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Halley, Anne

Anne Halley Papers, 1886-2004.
11 boxes (7 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 628

Anne Halley, ca.1956
Anne Halley, ca.1956

Writer, editor, and educator, Anne Halley was born in Bremerhaven, Germany in 1928. A child during the Holocaust, she relocated with her family to Olean, New York during the late 1930s so that her father, who was Jewish, could resume his practice of medicine. Graduating from Wellesley and the University of Minnesota, Halley married a fellow writer and educator, Jules Chametzky, in 1958. Together they raised three sons in Amherst, Massachusetts where Chametzky was a professor of English at UMass and Halley taught and wrote. It was during the late 1960s through the 1970s that she produced the first two of her three published collections of poetry. The last was published in 2003 the year before she died from complications of multiple myeloma at the age of 75.

Drafts of published and unpublished short stories and poems comprise the bulk of this collection. Letters to and from Halley, in particular those that depict her education at Wellesley and her professional life during the 1960s-1980s, make up another significant portion of her papers. Publisher’s correspondence and a draft of Halley’s afterward document the Chametzkys effort to release a new edition of Mary Doyle Curran’s book, The Parish and the Hill, for which Halley and Chametzky oversaw the literary rights. Photographs of Halley’s childhood in Germany and New York as well as later photographs that illustrate the growth of her own family in Minnesota and Massachusetts offer a visual representation of her remarkable professional and pesonal life.

Subjects
  • Curran, Mary Doyle, 1917-1981
  • Jews--Germany--History--1933-1945
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • Women authors, American
  • Women poets, American
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Chametzky, Jules
  • Halley, Anne

Literature & the arts

MAC baseball team, 1878
MAC baseball team, 1878

Literature and the arts play a vital role in the culture and traditions of New England. Western Massachusetts in particular has had a rich history of fostering writers and poets, musicians, dancers, and actors. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives seeks to document not only the lives and work of writers and performers in our region, but the creative and artistic process; showing not just the inspiration, but the perspiration as well.

Significant collections

  • Poetry
    • SCUA houses significant collections for the poets Robert Francis, Madeleine de Frees, and Anne Halley, as well as small collections for William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens. The records of the Massachusetts Review are an important literary resource.
  • Prose writing
    • Collections of note include the papers of writers William J. Lederer (author of The Ugly American, Nation of Sheep, and Their Own Worst Enemy), William Manchester (The Death of a President and American Caesar), Mary Doyle Curran (The Parish and the Hill).
  • Journalism
    • Journalists associated with traditional print and new media, including an important collection for the Liberation News Service, a media service for the alternative press, and the Social Change Periodicals Collection, which includes alternative and radical small press publications. The papers of Sidney Topol provide insight into the technical development of cable television.
  • Literary criticism and linguistics
    • The papers of literary scholars associated with the University; records of the Massachusetts Review.
  • Performing arts
    • The vibrant performing arts community in western Massachusetts is well represented in SCUA through groups ranging from the Arcadia Players Baroque music ensemble to theater troupes such as Double Edge Theater, the Valley Light Opera, and the New World Theater. Among the most significant national collections are the Roberta Uno Asian Women Playwrights Collection and the papers of African American expatriate actor and director Gordon Heath, while the James Ellis Theatre Collection includes nearly 8,000 printed volumes on the English and American stage, 1750-1915, along with numerous broadsides, graphics, and some manuscript materials. Musical collections include the papers of Philip Bezanson and Charles Bestor, the score collection of Julian Olevsky, and the Katanka Fraser Political Music Collection.
Printed materials

Within its holdings, SCUA houses collections of the published works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Robert Francis, Anne Halley, William J. Lederer, William Manchester, Thomas Mann, William Morris, Wallace Stevens, and William Butler Yeats, as well as the personal poetry libraries of Halley, Francis, and Stevens. The department also has an extensive collection of Science Fiction magazine fiction and Scottish literature.

