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Campbell, Sadie

Sadie Campbell Papers, 1812-2002.

19 boxes (10.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 439
Sadie Campbell and sons Harold and Robert Leslie
Sadie Campbell and sons Harold and Robert Leslie

A housewife, mother and active community member, Sadie Campbell was born in 1881 and lived at 1 Depot Street in Cheshire, Massachusetts for most of her life until she died in 1971. Sadie was closely tied to the Cheshire community where she had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and was active in a a number of organizations, such as: the Cheshire Ladies Reading Club, the Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club, and the Cheshire Cash Tearoom.

The collection documents three generations of a western Massachusetts family. The variety and nature of the materials in this collection offer a good view into the local and social history of western Massachusetts through the lives of Sadie Campbell and her family.


  • Cheshire (Mass.)--History
  • Cheshire Cash Tearoom
  • Family--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Family--Massachusetts--History--20th century
  • Housekeeping--Massachusetts--Cheshire
  • Housewives--Massachusetts--Cheshire
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
  • Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club
  • Small business--Massachusetts
  • Tyrell, Augustus
  • Williams Manufacturing Company
  • Women--Societies and clubs--History--19th century


  • Campbell, Sadie

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Invitations
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Recipes

Cemetery Inscriptions Collection

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

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.


  • Inscriptions
  • Sepulchral monuments


  • Association for Gravestone Studies

Clapp, Lyman

Lyman Clapp Diary, 1825 August 8-25.

Call no.: MS 709 bd

When Lyman Clapp and Lucia Cowls agreed to marry in 1825, they took a celebratory tour of western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Over nine days, they traveled from Mt. Pleasant, Mass. (possibly in Worcester County) through Brimfield to Stafford, Tolland, Vernon, Hartford, and Litchfield, Connecticut, before returning home by way of Springfield and Northampton. The Clapp’s party consisted of the engaged couple chaperoned by Lucia’s parents, and they were joined by a relative, Edward, near Hartford.

Filled with interesting vignettes of travel in western New England during the 1820s, Clapp’s diary includes fine descriptions of the various taverns and inns they visited en route and the range of natural and cultural sites, from rolling hills to modern milling technology. Among other sights that caught Clapp’s eye were the the Charter Oak, a hermit living in the hills near Avon, the Walcott Factories at Torrington, Northampton, and the extraordinary view from the top of Mount Holyoke.


  • African Americans--Connecticut
  • Brookfield (Mass.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Connecticut--Description and travel--19th century
  • Ferries--Massachusetts
  • Hartford (Conn.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Hermits--Connecticut
  • Litchfield (Conn.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Massachusetts--Description and travel--19th century
  • Mount Holyoke (Mass.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Springfield (Mass.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Stafford (Conn.)--Description and travel--19th century
  • Taverns (Inns)--Connecticut
  • Vernon (Conn.)--Description and travel--19th century


  • Clapp, Lyman

Types of material

  • Diaries

Clark family

Clark Family Papers, 1679-1814.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 654

The Clark family played a prominent role in the colonial and early national history of Newton, Massachusetts. John Clark and his wife Elizabeth Norman settled in Cambridge Village (now Newton), Massachusetts, in about 1681, and played an active role in the public life of the town. His son William, grandson Norman, and great-grandson Norman followed in John’s footsteps, serving as Selectmen and, in the case of Norman, Jr., as the Collector of taxes during and after the Revolutionary War.

This small collection traces the early history of Newton, Mass., through the lives and activities of four generations of the family of John Clark. While the majority of the collection consists of deeds or related legal documents pertaining to properties in Newton (or in one case, Connecticut), a few items provide glimpses into other Clark family activities. As tax collector for Newton during and after the Revolution, Norman Clark, Jr., left an interesting documentary trail that touches on financial priorities in town, including the collection of taxes for support of the church, Revolutionary War soldiers, and road building.


  • Clark Family
  • Newton (Mass.)--History--18th century
  • Real property--Massachusetts--Newton
  • Taxation--Massachusetts
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783


  • Clark, John
  • Clark, Norman
  • Clark, William

Types of material

  • Deeds
  • Maps
  • Wills

Clark, Henry James, 1826-1873

Henry James Clark Papers, 1865-1872.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 048
Trichodina pediculus
Trichodina pediculus

The first professor of Natural History at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Henry James Clark, had one of the briefest and most tragic tenures of any member of the faculty during the nineteenth century. Having studied under Asa Gray and Louis Agassiz at Harvard, Clark became an expert microscopist and student of the structure and development of flagellate protozoans and sponges. Barely a year after joining the faculty at Massachusetts Agricultural College at its first professor of Natural History, Clark died of tuberculosis on July 1, 1873.

