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Established in western Massachusetts in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national research university and the flagship campus of the states five-campus University system. UMass, one of the founding members of the Five College Consortium established in 1965, offers reciprocal student access among the University and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. The University currently enrolls approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and offers 87 bachelor's degree programs, 6 associate's, 73 masters, and 51 doctoral programs in 10 schools and colleges.

The Archives of the University of Massachusetts Amherst document the institutional memory of the campus and serve as the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and cultural heritage of the University. As the collective memory of the university, the repository contains official records and items having historical value such as records of governance, policy, operation of administrative offices, departments, research, programs, and publications. Unpublished materials in the Archives include photographs, films, memorabilia, administrative records of major university offices, and the papers of presidents, trustees, administrative officers, and members of the faculty.

Access

Some administrative records have been restricted.

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English
Special Collections & University Archives
UMass Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275
413-545-2780
University of Massachusetts Amherst Records
1849-2007
7,500 lin. feet
Call no.: RG 1-199

Background on Creator:

The Massachusetts Agricultural College was established in 1863 under the original Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862. In 1867, four faculty members and four wooden buildings awaited the first entering class of 56 students who would study a curriculum combining modern farming, science, technical courses, and liberal arts. The first female student enrolled at the college in 1892, the same year the first graduate degrees were authorized. In order to reflect a broader curriculum, what was known as "Mass Aggie" became Massachusetts State College in 1931; "Mass State" became the University of Massachusetts in 1947.

After World War II, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst experienced rapid growth in its physical facilities, enrollment, and curriculum. A temporary campus opened at Fort Devens (1946-1949) to accommodate the influx of returning veterans. By the 1954-1955 academic year, the University had enrolled 4000 students. By 1964, undergraduate enrollment jumped to 10,500, as Baby Boomers came of age. The turbulent political environment also brought a sit-in to the newly constructed Whitmore Administration Building. By the end of the decade, the completion of Southwest Residential Complex, the Alumni Stadium and the establishment of many new academic departments gave UMass Amherst much of its modern stature.

By the 1970s continued growth gave rise to a shuttle bus service on campus as well as several important architectural additions: the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, with a hotel, office space, restaurant, campus store, and passageway to a multi-level parking garage; the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, named tallest library in the world upon its completion in 1973; and the Fine Arts Center, with performance space for world-class music, dance and theater.

The University's second campus was opened in Boston in 1965, and expanded into the Harbor campus in 1974. A third campus, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester, was founded in 1962, and enrolled its first class in 1970. The same year, the President's Office was moved from Amherst to separate offices in Boston, and the Office of Chancellor was established as the chief executive position at each campus.

In 1991, Governor William F. Weld signed legislation creating a new five campus University of Massachusetts with a single president and a board of trustees. This legislation consolidated five public university campuses (the three UMass campuses, the University of Lowell, and Southeastern Massachusetts University) into a single university system with an autonomous governing board. The Board of Higher Education is the governing body of the University system.

The 1980s and 1990s saw the emergence of UMass Amherst as a major research facility with the construction of the Lederle Graduate Research Center and the Conte National Polymer Research Center. Other programs excelled as well. In 1996 UMass Basketball became Atlantic 10 Conference champs and went to the NCAA Final Four. Before the millennium, both the William D. Mullins Center, a multi-purpose sports and convocation facility, and the Paul Robsham Visitors Center bustled with activity, welcoming thousands of visitors to the campus each year.

UMass Amherst entered the 21st century as the flagship campus of the states five-campus University system, and with an enrollment of nearly 24,000 students and over 200,000 living alumni around the world. The University is also one of the founding members of the original Four College Cooperation (1956) and of the Five College Cooperative program established in 1965, offering reciprocal student access among the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.

Contents of Collection

The Archives of the University of Massachusetts Amherst document the institutional memory of the campus and serve as the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and cultural heritage of the University. As the collective memory of the university, the repository contains official records and items having historical value such as records of governance, policy, operation of administrative offices, departments, research, programs, and publications. Unpublished materials in the Archives include photographs, films, memorabilia, and administrative records of university offices.

In addition to documenting the official actions, events and activities of the University, the University Archives collects faculty, student and organizational papers. These materials significantly augment the official documentation of the University to provide information on student and faculty interests, activities and involvement with the University both on and off campus, and offer insights into the culture of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Materials in the Archives range from documentation of the original Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 which established the Massachusetts Agricultural College to recent editions of the student newspaper, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and The Index (yearbook). The records of student housing and registered student organizations offer a glimpse into student activities, while University publications document University life, developments, and events.

Collection inventory
University as a Whole
1849-2007
82.75 lin. feet
RG 1
Biographical note:

The Massachusetts Agricultural College was established in 1863 under the original Morrill Land Grant act of 1862. Four faculty members and four wooden buildings awaited the first entering class of 56 students in 1867. The first graduate degrees were authorized in 1892. What was known as "Mass Aggie" became Massachusetts State College in 1931, and the University of Massachusetts in 1947.

After World War II, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst experienced rapid growth in its physical facilities, enrollment, and programs. A temporary campus opened at Fort Devens (1946-1949) to accommodate the influx of returning veterans. The University's second campus was opened in Boston in 1965, and expanded into the Harbor campus in 1974. A third campus, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester, was founded in 1962, and enrolled its first class in 1970. The same year, the President's Office was moved from Amherst to separate offices in Boston, and the Office of Chancellor was established as the chief executive position at each campus.

In 1991, Governor William F. Weld signed legislation creating a new five campus University of Massachusetts with a single president and a board of trustees. This legislation consolidated five public university campuses (the three UMass campuses, the University of Lowell, and Southeastern Massachusetts University) into a single university system with an autonomous governing board. The Board of Higher Education is the governing body of the University system.

The University is one of the founding members of the original Four College Cooperation (1956) and of the Five College Cooperative program established in 1965, offering reciprocal student access among the University and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges.

Scope and content:

This collection of materials consists of official University records and unofficial historical files. The wide range of documentation in this record group includes annual reports, special reports, minutes, directories, catalogs, newsclippings, press releases, and memorabilia.

Arrangement

University as a Whole is arranged into four major subject groups:

  • Official Publications
  • Founding and Legislation
  • Official Ceremonies
  • University Historical Collection

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Bibliography, Organization Charts


1
Annual Reports
1863-1989

2
Special Reports
1917-2007

3
Catalogs (Bulletin Series); General Information Bulletins
1898-1978

4
Directories, Mugbooks, Catalogs of Graduates, and All-University Lists of Students
1862-2007

5
Founding Committees
1860-2007

1
Charters and Legislation
1858-2007

2

Includes documentation of the Morrill Land Grant as well as federal and state charters and legislation.

University Governing Body
1966-2007

3

1966 - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

1980 - Board of Regents

1991 - Higher Education Coordination Council

1996 - Board of Higher Education

University Symbols
1870-2007

6
Commencement


7
Press Information
1871-2007

1
Honorary Degrees
1927-2007

2
Addresses
1871-2007

3
Marshals
1982-1985

4
Anniversaries and Special Events
1868-2007

8
Convocations
1934-2007

9
Assemblies
1946,1991

10
Awards, Prizes
1907-2007

11
Invited Lecturers (not sponsored by Distinguished Visitors Program or other unit)
1911-2007

12
University Historical Collection
1850-2007

13
Published Histories


202
History of the University


1
University Historical Materials


2
Ephemera


203
Student Life


204
Tuition and Fees


205
Degrees, Courses, and Curriculum


206
Oral Histories


207
University History Project


208
Trustees
1864-2007
84.25 lin. feet
RG 2
Biographical note:

Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew incorporated the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Agricultural College on April 29, 1863. The first board of fourteen trustees was charged with the task of creating a new agricultural college. The following year, members of the Board were established as overseers for the college, and Charles L. Flint, secretary, became college secretary as well. The Board of Trustees (including student trustees), governs the University, and meets regularly to act on University-wide matters of policy, mission, finance, and campus maintenance. Governance responsibilities in some areas (e.g., tuition, academic program review and approval) are shared with the statewide Board of Higher Education. The Board of Trustees maintains a Chair and six standing committees: Executive, Administration and Finance, Academic and Student Affairs, Athletics, Audit, and External Affairs. The President and the Five College Chancellors administer board policy

Scope and content:

The bulk of the Board of Trustees records consists of meeting minutes (1906-2007) and Trustee Documents (1963-2007). Trustee Meeting Minutes (1863-1981) and Trustee Documents (1963-1981) are also available on microfiche. Comprehensive lists of all trustees serving the college and university since 1863 can also be found in this record group. Some of the individual trustees have extensive files, which contain correspondence, publications, and news clippings. Additional materials can be found in Trustees Photographs. Of note are the records of the significant undertaking by the Trustees' "Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts" (1988-1989), which resulted in the state's five public university campuses being consolidated under a single President and Board of Trustees.

Arrangement:

The Board of Trustees records are organized into series and sub-series. Series include:

  • Publications, Minutes
  • Board Reports, Documents
  • University Medal for Outstanding Service
  • Individual Trustees
  • Trustee Work Folders
  • Trustees' Council
  • Trustees' Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
  • Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts
Publications (except as noted below)
1863-2007

00
University Medal for Outstanding Service
1973

99
Minutes
1893-2007

1
Board Reports
1972-1975

2
Documents
1963-2007

2
Tenure Appointments/Recommendations
1980-1993

1
Restrictions on access:

Access to the Tenure Appointments/Recommendations files is restricted.

Trustees, Individual (by date of appointment: biographies, publications, etc.)
1863-2007

3
Trustees Council
1972-1976

4
Trustees Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
1974-1975

5
Trustee Workfolders
1970-1980

6
Restrictions on access:

Access to the Trustee Workfolders is restricted.

Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts
1988-1989

7
Presidents Office
1814-2007
129.5 lin. feet
RG 3
Biographical note:

On November 29, 1864, the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Agricultural College created the Office of the President and elected Henry Flagg French as the first president of the newly created land grant institution. Permanent, acting, and interim presidents served until 1969, when the Board of Trustees created a separate central administration for the University, which was reorganized into a tripartite institution.

When the President's office was relocated from the Amherst campus to separate offices in Boston in 1970, the Office of Chancellor was established as the chief executive position at each of the five campuses. The responsibilities of the President and of the central administrative staff are summarized in the Governance Document of the University which was adopted in 1973. The president acts as the principal academic and executive officer of the University, presents policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees, keeps current a master plan of the University, prepares the annual budget, allocates the appropriated budget, appoints members of the faculty to tenure with the concurrence of the Board of Trustees, coordinates the work of all campuses of the University and promotes the general welfare of the University as a whole.

Scope and content:

The President's Office records consist of the papers of individual presidents (1864-2007) and their Presidential Reports (1948-1984). Other major series include: Secretary of the University, specifically the papers of Secretary Robert J. McCartney (1957-1974), whose tenure spanned over two decades; Treasurer's Office (1864-2007), which contains the campus financial records; and records of the Donahue Institute for Governmental Services (1970-2007).

Restrictions on access:

Access is restricted on some files of recent Presidents.

Publications (except as noted below)
1948-2007

00
Organizational charts issued by President's Office
1967-2007

1
Individual Presidents
1864-2007

1

Individual presidents are arranged by date of inauguration.

Henry Flagg French
1864-1866

Paul Ansel Chadbourne
1866-1867

William Smith Clark
1867-1879

Levi Stockbridge (acting)
1876

Charles L. Flint
1879-1880

Levi Stockbridge
1880-1882

Paul Ansel Chadbourne
1882-1883

Henry Hill Goodell (acting)
1883

James C. Greenough
1883-1886

Henry Hill Goodell
1886-1905

William Penn Brooks (acting)
1905-1906

Kenyon L. Butterfield
1906-1924

Edward M. Lewis (acting)
1912

Edward M. Lewis (acting)
1924-1926

Edward M. Lewis
1926-1927

Roscoe W. Thatcher
1927-1932

Hugh P. Baker
1932-1946

Ralph A. Van Meter (acting)
1947-1948

Ralph A. Van Meter
1948-1954

Jean Paul Mather
1954-1960

John William Lederle
1960-1970

Robert C. Wood
1970-1977

Franklin Patterson (acting)
1978

David C. Knapp
1978-1990

Joseph D. Duffey
1990-1991

E.K. Fretwell Jr. (interim)
1991-1992

Michael. Hooker
1992-1995

Sherry Penney (interim)
1995-1996

William Bulger
1996-2003

Jack M. Wilson (interim)
2003-2004

Jack M. Wilson
2004-2007

Vice President for University Policy
1947

2
Secretary of the University
1932-1974 (bulk 1951-1974)

3
Treasurer's Office
1864-1948

4
Treasurer
1885-2007

1
Controller
1950s-2007

2
Financial Reports
1924-2007

3
Associate Treasurer
1969-1972

4
Director of Business Procedures and Project Planning
1952-1978

5
Assistant to the President for Liaison Services
1972-1975

5
Vice President for Academic Affairs
1973-1977

6
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
1974-1979

1
Vice President for Planning
1975-1977

7
Donahue Institute for Governmental Services (IGS)
1970-2007

8
Institute for Labor Affairs
1971-1974

9
Public Affairs
1864-2007

10
Vice President for Management and Business Affairs
1975-1981

11
Presidents Cabinet
1911-1947

12
Vice President For Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer
1991-2007

13
Vice President for University Relations


14

No records in archives.

Office of Human Resources


15

No records in archives.

Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs
1987-2007

16
Vice President for Management


17

No records in archives.

Assistant Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel
1979

1
Governmental Affairs


18

No records in archives.

Labor Relations


19

No records in archives.

Public Information Office


20

No records in archives.

Inter-Campus Committees (2-campus and 3-campus)
1971-1981

100
Inter-Campus Committees (5-Campus)
1991-2007

105
Chancellor, Amherst Campus
1885-2007
365.75 lin. feet
RG 4
Biographical note:

The position of Chancellor, Amherst Campus, was created in 1970 when the office of the University President moved to Boston; the first person to serve as Chancellor was Oswald Tippo in 1970.

The Chancellor is the chief administrative officer of the campus and is responsible for carrying out policies and procedures as established by the Board of Trustees and the University President. The Chancellor also coordinates the major administrative units of the campus, each supervised by the Deputy Chancellor or Vice Chancellor. The Chancellor is responsible for campus strategic planning and, in particular, for proposing and reviewing activities that involve different administrative units, such as budget reallocations, enrollment management, facilities planning and some labor relations.

Externally, the Chancellor speaks for the campus to such audiences as trustees, state and federal legislators, alumni, state and local public officials, business and community leaders. In addition to the Deputy Chancellor and the Vice Chancellors, the Director of Athletics reports to the Chancellor, as does the Associate University Counsel, who advises the Chancellor and other members of the University community about legal issues.

Materials in the series Budget Documents (1908-2007) including news clippings (1885-2007) were first maintained in 1908 by Ralph J. Watts, the College's first full-time Secretary to the President. Robert Hawley, his successor, became the College's Treasurer in 1940. When the President's Office moved to Boston, the early budget files became part of the Chancellor's record. In 1969 the Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies was created and it assumed budget responsibilities.

Scope and content:

The Chancellor's materials consist primarily of the administrative records of individual Chancellors; additional series document activities of the Chancellor's Office. Since 1983, various Chancellors have issued The Chancellor's Report, an annual report of the Amherst Campus. Included in the report is the state of the campus and special topics such as student needs, the future of the University, relationships with the Commonwealth, and budget issues.

The Institutional Studies series is a collection of facts and reports, which have been compiled since 1960, including information on campus enrollment, degrees, programs, budget, and other institutional issues. The Chancellor's Lecture Series (1974-2007) documents this on-campus lecture program and its participants; VHS tapes are available for most of these lectures.

The records of the Chancellor's Office are organized into three major series (Individual Chancellors, Budget Documents and Institutional Studies) and a number of smaller series. Individual Chancellors has two major accretions: 1970-1982 and 1979-1984. These early records of the Chancellor's Office are arranged by subject heading and then alphabetically within each grouping.

Restrictions on access:

This collection is stored off-site; advance notice is required for retrieval.

Publications (except as noted below)
1978-1987

00
Individual Chancellors
1970-2007

1
Budget Documents
1908-2007

2

Early presidential budget papers, 1908-1945

News clippings, 1885-2007

Institutional Studies


3
Office of Institutional Studies (OIS)
1960-1969

1
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)


2

1969 - Budgeting and Institutional Research

1974 - Budgeting, Institutional Research and Planning

1977 - Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS)

1980 - OBIS changed to Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)

Office of Planning and Budget (OPB)


3

1980 - Planning and Budgeting

1982 - Planning/Institutional Research (subsumed as an Administrative task in the Chancellor's and Provost's offices)

1982 - Budget Office (Organized under Vice Chancelor for Administration and Finance)

1983 - Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)

Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP)


4

1983 - Institutional Research and Planning

1983 - Administered by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

1985 - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs assumed direct responsibility

Office of Institutional Research (OIR)


5

ca.1991 - Planning segment dropped from OIRP.

Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA)


6

1993 - OAPA Picks up planning segment of OIRP.

Office of Grant and Contract Administration
1965-2007

4
Assistant to the Chancellor
1971-1983

5
Office of Human Relations
1982-2007

6
Affirmative Action Office/Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office
1982-2007

7
Ombuds Office
1980-2007

8
Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team
1993

1
Chancellor's Working Group for Economic Development


9

No records in archives.

