Paul A. Chadbourne Papers, 1865-1883.
1 box (1 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 003/1 C43
After distinguishing himself as a chemist on the faculty at Williams College and serving one term in the State Senate, Paul Chadbourne was called upon in 1866 to become the second president of Massachusetts Agricultural College. Although he pressed an ambitious agenda for building a College from scratch, ill health forced him to resign only a year later. He returned to MAC after holding faculty positions in Wisconsin and at Williams, filling a second stint as president from 1882 until his death in 1883. Though brief, he set an important precedent by creating a “scientific and literary” track of study to complement the “agricultural and scientific” one, and by pushing for the financial support of poor students.
The collection includes correspondence of and about Chadbourne, drafts of speeches and sermons, published writings, biographical and genealogical material, and reports from the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture (1865-1881).
- Agricultural education--Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
- Chadbourne, Paul A. (Paul Ansel),1823-1883
Stanley Charren Papers, 1973 (Bulk: 2000).
3 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 900
Called “the Howard Hughes of the wind business,” Stanley Charren played a crucial role in the development of the modern wind power industry. A native of Providence, R.I., and an engineering graduate of Brown University (BS 1945) and Harvard (MS 1946). After marrying Peggy Walzer in 1951, who later became famous as founder of Action for Children’s Television, Charren embarked on a career that merged a penchant for innovation with an entrepreneurial streak, working with Pratt and Whitney, Fairchild, and Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton before becoming CEO of Pandel-Bradford (later Compo). Although he successfully developed products such as the swim spa and carpet squares, Charren is best remembered for his role in commercializing wind power. Taking an interest in wind during the Nixon-era energy crisis, he and his partner Russell Wolfe founded US Windpower in 1974, working on the idea of linking arrays of intermediate-sized windmills into a single power plant tied to the grid. US Wind built the world’s first wind farm in 1978, consisting of 20 units at Crotched Mountain, N.H., and after relocating to northern California in 1980 and changing name to Kenetech in 1988, the company emerged as the largest wind energy firm in the world. However the collapse of oil prices in the 1980s and federal regulatory hostility to alternative energy seriously impinged upon the company’s growth, ultimately contributing to its bankruptcy in May 1996. Charren retired from Kenetech in 1995.
The Charren Papers include scattered but valuable materials on the founding and operations of US Windpower and Kenetech, including early business plans, correspondence, technical reports, and informational brochures, along with materials documenting some of the legal challenges they faced in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also contains ephemera relating to some of Charren’s work outside of the windpower industry.
- U.S. Windpower
- Windpower industry
David G. Chase Collection, ca.1975-1987.
3 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 809
An electron microscopist affiliated with the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital, David Chase (1935-1986) was known for his skill in fixation, staining, and sectioning and for the exceptional quality of his micrographs. During his career, Chase applied his skills to produce thousands of images of the structure, ultrastructure, and morphology of prokaryotes, ranging from filamented, segmented bacteria to the flagellate Giardia, and gram-negative bacteria. In collaboration with Lynn Margulis of the UMass Amherst Department of Biology, Chase worked on a series of papers on the symbiotic flagellated protozoan communities in the hindguts of four species of California termites.
The Chase collection consists of over 1,800 TEM photos and their negatives, 134 polaroid prints, and about half a linear foot of loose notes and a register.
- Margulis, Lynn, 1938-2011
Types of material
- Laboratory notes
- Transmission electron micrographs
Walter W. Chenoweth Papers, 1918-1941.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 046
Walter W. Chenoweth, the founder of the Horticultural Manufactures Department in 1918, the predecessor to the Food Science Department, was a key figure in the development of research and education in modern food science. Hired as a pomologist at Mass. Agricultural College in 1912, Chenoweth had no background in food science, but encouraged by Frank A. Waugh and supported by Frederick Sears, he developed a course of study from scratch, learning and standardizing many of techniques himself while teaching. His curriculum and the processes he and his students developed for preserving food contributed to easing the food shortages brought on by World War I. Under the aegis of the new department, Chenoweth initiated a program in community food preservation, instructing students and members of the public in canning and other techniques. In 1929-1930, he loaned his services to the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland, setting up canneries and teaching the methods of food preservation to would-be colonizers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Faced with a dearth of solid literature in the field, he published a textbook, Food Preservation (1930), which was a standard text for many years. The University named the Food Science building in Chenoweth’s honor after it was built in 1965. Chenoweth retired in 1941 and died four years later at the age of 75. .
