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Results for: “African Americans--Genealogy--Handbooks, manuals, etc” (176 collections)
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Brinley Family

Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.
(4.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 161

A prosperous family of merchants and landowners, the Brinleys were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts — the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them — the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following.

The Brinley collection includes business letters, legal and business records, wills, a fragment of a diary, documents relating to slaves, newspaper clippings, and a small number of paintings and artifacts. A descendent, Nancy Brinley, contributed a quantity of genealogical research notes and photocopies of Brinley family documents from other repositories. Of particular note in the collection is a fine nineteenth century copy of a John Smibert portrait of Deborah Brinley (1719), an elegant silver tray passed through the generations, and is a 1713 list of the library of Francis Brinley, which offers a foreshadowing of the remarkable book collection put together in the later nineteenth century by his descendant George Brinley.

Subjects
  • American loyalists--Massachusetts
  • Book collectors--United States--History--19th century
  • Brinley family
  • Brinley, George, 1817-1875--Library
  • Businessmen--Massachusetts--History
  • Businessmen--Rhode Island--History
  • Craddock family
  • Landowners--Massachusetts--History
  • Landowners--Rhode Island--History
  • Libraries--Rhode Island--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--19th century
  • Rhode Island--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Rhode Island--Genealogy
  • Rhode Island--Politics and government--19th century
  • Slavery--United States--History
  • Tyng family
  • United Empire Loyalists
Types of material
  • Deeds
  • Realia

Brown, Robert E.

Robert E. Brown Southbridge (Mass.) Collection, 1973-1977.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 029

During the mid-1970s, Robert Brown worked as a fifth grade teacher at the West Street School, Southbridge, Mass., while pursuing a graduate degree in anthropology at UMass Amherst under Joel Halpern. Part of Brown’s research involved conducting oral histories with Southbridge families identified as “ethnic,” including Albanian, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, and Puerto Rican, as well as the only African American family in town at the time. Brown published his work in local newspapers and ultimately in the book, The New New Englanders (Worcester, Mass.: Commonwealth Press, 1980).

The Brown collection includes copies of his newspaper articles, profiles of the families he studied, and apparently complete transcripts of two oral history interviews. Also included are copies of two papers by Brown on Southbridge, possibly for an anthropology class, analyzing the education of Puerto Rican students and the lives of Rumanian Americans.

Subjects
  • African Americans--Massachusetts--Southbridge
  • Greek Americans--Massachusetts--Southbridge
  • Immigrants--Massachusetts
  • Italian Americans--Massachusetts--Southbridge
  • Rumanian Americans--Massachusetts--Southbridge
  • Southbridge (Mass.)--History
Contributors
  • Brown, Robert E
Types of material
  • Oral histories

Champion Family

Champion and Stebbins Family Account Books, 1753-1865.
8 vols. (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 228

Account books from the Champion and Stebbins families of Saybrook, Connecticut and West Springfield, Massachusetts, who were involved in various businesses and professional activities. Includes lists of accounts by surname, services rendered, methods of payment, entries for treatments and remedies, lists of patients, and lists of banking activities. Volumes were kept by Reuben Champion (1720-1777), Jere Stebbins (1757-1817), and Reuben Champion, M.D. (1784-1865).

Subjects
  • African Americans--Massachusetts--West Springfield--History
  • Agriculture--Economic aspects--Massachusetts--History
  • Atwood, Elijah
  • Barter--Massachusetts--West Springfield
  • Champion family
  • Connecticut River Valley--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Farmers--Massachusetts--History
  • General stores--Massachusetts
  • Homeopathic physicians--Massachusetts
  • Homeopathy--Materia medica and therapeutics
  • Medicine--Practice--Massachusetts--History
  • Physicians--Massachusetts
  • Pottery industry--Massachusetts--History
  • Saybrook (Conn.)--History
  • Shipping--New England--History
  • Stebbins family
  • West Springfield (Mass.)--Economic conditions
  • West Springfield (Mass.)--History
  • West Springfield (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Women--Massachusetts--History
Contributors
  • Champion, Reuben, 1727-1777
  • Champion, Reuben, 1784-1865
  • Stebbins, Jere, 1757-1817
Types of material
  • Account books
  • Daybooks

