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Tai Chi Club (1980)
Take-Off (Student Publication) (1943-1944)
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Talent Search Program, Educational
see Educational Talent Search Program (1991- ) RG-30/4/2
Taped Information Phone Service (TIPS)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Tapes (Sound Recordings)
Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899-1949)
Teacher, Distinguished Awards
see Awards, Prizes–Distinguished Teacher Awards RG-1/11
Teacher Education
see Teacher Education, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/5 and
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
Teacher Education, Center for–Day Teacher Preparation Program
RG-13/3/21/5 and RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education Coordinating Council (TECC) (School of Education)
Teacher Improvement
see Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School) RG-10/1/20
see also Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teacher Improvement Office
see Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching, Center for
see Center for Teaching (1989- ) RG-6/3/1
Teaching Development Program (Lilly Endowment) (1987- )
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1975-1983)
see also Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1993) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement Office
see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1983- )
see also Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1983- ) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Loads, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
Teaching of Written and Oral English, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980)
Teaching Principles (Official University Committee) (1937-1938)
Teaching TA’s/TO’s (Research and Graduate Studies)
see Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) RG-7/12
see Teacher Education Coordinating Council (School of Education) RG-13/1/1
Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality
see Environmental Quality, Technical Guidance Center for RG-25/E7
Technical Notes–Computer Science (1968-1971)
Technical Services (Library) (1965- )
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Tel Com News (1988- )
see also Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information, Associate RG-6/5
Telephone Directories
see Faculty and staff, biography, lists, directories (collective) RG-40/10
Telephone Directories, Student
see Directories… (Student) RG-1/00/5
Telephone System, University
see Telecommunications RG-35/17
Tenant Association, UMass (UMTA)
see U-Mass Tenant Association (UMTA) RG-35/12/3
Tenants Organizing Project (Student Special Interest Group) (1988)
Tenants Survival Kit (1973-1975)
see Sports, Men’s Tennis (1909) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Tennis (1996- ) RG-18/2
Tenure (Faculty)
see also Provost (Tenure Decision List) RG-6/1
Tenure and Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate, 1962-1973)
see also Publications–Handbooks RG-40/1
Tenure Recommendations RG-2/2/1

Terminal Projects
see Masters Theses and Terminal Projects (1894- ) RG-46/2
Textbook Annex (Campus Center)
Textbook Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
Textbooks, Student
see Classes, by year (including individual students) RG-50/6
TGC Bulletin (Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality) (1969-1978)
The Environmental Institute (TEI) (1970- )
see also Man and Environment, Institute for–Report and Proposal Series RG-6/4/14
Theatre (Student Organization Photographs)
Theatre (Summer Series)
see Theatre in the Works (Summer Series) RG-25/T3.9
Theatre–Commonwealth Stage
Theatre Department
Theatre Guild, Music
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Theatre in the Works (Summer Series)
Theatre News (Five College) (1980- )
Theses and Dissertations (Film and Videotapes)
Theses: Doctoral, Masters, Senior Honors
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Masters and Terminal Projects (1894- )
see Masters Theses RG-46/2
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Senior Honors
see Senior Honors Theses/Projects/Portfolios (1894 – ) RG-46/3
Theta Chi (1941- )
Theta Phi (1910)
Third World Community Program (Student Social Action Group) (1973- )
see also Governance (School of Education) RG-13/3/3
Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) (Everywoman’s Center)
see also Women of Color Program (1993-1998) / Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- ) RG-7/2/2/9
Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5

Ticket Processing Office
see Parking Services RG-35/21
Tillis Commission
see Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988) RG-40/2/M6
Tips (News Bureau) (1987-1988)
TIPS (Taped Information Phone Service)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Toby Reservation, Mt.
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/10
Touchdown Club (1987-1989)
Tour Service, University
see University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
see also ARCON (Guide Service) (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
Toward Tomorrow Fair (Films and Videotapes)
Tower, Cellular
see Cellular Tower (Physical Plant) (1993) RG-36/50/C4
Tower Library
see Library, W.E.B. Du Bois (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Town Meeting (Student Action Committee)
Town Statistics, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/2.23
Topol, Sidney – Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG- 186/10


