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Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Records, 1985-2006.

6 boxes (9 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 513

Founded in 1982, the Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is a non-profit organization open to current and prospective women administrators in public higher education in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1982, the MWPHE serves as a support network, enhances professional development, encourages and promotes upward mobility, and addresses issues affecting Massachusetts public higher education and the status of women within the system.

The MWPHE records include administrative files and correspondence that document the organization’s work since its founding.


  • Education, Higher--Massachusetts
  • Women educators--Massachusetts


  • Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education

Regional Dairy Marketing Program Records, 1946-1960

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 070

Founded in 1935, the Northeast Dairy Conference was “an association of more than 40 organizations of dairy producers in thirteen states from Maine to West Virginia.” Ranging from individual farmers and cooperatives to state-level departments of agriculture and milk control boards,” the NDC represented the interests of “hundreds of dairy plants and… thousands of workers,” and worked to ensure the success of the “principle agricultural industry in the Northeast.”

The Regional Dairy Marketing Program collection contains meeting proceedings, annuals reports, research project statements, and detailed accounts of the Northeast Dairy Conference’s Cooperative Regional Projects from 1946 to 1960.


  • Dairy products industry
  • Milk trade--New England


  • Northeast Dairy Conference

Roxbury Action Program Collection, 1944-1975 (Bulk: 1966-1974)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 765
Ernest Hamilton, <em>Black Power: What is it?</em> (1966)
Ernest Hamilton, Black Power: What is it? (1966)

The Roxbury Action Program and Black Panther Party of Boston were both founded in the Roxbury section of Boston following the riots of 1968. RAP pursued community revitalization through Black self-determination and enjoyed success in its housing initiatives and in providing social services ranging from support for Black businesses to Black draft counseling, health and legal referrals, a Black library, and community awareness program.

Although the exact provenance of this small collection is uncertain, the materials appear to have been collected by an individual, possibly a woman, associated with the early days of the Roxbury Action Program and Boston branch of the Black Panther Party. Steeped in Black Power ideology, the collection includes publications of the Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam, and other organizations, as well as an insightful series of transcripts of Roxbury Action Program meetings held during its first few months of operation.


  • African Americans--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black power
  • Housing--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)--History


  • Morrison, George

Types of material

  • Newspapers
  • Photographs

UBCJA Massachusetts State Council Records, 1892-1980

2 boxes (1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 015

One of the largest building trade unions in the U.S., the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America was established in 1881 by a convention of carpenters’ unions. An early member of the American Federation of Labor, the Brotherhood began as a radical organization, but beginning in the 1930s, were typically aligned with the conservative wing of the labor movement.

The records of the Massachusetts State Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America contain reports and other information generated during the union’s annual conventions as well as copies of the constitution and by-laws, handbooks, and histories of the union.


  • Carpenters--Labor unions
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts


  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Valley Peace Center Records, 1965-1973

28 boxes (13.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 301

In the summer of 1967, members of University of Massachusetts Amherst campus groups, such as the Faculty Group on War and Peace and the Students for Political Action, joined with individuals from other area colleges and from the community at large to form the Valley Peace Center of Amherst for the purposes of opposing the Vietnam War, providing draft counseling, eliciting pledges from the government to avoid first use of nuclear and biological weapons, and reduction of the power of the “military-industrial complex”. The Center was active for more than five and a half years, drawing its financial support largely from the community and its human resources from student and community volunteers.

Correspondence, minutes, volunteer and membership lists, financial records, newsletters, questionnaires, notes, petitions, clippings, posters, circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, other printed matter, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to alternative service, boycotts, war tax resistance, prison reform, environmental quality, and political candidates.


  • Amherst (Mass.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Draft--United States--History
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Social movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Westover Air Force Base (Mass.)--History--20th century


  • Valley Peace Center (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Ephemera
  • Pamphlets
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.

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.

While not exhaustive, the following is a synopsis of the primary focal points for SCUA’s collections:

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.
  • Antifluoridation movement: Including right-wing, left-wing, libertarian, popular, and scientific opposition to fluoridation of public water supplies.
  • 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.
  • Spiritual approaches to social change: Materials relating to people and organizations motivated to take social action through spiritual consideration.

