Sam Bishop Bronx-Lebanon (N.Y.) Incinerator Collection, 1982-1997.
4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 703
A new medical waste incinerator for New York city hospitals became the focal point of drawn-out controversy in the 1990s. After proposals to place the facility in Rockland County and downtown Manhattan were scotched, a site in the South Bronx was selected. Even before it opened in 1991, the Bronx-Lebanon incinerator touched off fierce opposition. Built to dispose of up to 48 tons per day of medical waste gathered from fifteen regional hospitals, the incinerator was located in a poor and densely populated area, and worse, raising charges of environmental racism. Making matters worse, during its years of operation, it was cited for hundreds of violations of state pollution standards. A coalition of grassroots organizations led an effective campaign to close the facility, and in June 1997 the plant’s owner, Browning Ferris Industries agreed. In an agreement with the state two years later, BFI agreed to disable the plant and remove the emission stacks.
Gathered by an environmental activist and consultant from New York city, Sam Bishop, this collection documents the turbulent history of public opposition to the Bronx-Lebanon medical waste incinerator. In addition to informational materials on medical waste incineration, the collection includes reports and legal filings relative to the facility, some materials on the campaign to close it, and a small quantity of correspondence and notes from activists.
- Bronx (New York, N.Y.)--History
- Incinerators--Environmental aspects
- Medical wastes--Incineration
Types of material
Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979.
169 boxes (84.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 411
Educator, sociologist, scholar, and author. Includes personal and professional correspondence; administrative and teaching records; research data; manuscripts of published and unpublished speeches, articles and books; photographs; and Bond family papers, especially those of Horace Bond’s father, James Bond. Fully represented are Bond’s two major interests: black education, especially its history and sociological aspects, and Africa, particularly as related to educational and political conditions.
Correspondents include many notable African American educators, Africanists, activists, authors and others, such as Albert C. Barnes, Claude A. Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Arna Bontemps, Ralph Bunche, Rufus Clement, J.G. St. Clair Drake, W.E.B. Du Bois, Edwin Embree, John Hope Franklin, E. Franklin Frazier, W.C. Handy, Thurgood Marshall, Benjamin E. Mays, Pauli Murray, Kwame Nkrumah, Robert Ezra Park, A. Phillip Randolph, Lawrence P. Reddick, A.A. Schomburg, George Shepperson, Carter G. Woodson and Monroe Work.
- Africa--Description and travel
- African American educators
- African Americans--Education--History--20th century
- American Society of African Culture
- Atlanta University
- Dillard University
- Fort Valley State College
- International African American Corporation
- Julius Rosenwald Fund
- Lincoln University
- Race relations--United States
- Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951
- Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972
- Bond, James, 1863-1929
- Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
- Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972
Types of material
Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.
(4.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 161
A prosperous family of merchants and landowners, the Brinleys were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts — the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them — the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following.
The Brinley collection includes business letters, legal and business records, wills, a fragment of a diary, documents relating to slaves, newspaper clippings, and a small number of paintings and artifacts. A descendent, Nancy Brinley, contributed a quantity of genealogical research notes and photocopies of Brinley family documents from other repositories. Of particular note in the collection is a fine nineteenth century copy of a John Smibert portrait of Deborah Brinley (1719), an elegant silver tray passed through the generations, and is a 1713 list of the library of Francis Brinley, which offers a foreshadowing of the remarkable book collection put together in the later nineteenth century by his descendant George Brinley.
- American loyalists--Massachusetts
- Book collectors--United States--History--19th century
- Brinley family
- Brinley, George, 1817-1875--Library
- Businessmen--Rhode Island--History
- Craddock family
- Landowners--Rhode Island--History
- Libraries--Rhode Island--18th century
- Massachusetts--Economic conditions--18th century
- Massachusetts--Politics and government--19th century
- Rhode Island--Economic conditions--18th century
- Rhode Island--Genealogy
- Rhode Island--Politics and government--19th century
- Slavery--United States--History
- Tyng family
- United Empire Loyalists
Types of material
Eric J. Brock Collection, 1957-1995.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 693
A consulting architectural historian and urban planner based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Eric J. Brock was born in San Francisco, California, but with deep family roots in New York, New England, and the coastal Deep South. The author of sixteen books and several hundred popular and academic journal articles on Louisiana history, Brock is a member of the board and former president of the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society of Shreveport, a former board member of the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, a member of Save Our Cemeteries of New Orleans, of Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries, and a current or former member of multiple preservation and museum organizations. Brock has a deep interest in cemetery preservation and in the multi-faceted role of cemeteries as archives of architectural, historical, genealogical, and artistic importance and as benchmarks of cultural change and development.
With an emphasis on New Orleans and Shreveport, the Brock collection consists primarily of articles and newsclippings on Jewish and other Louisiana cemeteries.
- Jewish cemeteries--Louisiana
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
Lucius W. Carroll Ledger, 1841-1862.
1 vol. (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 245 bd
Businessman in several partnerships in south-central Worcestor county who owned a general store in Webster, Massachusetts. Includes lists of partners (such as John P. Stockwell of Stockwell and Carroll), yearly salaries and profits, accounts of what he sold and how he was paid, lists of individual customers and manufacturing companies, and labor accounts of workers. Also contains an alphabetical index to the ledger and several pages of notes receivable and notes payable.
- Barter--Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Dudley (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
- Dudley Woolen Manufacturing Company (Dudley, Mass.)
- General stores--Massachusetts
- Merchants--Massachusetts--Economic conditions--19th century
- Shopping--Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Slater, George
- Stockwell & Carroll
- Union Mills (Webster, Mass.)
- Uxbridge (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
- Webster (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
- Webster Woolen Mills (Webster, Mass.)
- Carroll & Crosby
- Carroll, Lucius W
Types of material
Cemetery Inscriptions Collection, 1902-2005.
4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 669
Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.
Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.
- Association for Gravestone Studies
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
Paul and Olive Colburn Collection, 1894-2001.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 860
Husband and wife Paul Francis and Olive (“Tommie” Fox) Colburn were active members of the Association for Gravestone Studies from the 1980s. Natives of Lowell, Mass., and long-time residents of Berwick, Me., the Colburns shared an interest in New England gravestones and marker symbolism, with Tommie enjoying a particular specialty in metal-based markers.
The Colburn collection represents a cross-section of the couple’s work documenting and lecturing about New England grave markers and marker symbolism as well as Victorian funerary practice. Of note are a small number of items reflecting Victorian mourning culture, including images of funeral wreaths and arrangements, three mourning handkerchiefs, and a funeral card.
- Gravestones--New Hampshire
- Gravestones--New York
- Gravestones--Rhode Island
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