A small remnant of a brief, but important career in the natural sciences, the Henry James Clark Papers consist largely of obituary notices and a fraction of his published works. The three manuscript items include two letters from Clark’s widow to his obituarist and fellow naturalist, Alpheus Hyatt (one including some minor personal memories), and a contract to build a house on Pleasant Street in Amherst.


  • Developmental biology
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Veterinary Science
  • Protozoans


  • Clark, Henry James, 1826-1873
  • Clark, Mary Young Holbrook
  • Hyatt, Alpheus, 1838-1902

Types of material

  • Contracts
  • Letters (Correspondence)

Clark, Orton Loring

Orton Loring Clark Papers, 1910-1922.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 047

Orton Loring Clark was an associate professor of botany and biology at the University of Massachusetts. After earning his B.A. in 1908 from the University, then the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Clark studied at the University of Strasbourg, where he earned his doctorate. He joined the faculty of his alma mater in 1913, specialized in plant physiology, and taught until his retirement in 1946. Known as a great teacher and fine artist, Clark was active in Amherst town politics. He passed away in 1965 at the age of 79.

Orton Loring Clark’s collection includes several notebooks of research notes, data, and hand-drawn field diagrams. The notebooks date from his student years in Germany to his first several years on the faculty at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. The collection also includes one letter from 1922.


  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Botany Department


  • Clark, Orton Loring

Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886

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

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

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

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


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


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

Types of material

  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Realia
  • Scrapbooks

Collection policy

Frank Waugh's doves
Garden (white fan tailed doves in bird bath) by Frank Waugh, ca.1920

“… there must come vast social change in the United States; a change not violent, but by the will of the people certain and inexorable; carried out ‘with malice toward none but charity for all'; with meticulous justice to the rich and complete sympathy for the poor, the sick and the ignorant; with freedom and democracy for America, and on earth Peace, Good Will toward men.”

W.E.B. Du Bois, Chicago, June 29, 1951

In pursuit of our mission, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives collects materials of enduring historical and cultural value relating to four major thematic areas: the history and experience of social change in America; the histories and cultures of New England with an emphasis on Massachusetts; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the broad community associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our collections are highly integrated and span all formats, including personal papers and organizational records, books and periodicals, maps, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital materials of all kinds.

While not comprehensive, the following includes a brief synopsis of some of the primary focal points for SCUA’s collections:

Our approach to collecting

Echoing the philosophy of W.E.B. Du Bois, SCUA collects original materials that document the histories and experiences of social change in America and the organizational, intellectual, and individual ties that unite disparate struggles for social justice, human dignity, and equality. Our decision to adopt social change as a collecting focus emerged from considering one of Du Bois’s great insights: that the most fundamental issues in social justice are so deeply interconnected that no movement — and no solution to social ills — can succeed in isolation. Rather than focus on individual movements, we therefore focus on the connections between and among movements and the flow of people, organizations, and ideas, all in the hope of better representing the true histories of social engagement in America and laying the foundation for a deeper understanding of the experience of social change.

A related feature of SCUA’s approach to collecting is our commitment to documenting “whole lives and whole communities.” Rather than focus just on a person’s “significant” actions or ideas, our goal is to represent the person’s entire life in all its complexity: the person’s background, the events themselves, and the aftermath, as well as the range of colleagues and organizations engaged. Our goal is not to highlight simply the great achievements and great people, but to reveal the broad underpinnings of influences, interests, and organizations that shaped them and the communities in which they operated.

Social change

Emphasizing the cross-fertilization between social movements and centers of activist energy, SCUA collects materials from individuals and organizations involved in the struggles for peace and non-violence, social and racial justice, economic justice, agricultural reform, environmentalism, sustainability, alternative energy, organized labor, gay rights, disability rights, spiritual activism, antinuclear activism, and intentional communities. Our collections branch out to include anti-fluoridation activism, campaigns for voting rights and clean elections, community and charitable organizations, and the history of revolutionary-era Europe (1789-1848).

  • African and African American history and culture: The history of race and ethnicity in America, with particular emphasis on the struggle for racial equality and social justice.
  • Agriculture, horticulture, botany: Including agricultural science and practice, horticulture, animal husbandry, natural history, organic farming, sustainable living, and heritage breeds.
  • Antinuclear movement: SCUA holds numerous collections documenting grassroots opposition to nuclear power and nuclear weaponry.
  • Arts management and arts administration:
    In partnership with the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and several other arts agencies, SCUA documents the history of arts administration in America. Collecting the records of state and national arts agencies, we will provide a foundation for research into the evolution of arts policy, strategies for supporting the arts, and the economic and cultural impact of the arts on our communities.
  • Cold War Culture: The culture of the Cold War, with an emphasis upon East Germany, Poland, and Yugoslavia. Among other areas, SCUA has a strong interest in the Solidarity movement and in partnership with the DEFA Film Library, in East German cinema and graphic arts.
  • Disability: Organizational records and collections of personal papers documenting the history of disability and disability rights in the United States.
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues: Materials relating to the history and experience of the LGBTQ community and liberation struggles.
  • Labor, work, and industry: Organized labor, industrialization, manufacturing, business history, and the experience and culture of labor and working people.
  • Peace: Materials relating to the peace and antiwar movements and non-violence, with an emphasis on New England.
Innovation and entrepreneurship