Quest Program
1985-2007

1
Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development
1987-2007

10
Amherst Campus Council
1992-2007

11
Chancellor's Lecture Series
1974-1986

12
Chancellor's Executive Committee (CEC)
1988-2007

13
Office of Space Management (OSM)/ Office of Campus Planning and Space Management
1996-2007

14
Office of Economic Development (OED)


15
Working Group on Economic Development


1
University Counsel


16
Counsel on Community Diversity and Social Justice
1997-2007

17
Deputy Chancellor


18
Public Affairs
1866-2007
73.75 lin. feet
RG 5
Biographical note:

The early years of publicity for Massachusetts Agricultural College focused primarily on agriculture and home economics. During the Massachusetts State College period, new public relations programs were proposed in an attempt to broaden coverage of the entire college. Robert McCartney served as the first UMass News Editor (1948-1953) and as Director of Publications and News (1953-1956). In 1961, the entire central Public Relations staff of the University of Massachusetts consisted of a news and publications editor; however, the College of Agriculture had its own staff of publicity professionals (director, news, radio, television and publications editors).

In 1961, President Jown W. Lederle authorized the position of Assistant News and Publications Editor based on the assumption that there would be need for more publications and greater publicity as the University prepared for its centennial year in 1963. Over the next five years, the University's public relations program grew as the University expanded at a rate of approximately 1500 students per year. The two members of the News and Publications office divided their functions into news and publications. The staff in the agricultural communications area was incorporated into the University's public relations area with subsequent personnel shifts. All of these units reported informally to the Secretary of the University. Robert McCartney (who had taken a position as Director of University Relations) at the University of Maryland) returned to UMass in 1964 as Secretary of the University of Massachusetts and Director of University Relations.

In a major reorganization in 1969, Joseph Marcus was made Vice Chancellor, with repsonsibilities for Public Relations, Alumni, Special Programs, and Continuing Education. Marcus left the position after one year and the concept of a vice chancellor to manage the public relations area was abandoned. After Oswald Tippo became chancellor in 1970, he named Daniel Melley as Director of Public Affairs, with responsibility for news, publications, the Photo Center, and managerial responsibility for WFCR radio.

In the fall of 1973, the Public Affairs Office completed a total reorganization, which separated the editorial and design/production duties within publications. In 1983 the position of Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development was created. This name changed in 1993 to Vice Chancellor for University Advancement to oversee public affairs, alumni relations and development.

Scope and content:

This record group consists of materials gathered from several offices whose purpose has been (and continues to be) production of broad, University-based publications and publicity; these are primarily represented by news clippings, press releases, brochures, guidebooks, newsletters, bulletins, weekly newspapers, semi-monthly feature publications, special publications and photographic negatives.

Also included in this group are the following publications: Chancellor's Monthly Press Briefings, Chancellor's Annual Review of NewsClips, Commonwealth Research Reports, Campus Guidebooks, University Newsletter, Weekly Bulletin, Executive Bulletin, University Bulletin, brochures, Contact, UMass, Science Journal, University Notebook, Tips, News Summary, and the Commonwealth Journal.

Arrangement

The most fully documented series of this record group are:

  • News Bureau (News Office) (1922-2007)
  • Campus Chronicle (1985-2007)
  • UMass Magazine (1903-2007)
  • Publications Office (1946-2007)
  • Photographic Services (1962-2004)
The Photo Center negative collection (1956-2004) is listed on a searchable database in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Publications (except as noted below)
1962-1991

00
Campus Guidebooks
1927-2007

1
University Newsletter
1968-1970

2
Weekly University Executive Bulletins
1912-1985

3
Brochures
1916-2007

4
Contact
1975-1989

5
University Bulletin
1973-1977

6
UMass 1983 and 1984
1983-1984

7
Newsclips
1984-1988

8
Massachusetts Gazette
1970

9
Campus Chronicle
1985-2007

10
Massachusetts
1990-1996

11
UMASS
1996-2007

12
Director of Public Affairs
1933-1980 (bulk 1933-1955)

1
Office of Public Information (OPI)/News Bureau
1922-2007

3
Science Journal
1979-1994

1
University Notebook
1980-1981

2
Tips
1987-1988

3
News Summary
1993-2007

4
Publications Office
1946-2007

4
Speakers Bureau
1935-2007

5
Radio, TV
1952-2007

6
Photo Center/Photographic and Motion Picture Services
1962-2007

7
Creative Services
1975-2007

8
Publicity about UMass
1866-2007

10
Academic Affairs
1864-2007
160.75 lin. feet
RG 6
Biographical note:

This record group includes the collected records of many of the University offices and programs primarily concerned with academic affairs. Initially academic affairs was the responsibility of early presidents. In 1906, the Board of Trustess created the office of Dean of the College. As Dean of the entire college, the Dean was responsible for student attendance, scholarship standing, enforcement of faculty rules, and discipline.

In 1953 the office of Provost was created to provide leadership in all areas of academic activity. In 1970 the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost became the chief academic officer of the campus responsible for advising the Chancellor regarding the whole of the University's academic program.

Scope and content:

The bulk of the records consist of the files of individual Deans of the College, Provosts and Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, as well as the University Year for Action (1971-1976). Also included are the records of interim and special appointees that report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Provost, and the special programs, committees, institutes, and centers that were intitiated by or developed from those offices.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Notes from Academic Affairs
1981-1982

N6
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
1893-2007

1

Arranged individually by date.

Assistant to the Provost
1974-1975

1
Dean's Council/Provost's Administrative Council/Academic Deans Meetings
1955-1977

2
Campus Management Council
1984-1989

2.5
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
1988

3
Center for Teaching
1989-2007

1
Associate Provost for Special Programs
1968-1982

4
University Year for Action (UYA)
1971-1976

4
Global Program
1973-1977

5
Rhetoric Program
1972-1982

6
Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP)
1974-2007

6.5
Legal Studies
1965-1981

7
Center for Outreach Programs
1972-1981

8
International Programs; including Peace Corps
1967-2007

9
Foreign Students Advisor/Office
1955-2007

2
International Area Studies
1971-2007

10
Honors Program
1956-2007

11
Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black and other Minority Students (CCEBMS)
1967-2007

12
Spanish CCEBS
1972-1973

2
Upward Bound
1966-1993

13
Future Scholars of America (FSA)
1993-2007

13.5
The Environmental Institute (TEI)
1970-2007

14
Center for Community Renewal
1976-1978

1
University Center for Economic Development
1977-2007

2
National Park Service Cooperative Research Unit
1975-1981

3
Environmental Behavior Research Center
1977-1981

4
Cooperative Marine Education Research (CMER)
1989

5
Archaeological Services
1992

6
Communication Skills Center
1973-2007

15
Associate Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information
1975-2007

5
Office of Information Technologies (OIT)
1988-2007

1
Interim Vice Provost for University Outreach
1997-2007

6

No records in archives.

Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC)
1997-2007

7
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
1972-2007

10
Director of Academic Budget (no records in Archives)


11
Learning Resources Center
1994-2007

12
Associate Provost for Women and Minority Groups
1968-1981

13
Associate Provost for Professional Schools
1971-1976

14
Campus Planning


15
Early Campus Planning
1864-1933

1
Alumni Advisory Committee on Campus Development
1945-1946

2
Campus Planning Council
1934-1965

3
Planning Office
1965-2007

4
Energy Conservation Committee
1974

5
Schedule Office
1867-2007

16
Summer School, Short Courses
1907-1977

17
Center for Instructional Resources and Improvement (CIRI)
1964-1978

18
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities
1981-2007

19
Learning Disabilities Coordinator's Office (LDCO)
1986-2007

20
Teaching Development Program
1987-2007

21
Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS)
1998-2007

22

Formerly the Audio-Visual Department

Continuing Education
1970-2007
36 lin. feet
RG 7
Biographical note:

The Division of Continuing Education was established in 1970 as the de facto academic outreach program for the University. Its goal was to improve access to the academic resources of the University for part-time students. Shortly after its inception, this included the development of a specialized admissions process approved by the Faculty Senate and an integrated counseling, advising, registration and records operation geared to the needs of part-time students.

The Division of Continuing Education continues to provide specialized services and programming for part-time students including Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) and Arts Extention, which acts as a catalyst to stimulate interaction between the fine arts resources of the University and the people in the Commonwealth.

Scope and content:

The bulk of the Continuing Education records is contained in three major series:

  • Division of Continuing Education, 1970-2007
  • Everywoman's Center (including the Women of Color Leadership Network), 1971-2007
  • University Conference Services, 1906-2007

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Administration of Continuing Education as a Whole


1
Everywoman's Center


2
Publications


00
Chomo Uri


C3
Everywoman's Center Newsletter


N3
Administration and Finance


1
Programs and Services


2
Educational Alternatives


1
Feminist Arts Program


2
Resource and Referral


3
Poor Women's Task Force


4
Third World Women's Programmer


5
Counseling Services


6
Career Counseling


7
Counselor/Advocates Against Rape and Sexual Violence


8
Women of Color Leadership Network


9
University Conference Services


3
Mental Retardation Project


4
Arts Extension Service


5
Northeast Metric Research Center


6
Legal Assistant Training Program


7
Women's Program Development


8
Citizen Involvement Training Project (CITP)


9
Energy Education Center


10
University Writing Program


11
Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)


12
Library
1876-2007
75 lin. feet
RG 8
Biographical note:

Massachusetts Agricultural College housed its first library in a room in the first South College building. When this building burned and the collection was destroyed in 1885, the faculty, students, and alumni donated their own books and journals to re-establish a collection which was then moved into the newly constructed combined chapel and library. In 1883 an Alumni Library Committee was established to raise funds for the construction of a Stone Chapel, which was built between 1884 and 1885. Now called Old Chapel, it was the first campus building designed for use as a library. Main library facilities have been housed in Old Chapel, Goodell Library (1935), and the University Library (called the "tower library") (1973), which was named the W.E.B. Du Bois Library in 1996. Other library facilities on campus included libraries for the biological sciences, physical sciences, and the Music Library. The Integrated Science and Engineering Library has combined the services of the biological and physical sciences and is housed in the Lederle Graduate Research Center.

Henry Hill Goodell was the first official Librarian (1885-1899). He was succeeded by:

  • Ella Frances Hall (1899-1908)
  • Charles R. Green (1908-1921)
  • Henry S. Green (1921-1924)
  • Basil Boise Wood (1924-1952)
  • Hugh Montgomery (1952-1966)
From 1966-1972 David Clay held the title Director of Libraries. Merle Boylan, Jr. held the title of University Librarian and Director from 1972-1973. The title Director of Libraries was established in 1973, and has been held by Richard Talbot (1973-1996), and Margaret L. Crist (1997-2003). The current Director of Libraries is Gerald Jay Schafer.

Scope and content:

The collection consists of reports, meeting minutes, budget and planning documents, correspondence, policies and procedures, staffing records, photographs, news clippings and releases, catalogs, bibliographies and special events information. The Director / Librarian's records (1924-1975) consist of accession lists, alphabetical and subject files, correspondence, and other materials. In other series detailed information can be found about the tower library design and construction, dedication, naming, brick problem, and the Mass Transformation and Class Act. Also included in the records is a significant amount of information on the Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 5 College Cooperation.

This collection is organized into eleven major series:

  • Publications (1888-2007)
  • Director Librarian (1900-2007)
  • Collection Development (1885-2007)
  • Public Services (1876-2007)
  • Technical Services (1870-2007)
  • Library Buildings (1869-2007)
  • Committees (1883-2007 [bulk 1954-2007])
  • Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 4/5 college cooperation (1951-2007)
  • Friends of the Library (FOL) (1956-1971)
  • Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) (1956-1975)
  • Boston Library Consortium (1975-2007)

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Annual Reports
1888-2007

A5
LS2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter
1998-1991

L4
Library Information Bulletin
1969-2007

L5
Monthly Reports
1965-1989

M6
Newsletters
1970-1980

N3
Statistical Reports and Summaries
1973-1985

S8
Director/Librarian
1886-2007

1
Assistant to Director
1962-2007

1
Business Office (Business and Personnel)
1921-2007

2
Special Collections and University Archives
1867-2007

3

Archives and Manuscripts was administered by Public Service Division beginning in 1983; In the Fall of 1990 the department was renamed Special Collections and Archives, and then Special Collections and University Archives in 2003.

Systems Office
1964-2007

4
Audio-Visual Department
1948-1998

5
Security
1963-2007

6
Management Assistant (no records in Archives)


7
Massachusetts Film Co-op (no records in Archives)


8
Collection Development
1885-2007

2
Public Services


3
Office
1953-2007

1
Circulation and Reserve Services
1915-2007

2
Government Documents
1955-2007

3
Interlibrary Loan
1959-2007

4
Reference
1919-2007

5
Special Collections and Rare Books
1904-2007

6
Music Library
1975-2007

8
Biological Sciences Library
1962-2007

9
Physical Sciences Library
1961-2007

10
Former Departmental Libraries
1880-1975 (bulk 1858-1878)

11
Reading Rooms
1957-1978

12
Exhibits
1973-2007

13
Technical Services
1965-2007

4
Acquisitions
1870-2007

1
Books for College Libraries
1967-1974

2
Cataloging
1961-2007

3
Information Processing
1975-1978

4
Library Buildings


5
Old Chapel
1869-1899

1
Goodell Library
1899-1961

2
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
1961-2007

3
Committees and Other Groups
1973-1985

6
Hampshire Interlibrary Center (HILC) and 4 / 5 College Cooperation
1951-2007

7
Friends Of the Library (FOL)
1968-2007

8
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American library Materials (SALAM)
1956-1976

9
Boston Library Consortium
1975-2007

10
Research and Graduate Studies
1984-2007
1 lin. foot
RG 9

The record group includes publications, organizational charts, and files from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies / Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education Economic Development Research
1993-2007

1
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research


1
Administrative Staff


2
University Human Subjects Review Committee


1
Radioisotope Use Committee


2
Animal Care Committee


3
Biological Hazards Committee


4
Chemical Hazards Committee


5
Dean of Graduate Education
1993-2007

3
Office of Research Affairs


2
Director


1
Graduate Student Support Services


2
Faculty Research Grant/Biomedical Research Support Grant


3
Healy Endowment/Public Service Fund


4
Faculty Fellowships


5
Office of Research Services


3
Cartographic Information Laboratory


1
Digital Photographic Laboratory


2
Glassblowing Laboratory


3
Microanalysis Laboratory


4
Office of Business Affairs


4
Business Manager and Staff


1
Fellowships


2
Research RAs/ROs


3
Teaching TAs/TOs


4
Internships


5
Equipment Match


6
Office of the Graduate Registrar


5
Graduate Registrar


1
Graduate Admissions


2
Graduate Records


3
Graduate Degree Requirements


4
Graduate Data Processing


5
Polymer Research Institute


8
Massachusetts Demographic Research Institute


10
Marine Station


12
Graduate School
1896-2007
70 lin. feet
RG 10
Biographical note:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has offered graduate study since 1896, awarding more than 11,360 doctoral and 37,480 master's degrees. With a Graduate Faculty of 1,100 in 2006 the Amherst campus offers 50 programs leading to a doctorate and 68 programs toward a master's degree.

Scope and content:

Included in the Graduate School Records are files related to the the Graduate School Dean, graduate programs, and the records of the University Press Boston Office.

Dean


1
Graduate Programs


10
Teacher Improvement Assistantships


20
Associate Dean


2
Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research


3
University Press


4
University Press Amherst Office


1
University Press Boston Office
1988-2006
54 lin. feet
2
Biographical note:

After eighteen years, the Boston Office of the University Press was closed in 2006.

Scope and content:

The collection consists of files on individual books that were sponsored by the Boston Office and published by the Press including author correspondence, peer reviewer correspondence and confidential reports, and internal editorial, production, and marketing correspondence. Also included are files on individual projects that were pursued but did not result in publications, files on individual book series sponsored by the Boston Office, general correspondence files arranged by correspondent, and files regarding relationship of the Press with UMass Boston, including exchanges with Chancellors, Provosts, and Deans, and extensive external correspondence in support of the Boston Office during the 2003 budget crisis.

Restrictions on access:

Editorial files are restricted for fifteen years from the date of creation.

Office to Coordinate Energy Research and Education


5
Statistical Consulting Center


6
Office of Minority Graduate Student Recruitment


7
Graduate Student Grant Service (GSGS)


8
College of Arts and Sciences
1944-2007
18 lin. feet
RG 11

The records of the College of Arts and Sciences document the history of the department and its programs. Notable inclusions are files from the office of the Dean, the Curriculum Advisory Council, the University Internship Program, English as a Second Language, and the Fine Arts Council.

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences


1
Assistant Dean


1
Curriculum Advisory Council


2
Academic Advisory Council


1
Area Studies


3
Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC)


4

Formerly under Associate Provost for Special Programs; reorganized in 1981

College of Arts and Sciences Information and Advising Center (CASIAC)


5
Office of Internships (University Internship Program)


6

Formerly under Associate Provost for Special Programs; reorganized in 1981

English as a Second Language


7
Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC)


8
Project I CAN
1992-1994

1
Center for New England Culture


9
College of Humanities and Fine Arts


10
Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts


11
Friends of the Fine Arts Center


12
Fine Arts Council


13
Concert Association


14
Art Gallery (Herter and University Galleries)


15

Before 1995, arts programs were the responsibility of the Fine Arts Council. For materials relating to the University Art Gallery after 1995, please see the Fine Arts Center Records, RG 25/F2/U5.