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 collecting

Serving as the memory of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, SCUA is steward for the official and unofficial records of the university that document the people, policies, programs, facilities, and activities of the campus community. The collections are a rich record of administrative activity at all levels, from system to program, but they focus on documenting the lives and activities of individual administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

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.
  • Gravestone studies and death
    Materials relating to the history, culture, preservation, and interpretation of gravestones and related subjects.
  • Protistology
    Records of the scholarly study of the protista (protozoans).

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Facilities Development, Office of Planning and
see Planning and Facilities Development, Office of RG-36/3
Facilities for Handicapped, Committee on
see Handicapped, Committee on Facilities for RG-30/16
Facility for Computing in the Humanities (FCH)
Fact Book (1967, 1976- )
see Office of Institutional Studies (OIS) (1960-1964) RG-4/3/1
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS) (1965-1980) RG-4/3/2
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) (1980-1983) RG-4/3/3
Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) (1983-1991) RG-4/3/4
Office of Institutional Research (OIR) (1991- ) RG-4/3/5
see also Factsheet(Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies) (1977-1980) RG-4/3/2
Fact Book, Graduate (Graduate School)
Facts for Farmers
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Facts for Farmers (1910-1916) RG-15/8
Factsheet (1977-1980)
see also Fact Book RG-4/3/1-5
Faculty Affairs Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965-1977)
Faculty and Educational Policy, Committee on (Student Senate)
Faculty and Staff
see also Faculty and Staff, Groups (Photos) RG-120/1
Faculty and Staff, Individual (Photos) RG-120/2
Departmental Activities (Photos) RG-160
Faculty and Staff (Photographs)
Faculty and Staff (Photographs-Group)
Faculty and Staff (Photographs-Individual)
Faculty and Staff Bibliography (collective)
Faculty and Staff Biography, Lists, Directories (collective)
Faculty and Staff Committees, Official
Faculty and Staff Committees and Organizations Not Appointed by an Official
Unit of the University RG-40/3/A1-W5
Faculty and Staff, Grades
see Grades (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/3
Faculty and Staff–Individual Members
Faculty and Staff, Individuals (Photographs)
Faculty and Staff, Meetings
see Meetings (Faculty and Staff ) RG-40/1/1
Faculty and Staff, Publications
Faculty and Staff, Salaries
seeSalaries (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/4
Faculty and Staff Support Group for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
see Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Faculty and Staff Support Group for RG-40/3/G3
Faculty Association, Retired
Retired Faculty Association (1987- ) RG-40/5/R3
Faculty Athletic Council (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970) RG-40/2/A3
Faculty Caucus, Socialistic
see Socialistic Faculty Caucus RG-40/5/S6
Faculty Club
Faculty Club Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964)
Faculty, Committee of Concerned
see Committee of Concerned Faculty RG-40/5/C6
Faculty Delegate to the Board of Trustees (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
Faculty Fellowships (Research and Graduate Studies)
Faculty Freedom Task Force (1976)
Faculty Group for Academic Freedom
see Academic Freedom, Faculty Group for (1969-1970) RG-40/3/A1
Faculty Guide Committee (1988-1989)
Faculty Housing
see Faculty Residence Program RG-40/1/10
Faculty Housing, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963)
Faculty in general
Faculty Lecture Series, Distinguished
see Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Lectures (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/2
Faculty/Librarian ad hoc Action Committee
see Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980) RG-40/3/A1.5
Faculty Meetings (College and University)
Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts
see Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty RG-11/10
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
see Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty RG-11/50
Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
see Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty RG-11/30
Faculty Records (Board of Trustees)
Faculty Relations, Associate Provost for
see Provost for Faculty Relations, Associate (1983-1989) RG-6/8
Faculty Research Grant–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG/BRSG)
(Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/3
Faculty Residence Program
Faculty, Retired
see Retired Faculty RG-40/1/8
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Study Group on (Faculty Senate, 1971)
Faculty Salaries, Trusteeship and, Faculty Committee on
see Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Agenda
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates, Joint Committees of
see Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates RG-40/4
Faculty Senate, By-Laws
see Faculty Senate– Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Committees
see also Academic Matters (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A2
Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates RG-40/4
Faculty Senate, Constitution
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Documents
Faculty Senate Membership List
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc.
Faculty Senate–Newsclippings
Faculty Senate Office
see Senate Secretary (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A5
Faculty Senate, Predecessor of
see Educational Policies Council RG-40/2/A1.1
Faculty Senate, Schedule
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Secretary
Faculty Senate, University, ad hoc Committee (Official University Committee) (1955)
Faculty Tenure
see Tenure (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/5
Family Business Center (1994- )
Family, Center for
Family Housing (Housing Services)
Fan Fare (1985-1986)
Farm (College of Food and Natural Resources)
Farm (Official University Committee) (1897)
Farm Economic Facts (1928-1959)
Farm Management Series (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1939-1943)
Farm Prices Research Collection, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Farm Prices Research Collection (1910-1965) RG-15/8.9
Farm Women, Mass. Bulletin for
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Mass. Bulletin for Farm Women RG-15/8
see Facility for Computing in the Humanities (FCH) RG-11/19
see Four and Five College Cooperations–Five College Student Coordinating Board RG-60/5


