- Valley Grower
- see Extension Service, Cooperative–Valley Grower (1956) RG-15/8
- Valley Health Plan (HMO)
- Valley Review (1967-1968) (Student Publication)
- Valley Women’s Studies Journal
- see Five-College Women’s Conference, Valley Women’s Studies Journal RG-60/9
- Valley Women’s Voice (1979-1993, 1995)
- Valuation of Courses (Official University Committee) (1911-1967)
- Varsity Club (1921-1937)
- Vegetable News and Notes
- see Extension Service, Cooperative-Vegetable News and Notes (1964-1969) RG-15/8
- Ventilation Working Group, Campus Building
- see Campus Building Ventilation Working Group RG-30/15/4/1
- Veterans Affairs, Office of (Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services)
- Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services
- see Veterans Affairs, Office of (Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services) RG-30/28
- Veterans Coalition (1967-1978)
- Veterans Service Organization (VSO) (1983-1998)
- Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department
- Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department–Dairy Farm
- Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department–Equine Center Council
- Veterinary and Animal Science Department–Massachusetts Dairy Digest
- see Massachusetts Dairy Digest (1936-1985) RG-15/8
- see Valley Health Plan (HMO) RG-30/15/13
- see Volunteer Initiative Blending Education and Service (VIBES) (1989- ) RG-45/40/V6
- Vice Chancellor/Dean for Enrollment Services, Assistant (1994- )
- Vice Chancellor, Executive
- see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
- Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
- see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/3
- Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate (1988)
- Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
- Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
- Vice Chancellor for Advancement
- Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Associate
- Vice Chancellor for Campus Activities, Assistant (1994- )
- Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information Systems, Associate (1975- )
- see also Telecommunications (Administrative Services) RG-35/17
- Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
- see also Dean (Graduate School) RG-10/1
- Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Education and Economic Development
- see Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies RG-9/1
- Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
- Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Associate
- Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Notes from the
- see Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (1973-1978) RG-30/00/1
- Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
- see Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
- Vice Chancellor for University Advancement/University Relations, Associate (1993- )
- Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- )
- Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development
- Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development, Administrative Staff
- Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant
- Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant
- Vice President for Management and Business Affairs
- Vice President for Management
- Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs (1989)
- Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer (1991- )
- Vice President for Planning
- Vice President for University Policy
- Vice President for University Relations
- Vice President Fort Devens
- see Union Video Center RG-45/30/U5
- Video Instructional Program
- see Extended Engineering Education, Office of RG-14/5
- Video Project, Student
- Videotape Instructional Program
- see Extended Engineering Education, Office of RG-14/5
- see Films and Videotapes RG-186
- Vietnam Moratorium, Faculty for (Non Official Committee) (1969)
- Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Woman’s Caucus and
- see Woman’s Caucus and Vietnam Veterans Against The War (1971-1972) RG-45/80/W5
- Vietnamese Students Association (1994-1995)
- see Extended Engineering Education, Office of–Video Instruction Program RG-14/5
- Visitor’s Program, Distinguished
- see Distinguished Visitors Program RG-45/50/D5
- Visual Software, Audio
- see Audio-Visual Software RG-185 thru 190
- see Volunteers Involved in Vital Action (VIVA) (1992- ) RG-45/40/V7
- Voice, The (Graduate Student Publication) (1983-1993)
- Voice of New Women (Everywoman’s Center) (1973)
- see Sports, Women’s Volleyball (1967, 1986- ) RG-18/2
- Volunteer Initiative Blending Education and Service (VIBES) (1989-1997)
- Volunteers Involved in Vital Action (VIVA) (1992-1996)
Silvio O. Conte Papers, 1950-1991.
Call no.: MS 371
Massachusetts State Senator for the Berkshire District, 1950-1958, and representative for Massachusetts’s First District in the United States Congress for 17 terms, 1959-1991, where he made significant contributions in the areas of health and human services, the environment, education, energy, transportation, and small business.
Spanning four decades and eight presidents, the papers offer an extraordinary perspective on the major social, economic, and cultural changes experienced by the American people. Includes correspondence, speeches, press releases, bill files, his voting record, committee files, scrapbooks, travel files, audio-visual materials and over 5,000 photographs and slides.
- Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
- Massachusetts. Senate
- United States--Politics and government--20th century
- United States. Congress. House
- Conte, Silvio O. (Silvio Oltavio), 1921-1991
Types of material
- Sound recordings
Double Edge Theatre Records, 1970-2002.
Call no.: MS 455
Since its founding, Double Edge Theatre has embraced a two-fold mission: to develop and promote the highest quality of original theatre performance, and to create a permanent center of performance, practice, training research, and cultural exchange.
The collection documents the Theatre’s focus on research, international collaboration, and the elevation of artistic performance above and beyond stage work into the realm of cultural exchange.
- Experimental theater
- Theater and society
- Theatrical companies--Massachusetts
- Arnoult, Philip
- Double Edge Theatre
- Durand, Carroll
- Klein, Stacy
- Odin teatret
- Staniewski, Wlodzimierz
- Stowarzyszenie Teatralne "Gardzienice"
Types of material
Maxwell Henry Goldberg Papers, 1888-1986.
Call no.: FS 064
Professor of English, adviser to student newspaper (The Collegian) and Jewish student organizations, University of Massachusetts, and founding member, College English Association.
The Goldberg Papers contain correspondence, speeches, published writings, papers written as a graduate student, biographical material, book reviews, subject files, newsclippings, and material from committees and projects with which he was involved, including the College English Association, College English Association Institute, Humanities Center for Liberal Education, and American Humanities Seminar.
- College English Association
- Humanities Center for Liberal Education
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English
- Goldberg, Maxwell Henry, 1907-
Barrie B. Greenbie Papers, 1934-1997.
Call no.: FS 142
Barrie Barstow Greenbie was a key member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at UMass Amherst from 1970-1989. In a long and remarkably diverse career, Greenbie worked as an artist with the Works Progress Administration, as a soldier and journalist, as a professor of theater, an architect, inventor, author, and landscape planner. After earning a BA in drama from the University of Miami (1953),he worked for several years in the theatre program at Skidmore College. While there, he added architecture to his array of talents, designing the East 74th Street Theater in New York in 1959, and founded a company to produce a “self-erecting” building designed to substitute for summer tent theaters. Two years after joining the faculty at UMass in 1970, he completed a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin and continued with a characteristically broad array of creative pursuits, designing the William Smith Clark Memorial, among other things, and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley. In monographs such as Design for Diversity and Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape, Greenbie examined the interactions between humans and nature. He died at his home on South Amherst in 1998.
The Greenbie Papers document a long career as academic, writer, artist, architect, and theatrical designer. Of particular note is the extensive and engrossing correspondence, which extends from Greenbie’s years as a student at the Taft School in the late 1930s through his World War II service with the Sixth Army in the South Pacific and Japan, to his tenure at UMass Amherst (1970-1989). The collection also includes a small, but interesting correspondence between Greenbie’s parents (1918-1919).
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
- World War, 1939-1945
- Greenbie, Barrie B
Beth Hapgood Papers, 1789-2005.
Call no.: MS 434
Daughter of a writer and diplomat, and graduate of Wellesley College, Beth Hapgood has been a spiritual seeker for much of her life. Her interests have led her to become an expert in graphology, a student in the Arcane School, an instructor at Greenfield Community College, and a lecturer on a variety of topics in spiritual growth. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Hapgood befriended Michael Metelica, the central figure in the Brotherhood of the Spirit (the largest commune in the eastern states during the early 1970s) as well as Elwood Babbitt, a trance medium, and remained close to both until their deaths.
The Hapgood Papers contain a wealth of material relating to the Brotherhood of the Spirit and the Renaissance Community, Metelica, Babbitt, and other of Hapgood’s varied interests, as well as 4.25 linear feet of material relating to the Hapgood family.
- Brotherhood of the Spirit
- Channeling (Spiritualism)
- Communal living--Massachusetts
- Hapgood family--Correspondence
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs--20th century
- Nineteen sixties--Social aspects
- Occultism--Social aspects
- Popular culture--History--20th century
- Renaissance Community
- Rock music--1971-1980
- Warwick (Mass.)--History
- Babbitt, Elwood, 1922-
- Boyce, Neith, 1872-1951
- Hapgood, Beth--Correspondence
- Hapgood, Charles H
- Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds
- Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944
- Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937
- Metelica, Michael
Edward M. Lewis Papers, 1910-1936.