Fine Arts Festivals


16
Film Calendar


17
Language Laboratory


18
Facility for Computing in the Humanities (FCH)


19
AIDS Memorial Quilt Project
1992-2007

20
Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty/College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


30
Dean, Social and Behavioral Sciences


31
Office for Cooperative Education


1
College of Natural Science and Mathematics


50
Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics


51
School of Management
1954-2007
11 lin. feet
RG 12
Biographical note:

Business courses were first offered at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in the early 1900s. The 1905-1906 Catalogue of the Massachusetts Agricultural College offered general economic courses and by 1907-1908, agricultural economics courses were being taught by the Department of Rural Social Sciences. When the college restructured during the 1911-1912 academic year, the Department of Agricultural Economics was established under the Division of Rural Social Sciences. From 1912 until 1935, Dr. Alexander E. Cance served as head of the department. In 1935 courses in general economics and business-related subjects transferred to the newly organized Department of Economics in the Division of Social Sciences, with Dr. Cance appointed Head. Cance remained in the position until 1942 when he was replaced by Dr. Phillip E. Gamble. Between 1935 and 1947, the curriculum expanded with many new courses such as Money, Banking, and Credit; Business Law; Principles of Transportation; Economics of International Trade; and Labor Problems.

In 1947, the Board of Trustees established the School of Business Administration. From 1947 to 1952, the faculty and curricula of the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics were closely integrated, and Dr. Gamble served jointly as Head of the Department of Economics and Acting Dean of the School.

As a result of the rapid growth in faculty, and the diversification of student majors and curriculum offerings in the immediate post World War II period, the School of Business Administration was reorganized in 1952 and Dr. Milo Kimball was appointed Dean. In 1954, the School conferred graduate degrees for the first time to three students who had successfully completed the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Administration. In February 1957, Dean Kimball resigned his administrative responsibilities and returned to full-time teaching. Provost Shannon McCune assumed the duties of Acting Dean pending the arrival of the newly appointed Dean, Dr. Himy B. Kirshen.

The School was accredited at the undergraduate level by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business in May 1958, and in March 1959, the Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of four academic departments within the school: Accounting, General Business and Finance, Management, and Marketing. The initial administrative officers of these departments were, respectively, Professors John W. Anderson, James B. Budtke, John T. Colon, and Harold E. Hardy.

In April 1965, the Business Advisory Council, a group of executives from a wide variety of industrial and service firms, was established to consult with the School on the development of its curricula and its research and service programs. In July 1967, the School established the Center for Business and Economic Research to encourage and support applied research by faculty and students in all areas of management and administration. Dr. George Simmons was appointed Director of the center. In September 1967, a program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration was introduced. In 1983, the School of Business Administration changed its name to School of Management. In 1998, it was renamed the Eugene M. Isenberg School of Management.

Scope and content:

The record group consists of annual reports, deans' records, correspondence, committee reports, long-range planning, self-study reports, proposals, research reports, faculty reprint series, lists of faculty publications, general publications, brochures, seminar information, newsletters, newsclippings and other related materials.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Dean


1
Project ABLE (Affirmative Business Leadership Education)


2
Center for Business and Economic Research


3
Massachusetts Business and Economic Report
1974-1986

B8
Business Club


4
Food Management Science Laboratory


5
Pierce College


6
Center for Manufacturing Productivity
1991-2007

7
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)


10
Center for Economic Development


12
Massachusetts Information Scanning Unit (MISU)


13
School of Education
1967-2007
46.5 lin. feet
RG 13
Biographical note:

In 1906 the Massachusetts Legislature enacted a law supporting the development of agricultural teaching in grades of schools in the Commonwealth. Then President, Kenyon L. Butterfield, a leader in the rural life movement, organized a separate Department of Agricultural Education at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1907, which introduced teacher-training courses for preparation of teachers of agriculture. The first head of the department, Professor William R. Hart, identified the departments mission as "the historical and philosophical study of industrial education leading to a rational interpretation of the meaning of agriculture as a study in modern school life. It is, in short, the effort to interpret agriculture in terms of rural betterment rather than in terms of profit and loss, and the drudgery of making a living. The work of instruction will be partly within the college and partly without."

In 1912, the College's individual departments were organized under newly formed divisions and Agricultural Education became part of the Division of Rural Social Science. Specific authorization providing training of vocational agricultural teachers was passed in 1914, but no classes were organized prior to the acceptance of the Smith-Hughes Act in 1917. During the 1918/1919 academic year, the college established one course in special methods of agricultural teaching for undergraduates, an apprentice teaching plan, and short courses for mature persons. The state agent for agricultural teacher training, Franklin E. Heald was located in a branch office in the agricultural building at the college. In September 1919, an additional member, Professor W. S. Welles, was appointed to the college teacher-training staff, with primary responsibility for the courses in agricultural education and with some itinerant teacher-training duties. The basic apprentice-teaching plan, which required a full term away from the campus for college credit, was put into effect in the winter of 1919.

On the recommendation of the Trustees' Faculty and Program of Study Committee, in 1932 the Board of Trustees changed the name of the Department of Agricultural Education to the Department of Education. In 1936, to more appropriately reflect the differences in majors offered, the Department of Education became the Department of Education and Psychology within the Division of Social Sciences. In 1938, the Division was renamed the Division of Liberal Arts. In 1947 the department of Education and Psychology was divided into separate departments and faculty members were housed in the former Liberal Arts Annex and later in Machmer Hall.

In 1948, University President Ralph Van Meter requested that the Department of Education prepare a program commensurate with the present and future needs of the citizens of Massachusetts. He also created a special faculty committee to analyze the advisability of creating a school of education that could respond to the drastic need for new teachers in Massachusetts in the post-war years. To meet this need, the University proposed expanding its teacher-training program. In 1956, the Department of Education was organized into a School of Education by President Jean Paul Mather. Dr. Albert W. Purvis served as the first Dean of the School of Education from 1956-1968.

The Education Building and Laboratory School opened in 1961. Although teacher training was the function of the School, the administration maintained that teacher education was a function of the entire University. To this end, cooperative programs were established with various schools and departments whereby these units provided the general education and subject content needed by the teacher trainees and also aided, in some cases, with the professional program.

The late 1960s and 1970s were expansive years for the School of Education. In 1967, with Provost Oswald Tippo and the University Trustees investing heavily in its development. The curriculum, departmental structure, and governance processes of the School were modified. Its faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students were organized into one of nearly three dozen centers (later clusters and concentrations), each focusing on one or a few of the aspects of managing and delivering educational content. The academic reforms achieved by the School of Education in the areas of experimentation, options, student responsibility, social action, and continuing innovation appeared to reflect the thoughts of many commissions involved in Higher Education at the time.

Between 1968 and 1971, fifty-five new tenured faculty were hired. By 1973, the School had ninety faculty members, including sixteen minority faculty and twelve women, and was ranked thirteenth in the nation for its research contribution to the American Educational Research Association. In addition, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education recognized the School's offering twenty-two alternate teacher preparation programs.

In 1976 the Chancellor appointed a special Committee on the Future School of Education, which made a number of recommendations including, continuing "to increase the size and scope of its program of in-service education, primarily to meet the needs of school systems in the Commonwealth, but, also to provide professional improvement for people in other institutions and agencies." Major change came in the 1976-1977 academic year with the establishment of a new mission. The central mission of the School became the training and development of professional leaders in the field of teaching and in non-teaching areas of research, administration, and the human services. The need for the School to foster partnerships between the University and the Public School system as well as with other urban and rural agencies statewide was also addressed. As a result, between 1977 and 1993, the school was organized into divisions and concentrations. The major divisions were Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences; Educational Policy, Research and Administration; and Instructional Leadership and concentrations such as Alternative Schools Programs and the Horace Mann Bond Center.

The late 1980s saw a dramatic decrease in state support for the University, and the School of Education suffered cuts. In 1993, the School reorganized into three major departments: Education Policy, Research, and Administration; Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services; and Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

Scope and content:

This record group is comprised of annual reports; Executive Committee Minutes and Faculty Minutes; correspondence and memoranda; biographical information; organizational charts and directories; audits; policies and procedures, guidelines and handbooks; grants and proposals; accreditation reports and program evaluations, studies, surveys, reviews and data sheets; technical reports and publications; catalogs, brochures, pamphlets and flyers; course descriptions and schedules, curriculum, workshop materials and sample portfolios; bulletins, newsletters, articles; news releases and newsclippings; dedication programs; films; artifacts and related materials. Two unique collections are the early collection of Teacher Training: Vocational Agriculture materials (1912-1964) and the National School Alternative Programs films and related materials.

Restrictions on access:

The National School Alternative Program films and related materials are housed off-site and require 24-hour retrieval notification.

Publications (except as noted below, including annual reports)


00
Administration


1
Teacher Education Coordinating Council (TECC)


1
Project STRIDE (Springfield Teacher Recruitment)
1996-2007

2
School of Education
pre-1967

2
School of Education
1967-1977

3
Governance


3
Catalogs


5
Flexible Modular Scheduling


7
Workshops


9
Innovations In Education-Film Lecture Series
1968

10
Marathons


11
Centers


12
Humanistic Applications of Social and Behavioral Sciences Cluster


15
Human Relations


1
Center for Humanistic Education


2
Center for Human Potential


3
Juvenile Justice Program


4
Educational Planning and Management Cluster


17
Center for Educational Research


1
Center for Occupational Education


2
Center for Leadership and Administration


3
Center for Curriculum


4
Educational Policy Studies Cluster


19
Center for Human Potential


1
Center for Early Childhood Education


2
Foundations of Education


3
Center for Higher Education


4

Includes the University Center for Community College Affairs.

Center for International Education


5

ncludes the Nonformal Education Center.

Center for Futuristics


6
Education for a Changing World


7
Multicultural Education


8
Transdisciplinary Education Cluster


21
Center for Reading


1
Media Center


2
Center for Aesthetics


3
Center for Special Education


4
Center for Teacher Education


5
Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural Education


6

No records in archives.

Alternative Schools (National Alternative Schools Program)


7
Micro Teaching


8
Center for Media Specialists for the Deaf


9
Designs for Effective Learning Cluster


23
Center for Urban Education


1
Center for Integrated Day


2
Center for Equal Education


2.5
Center for Research


3
Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluation Research


3.1
Teacher Education


4
Instructional Applications of Computers


5
Center for Human Potential


6
Administration and Leadership


7
Future Studies Program
1969-1989

8
Proposed Center for Suburban Education


9
Programs


25
School of Education
1977-1993

4
Arrangement:

This record group is organized into divisions and concentrations.

Publications


00
Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS)


1
Human Development Laboratory School


5
Division of Educational Policy, Research and Administration (EPRA)


2
Inquiry Program


1
Residential Colleges


2
University Without Walls (UWW)


3
Center for International Education


4
Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Leadership and Empowerment (CIRCLE)
1994-2007

1
Division of Instructional Leadership


3
Student Affairs Leadership and Development Master's Degree Program


1
Community Education Resource Center (CERC)


2

No records in archives.

Center for Organizational and Community Development (COCD)


3
Concentrations


10

This series is arranged alphabetically and listed with pre- and post-1977 cluster/division affiliations.

School of Education
1993-2007

5

Organized into three major departments.

Publications


00
Education Policy Research and Administration


1
Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services


2
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies


3
College of Engineering
1938-2007
17 lin. feet
RG 14
Biographical note:

Beginning in 1867, Massachusetts Agricultural College offered engineering courses in surveying and the construction of roads and bridges - practical skills that might frequently be used as part of any farming routine. These courses, offered by the Mathematics Department, were the only classes offerend in engineering for almost fifty years.

In 1914, the department of Agricultural Engineering was established within the Division of Agriculture. Christian I. Gunness taught courses in farm structures and farm machinery. In 1938, the Department of Mathematics and Civil Engineering combined with the Department of Agricultural Engineering to form General Engineering. Professor Gunness and the other Agricultural Engineering faculty offered six specialized courses; George A. Marston and John D. Swenson brought to the new department a program of eighteen courses in general engineering that had been developed in the Department of Mathematics.

In the fall of 1945, the Division of Engineering was created. In 1946, the Division split into two departments, Agricultural Engineering and Civil Engineering. The School of Engineering was established one year later. The school originally had four departments: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Agricultural, with each offering a four-year undergraduate curriculum leading to a bachelor of science degree. In addition, the Mechanical Engineering Department administered an optional curriculum in Industrial Engineering.

In 1952, the Department of Chemical Engineering was added to the School of Engineering. The roots of this new department lay in the Department of Chemistry in the School of Science. The School of Engineering became the College of Engineering in 1985. The College of Engineering majors are organized in four academic departments: Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electical and Computer Engineering; and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Scope and content:

This record group contains annual reports and meeting minutes; Executive Council and Engineering Research Council records; dean's records; curriculum and program materials; proposals and accreditation reports; reports and publications; curriculum for summer short courses; brochures and pamphlets; and newsletters and publicity files. Deans' records contain materials representing the first four deans of the College of Engineering:

  • George A. Marston (1947-1963)
  • E. E. Lindsey (1963-1966)
  • Kenneth Picha (1966-1976)
  • Joseph Marcus (1976)

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Dean


1
Commonwealth Technical Resource Service (COMTECH)


2
Applied Technology Center


3
Research Institute


4
Office of Extended Engineering Education


5
Minority Engineering Program (MEP)


6
College of Natural Resources and the Environment
1882-2007
53.5 lin. feet
RG 15
Biographical note:

Massachusetts Agricultural College (MAC) was founded in 1863 when the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 provided funds for the establishment of colleges of agriculture and mechanical arts throughout the nation. The curriculum changed throughout the early years of MAC although practical courses in agriculture and horticulture remained at its core. Through time, the curriculum broadened as a result of the changing economy, agricultural techniques and perceptions by college and state administrators about what constituted "rural development."

In 1907, the Division of Agriculture and the Division of Horticulture were established. Frank A. Waugh, Professor of Horticulture, came to the College in 1902, and in 1903 established an undergraduate curriculum in landscape gardening, one of only two in the country at the time. By 1909 fifty-two courses in agriculture and horticulture were offered, organized into four sections: Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Farm Administration. The Horticulture Division included the Departments of Landscape Gardening, Floriculture, Market Gardening, Pomology and Forestry.

In 1915, a graduate curriculum in Landscape Gardening was developed within the Division of Horticulture, which, after three semesters, would lead to a masters degree. By 1918, the graduate program was called Landscape Architecture (it was not until 1930 that the undergraduate program in Landscape Gardening was re-named Landscape Architecture, paralleling the change in name of the Massachusetts Agricultural College to the Massachusetts State College in 1931).

In response to the growing need for trained farmers during the World War I period, a two-year professional and technical school was founded in 1918 as the "Two-Year Course". The divisions of Horticulture and Agriculture were re-organized into separate schools in 1945. Five years later, under new leadership, the two schools merged into the School of Agriculture and Horticulture, which in 1955 was re-named the College of Agriculture. The College or Agriculture was organized into the College of Food and Natural Resources in 1972. In 1975, the Division of Home Economics transferred to the College under the Department of Food Science.

In 1984, recognizing the role that the University of Massachusetts plays in regional economic development, the State Legislature established a Center for Rural Massachusetts at the Amherst campus, an information clearinghouse that assists town and state officials in policy development around such issues as population growth and urban sprawl, subdivision zoning, rising residential price fluctuations, and wise use of agricultural lands for development.

In 1991 the Division of Home Economics became the Department of Consumer Studies reflecting the multi-disciplinary focus of the department. Two majors were offered at this time, Apparel Marketing and Family, and Consumer Sciences. In 2000 the Apparel Marketing program was eliminated. Subsequently, due to budget concerns and a lack of critical mass of faculty to meet its curriculum obligations, the Department of Consumer Studies was eliminated in December, 2001. The Family and Consumer Sciences program, within Consumer Studies, was thereafter transferred to the Department of Economic Resources. In 2003 the College of Food and Natural Resources was reorganized and changed its name to the College of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Scope and content:

This record group consists of Dean's annual reports, organizational charts, personnel lists, committee minutes, lecture materials, data sheets, maps and census statistics, conference proceedings, course catalogs, directories, publications, handbooks, photographs and audio-visual materials, and other related materials.

Restrictions on access:

Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require advance notification for retrieval.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Dean


1
Experiment Stations


2
Biographical note:

Experimental work was first conducted at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in the 1870s by Charles A. Goessmann, Levi Stockbridge, and President William Smith Clark. In 1882 a formal experiment station was established. The State Agricultural Experiment Station (State Station) was directed by Charles A. Goessmann. In 1888 a second station was founded under provisions of the Hatch Act and was named the Hatch Experiment Station while the earlier one continued under the name of the State Station. In 1895 the two stations merged under the name Hatch Station, which continued until 1907, when it was changed to Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station.

Scope and content:

Contains annual reports, Board of Control minutes, Joseph B. Lindsey letter copy book (1890-1900), bulletins, and photo albums (1882-1895).

