Charles Bestor Papers, 1971-2002.
2 boxes (0.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 126
Composer and presently the Professor of Composition and Director of the Electronic and Computer Music Studios of the University of Massachusetts Amherst who has taught at Juilliard School of Music and numerous other universities, won international awards for his music, and collaborated with contemporary installation artists. Includes scores and sound recordings for two of his compositions, Suite for Alto Saxophone and Percussion and In the Shell of the Ear, as well as correspondence, concert programs, and reviews all relating to the publication and performance of the works.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Music and Dance
Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte Binet Collection, 1784-1852 (Bulk: 1794-1814).
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 738
During the revolutionary era of 1789-1848, Belgium was ensnared in power politics on a continental scale, with all the drama and turbulence entailed. From the conquest of the region by French Republican forces under Napoleon in 1794 through the dissolution of French control in 1814, modern-day Belgium was divided into nine administrative departments, including the centrally-located Département de la Dyle, which included the key cities of Brussels, Louvain, and Nivelles.
Collected by Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte Binet, this small collection of manuscripts is relatively tightly focused on the years of French Republican domination of Belgium (1794-1814), with a particular focus on the Département de la Dyle. The majority of the collection consists of letters received by the Central Administration in the Dyle, including letters to and from Napoleonic generals and French military hierarchy, civic authorities, administrators, and police. Many of the letters concern the challenges of asserting control over a subject population and the political fallout of the French Revolution, but the collection also reflects the greater tensions within a complex society changing rapidly during an age of revolution.
- Brabant (Belgium)--History
- Dyle (Belgium)
- France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
- Napoleonic Wars--1800-1815
- Police--France--18th century
- Lambrechts, Charles Joseph Matthieu, 1753-1823
- Mallarmé, François René Augustin, 1755-1831
Types of material
Burt V. Brooks Photograph Collection, 1889-1934.
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 060
The artist Burt Vernon Brooks was one of the outstanding chroniclers of daily life in the Swift River Valley before it was inundated to create the Quabbin Reservoir. Born in Brimfield, Mass., in 1849 and raised in Monson, Brooks moved to Greenwich with his family in the 1870s, where he worked on the family farm. At some unclear point before he turned 40, Brooks became active as an artist, painting local homes and scenery and taking photographs of the landscape, residents, and daily life in the Quabbin region. A prolific photographer, he was, in the words of historian Donald W. Howe, “hardly ever seen without his camera strapped to his back,” remaining active for decades. Three years after following his second wife to the west, Brooks died in Los Angeles in 1934.
The great majority of the 92 photographs in this collection are 5×7″ dry plate glass negatives taken by Brooks in the earliest years of the twentieth century, documenting the houses and people of Greenwich. Brooks’ work includes landscapes, houses, and a significant series of images of the Hillside School, but some of his best works are studio portraits, images of people at home or with their carriages, and posed scenes of children at play or at work. The collection also includes eight images by Brooks at Enfield, Greenwich, and Dana that are the property of the Swift River Valley Historical Society, and six images taken by Chetwynd and Pike in the Quabbin region to document properties slated for removal.
- Carriages and carts--Massachusetts--Greenwich--Photographs
- Dana (Mass.)--Photographs
- Enfield (Mass.)--Photographs
- Greenwich (Mass.)--Photographs
- Hillside School (Marlborough, Mass.)
- New Salem (Mass.)--Photographs
- Prescott (Mass.)--Photographs
Types of material
- Dry plate gelatin negatives
- Gelatin silver negatives
Sadie Campbell Papers, 1812-2002.
19 boxes (10.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 439
A housewife, mother and active community member, Sadie Campbell was born in 1881 and lived at 1 Depot Street in Cheshire, Massachusetts for most of her life until she died in 1971. Sadie was closely tied to the Cheshire community where she had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and was active in a a number of organizations, such as: the Cheshire Ladies Reading Club, the Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club, and the Cheshire Cash Tearoom.
The collection documents three generations of a western Massachusetts family. The variety and nature of the materials in this collection offer a good view into the local and social history of western Massachusetts through the lives of Sadie Campbell and her family.
- Cheshire (Mass.)--History
- Cheshire Cash Tearoom
- Family--Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Family--Massachusetts--History--20th century
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
- Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club
- Small business--Massachusetts
- Tyrell, Augustus
- Williams Manufacturing Company
- Women--Societies and clubs--History--19th century
Types of material
- Account books
- Letters (Correspondence)
Judi Chamberlin Papers, ca.1970-2010.
23 boxes (34.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 768
A pioneer in the psychiatric survivors’ movement, Judi Chamberlin spent four decades as an activist for the civil rights of mental patients. After several voluntary hospitalizations for depression as a young woman, Chamberlin was involuntarily committed for the only time in 1971, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her experiences in the mental health system galvanized her to take action on patients’ rights, and after attending a meeting of the newly formed Mental Patients’ Liberation Project in New York, she helped found the Mental Patients’ Liberation Front in Cambridge, Mass. Explicitly modeled on civil rights organizations of the time, she became a tireless advocate for the patient’s perspective and for choice in treatment. Her book, On Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System (1978), is considered a key text in the intellectual development of the movement. Working internationally, she became an important figure in several other organizations, including the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilition at Boston University, the Ruby Rogers Advocacy Center, the National Disability Rights Network, and the National Empowerment Center. In recognition of her advocacy, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in 1992, the David J. Vail National Advocacy Award, and the 1995 Pike Prize, which honors those who have given outstanding service to people with disabilities. Chamberlin died of pulmonary disease at home in Arlington, Mass., in January 2010.
