardian” from 1948 to 1967. Includes correspondence, speeches by Du Bois in published form, articles by Du Bois, biographical sketches and tribute articles about Du Bois, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Subjects

  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • African Americans--History--1877-1964
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Death and burial
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on Pan-Africanism
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on democracy
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on pacifism
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963--Views on socialism
  • National Guardian
  • Socialism--Africa

Contributors

  • Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977
  • Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Speeches

Barghoorn, Elso S. (Elso Sterrenberg), 1915-1984

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Elso S. Barghoorn Journals, 1944-1984.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 820
Hoba West meterorite, Nov. 1971, 12 miles west of Grootfontein, South West Africa
Hoba West meterorite, Nov. 1971, 12 miles west of Grootfontein, South West Africa

The paleobotanist Elso Barghoorn exerted an enormous influence on the scientific understanding of the early evolution of life on earth. After receiving his doctorate at Harvard in 1941, Barghoorn taught briefly at Amherst College before returning to Havard five years later, eventually becoming the Richard A. Fisher Professor of Natural History. A pioneer in paleopalynology, he he and two colleagues announced the startling discovery of a well-preserved Archaean fossil flora in 1954, including the first solid record of fossil bacteria and cyanobacteria from the Gunflint chert of Ontario. Culminating in a landmark 1965 publication (with Stanley Tyler), his work demonstrated conclusively the existence of unicellular fossils and helped to revolutionize study of deep evolutionary time.

The Barghoorn collection consists of seven bound journals containing notes from trips to Panama (1944), Europe (1957-58); Ghana, South Africa, and Tonga (1971-1972); Europe (1972); Hawaii, the South Pacific, and Africa (1975); Greenland (1977); South Africa and Australia (1978); and Australia and the South Pacific (1981). Comprehensive typescripts are available for each journal.

Subjects

  • Harvard University--Faculty
  • Paleobotany
  • Palynology
  • Panama--Description and travel

Contributors

  • Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Photographs

Belanger, J. William, 1907-1986

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J. William Belanger Papers, 1932-1986.

3 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 117

A leader in organized labor, William Belanger began as an organizer for the AFL’s United Textile Workers in 1932, eventually becoming the New England Regional Director and International Vice President of the TWUA and in 1958, the first President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

The Belanger Papers provide insight into the long career in labor activism, and include correspondence, writings, subject files, and printed materials. Of particular interest is a series of four oversized scrapbooks that cover Belanger’s career from 1934 through his final position as Director of the Massachusetts Department of Employment Security. These are especially enlightening on labor’s political activities, the CIO’s success in thwarting anti-labor referenda in 1948, and the efforts to expel Communists from the labor movement.

Subjects

  • Elections--Massachusetts--History--20th century
  • Labor leaders--New England--Biography
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1865-1950
  • New England--Economic conditions--20th century
  • Textile Workers Organizing Committee
  • Textile Workers Union of America
  • Textile industry--Massachusetts
  • Textile workers--Labor unions--New England

Contributors

  • Belanger, J. William, 1907-1986

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Berger, Bernard B.

Bernard B. Berger Papers, 1955-1993.

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 039

Bernard B. Berger served as the Director of the Water Resources Research Center from 1966 to 1978 and was a world-renown expert on water supply management and the effects of pollution. Berger was born in 1912 in New York City, earned a B.S. in 1935 from MIT and an M.S. in Sanitary Engineering in 1948 from Harvard. Before coming to the University of Massachusetts, Berger worked as a civil engineer for twenty-five years in the United States Public Health Service, where he researched and advocated policy on pollution control. While at the University, Berger served as the United States’ water resources specialist in the executive office of Science and Technology and worked as a consultant to Israel in 1972 on that country’s creation of the Israel Environmental Service, now the Department of the Environment and as a consultant to South Africa on a similar project in 1975. The year after retiring from the University in 1978, Berger earned an honorary doctorate of science. He died on December 8, 2000.

The Bernard B. Berger Papers includes correspondence and reports from his consultancy work with Israel and South Africa. The collection also includes several folders of Berger’s published and unpublished writings, personal and professional correspondence and documents relating to his receipt of his honorary degree and other awards and recognitions.

Subjects

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Water Resources Research Center
  • Water-supply

Contributors

  • Berger, Bernard B

Brinley Family

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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

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

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Kenyon Leech Butterfield Papers, 1889-1945.

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

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

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

Subjects

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

Contributors

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

Cemetery Inscriptions Collection

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Cemetery Inscriptions Collection, 1902-2005.