State Station
1882-1895

1
Hatch Station
1888-1907

2
Massachusetts Town Statistics
1930-1970 (bulk 1930-1940)

3
Biographical note:

From 1935 to the 1940s, Professor David Rozman and Ruth E. Sherburne of the Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Economics, compiled agricultural, economic and demographic data in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management for a project initiated by Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Adjustment Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The resulting study documents adjustments in farming by type of farming areas, from the standpoint of agricultural adjustment and planning, including soil conservation. The project utilized base maps compiled under a Works Progress Administration project (No. 20677) in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Planning Board, in the 1930s-1940s, which are included in the collection.

Scope and content:

Included in this series are maps, statistical charts and tables of land use and growth in many of the towns in Massachusetts for the period from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s.

Holdsworth Natural Resources Center


3
Center for International Agricultural Studies


4
Malawi Project
1963-1970

1
Stockbridge School of Agriculture


5
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit (Massachusetts Cooperative)


6
Farm


7
Cooperative Extension Service


8
Biographical note:

In May 1914 Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act appropriating $10,000 to establish, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an extension service at Massachusetts Agricultural College and in several surrounding counties. The funds were to be used to support cooperative extension work (primarily lectures and demonstrations), organization of teaching clubs, and work with local schools in agriculture and home economics. Laura A. Comstock, the first Professor of Home Economics (1913), became home demonstration leader in 1916 when she received her joint appointment from the College and the United States Department of Agriculture, becoming the first Massachusetts State leader of Home Demonstration Agents.

In 1918 a new law providing for county extension work was passed by the Massachusetts Legislature which stipulated that county extension services had to be administered under local boards of trustees. This "home rule" policy for extension was supported by President Butterfield who believed that extension services should be administered and controlled by the constituency that they served. This degree of local administration was the first of its kind in the nation.

In the 1930s, the Extension Service developed educational materials for the federal government. The Cooperative Extension Service responded to World War II by identifying local leaders and coordinating Extension with other agencies assisting farmers with maintaining or increasing production. Since 1947, when Massachusetts State College became the University of Massachusetts, the Extension Service has undergone organizational changes and widened its responsibilities. Formerly used only in reference to crops and other farm products, agriculture was redefined and expanded to include all the processes through which farm products pass before reaching the consumer. It came to apply to problems affecting the use of natural resources and environmental influences, which led to new staff appointments in such fields as resource development, environmental science, food processing and marketing.

In the years following WWII, Cooperative Extension took an active role in assisting other countries with establishing extension services. The result was cooperative agreements between the University of Massachusetts and institutions in Japan (University of Hokkaido), West Germany, Vietnam and others; and in 1963, the University and the Agency for International Development signed a contract to carry out an agricultural training program in Malawi, Africa.

In 1996, UMass Extension was moved from the College of Food and Natural Resources to University Outreach and, John Gerber was then appointed Director of UMass Extension. In 2000, Stephen Demski assumed the role of Interim Director of UMass Extension and Associate Vice Chancellor University Outreach.

Scope and content:

Consists of annual, directors', and project reports; histories; committee records; course materials; subject files; bulletins, leaflets, circulars, newsletters, newsclippings, and press releases; and other published materials.

Sea Grant Advisory Program


1
County Agricultural Program


2
Center for Massachusetts Data (State Data Center)


3
Young People's Programs
1946-1954

4
State Planning Board


5
Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM)


6
Small Farm/Rural Development Resource Center


7
Massachusetts Farm Prices Research Collection
1910-1965

9

Statistical information on Massachusettts farm prices compiled by Roy E. Moser, Extension Economist, Department of Farm Management.

Waltham Suburban Experiment Station


9
Mount Toby Reservation


10
Horticulture Division of Massachustts Agricultural College


11
Department of Consumer Studies
1914-2001

12
Biographical note:

When the Massachusetts Agricultural College was established in 1863, the door was opened for the future study of home economics. The Land Grant College Acts (1862 and 1890) provided early land-grant institutions with unique opportunities to provide "practical and useful quality education for the mass of citizens." In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act created the Cooperative Extension Service with Home Economics Extension as an essential component. The Extension Service was charged with the responsibility of taking practical information from the land grant colleges and the Department of Agriculture to the citizenry of the Commonwealth.

Prior to 1916 there were very few women students at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Some took class as early as 1892; however, it was not until 1905 that undergraduate women first received degrees. Between 1910 and 1923, 47 women attended the College and 37 graduated. Their extracurricular activities included holding class offices, Landscape Art Club, Florist and Gardeners Club, as well as fellowship at Delta Phi Gamma, the first sorority on campus. Additional women faculty and new curriculum were established that would meet the needs of these early women students. Starting in 1916, a historic point in time, women would appear thereafter in every graduating class.

The first home economics course offered at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Foods and Conservation, was offered as part of the ten weeks Winter School of the 1917-1918 college year. As they lacked their own facilities, students (the majority were women) used the Amherst High School laboratory on Saturday mornings for the laboratory work.

In 1919, Edna Lucy Skinner was hired as Professor of Home Economics and head of that new program at Massachusetts Agricultural College. Under her leadership (1919-1946), the program grew from a Department in 1924, to a Division in 1928 and then a separate School in 1945, with Edna Skinner as Dean. As of 1921, the Department of Home Economics was offering to women students elective courses only; and for the first time, a full-time instructor was available, which resulted in an increased interest and impetus in this work. The increasing interest in these courses, and the demand from the women students for additional work, together with urgent requests from many High School girls who wished to attend the Massachusetts Agricultural College and pursue a major in Home Economics supplied impetus for developing a full Home Economics program. Their goal was to develop a course in Home Economics, which would emphasize home making as a fundamental vocation for young women.

In 1930, the Home Economics Department printed a brochure titled "Instruction in Home Economics, which encouraged women to study home economics at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. The study of Home Economics offered "the modern girl" the opportunity to take courses which would be both broadening and satisfying as she pursued her chosen vocation or profession. The first graduate work in home economics was done in 1935-1936 by Dorothy Doran; Gladys Cook received the first Masters of Science in Home Economics in 1936. Helen S. Mitchell joined the Department of Home Economics faculty in 1935.

During World War II, undergraduate women at the Massachusetts State College were offered many more opportunities in higher education; especially in the sciences. As the WWII veterans returned home and went to college, Mass State College saw a decline of women's enrollment in the sciences. However, women enrolled at the College were evenly divided between majors in the liberal arts, physical and biological sciences, and Home Economics. In 1945, the Division of Home Economics became the School of Home Economics with Helen Michell appointed its second Dean in 1946, serving until 1960 when she retired.

In 1947, when the Massachusetts State College became the University of Massachusetts, both the University's undergraduate and graduate programs were expanded. Though women had made great gains during the war, they still faced traditional thinking in the post-war years. In his 1950 Annual Report, President Van Meter rationalized that women attending college could best prepare themselves for their life's work by taking Home Economics classes. In 1973 the School of Home Economics became the Division of Home Economics (1973-1991). Later reorganization resulted in Human Nutrition and Foods being moved within the College of Food and Natural Resources, under the Department of Food Science; and Human Development was transferred to the School of Education.

In 1985, an extensive external review of the Home Economics Division's organization was conducted following a period of internal strife and a yearlong search for a permanent director. In 1988 Penny A. Ralston was appointed as Head Division of Home Economics, serving until 1992; when Sheila Mammen, Associate Professor of Consumer Studies, was appointed head. In 1991 the Division of Home Economics became the Department of Consumer Studies reflecting the multi-disciplinary focus of the department. Two majors were offered at this time, Apparel Marketing and Family, and Consumer Sciences. Also, in 1991, as part of Cooperative Extension's reorganization, three program coordinators joined the Department of Consumer Studies on an interim basis.

In 2000 the Apparel Marketing program was eliminated. Due to budget concerns and a lack of a critical mass of faculty members to meet its curriculum obligations, the Department of Consumer Studies was eliminated in December of 2001, with the Board of Trustees approving tenure for the four Consumer Studies faculty members, as they transferred into different departments at UMass. The Family and Consumer Sciences program, within Consumer Studies, was thereafter transferred to the department of Economic Resources.

Scope and content:

Formerly the Home Economics Division.

Northeast Forestry Experiment Station
1923-1933

13
Cadwell Forest


14
Cranberry Experiment Station


15
Center for Rural Massachusetts


16
Horticultural Research Center
1962-2007

17
University Outreach
2000-2007
0.25 lin. feet
RG 16
Publications (except as noted below)


00
Vice Chancellor for University Outreach


1
School of Health Science
1953-2007
5 lin. feet
RG 17
Biographical note:

In 1912, the Massachusetts Agricultural College experienced a fatal epidemic of scarlet fever. In response to this disaster, the Massachusetts Legislature appropriated sufficient funds to construct an infirmary. When the infirmary opened in 1915, a resident nurse was placed in charge of the new facility; and in 1930, Dr. Ernest J. Radcliffe served as college physician. In the 1940s Curry Hicks, while serving as director of the Athletic Program, was also made responsible for student health services and Dr. Radcliffe provided the leadership for a newly created department of Student Health.

In 1939, MAC, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, approved a cooperative program in public health instruction. To support the program, a new Department of Bacteriology was established in 1940. The Board of Trustees approved additional public health courses in 1941 and voted to continue public health courses in 1944. The public health curricula included courses in General Bacteriology and Community Sanitation within the Department of Bacteriology and Public Health. In 1947 the program of undergraduate instruction was expanded to include a Master of Science degree, and in 1948, it graduated its first students.

A graduate program was established in environmental health in 1948. In 1951, the Trustees approved the establishment of a nursing program curriculum and in 1953, Mary A. Maher was appointed Director of a newly formed Division of Nursing. The first class was organized in September 1954. Agreements were reached with a nearby Springfield Hospital for the use of clinical facilities during the following summer session. In 1960, on recommendation of the President and vote of the Trustees, the Division was officially redesignated the School of Nursing.

In 1961, public health courses were moved from the Bacteriology Department, which then became the Department Of Microbiology. Robert W. Gage was appointed as head of the newly-created Department of Public Health while also serving as director of University Health Services. At that time the unit comprised two faculty members, experts in both health department administration and environmental sanitation. The academic offerings consisted of a master's level program and courses for undergraduate students. The primary purpose of the program was to educate graduates in conventional hygiene and sanitation and prepare them for management of local health departments. By 1964, the department had grown, and Dr. Howard A. Peters was given a joint appointment as director of Environmental Health in the University Health Services and as assistant professor in the Department of Public Health. The appointment of William A. Darity in 1965 introduced community health education as an essential component of the academic public health program.

In 1973, the School of Health Sciences was formed, comprised of the Division of Nursing and a separate Division of Public Health. The Department of Communication Disorders was added in 1975. The School of Health Sciences split into the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing in 1989. In 1993, the School of Health Sciences was renamed the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. In addition to educating graduate and undergraduate students and providing continuing education for health professionals, the school emphasized pursuit of basic and applied research as well as outreach through technical assistance and consultation to health and other human service agencies, to communities in the private sector, and to innovative demonstration programs. The School also began strong participation in scientific, professional, and policy-making bodies at the state, national, and international levels. The Center for Research and Education of Women's Health (CREWH) was established in 1997 to provide for the exchange of knowledge from current research; education on disease prevention, exercise and fitness; and nutrition information for women in the University and local community.

Scope and content:

Record group consists of annual reports; department histories; accreditation reports; correspondence and memoranda; proposals; technical reports; faculty lists; course descriptions, course of study guides and syllabi; training handbooks and laboratory exercises; brochures and flyers; newsclippings, newsletters and articles; surveys; conference materials; and related materials.

Division of Public Health


1

School of Public Health (created July 1989)

School of Public Health and Health Sciences (created August 1993)

Northeast Regional Environmental Public Health Center


1
Center for Research and Education in Women's Health (CREWH)
1997-2007

2
Nursing


3

The School of Nursing was created July 1, 1989.

School of Physical Education
1868-1990s
18 lin. feet
RG 18
Biographical note:

As early as 1867, the Massachusetts Agricultural College (MAC) offered physical education in conjunction with the Department of Military Science and Tactics under the instruction of an army officer. In addition, beginning in 1868, athletics characterized as "physical activities" were available to the students. One of the first recorded athletic events a local agricultural fair, at which Amherst College defeated MAC's first team, the Wilder Baseball Association (Mass Aggies) by a score of 57-38. By 1871, a small group of students had banded together under the direction of Joshua Ward, the College's first official coach, to expand this new, on-campus activity concept to include the Boating Organization and College Navy. However, the success of this newly instituted Intercollegiate Program was short-lived, as by 1875 low student moral, a lack of class spirit, and virtually non-existent funds forced the handful of interested students into a new idea, that of intra-class play or, as it is known today, Intramurals. As in the past sporadic student efforts and an unapproving faculty continued to hamper the general acceptance of any organized activity, but despite these obstacles, derivatives of what we know today as fencing, boxing, skiing, riflery, canoeing, bicycling, tennis, and football all made their modest emergence and meager impact on the quality of campus life.

By the turn of the century, the student body at MAC had increased to 668, and cries were being heard for coaching, facilities, equipment, and some form of athletic organization. Faculty opposition was lessening and concentrated efforts were under way by the newly created MAC Alumni Athletic Association to drain and grade the College's first official playing field. The Drill Hall was converted to accommodate indoor activity, athletic training tables for pre-game meals were initiated, and the first "letter sweater' was given.

By 1904, the athletic program was introduced to the Commonwealth when the Boston Globe recognized and hailed an Aggie athletic team, giving the program new life and inspiring the following year's baseball and football teams on to winning seasons. Unfortunately, however, student efforts to solidify this newly initiated interest and growth was soon to be again undermined, as President Kenyon Butterfield took a strong stand against "overemphasis" and any alumni intervention. His fear of overemphasis led to very little emphasis, and his conception that alumni involvement would lead to corruption left the hapless program floundering and directionless.

It wasn't until 1909 that a formal department of Physical Education and Hygiene was established under the leadership of Dr. Percy L. Reynolds. The physical education program on the Massachusetts campus was largely the result of the efforts of three people: Curry S. Hicks (who would eventually guide the Department of Athletics and Physical Education over the next 38 years), Mrs. Adeline Hicks, and Harold M. Gore. Hicks, who had taken over the department from Percy L. Reynolds in 1911, had built a program which stressed the promotion of physical fitness through exercise in group play. Instruction had aimed at the development of skills which would be employed not only during the days of college but also in the period of adulthood to follow.

After creating his policies of "no under-the-table antics" for coaches, alumni contributions with "no strings attached", and Program growth by means of student fees, Curry Hicks developed the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics to employ his new commandments. By 1918, the first admission had been charged for a contest, $375,000 was raised for a new field house, and the concept of a full-time year-round teacher/coach was introduced.

According to a 1933 report by Curry S. Hicks, the activities of Physical Education Department were organized under five major branches; Health Program, Athletics, Required Class Exercise, Teacher-Training, and the Women's Department. The Department of Physical Education and Hygiene became the Division of Physical Education in 1935. Expansion of the physical education program started slowly in the 1940s and moved ahead rapidly after World War II. In 1940 an administrative reorganization created four departments where only one had existed before. Harold M. Gore was made head of the Department of Physical Education for Men, and Ruth Totman, head of the department for women. Dr. Ernest J. Radcliffe, who had been the college physician since 1930, headed the new Department of Student Health, and Curry Hicks, division head, was also director of Athletics.

The Athletic Program's lack of any type of thrust, continued to contradict the new trends appearing across the United States exemplifying intercollegiate expansion and growth. While other land grant colleges improved, Athletics at MAC were stagnant. In 1954 Sidney W. Kauffman was brought in as head of the program for men. The Board of Trustees approved new curriculum and a major in Physical Education for men in 1954. These changes modernized the program of teacher training and attracted a larger number of students. It wasn't until 1958, however, that the Trustees approved a major in Physical Education for women, and a women's physical education building was completed in 1959. Under the leadership of Ruth Totman a new major curriculum was introduced for women in physical education.

At its annual meeting in Boston, on February 23, 1960, the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts, redesignated the Division of Physical Education as the School of Physical Education. In 1993 the Board of Trustees eliminated the School of Physical Education and placed the responsibility for General Physical Education under Special Programs. Today the Director of Athletics reports directly to the Chancellor.

Scope and content:

This record group consists of annual reports, Athletic Board records, committee meeting minutes, policies, financial statements (1911-1921), histories, handbooks, Varsity "M" Club records, Hall of Fame records, athletic field records, correspondence and memoranda, curriculum and teacher training courses, colloquia and conference materials, schedules and scores (1871-1923), newsletters and newsclippings, media programs and guides, brochures and catalogs, pamphlets and flyers, and related materials.