Rare book collections

Votes for women, Enfield Collection
Votes for Women, ca.1919 (Enfield Collection)

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives houses approximately 30,000 volumes reflecting an evolving history of collecting at UMass Amherst. Beginning in the late 1860s with a focus on agriculture and the natural sciences, SCUA has developed into a resource for the study of regional and local history in New England, emphasizing our varied cultural, social, religious, and political histories.

Beyond New England, SCUA has built strength in several distinct areas, ranging from the history of social change to the extraordinary collection of Japanese rarities collected by the geologist Benjamin Smith Lyman during the 1870s. Other noteworthy collections include those pertaining to the culture of the Cold War era: a growing collection of books printed in East Germany and one of the largest collections of materials in the United States from the Solidarity movement in Poland.

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All books and periodicals held by SCUA are cataloged in the Library’s online catalog. UMarmot includes summary descriptions of most major book collections, but not individual titles.

Selected areas of collecting interest:

Agriculture, horticulture, natural history

The library holds key works in apiculture, entomology, gardening, landscape design, pomology, and viticulture, with numerous works in animal husbandry. Materials date back to the 16th century, however the strength of the collections lies in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Cookery in New England

Knox gelatin
The Collection

The collections of Beatrice A. McIntosh, Athena Savas, and Lynette Foucher, among others, include books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the culinary history of New England, including many thousands of cookbooks published by church and community organizations.

European history and culture

Diverse collections ranging from materials on Revolutionary-era Europe, 1789-1848 (the Binet and Brabançonne Collections); Anglo-American Political Economy; twentieth century German history (the Harold Gordon Collection on the Interwar period and the Hans Joachim Ring Collection on East German cinema); and Communist-era Poland (Basia Jakubowska Schlatner Solidarity Collection).

Gay and Lesbian Literature

The centerpiece extensive of our holdings is the collection of gay rights pioneer Barbara Gittings and her partner, Kay Tobin Lahusen, which includes books on the history of homosexuality in America, works by and about gay writers, gay activism, and related topics.

Literary collections

Books by and about Robert Francis, Archibald MacLeish, William Manchester, William Lederer, and the Broadside Press, among others, as well as the poetry libraries of Francis, Wallace Stevens, and Anne Halley. Although the literary collections focus largely on New England writers, SCUA houses fine collections of the works of William Morris and William Butler Yeats, signed first editions of works by Thomas Mann, and collections of French and Scottish writers.

New England history and culture

Massachusetts Agricultural College postcard
Massachusetts Agricultural College postcard

Local and regional histories, novels, and other writing about Massachusetts from the eighteenth century to the present. These include an array of election, ordination, installation, dedication, fast-day, mission, farewell, and funeral sermons; Fourth of July orations; and addresses to or by benevolent, cultural, and civic organizations in the Commonwealth. SCUA also collects works printed in small towns and rural districts of Massachusetts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Social change

Valuable collections for the history of antislavery in New England and politics of the left. The John P. Roche and Steven Siteman Collections focus on the American left from the late 19th century through the 1950s, with some European materials and materials from the political right.

Association for Gravestone Studies

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

Association for Gravestone Studies Book Collection, 1812-2005.
269 items (14 linear feet).
Call no.: Rare Book Collections

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

The AGS Books Collection contains scarce, out of print, and rare printed works on cemeteries and graveyards, epitaphs and inscriptions, and gravemarkers, with an emphasis on North America. The collection is divided into two series: Series 1 (Monographs and Offprints) and Series 2 (Theses and Dissertations).

Subjects
  • Cemeteries
  • Epitaphs
  • Sepulchral monuments
Contributors
  • Association for Gravestone Studies

Binet, Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte, 1877-

Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte Binet Collection, 1784-1852 (Bulk: 1794-1814).
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 738

During the revolutionary era of 1789-1848, Belgium was ensnared in power politics on a continental scale, with all the drama and turbulence entailed. From the conquest of the region by French Republican forces under Napoleon in 1794 through the dissolution of French control in 1814, modern-day Belgium was divided into nine administrative departments, including the centrally-located Département de la Dyle, which included the key cities of Brussels, Louvain, and Nivelles.