see Sports, Men’s Track (1908) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Track and Field (1993- ) RG-18/2
Trade and Economics, Institute for North American
see North American Trade and Economics, Institute for RG-25/N6
Traffic and Parking Appeals Board (1972- )
see also Parking and Transportation Council (1972-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Transdisciplinary Education Cluster (School of Education)
Transfer Affairs
Transit Service Committee (Student Senate) (1969- )
Transitions (School of Education) (1977-1978, 1981)
Transitions (1987)
see also Minority Graduate Student Association.
Translation Center
see Interpreters Studies Program–Translation Center RG-25/I7
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Transmitter (1953-1955) RG-15/8
Transportation (University-run)
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Transit Services (Student Senate Bus Service) RG-45/7/T7
Transportation, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
Transportation Center, University of Massachusetts
see University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) (1994- ) RG-25/T4
Transportation Council, Parking and
see Parking and Transportation Council (1927-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Travel Funds
Travel Office (Campus Center, Student Union)
Travesty, The (1990)
Treasurer, Associate
Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971)
Treasurer, University
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Treasurer’s Office
Tree News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Tree News (1993- ) RG-15/8
Tree Planting on Campus (Physical Plant) (1961)
Trees (Physical Plant)
Trend (School of Education) (1964-1974)
see also Trend Newsletter (1969-1974) RG-13/00
Trend Newsletter (1969-1974)
see also Trend (1964-74) RG-13/00
Tri Sig
see Sigma Sigma Sigma RG-45/90/S5.9
Triathlon Club (1989-1991)
Trope: A Journal of Critical Fictions (1982)
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Troy (Student Publication) (1990)
Troy Lecture Series
Trustees (1864- )
see also Trustees (Microfilms) RG-190/2
Trustees (Microfilms)
Trustees (Photographs)
Trustees Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
Trustees, Board of
Trustees, Board Reports (1972-1975)
Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988)
Trustees Council (1972-1976)
Trustees, Documents (1963- )
Trustees, Individual (1863- )
Note: By date of appointment: biographies, publications.
see also Building Files (those buildings named for individual Trustees) RG-36/101-104
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Minutes (1906- )
see also Trustees Microfilm RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Publications (1863- )
Trustees, Work Folders (1970-1980) (Restricted Access)
Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
see Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5
see Turkish Student Association (TSA) (1994- ) RG-45/40/T7
Tuition, Fees (1900- )
see also Institutional Studies RG-4/3
Tuition Remission, ad hoc Committee to Study (Faculty Senate, 1964-1965)
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Storm Drains)
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Pedestrian Walkways)
see Buildings (i.e. Power Plant, University Library, etc.) RG-36/100
see also Campus Center RG-37/1
Turf Bulletin (Plant and Soil Sciences, Dept. of (1982-1985)
Turf Clippings (1963, 1973-1979)
see Turfgrass Conference Proceedings (Conference Services) (1981-1984) RG-7/3
Turfgrass Field Day Reports (1978, 1981-1987)
Turkish Student Association
Turkish Student Organization (1993)
Tutorial Center
see Learning Resources Center RG-6/12
Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)
see Radio, TV (Public Affairs) RG-5/6
Twelve Month Year, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1959)
see also Year-Round Operation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963) RG-40/2/A3
12 to 1 (Commonwealth Clericals)
Two-Year School
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two-Year School) RG-15/5