Call no.: RG 003/1 L49
A one time baseball player, Edward M. Lewis was hired as a Professor of Language and Literature at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, serving as the College’s President from 1924 to 1927.
Includes personal and official correspondence primarily while Dean and President of Massachusetts Agricultural College, particularly with President Kenyon Leech Butterfield (1868-1935); administrative memoranda; student records; other records generated while Dean and President of MAC on such subjects as relations of the college with state officials, curriculum, purpose of the college, desirability of compulsory chapel, establishment of Jewish fraternities, and women’s education; also, transcripts of addresses, newspaper clippings, and biographical material. The collection includes nothing relating to Lewis’s baseball or teaching careers.
- Massachusetts Agricultural College. Faculty
- Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
- Lewis, Edward M
National Arts Policy Archive and Library
National Endowment for the Arts Collection, 1965-2009.
Call no.: MS 686
Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
In contributing to the National Arts Policy Archive and Library (NAPAAL), the NEA allowed SCUA to digitize nearly forty years of publications on the arts and arts management. The collection reflects the impact of the arts (including music, literature, and the performing arts) on everyday lives of Americans and include materials intended to support individual and classroom education, information on arts management, reports on the status of the arts, histories of the organization, and much more. All items are cataloged in the UMass Amherst Libraries online catalog and are included in the Internet Archive, where they are available for full-text searching.
- Art and State
- Government aid to the arts
New WORLD Theater Records, 1979-2010.
Call no.: RG 025/F2/N4
New WORLD Theater was founded at UMass Amherst in 1979 by Roberta Uno with the mission of presenting innovative works of theater by contemporary artists of color, with the goal of fostering creative communities, promoting cultural equity, and embracing diverse cultural backgrounds, social engagement, and a commitment to justice. For more than thirty years New WORLD Theater produced many dozens of plays and other dramatic works representing new voices in the theater, as well as plays from the traditional multicultural repertory, and they have supported the arts through performance residencies, conferences and colloquia, and a variety of initiatives aimed at the diverse communities they serve, youth, and theater professionals. New WORLD Theater has contributed significantly to national conversations on cultural equity. After more than three decades of acclaim and recognition, New WORLD Theater was closed by UMass Amherst in summer 2010.
The bulk of the New WORLD Theater collection consists of administrative records documenting the day-to-day activities of the theater, however, it also contains an extensive and exceptionally rich archive of taped interviews, conferences, and theatrical productions. Taken together, the audiovisual material traces the history of New WORLD through the words and performances of artists who both contributed to and benefited from the theater.
- African Americans--Drama
- American drama--Minority authors
- Asian Americans--Drama
- Ethnic groups--United States--Drama
- Hispanic Americans--Drama
- Minorities--United States--Drama
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- New WORLD Theater
- Page, Priscilla
- Uno, Roberta, 1956-
Types of material
- Audiovisual materials
- Sound recordings
Our Hideaway Collection, 1998-1999.
Call no.: MS 647
Founded in Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1949 under another name, Our Hideaway was the oldest women’s bar on the east coast, offering the local lesbian community a safe haven in which to socialize for fifty continuous years. Before the bar was forced to close after losing its lease in 1999, it was home to a diverse community of women from those known as “old timers,” comprised of women patronizing the bar for upwards of 25 years, to college students new to the area.
As part of a project to research the lesbian bar as a social institution, Smith College student Heather Rothenberg conducted interviews of the women who frequented Our Hideaway. During the course of her research an unexpected announcement was made: the bar was closing. As a result, Rothenberg’s efforts to document Our Hideaway extended far beyond her original intent, and she was able to capture the final days of the bar as both a physical place as well as a community of women assembled over five decades. The collection consists of interview transcripts, emails, photographs and Rothenberg’s written reports. Transcripts of the interviews were modified to protect the privacy of the women interviewed; the original transcripts are restricted.
- Lesbian bars--Massachusetts
- Lesbian business enterprises--Massachusetts
- Lesbian community--Massachusetts
- Rothenburg, Heather