Collected by Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte Binet, this small collection of manuscripts is relatively tightly focused on the years of French Republican domination of Belgium (1794-1814), with a particular focus on the Département de la Dyle. The majority of the collection consists of letters received by the Central Administration in the Dyle, including letters to and from Napoleonic generals and French military hierarchy, civic authorities, administrators, and police. Many of the letters concern the challenges of asserting control over a subject population and the political fallout of the French Revolution, but the collection also reflects the greater tensions within a complex society changing rapidly during an age of revolution.

Subjects
  • Belgium--History--1794-1814
  • Brabant (Belgium)--History
  • Dyle (Belgium)
  • France--History--1789-1815
  • France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
  • Napoleonic Wars--1800-1815
  • Police--France--18th century
Contributors
  • Lambrechts, Charles Joseph Matthieu, 1753-1823
  • Mallarmé, François René Augustin, 1755-1831
Types of material
  • Letters (Correspondence)

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

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 6)

Michael Metelica in Confederate flag outfit, 1973. (Ref. no. bin76)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at Hampton Beach, NH concert, 1972. (Ref. no. bin77)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh in concert at Turners Falls Airport, 1972. (Ref. no. bin78)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at meeting at Warwick Dorm, 1972. (Ref. no. bin79)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Facing camera is Janice Barry and Ruth Miller, 1972. (Ref. no. bin80)
Meditation on Blueberry Hill, Leyden, 1971. (Ref. no. bin81)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica sitting on Heath house, 1969. (Ref. no. bin82)
“Gill House” actually in Old Northfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin83)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Early Leyden Commune scene, 1969. (Ref. no. bin84)
Silk-screened Christmas cards at Warwick Dorm. Photo by Ron Tunison. December, 1971. (Ref. no. bin85)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica in concert with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin86)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding between Anne and Jim Baker at the Theater. Turners Falls, 1973. (Ref. no. bin87)
Michael Metelica in early Spirit in Flesh concert photo, 1970. . (Ref. no. bin88)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Donna Jagareski at Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin89)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh in concert at Turners Falls Airport, 1972. (Ref. no. bin90)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Attic of Warwick house. Alaina Snipper and Ellen Schall, 1970. (Ref. no. bin91)
Michael Metelica in concert with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin92)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Chris and Wendy Garland. Charlemont, 1969. (Ref. no. bin93)
Spirit in Flesh concert at Greenfield High School on Michael’s birthday (July 26). Michael Metelica and Randy Kleinrock bringing the cake, 1972. (Ref. no. bin94)
Melvin Weiner, 1971. (Ref. no. bin95)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Elwood Babbitt, 1970. (Ref. no. bin96)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Mark Forbes, unidentified. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin97)
Jane Malinski, 1972. (Ref. no. bin98)
Kathy Murphy, backup singer for Spirit in Flesh, 1970. (Ref. no. bin99)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Bill Grabin. (Ref. no. bin100)

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 7)