The Walter Chenoweth Papers includes many of Chenoweth’s published works on canning and food preservation including his 1930 text, Food Preservation, as well as a typescript text called How to Preserve Food, eventually published by Houghton Mifflin in 1945. Also in the collection are clippings and memorabilia from Chenoweth’s trips to Newfoundland while working at the Grenfell Mission and a set of glass lantern slides.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
- University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Food Science
- Chenoweth, Walter W. (Walter Winfred), 1872-
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Clamshell Sun Quilt Collection, 1978.
1 box (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 916
Winifred Sayer and the Sun Quilt, 1978
To raise funds for the restoration/occupation of the nuclear power plant at Seabrook, N.H., and to support the young Clamshell Alliance, antinuclear activists raffled off a hand-made quilt, a bicycle, totebag, and t-shirts at the 1978 Towards Tomorrow Fair at UMass Amherst. Designed by Carrie Dickerson in a multi-color sun pattern and sewn by the Oklahoma Citizens for Safe Energy, the patchwork quilt (74 x 82″) was won by Winifred D. Sayer, who also took home a totebag.
This small collections the Clamshell Sun Quilt, photographs of Dickerson with the quilt, of Sayer with the quilt (by Lionel Delevingne) and Sayer with her prize, a piece of ephemera announcing the raffle, and a copy of the Clamshell Alliance songbook, Songs to Stop Seabrook (1978).
- Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
- Antinuclear movement--Oklahoma
- Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)
- Toward Tomorrow Fair
- Delevingne, Lionel
- Dickerson, Carrie
Types of material
Charles Wellington Clapp Papers, 1882-1886.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 050 C53
Born on Jan. 4, 1863, and raised in Montague, Mass., Charles Wellington Clapp entered Massachusetts Agricultural College as a freshman during the fall 1882. Shouldering the standard coursework in agriculture and engineering, Clapp graduated with the class of 1886 and went on to a career as a civil engineer in Greenfield, Mass.
Written by Clapp to his sister Mary during his undergraduate years at MAC, the 31 letters in this collection provide a lighthearted and engaging glimpse into the academic work and extra-curricular activities of a typical early student at Mass Aggie. Noteworthy among these letters are early references to football being played at the college and an effective hand-drawn map of campus, both from 1882.
- Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
- Clapp, Charles Wellington
Types of material
- Letters (Correspondence)
Class Action Records, 2004-2010.
13 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 687
Since incorporating as a non-profit in 2004, Class Action has been dedicated to exploring issues surrounding class and identifying means of dismantling classism. Founded by Felice Yeskel (an activist and founder of the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst) and Jennifer Ladd, Class Action offers training, workshops, and organizational consulting to raise awareness of the impact of class barriers and class privilege on the lives of individuals and communities and of the intersections between race and class. Their goals include making class a diversity issue and promoting a broader vision of economic and social justice that will create lasting systemic change.
The records of Class Action include administrative files for the organization along with a range of materials used in training sessions and workshops.
- Social classes
- Ladd, Jennifer
- Yeskel, Felice
Types of material
Marie Sally Cleary Papers, 1980-2000.
3 boxes (4 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 606
Receiving her Ed.D in Foundations in Education from UMass Amherst in 1982, Marie Sally Cleary has been a member of the Associates Program for independent scholars based at the Five Colleges since 1983. In her book Myths for the Millions: Thomas Bulfinch, His America, and His Mythology published in 2007, Cleary provides an in-depth study of the man behind the landmark work, The Age of Fable, which has been responsible for introducing many Americans to classical mythology since its original publication in 1855.
The collection consists of drafts and subject files related to the research and writing of Cleary’s book.
- Bulfinch, Thomas, 1796-1867
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- see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
- Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni)
- see also Health Services–Obituaries (Student) RG-30/15
- Occasional Papers Series (International Area Studies)
- see Asian Studies Program and Committee RG-25/A8/00
- Latin American Studies Program and Committee RG-25/L4/00
- Near Eastern Studies Program and Committee RG-25/N4/00
- Soviet & East European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/S75/00
- Western European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/W3/00
- Occupational Education, Center for (School of Education)
- Ocean Engineering Program
- see Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) RG-45/18
- see Office of Computing & Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
- Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
- Office for Cooperative Education
- see Cooperative Education, Office for RG-11/31/1
- Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)
- Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)
- see also V.C. for A. and F. RG-35/1 (records held in RG-4/2-3)
- Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3.
- Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- )
- Office of Economic Development (OED)
- see also Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
- Office of Grant and Contract Administration
- Office of Human Relations
- see Human Relations, Office of RG-4/6
- Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- )
- see also Office of Economic Development (OED) RG-4/15
- Office of Information Technologies (OIT)
- see Office of Computing and Information Systems (OCIS) (1988- ) RG-6/5/1
- Office of Internships
- see Internships, Office of (University Internship Program) RG-11/6
- Office of Institutional Research (OIR)
- see also Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4.