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A

A & F Notes (1996- ) (Administrative Services)
RG-35/00
AAC
see Academic Advisors Council (AAC) (1986-1993) RG-40/3/A.5
AASA
see Asian American Students Association (AASA) (1975- ) RG-45/40/A8
AAUP
see American Association of University Professors (AAUP) RG-40/5/A2
AAUP Newsletter
see American Association of University Professors Newsletter (UMass Chapter) (1970-1980) RG-40/5/A2
Abilities Unlimited (1986-1990)
RG-45/40/A2
ABLE, Project
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
ABSA
see Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974) RG-40/3/A6
Academic Activities Board
RG-30/23/2
Academic Advisors Council
RG-40/3/A.5
Academic Advisory Council (College of Arts and Science)
RG-11/2.1
Academic Affairs
RG-6
Academic Affairs, Assistant Vice President for
RG-3/6/1
Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate (1988) RG-6/3
Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) (1972- )
RG-45/7/A2
Academic Affairs, Notes From
see Notes From Academic Affairs (1981-1982) RG-6/00/N6
Academic Affairs Publications
RG-6/00
Academic Affairs, Assistant Vice President for
see Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant RG-3/6/1
Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
Academic Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Academic Affairs RG-3/6
Academic Budget, Director of
RG-6/11
Academic Calendar (Four & Five College Cooperation) (1958- )
RG-60/5/00
Academic Computing
seeComputing, Provost’s Task Force on Academic (1984- ) RG-40/2/C6.7
Academic Deans Meeting
see Dean’s Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers
RG-25
Academic Development Center, Counseling and
see Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) RG-11/8
Academic Freedom, Faculty Group for (1969-1970)
RG-40/3/A1
Academic Honesty, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969, 1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS)
RG-6/22
see also Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990′s) RG-8/1/5.
Academic Matters Committee/Council (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
RG-40/2/A2
see also Predecessor Committees: Curriculum, Course of Study
Academic Matters Council
see Academic Matters Committee (Faculty Senate, 1957- ) RG-40/2/A2
Academic Personnel Policies Committee, ad hoc Multi-Campus (1974-1975)
see Inter-Campus Committees–Personnel Policies Committee, ad hoc Multi Campus Academic (1974-1975) RG-3/100
Academic Personnel Policies Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Personnel Policy Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Academic Planning and Assessment, Office of (OAPA)
see Office of Academic Planning and Assessment (OAPA) RG-4/3/6
Academic Priorities, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1978- )
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Programs, Residential
see Residential Academic Programs RG-32/14
Academic Review Committee, ad hoc (Faculty Senate, 1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Academic Support Center, Undergraduate Advising and
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
Academic Support Services, Dean
RG-30/4
ACCESS (1989)
RG-45/40/A2.5
ACCENTS (1997- ) (Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station)
RG-15/2.2
Accounting Association
see Accounting Department–Accounting Association RG-25/A2
Accounting, Cashiering
RG-35/5
Accounting Department
RG-25/A2
Acid Rain Monitoring Project Newsletter
see ARM Newsletter (1985-1993) RG-25/W2/00
ACLAN
see Comparative Literature–American Comparative Literature Association Newsletter (ACLAN) (1968-1971) RG-25/C8/00
Acquisitions (Library) (1870- )
RG-8/4/1
Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980)
RG-40/3/A1.5
Action, University Year for
see University Year for Action (UYA) RG-6/4/4
Activities and Events, Miscellaneous (Photographs)
RG-145
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Activities, Departmental (Photographs)
see Departmental Activities (Photographs) RG-160
Activities Problems, Student Workshop on
see Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) RG-45/40/S8.8
Activities Without Formal Organization or Name, Student
see Student Activities Without Formal Organization or Name RG-45/100
Acts (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/1
Actuarial Program
see Mathematics and Statistics Dept.–Actuarial Program RG-25/M5/3
