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La Resistance (1967)
Labor Affairs, Institute For
see Institute for Labor Affairs RG-3/9
Labor Center Review (Labor Relations and Research Center) (1978-1990)
Labor Council, UMass
see UMass Labor Council (1995- ) RG-40/5/U5
Labor/Management Workplace Education Program
see Physical Plant RG-36/1
Labor Relations (President’s Office)
Labor Relations and Research Center
Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant Vice President for
see Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant RG-3/17/1
Labor Relations, Coordinator of
Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluation Research
see Psychometric and Evaluation Research, Laboratory of RG-13/3/23/3.1
Laboratory Safety News (Environmental Health & Safety) (1980-1995)
see Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) RG-45/40/L2
Lacrosse, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Lacrosse (1966- ) RG-18/2
Lacrosse, Women’s
see Sports-Women’s Lacrosse (1993- ) RG-18/2
Lambda Chi Alpha (1980-1991)
Lambda Delta Phi
Land-Grant Colleges, State Universities
Land-Grant University Women, New England Council of
see New England Council of Land-Grant University Women RG-60/1/1
Land Use Maps
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (Experiment Stations) RG-15/2.23
Land Use Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Land Use Notes (1979-1980) RG-15/8
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
see Landscape Architecture Department RG-25/L2
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Newsletter
see Focus (1993- ) RG-25/L2/00
Landscape Architecture Department
Language Laboratory
Language Resource Center(s), Foreign
see Foreign Language Resource Center(s) RG-25/F5.5
Lantern Slides, Glass
see Slides, Glass Lantern RG-188
LARP News, The (Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (1997- )
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
see Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies RG.25/14.5
Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) (1995- ) RG-45/40/L2