An important record of the development of the psychiatric survivors’ movement from its earliest days, the Chamberlin Papers include rich correspondence between Chamberlin, fellow activists, survivors, and medical professionals; records of her work with the MPLF and other rights organizations, conferences and meetings, and her efforts to build the movement internationally.
- Ex-mental patients
- People with disabilities--Civil rights
- People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.
- Mental Patients Liberation Front
- Mental Patients Liberation Project
- National Empowerment Center
Types of material
Children's Aid and Family Service Records, 1910-ca. 2001.
10 boxes (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 008
Agency providing traditional child and family service and extensive mental health services that worked closely with the SPCC, was a member in the Child Welfare League of America, and was the Northampton representative for the National Association of Travelers Aid Societies. Includes 10 versions of the constitution, typed personal recollections from the 25th anniversary, annual reports, minutes, and the correspondence of President Miriam Chrisman (1952-1957). Of special note, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge was the Chair of the Home Finding Committee of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children which helped to found the CAFS.
- Child mental health services--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
- Child welfare--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
- Children--Institutional care--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
- Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957
- Foster home care--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
- Franklin County (Mass.)--Social conditions
- Hampshire County (Mass.)--Social conditions
- Homeless children--Massachusetts--Franklin County--History
- Homeless children--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
- Northampton (Mass.)--Intellectual life--History
- Northampton (Mass.)--Social conditions
- Social service--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
- Children's Aid Association (Hampshire County, Mass.)
- Children's Aid and Family Service of Hampshire County (Hampshire County, Mass.)
- Children's Home Association (Franklin County, Mass. and Hampshire County, Mass.)
- Chrisman, Miriam Usher
- Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Home Finding Committee
John G. Clark Papers, 1960-1969.
3 boxes (3.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 499
With a life long interest in politics, John G. Clark of Easthampton, Massachusetts worked on a number of campaigns before running for office himself. He ran for state senator in 1958, but lost in the Democratic primary. Two years later he ran again, this time for state representative of the 3rd Hampshire District, and won. Clark served in the State House of Representative for eight years until he was appointed clerk of the district court in Northampton and chose not to run for reelection.
While this collection is small, it is packed with campaign materials, letters, position statements, speeches, and press releases that together offer a good sense of the political climate in Massachusetts during the 1960s, especially issues of local concern for Hampshire County. Four letters from a young neighbor written while serving in Vietnam provide a personal account of the war.
- Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
William Smith Clark Papers, 1814-2003 (Bulk: 1844-1886).
(14.75 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/1 C63
Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1826, William Smith Clark graduated from Amherst College in 1848 and went on to teach the natural sciences at Williston Seminary until 1850, when he continued his education abroad, studying chemistry and botany at the University of Goettingen, earning his Ph.D in 1852. From 1852 to 1867 he was a member of Amherst College’s faculty as a Professor of Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. As a leading citizen of Amherst, Clark was a strong advocate for the establishment of the new agricultural college, becoming one of the founding members of the college’s faculty and in 1867, the year the college welcomed its first class of 56 students, its President. During his presidency, he pressured the state government to increase funding for the new college and provide scholarships to enable poor students, including women, to attend. The college faced economic hardship early in its existence: enrollment dropped in the 1870s, and the college fell into debt. He is noted as well for helping to establish an agricultural college at Sapporo, Japan, and building strong ties between the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Hokkaido. After Clark was denied a leave of absence in 1879 to establish a “floating college” — a ship which would carry students and faculty around the world — he resigned.
The Clark Papers include materials from throughout his life, including correspondence with fellow professors and scientists, students in Japan, and family; materials relating to his Civil War service in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry; photographs and personal items; official correspondence and memoranda; published articles; books, articles, television, and radio materials relating to Clark, in Japanese and English; and materials regarding Hokkaido University and its continuing relationship with the University of Massachusetts.
- Agricultural colleges--Japan--History
- Agricultural colleges--Massachusetts--History
- Amherst (Mass.)--History
- Amherst College--Faculty
- Amherst College--Students--Correspondence
- Hokkaido (Japan)--History
- Hokkaid¯o Daigaku--History
- Hokkaid¯o Teikoku Daigaku--History
- Japan--Relations--United States
- Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
- Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o--History
- Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o. President
- T¯ohoku Teikoku Daigaku. N¯oka Daigaku--History
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--Relations--Japan
- Universität Göttingen--Students--Correspondence
- Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886
- Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
Types of material
William Colman Account Book, 1802-1822.
1 vol. (0.2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 212 bd
Merchant and shoemaker from the Byfield Parish of Newbury, Massachusetts and Boscawen, New Hampshire.
Includes accounts of the prices paid for shoemaking and agricultural labor, accounts of the men and women who worked for his father’s shoe store and factory, notes of who lived in the younger Colman’s home, a page mentioning his move to New Hampshire, and accounts of agricultural produce sales and exchange of farm labor.
- Agricultural wages--New Hampshire--History--19th century
- Boscawen (N.H.)--Economic conditions--19th century
- Boscawen (N.H.)--Rural conditions--19th century
- Households--Massachusetts--Newbury--History--19th century
- Merchants--Massachusetts--Newbury--History--19th century
- Newbury (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
- Shoemakers--Massachusetts--Newbury--History--19th century
- Shoes--Prices--Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Colman, William, 1768-1820
Types of material
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- 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