ADAEP
see Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) (Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences) RG-13/4/1
Addresses (Commencement) (1871- )
RG-1/7/3
Adelphia (Honorary Society)
RG-45/60/A3
Administration and Finance, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance RG-35/1/1
Administration and Leadership (School of Education–Design for Effective Learning Cluster)
RG-13/3/23/7
see also Leadership and Administration, Center for (Educational Planning and Management Cluster) RG-13/3/17/3
Administration, Dean of
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Administrative Instruction (Administrative Services)
RG-35/00
Administrative Notices
RG-35/00
Administrative Policy, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1958)
RG-40/2/A3
Administrative Reorganization of Special Programs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1981)
RG-40/2/A3
Administrative Services
RG-35
Administrative Services, Publications
RG-35/00
Administrative Services, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Admissions
RG-30/5
see also Graduate Admissions RG-9/5/2
Admissions and Records, Board of (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Admissions Task Force, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Admissions Task Force (1999- ) RG-40/2/U2
Advanced Study in the Humanities, Institute for
see Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH) (1981- ) RG-6/19
Advancement, University
see University Relations and Development RG-39
Advising and Academic Support Center, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Information and
see College of Arts and Sciences Information and Advising Center (CASIAC) RG-11/5
dingbatAdvisory Council of Women (View online)
RG-30/24
Advisory Council of Women Film (ca. 1927)
RG-186/100/1
Aerobics, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Aerobics (1988) RG-18/2
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and
see Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering RG-25/M6
Aesthetics, Center for
RG-13/3/21/3
Affirmative Action Office (1982- )
RG-4/7
see also Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate ( 1968-1981) RG-6/13
Affirmative Business Leadership Education (ABLE)
see Project ABLE RG-12/2
African-Latino-Asian-Native American
see ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
ALANA, Office of
RG-45/80/A4.5
African Students Association
see Afro-American Society RG-45/40/A3.2
Afro-American Society/African Student Association (ASA) (1968- )
RG-45/40/A3.2
Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Dept. of
RG-25/A4
see also Five College Black Studies Program RG-60/5/3; Five College Cooperation RG-60/5
AFSCME, Local 1776; Council 41
see Local 1776 AFSCME; Council 41 RG-40/5/S4
AGENDA, The New Senate (1993 )
RG-45/00/A1
Aggie Banqueteer (1917)
RG-45/00/A2
Aggie Life (Student Body Newspaper)
RG-45/00/A3
see also Aggie Life (Duplicate Collection) (1890) RG-99/1
Aggie Life (Microfilms) (1890-1901) RG-190/11
Aggie Life (Duplicate Collection) (1890)
RG-99/1
Aggie Life (Microfilms)
RG-190/11
Aggie News Letter (1917)
RG-45/00/A4
Aging, Center on
see Center on Aging (Human Development Concentration) RG-13/4/10
Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology
see Environmental Sciences, Department of RG-25/E8
Agricultural and Food Economics
see Food and Resource Economics RG-25/F45
Agricultural and Food Economics–Progress Report on Research (Department Series)
RG-25/F45
Agricultural and Resource Economics, Dept. of
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of RG-25/F4.5
Agricultural Education Circular (Extension Service, Cooperative)
RG-15/8
Agricultural Engineering, Department of
RG-25/A5.5
see also Food and Agricultural Engineering RG-25/F4
Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham
RG-25/M6.1
Agricultural Experiment Station (Main Microfilms)
see UMass Library catalog for holdings
Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Massachusetts
see Experiment Station (1888- ) RG-15/2.2
Agricultural Extension Service (Main Microfilms)
see UMass Library catalog for holdings
Agricultural Improvement Association (1911-1912)
RG-45/40/A3.6
Agricultural Management Systems Center
RG-25/A5.75
Agricultural Review, Massachusetts
see Extension Service, Cooperative — Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1931) RG-15/8
