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Children’s Aid and Family Services of Hampshire County Inc.

Children's Aid and Family Service Records, 1910-ca. 2001.
10 boxes (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 008

Agency providing traditional child and family service and extensive mental health services that worked closely with the SPCC, was a member in the Child Welfare League of America, and was the Northampton representative for the National Association of Travelers Aid Societies. Includes 10 versions of the constitution, typed personal recollections from the 25th anniversary, annual reports, minutes, and the correspondence of President Miriam Chrisman (1952-1957). Of special note, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge was the Chair of the Home Finding Committee of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children which helped to found the CAFS.

Subjects
  • Child mental health services--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Child welfare--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Children--Institutional care--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957
  • Floods--Massachusetts
  • Foster home care--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Franklin County (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Homeless children--Massachusetts--Franklin County--History
  • Homeless children--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Hurricanes--Massachusetts
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Intellectual life--History
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Social service--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Voluntarism--Massachusetts--History
Contributors
  • Children's Aid Association (Hampshire County, Mass.)
  • Children's Aid and Family Service of Hampshire County (Hampshire County, Mass.)
  • Children's Home Association (Franklin County, Mass. and Hampshire County, Mass.)
  • Chrisman, Miriam Usher
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Home Finding Committee

Cigar Makers of the U.S.A. Local 39 (New Haven, Conn.)

Cigar Makers of the U.S.A., Local 39 Minute Books, 1886-1941.
2 vols. (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 383

Founded in 1864, the Cigar Makers were charted by the AFL in 1887. The collection consists of two minute books for Local 39 of New Haven, Connecticut, the earlier dating from 1886-1891 and the later volume dating from 1930-1941. Beginning in 1880, cigar manufacturers who negotiated labor contracts with the union affixed blue labels to boxes of “union made” cigars. A sheet of these union labels are laid into the back of the earlier minute book.

Subjects
  • Cigar makers--Labor unions
  • Labor unions--Connecticut
Contributors
  • Cigar Makers Union