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)
- see also Executive V.C. and Provost RG-6/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
- Associate V.C. for Academic Affairs RG-30/1 (records held in RG-4/3/4)
- Office of Institutional Studies (OIS) (1960-1969)
- Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)
- see also Budget Office RG-35/20
- Budget Documents RG-4/2
- Office of Institution Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
- Office of Public Information (OPI)
- see also Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
- Office of Residential Resource Management (1976- )
- see also Residential Academic Programs RG-35/14
- Housing Administration RG-32/12
- Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM)
- see also Residential Recycling Program RG- 45/40/R6
- Office of Space Management (OSM)
- Office of Teaching Evaluation and Improvement
- see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for (1973) RG-6/18
- Office of the Learning Disabilities Coordinator
- see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) (1987) RG-11/8
- Office to Coordinate Energy Research and Education
- Official University Committees (Faculty and Staff)
- Official University Faculty/Staff Committees, Other
- Officials of the University (Photographs)
- see Office of Institutional Research (OIP) RG-4/3/5
- Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
- OIT (Office of Information Technologies)
- see Office of Computing and Information Systems RG-6/5/1
- Older Students
- see Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS) RG-45/40/C4
- Olericulture Department
- see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
- Olmsted Drive (Physical Plant) (1939)
- Omega Psi Phi (1985- )
- Ombuds Office (1969- )
- see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968- ) RG-40/2/A3
- Ombudsman Selection Committee (1975-1976) RG-40/2/O4
- Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team (1993- ) RG-4/8/1
- Ombudsman Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968-1979)
- see also Ombuds Office (1969- ) RG-4/8
- Ombudsman Selection (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
- see also Ombudsman (Faculty Senate, 1968-1974) RG-40/2/A3
- Omicron Delta Epsilon
- Omicron Nu (Honor Society)
- On Campus Alumni Group (1986-1989)
- On the Other Hand
- see Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A2
- 125th Anniversary
- see Anniversary, 125th (1988) RG-1/8
- see also University History Project (125th Anniversary, 1987-1988) RG-1/208
- 125th Anniversary Slide Show, UMass (1988)
- see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
- see Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
- Operations Council
- Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes)
- Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild
- see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
- Music (Photographs) RG-140/2
- Operetta Guild (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/3
- Oral History (1974-1982)
- see also Oral Histories (selected) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project)
- History Department RG-25/H5
- Oratory, Student
- see Speaking Contests, Student Oratory RG-25/C7.3
- Orchard Hill (Residential Buildings)
- Orchestra (Music and Dance Department)
- Organization Charts (Issued by President’s Office)
- Organization Charts of the University
- see Bibliography, Organization Charts RG-1/00/1
- see also Operating Budget Summary, 1974-1975, etc. RG-3/4/2
- OBIS- Facts & Figures 1967, Factbook-1977 RG-4/2
- Standard Practice Instruction, 1954, p.2 RG-3/4/1
- Proposed Spring 1970, Mass. Gazette, 5/8/1970, P.B. RG-4/1
- Business Manager, 9/1/1967- RG-35/3
- Annual Reports, bound vols. 1972-73-75-76 RG-1/00/2
- Organizational charts issued by President’s Office RG-3/00/1
- Organization of the Research Mission, ad hoc Committee (1998- )
- Organizational and Community Development, Center for (COCD)
- see Center for Organizational and Community Development (COCD) RG-13/4/3/3
- see also Citizen Involvement Training Project (CITP) RG-7/9
- Organizations Not Appointed by an Official Unit of the University, Faculty and Staff Committees
- see Faculty and Staff Committees and Organizations not appointed by an official unit of the University RG-40/3
- Organizations, Student (Photographs)
- see Student Organizations (Photographs) RG-140
- see Office of Space Management RG-4/14
- see Office of Solid Waste Management (OSWM) RG-36/10
- Other Voice, The (1980-1984)
- Out Front (Student Publication) (1975-1977)
- Outing Club (1940- )
- Outreach (1986-1988)
- Outreach Mobile Unit
- Outreach Programs, Center for (1972-1981)
- Outreach, University, Vice Provost for
- see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach RG-16/1
- Outreach, Vice Chancellor for University
- see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- ) RG-16/1
- Overseas Programs & Exchanges, Committee on
- see Committee on Overseas Programs & Exchanges (COPE) RG-40/2/C5
- Oversize Materials
- RG-177 thru RG-184
- Oversize Photos
- Oxford, UMass Summer School at
- see English Department–Oxford, UMass Summer School at RG-25/E3/3
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Cow display, MAC, ca.1930
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