see also Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1930) (Official University Committee) RG-40/2/M4
Agricultural Review, Mass., Committee on
see Massachusetts Agricultural Review, Committee on (1926-1930) RG-40/2/M4
Agricultural Studies Center
see International Agricultural Studies, Center for RG-15/4
Agriculture, College of
see College of Food and Natural Resources RG-15
Agronomy
see Plant and Soil Sciences RG-25/P4
Agronomy Digest
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Agronomy Digest (1982-1993) RG-15/8
Ahora (Student Social Action Group) (1974)
RG-45/80/A4
AIDS Memorial Quilt Project (1992- )
RG-11/20
AIDS, University Committee on (Official University Committee) (1987-1993)
RG-40/2/A5.5
AIMS
see Academic Institute Media Services (AIMS) RG-6/22
see also Audio-Visual Department (as part of library) RG-8/1/5
Air Science, Military
see Military and Air Science RG-25/M8
ALANA Honor Society
RG-45/60/A3.5
Note: As of 1999, ALANAI (African- Latino- Asian- Native American and International Honor Society)
ALANA, Office of (Asian Latino African Native American)
RG-45/80/A4.5
ALANAI
see ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) (Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences)
RG-13/4/1
Alcohol Education Project, Demonstration
see Demonstration Alcohol Education Project RG-30/15/2/3
Alcohol Program, Residential Education
see Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- ) RG-30/31
Alcohol Use, University Committee on (Official University Committee) (1957-1959, 1984- )
RG-40/2/A6
Alliance for Student Power (ASP) (1994- )
see Radical Student Union RG-45/80/R1
Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP) (1992)
RG-45/40/A4
ALPHA BITS (1925-1928) (Phi Sigma Kappa)
RG-45/90/P5.6
Alpha Chi Omega (1962-1986)
RG-45/90/A3.5
Alpha Delta Phi (1980)
RG-45/90/A4
Alpha Epsilon Pi (1983, 1986)
RG-45/90/A4.3
Alpha Gamma Rho (1985)
RG-45/90/A4.2
Alpha Kappa Alpha (2000- )
RG-45/90/A4.31
Alpha Lambda Delta (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.2
Alpha Phi Alpha (1995)
RG-45/90/A4.32
Alpha Phi Gamma (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.4
Alpha Phi Mu (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.45
Alpha Phi Omega (1970)
RG-45/90/A4.4
see also Freshman Register (1974-1977, classes of 1978-1981) (Alpha Phi Omega) RG-45/00/F6.5
Alpha Sigma Lambda (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.7
Alpha Sigma Phi
see College Shakespearean Club (Alpha Sigma Phi) RG-45/90/C9
Alpha Tau Gamma (1919- )
RG-45/90/A4.6
Alpha Zeta (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/A4.9
ALSA Forum (National Journal) (1981-1984)
RG-25/L7/00
see also Legal Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal (1985-1988) RG-25/L7/00
Alternative Schools (School of Education–National Alternative Schools Program)
RG-13/3/21/7
Alternative Schools, Center for
RG-13/4/10
see also Alternative Schools RG-13/3/21/7
Alternative School Program, National
see Alternative Schools (National Alternative Schools Program) RG-13/3/21/7
Alumni
RG-50
Alumni Advisory Committee on Campus Development (1945-1946)
RG-6/15/2
Alumni Affairs
see Alumni Office RG-50/1
Alumni Affairs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate,1990)
RG-40/2/A3
Alumni, Associate
see Associate Alumni RG-50/2
Alumni Associations (City, Regional, and Other Special Associations–not athletic)
RG-50/5
Alumni Athletic Association, MAC
see MACAAA RG-50/4
Alumni Bulletin (1919-1953)
RG-50/00/3
see also Alumni Bulletin (Duplicate Collection) (1919-1953) RG-99/1
Alumni, by Class (Photographs)
see Students and Alumni, by Class (Photographs) RG-130
Alumni Classes, by Year (including individual students)
see Classes, by Year RG-50/6
Alumni Club, On Campus
see On Campus Alumni Club (1986-1989) RG-40/3/O5
Alumni Committee on Campus Development
see Alumni Advisory Committee (1945-1946) RG-6/15/2
Alumni Connection, The UMASS (1992- )
RG-50/00/3
Alumni Day, Mid-Winter
see Mid-Winter Alumni Day (Official University Committee) (1923-1926) RG-40/2/M5
Alumni Directories
see Directories, Alumni RG-50/1
see also Directories, Student RG-1/00/5
Alumni Directories (Duplicate Collection) (1918, 1929, 1935, 1968)
RG-99/1
Alumni Group, On-Campus
see On-Campus Alumni Group (1986- ) RG-40/3/O5
Alumni Materials (Duplicate Collection)
RG-99/1
Alumni News, MAC College and
see MAC College and Alumni News (Vol. 1-6, 1903-1908) RG-50/00/3