SCUA collects materials that document innovative and entrepreneurial activities and particularly social entrepreneurship. Representative collections in SCUA include the papers of Mark H. McCormack (a pioneer in sport and entertainment marketing), Carl C. Harris (inventor and President of Rodney Hunt Co.), and numerous collections that document our region’s distinctive history of innovation in manufacturing and technology.

New England history and culture

The social, political, cultural, intellectual, literary, and economic life, with an emphasis upon western New England. The department houses thousands of books on New England cookery, with a particular emphasis on charitable and community cookbooks and cookbooks and ephemera published by corporations and the food industry.

  • Cookery and culinary history
    SCUA has thousands of cookbooks and other materials on New England regional cuisine, including community and charitable cookbooks, commercial cookbooks by New England authors, corporate cookbooks, and culinary ephemera.
  • Literature and the arts
    Emphasizing poets and writers, playwrights, and the performing arts in New England.
  • Politics and political culture
    SCUA has rich collections documenting the history and politics of the Commonwealth, including the papers of Congressmen Silvio O. Conte and John Olver, State Senator Stanley Rosenberg, and State Representative John Clark; and the records of the Hampshire Council of Governments and several individual towns.
University Archives interests

Serving as the memory of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available official and non-official records documenting the people, policies, programs, facilities, and activities of the campus community, including its administration, departments and programs, faculty, and staff. The Archives avidly collects materials that reflect the lives and experiences of its students and alumni and that reflect our history as one of the Commonwealth’s two land grant institutions.

Other areas

SCUA has developed depth in a handful of other collecting areas, including:

  • American Study of Japan and Asia
    American relations with Japan from the Meiji period to the present, and connections with China and other Asian countries.
  • Protistology
    Records of the scholarly study of the protista (protozoans).

Common Reader Bookshop (New Salem, Mass.)

Common Reader Bookshop Collection, 1978-1997.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 472

Co-owned by Dorothy Johnson and Doris Abramson, the Common Reader Bookshop in New Salem, Massachusetts specialized in women’s studies materials, or in their words, “books by, for, and about women.” A couple for almost 40 years and married in 2004, Johnson and Abramson, a professor in the theater department at UMass, opened the store in 1977. After nearly twenty-five years in operation, the book shop closed its doors for business in 2000. Comprised mostly of photographs, the collection highlights not only the shop as a place, but also the the community it fostered.


  • Booksellers and Bookselling--Massachusetts
  • New Salem (Mass.)--History
  • Women--Massachusetts


  • Abramson, Doris
  • Common Reader Bookshop (New Salem, Mass.)
  • Johnson, Dorothy