Concordance for the Archives, M

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MAC
see Men Acting for Change (MAC) (1994- ) RG-45/80/M4
MAC Alumni Athletic Association
see MACAAA RG-50/4
MAC Alumni Bulletin(1919-1953)
RG-50/00/3
MAC Alumni Quarterly (1917-1918) RG-50/00/3
MAC College and Alumni News (1903-1908)
RG-50/00/3
MAC Dramatic Society (1911, 1984, 1986)
RG-45/40/M3
MAC in the War (Duplicate Collection) (1921)
RG-99/1
MAC Literary Monthly
see Literary Monthly, The MAC (1910) RG-45/00/L4
MACAAA (Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Athletic Association)
RG-50/4
Mace
see Insignia, Diploma, Motto, Mascot, Mace, Etc. RG-6/1
Mail Services
RG-35/8
Mainstay (1969-1978)
RG-36/00/M2
Maintenance (Physical Plant)
RG-36/5
Malawi Project (College of Food and Natural Resources) (1963-1970)
RG-15/4/1
Man and Environment, Institute for
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Man and Environment, Institute for–Proposal Series (1973-1976)
RG-6/4/14
Man and Environment, Institute for–Report Series (1973-1978)
RG-6/4/14
Management and Business Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Management and Business Affairs RG-3/11
Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer, Vice President for
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Management and Fiscal Affairs, Vice President for
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs RG-3/16
Management Assistant (Library)
RG-8/1/7
Management Council, Campus
see Campus Management Council (1948-1989) RG-6/2.5
Management Cluster, Educational Planning and
see Educational Planning and Management Cluster RG-13/3/17
Management Department
RG-25/M2
Management Memos
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Management Memos (1975-1976) RG-25/F45
Management Research (1975-1979)
RG-12/00
Management, School of
see School of Management RG-12
Management, School of–Dean
see Dean (School of Management) RG-12/11
Management, School of–Newsletter (1983-1985)
RG-12/00
see also Business Administration, School of–Newsletter (pre-1983) RG-12/00
Commonwealth, The (1986- ) RG-12/00
Manufacturing Productivity, Center for (1991- )
RG-12/7
Manuscripts and Archives
see Archives and Manuscripts RG-8/1/3
Maps, Campus
see Campus Maps RG-36/100
see also Guide Books RG-5/00/4
Maps (Cartographic Materials) RG-181/3
Proposed Layouts RG-6/15
Maps (Cartographic Materials)
RG-181/3
Marathons (School of Education)
see School of Education, Marathons RG-13/3/11
Marine and Coastal Facts (Sea Grant Advisory Program) (1977-1981)
RG-15/8.1
Marine Education Research, Cooperative
see Cooperative Marine Education Research (CMER) (1989) RG-6/4/14/5
Marine Foods Program
see Experiment Station–Marine Foods Program RG-15/2.2
Marine Sciences Facilities at Cape Ann, ad hoc Committee on (1975)
RG-40/2/M3
Marine Sciences Program
RG-25/M3
Marine Station (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/12
Market Garden Field Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Market Garden Field Station Journal
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham–Market Garden Field Station Journal (1915-1936) RG-15/9
Market, Student Craft
see Craft Market (Student) RG-45/40/C7
Marketing Department
RG-25/M4
Maroon & White (1992- )
RG-45/00/M2
Maroon Key Society (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/M3
Married Student Housing (Microfilm) (ca. 1960′s)
RG-190/8
Married Student Housing Committee
RG-35/12/2
see also Married Student Housing (Microfilm) (ca. 1960′s) RG-190/8
Marshals (Commencement) (1982-1985)
RG-1/7/4
Martin Luther King Social Action and Lecture Group (1968-1970)
RG-45/80/M3
Mascot
see Insignia, diploma, motto, mascot, mace, etc. RG-1/6
Mass Action (Student Publication)
RG-45/00/M3
Mass. Agricultural Review, Committee on (1926-1930)
RG-40/2/M4
Mass Aid (1985)
RG-45/40/M4
see also Hunger Task Force, UMass RG-45/40/H8
Mass. Communications, Center for
see Communications-Related Disciplines and Center for Mass Communications (1969) RG-40/2/C6