Alumni/ae Newsletter (School of Education)
see School of Education Alumni Newsletter (1993) RG-13/00
Alumni Obituaries, Biographies
see Obituaries, Biographies (Alumni) RG-50/00/2
Alumni Office (Office of Development and Alumni Affairs)
RG-50/1
Alumni Organizations by Class
see Classes by Year (including individual students) RG-50/6
Alumni Periodicals
RG-50/00/3
Alumni Photographs
see Students and Alumni by Class (photographs) RG-130
Alumni Publications
RG-50/00
Alumni, Stockbridge
see Stockbridge Alumni RG-50/3
Alumni/ae Newsletter (School of Education)(1993)
RG-13/00
Alumnus Magazine, The (Photo Collection)
RG-147
dingbatAlumnus, The (Alumni Periodicals) (1953-1989) View online (1970-1976)
RG-50/00/3
see also Alumni Connection, The UMASS Winter (1992- ) RG-50/00/3
Amateur Radio Club
see Radio Club, Amateur (1948- ) RG-45/40/R3
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
RG-40/5/A2
see also American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Newsletter RG-40/5/A2
American Association of University Professors Newsletter (1970-1980)
RG-40/5/A2
American Comparative Literature Association Newsletter (ACLAN) (1968-1976)
RG-25/C8/00
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
see Local 1776, AFSCME, Council 41 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) RG-40/5/S4
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CI0, Local-1359, UMASS Chapter
see American Federation of Teachers–UMass Faculty Records (1963-1964) MS152
American Legal Studies Association
see ALSA Forum RG-25/L7/00
American Literature, Early
see Early American Literature RG-25/E3/00
Americans for Freedom, Young
see Young Americans for Freedom RG-45/80/Y6
Amherst Camera Club
see Camera Club, Amherst RG-45/40/C3
Amherst Campus Council
see Campus Council, Amherst (1992- ) RG-4/11
Amherst Campus to Other Campuses of the University, ad hoc Committee
on the Relationship of (Faculty Senate, 1972-1974) RG-40/2/A3
Amnesty International, UMASS (1986-1998)
RG-45/80/A5
An Informal Chat with Non-Professional Woman (1972)
RG-7/2/00
Animal Care Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/1/2/3
Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences–Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club RG-25/V2
Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (1993)
RG-45/80/A6
Animal Science Club
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences–Animal Husbandry, Animal Science Club RG-25/V2
Animal Sciences
see Veterinary and Animal Sciences RG-25/V2
Animals (Photographs)
RG-165
Anniversary Slide Show, UMass 125th
see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
Anniversaries
see Centennial and Other Anniversaries; Special Days (1868- ) RG-1/8
Annual Reports, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station , Annual Reports (1888- ) RG-15/2.2
Annual Reports, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station, Annual Reports (1882-1895) RG-15/2.1
dingbatAnnual Reports, University (1863-1989)
RG-1/00/2
View online (1864-1973) or View online (1879-1975)
and Annual Reports, Duplicate Collection (1863-1989) RG-99/2
Anthropological Survey Service, University Monthly
see University Monthly Anthropological Survey Service (UMASS) RG-25/A6/00
Anthropology, Department of
RG-25/A6
Anthropology Research Reports, Dept. of (1968-1989)
RG-25/A6/00
Anti-Racism Coalition (1992)
RG-45/40/A5
Anti-Semitism Task Force, Jewish Awareness
see Civility in Human Relations, Commission on RG-40/2/C3
Apartments (Lincoln, University and North Village)
RG-35/12/1
see also Apartments, North Village RG-36/102/N5
Applesauce (1974-1976)
RG-13/3/21/7
see also Alternative School Programs RG-13/4/10
Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974)
RG-40/3/A6
Applied Behavioral Sciences, Division of Human Services
see Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS) RG-13/4/1
Applied Mathematics, Center for
RG-25/M5.5
Applied Technology Center (College of Engineering)
RG-14/3
Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham
RG-25/M6.1
Arab/Arab Students Association (ca. 1969)
RG-45/40/A6
Arboretum
see Waugh Arboretum (Physical Plant) (1944) RG-36/104/W3
ARC
see Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) (1993- ) RG-45/80/A6
Archaeological Services (1992- )
RG-6/4/14/6
Archery (Men’s)
see Sports-Men’s Archery (1939-1940, 1947) RG-18/2
Archives (Archives and Manuscripts) (1967- )