4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 669

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.

Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.

Subjects

  • Gravestones
  • Inscriptions

Contributors

  • Association for Gravestone Studies

Concordance for the Archives, D

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D

Dairy Control Series
see RG-15/2.2 Experiment Station (1888- )–Dairy Control Series (1914-1973)
Dairy Digest, Massachusetts
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Dairy Digest (1936-1985) RG-15/8
Dairy Farm
see Veterinary and Animal Science, Department of–Dairy Farm RG-25/V2
see also Farm (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/7
Dairy Industry, Department of
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two Year School) RG-15/5
Dames Club (1956)
RG-45/40/D3
Dance Department
see Music and Dance, Department of RG-25/M9
see also Hicks, Adeline RG-40/11
Dartmouth, UMass
see Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU) RG-55/5
Data Bank, Information
see Information Data Bank (IDB) RG-30/2/4
Data Processing Center (DPC)
RG-35/7
Data Processing Center Newsletter (DPC) (1987-1993)
RG-35/7
Day Care Center
see Commuter Student Affairs–Day Care Center RG-30/25
Day School, University
see Nursery School RG-25/H9.5
Day Teacher Preparation Program
see Teacher Education, Center for–Day Teacher Preparation Program RG-13/3/21/5 and
RG-13/3/23/4
Deaf, Media Center for the (Northeast Regional)
see Media Specialists for the Deaf, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/9
Dean of Academic Support Services
see Academic Support Services, Dean of RG-30/4
Dean of Administration
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Dean of Students
RG-30/2
Dean of Students, Assistant
RG-30/2/1
Dean of Students–Student Personnel Administrative Council
RG-30/2
Dean of the College (MSC)
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
Dean of Women
RG-30/3
see also Dean of Women, Helen Curtis (1902-1993) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Deans Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
see also Campus Management Council (1984-1989) RG-6/2.5
Deans Meeting, Academic
see Deans Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
see also Campus Management Council RG-6/2.5
Debate (Communication Studies)
RG-25/C7.4
Debate Club
see Debate (Communications Studies) RG-25/C7.4
Debate Union Alumni Newsletter (1979-1982)
RG-25/C7.4/00
DEFA Film Library
see Deutsche Film Aktien- Gesellschaft (DEFA) Film Library (1998- ) RG-25G6.1
Degrees
see Enrollment, Degrees, Courses, Curriculum RG-1/206
see also Honorary Degrees RG-1/7/2
Degrees, Honorary Degrees
see Honorary Degrees (1927- ) RG-1/7/2
Delta Chi (1961- )
RG-45/90/D4
Delta Phi Alpha (1916- )
RG-45/90/D4.3
Delta Phi Gamma (1985)
RG-45/90/D4.6
Delta Sigma Phi (1995)
RG-45/90/D4.7
Delta Sigma Theta (1991-1992)
RG-45/90/D4.725
Delta Upsilon (1988-1989)
RG-45/90/D4.75
Delta Zeta
RG-45/90/D4.8
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (1989)
RG-45/80/D4
Democrats, University
see University Democrats RG-45/80/U6
Democrats, Young
see Young Democrats RG-45/80/Y6.2
Demographic Research Institute, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Demographic Research Institute (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/10
Demography Group (1982- )
RG-40/3/D4
Demonstration Alcohol Education Project
RG-30/15/2/3
Demonstrations, Student Protests and
see Student Protests and Demonstrations RG-45/101
Dental Hygiene Committee (1962)
RG-40/2/D4
Departmental Activities (Photographs)
RG-160
Department Libraries
see Libraries Departmental (1880, 1958-1978) RG-8/3/11
Departments, Academic
see Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers RG-25
Deputy Chancellor
see Chancellor, Deputy RG-4/18
Design and Production (University Relations and Development)
RG-39/6
Designs for Effective Learning Cluster (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23
Deutsche Film Aktien-Gesellschaft (DEFA) Film Library (1998- )
RG-25/G6.1
Development Advisory Council (1969)
RG-40/2/D5
Development and Alumni Affairs
see Alumni Office (Office of Development and Alumni Affairs) RG-50/1
Development Council
see Development Advisory Council (1969) RG-40/2/D5
Development, University Relations and
see University Relations and Development RG-39
Devens, Fort
see Fort Devens (1946-1949) RG-55/1
DGK Fraternity (1875- )
RG-45/90/D5
DIAL
see Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (DIAL) RG-29/2
Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (DIAL)