Mass. Media (Microfilm)
RG-190/14
Massachusetts (1990-1997)
RG-5/00/11
see also UMASS (1996- ) RG-5/00/12
Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Athletic Association
see MACAAA (Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumni Athletic Association) RG-50/4
Massachusetts Agricultural Review
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Agricultural Review (1926-1931) RG-15/8
Massachusetts Agricultural Review (Official University Committee) (1926-1930)
RG-40/2/M4
Massachusetts Alumnus
see Alumnus, The (Alumni Periodicals) RG-50/00/3
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (1966-1980)
RG-1/3
see Board of Regents, RG-1/4
Higher Education Coordination Council (1991-1996) / Board of Higher Education (1996- ) RG-1/5
Massachusetts Bulletin for Farm Women
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Bulletin for Farm Women RG-15/8
Massachusetts Business and Economic Report (1974-1986)
RG-12/3/B8
see also Business and Economic Research, Center for RG-12/3
Massachusetts CAI Consortium Newsletter (1985-1989)
RG-29/00
Massachusetts Career Education Leader
see Institute for Governmental Services–Massachusetts Career Education Leader (1980-1981) RG-3/8
Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies
RG-25/M4.3
Massachusetts Center for The Book (1999- )
RG-25/M4.35
Massachusetts, Center for Rural
see Center for Rural Massachusetts RG-15/16
Massachusetts Collegian, The (1914- )
RG-45/00/C6
see also Massachusetts Daily Collegian(1967- ) RG-45/00/C6
Massachusetts Collegian, The (Microfilm) (1914- )
RG-190/13
Massachusetts Collision (Student Publication) (1933)
RG-45/00/M4
Massachusetts Commercial Vegetable Grower
see Commercial Vegetable Grower (Suburban Experiment Station Waltham) RG-15/9
Massachusetts Commission on Corruption
RG-36/23
Massachusetts Commission, Center for
see Communications-Related Disciplines and Center for Massachusetts Communications (1969) RG-40/2/C6
Massachusetts Cooperative Extension News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–News (1986- ) RG-15/8
Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service
see Extension Service, Cooperative RG-15/8
Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit
see Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit (Massachusetts Cooperative) RG-15/6
Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit–Quarterly Progress Report (1948-1988)
RG-15/6
Massachusetts Daily Collegian, The (1967- )
RG-45/00/C6
see also Massachusetts Collegian(1914-1967) RG-45/00/C6
Massachusetts Dairy Digest
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Dairy Digest (1936-1985) RG-15/8
Massachusetts Data, Center for (State Data Center)
RG-15/8.3
see also Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Massachusetts Demographic Research Institute (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/10
Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI)
RG-25/M4.8
see also Massachusetts Data, Center for RG-15/8.3
Massachusetts Farm Prices Research Collection (1910-1965)
RG-15/8.9
Massachusetts Film Co-op
RG-8/1/8
Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy
RG-60/10
Massachusetts Free Press (Student Publication) (1988- )
RG-45/00/M4.5
Massachusetts Gazette (Public Affairs) (1970)
RG-5/00/9
Massachusetts Heritage (Holdsworth Natural Resources Center) (1961- )
RG-15/3
Massachusetts Information Scanning Unit (MISU) (School of Management)
RG-12/13
Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research (MISER)
see Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Massachusetts Magazine
see Massachusetts (1990-1996) RG-5/00/11
Massachusetts Music Bulletin (1973-1979)
RG-25/M9/00
Massachusetts Natural History, Bulletin of (1884)
RG-25/E4/00
Massachusetts Personnel and Guidance Association Newsletter (1970-1977)
RG-30/9/5
Massachusetts Public Research Group (Mass PI RG)
see MS54 Mass PI RG
Massachusetts Review, The (1959- ) RG-60/7