RG-8/1/3
Arcon (University Guide Service) (1964-1984)
RG-45/90/A7
see also University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
Area Government, Dormitories and
see Housing Services RG-32
Area Studies (College of Arts and Science)
RG-11/3
Arion Quartet
see Singing Clubs–Arion Quartet RG-25/M9.5
ARM Newsletter (1982-1993)
RG-25/W2/00
Armenian Students Club (1985)
RG-45/40/A7
Army Reserve Unit (1961)
RG-40/3/A7
Army Specialized Training Reserve Program (ASTRP)
see Military and Air Science–ASTRP RG-25/M8/3
Arnold Air Society
see Military and Air Sciences–Arnold Air Society RG-25/M8
Art Department
RG-25/A7
Art Exhibition, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate, 1967-1968,1975-1976)
RG-40/2/A3
Art Gallery (Herter and University Gallery)
RG-11/15
see also Art Exhibition, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A3
Art Posters (Poster Collection)
RG-180/5
Art Sites, Galleries and Public
see Galleries and Public Art Sites RG-36/50/G2
Art Sitings (1993 )
RG-11/13
Art Students Association, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Art Students Association (U-Arts) RG-45/40/U5
Artifacts (Memorabilia, general)
RG-183/1
Arts and Music Committee
RG-45/50/A7
Arts and Sciences
RG-11
Arts and Sciences, College of
see College of Arts and Sciences RG-11/1-7
Arts and Sciences, Dean
see College of Arts and Sciences, Dean RG-11/1
Arts Council
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Arts Extension Service
RG-7/5
Arts Extension Service Newsletter (1977-1981)
RG-7/5
Arts Program, Feminist
see Feminists Arts Program (Everywoman’s Center) RG-7/2/2/2
ASAP
see Allied Students Against Prejudice (ASAP) (1992- ) RG-45/40/A4
Asbestos Control Office
RG-36/2
Asia House, United
see United Asia House RG-45/40/U6
Asia Learning Resource Center, United
see United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) (1990) RG-25/U5
Asian, Latino, African, Native American
see ALANA, Office of RG-45/80/A4.5
see also ALANA Honor Society RG-45/60/A3.5
Asian American Students Organization (AASA) (1975- )
RG-45/40/A8
Asian Arts and Culture
RG-25/F3/A8
Asian Club, South
see South Asian Club (1992- ) RG-45/40/S4.23
Asian Indian Association
see Indian, Asian, Association RG-45/40/I5
Asian Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/A8
Asian Studies Committee Occasional Papers Series (1978-1980)
RG-25/A8/00
ASP
see Alliance for Student Power RG-45/80/R1
Assemblies (1946, 1991)
RG-1/10
Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School)
RG-10/1/20
Associate Alumni
RG-50/2
Associations, Unions and (Student)
see Unions and Associations (Student) RG-45/45
Associations, Unions and (Faculty and Staff)
see Unions and Associations (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/4
Associations with Other Institutions
RG-60
Astronomy
see Physics and Astronomy RG-25/P3
ASTRP (Army Specialized Training Reserve Program)
see Military and Air Science–ASTRP RG-25/M8/3
Athletic Association, MAC Alumni
see MACAAA RG-50/4
Athletic Council of Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Athletic Department (by sport)
RG-18/2
see also Physical Education, Men’s Department RG-25/P3.1
Physical Education, Women’s Department RG-25/P3.2
Athletics
see Athletic Department RG-18/2
Atlantic Studies, Institute for
see Freiburg Program RG-25/F8
Attorney-Legal Services Office (LSO)
RG-45/2
Au Present (1966)
RG-45/00/A8
Audio Tapes
RG-185/2/1
Audio-Visual Advisory Committee (Faculty Senate, 1979-1986)
RG-40/2/A3
Audio-Visual Council (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
RG-40/2/A3
Audio-Visual Department
see Library Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990′s) RG-8/1/5
see also Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS) (1998- ) RG-6/22
Audio-Visual Software
RG-185 through 190
Auto Pool Committee (Student Senate)
RG-45/7/A8
Auxiliary Services
RG-35/19
A-V Center
see Audio-Visual Department (as part of Library) RG-8/1/5
see also Union Video RG-45/30/U5
Awards (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/11
see also Distinguished Teaching Award RG-1/11
Awards (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/2
Awards (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/11
Awards, Prizes (1909- )
RG-1/11
see also University Medal for Outstanding Service RG-2/99
Awareness Committee, Campus
see Campus Awareness Committee (1986- ) RG-40/2/C.5