Latin American Library Materials
see Seminar of the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALAM) (1973-1976) RG-8/9
Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts (1983-1985)
Latin American Studies [Program and Committee]
Latin American Studies–Occasional Paper Series (1976-1987)
Law Association, Pre-
see Pre-Law Association RG-45/40/P7.4
Law School (Official University Committee) (1966-1975)
Law School, ad hoc Committee to Study Need for (Faculty Senate, 1965-1967, 1972)
Layouts (Cartographic Materials)
see People’s Gay Alliance (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance) RG-45/40/G3
see Learning Disabilities Coordinator’s Office (LDCO) (1986- ) RG-6/20
Leadership and Administration, Center for (School of Education)
see also Administration and Leadership (School of Education) RG-13/3/23/7
Lear (Honor Society)
Learning Center, Mastery
see Mastery Learning Center RG-30/2/5
Learning Disabilities Coordinators Office (LDCO) (1986- )
see also Counseling and Academic Development RG-11/8
Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- )
Learning Support Services (LSS)
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) RG-6/12
Leave, Sabbatical
see Sabbatical Leave RG- 40/1/6
Lecture Note Program (Student Senate) (1973-1974)
Lecture Series, Chancellor’s
see Chancellor’s Lecture Series RG-4/12
Lecture Series Distinguished Faculty
see Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Lecture Series, Sidney Topol Distinguished (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG-186/10
Lecture Series, Troy
see Troy Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/9
Lecturers From Outside the University (1911- )
Lectures (Faculty and Staff)
see also Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Lectures (Photographs)
see also Lectures (Poster Collection) RG-180/1
Lectures (Poster Collection)
see also Lectures (Photographs) RG-145/2
Lectures, Committee on University
Left Field (Student Publication) (1990)
Legacy (English Department) (1984-1990)
Legal Assistant Training Program
Legal Services Office (LSO)
see Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
Legal Studies (1981- )
see also Legal Assistant Training Program RG-7/7
Legal Studies (Special Programs) (1965-1981)
see also Legal Studies (1981- ) RG-25/L7
Legal Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal (1985-1988)
see also ALSA Forum, The (1981-1984) RG-25/L7/00
Legal Studies–Mediation Project
Legislation (1858- )
Legislative Service Project
Leisure Studies and Service Department
Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Program for Gay
see Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns (1986- ) RG-30/2/6
Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for, Gay
see Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for RG-40/2/G3
Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on , Gay
see Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on (1993) RG-40/2/G2
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance
see Peoples’ Gay Alliance RG-45/40/G3
Lesbian Union (1995)
Liability (Official University Committee) (1958)
Liaison (Alumni Periodical) (1944-1945)
Liaison Services, Assistant to the President for
Liberator, The (Student Publication) (1989- )
see Library Director/Librarian RG-8/1
Librarian/Faculty, ad hoc, Action Committee
see Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980) RG-40/3/A1.5
Librarians Bargaining Unit
see Committees and other Groups (Library) RG-8/6
Libraries, Departmental (1880, 1958-1978)
Note: No longer in existence.
Library (1876- ) RG-8
see also Music Library (1975- ) RG-8/3/8
Biological Sciences Library (1962- ) RG-8/3/9
Physical Sciences Library (1961- ) RG-8/3/10
Library–Annual Reports (1888, 1910- )
Library Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990’s)
Library Automation Newsletter
see LS 2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter (1988-1991) (Library Publications) RG-8/00/L4
Library Buildings
Library Buildings-Chapel (Old Chapel) (1869-1935)
Library Buildings-Goodell (Goodell Library) (1899-1990)
see also Library-Goodell (Plan Microfilm) RG-190/16
Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- )
Library Buildings-W.E.B. Du Bois Library
see Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Library Business Office (1921- )
Library Collections
see Collection Development (Library) RG-8/2
Library Committee (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
Library Committee (Official University Committee) (1911, 1952-1957)
Library Committees and Other Groups (1883, 1954- )
Library Consortium
see Boston Library consortium (1975- ) RG-8/10
Library Director, Assistant to (1962- )
Library Director/Librarian (1886- )
Library Exhibits
see Exhibits (Library) RG-8/3/13
Library, Goodell (Building Microfilm)
Library Information Bulletin (1969- )
Library Information Processing
Library Leaflet
Extension Service, Cooperative–Library Leaflet (1913-1924) RG-15/8
Library Leaflet-Revised Series
Extension Service, Cooperative–Library Leaflet–Revised Series (1927-1930) RG-15/8
Library Management Assistant
Library, Massachusetts Film Co-op
Library Monthly Reports (1966-1987)
Library Newsletter (UMass Libraries) (1970-1980)
Library Publications
Library Slide Shows (including audio tapes)
Library Staff Bulletin
see "Library Information Bulletin" (UMass Libraries) (1967- ) RG-8/00/L5
Library Statistical Reports and Summaries (1973-1984)
Library Systems Office (1964- )
Library Task Force Report (1980-1981)
Life/Career Development Team
Lighting (Physical Plant)
Lincoln W. Barnes Photo Collection (M.A.C. Campus Photographs)
Linguistics Department
Literacy Institute, Media
see Media Literacy Institute RG-25/C7.7
Literary Magazine (Student Publication) (1959-1962)
see also Collegian Quarterly (1938-1962) RG-45/00/C6.2
Literary Monthly, The MAC (Student Publication) (1910)
Literary Society (UMass Amherst) (1953-1959)
see also Washington Irving Literary Society (1867-1892) RG-45/40/W3
Edward Everett Literary Society (1870-1876) RG-45/40/E3
Literary Society, Edward Everett
see Edward Everett Literary Society (1870-1876) RG-45/40/E3
Literary Society, Washington Irving
see Washington Irving Literary Society RG-45/40/W3
Literature, Comparative
see Comparative Literature RG-25/C8
Literature, Joint Committee on (Official University Committee) (1974)
Lithographs (Iconographic Materials)
see Physical Plant–Labor/Management Workplace Education Program (1987- ) RG-36/1
Local 1776, AFS CME; Council 41 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
Long Range Academic Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1961-1962)
Long Range Planning, ad hoc Committee (1966-1971)
see also Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1972-1980) RG-40/2/A3
Loose Change (Computer and Information Science) (1993-1999)
see also Significant Bits (1999) RG-25/C9/00
Lowell, University of
see University of Lowell RG-55/4
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- ) RG-6/12
LRRC Labor Update (1991)
LRRC Review (1978-1991)
LS 2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter (1988-1991) (Library Publication)
see Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
LSS (Learning Support Services) (1997- )
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- ) RG-6/12
Lubovitch Movement (Religious Group) (1975)

Copeland, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Copeland Papers, 1923-1979.