RG-29/2
Digital Initiatives News (UMass Amherst Libraries) (1999- )
RG-8/00/D3
Digital Photographic Laboratory (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/3/2
Dining Services (Campus Center, Student Union)
RG-37/2
Diploma
see Insignia, Diploma, Motto, Mascot, Mace, etc. RG-1/6
see also Diplomas (Printed materials, oversize) RG-184/6
Diplomas (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/6
Directions
see Handbook–Directions (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
Directories (Alumni)
RG-50/00/1
see also Directories, Mugbooks, Catalogs of Graduates, etc. (General Catalogs,
All-University Lists of Students) RG-1/00/5
Directories, Faculty and Staff
see Faculty/Staff Biography, Lists, Directories (Collective) RG-40/10
Directories, Mugbooks, Catalogs of Graduates, etc. (General Catalogs,
All-University Lists of Students) (1867- ) RG-1/00/5
see also Directories (Alumni) RG-50/00/1
Disability Services
see Handicapped Student Affairs, Office of (1973- ) RG-30/29
see also Abilities Unlimited (Student Interest Group) (1986- ) RG-45/40/A2
Disadvantaged Students Program
see CCEBMS RG-6/4/12
Disarmament Study Group (1981)
RG-40/3/D5
Discipline Board (Faculty Senate, 1965-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Dispatches (1982) (School of Education)
RG-13/1
Dispute Resolution
see Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution (CITDR) (2001- ) RG-25/L7.5
Dissertations and Theses (Films and Videotapes)
see Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Dissertations, Doctoral
see Doctoral Dissertations (1911- ) RG-46/1
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Distinguished Architecture (Physical Plant) (1966)
RG-36/50/D5
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
see Lectures (Faculty) RG-40/1/2
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Videotapes (1986- )
RG-186/7
see also Lectures (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/2
Chancellor’s Lecture Series (1975-1986) RG-186/1
Distinguished Teaching Awards
see Awards, Prizes RG-1/11
Distinguished Visitor’s Program (DVP) (1960-1996)
RG-45/50/D5
Diversity and Development, Center for
see Center for Diversity and Development (CDD) (1996- ) RG-45/80/C4
Diversity and Social Justice, Counsel on Community
see Counsel on Community, Diversity and Social Justice (1997) RG-4/17
Diversity Office, Equal Opportunity and
see Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office RG-4/7
Divine Light Club
see Divine Light Mission RG-45/70/D5
Divine Light Mission (Religious Group) (1973- )
RG-45/70/D5
Doctoral Dissertations (1911- )
RG-46/1 [see UMass Library catalog for holdings
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Documents, Government (Library) (1955- )
RG-8/3/3
Donahue Institute
see Institute for Governmental Services (IGS), Donahue RG-3/8
Dormitory and Area Government
see Housing Services RG-32
DPC
see Data Processing Center (DPC) RG-35/7
Dr. Suess Club (1956)
RG-45/40/D7
Draft Counseling Services (1981)
RG-45/80/D7
Dramatic Society
see MAC Dramatic Society RG-45/40/M3
Drill Team, Equestrian
see Equestrian Drill Team RG-45/40/E6
Drop-Out Problem, Student
see Retention Committee–Student Drop-Out Problem (1985- ) RG-40/2/R5
Drug Drop-In Center
see Room to Move RG-30/10
Drum (1970-1988)
RG-45/00/D7
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DSA
see Democratic Socialist of America (DSA)
DTA
see Awards, Prizes (Distinguished Teaching Awards) RG-1/11
Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, W. E. B.
see Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of RG-25/A4
Duplicate Collection
RG-99
Duplicate Collection, Alumni Materials
RG-99/1
Duplicate Collection, Annual Reports (1863-1989)
RG-99/2
Duplicate Collection, Buildings and Grounds (Distinguished Architecture for a State University) (1966)
RG-99/3
Duplicate Collection, Catalogs (Bulletin Series) (1914- )
RG-99/4
Duplicate Collection, Chancellors Lecture Series (1974-1978)
RG-99/5
Duplicate Collection, Histories of Campus (1917, 1933, 1963)
RG-99/6
Duplicate Collection, The Index (1871- )
RG-99/7
Duplicate Collection, Missions and Goals, A Report of the Commission on (1976)
RG-99/8
Duplicate Collection, Stosag (Stockbridge School) (1961- )
RG-99/9
Duplicating (Administrative Services)
RG-35/9
Durfee Garden (Physical Plant) (1993- )
RG-36/104/D8
DVP
see Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) RG-45/50/D5
Dyslexic Student Organization
see Communication Skills Center RG-6/4/15
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