Featheredfax (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1930-1970, 1979)
Federal Circle (War Surplus Barracks-1946)
Federal Credit Union, Student
see Credit Union, Student Federal RG-45/40/C10
Fee Book, Student
see Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971- ) RG-3/4/1
see Tuition, Fees RG-1/205
Fees, Rents and (Committee, Student Senate)
see Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/R5
Fees, Room Rents and
see Room Rents and Fees, President’s Committee on (1970) RG-40/2/R5
Fellowships (Research and Graduate Studies)
Fellowships, Faculty
see Faculty Fellowships (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/5
Feminist Arts Program (Everywomans Center)
Fence, Senior
see Senior Fence RG-36/50/S8.5
Fencing, Mens
see Sports-Mens Fencing (1990) RG-18/2
Festivals, Fine Arts
see also Summer School RG-6/17
Field Hockey, Womens
see Sports-Womens Field Hockey (1986- ) RG-18/2
Fields, Athletic
see Athletic Department RG-18/2
58th College Training Detachment (58th-CTD)
see College Training Detachment (58th-CTD)
Film Calendar RG-11/17
Film Co-op, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Film Co-op RG-8/1/8
Film Library, (DEFA)
see Deutsche Film Aktien-Gesellschaft (DEFA) Film Library (1998- ) RG-25/G6.1
Film Studies, Interdepartmental Program in
see Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies RG-25/I6
Films and Plays (Poster Collection)
see also Films and Videotapes RG-186
Films and Videotapes
see also Films and Plays (Poster Collection) RG-180/4
Films and Videotapes, Miscellaneous
Finance, Budget and
see Budget and Finance RG-32/6
Finance, General Business and
see General Business and Finance RG-25/G2
Finance, Vice Chancellor for Administration
see Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance RG-35/1/1
Financial Affairs (Administrative Services)
Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963-1976)
Financial Aid, Scholarships
Financial Aid, Scholarships (Student Employment Office)
Financial Aid, Students Advocating
see Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA) RG-45/40/S6.7
Financial Analysis and Systems Administrative Services)
Financial News (Treasurers Office) (1984-1986)
Financial Reports (Treasurers Office)
see also Annual Reports, University RG-1/00/2
Financial Services, Director of
see Business Office, Director of Personnel and Financial Services (Administrative Services) RG-35/3
Findings: A Progress Report
see Experiment Station (Hatch Station, 1888- )–Findings: A Progress Report (1974-1975) RG-15/2.1
Fine Arts Center
Fine Arts Center, Friends of the
see Friends of the Fine Arts Center RG-11/12
Fine Arts Council
see also Trustee Advisory Council on the Fine Arts RG-2/5
Fine Arts Council Minutes (1965- )
Fine Arts/Program Groups (Student)
Fire and First Aid Unit (1984- )
Fire and Safety
see Environmental Health and Safety–Fire and Safety RG-30/15
Fire Insurance (Physical Plant) (1909)
Fire Safety News
see Environmental Health and Safety News (1977- ) RG-30/15
Fires, Student Network United to Fight
see Student Network United to Fight Fires (SNUFF) RG-45/40/S7.3
First Aid Unit, Fire and
see Fire and First Aid Unit RG-45/40/F4
see Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer, Vice President for Management and
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-6/13
Fiscal Affairs, Vice President for Management and
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs RG-3/16
Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative
see Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative RG-15/6
Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative–Contributions
see Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Mass. Cooperative–Contributions (1970-1974) RG-15/6
Fishing, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Fishing (1973, 1992) RG-18/2
Five College Astronomical Society
see Physics and Astronomy–Five College Astronomical Society RG-25/P3
Five College Black Studies