Dean


1
Athletic Department


2
Men's Sports:


Aerobics
1988

Archery
1939-1947

Baseball
1868-2007

Basketball
1898-2007

Crew
1871-2007

Cross Country
1944-2007

Equestrian
1989-2007

Fencing
1990

Fishing
1973-1992

Football
1875-2007

Golf
1976-1977

Gymnastics
1969-2007

Hockey
1910-2007

Judo
1965

Lacrosse
1966-2007

Pistol Team
1966

Polo Team
ca. 1896

Relay Races
1915-1919

Rifle Team
1929

Rugby Team
1988

Skating
1937-1938

Ski Team
1936-2007 (bulk 1988-2007)

Soccer
1930-2007

Swimming and Diving
1940s-2007

Tennis
1909

Track
1908

Water Polo
1992

Wrestling
1965-1971

Women's Sports:


Basketball
1978-2007

Baton Twirling
1973

Crew
1995

Cross Country
1994

Equestrian
1996

Field Hockey
1986-2007

Gymnastics
1973-2007

Hockey
1993

Lacrosse
1993-2007

Soccer
1980-2007

Softball
1978-2007

Swimming
1957-2007

Tennis
1996-2007

Track and Field
1993-2007

Volleyball
1967-2007 (bulk 1986-2007)

Water Polo
1995-2007

Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers
1870-2007

RG 25
Arrangement:

Within each series in RG 25, materials are arranged into the following subseries:

  • 1. Course Offerings and Brochures (graduate and undergraduate)
  • 2. Departmental Operations and Administration
  • 3. Miscellany (including news clippings, special events, programs, conferences sponsored, etc.)
Publications (including newsletters, but excluding all materials filed above)


00
Accounting


A2
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies


A4
Agricultural Education


A5.5
Agricultural Management Systems Center


A5.75
Anthropology


A6
Art


A7
Asian Studies Program and Committee


A8
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


B5
Molecular and Cellular Biology


.5
Biology


B6
Biotechnology Program


B7
Botany


B8
Building Materials Technology and Management


B9
Chemical Engineering


C2
Chemistry


C3
Civil Engineering


C4
Classics


C5
Communication Studies


C7
Student oratory speaking contests
1870-1948

.3
Debate


.4
Communication Disorders Department


.5
Center for the Study of Communication (CSC)


.6
Media Literacy Institute


.7
Comparative Literature


C8
Computer and Information Science


C9
Center for Realtime, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems (CRICCS)


.1
Center for Computer-Based Instructional Technology (CCBIT)


.2
Center for Studies in Contemporary Culture


C12
Economics


E1
Electrical and Computer Engineering


E2
English (including Folklore and Journalism)


E3
Entomology


E4
Pesticide Chemical Information Center


.9
Environmental Quality, Technical Guidance Center for


E7
Environmental Education and Management Center (EEMC)


E7.5
Environmental Sciences


E8
Exercise Science


E9
Fine Arts Center


F2

Prior to 1995, arts programs were the responsibility of the Fine Arts Council. For University Gallery Records before 1995, please see the records of the College of Arts and Sciences, RG 11/15. All New World Theater records prior to 1995 have been added to RG 25/F2/N4.

Asian Arts and Culture Program
1999-2007
9 lin. feet
A8
Biographical note:

The Asian Arts and Culture Program was created in 1999 and is devoted to the expression of the performing and visual arts of Asian countries.

Scope and content:

Materials include two Chinese calligraphy scrolls, Asian puppet exhibit materials, posters and photographs from performances, brochures, season programs, videotaped performances, audio cds, and two books: Arts in India 2003-2004 and Rituals in Dance.

New World Theater
1995-2007

N4
University Art Gallery
1995-2007

U5
Family Business Center
1994-2007

F3
Food and Agricultural Engineering


F4
Food and Resource Economics (renamed in 1982, Agricultural and Resource Economics)


F4.5
Food Engineering


F4.7
Food Science and Nutrition


F5
Foreign Language Resource Center(s) (University and Five-College Inc.)


F5.5
Forestry and Wildlife Management


F6
UMass Program at Freiburg


F8
French and Italian Department


F9
General Business and Finance


G2
Geology and Geography (GeoSciences)


G4
Germanic


G6
Hispanic Literature and Linguistics


H4
History


H5
History Institute


.5
Home Economics Education


H6
Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Administration


H8
Human Development


H9
Nursery School


5
Industrial Engineering


I4
Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies


I6
Interpreter's Studies Program


I7
Judaic Studies (Program and Committee)


J8
Center for Jewish Studies (CJS)
1991-2007

J8.5
Labor Relations and Research Center


L1
Landscape Architecture


L2
Latin American Studies (Program and Committee)


L4
Leisure Studies and Services


L6
Legal Studies


L7
Linguistics


L8
Management


M2
Marine Sciences Program


M3
Marketing


M4
Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI)


.8
Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies


M4.3
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) (1994-2007)


M4.5
Mathematics and Statistics


M5
Center for Applied Mathematics


.5
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


M6
Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham


.1
Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS)
1995-2007

M6.5
Microbiology


M7
Military and Air Science


M8
Music and Dance


M9
Bands


.2
Orchestra


.3
Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild


.4
Singing Clubs (Glee Clubs, Arion Quartet, Statesman, Choirs, Chamber Singers, University Choral, etc.)


.5
National Environmental Technology for Waste Prevention Institute (NETI) (1994- )


N3
Near Eastern Studies (Program and Committee)


N4
Neuro Science and Behavior Program


N5
Institute for North American Trade and Economics


N6
Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry (1996- )


N7
Ocean Engineering Program


O2
Philosophy


P2
Physics and Astronomy


P3
Men's Physical Education


P3.1
Women's Physical Education (WOPE)


P3.2
Professional Preparation in Physical Education


P3.3
Plant and Soil Sciences


P4
Plant Biology Program


P4.5
Plant Pathology


P5
Shade Tree Lab


.2
Political Science


P6
Certificate Program in Population Studies


.2
Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA)
1997-2007

.3
Bureau of Public Administration


.4
Bureau of Government Research


.5
Legislative Service Project


.6
Jackie Robinson Initiative (1994-1997)


.7
Polymer Science and Engineering Program


P7
Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP)


.5
Psychology


P8
Psychological Services Center


.4
Cognitive Processes Laboratory


.5
Recreation


R3
Remote Sensing Center


R4/R5
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute
1996-2007

S3
Slavic Languages and Literature


S5
Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)


S6
Sociology


S7
Soviet and East European Studies (Program and Committee)


.5
Sport Studies


S8
Systems Neuroscience, Center for


S10
Theatre


T3
Summer Repertory Theatre


.4
Commonwealth Stage


.5
Black Repertory Theater
1969-2007

.6
University Theatre


.8
Theatre in the Works (Summer series)


.9
University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC)
1994-2007

U4
United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC)
1990

U5
Veterinary and Animal Sciences


V2
Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)


W2
Western European Area Studies (Program and Committee)


W3
Women's Studies Program


W5
Wood Science and Technology


W7
Zoology


Z5
Computer Center
1965-2007
3 lin. feet
RG 29
Publications (except as noted as below)


00
Bits and Bytes
1965-1989

1
Manuals
1965-1978

2
Technical Notes
1968-1971

3
UCS Notes
1990

4
Instructional Technology NEWS
1993

5
New England Regional Consortium for Computational Studies (NERCCS)


1
Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (DIAL)


2
Student Affairs
1867-2007
75.5 lin. feet
RG 30

This record group consists of materials gathered from university offices, units, and centers responsible for admissions, financial aid, and student services (including housing, health and religious services, disability services, academic support, transportation, and campus safety).

Included in this record group are the records of Dean of Students, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, United Christian Foundation, Counseling Center Research Reports, Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office and Student Affairs Research, Information and Systems (SARIS) reports, and Pulse Surveys.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


1
Handbooks
1890-2007

2

Published since 1890 by the Young Men's Christian Association and subsequently by the Christian Association, Student Religious Council, Student Senate, Women's Student Government Association, Office of Dean of Students and lastly by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, these handbooks were generally edited and produced by students, although content and titles of the handbooks have changed through time. The student handbooks consist of maps and general information about the college and university including information about organizations, clubs, services, regulations and policies, faculty, work opportunities and social activities. Beginning in 1971 the Student Handbook was expanded to provide new students more detailed information about the University before they arrived. In the late 1980's the Student Handbook ceased as other publications provided this service.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


1
Biographical note:

The Office of Dean of Women was established in 1945 and the Office of Dean of Men was created in 1948. President Lederle created the Office of the Dean of Students in 1961, to replace the separately structured offices of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women, and to provide more effective, more flexible support for a growing and changing student body. In the 1960's, the Office of the Dean of Students had responsibility for almost all of the operational units related to student life, including Admissions, Records, Residence Halls, Dining Halls,Student Union, Student Activities, Placement, and Financial Aid. As the University became a statewide administrative unit with the opening of UMass-Boston and the Medical School, there was an increasing conflict between the Office of the Dean of Students on the Amherst campus and the growing demands for a responsive administrative hierarchy. In 1970, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs was therefore created to provide an appropriate level of supervision for the various Student Affairs divisions with regard to budget, personnel and administration. The Office of the Dean of Students then became a student contact-based office, which cooperated and collaborated with the other divisions.

Scope and content:

This series consists of the records of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


1
Office of Jewish Affairs
1994-2007

1
Operations Council


2
Committees in Student Affairs


3
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Activities
1994-2007

4
Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean for Enrollment
1994-2007

5
Special Services


6
Dean of Students


2
Assistant Dean of Students


1
Regulations


2
Office of Greek Affairs


3
Information Data Bank (IDB)


4
Mastery Learning Center


5
Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns
1986-2007

6
Dean of Women


3
Dean of Academic Support Services


4
University Tour Service
1984-2007

1
Educational Talent Search Program
1991-2007

2
Admissions


5
Registrar


6
Transfer Affairs


7
Exchange Programs


8
Student Development and Career Planning Center


9
Counseling Center


1
New Students Program (summer counseling)


2
Career Planning and Placement Service


5
Campus Career Network
1997-2007

7
Room to Move (drug drop-in center)


10
Chaplains, Religion


11
Newman Center


1
Chabad House


2
United Christian Foundation (UCF)


12
Outreach Mobile Unit


13
Financial Aid, Scholarships


14
Health Services


15
Division of Health Education


2
Peer Sex Education Program


2
Demonstration Alcohol Education Project


3
Mental Health Services


3
Environmental Health and Safety


4
Campus Building Ventilation Working Group


1
Employee Assistance Program (EPA)


5
Valley Health Plan


13
Committee on Facilities for the Handicapped


16
Public Safety


17
Police


18
Security


19
Parking Coordinator, Transportation


20
Housing Assignment Office


21
Office of Residential Resource Management


1

Formerly Housing Services

Office of Community Development and Human Relation


22
Life/Career Development Team


1
Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO)


23
Academic Activities Board


2
RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee


3
Advisory Council of Women


24
Commuter Student Affairs


25
Black Culture Center (New Africa House)


26
Nummo News (see also NOMMO (1990-94), RG 45/00/N6)
1974-1990

/N8
Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO)/ Student Affairs Research, Information and Systems (SARIS)


27
Veterans Affairs, Office of (Veterans Assistance and Counseling Services)


28
Handicapped Student Affairs (Disability Services, 1990- )
1973-1989

29
Student Activities Office


30

Renamed the Center for Student Development.

Office of ALANA Affairs
1978-2006

1

Collection contains newsletters and other publications, historical files, ALANA Caucus materials, meeting minutes and files pertaining to ALANA RSOs.

Restrictions on access:

Director's files and budget materials are restricted.

Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP)
1987-2007

31
Housing Services


RG 32
Publications (except as noted below)


00
Director of Residence Life


1
Residential Life Board (RLB)


2
Child Care Advisory Committee


4
Project 10, Inquiry Program


5
Budget and Finance


6
Residential Education East


7
Residential Education West


8
Personnel


9
Family Housing


10
Maintenance and Operations


11
Greek Affairs


12
Housing Assignments


13
Residential Academic Programs


14
Housing Services Cable Network (HSCN)
1991-2007

15
Office of Residence Life
1994-2007

16
Administrative Services


RG 35
Publications (except as noted below)


00
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services


1

Formerly Dean of Administration

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance


1
Personnel-Payroll (Human Resources Office)


2
Labor Relations


1
Business Office, Director of Personnel and Financial Services


3
Controller (Amherst Campus)


4
Accounting, Cashiering


5
Procurement


6
Data Processing Center (DPC) /University Information Systems


7
Mail Services


8
Duplicating


9
Copy Centers


10
Food Services


11
Housing Administration


12
Apartments (Lincoln, University, and North Village)


1
Married Student Housing Committee


2
UMass Tenant Association (UMTA)


3
Property and Receiving


13
Coordinator of Labor Relations


14
Community Relations


15
Bursar


16
Telecommunications


17
Financial Affairs


18
Auxiliary Services


19
Budget Office


20
Parking Services
1994-2007

21
Financial Analysis and Systems


22
Physical Plant
1884-2007

RG 36
Publications (except as noted below)


00
Director, Physical Plant Department


1
Asbestos Control Office


2
Maintenance


5
Office of Solid Waste Management
1990-2007

10

Formerly Waste Management and Moving Services

Building Authority


21
Building Association


22
Massachusetts Commission on Corruption (Ward Commission)


23
Subject files (other than specific buildings or parts of campus)


50
Coed Bathrooms
1981

B3
Cellular Tower
1993

C4
Cornerstones
1884-2007

C6
Distinguished Architecture
1966

D5
Ellis Drive
1939

E4
Fire Insurance
1909

F3
Flag Staff
1908

F4
Class of 1882 Fountain


F5
Galleries and Public Art Sites


G2
Lighting
1965

L5
Chain Link Mazes
1983-2007

M3
Memorial Stones and Plaques


M4
Metawampe


M5
Olmsted Drive
1939

O6
Pelham Quarry
1866

Q8
Ravine
1933

R3
Rifle Range
1942

R4
Sculptures


S8
Senior Fence


S8.5
Sewer Lines
1913

S8.75
Sidewalks
1984

S9
Solar Habitat
1984

S10
Tree Planting On Campus
1961

T6
Trees (including Japanese trees)


T7
Tunnels


T8
Water Crisis
1980-1989

W3
Water Supply


W4
Campus Maps


100
Specific buildings or parts of campus


101-104
Specific Buildings (except residential)


101

This extensive series contains information regarding many of the buildings, including academic, residential, administrative and auxiliary services, on the Amherst campus. Also found in this series are materials about some of the outlying University facilities. The files include histories, correspondence, reports, dedications, descriptions, floor plans, newsclippings, inventory lists of furnishings, artifacts and other related items.

Residential buildings


102
Central Area


C4
North Village Apartments


N5
Northeast


N6
Orchard Hill


07
Southwest


S6
Sylvan


S9
Buildings proposed but not built


103
Segments of Campus


104
Botanic Garden


B6
William Smith Clark Memorial
1990

C4
Commemorative Gardens


C6
Durfee Garden
1993-2007

D8
Hadley Farm


H5
Haigis Mall


H6
Metawampe Lawn


M5
North Pleasant Street


N6

1968 Joint Town-University Task Force

Campus Pond and Isle of View


P6
Rhododendron Garden


R5
Waugh Arboretum
1944

W3
West Campus (A design proposal)
1993

W4
Campus Center, Student Union


RG 37
Campus Center


1
Dining Services


2
Hotel Operations


3
Events Office
1996-2007

4
University Store


5
Print Shop


6
Travel Office


7
Textbook Annex


8
Campus Center/Student Union (CC/SU) Commission
1994-2007

9
Student Union


10
Board of Governors


11
University Relations and Development/University Advancement
1988-2007

RG 39

After September 1983, the unit was administered by Vice-Chancellor for University Relations and Development; the records themselves are held in the originating office. The name changed in Fall of 1993 to Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development/University Advancement)


1
Administrative Staff


1
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement--University Relations
1993-2007

2
State Relations


3
Design and Production


6
Editorial Services


7
Publications Department
1988-2007

8
International Fund
1992-2007

9
Science and Technology Advancement (STA)
1995-2007

10
Faculty and Staff
1863-2007

RG 40

The Archives holds material on over 5,000 individual faculty and staff members, ranging from vitae and resumes to research notes, newsclippings, and publications. Materials for faculty who also held adminstrative positions may be filed in the relevant record group(s). More substantial collections of faculty papers are designated by the call number FS.

Publications (except as noted below)


00
Faculty in general


1
Meetings (College and University)


1
Lectures


2
Grades


3
Salaries


4
Tenure


5
Sabbatical Leave


6
Travel Funds


7
Retired Faculty


8
Commonwealth Professorships


9
Faculty Residence Program


10
Awards (from outside sources)


11
Official University Committees and Faculty Senate
1957-2007

2
Faculty Senate, minutes and agenda


A1
Educational Policies Council


.1

The Educational Policies Council was preceded by the Curriculum Committee and the Course of Study Committee.