22 boxes (10 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 050
Thomas W. Copeland, 1940
Thomas W. Copeland, 1940

A scholar of eighteenth century British literature and culture, Thomas W. Copeland began what would become more than half a century of research on the statesman and political philosopher Edmund Burke while studying for his doctorate at Yale (1933). After publication of his dissertation in 1949 as Our Eminent Friend Edmund Burke, Copeland was named managing editor of the ten-volume Correspondence (1958-1978). After academic appointments at Yale and the University of Chicago, he joined the faculty at UMass in 1957, remaining here until his retirement in 1976. A chair was established in his name in the Department of English.

The Copeland Papers are a rich collection of personal and professional correspondence, journals and writings from Copeland’s Yale years, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and draft revisions of his works on Edmund Burke, and a journal chronicling Copeland’s four-year exercise in the daily practice of writing.


  • Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English


  • Golden, Morris

Hertzbach, Stanley S.

Stanley S. Hertzbach Papers, 1977-2002.

1 box, 6 vols. (1 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 140

A particle physicist educated at Johns Hopkins (PhD, 1965), Stanley S. Hertzbach joined the Physics faculty at UMass Amherst in 1965. Over the course of his career, he took part in high-energy experimental work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the CERN hadron collider, the Cornell electron synchrotron, and beginning in 1979, at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). With his colleague Richard Koffler, Hertzbach joined the SLD collaboration at SLAC in 1986 studying Z particles, and the BaBar (B Meson) group in 1994. A major contributor to the SLD “beamline group,” Hertzbach took part in the BaBar calorimeter beam test and in testing of its calorimeter modules. He was an active member of the SLD advisory group and chaired the SLAC Users Organization (SLUO) in the 1990s. Hertzbach’s contributions to UMass included service on several committees relating to student achievement, including a stint as Undergraduate Advising Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Hertzbach retired from UMass in 2009.

The Hertzbach collection consists of two distinct parts: six laboratory notebooks kept while conducting research at SLAC (1987-2002), and approximately 0.5 linear feet of records from university committees on which Hertzbach sat (e.g. the Space and Calendar, 1977-1983).


  • B mesons
  • Nuclear physics
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Physics

Types of material

  • Laboratory notes

Inglis, David R.

David R. Inglis Papers, 1929-2003 (Bulk: 1946-1980).

12 boxes (5.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 033
David R. Inglis at Argonne N.L., ca.1953
David R. Inglis at Argonne N.L., ca.1953

David R. Inglis enjoyed a distinguished career in nuclear physics that ranged from theoretical work on the structure of the nucleus in the 1930s to the development of the atomic bomb in the 1940s and work on renewable energy in the 1960s and 1970s. A Professor of Physics at UMass from 1969-1975, Inglis was a founding member of the Federation of American Scientists and from the mid-1940s on, he dedicated himself to informing public policy on the dangers of nuclear technologies.

The Inglis Papers offer a perspective on the life and career of a theoretical physicist who grew from an early involvement in the Manhattan Project to becoming a committed critic of nuclear weaponry and nuclear power. Although the collection is relatively sparse in unpublished scientific work, it includes valuable correspondence relating to Inglis’s efforts with the Federation of American Scientists and other organizations to influence public policy on issues relating to disarmament and nuclear power.


  • Allegiance--United States
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
  • Physics--Massachusetts
  • United States--History--1945-1953
  • United States--History--1953-1961
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Physics
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Institute for Man and His Environment
  • World Association of World Federalists
  • World Federation of Scientific Workers


  • Bohr, Aage
  • Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-
  • Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
  • Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Types of material

  • Laboratory notes
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs

Marcus, Joseph S.