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see Women’s Admissions and General Support (WAGES) RG-45/40/W6
Wail, Summer School
see Summer School Wail RG-45/00/S10
Walden Learning Center
see Psychology Department RG-25/P8/3
Waltham Experiment Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Waltham Field Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Waltham Suburban Experiment Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Ward Commission
see Massachusetts Commission on Corruption (Ward Commission) RG-36/23
Wareham Agricultural Engineering Laboratory
see Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham RG-25/M6.1
Wareham Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory
see Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham RG-25/M6.1
Washington Irving Literary Society (1867-1892)
see also Literary Society (1953-1959) RG-40/3/L4
Waste Prevention, National Environmental Technology for
see National Environmental Technology for Waste Prevention Institute (NETI) RG-25/N3
Water Color Paintings (Memorabilia, general)
Water Crisis, UMass Amherst (Physical Plant) (1980-1989)
see also Water Supply (Physical Plant) RG-36/50/W4
Water Polo
see Sports, Men’s Water Polo (1992) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Water Polo (1995- ) RG-18/2
Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
Water Resources Research Center–Annual Reports (1968, 1970- )
Water Resources Research Center–Completion Reports (1969-1977)
Water Resources Research Center–Newsletter (1983-1993)
Water Resources Research Center–Publications
Water Resources Research Center–Special Reports
Water Supply (Physical Plant)
see also Water Crisis (1980-1989) RG-36/50/W3
Waugh Arboretum (Physical Plant) (1944)
Waugh Memorial Garden Committee (Faculty Senate, 1980)
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
see Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of RG-25/A4
W. E. B. Du Bois Library
see Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
W.E.B. Du Bois Petition Coalition (1993-1995)
Weekly Biff, The (Student Publication) (1910)
Weekly Bulletin (1971-1985)
see Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin, and Executive Bulletin RG-5/00/3
Weekly News, The (Student Publication) (1989)
Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin, and Executive Bulletin (1912-1985)
see also University Bulletin (newsprint format) RG-5/00/6
Campus Chronicle (newspaper)(1985- ) RG-5/00/10
West Campus Design Proposal (1993) (Physical Plant)
Western European Area Studies (Program and Committee)
Western Massachusetts Latin American Solidarity Committee
see Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts RG-45/80/L3
WFCR of Note (1991- )
WFCR Program Guide (1966-1991)
WFCR Radio Station
WFCR Weekly Classified Music (1993- )
Wheel (Student Social Action Group) (1986)
see Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5
Wilder Times (Landscape Architecture Department) (1972-1993)
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative
(College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/6
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative–Contributions (1970-1974)
Wildlife Research Unit Quarterly Progress Report (Massachusetts Cooperative)
see Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Quarterly Progress Report (1948-1988) RG-15/6
Winter, Alumni Day
see Mid-Winter Alumni Day (1923-1926) RG-40/2/M5
Winter School
see Summer School, Short Courses RG-6/17
see Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP) RG-40/5/P7
WMUA (FM Radio Station) (1948- )
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station) (1987- )
Women, Advisory Council of
see Advisory Council of Women (1921-1964) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
see also Advisory Council of Women (Film, ca. 1927) RG-186/100/1
Women and Minority Groups, Associate Provost for
see Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate (1968-1981) RG-6/13
see also Affirmative Action Office (1982- ) RG-4/7
Everywoman’s Center RG-7/2
Women, Dean of
see Dean of Women RG-30/3
see also Dean of Women, Helen Curtis (1902-1993) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5

Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP)
Women, National Organization for
see National Organization for Women (NOW) (1989- ) RG-45/80/N7
Women, New England Council of Land-Grant University
see New England Council of Land-Grant University Women RG-60/1/1
Women of Color Program (1993-1998) /Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- )
(Everywoman’s Center ) RG-7/2/2/9
see also Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) RG-7/2/2/5
Women, Status of, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970- )
Women, University
see University Women RG-40/7
Women’s Admissions and General Support (WAGES) (1985-1989)
Women’s Caucus and Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971-1972)
Women’s Clubs
see Engineering Faculty Women’s Club (Engineering Wives) RG-40/7/3
New Comer’s Club RG-40/7/2
University Women RG-40/7
Women’s Conference, Five-College
see Five-College Women’s Conference, Valley Women’s Studies Journal RG-60/9
Women’s Educational Equity Project (WEEP)
see Women’s Equity Project RG-7/2/2/1
Women’s Equity Project (1972-1984)
Note: Formerly Women’s Educational Equity Project (WEEP)
Women’s Health, Center for Research and Education in
see Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) RG-17/1/2
Women’s Leadership Project (1984-1989)
Women’s Network, Graduate
see Graduate Women’s Network (1994- ) RG-45/40/G7
Women’s News in the Collegian (Official University Committee) (1978)
Women’s Physical Education (WOPE)
see Physical Education, Women’s RG-25/P3.2
Women’s Program Development
Women’s Programmer, Third World
see Third World Women’s Programmer RG-7/2/2/5
Women’s Rights, Progressive Organization of
see Progressive Organization of Women’s Rights (POWER) (1989- ) RG-45/80/P7
Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA)
see also Women’s Student Government Association Handbooks for Women (1925-1941) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Women’s Studies Newsletter (1976- ) RG-25/W5/00

Women’s Studies Program
Wood Science and Technology
WOPE Department
see Physical Education, Women’s Department (WOPE) RG-25/P3.2
Worcester Medical School
see Medical School, Worcester RG-55/2
Workplace Learning and Development
see Sports, Men’s Wrestling (1965, 1970-1971) RG-18/2
Writing Program
see also University Writing Program RG-7/11
Writing Program, ad hoc Committee for (Faculty Senate, 1982- )
see Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) (1970- ) RG-25/W2
see Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA) RG-45/4
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station) (1998)
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station) (1986)

Connecticut River Watershed Survey Reports, 1949-1950

1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 067

The US Department of Agriculture was already actively engaged in water control and management issues prior to the enactment of the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1944. Pursuant to the 1936 Act, and the extensive flooding of 1936 and 1938, the USDA conducted an extensive survey of the Connecticut River Watershed.

Issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1950 in compliance with the Flood Control Act of 1936, these flood reports present the results of a survey and the outline of a program of land use and management developed to alleviate flood and sediment problems in Connecticut River Watershed. The collection includes both a preliminary draft (in typescript) and completed report and appendix of the survey, with the final reports marked “Confidential. For Departmental review only.”


  • Connecticut River
  • Flood control--Connecticut River
  • Groundwater flow--Connecticut River Watershed
  • Runoff--Connecticut River Watershed

Construyamos Juntos Collection, 1986

1 box (1.5 linear feet)
Call no.: PH 052
Parrot in Nicaragua
Parrot in Nicaragua

In May 1985, a group of activists in Western Massachusetts opposed to the interventionist U.S. foreign policy of the Reagan era formed a construction brigade to assist with basic human needs and express solidarity with the people of Central America. Modeled on the Venceremos Brigade, Construyamos Juntos, Building Peace of Nicaragua, raised over $20,000 for construction supplies in addition to funds for individual travel. Between January and March 1986, the 17 activists joined a smaller brigade from West Virginia in constructing the Carlos Armin Gonzales elementary school in San Pedro de Lovago. During their first month in Nicaragua, they witnessed a Contra assault on the town that left one assailant dead and two residents of the town wounded.

This exhibit includes 55 mounted images and 99 35mm slides taken during the brigade’s time in Nicaragua, documenting the brigade’s construction work and providing a valuable visual record of life in Nicaragua during the Contra war. Used in public talks about Contruyamos Juntos, the collection includes exhibit labels that explain the purpose and activity of the brigade, the history of Nicaragua, and the Contra attack in January 1986.


  • Nicaragua--History--1979-1990

Types of material

  • Photographs

Michael Cornish Photograph Collection, ca.1975-2005

20 boxes (20.5 linear feet)
Call no.: PH 035

Michael Cornish first became interested in gravemarkers while writing a senior thesis at the Massachusetts College of Art, and since that time, he has prepared numerous exhibitions of his photographic work and conducted important research on colonial markers. Widely known for his work on the carver Joseph Barbur of West Medway, Mass., and a group of “tendril carvers” in southeastern Massachusetts, Cornish speaks frequently to historical societies around Massachusetts, delivering slide shows tailored to the particular area. An inventory photographer for the City of Boston’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative, he has also consulted for several towns regarding the preservation and rehabilitation of their burying grounds. As a member of the AGS Board of Directors, Cornish has worked in various capacities and played an active role in organizing and participating in the annual conventions, programs, exhibits, and tours.

The Cornish Collection includes many thousands of photographs and direct rubbings of early New England gravestones, primarily in Massachusetts and Connecticut, focusing on their beauty and artistic merit. Originally inspired by the work of Harriette Merrifield Forbes, and encouraged by Dan and Jessie Farber, Cornish photographed in a variety of formats, including Kodachrome transparencies, black-and-white negatives, and black-and-white prints. The collection also includes research notes relating to his work on Barbur and other stonecarvers.


  • Gravestones--Connecticut
  • Gravestones--Massachusetts
  • Stone carving--Connecticut
  • Stone carving--Massachusetts


  • Association for Gravestone Studies
  • Cornish, Michael

Types of material

  • Photographs

Council for Fair School Finance Records, 1977-2005

8 boxes (12 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 784

The Council for Fair School Finance began its fight in 1978 when it filed a lawsuit (McDuffy v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Education) to require Massachusetts to meet its constitutional obligation to provide a quality education for all schoolchildren. The suit was quickly suspended due to recently enacted school reform legislation. Within five years, the Council took up the suit once more, and again further reform legislation was enacted that prevented the suit from going to trial. Finally in 1993, the case was heard and decided in favor of the plaintiffs; three days later the governor signed the Education Reform Act of 1993. By the end of the decade, the promise of the McDuffy decision had not yet been fully realized and the Council filed a second suit (Hancock v. Commissioner of Education). In April 2004, Superior Judge Margot Botsford issued a report that found the state’s efforts to fix the problems identified in the previous case were insufficient and that the plaintiffs were entitled to remedial relief. The Supreme Judicial Court, however, did not uphold the recommendation and the motion for relief was denied.

The collection consists of administrative records, including documents created early in the Council’s history, minutes of Council meetings, media reports, research materials, and financial records.