Academic Matters Committee


A2
Faculty Senate Committees


A3
Faculty Senate Documents


A4
Faculty Senate Secretary


A5
University Committe on Aids
1987-1993

A5.5
University Committee on Alcohol Use
1957-2007

A6
Biotechnology Program Committee
1985-1988

B5
Campus Awareness Committee
1986-2007

C.5
Catalogue 148
1910-1927

C1
Celebration
1912-1917

C2
Centennial Committee
1960-1963

C2.1
Chancellor's Commission on Civility in Human Relations
1980-2007

C3
University China Committee
1980-2007

C4
Classroom Improvement Committee
1994-2007

C4.5
Committee on Overseas Programs and Exchanges (COPE)
1964

C5
Communications-Related Disciplines and Center for Massachusetts Communications
1969

C6
Computer Study
1966-1970

C6.5
Provost's Task Force on Academic Computing
1984-1985

C6.7
Ad hoc Committee on Consensual Relations
1993-2007

C6.9
Core-Curriculum
1949-1950

C7
Curriculum
1933

C8
Ad hoc Curriculum
1966, 1968

C9
Student Curriculum
1934

C9.5
Dental Hygiene
1962

D4
Development Advisory Council
1969

D5
Commission on Campus Diversity
2004-2007

D5.5
Educational Liaison Project
1977

E3
Employment
1910-1928

E4
Entrance
1908-1936

E5
Environmental Resource Coordinating Committee
1993

E7
Faculty Guide Committee
1988-1989

F1
University Faculty Senate, ad hoc Committee


F2
Farm
1897

F3
Future University of Massachusetts
1970-1971

F8
The Chancellor's Task Force on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns
1993-2007

G2
Support Group for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns
1987-2007

G3
Graduate School
1910-1913

G7
Health Program
1970-1972

H4
University History Committee
1986-1987

H5
Honorary Degrees
1975-1979

H7
Housing Services Review Committee
1993

H7.5
Human Subjects Review
1982

H8
Task Force on Increased Recruitment
1991

I4
Instruction
1910

I5
Law School
1966-1975

L1
Committee on University Lectures
1986

L1.5
Liability
1958

L2
Library
1911-1957 (bulk 1951-1957)

L3
Library Task Force Report
1980-1981

L3.5
Joint Committee on Literature
1974

L5
Marine Sciences Facilities at Cape Ann, ad hoc
1975

M3
Massachusetts Agricultural Review
1926-1930

M4
Massachusetts State College in the Post-War Period
1944

M4.5
Mid-Winter Alumni Day
1923-1926

M5
Minority Student Services Review Commission
1988

M6
Missions and Goals
1975-1976

M8
Chancellor's Task Force on Multicultural Issues
1990

M9
Multicultural Student Union Committee
1991

M10
M.A.C. News Service
1926

N4
Ombudsman Selection
1975-1976

O4
Parents' Day
1925

P2
Parking and Transportation Council
1972-1975

P3
Selection of a President
1927-1969

P6
Chancellor's Committee on Professional Personnel
1966-1972

P7
Project Bridge
1968

P8
Publications
1916-1927

P9
Publications Policy
1949-1950

P9.1
Publications and Public Relations
1954-1956

P9.2
Publicity
1926-1927

P9.5
Faculty Working Group on Racial Awareness and Cultural Diversity
1987-2007

R3
Recycling Committee
1989-2007

R3.5
Research
1951-1957

R4
Resident Assistant Role Review Committee
1993

R4.5
Retention Committee (student drop-out problem)
1985-2007

R5
President's Committee on Room Rents and Fees
1970

R6
Campus Safety
1923-1924

S1
Safety Committee
1978

S1.5

Report of the Graduate Research Center

Salary
1947-1948

S2
Salaries and Cost of Living
1919

C6
Schedule
1910-1923

S2.5
Advisory Committee for Scheduling
1983-2007

S2.7
Scholarship
1910-1957

S3
Future School of Education
1976

E3
Semi-Centennial
1913-1921

S4
Specific Committee on Service Learning Curriculum
1994-2007

S4.2
Sexual Assault Advisory Committee
1990-1992

S4.5
State Relationships
1933-1934

S5
Stockbridge School
1924-1945

S6
Strategic Planning Process
1993-2007

S6.5
Student Activities
1909-1911

S7
Student Life
1911-1955

L5
Task Force on Super Conductors
1985

S8
Teaching Principles
1937-1938

T3
Traffic and Parking Appeals Board
1972-2007

T7
Undergraduate Retention Committee
1992

U4
University College
1966-1967

U5
University Community Service Council
1993-2007

U6
Valuation of Courses
1911-1967

V3
Women's News in the Collegian
1978

W6
Faculty and staff committees and organizations not appointed by an official unit


3
Academic Advisors' Council
1986-1993

A.5
Faculty Group for Academic Freedom
1969-1970

A1
Ad hoc Faculty/Librarian Action Committee
1980

A1.5
Applied Behavioral Science Alliance ( ABSA)
1973-1974

A6
Army Reserve Unit
1961

A7
Coordinating Committee on the Campus Convention on the Future of Public Higher Education
1995-2007

C2
Demography Group
1982-2007

D4
Disarmament Study Group
1981

D5
Committee for Human Rights and a Responsible University
1987

H7
Committee for Human Rights in the Soviet Area
1974

H8
Jewish Faculty Professional Group
1980

J4
Literary Society
1953-1959

L4
Metawampe Club
1907-2007

M4
Northeast Quadrangle President's Council, Housing sub committee
1968

N6
On Campus Alumni Club
1986-1989

O5
UMass Faculty/Staff for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
1990-1991

P1
Faculty and Staff for Peace in Central America
1985-1987

P2
Phi Beta Kappa
1932-2007

P3
Phi Kappa Phi
1904-2007

P4
Faculty Group of Principal Investigators
1978

P7
Shubenacadie Club
1921-1942

S3
Sigma Xi
1938-1968

S4
Faculty Committee on Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries
1962

T7
Vietnam Moratorium, Faculty for
1969

V5
Women in German (WIG)
1975-2007

W5
Joint committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates


4
Unions and associations


5
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)


A2

See also MS 152, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Records.

Committee of Concerned Faculty


C6
Committee of Four Hundred


.5
Credit Union


C7
Faculty Freedom Task Force
1976

F3
Committee for a Fully Informed Faculty
1976

F8
Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) (see also MS-266)


M4
Massachusetts Society of Professors-American Association of University Professors (MSP-AAUP)


.1
International Brotherhood of Police Officers (NAGE)


P6
Professional Association of UMass at Amherst (PAUMA)


P7
Professional Staff Appeals Committee


P7.5
Professional Staff Organization (PSO)
1984-2007

P7.7
Retired Staff Association
1993-2007

R4
Local 1776, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees); Council 41


S4
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Local-509)


S5
Socialistic Faculty Caucus


S6
12 to 1 (Commonwealth Clericals)


T9
UMass Labor Council
1995-2007

U5
University Staff Association (USA)


U6
University Women's Network (UWN)


U7
Women In Staff Professional Positions (WISPP)


W5
Faculty Club


6
University Women


7
Newcomer's Club


2
Engineering Faculty Women's Club (Engineering Wives)


3
Faculty and Staff Bibliographies (collective)


9
Faculty and Staff Biographies, Lists, and Directories (collective)


10
Individual Faculty and Staff


11

Alphabetically arranged with biographies, publications, and other papers interfiled.

Student Body
1867-2007
155 lin. feet
RG 45

Record Group 45 represents the collected records of student activities from 1867, including the first entering class of Massachusetts Agricultural College, to the present. Included in the materials are reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, brochures and programs, newsclippings and student-sponsored publications, documents activities, issues, programs and growth of the student body through student government units and committees; ethnic, cultural and special interest groups; unions and associtaions; fine arts groups; honorary societies; religious groups; social action groups; fraternities and sororities; and student protests and demonstrations.

Professional student groups materials are housed separately with the department, school, or discipline with which they are affiliated.

Student publications
1869-2007
53 lin. feet
00

This series consists of the collected student publications from Massachusetts Agricultural College (1867-1931), Massachusetts State College (1931-1947), and the University of Massachusetts (1947-2007) and includes student newspapers, magazines, newsletters, inserts, yearbooks, and songbooks, which are not necessarily affiliated with a special student interest group or academic department on campus. Limited amounts of administrative materials are available and filed separately for some of the publications.

The New Senate AGENDA
1993

A1
Aggie Banqueteer
1917

A2
Aggie Life
1890-1901
2.5 lin. feet
A3
Biographical note:

First published in 1890 as a semi-monthly student newspaper of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Aggie Life's mission was to record all matters of general interest concerning the College, students and alumni, and to provide a forum for student writing. Prior to 1890, weekly college news appeared in a column of the local town newspaper, The Amherst Record. In 1901, after the students voted to discontinue using the term Aggie to identify student publications, Aggie Life was renamed the College Signal.

Scope and content:

Newspaper contains campus and alumni news, feature stories, student editorials and literary works, photographs, advertisements and sports information. Also included in this collection are Aggie Life and College Signal secretary's book (1893-1905), Aggie Life Banquet materials (1891), and unbound issues of Aggie Life (1900-1901).

Arrangement:

Issues arranged chronologically within bound volumes.

Aggie News Letter
1917

A4
Au Present
1966

A8
Bay State Ruralist
1912-1917

B2
Biblio file
1987, 1994

B4
Book for Little Loving Children Needing Guidance, 1 + 1 is not equal to 3
1973

B6
Butter Meter News
1985

B8
Caesura
1962-1967

C3

Issues contain a blend of original student (and some faculty) prose, poetry, short stories and artwork. Notable contributors included Robert L. Levey (class of 1960), Beverly (Buffy) Sainte-Marie (class of 1962), Paul E. Theroux (class of 1963) and faculty member, Jules Chametzky (see FS 1). Included in the collection are some clippings pertaining to the history of Caesura. Caesura was also published under previous titles:

  • The Literary Magazine (1958-1962)
  • The Quarterly (1946-1958)
  • The Collegian Quarterly (1937-1946)

Carbunkle Review
1970

C4
Circuit
1884-1885

C4.5
Claridad
1972

C4.7
College Monthly
1887-1888

C5
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
1914-2007
38 lin. feet
C6
Biographical note:

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, successor to the College Signal, began as a weekly student newspaper in 1914. In 1951 it moved to semi-weekly publication and then to three-times-weekly in 1957. In 1967 it became a daily newspaper, changing its title to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, Professor Maxwell Goldberg guided the Collegian staff as a faculty advisor. Today, the Collegian operates without a faculty advisor as a financially independent agency funded by advertisement monies. The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is part of the Division of Campus Activities under the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Scope and content:

The nature of the content of the Collegian has changed over the years, particularly since the 1940s when, as a result of campus involvement in WWII and University growth, the newspaper expanded its scope to include information pertaining to broader campus issues and world events, campus news and announcements, world news (primarily since the early 1950s), editorials, columns and opinion pieces, sports news, photographs, and student comics are regular components. Special feature pages were introduced in the late 1970s for Women; World News; Arts and Living; Black Affairs; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; and Jewish Affairs. Other materials in this collection include reports, special and anniversary issues, and articles and news clippings pertaining to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Administrative files on the Women's Occupation of the Collegian office in 1978, are also included.

Alternative formats available:

The complete set of publications (1914-2007) is available on microfilm. It is housed as #A334 in the library's microfilm collection.

Collegian Quarterly
1938-1955
0.5 lin. feet
C6.2
Biographical note:

The Collegian Quarterly first appeared 1937 and 1938 in newspaper format as a literary supplement to The Massachusetts Collegian to "offer the [Massachusetts State College] student an outlet for the expression of his Ideas and Experience." Under the guidance of the Academic Activities Board, the Collegian Quarterly Board (consisting of the Editor, Associate Editor and Assistant Editor) and staff edited and published four issues each academic year. Starting in the autumn of 1938, the Collegian Quarterly was printed in a smaller booklet format, although the 1944 issue was printed in newspaper format. The name changed in 1946 to Quarterly and in 1958 to The Literary Magazine. The Literary Magazine was succeeded by Caesura in 1962.

Scope and content:

Issues contain student prose and poetry, photographs, and sketches, as well as advertisements. Included in the collection is one small folder containing memoranda, newsclippings and a 1981 note from Dr. Max Goldberg detailing some historical information on the Collegian Quarterly.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by year in bound volumes (1937-1952); loose issues exist for 1955 and 1958.

College Signal
1901-1914
3.0 lin. feet
C6.4
Scope and content:

The records of the Aggie Life and the College Signal secretary (1893-1905) are included in this series. Collection consists of bound volumes (1901-1914) and unbound issues (1901-1905).

Alternative formats available:

Also available on microfilm: College Signal (1901-1914), RG 190/12.

Commonwealth
1947-1949

C7
Contemporary University Newsletter
1970

C7.2
Context
1960

C7.4
Creative Voice
1990-2007

C7.8
Critical Times
1985-1988

C8
Drum
1979-1983

D7
Exit
1968

E4
Free Press
1966

F6
Freshman Register
1974-1977

F6.5
Friday War-Cry
1914-1915

F7
GrassRoots
1976

G7
Hobbit
1967

H6
Houyhnhum (Orchard Hill)
ca.1970

H7
Ichthus
1967

I3
Ikhana
1962-1964

I4
Index
1869-2007
14 lin. feet
I5
Biographical note:

The first undergraduate yearbook was published in 1869 and described by its editors as "a pamphlet designed to represent the internal growth and status of the College, and which we hope may prove of interest alike to members of the College and to the public". Originally the junior class was responsible for its organization and publication; however in 1934, both the junior and senior classes produced their own separate editions. From 1935 to 2006, the yearbook was organized and published by the senior class. The yearbook was discontinued during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Scope and content:

The archives maintain several copies of the Index for reference and research. There is occasional documentation of protests and demonstrations; dignitaries, scholars and performers visiting campus; military presence on campus; status of library and greenhouse collections; art and horticultural shows; world events; and advertisements. The first individual student photographs appeared in the 1902 Index. In recent years, only a small fraction of the graduating class has elected to have portraits included. Recent yearbooks also include information on the five-college consortium, surrounding communities, campus maps and transportation.

Intercollegiate Daily News
1933-1934

I6
Kick Off
1930

K5
La Resistance
1967

L2
Left Field
1990

L2.3
Liberator
1989-2007

L2.5
MAC Literary Monthly
1910

L4
Little Dipolmant (Ft. Devens)
1948

L5
Maroon and White
1992-2007

M2
Mass Action
1928-1929

M3
Massachusetts Collision
1933

M4
Massachusetts Free Press
1988-2007

M4.5
Minuteman
1986-2007

M5
Scope and content:

The Minuteman is an independent student newspaper published by The Silent Majority, a Registered Student Organization of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. First published in the spring of 1986, the newspaper, according to its first editors, "provides a forum for alternative political views seldom expressed in existing campus media."

Arrangement:

Arranged chonologically by date.

Multicultural UMass Community
1988

M8
News and Notes
1959

N4
News Project (an insert in the Collegian)
1968

N5
Nexus
2004-2007

N5.5
NOMMO
1990-1994

N6
Out Front
1975-1977

09
Plague
1939

P4
Poetry Circular
1963

P5
Pow-Wow
1948

P6
Progressive Student


P7
Questor
1974

Q8
Quarterly
1958-1959

Razor Blade
1920-1923

R2
Register
1870-1884

R3
Sam Spank's Greatest Hits
1968

S2
Shorthorn
1921-1957
2.5 lin. feet
S3

First published in 1921, Shorthorn was the yearbook of the two-year Stockbridge School of Agriculture of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts State College, and the University of Massachusetts. The name changed to STOSAG in 1958.

Shorthorn Newsletter
1962-1977

1
Songbooks and Songs


S4
Spectrum
1965-1986

S5
Squib
1914-1924

S6
Statesman


S7

Also the Summer Statesman, Crier, Summer Crier, Summer News, Summer Time, and Solstice

STOSAG
1958-1995

S8

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture yearbook, previously published as Shorthorn (1921-1957), was renamed STOSAG in 1958 on the 40th anniversary of the school's establishment in 1918. It ceased publication after the 1995 edition.

Student Newsnote on Massachusetts Higher Education
1976

S8.6
Student To Student
1978

S9
Summer School Wail


S10
Sylvan Parchment
1976

S11
Take-Off
1943-1944

T2
Transitions (MGSA Newsletter)
1987

T7
Travesty
1990

T8
Troy
1990

T9
UMAGRAFFITI
ca. 1975

U4
Valley Review
1967-1968

V3
Weekly Biff
1910

W4
Weekly News
1989

W5
Yahoo
1954-1973
1 lin. foot
Y2
Biographical note:

Yahoo, a collegiate humor magazine, was first published in 1954 by students at University of Massachusetts Amherst "to satirize college life in general and to expose the humorous institutions of the University in particular." The magazine also provided a forum for student expression and opinion on broader contemporary issues. Yahoo earned the description "ill-fated" in 1966, when it finally became too outrageous for its time. Following a verbal barrage by Senator John Harrington (D-Lowell) who was displeased by cartoons, the university administration cut Student Senate funds from Yahoo in 1966. Following the suspension, an "unmentionable" campus humor magazine was published in 1968, under the titles "Magazine" and "NO". In the spring of 1969, Yahoo returned to campus when the Trustees approved the re-use of the name Yahoo for the "unnamed" campus humor magazine. The last issues of Yahoo were published in 1973.

Scope and content:

Magazines contain feature articles, short stories, editorials, poems, cartoons, sketches, photographs, and advertising. Organization records include constitutions, board and committee files, correspondence, and newsclippings.

Arrangement:

Published issues arranged chronologically by year in bound volumes (1954-1966); loose issues, 1967-1973. Organizational records are arranged alphabetically.

Ynkhorne
1926-1927

Y5
Zu News
1989-1995

Z8
Student Senate/Student Government Association (SGA)

20.25 lin. feet
1
Biographical note:

In 1899, undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Agricultural College initiated efforts to form a College Senate and in 1901, the Student Senate was established. It grew in size and authority as a result of an increased need for strict enforcement of conduct in a growing student body. By the early 1920s, student government rested in the hands of four organizations: Student Senate (executive body for all four year students), Women's Student Council, the Honor Council, and Adelphia.