Five College Calendar (1970-1997)
Five College Cooperation
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 4 & 5 College Cooperation RG-8/7
Five College Coordinator
see Coordinator of 4 & 5 Colleges, Inc. RG-60/5/1
Five College Departments, Programs, Etc.
see also University department or University unit
Five College East Asian Newsletter (1978-1987) RG-60/5/00
Five College Ink (1989- )
Five College International Forum (1988- )
Five College Long Range Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970)
see also Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Five College Newsletter (1968-1987)
Five College Publication
see Four and Five College Publications RG-60/5/00
Five College Radio and Astronomy Observatory
see Physics and Astronomy–Five College Radio and Astronomy Observatory RG-25/P3
Five College Seminar on Urban Studies
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Five College Student Coordinating Board (FCSCB)
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Five College Theatre News
see Theatre News (Five College) RG-25/T3/00
Five College Womens Conference, Valley Womens Studies Journal
Flag Staff (Physical Plant) (1908)
Fletcher Garden (1999- )
Flexible Degree Program, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
Flexible Modular Scheduling (School of Education)
Floral Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Floral Notes (1990- ) RG-15/8
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Floralert (1990-1997) RG-15/8
Florists’ and Gardeners’ Club
see Plant Pathology–Florists’ and Gardeners’ Club RG-25/P5/3
Flying Club, Collegiate (1974-1984)
Flying Redmen (1962-1968)
Focus (Department of Landscape Architecture) (1993-1995)
see Friends of the Library (FOL) (Library) (1968- ) RG-8/8
see English Department–Folklore RG-25/E3/3
Food and Agricultural Engineering Department
Food and Natural Resources, College of
see College of Food and Natural Resources RG-15
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Data Center for Massachusetts
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Extension Newsletter
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Management Memos
Food Engineering, Department of
Food Folks (1938-1977)
Food Management Science Laboratory (School of Management)
Food Preservation
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Recipe Service (1927) RG-15/8
Food Science
see Food Science and Nutrition Department RG-25/F5
Food Science and Nutrition Alumni Newsletter (1987)
Food Science and Nutrition Department
Food Science and Nutrition Department–Nutrient Data Bank, UMass
Food Science and Technology
see Food Science and Nutrition Department RG-25/F5
Food Service Governance Board (1974)
Food Services
Food Technologists, Institute of
see Institute of Food Technologists (1950) RG-45/40/I5.2
Food Technology
see Food Science and Nutrition RG-25/F5
Food Technology Abstracts (1946-1953)
Football, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Football (1875- ) RG-18/2
Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- )
Foreign Language Resource Center(s) (1989- )
Foreign Student Affairs Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965-1973)
see also Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Foreign Student Office
see Students Advisor/Office RG-6/4/9/2 Foreign
Foreign Student News ( 1969-1988)
Foreign Students Advisor/Office (1955- )
Forensic Services
see Debate RG-25/C7.4
Foresight (Alumni Office) (1986)
Forestry and Wildlife Management Department
Forestry Experiment Station, Northeast
see Northeast Forestry Experiment Station (College of Food and Natural Resources (1923-1933) RG-15/13
Forestry, Northeast Center for Urban and Community
see Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry (1996- ) RG-25/N7
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/9
Cadwell Forest RG-15/14
Formula Funding and Regents Managerial Policies, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1984,1988)