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Galleries and Public Art Sites (Physical Plant)
Gamma Phi Sigma (Delta Chapter) (1999- )
Garden Clippings
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Garden Clippings (1982- ) RG-15/8
Gay Alliance, Peoples (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance) (1971- )
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual
see People’s Gay Alliance (Lesbian Bisexual and Gay Alliance) (1986- ) RG-45/40/G3
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Faculty and Staff Support Group for
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Program for
see Program for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns RG-30/2/6
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on (1993- )
Gazette, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Gazette RG-5/00/9
General Business and Finance Department
General Business and Finance Department–Technical Report
General Education Council (Faculty Senate, 1989- )
General Information Bulletins
see Catalogs (Bulletin Series)–General Information Bulletins RG-1/00/4
General/Special Interest Groups (Student Body)
see Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) RG-45/45/G5
Geography Department
see Geology and Geography Department RG-25/G4
Geology and Geography Department
Geology and Geography Department–Coastal Research Group
Geology and Geography Department–Contributions
Geology and Geography, Department of–Newsletter (1987, 1989, 1994)
see Geology and Geography Department (Geosciences) RG-25/G4
German, Women in
see Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5
Germanic Department
Gerontology Connection (1980-1988)
see Graduate Employee Union Organization Committee (GEUOC) RG-45/45/G6
Glass Lantern Slides
see Slides, Glass Lantern RG-188
Glass Plate Negatives
Glassblowing Laboratory (Research and Graduate Studies)
Gleam, The
see Extension Service, Cooperative– Gleam, The (1934-1951) RG-15/8
Glee Clubs
see Singing Clubs–Glee Clubs RG-25/M9.5
Global Program (1973-1977)
Goessmann Gazette (Chemistry Department) (1974-1978, 1980-1982)
Golden Key (Honor Society) (1985- )
Golf, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Golf (1976-77) RG-18/2
Goodell Library
see Library Buildings–Goodell (1899-1990) RG-8/5/2
Goodell Library (Microfilm)
Governance, Campus
see Campus Governance (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971) RG-40/2/A3
Campus Governance (Joint Committee) RG-40/4
Government Documents
see Documents, Government (Library) (1955- ) RG-8/3/3
Government, Dormitory and Area
see Housing Services RG-32
Government Research, Bureau of
see Bureau of Government Research RG-25/P6.5
Governmental Affairs (Presidents Office)
Governmental Services, Institute for
see Institute for Governmental Services (IGS) (Donahue) RG-3/8
Grades (Faculty and Staff)
Grading Practice, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1958-1960)
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Alumni Newsletter (School of Education)
see School of Education–Graduate Alumni Newsletter RG-13/00
Graduate Council
see Graduate School Council (Faculty Senate, 1960- ) RG-40/2/A3
Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate, Relationship of
see Relationship of Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974 ) RG-40/2/A3
Graduate Data Processing (Research and Graduate Studies)
Graduate Degree Requirements
Graduate Education, Dean of (1993- )
see also Vice Chancellor for Research, and Dean of Graduate Studies RG-9/1
Graduate School Dean RG-10/1
Graduate Employee Union Organization Committee (GEUOC) (1988- )
Graduate Employees Organization (GEO)
see also Graduate Employee Union Organizing Committee (GEUOC) (1988- ) RG-45/45/G6
Graduate Programs
Graduate Records
Graduate Registrar
Graduate Registrar, Office of the
Graduate Research Center Safety Committee, Report of the
see Safety Committee, Report of the Graduate Research Center (Official Committee) (1978) RG-40/2/S1.5
Graduate School
Graduate School (Official University Committee) (1910-1913)
Graduate School, Associate Dean
see also Graduate Studies and Research, Associate Dean of (Graduate School) (after 1983) RG-9/1/1
Graduate School Council (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
see also Human Subjects Review Sub-Committee (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972, 1982) RG-40/2/A3
Graduate School, Dean
Graduate Sociology Association
see Sociology Department–Graduate Sociology Association RG-25/S7/3
Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) (1976- )
Graduate Student Grant Service (GSGS)
Graduate Student Grants Service–Deadline Sheet
see GSGS Deadline Sheet (1986-1987) RG-10/8
Grantscape (1987- ) RG-10/8
Graduate Student Recruitment, Minority
see Minority Graduate Student Recruitment, Office of (Graduate School) RG-10/7
Graduate Student Senate
Graduate Student Senate– The Graduate Voice
see Graduate Voice, The (1983- ) RG-45/20
Graduate Student Support Services (Research and Graduate Studies)
Graduate Studies, ad hoc, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
Graduate Studies and Research, Associate Dean of
see also Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean of Research (before 1984) RG-10/3
Graduate Teachers Organization (GTO) (1983- )
Graduate Voice, The (Graduate Student Senate) (1983- )
Graduate Women’s Network (1994)
Graduates, Catalogs of
see Directories, Mugbooks, Catalogs of Graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Directories (Alumni) RG-50/00/1
see UMAGRAFFITI (Student Publication) RG-45/00/U4
Grant and Contract Administration, Office of
see Office of Grant and Contract Administration RG-4/4
Grant Service (Graduate Student)
see Graduate Student Grant Service (GSGS) RG-10/8
Grantscape (1987)
Great Decisions, Massachusetts Newsletter (School of Education) (1977)
Greek Affairs (Housing Services)
Greek Affairs Gazette, The (1996- )
Greek Affairs, Office of
see also Fraternities and Sororities RG-45/90
Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate, 1971, 1974-1979)
see also Ombuds Office RG-4/8
Grievance Support Group (1994-1999)
Grief Survival Group
see REFLECT RG-45/40/R5.5
Grounds, Buildings and (Photographs)
see Buildings and Grounds (Photographs) RG-150
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
see Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) RG-45/45/G7
see Graduate Student Grant Service (GSGS) RG-10/8
GSGS Deadline Sheet (1986-1987)
see Graduate Teachers Organization (GTO) RG-45/45/G8
Guide Service, University
see ARCON (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
Guidebooks, Campus
Gymnastics, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Gymnastics (1969- ) RG-18/2
Gymnastics, Women’s
see Sports-Women’s Gymnastics (1973- ) RG-18/2
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