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) (School of Management)
RG-12/10
see also MSBDC News (1983-1984) RG-12/10
Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP)
RG-40/5/M4
Massachusetts Society of Professors-American Association of University of Professors
(MSP-AAUP) RG-40/5/M4.1
Massachusetts Society of Professors Newsletter
see MassProf (1977- ) RG-40/5/M4
Massachusetts State College in the Post-War Period (Official University Committee) (1944)
RG-40/2/M4.5
Massachusetts State Employee Association (MSEA)
see Massachusetts State Employee Association (MSEA), MS49
Massachusetts Studies in English (1967-1986, 1992) RG-25/E3/00

Massachusetts Town Expenditures (1958-1969)
RG-25/P6.5/00
Massachusetts Town Statistics (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/2.23
MassPI RG
see Mass. Public Information Research Group (MassPI RG) Records (1972- ) , MS-54
MassProf (Massachusetts Society of Professors Newsletter) (1977- ) RG-40/5/M4

Master of Arts in Art History Newsletter (1986-1987)
RG-25/A7/00
Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT Program)
RG-10/1/10
Master Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1961-1974)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Campus Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960, 1974-1975) RG-40/2/A3
Masters Theses and Terminal Projects (1896- )
RG-46/2 (see UMass Library catalog for holdings
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films & Videotapes) RG-186/2
Mastery Learning Center
RG-30/2/5
Mastery Learning Center Newsletter (1985)
RG-30/2/5
MAT Program
see Master of Arts in Teaching Program RG-10/1/10
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) (1994- )
RG-25/M4.5
Math Club
see Mathematics and Statistics–Math Club (1939-1940) RG-25/M5/3
Math/Science/Technology Education Project (MESTEP) (School of Education–
Instructional Leadership Division) RG-13/4/10
Mathematics and Statistics Department
RG-25/M5
Mathematics and Statistics Department–Actuarial Program
RG-25/M5/3
Mathematics and Statistics Department–Math Club (1939-1940)
RG-25/M5/3
Mathematics and Statistics Department–Science Enrichment Program
RG-25/M5/3
Mathematics, Center for Applied
see Applied Mathematics, Center for RG-25/M5.5
Mathematics Faculty
see Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty RG-11/50
Mazes, Chain Link (Physical Plant) (1983- )
RG-36/50/M3
MDRI
see Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
RG-25/M6
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department–Energy Alternatives Program
RG-25/M6/3
Medal for Outstanding Service
see University Medal for Outstanding Service RG-2/99
Media Literacy Institute
RG-25/C7.7
Media Center (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/2
Media-other than publications (Student Body)
RG-45/30
Media Specialists for the Deaf, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/9
Mediation Project
see Legal Studies–Mediation Project RG-25/L7/3
Medical School Location, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1965-1966)
RG-40/2/A3
Medical School, Worcester
RG-55/2
Medical Society, Pre-
see Pre-Medical Society RG-45/40/P7.5
Meditation Society, Students International
see Students International Mediation Society (SIMS) RG-45/70/S8
MEFORUM (School of Education) (1973-1975)
RG-13/00
Mega Memo Newsletter (Anthropology Department) (1978- )
RG-25/A6/00
Mega Memo Newsletter, Five College (Anthropology Department 5-College Newsletter) (1985-2000)
RG-25/A6/00
Memo (Office of Institutional Studies) (1962-1964)
RG-4/3/1
Memorabilia (University Historical Collection) (1863-1925, 1988)
RG-1/203
Memorabilia, general (Oversize materials)
RG-183
Memorial Quilt Project, AIDS
see AIDS Memorial Quilt Project (1992- ) RG-11/20
Memorial Stones and Plaques (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/M4
see also Plaques (Memorial, General) RG-183/3
Men Acting for Change (MAC) (1994)