  • Education--Finance--Massachusetts
  • Educational change--Massachusetts


  • Council for Fair School Finance

James Underwood Crockett Papers, 1944-1980

8 boxes (12 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 664

The horticulturist, Jim Crockett (1915-1979) earned wide acclaim as host of the popular television show, Crockett’s Victory Garden. A 1935 graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst, Crockett returned home to Massachusetts after a stint in the Navy during the Second World War and began work as a florist. A small publication begun for his customers, Flowery Talks, grew so quickly in popularity that Crockett sold his flower shop in 1950 to write full time. His first book, Window Sill Gardening (N.Y., 1958), was followed by seventeen more on gardening, ornamental plants, and horticulture, culminating with twelve volumes in the Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening. He was the recipient of numerous awards for garden writing and was director of the American Horticultural Society. In 1975, he was contacted about a new gardening show on PBS, Victory Garden, which he hosted until his death by cancer in 1979.

Documenting an important career in bringing horticulture to the general public, the Crockett Papers contain a mix of professional and personal correspondence and writing by Jim Crockett from throughout his career. The collection includes a particularly extensive set of letters from George B. Williams, Crockett’s father in law, and copies most of his publications.


  • Garderning
  • Horticulture


  • Crockett, James Underwood

Cummington School of the Arts Records, 1908-1993

30 boxes (45 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 891
Poster, ca.1925
Poster, ca.1925

In 1923, Katherine Frazier established the Playhouse-in-the-Hills as a venue for theatrical performances in the small Berkshire County town of Cummington, Mass. Frazier’s vision, however, soon led her to expand the project into the Cummington School of the Arts (later the Cummington Community of the Arts), which she envisioned as “an environment congenial to creative activity.” Over its seventy years of operation, the School emphasized creative collaboration across the fine arts, offering not only performances, but summer residencies and six-week courses where writers, artists, performers, and musicians could study and practice under the guidance of visiting artists. Among its noted alumni were luminaries such as Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Diane Arbus, Marianne Moore, and Archibald Macleish, and the school was a starting point for Harry Duncan’s renowned Cummington Press. The increasing financial challenges facing not-for-profit organizations led a cessation of operations in about 1993.

The records of the Cummington School of the Arts offer a cross-sectional view of the School across its years of operation. In addition to a very small selection of personal material from Katherine Frazier, the collection includes valuable correspondence and ephemera relating to the school’s philosophy and founding, and nearly a third of the collection consists of records of students, often including their applications, comments on the work accomplished in Cummington, and occasionally, copies of work produced. The balance of the collection consists of many of the school’s publications, administrative materials (including curricula and planning documents), and financial and fundraising materials.

Artemas Cushman Account Book, 1822-1846

1 vol. (0.1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 073 bd

Born in Middleborough, Mass., in 1781, Artemas Cushman relocated to the central Vermont town of Braintree as a young man and spent decades as a carpenter and house joiner. He and his wife Phebe Spear raised a family of nine, one of whom (Artemas’ namesake) rose to local prominence as a officer in the state militia and representative in the state house and senate. Cushman died in Braintree in 1864.

Cushman’s small ledger is a fine record of the day-to-day work of an antebellum carpenter in rural Vermont. Part daybook and part account book, and often lacking in detail, Cushman’s entries document the work of a skilled artisan engaged in constructing or repairing houses, windmills, cider mills, bake houses, sheds, and barns, and at least one school. Occasionally, he applied his skills to smaller projects such as mending a wheel or making a wagon body or coffin, and less frequently he was compensated for manual labor (haying or planting). In a cash-poor economy, Cushman was typically repaid through an exchange of labor, or through commodities such as brandy, grain, or pork.


  • Braintree (Vt.)--Economic conditions--19th century
  • Carpenters--Vermont--Braintree

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Daybooks

Gabriele D'Annunzio Collection, 1919-1920

1 box (0.1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 763
Seal of the City of Fiume
Seal of the City of Fiume

An Italian poet, journalist, novelist, and dramatist, Gabriele D’Annunzio enjoyed a flamboyant career in international affairs after the First World War when he raised a small army and seized the port of Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia). Failing in his attempts to annex his territory to Italy, D’Annunzio reigned as Duce over the micro-state for over a year before being forced to relinquish control.

The fifteen imprints comprising this collection of scarce broadsides, all printed in the short-lived Free State of Fiume. During the brief period of his reign in Fiume, D’Annunzio issued propagandistic broadsides, proclamations, and leaflets almost daily, often distributing them by airplane drop over the city. Included is a rare first edition of D’Annunzio’s most famous piece from the Fiume period, Italia e vita.


  • Free State of Fiume--History--20th century
  • Italy--History--1914-1922
  • Rijeka (Croatia)--History--20th centur
  • World War, 1914-1918--Baltic State
  • World War, 1914-1918--Italy


  • D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-193
  • Druscovich, Marco
  • Zoll, Corrado

Types of material

  • Broadsides
  • Fliers (Printed material)
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