- see Non Academic Computing (NAC) (1996- ) RG-45/40/N6
- see International Brotherhood of Police Officers RG-40/5/P6
- Naiads (Swim Team)
- see Athletic Department RG-18/2
- National Alternative Schools Program
- see Alternative Schools (National Alternative Schools Program) RG-13/3/21/7
- National Environmental Technology for Waste Prevention Institute (NETI) (1994- )
- National Organization for Women (NOW) (1989)
- National Park Service Cooperative Research Unit (The Environmental Institute) (1975-1981)
- National Park Service Cooperative Research Unit Report (The Environmental Institute) (1977-1981)
- Natural History, Massachusetts, Bulletin of
- see Massachusetts Natural History, Bulletin of (1884) RG-25/E4/00
- Natural History Society (1883-1895)
- Natural Resources Center, Holdsworth
- see Holdsworth Natural Resource Center RG-15/3
- Natural Resources, College of Food and
- see College of Food and Natural Resources RG-15
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Dean
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty
- Near Eastern Studies (Program and Committee)
- see also Classics Department RG-25/C5
- Near Eastern Studies Newsletter (1989)
- see New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) RG-60/2
- Negatives, Glass Plate
- see Glass Plate Negatives RG-173
- Negro Universities, Exchange Programs With
- see Exchange Programs-Negro Universities (1965) RG-30/8
- see New England Regional Consortium for Computational Studies (NERCCS) RG-29/1
- see National Environmental Technology for Waste Prevention Institute (NETI) (1994- ) RG-25/N3
- Neuroendocine Studies, Center for
- Neuroscience and Behavior Program
- Neuroscience Systems, Center for
- see Systems Neuroscience, Center for RG-25/S10
- New Africa House
- see Black Culture Center (New Africa House) RG-30/26
- see also Buildings (New Africa House) RG-36/101
- New American Movement (Student Social Action Group) (1973)
- New College Committee and Hampshire College
- New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
- New England Classical Newsletter
- New England Council of Land-Grant University Women
- New England Culture, Center for
- see Center for New England Culture (College of Arts and Sciences) RG-11/9
- New England Regional Consortium for Computational Studies (NERCCS)
- New Senate AGENDA
- see AGENDA, The New Senate (1993- ) RG-45/00/A1
- New Student Record (1983, class of 1987)
- New Students Program–Community Development Center
- New Students Program (Summer Counseling)
- see also Counseling Center RG-30/9/1
- New Testament Fellowship (Religious Group) (1983, 1986)
- New World Theater
- see also RG-25/T3.7
- see also Notes For A New World (1987- ) RG-25/T3.7/00
- Newcomer’s Club (Women’s Group)
- Newman Center
- see also Newman Club RG-45/70/N4
- Newman Center Newsletter (1996- )
- Newman Club (Religious Group) (1963-1989)
- see also Newman Center RG-30/11/1
- News (President’s Office)
- News and Notes (Student Publication) (1959)
- News and Views, UMass Alumni
- see UMass Alumni News and Views (1978-1983) RG-50/00/3
- News Bulletin (1937-1941) RG-40/3/P3
- News Bureau
- Note: Name changed to Office of Public Information, 10-6-1983.
- see Office of Public Information (OPI) RG-5/3
- News Letter (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1913-1921)
- News Office
- see Office of Public Information (News Bureau) RG-5/3
- News Project (1968)
- News Service, MAC (Official University Committee) (1926)
- News Summary (Public Affairs) (1993-1994)
- NewsClips (Public Affairs) (1984-1987)
- NewsLetter (School of Management) (1983-1985)
- Newsletter, University
- see University Newsletter (News Bureau) RG-5/00/2
- Newsline (1991)
- Newsline (News Office) (1999- )
- Nominating Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967, 1977)
- NOMMO (1990-1994)
- see also Nummo News (1974-1990) RG-30/26/N8
- Non-Academic Computing (Student Group) (NAC) (1996)
- Nonformal Education Center
- see Center for International Education (CIE) (School of Education) RG-13/3/19/5
- North American Trade and Economics, Institute for
- North Pleasant Street (Joint Town-University Task Force) (1968- )
- North Village Apartments (Residential Buildings)
- Northeast (Residential Buildings)
- Northeast Area Government
- Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry (1996- )
- Northeast Forestry Experiment Station (College of Food and Natural Resources) (1923-1933)
- Northeast Metric Research Center
- Northeast Quadrangle President’s Council, Housing sub-committee (1968)
- Northeast Region Environmental Public Health Center
- Northeast Regional Media Center for the Deaf
- see Media Specialists for the Deaf, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/9
- Northeast Science Enrichment Program
- see Mathematics and Statistics Department–Science Enrichment Program RG-25/M5/3
- Northern Educational Services (Social Action Group) (1975)
- Notebook, University
- see University Notebook RG-5/3/2
- Notes For A New World (1987-1988)
- Notes From Academic Affairs (1981-1983)
- Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (1973-1974,1977-1978)
- see National Organization for Women (1989- ) RG-45/80/N7
- NU (Hillel) (1973, 1975)
- Nummo News (1974-1991)
- see also NOMMO (1990-1994) RG-45/00/N6
- Nursery School
- Nurses Association, Student
- see Student Nurses Association (SNA) (1987- ) RG-45/40/S7.4
- Nursing Alumni Association Newsletter (1989-1993)
- Nursing, School of
- see Nursing RG-17/3
- Nutrient Data Bank, UMass
- see Food Science and Nutrition, Dept. of–Nutrient Data Bank, UMass RG-25/F5/3
- Nutrition and Human Needs, Committee on (1971)
- Nutrition Department
- see Food Science and Nutrition Department RG-25/F5
Ethel A. Killgrove Papers, 1948-1962 (Bulk: 1949-1951).