Gershuny, Grace

Grace Gershuny Papers, 1975-1997.
2 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 793

An organizer, consultant, and educator in the alternative agriculture movement, Grace Gershuny has been active in the field since the 1970s when she worked for the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), developing its first organic certification program. As a leader in the movement, Gershuny helped to establish both the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Farmer: The Digest of Sustainable Agriculture. Today she continues to write and teach on the subject, serving as a faculty member at a number of colleges, most recently Green Mountain College.

The collection consists chiefly of printed material from a run of the Organic Farmer to Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) publications and organizational newsletters, such as the Rural Education Center. Amongst these publications are a few small but significant groups of materials including notes from Gershuny’s role as the NOFA VT coordinator in 1979 and her drafts and notes for the second editions of The Soul of Soil.

Subjects
  • Farming--United States
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association
  • Organic farmers
  • Organic farming
Contributors
  • Gershuny, Grace

Hampshire Council of Governments

Hampshire Council of Governments Records, 1677-1974.
90 volumes, 17 boxes (80 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 704

Title page, Volume 1 (1671)
Title page, Volume 1 (1671)

The Hampshire Council of Governments is a voluntary association of cities and towns and the successor to the former government of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, that was abolished in 1999. A body politic and corporate, its charter ratified by Massachusetts General Law 34B, S20(b), the Council oversees roadways, the electricity supply, building inspection, tobacco control, cooperative purchasing, and other services for member communities.

The Hampshire Council collection contains a dense record of county-level governance in western Massachusetts from the colonial period through the mid-twentieth century with extensive documentation of the actions of the County Commissioners, and before them the Court of Common Pleas and Court of General Sessions. Rich in documenting the development of the transportation infrastructure of western Massachusetts, the collection offers detailed information associated with the planning and construction of highways, canals, ferries, and railroads, but the early records offer a broad perspective on the evolution of the legal and cultural environment, touching on issues from disorderly conduct (e.g., fornication, Sabbath breaking) to the settlement of estates, local governance, public works, and politics.

Subjects
  • Bridges--Massachusetts--Hampshire Count
  • Dams--Massachusetts--Hampshire Count
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--History
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Indians of North America--Massachusetts
  • Northampton (Mass.)--History
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Social life and customs
  • Railroads--Massachusetts
  • Roads--Massachusetts--Hampshire County
  • Taverns (Inns)--Massachusetts--Hampshire County
Contributors
  • Hampshire County (Mass.). County Commissioners
  • Massachusetts. Court of General Sessions of the Peace (Hampshire County)
  • Massachusetts. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Hampshire County)
Types of material
  • Civil court records
  • Maps

History and Mission

Mission

Cattle judging at Mass. Agricultural College
Judging cattle at Mass. Agricultural College

To spark researchers’ imaginations and to celebrate the legacy of innovation and the activist spirit, SCUA pursues an ambitious program of collecting materials of enduring historical value and offers strong support for research and learning. Through its collections, programs, public events, and exhibitions, SCUA promotes meaningful engagement with the broad record of social change in America, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the varied histories of the people of New England and the UMass Amherst community. We embrace the university’s historic role as a center of knowledge for the people of the Commonwealth and are committed to providing free and unfettered access to our holdings for all who wish to use them, using the highest professional standards and practices and the best technologies available.

Department history

African dancers
African dancers
From the Horace Mann Bond Papers

In 1931, nearly half a century after Librarian Henry Hill Goodell first authorized the permanent retention of the official records of Massachusetts Agricultural College, the Library established a College History Collection. Documenting the activities of the administration and faculty and the life of its students, this collection grew steadily, until in 1953, the Library dedicated a room named in honor of Dean William L. Machmer to serve as the first true home of the University Archives.

The timing of Goodell’s proposal to preserve the College archives coincided roughly with the Library’s first efforts to assemble a collection of rare books to support its educational mission. Although the campus had no separate library building until 1885, the College accepted several significant gifts of books, beginning as early as 1868, when the apiarist and state Adjutant General Henry K. Oliver donated twenty scarce volumes on bee culture, followed by other donations of important works in agriculture, history, and science. By the time the library published its first catalogue in 1875, rare books were a small, but distinctive part of the collections. Among the Library’s earliest acquisitions were the first London edition of William Bartram’s Travels Through North and South Carolina (1792), François Augier de Marigny’s The History of the Arabians (London, 1758), and two early bee manuals by John Keys, The Practical Bee-Master (London, 1780) and The Antient Bee-Master’s Farewell (London, 1796) — both courtesy of Oliver. All remain part of the collections today.

David Axelrod, Class of 1965
David B. Axelrod, ca.1980
Class of 1965, poet, author of
The Man who Fell in Love
with His Chicken
(1980)

From its initial focus on agriculture, horticulture, and the natural sciences, the Library soon extended its collections to encompass the history and culture of New England. With the acquisition of the records of the Valley Peace Center and the papers of ethnographer Jozef Obrebski in 1973, the Library began to acquire collections of personal papers and organizational records of historical significance. The rare book and manuscript collections were combined administratively with the University Archives in the early 1990s to form the current Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Today, SCUA oversees a growing research collection of primary materials that includes rare books and manuscripts, historic maps, photographs, prints, and the official records of the campus at UMass Amherst.