Irene White. (Ref. no. bin101)
Jenny Brown. (Ref. no. bin102)
Donna Oehmig. (Ref. no. bin103)
Mike Scanlon. (Ref. no. bin104)
Daniel and Jenny Brown getting down on the bus, 1972. (Ref. no. bin105)
Marty Liebmann. (Ref. no. bin106)
Meeting of hippie buses, 1972. (Ref. no. bin107)
Peter Harris, unidentified, Richard Safft, 1972. (Ref. no. bin108)
Jenny Brown, Charley Ribokas, Peter Harris, unidentified, Richard Safft, others unidentified. Southern tour, 1972. (Ref. no. bin109)
“Anaconda Baptist Church” (FSP paper crew). Mike Scanlon, Steve Wilhelm, Jack Boschan Bill Grabin, Mike Scanlon, 1972. (Ref. no. bin110)
Paper Crew with third issue, 1972. (Ref. no. bin111)
Free Spirit Press interview on PBS Channel 57, Springfield, Mass. July, 1972. (Ref. no. bin112)
Steve Wilhelm making a paper sale, 1972. (Ref. no. bin113)
Paper crew on the road. Julie Howard, Steve Wilhelm, Jenny Brown, Irene White, Gordon Adams, Charlie Ribokas, 1972. (Ref. no. bin114)
Spirit in Flesh production meeting. Promo shot taken in office of Brattleboro Reformer Newspaper, 1973. (Ref. no. bin115)
Paper crew; unidentified, Donna Oehmig, Charley Ribokas, Jenny Brown, Bill Grabin, unidentified, Mike Scanlon, Jim Baker, 1972. (Ref. no. bin116)
Daniel Brown. (Ref. no. bin117)
Richard Safft shaving for Gillette ad for Free Spirit Press, 1973. (Ref. no. bin118)
Interview with Free Spirit Press founders. Bruce Geisler, Anne and Jim Baker, 1973. (Ref. no. bin119)
Anna Moran and daughter, Tao. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin120)
Jeannie Holland and Linda Ladd. Northfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin121)
Chris Garland, 1972. (Ref. no. bin122)
Spirit in Flesh Rally. Lois Sellers, Peter Luban, Jacquie Metelica, 1972. (Ref. no. bin123)
Antonie Krol singing with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin124)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica, Warwick, 1971. (Ref. no. bin125)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 8)

Heidi Bushell, Jacquie Metelica, Donna Jagareski, 1972. (Ref. no. bin126)
Michael McCarty, 1972. (Ref. no. bin127)
Michael and women, Northfield, 1971. Similar people as slide 4-14. (Ref. no. bin128)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael and Rolls-Royce, Hampton Beach, 1972. (Ref. no. bin129)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at group meeting, the Dorm, summer of 1972. (Ref. no. bin130)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Heidi Bushell, Donna Jagareski, Jason Garland, Kathy Murphy, Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin131)
Michael in concert with Spirit in Flesh, summer of 1972. (Ref. no. bin132)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Warwick, 1972, same people as slide 7-12. (Ref. no. bin133)
Warwick house, 1970. (Ref. no. bin134)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Debby Sonn, Jeanie Holland, Anne Messman in van, 1972. (Ref. no. bin135)
Michael in concert with Spirit in Flesh, summer of 1972. (Ref. no. bin136)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Fragment of LOOK magazine photo, July 1970. (Ref. no. bin137)
Spirit in Flesh in concert, 1972. (Ref. no. bin138)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Free Spirit Press promotional poster created by Daniel Brown and Marty Liebmann, 1973. (Ref. no. bin139)
Jim Baker, editor of the Free Spirit Press, 1973. (Ref. no. bin140)
Meeting in the Dorm, Warwick, 1971. (Ref. no. bin141)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin142)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Free Spirit Press paper crew on rainbow bus, 1972. Top row: Steve Wilhelm, Gordon Adams, Julie Howard, Irene White. Bottom row: Jenny Brown, Michael Scanlon, Carol Evans. (Ref. no. bin143)
(Ref. no. bin144)
Spirit in Flesh poster designed by Donna Jagareski, 1970. (Ref. no. bin145)
Brotherhood members at the Quarry, popular swimming spot. A commune right-of passage was jumping off a 40’ ledge into the water. New Hampshire, 1972. (Ref. no. bin146)
Early Spirit in Flesh promo photograph, 1970. (L-R) Paul Skiathitis, Tom Snyder, Tom Howes, “Buckwheat”, Michael Metelica, Joe Podlesny, Glenn Hutchinson, Mark Holland. (Ref. no. bin147)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Steven Heimoff, 1970. (Ref. no. bin148)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica, 1971. (Ref. no. bin149)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Alan and Jane Harris, early 1973. . (Ref. no. bin150)

Cemetery Inscriptions Collection

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

Cemetery Inscriptions Collection, 1902-2005.
4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 669

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.

Subjects
  • Inscriptions
  • Sepulchral monuments
Contributors
  • Association for Gravestone Studies
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