Fort Devens (Ayer, Massachusetts) (1946-1949)
see also Machmer, President RG-6/1
Fort Devens, Other Units
Fort Devens, Vice President
see Vice President (Fort Devens) RG-55/1/1
Foundation, University of Massachusetts
see University of Massachusetts Foundation (1950- ) RG-50/7
Foundations of Education (School of Education)
Founding Committees (1860’s)
Fountain (Physical Plant) (1892)
Four and Five College Cooperations
Four and Five College Cooperations–Publications
Four and Five Colleges, Inc., Coordinator
see Coordinator of Four/Five Colleges, Inc. RG-60/5/1
Four-College Cooperation
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
see also Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 4 & 5 College Cooperation RG-8/7
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Clubs RG-15/8
Extension Service, Cooperative–Gleam RG-15/8
Four Hundred, Committee of
see Committee of Four Hundred RG-40/5/C6.5
Fraternities and Sororities
see also Greek Affairs RG-30/2/3
Fraternities and Student Life Committee (Official Committee) (1912-1913, 1920)
Fraternity-Sorority Park
see Greek Affairs, Office of RG-30/2/3
see also Buildings proposed but not built RG-36/103
Fraternities and Sororities RG-45/90
Fred Moore Photo Collection
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Free News (Extension Service Newsletter) (1976-1981) RG-25/F45/00
Free Press (Student Newspaper) (1966)
Free Press, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Free Press (Student Newspaper) (1988- ) RG-45/00/M4.5
Freedom Task Force, Faculty
see Faculty Freedom Task Force (Official Committee) (1979) RG-40/5/F3
Freiburg, UMass Program at (Academic Component)
see also Freiburg Program (Administration and Committee) RG-6/4/9
French and Italian Department
French and Italian Department–Bologna, UMass Program at
French and Italian Dept.–Cercle Francais
French and Italian Dept.–Pav, France, UMass Summer School at
French Club (1945)
see French and Italian Dept.–French Club RG-25/F9/3
French Corridor
see French and Italian Dept.–French Corridor RG-25/F9
Fresh Ink: The Five College Fortnightly (1977-1978)
Freshman Handbook
see Handbooks (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
Freshman Register (1974-1977)
see also Alpha Phi Omega (Fraternity) RG-45/90/A4.4
Freshman Year, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
see Faculty Research Grant–Biomedical Research Support Grant (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/3
Friday War-Cry (Student Publication) (1914-1915) [ dingbatView online ]
see also The Squib (Student Publication) (1914-1917) RG-45/00/S6
Friends of the Fine Arts Center
Friends of the Library (FOL) (1968- )
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Fruit and Vegetable Marketing (1948-1951, 1954) RG-15/8
Fruit Notes [ dingbatView online ]
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Fruit Notes (1936- ) RG-15/8
see Future Scholars of America (1993- ) RG-6/4/13.5
Fully Informed Faculty, Committee for a
see Committee for a Fully Informed Faculty (1976) RG-40/5/F8
Fund for the Future, University
see University Fund for the Future (UFF) (1989- ) RG-50/7/1
Funding and Regents Managerial Policies, Formula, ad hoc Committee on
see Formula Funding and Regents Managerial Policies, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1984- ) RG-40/2/A3
Future of the University of Massachusetts, Trustees Commission on the
see Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988) RG-2/7
Future Scholars of America (FSA) (1993- )
see also Upward Bound (1966-1993) RG-6/4
Future School of Education, Special Committee on
see School of Education–Future, Special Committee on (1976) RG-40/2/S3E3
Future Studies
see Future Studies, Center for RG-13/4/10
Future Studies Program (1969-1989) RG-13/3/23/8
see also Futuristics, Center for RG-13/3/19/6
Future University of Massachusetts (Official University Committee) (1970-1971)
Futuristics, Center for
see also Future Studies RG-13/3/23/8