Kingsbury family

Kingsbury Family Papers, 1862-2006 (Bulk: 1881-1902).
10 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 504

Kingsbury children, ca.1910
Kingsbury children, ca.1910

The family of Roxana Kingsbury Gould (nee Weed) farmed the rocky soils of western New England during the late nineteenth century. Roxana’s first husband Ambrose died of dysentery shortly after the Civil War, leaving her to care for their two infant sons, and after marrying her second husband, Lyman Gould, she relocated from southwestern Vermont to Cooleyville and then (ten years later) to Shelburne, Massachusetts. The Goulds added a third son to their family in 1869.

A rich collection of letters and photographs recording the history of the Kingsbury-Gould families of Shelburne, Massachusetts. The bulk of the letters are addressed to Roxana Kingsbury Gould, the strong-willed matriarch at the center of the family, and to her granddaughter, May Kingsbury Phillips, the family’s first historian. In addition to documenting the complicated dynamics of a close-knit family, this collection is a rich source for the study of local history, rural New England, and the social and cultural practices at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

Subjects
  • Conway (Mass.)--Genealogy
  • Kingsbury Family
  • Shelburne (Mass.)--Genealogy
  • Totman family
Contributors
  • Drew, Raymond Totman, 1923-1981
  • Lewis, Gertrude Minnie, 1896-
  • Totman, Conrad D
  • Totman, Ruth J
Types of material
  • Genealogies
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Memoirs
  • Photographs
  • Tintypes

MassEquality

MassEquality Records, ca.1993-2008.
18 boxes (23.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 674

MassEquality sticker
MassEquality sticker

In the late 1990s, MassEquality was formed as a coalition of advocacy groups that sought to build legislative support for same-sex marriage and gay rights in Massachusetts. Formally incorporated as a 501(c)4 advocacy organization in late 2001, the coalition hired its first employee, Campaign Coordinator Marty Rouse, in late 1993, and achieved a landmark success that November when the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that the state may not “deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.” On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to allow equal marital rights to same-sex couples. Since that time, MassEquality has continued to champion marriage equality nationally.

The MassEquality Records document the origins, operations, and activism of one of the leading organizations in New England advocating for marriage rights and civic equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The collection includes some material generated by the Freedom to Marry Coalition, a partner in the coalition, and a series of large banners and posters, some of which were displayed during the event celebrating the arrival of marriage equality in Massachusetts.

Subjects
  • Gay rights--New England
  • Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--New England
  • Same-sex marriage--Law and legislation--New England
Contributors
  • Freed to Marry Coalition
  • MassEquality
Types of material
  • Banners
  • Posters

Oglesby, Carl, 1935-

Carl Oglesby Papers, ca.1965-2004.
60 boxes (25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 514

Carl Oglesby, 2006<br />Photo by Jennifer Fels
Carl Oglesby, 2006
Photo by Jennifer Fels

Reflective, critical, and radical, Carl Oglesby was an eloquent voice of the New Left during the 1960s and 1970s. A native of Ohio, Oglesby was working in the defense industry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1964 when he became radicalized by what he saw transpiring in Vietnam. Through his contacts with the Students for a Democratic Society, he was drawn into the nascent antiwar movement, and thanks to his formidable skills as a speaker and writer, rose rapidly to prominence. Elected president of the SDS in 1965, he spent several years traveling nationally and internationally advocating for a variety of political and social causes.

In 1972, Oglesby helped co-found the Assassination Information Bureau which ultimately helped prod the U.S. Congress to reopen the investigation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A prolific writer and editor, his major works include Containment and Change (1967), The New Left Reader (1969), The Yankee and Cowboy War (1976), and The JFK Assassination: The Facts and the Theories (1992). The Oglesby Papers include research files, correspondence, published and unpublished writing, with the weight of the collection falling largely on the period after 1975.

Subjects
  • Assassination Information Bureau
  • Gehlen, Reinhard, 1902-1979
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Assassination
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Pacifists
  • Political activists
  • Student movements
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • United States--Foreign relations
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Contributors
  • Oglesby, Carl, 1935-
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