In 1948, when a new constitution reorganized the Student Government into Legislative, Administrative, and Judicial branches, the Student Senate was placed within the Legislative. Its function was to "exert a governing influence on student conduct and activities, represent the interests of the student body before the faculty and the administration, supervise and determine the procedure of student elections, appoint committees, and make expenditures from a fund provided for it by the men of this college." With the creation of residence halls and area governments in the late 1960s, the role of the Student Senate was re-examined. The result was a larger and more formal student governing body with many committees handling such areas as budget and finance, services, elections, announcements, women's affairs, and other areas of student concern.

Scope and content:

This collection consists of bound meeting minutes of the Student Senate secretary (1901-1948) and administrative materials (1909-1922, 1960s-early 1980s) including by-laws, constitutions, budget materials, unbound meeting minutes, committee records, correspondence, newsclippings and subject files. The early meeting minutes (1901-1948) document discussions and decisions relating to student conduct and discipline. Topics included traditional rope pull, hazing, social events, banquets, sports related issues and smoking on campus.

Also available are 15 boxes (18.75 lin. feet) of unprocessed administrative files, ca. 1950-1990 which are located off site; prior notice for access is required.

Executive


1
Judiciary
1963-2007

2
Biographical note:

The undergraduate judicial system of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is based on the Code of Student Conduct (CSC). The CSC serves as an umbrella document which covers any undergraduate student enrolled in or accepted for an academic program, or any student residing in University housing facilities. It incorporates and empowers other policies, which are enforced through procedures set up by the CSC. The University has always had standards of behavior for its community. In 1967 the first Code of Student Conduct of the modern era was approved. It addressed issues of safety and civility, academic honesty, financial obligations, and residence hall living. In the summer of 1986, major revisions were introduced to the Code of Student Conduct. Since that time, additional changes have occurred.

Scope and content:

Included in the record are First Annnual Report to the Umass Student Government Association on the Office of the Attorney General (1980), policy acts and statements (1971), Judicial System Manuals (1971), report of the ad hoc Committee on Judicial Review (1971), an Overview of the Undergraduate Judicial System (1988) and newsclippings.

Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO)
1973-2007
.25 lin. feet
2
Biographical note:

Discussions between the Dean of Students and the Student Senate led to the hiring of an attorney, Richard Howland, in September 1970 as general counsel to undergraduates to advise students without representing them in any litigation. In the mid-1970s, the students increased their financial support of the program, with appropriations from the Graduate Student Senate and the Student Government Association (Student Activities Tax), in order to expand the staff and allow attorneys to represent students in specific types of cases. In 1973, the Legal Services Office (LSO) was created to "provide counseling, advice, representation, and education to the student body of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst concerning all legal matters." In 1975, in response to student demands, the Trustees recognized the authority of the LSO to litigate on behalf of students in cases against the University. In 1986, the Trustees, acting upon recommendations of University administrators, revoked its recognition of the LSO's authority to represent students in cases against the University or in criminal cases.

After a number of years of dispute, the President and Chancellor reviewed the issue and in 1993 the Trustees passed a resolution that allowed student activities fees to continue to be used for LSO operations "provided that the office, which is supported by University funds, shall not engage in litigation either in court or before administrative agencies, against the Commonwealth or any of its agencies, subdivisions or instrumentalities including the University, or any municipality, or any officer, trustee, agent or employee of any of the foregoing for actions related to their official duties or responsibilities."

Scope and content:

Collection consists of Legal Services Office board minutes (1979-1981), correspondence (1979-1983), The Students Rights Advocate (1989-1991,1997), typescript history of LSO by Robert Gage (1975), brochures and flyers, and newsclippings.

Women's Student Government Association (WSGA)
1920-1984
.5 lin. feet
4
Biographical note:

The Women's Student Government Association, initially the Women's Student Council, was formed in 1919 as the self-governing body for women students. All female students were considered ipso facto members of the Association, and if enrolled for a minimum of one year, eligible to vote. Its purpose was to establish guidelines for student conduct and "make each member feel responsibility to herself, to the Association, and to the college; and to give each girl a conception of citizenship which will hold not only in [the] college community but in the greater group after college."

Scope and content:

Materials in the collection consist of a Women's Student Council history extracted from the 1931 "Index", correspondence to and from the Women's Judiciary Board (1955), Handbooks for Women (1929, 1936-1942), Centennial Focus on Women program (1963), policy for Award of Honor to Women Students (n.d) and newsclippings (1920, 1984). The handbook issued annually to female students by the WSGA included the constitution and by-laws of the Association; regulations governing residential housing and general personal conduct; and information about female students' clubs and organizations at the college, including sororities.

Stockbridge Senate


5
Summer Student Government


6
Student Senate Committees


7
Academic Affairs


A2
Auto Pool


A8
Budget


B8
Communications


C6
Faculty and Educational Policy


F3
Lecture Note Program


L4
Public Policy


P8
Reform
1966

R4
Rents and Fees


R5
Student Life
1936-1967

S7
Transit Service


T7
Joint Committees


8
Southwest Area Government (SWAG)


9
Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA)
1975-2007
1 lin. foot
10
Biographical note:

Formed in 1978 by the merging of the Student Organizing Project (SOP) and the Student Center for Educational Research (SCER), the Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA) is today the research and advocacy arm of the Undergraduate Student Senate. SCERA, consisting of students and professional staff, analyzes existing programs, deciphers student education issues and needs, and advocates to improve student life, work and study at the University. The center also seeks to provide students with the skills and resources to do their own research and analysis and to organize to bring about change.

Scope and content:

Included in the collection are in-depth study reports (1975-1981) on such topics as student housing, governance, budget, course and teacher evaluation, student racism, buildings and spaces. Also represented are administrative files containing meeting minutes, correspondence (1977, 1979-1980), and newsclippings.

Honor System


11
Town Meeting (Student Action Committee)


12
Progressive Candidates Pool


13
Northeast Area Government


14
Black Students at UMass and in Western Massachusetts


15
Sylvan Area Government


16
Union Program Council (UPC)


17
Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)/Commuter Services and Housing Resources Center, 1993- )


18
Black Student Union
1992-2007

19
Graduate Student Senate
1965-2007
2.25 lin. feet
20
Biographical note:

In 1965, the Graduate Student Senate was established to work with administration and faculty in making policy recommendations on issues such as student housing, parking, and cultural matters. In 1972, a Graduate Student Senate Task Force was organized to explore ways of strengthening the Senate as an accountable and influential body and increasing its involvement in initiating, funding, and running student-related services. In 1977, a stronger Graduate Student constitution was passed. In 1978, the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) lent their support for UMass graduate student employee unionization and collective bargaining. Since its inception, the GSS has maintained involvement with campus governance by securing graduate representation on search committees and other campus-wide committees and by offering informational seminars.

Scope and content:

Consists of meeting minutes (1964-1989), constitutions (1965, 1977), Report of the Joint Commission on Campus Governance (1971), committee materials, organizing materials for unionization and collective bargaining of graduate student employees (1973-1980), membership cards and lists (1970's), newsletters (1969-1970's), Graduate Student Senate newsletters (The Graduate Voice [1983-1990] and The Voice), newsclippings, announcements, and other subject material.

Media-other than publications
1948-2007
0.5 lin. feet
30

Consists of constitutions, histories, committee minutes, memoranda, program guides, newsletters, newsclippings, flyers, and memorabilia of student-run media organizations including Black Mass Communications Project, Student Publications and Broadcast Board (1966, 1969), Soul TV, Union Video Center, UVC TV-Channel 19, WMUA (1948-2007), WOCH, WSUR (1988) and WSYL (1986).

Black Mass Communications Project (BMCP)
1968-2007

B4
Publications and Broadcast Board, Student


P8
Union Video Center (Student Video Project)


U5
WMUA (FM Radio Station)


W6
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station, 1987)


W7
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station)


W8
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station)


W9
General/Special Interest Groups
1908-2007
11.25 lin. feet
40

This series consists of the collected records of individual general and special interest student groups from Massachusetts Agricultural College (1867-1931), Massachusetts State College (1931-1947), and the University of Massachusetts (1947-2007). Represented are clubs, associations, centers, and collectives.

Abilities Unlimited
1986-2007

A2
ACCESS
1989

A2.5
Afro-American Society
1968-2007

A3.2
Agricultural Improvement Association
1911-1912

A3.6
Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP)
1992-2007

A4
Anti-Racism Coalition
1992-2007

A5
Arab
ca. 1969

A6
Armenian Students Club
1985

A7
Asian American Students Association (AASA)
1975-2007

A8
Blues Band
1985-2007

B4
Boarding Club, MAC
1884

B6.2
Book Club, MAC
1908-1925

B6.4
Cambodian Student Association


C2
Camera Club, Amherst
1935

C3
Cape Verdean Student Alliance (CVCA)
1982-2007

C3.5
Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS)
1976

C4
Chess Team
1980

C4.3
Chinese Student Club


C4.5
College Bowl Team
1964

C5
Commuter Assembly


C6
Co-ops and Businesses, Student Run


C6.5
Craft Market


C7
Craft Shop


C9
Credit Union, Student Federal


C10
Dames Club


D3
Edward Everett Literary Society
1870-1876

E3
Environmental Horticultural Club (Envhort)
1997-2007

E5
Equestrian Drill Team


E6
Escort Service


E7
European Club
1991-2007

E8
Fire and First Aid Unit


F4
Flying Club, Collegiate


F5
Flying Redman


F5.4
Food Service Governance Board


F6
People's Gay Alliance


G3
Graduate Women's Network
1994-2007

G7
Grievance Support Group
1994-2007

G8
Haitian Student Association (HASA)


H1
Hang Gliding Club


H2
Handicapped Student Collective


H3
Hands Club (sign language)
1980s-2007

H3.5
Hellenic Student Association
1982-1991

H4
HillTop Health Club
1983

H5
Hindu Students Organization (HSO)
1995-2007

H5.5
Hispanic Cultural Center
1989

H6
Hunger Task Force, UMass


H8
Indian, Asian, Association


I5
Institute of Food Technologists
1950

I5.2
International Club


I5.3
Indian, American, Student Association


I6
Japan America Club
1990

J3
Jewish Caucus


J4
Juggling Club


J8
Karate Club


K2
Korean Student Association (KSA)
1985-2007

K6
Latin American Cultural Center (LACC)


L2
Lesbian Union


L4
MAC Dramatic Society


M3
Mass Aid


M4
Minute Waltzer's
1987-2007

M5
Muslim Students Association
1994-2007

M8
Natural History Society
1883-1895

N3.6
Non-academic computing (NAC)
1996-2007

N6
Outing Club
1940-2007

O9.3
Pakistani Student Association (PSA)
1996-2007

P2
Parachute Club, Sport


P3
People's Market


P4
People's News-Stand


P4.5
Photographer's Association


P5
Portuguese Club


P6
Poultry Club


P6.5
Precisionettes


P7
Pre-Law Association


P7.4
Pre-Medical Society


P7.5
Amateur Radio Club
1948

R3
Reading Room Association


R4
Record Club
1937

R4.5
Redemption Service, Student


R5
REFLECT
1995-2007

R5.5
Residential Recycling Program


R6
Sailing Club


S3
Science Fiction Club


S4
Single Parents Association
1992-2007

S4.1
Ski Club


S4.2
South Asian Club
1992-2007

S4.23
Sportsman Club
1988-2007

S4.25
Stereo Co-ops


S4.3
Students on Security (SOS)


S4.5
State Student Association of Massachusetts (SSAM)


S6.5
Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA)


S6.7
Students Advocating Rights Together (START)


S6.9
Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Inc. (SCORE)


S7
Students for a Safe Campus
1988-2007

S7.2
Student Network United To Fight Fires (SNUFF)


S7.3
Student Notes and Printing Service (SNPS)


S7.35
Student Nurses Association (SNA)
1987-2007

S7.4
Students United for Public Education (SUPE)


S7.5
Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP)


S8.8
Tenants Organizing Project
1988-2007

T4
Tibetan Students Association (TSA)
1997-2007

T5
Triathlon Club
1989-2007

T7
Turkish Student Organization


T8
Undergraduate Art Students Association (U-ARTS)


U5
United Asia House
1989

U6
Varsity Club
1921-1937

V3
Veterans Coalition


V4
Veterans Service Organization (VSO)


V4.5
Vietnamese Students Association


V5
Volunteer Initiative Blending Education and Service (VIBES)
1989-2007

V6
Volunteers Involved in Vital Action (VIVA)
1992-2007

V7
Washington Irving Literary Society
1867-1892

W3
Women's Admissions and General Support (WAGES)


W6
Young Workers Liberation League (YWILL)


Y6
Unions and Associations (authorized as bargaining agents for the student body)
1974-2007
0.5 lin. feet
45
Biographical note:

In the fall of 1974 students on campus were sparked into action when then Vice Chancellor Gage sent a memo to senate Speaker Cindy McGrath in which the vice chancellor declared his own veto power over the Senate. The result was the first student town meeting at his campus, and increased attention on the possibility of students acting independently of the administration. A second occurrence in 1975 was to forever change student and administration relations. The state of Massachusetts and the University experienced a drastic budget crisis, which resulted in major cutbacks in the budget here on campus. Hundreds of teaching assistant and research assistant positions were eliminated during the summer of 1975. Outraged at these attacks on their livelihood and on the quality of education on campus, but powerless to combat them, a small group of graduate students began discussing an organization for graduate students. The Graduate Student Employees Organizing Committee (GSEOC) was created in the fall of 1975. Since that time a number of student organizations have been formed to respond to relevant issues on the Amherst campus.

Scope and content:

This collection consists of the records of individual undergraduate and graduate student organizations, committees, unions, coalitions, and projects (authorized as bargaining agents for the student body) whose main purpose since the mid-1970s is to bring campus students together into unified groups for mutual support, advocacy, and in the case of the Graduate Employees Organization, collective bargaining. Materials include agreements, handbooks, proposals and responses, memos and correspondence, open letters, newsletters, announcements, brochures, posters, bumper stickers, flyers, songs and chants, and newsclippings.

Graduate Employees Organization (GEO)


G5
Graduate Employee Union Organization Committee (GEUOC)


G6
Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU)


G7
Graduate Teachers Organization (GTO)


G8
Public Student Coalition


P8
Student Organizing Project


O7
Student Unionization


S7
Union of Student Employees


U5
Fine Arts/program groups:
1910-2007
3.25 lin. feet
50

Series consists of the following fine arts program groups: Roister Doisters (1910-1976), Distinguished Visitor's Program, Musical Clubs (1923, 1941-1942) and Arts and Music Committee (1963,1967).

Arts and Music Committee


A7
Distinguished Visitor's Program (DVP)


D5
Musical Clubs


M8
Roister Doisters


R6
Honorary Societies
1915-2007

60
Adelphia


A3
ALANA Honor Society (Asian Latino African Native American)


A3.5
Alpha Lambda Delta


A4.2
Alpha Phi Gamma


A4.4
Alpha Pi Mu


A4.5
Alpha Sigma Lambda


A4.7
Alpha Zeta


A4.9
Beta Gamma Sigma


B2.5
Chi Epsilon


C3
Eta Kappa Nu


E4
Eta Sigma Delta


E4.5
Eta Sigma Phi


E4.55
Golden Key
1985-2007

G3
Kappa Delta Phi


K3
Lear


L4
Maroon Key Society


M3
Mortar Board


M6
Omicron Delta Epsilon


O4
Omicron Nu


O4.5
Phi Alpha Theta


P2
Phi Eta Sigma


P5
Phi Kappa Phi
1904-2007

P5.5
Phi Sigma Alpha


P6
Pi Tau Sigma


P6.5
Psi Chi


P7
Revelers


R4
Scrolls


S4
Sigma Lambda Alpha


S4.25
Sigma Theta Tau


S4.5
Tau Beta Pi


T3
Upsilon Pi Epsilon


U6
Xi Sigma Pi


X5
Religious Groups
1868-2007
4.25 lin. feet
70
Biographical note:

The earliest student religious organization, at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, appears to have been established in 1868 as the College Christian Union. The object of this society was to gather moral and religious information of the world and to "promote the religious culture of its members." The next major organization represented is the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) (1891-1930s). The Newman Club was founded at the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1929 and continues to serve students of the Catholic faith. In 1934 the Menorah Club was revived for Jewish students and later replaced by the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation. The 1940s saw the establishment of the Student Christian Association, which served Protestant students on Campus. Since the 1960s many other student religious organizations have organized to serve the students at UMass Amherst.

Scope and content:

This series consists of the records of individual religious groups at the College and University. The two collections best represented are the Christian Science Organization (1947-1973) and B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (1955-1991).

Baha'i Club


B3
Boston Church of Christ (BCC) (1990- )


B6
Christian Association, Student


C5.3
Christian Science Organization (CSO)
1947-1973
0.5 lin. feet
C5.8
Biographical note:

The Christian Science Organization (CSO) was established at the Massachusetts State College in the spring of 1947 "to unite the Christian Scientists at the College in the understanding of the true meaning of Christian Science." The organization at UMass was disbanded in 1989; however, in 1991, students from the Five College consortium institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and UMass) established a joint Christian Science Organization.