Joseph S. Marcus Papers, 1954-1977.

2 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 081
Joseph S. Marcus
Joseph S. Marcus

Joseph Sol Marcus arrived at UMass in 1948 as an Instructor in Civil Engineering and graduate student (MS 1954), remaining there for the rest of his career. Born in Oct. 29, 1921, he was educated at Worcester Polytech (BS 1944) and after war-time service with the Navy, he joined the rapidly growing engineering program at UMass. Although chemical engineer, he took responsibility for the fluid mechanics laboratory and taught in civil and mechanical engineering, and after gaining experience through courses from the Atomic Energy Commission and a year spent at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, he introduced nuclear engineering into the curriculum. As he rose through the academic ranks, Marcus became a key figure in university administration, serving as Associate Dean of Engineering, as preceptor for Emily Dickinson House on Orchard Hill, and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for long-range planning, while serving on committees for military affairs, Engineering hopnors, transfers and admissions, discipline, and Continuing Education. Marcus died of cancer on Nov. 1, 1985. Marcus Hall was named in his honor.

The Joseph Marcus Papers document Marcus’s extensive involvement in campus affairs at UMass Amherst, with an emphasis on the period 1965-1975. A small quantity of material relating to his profession activities and academic appointments is joined by well organized files relating to his participation in committees of Engineering honors, Military Affairs (1967-1968), the Orchard Hill residential college and Emily Dickinson House (1964-1969), ROTC and AFROTC curricula, transfers and admissions, the library, Upward Bound, Discipline (1964-1971), and Continuing Education (1970-1977).


  • Continuing education
  • Residential colleges
  • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Civil Engineering

Mather, Jean Paul

Jean Paul Mather Papers, 1932-1994.

6 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/1 M38
Jean Paul Mather
Jean Paul Mather

Jean Paul Mather was the youngest president in his era to lead a land-grant university. He joined the University of Massachusetts in 1953 as Provost, and was appointed President in 1954, at the age of 39. During his tenure, he oversaw major academic restructuring and advocated fiscal autonomy for the University, struggling with state officials to raise salaries for the faculty. His work is credited with building a foundation for the academic strength of the University. Mather left UMass in 1960 to assume the Presidency of the American College Testing Program, and he later became President of the University City Science Center in Philadelphia from 1964 to 1969. In 1969, Mather returned to his alma mater, the Colorado School of Mines, to become head of the mineral economic department.

Correspondence, memos, speeches, reports, biographical material, clippings, memorabilia, photographs and other papers, relating chiefly to Mather’s work as President, University of Massachusetts. Includes material relating to the Freedom Bill (granting the university autonomy in personnel matters), establishment of an exchange program with Hokkaido University, Japan, and Mather’s inauguration (including minutes of the Committee on Inauguration).


  • Hokkaidō Daigaku
  • Universities and colleges--Administration
  • Universities and colleges--Law and legislation
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. President


  • Mather, Jean Paul

Roche, John P.

John P. Roche Collection, 1886-1965.

324 items
Call no.: RB 008

A political scientist, writer, and government consultant, John P. Roche was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 7, 1923, the son of a salesman. A liberal Social Democrat and fervent anti-Communist, Roche spent his academic career at Haverford College and Brandeis and Tufts Universities, writing extensively on American foreign policy, constitutional law, and the history of political thought in America, and maintaining a strong interest in the history of the American left. During the 1960s and early 1970s, he served as an adviser to the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.

The Roche Collection consists of over 300 publications pertaining to the political left in the United States, with a smaller number of works from the radical right and from European Socialists and Communists. Concentrated in the years spanning the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the McCarthy hearings, many of the works were produced by formal political parties in response to particular political campaigns, current events, or social issues, with other works geared primarily toward consciousness raising and general political education on trade unionism, fascism, war and peace, American foreign policy, and freedom of speech and the press.