Call no.: MS 866
Between 1948 and 1951, Chicagoan Ethel A. Killgrove worked as a missionary with the Sudan Interior Mission. A graduate of the St. Paul Bible Institute, Killgrove was based in Aden, Yemen, and worked spreading the gospel and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After returning home in 1951, Killgrove studied education at Wheaton College (Bed, 1959) and Roosevelt (MEd., 1963), teaching in elementary schools in Illinois and Chester County, Pa. She died in Lancaster, Pa., in 2002.
The 142 letters that Killgrove wrote home to her parents and brother Tom include fascinating information on life as a missionary in British-controlled Aden and Ethiopia during the transitional years following the end of World War II. From her perspective on the southern rim of the Middle East, Killgore was witness to the of the impact of the formation of the state of Israel and the growing hostility toward colonial domination in the Arab world and Africa. The collection includes an excellent photograph album with 55 images of her time in mission, along with 65 other images.
- Aden (Yemen)--Description and travel
- Ethiopia--Description and travel
- Sudan Interior Mission
Types of material
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
Gertrude M. Lewis Papers, ca.1920-2001.
Call no.: FS 096
Overcoming a deeply impoverished childhood, Gertrude Lewis struggled to build a career in education, putting herself through college and graduate school. At the age of 32, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State, continuing on to a masters degree at New York University (1933), and finally, at age 51, a PhD from Yale (1947). For many years after receiving her doctorate, Lewis was employed as a Specialist for Upper Grades with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington. Among other career highlights, Lewis spent two years in Japan (1950-1951) as a Consultant in Elementary Education in the Education Section of the Allied Occupation government (SCAP). Lewis outlived her life partner, Ruth Totman, dying at home on December 10, 1996, a few months after her one hundredth birthday.
The Lewis Papers document the work and life of an educator of the masses, a traveler of the world, and a woman of the twentieth century. Documents pertaining to her work as an educator of both young students and veteran teachers show the changes within the theory and practice of pedagogy over time, over various geographic locales, and also highlight her role in that change. This collection also documents the numerous on-going side projects on which Lewis worked, including fostering creativity in schoolchildren, a biography of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, and her own poetry and prose.
- Education, Elementary--Japan
- Education, Elementary--United States--History
- Education--United States--History
- Health Education--United States
- Japan--Civilization--American influences
- Students--Health and hygiene
- Lewis, Gertrude Minnie, 1896-
- Totman, Conrad D
- Totman, Ruth J
Types of material
- Motion pictures (Visual work)
William L. Machmer Papers, 1899-1953.
Call no.: RG 006/1 M33
Enjoying one of the longest tenures of any administrator in the history of the University of Massachusetts, William Lawson Machmer served under five presidents across 42 years, helping to guide the university through an economic depression, two world wars, and three name changes. During his years as Dean, Machmer witnessed the growth of the university from fewer than 500 students to almost 3,800, and helped guide its transformation from a small agricultural college into Massachusetts State College (1931) and finally into the University of Massachusetts (1947).
Machmer’s papers chronicle the fitful development of the University of Massachusetts from the days of Kenyon Butterfield’s innovations of the 1920s through the time of the GI Bill. The collection is particularly strong in documenting the academic experience of students and the changes affecting the various departments and programs at the University, with particular depth for the period during and after the Second World War.
- Agricultural education
- Fort Devens (Mass.)
- Massachusetts Agricultural College
- Massachusetts State College
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dean
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Mathematics
- World War, 1939-1945
- Baker, Hugh Potter, 1878-
- Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935
- Lewis, Edward M
- Machmer, William L
- Van Meter, Ralph Albert, 1893-
Types of material
- Letters (Correspondence)
- Student records
Jean Paul Mather Papers, 1932-1994.
Call no.: RG 003/1 M38
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
Madge McQueen Papers, ca.1935-2015 (Bulk: 1975-2015).
Call no.: MS 825
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
- Family violence
- Twin Oaks (Louisa, Va.)
- Women artists
Types of material
- Artists' books (Books)
- Journals (Accounts)
- Textile art (Visual works)
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
Stonewall Center Records, 1962-2005.
Call no.: RG 030/2/6
Following a series of homophobic incidents on the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1985, the Program for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns was established as an administrative center in the Office of Student Affairs. Later renamed after the notorious riots in New York, the Stonewall Center has provided the campus and surrounding community with cultural and educational programming through speakers, films, video and book library, Speakers Bureau on LGBTQ issues, referrals and support, advocacy and community outreach.
The records of the Stonewall Center include documentation of day to day operations, including phone logs, memos, and budget information, as well as posters and press releases for events, publications, campus and external reports, training manuals, surveys, newspaper clippings, and ephemera such as banners, tee-shirts, and buttons.
- Gay college students--Massachusetts
- Gays--Services for
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns
- Stonewall Center
- Yeskel, Felice
Roscoe Wilfrid Thatcher Papers, 1900-1934.
Call no.: RG 003/1 T43
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