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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

Madge McQueen Papers, ca.1935-2015 (Bulk: 1975-2015)

(99 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 825
Madge McQueen and her papers <br> Photo by Laura Wulf
Madge McQueen and her papers
Photo by Laura Wulf

I was born in Washington, D.C., in an unwed mother’s home. I spent my earliest months living with my maternal grandmother and two teenage aunts–one of whom was abusive. My mother married my step-father in 1960; I was eleven years old when I discovered he was not my biological father. My mother suffered from psychotic schizophrenia; my step-father was frequently violent in our home; my younger, half-brother struggled with a severe learning disability, early drug addiction, and later untreated paranoid schizophrenia. After years of physical and sexual abuse, I escaped my destructive, troubled family when I was fourteen–having previously run away twice. I became a ward of the state of Maryland (my family had moved into Prince George’s County when I was much younger). I lived with three foster families until I was nineteen. I was determined to use education as a way out of poverty and violence. I attended Prince George’s Community College, then the University of Maryland in College Park where I earned a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences in 1982. I worked at the radical Maryland Food Collective from 1981 to 1984 which profoundly impacted my life: politically, socially, and sexually. In 1985, I moved to Plainfield, Vermont, where I attended graduate school at Goddard College, receiving an MFA in Writing and Women’s Literature in 1987. After teaching for five years in Boston, at Fayerweather Street School and at the Jamaica Plain Community Centers–Adult Learning Program, I went to Massachusetts College of Art, earning a BFA in Three Dimensional Fibers in 1997. I lived for a year in Germany, 1980-1981, and in Honduras, 1997-1998, where I taught cognitively disabled adults and 8th graders, respectively. In 2002, after living in Boston for four more years, I moved to Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Virginia. During my long membership, I left twice for extended periods. In 2006-2007, I traveled for eight months in the U.S. and in New Zealand. In 2014, I spent seven months in Amherst and in Boston working on my papers, followed by four months of travel across country and back visiting loved ones as I wrote my autobiography. In the beginning of 2015, I again made Twin Oaks my home.

My collection consists of nearly 300 journals (which include copies of my letters sent), all correspondence received since 1972, many of my artist books, as well as some of my other art work. My bequest is also comprised of my educational documents, my personal health records, my photographs, some family papers, Twin Oaks ephemera, a family tree, a friendship web, a few favorite books, two interviews, etc. What I have written and saved since I was twelve years old fills 84 linear feet: it is my life’s work. I have given, and will continue to give, my papers to UMass Amherst for safekeeping and so that my life–as an incest and battering survivor, as someone raised working class, as a daughter of a mentally-ill mother, as a radical feminist, as a diarist, as an avid letter writer, as an artist, as a bisexual, as a woman who chose neither to be a wife nor a mother, as an attentive niece, as a communitarian, as a traveler, and as a devoted friend–will not be erased.


  • Adult children abuse victims
  • Communal living--Virginia
  • Diarists
  • Family violence
  • Twin Oaks (Louisa, Va.)
  • Women artists

Types of material

  • Artists' books (Books)
  • Correspondence
  • Journals (Accounts)
  • Photographs
  • Textile art (Visual works)

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Trustees, 1864-2007

(84.25 linear feet)
Call no.: RG 002

When Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew incorporated the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1863, the fourteen members of the board were charged with creating a new agricultural college. Since that time, the Board of Trustees (including student trustees) had governed the University, meeting regularly to act on University-wide matters of policy, mission, finance, and campus maintenance. Governance responsibilities in some areas (e.g., tuition, academic program review and approval) are shared with the statewide Board of Higher Education. The Board of Trustees maintains a Chair and six standing committees: Executive, Administration and Finance, Academic and Student Affairs, Athletics, Audit, and External Affairs. The President and the Five College Chancellors administer board policy.

The bulk of the Board of Trustees records consists of meeting minutes (1906-2007) and Trustee Documents (1963-2007), along with the papers of a small number of individual trustees and the records of the Trustees’ “Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts” (1988-1989), which resulted in the consolidation of the state’s five public university campuses under a single President and Board of Trustees. In partnership with the Board of Trustees, SCUA has digitized the complete minutes of the Board from chartering of the university in 1863 through 2004.


  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Trustees
  • Massachusetts State College. Trustees
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Trustees

Types of material

  • Minutes
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  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
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