Scope and content:

This series contains by-laws, biennial meeting minutes (1967), correspondence (1947-1967), treasurer's records (1965-1968), lecture committee records (1964-1972) and subject files such as World's Fair Activity (1965), Inter-Religious Activity (1964-1965), and "Christian Science Monitor" promotion (1962-1965).

College Christian Union


C6
Divine Light Mission


D5
Hillel
1955-1991
3.75 lin. feet
H5
Biographical note:

As early as 1919, Jewish students organized a Menorah Society at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, for the purpose of furthering their intellectual and moral development. In the late 1930s it was replaced with the Menorah Club, whose goal was to fulfill the needs of Jewish students for the study of Jewish problems and the need of Jewish students for mutual acquaintance at the Massachusetts State College. In 1943, The University of Massachusetts Hillel Foundation, a branch of the national B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, was established as an organization on campus. Hillel's primary mission is to coordinate and support group activities of a social, cultural, educational, and religious nature for Jewish students.

Scope and content:

This collection documents the activities and nature of the foundation from its one-room beginnings to its campus-wide involvement and its later move into its present Hillel House. While this collection is important for understanding the growth and impact of Hillel as an organization, there is little about its internal operations. Included are correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, announcements and calendars, subject files, newsclippings, publications and videotapes. Continued accretions of subject files include: announcements, calendars, programs, memoranda, newsclippings, and newsletters.

Hindu Students Organization (HSO)
1995-2007

H5.5
Inter-Religious Project
1997-2007

I5
Lubuvitch Movement


L8
Memorah Club


M4
New Testament Fellowship


N3
Newman Club


N4
Students International Meditation Society (SIMS)


S8
UMass Pagan Association


T3
Unification Church of America


U5
Upside Down Club
1992-2007

U7
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)


Y5
Social Action Groups
1968-2007
9.75 lin. feet
80
Biographical note:

The early 1960s saw a rise in the number of student social and political action groups at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Young Republicans, Americans for Freedom Club, Martin Luther King Jr. Social Action Council and Students' Party were representative of these early groups some of whose goals were to identify discontent, raise social consciousness, and effect policy change at the University.

Scope and content:

This series consists of the collected records of student social action groups for the College and University. Two groups well represented are the Radical Student Union (1968-1989) and the People for a Socially Responsible University (1989-1990).

Ahora


A4
ALANA (Asian Latino African Native American)


A4.5
Amnesty International, UMass


A5
Animal Rights Coalition (ARC)
1993-2007

A6
Boltwood Project


B6
Cannibus Reform Coalition (CRC)
1993-2007

C3
Center for Diversity and Development (CDD)
1996-2007

C4
Central America Solidarity Association (CASA)


C5
Coalition for Environmental Quality (CEQ)


C6

Renamed the Coalition for Environmental Action in 1974.

Concerned Students for Civil Rights (CSFCR)
1997-2007

C6.5
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)


D4
Draft Counseling Services


D7
Juvenile Opportunities Extension (JOE)


J8
Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts


L3
Martin Luther King Social Action and Lecture Group


M3
Men Acting for Change (MAC)
1994-2007

M4
Mobilization Committee, Student


M6
New American Movement


N4
Northern Educational Services


N6.4
National Organization for Women (NOW)
1989-2007

N7
Nutrition and Human Needs, Committee on


N8
UMass Peacemakers (see also Peacemakers Records, MS-309)


P4
People for a Socially Responsible University (PSRU)
1989-1990
0.5 lin. feet
P5
Biographical note:

In 1989, People for a Socially Responsible University (PSRU), a social action group at UMass, formed from within the Radical Student Union organization. The goal of PSRU was to stop military research at the university that was tied to the U.S. Department of Defense. More broadly, PSRU sought to build a university that would play a leading role in the development of a "new society" that would "empower the oppressed and remove control from any oppressor." In 1990, when the Student Activities Office informed PSRU that they were not a legal student group, they moved their office off-campus to downtown Amherst.

Scope and content:

This series consists of newsletters, newsclippings, and flyers that document some of the goals, local activities and broader interests of the People for a Socially Responsible University.

People for Choice


P6
Progressive Organization of Women's Rights (POWER)
1989-2007

P7
Radical Student Union

7.5 lin. feet
R1
Biographical note:

By a constitutional amendment in 1980, the former Revolutionary Student Brigade (established in the late 1960s), changed its name to the Radical Student Union (RSU). The RSU seeks to provide the University community the opportunity to discuss and act upon political issues from an alternative viewpoint. In the decades of the 1960s and 1970s the RSU was very active with information distribution and demonstrations both on and off campus. Some of the diverse issues it addressed during this period included: Seabrook, Amherst Nursing Home Strike, Martin Luther King Week, Opposition to the "Human Life" movement, and U.S. Involvement in El Salvador. Between 1985 and 1989 the R.S.U. published the newspaper "Critical Times", predecessor of the "Liberator" (1989, 1994). An attempt to rename the RSU the Alliance for Student Power occurred in 1994.

Scope and content:

The collection comprises constitutions, meetings minutes and agenda, budgets and financial statements, correspondence, membership lists, press releases and articles, news clippings, student papers, published materials, brochures, posters, song-lyrics and related materials.

Republican Club, University of Massachusetts (1983)


R4
Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade


R6
Social Action, Center for


S6
Student Action Committee
1975

S7.8
Student Alliance for Israel
1982

S7.9
Student Coalition


S8
Student Volunteer Services (SVS)


S9
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)


S8.2
Students for America (SFA)


S8.3
Students for Political Action


S8.4
Students Offering Support (SOS)


S8.5
Students' Party


S8.6
Third World Community Program
1973-2007

T5
UMass Greens
1989

U4
United States Student Association (USSA)


U5
University Democrats


U6
VOX: Students For Choice
2001-2007

V
Wheel
1986

W3
W.E.B. Du Bois Petition Coalition
1993-1994

W4
Women's Caucus and Vietnam Veterans Against the War
1971-1972

W5
Women's Leadership Project
1984-1989

W6
Young Americans for Freedom


Y6
Young Communist League


Y6.1
Young Democrats


Y6.2
Young Independents


Y6.4
Young Republicans


Y6.8
Fraternities and Sororities
1868-2007
10.25 lin. feet
90
Alpha Chi Omega


A3.5
Alpha Delta Phi


A4
Alpha Gamma Rho


A4.2
Alpha Epsilon Pi


A4.3
Alpha Phi Alpha


A4.32
Alpha Phi Gamma


A4.35
Alpha Phi Omega


A4.4
Alpha Tau Gamma
1919-1988

A4.6
Arcon
1964-1984

A7
Beta Kappa Phi


B4
Chi Omega


C5
College Shakespearean Club (Alpha Sigma Phi)


C6
Delta Chi


D4
Delta Phi Gamma


D4.6
Delta Sigma Phi
1995-2007

D4.7
Delta Zeta


D4.8
DGK Fraternity


D5
Iota Phi Theta


I6
Kappa Gamma Phi


K3.4
Kappa Kappa Gamma


K3.6
Kappa Sigma


K3.8
Lambda Chi Alpha


L3
Lambda Delta Phi


L3.6
Omega Psi Phi
1985-2007

O6
Pan Hellenic Council


P3
Phi Beta Sigma


P4
Phi Delta Kappa


P5
Phi Mu Delta


P5.2
Phi Sigma Delta


P5.5
Phi Sigma Kappa


P5.6
Pi Beta Phi


P5.7
Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE)


P5.9
Pi Kappy Phi
2006-2007

P6
QTV Fraternity
1869-2007

Q8
Sigma Alpha Epsilon


S5.2
Sigma Alpha Mu


S5.25
Sigma Delta Tau


S5.3
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
1949-2007

S5.35
Sigma Kappa


S5.4
Sigma Phi Epsilon


S5.5
Sigma Sigma Sigma


S5.9

Tri-Sig

Social Union
1872-1940

S6
Tau Kappa Epsilon


T3
Theta Chi


T4
Theta Phi


T4.5
Zeta Nu


Z5
Zeta Phi Beta


Z6
Zeta Psi


Z7
Student Activities Without Formal Organization or Name


100
Student Protests and Demonstrations


101

The series is arranged into three major groupings. The first, Protests and Demonstrations prior to 1977, reflects student unrest as early as 1867 and includes Civil Rights, Vietnam War and other issues of the 1970s, arranged chronologically. The second grouping, 1970 Vietnam Student Strike Files, are arranged into Subject Files, News Media and Student Letters/Audiotape. The third grouping, Protests and Demonstrations is alphabetically arranged.

Theses and Dissertations (Doctoral, Masters, Senior Honors)
1894-2007

RG 46
Doctoral Dissertations
1911-2007

1
Masters Theses and Terminal Projects
1896-2007

2
Senior Honors Theses (Capstone)
1894-2007

3

Senior Honors Theses, now called the Capstone Project, are arranged chronologically by year and then alphabetically by author.

Student Body
1871-2007
146.25 lin. feet
RG 50

This record group contains materials that document alumni and alumni activities throughout the history of the Amherst campus. Included are annual reports, constitutions and by-laws, board and committee minutes, cash books and financial statements, correspondence, alumni directories, class lists, obituaries, biographies, bibliographies of alumni writings, photographs, alumni periodicals, brochures from alumni events, newsclippings, handbooks and manuals, reunion and dinner programs, scrapbooks, memorabilia and artifacts.

Alumni Publications (except as noted below)


00
Directories


1
Obituaries and Biographies


2
Alumni Periodicals


3
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
1982-2007

1

Formerly Alumni Affairs

Associate Alumni


2
Stockbridge Alumni


3
Massachussetts Agricultural College Alumni Atheletics Association (MACAAA)


4
Alumni Associations


5
Classes by year


6

The alumni files contain a variety of materials including minutes of class secretaries (1870s), class financial records, correspondence, biographical information, class lists, newsclippings, alumni publications, reunion materials and graduation programs. Included for some years are class histories, class day speeches, odes, poems, diaries, reminiscences, scrapbooks, and artifacts. Larger collections of student and alumni papers are designated by the call number FS.

University of Massachusetts Foundation
1950-2007

7
Biographical note:

The University of Massachusetts Foundation was incorporated in 1950 as a nonprofit organization "to promote the progress of the University by seeking and administering appropriate private gifts to meet those needs of the institution and its students, which are not met by public appropriation." Since its establishment, the foundation has been able to achieve many of its goals by offering financial aid for: academic scholarship, student activities, instruction, programs of research, fine arts activities, athletic programming, building programs and land acquisition. Today, the University of Massachusetts Foundation continues to grow and serve a great many people by fostering and promoting the growth, progress and general welfare of the University of Massachusetts.

Scope and content:

Consists of annual reports, Board of Governor's minutes, long range plans, financial statements, correspondence, handbooks, newsletters, articles, newsclippings and related materials.

University Fund For the Future (UFF)
1989-2007

1
Chancellor's Council


8
Other Campuses
1955-2007

RG 55
Fort Devens
1946-1949

1
Vice President


1
Other units


2
Medical School, Worcester


2
Boston
1964

3
Planning and Establishment
pre-1965

1
Nantucket Field Station
1963-2007

/2
University of Lowell
1991-2007

4
Dartmouth
1991-2007

5

Formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU)

Associations with Other Institutions


RG 60
Land Grant Colleges, State Universities


1
New England Council of Land-Grant University Women


/1
New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)


2
University of El Salvador (UES)


3
Boston University, UMass, and Simmons College (combined degree-granting program)


4
Four-and Five-College Cooperations


5
Publications


/00
Coordinator of 4-5 Colleges, Inc.


/1
Public School Partnership


/2
Five College Black Studies


/3
New College Committee and Hampshire College


6
Massachusetts Review
1971-2007

7
WFCR Radio Station


8
Five-College Women's Conference, Valley Women's Studies Journal


9
Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy


10
Statewide Higher Education Information Reporting, Committee for (SHEIR)


11
1863-2007

University Photograph Collection

Record Groups 100-176 are part of the University Photograph Collection

Morrill Land Grant


RG 100
Officials of the University


RG 110
Presidents


1

This collection consists of photographic prints and negatives, primarily black and white group and individual portraits, of presidents of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1863-1931), Massachusetts State College (1931-1947), and the University of Massachusetts (1947-2007).

Trustees


2
Faculty and Staff


RG 120
Groups


1

This collection consists of approximately 200 black and white print images, with some accompaning negatives, of group shots of faculty and staff. Represented in the group shots are such subjects as Faculty Wives, Phi Kappa Phi, and Metawampe Club.

Individuals


2

This collection consists of approximately 2,300 black and white print images of faculty and staff, along with some other print formats, and many accompanying negatives.

Students and Alumni by Class


RG 130

This collection consists of photographic prints and negatives, primarily black and white and sepia tone individual and group portraits, of alumni and students from the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1867-1931), Massachusetts State College (1931-1947), and the University of Massachusetts (1947-2007). The files for the 1950s to the present contain primarily images of convocation and commencement exercises and lack individual student portraits.

Student Organizations


RG 140
Theatre


1
Music


2
Miscellaneous Student Organizations


3
Sports


RG 141
Intramural and Recreational Sports
1969-1989

1
Military


RG 142
Public Safety Dept.


RG 143
Activities and Events


RG 145
Conferences


1
Lectures


2
Other Miscellaneous Activities and Events


3
Subject Files


RG 146
The Alumnus Magazine


RG 147
The Index Photograph Collection
1980-1997 (bulk 1994-1997)

RG 148
Lincoln Ware Barnes Photograph Collection


RG 149
Buildings and Grounds


RG 150

This collection consists of photographic prints, negatives, and postcards of campus buildings, facilities and grounds at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1867-1931), Massachusetts State College (1931-1947), and the University of Massachusetts (1947-2007). Also included are some early images of other University of Massachusetts campuses including UMass Boston and Worcester, and Ft. Devens (1946-1949) at Ayer, Massachusetts.

Departmental Activities


RG 160

This Record Group consists of photographic prints and negatives, primarily black and white images of department activities at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1867-1931), Massachusetts State College (1931-1947), and the University of Massachusetts (1947-2007) through time. Images of faculty and students (individual and group), workshops and seminars, special events, classroom interiors, building exteriors, landscapes, animals, laboratory equipment and mechanical machinery are included.

Animals


RG 165
Panoramic Photos


RG 170
Photo Archives Project (PAP)
1895-1987

RG 172
Fred Moore Photo Collection


RG 173
Glass Plate Negatives


RG 174
Oversize Photos


RG 175
Contacts


RG 176

Proof sheets; organized by year and image number.

Ovesized Materials


RG 177
Poster Collection


RG 180
Lectures


1
Music


2
Readings


3
Films and Plays


4
Miscellaneous/Art


5
Cartographic Collection


RG 181
Blueprints


1
Layouts


2
Maps


3
Plans


4
Sketches


5
Iconographic Materials


RG 182
Lithographs


1
Portraits


2
Memorabilia Collection


RG 183
Artifacts


1
Plaques


3
Scrapbooks


4
Water color paintings


5
Printed Materials


RG 184
Acts


1
Awards


2
Certificates


3
Charters


4
Citations


5
Diplomas


6
Resolutions and Proclamation


7
Scrolls


8
Sound Recordings


RG 185
Phonodiscs


1
Tapes


2
Audio Tapes


1
Films and Videotapes


RG 186
Chancellor's Lecture Series
1975-1986

1
Theses and Dissertations


2
Operetta Guild


3
Campus Buildings and Grounds


4
Toward Tomorrow Fair


5
Music Library (video tape collection; list only)


6
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
1986-2007

7
Commencements and Convocations


8
Troy Lecture Series


9
Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series
1997-2007

10
Miscellaneous


100
Advisory Council of Women
ca. 1927

1
Slides (35 mm)


RG 187
UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show


1
Photo Center Slide Collection


2
Home Economics Slide Shows


3

Includes audio tapes.

Library Slide Shows


4

Includes audio tapes.

Audio Visual Department


5
Campus Dedications, Projects, etc.


6
Glass Lantern Slides


RG 188
Microforms


RG 190
Registrar's Office
1905-1979

1
Trustees
1863-1976

2

The meeting minutes and documents chronicle the decisions and concerns of the Board of Trustees. Information on personnel, policies, buildings, budget, academics, student activities and other subject areas are found in this series. Microfilm (16mm and 35mm) was produced for the minutes (1863-1967) and for selected Trustee Documents for the 1960s. Microfiche exists for the full board and committee meeting minutes (1863-1976). The microfiche is the preferred user copy. The microformed materials of the Agriculture Experiment, the Agriculture Extension, and the College of Agriculture's Holdworth Natural Resource Center are now held with Current Periodicals and Microfilms.

Agricultural Experiment Station


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Agricultural Extension Service


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College of Agriculture, Holdsworth Natural Resource Center


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Student Health Records


7
Married Student Housing
ca. 1960s

8
Placement Files


9
Contact
1975-1983

10
Aggie Life
1890-1901

11
College Signal
1901-1914

12
Massachusetts Daily Collegian
1914-2007

13
Mass. Media


14
Faculty Records
1872-1981

15
Goodell Library


16
Bursar's Office
1985-2007

17

National Direct Student Loan Program, promissory notes

Housing Services
1970-1988

18

The files of Robert Campbell are held within this series.

Stockbridge School of Agriculture


19
Maroon and White
2002-2004

20
Administrative information
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