  • Communism
  • Fascism
  • Pacifism
  • Socialism
  • United States--Foreign policy--20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945


  • Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979
  • Roche, John P.

Thatcher, Roscoe Wilfrid, 1872-1933

Roscoe Wilfrid Thatcher Papers, 1900-1934.

4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/1 T43
Roscoe W. Thatcher
Roscoe W. Thatcher

The agronomist Roscoe Thatcher served as the last president of Massachusetts Agricultural College and the first when the institution changed its name to Massachusetts State College in 1931. Before coming to Amherst, Thatcher had extensive experience in both agricultural research and administration, having served as director of the agricultural station for the state of Washington, as professor of plant chemistry at the University of Minnesota (1913-1917), and as dean of the School of Agriculture and director of the Minnesota Experiment Station (1917-1921), and as director of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva. Selected as President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1927, he helped expand the two year program in practical agriculture to become the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and oversaw curricular reform, orienting vocational training toward citizenship education. The student health service also started during his tenure. Thatcher resigned due to ill health in 1933. Although he returned to research in agricultural chemistry at the College in April 1933, he died in his laboratory on December 6, 1933.

Official and administrative correspondence, memos, and other papers, relating to Thatcher’s service as president of Massachusetts State College together with writing and biographical material.


  • Massachusetts State College. President


  • Thatcher, Roscoe Wilfrid, 1872-1933

Torrey, Ray Ethan, 1887-

Ray Ethan Torrey Papers, 1832-1983.

13 boxes (5.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 121
Ray Ethan Torrey. Photo by Frank A. Waugh
Ray Ethan Torrey. Photo by Frank A. Waugh

A plant morphologist and member of the Botany Department at Massachusetts Agricultural College, Ray Ethan Torrey was among the college’s most charismatic faculty members during the early twentieth century. Born in Leverett, Mass., and educated in the local public schools, Torrey graduated from MAC with the class of 1912, earning his PhD at Harvard six years later. After serving on the faculty of Grove City College and Wesleyan, he returned to his alma mater in 1919, where he remained for more than 36 years. A specialist in plant morphology and author or two widely used textbooks and numerous articles, Torrey’s introductory course in botany was among the most popular in the college. He was best known, however, for taking a broader, philosophical approach to science that encouraged students to explore the connections between philosophy, science, religion, and the humanities. Torrey died of leukemia in Boston on Jan. 16, 1956.

Correspondence, chiefly with former students and colleagues at other institutions; lecture notes and outlines; 27 pen and ink drawings; published writings and drawings; biographical material; class and laboratory notes taken by students; family and educational records (1832-1956); photographs, and other papers.


  • Botany--Study and teaching
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Botany Department


  • Torrey, Ray Ethan, 1887-

Types of material

  • Pen and ink drawings

Wood, Robert Coldwell, 1923-2005

Robert Coldwell Wood Papers, 1964-1977.

43 boxes (21.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/3 W66
Robert Coldwell Wood
Robert Coldwell Wood

A distinguished political scientist, specialist on urban affairs, and advisor to two U.S. Presidents, Robert Coldwell Wood was named the first President of the new University of Massachusetts system. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard (PhD 1949), Wood built his academic reputation on the faculty at MIT. An advisor to John F. Kennedy on urban policy, he served in the Johnson administration as Under-Secretary, and briefly Secretary, of Housing and Urban Development before coming to UMass in 1970. His Presidency was marked by considerable turmoil as he navigated the reorganization of the university into a system of three campuses and as he struggled with discontent among students and faculty and conflict with the legislature. Wood died in April 2005 at the age of 81.

Although far from a comprehensive record, the Wood papers offer insight into the tumultuous tenure of Robert C. Wood as President of the University of Massachusetts, 1970-1977. The largest series in the collection (Series 2) consists of the central office files from Boston, including a fairly full record of outgoing correspondence, materials on staff and facilities at the various campuses, minutes of meetings and reports, and records of Wood’s numerous trips and lecture engagements while in office.


  • University of Massachusetts (System). President
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Worcester

Types of material

  • Appointment books
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