Menorah Club (1937)
RG-45/70/M4
Mental Health Services
RG-30/15/3
Mental Retardation Project
RG-7/4
Mentor Program
see New Student Program (Summer Counseling) RG-30/9/2
MEP
see Minority Engineering Program (College of Engineering) RG-14/6
MESTEP
see Math/Science/Technology Education Project (School of Education–
Instructional Leadership Division) RG-13/4/10
Metawampe
RG-36/50/M5
Metawampe Club (1907- )
RG-40/3/M4
Metawampe Lawn
RG-36/104/M5
Meteorological Series Bulletin [ dingbatView online (1888-1907) ]
see Experiment Station (1888- )--Meteorological Series Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Meteorological Observations/Observatory Bulletin
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Meteorological Series Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Metric Research Center, Northeast
see Northeast Metric Research Center RG-7/6
Micro Resource Lab (MRL)
RG-29/2
Micro Scope (Microbiology Department) (1988-1991)
RG-25/M7/00
Micro Teaching (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/8
Microanalysis Laboratory (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/3/4
Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS) (1995- )

Microbiology Department
RG-25/M7
Microbiology, Institute of Agricultural and Industrial
see Environmental Sciences RG- 25/E8
Microfilms
RG-190
Microwave Electronics Newsletter (1985-1987)
RG-25/E2/00
Mid-Winter Alumni Day (1923-1926)
RG-40/2/M5
Middle East, Peace and Justice in the, UMass Faculty and Staff for
see Peace and justice in the Middle East, UMass Faculty and Staff for
(Unofficial Committee) (1990-1991) RG-40/3/P1
Military (Photographs)
RG-142
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Military Affairs, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1967-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Military and Air Service–Arnold Air Society
RG-25/M8
Military and Air Science–ASTRP (Army Specialized Training Reserve Program)
RG-25/M8/3
Military and Air Science Department
RG-25/M8
Military and Air Science– 58th College Training Detachment (World War II)
RG-25/M8
Minorities, Committee on Status of (Faculty Senate, 1981, 1984- )
RG-40/2/A3
Minority Achievement Program, Springfield/UMass (SUMMA)
see Bilingual Collegiate Program–Springfield/UMass Minority Achievement Program (SUMMA) RG-6/4/6.5
Minority Engineering Program (MEP) (College of Engineering)
RG-14/6
Minority Engineering Program Newsletter (1978-1980)
RG-14/00
Minority Graduate Student Association Newsletter
see Transitions (MGSA Newsletter) (1987) RG-45/00/T8)
Minority Graduate Student Recruitment, Office of
RG-10/7
Minority Groups, Provost for Women and, Associate
see Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate (1968-1981) RG-6/13
see also Affirmative Action (1982- ) RG-4/7
Everywoman’s Center RG-7/2
Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988)
RG-40/2/M6
Minute Waltzer’s (Student Group) (1987)
RG-45/40/M5
MinuteFan Park (2002)
RG-36/104/M6
Minuteman Statue (2002)
RG-36/50/M6
Minuteman (Student Publication) (1986- )
RG-45/00/M5
MISER (Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research)
see Massachusetts Development Research Institute (MDRI) RG-25/M4.8
Missions and Goals (Official University Committee) (1975-1976)
RG-40/2/M8
see also Duplicate Collection–Missions and Goals, A Report of the Commission on (1976) RG-99/8
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost O’Brien’s Proposal-Mission and Approach (1987) RG-6/1
Trustees’ Commission on the Future of the University (1988- ) RG-2/7
MISU
see Massachusetts Information Scanning Unit (MISU) (School of Management) RG-12/13
MMBLSS
see Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS) RG-25/M6.5
Mobilization Committee, Student (1972)
RG-45/80/M6
Mogen David Newsletter (1924-1940) (Delta Phi Alpha Fraternity)
RG-45/90/D4.3
Molecular and Cellular Biology
RG-25/B5.5
Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services, Microbial and
see Microbial and Molecular Biology Laboratory Support Services (MMBLSS) RG-25/M6.5
Moore Photo Collection, Fred
see Fred Moore Photo Collection RG-173
Morrill Land Grant Documents
see Charters, Legislation and RG-1/2
see also Morrill Land Grant Photos (line drawings of Justin Morrill, home site, document) RG-100
Morrill Land Grant Photographs
RG-100
Morrill News (Morrill Library Newsletter) (1977-1990, 1995- )
RG-8/00/M7
Mortar Board (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/M6
Mosaic (Five College Publication) (1991)
RG-60/5/00
Motion Picture Services, Photographic and
see Photo Center (Photographic and Motion Picture Services) RG-5/7
Motto
see Insignia, diploma, motto, mascot, mace, etc. RG-1/6
Mount Toby Reservation
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/10
MRL
see Micro Resource Lab (MRL) RG-29/2
MRSEC
see Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) RG-25/M4.5
MSBDC
see Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) (School of Management) RG-12/10
MSBDC News (Massachusetts Small Business Development Center News) (1983-1984)
RG-12/10
MSEA (Massachusetts State Employee Association)
see Massachusetts State Employee Association (MSEA) MS49
MSP
see Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) RG-40/5/M4
MSP-AAUP
see Massachusetts Society of Professors-American Association of University Professors RG-40/5/M4.1
Mt. Toby Reservation
RG-15/10
MTA (Union of Professional Employees)
see Union of Professional Employees (MTA) MS47
Mugbooks
see Directories, mugbooks, catalogs of graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Multi-Campus Committees
see Inter-Campus committees (2-campus and 3-campus) RG-3/100
Multicultural Advisory Board (Chancellor’s)
see Counsel on Community, Diversity and Social Justice (1997- ) RG-4/17
Multicultural Conflict Resolution Team (1993- ) RG-4/8/1
Multi-Cultural Education (School of Education)
RG-13/3/19/8
Multicultural Issues, Chancellor’s Task Force on (1990)
RG-40/2/M9
Multicultural Student Union Committee (1991)
RG-40/2/M10
Multicultural UMass Community (Student Publication) (1988)
RG-45/00/M8
Museum of Natural History
see Massachusetts Natural History, Bulletin of (1884) RG-25/E4/00
Music and Dance, Department of
RG-25/M9
Music Bulletin (Music and Dance Dept.) (1973-1979)
RG-25/M9/00
Music Committee (Student)
see Arts and Music Committee (Student) RG-45/45/A7
Music Library (1975- )
RG-8/3/8
see also Music Library–Video Tape Collection (Films & Videotapes) RG-186/6
Music Library, Video Tape Collection (Films and Videotapes)
RG-186/6
Music Photographs (Student Organizations)
RG-140/2
Music Poster Collection
see Poster Collection, Music RG-180/2
Music Theatre Guild
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Musical Clubs (Fine Arts/program group) (1923, 1941-1942)
RG-45/50/M8
Muslim Students Association (1994- )
RG-45/40/M8

Conte, Silvio O. (Silvio Oltavio), 1921-1991

Silvio O. Conte Papers, 1950-1991.
389 boxes (583.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 371

Silvio Conte, 1973
Silvio Conte, 1973

Massachusetts State Senator for the Berkshire District, 1950-1958, and representative for Massachusetts’s First District in the United States Congress for 17 terms, 1959-1991, where he made significant contributions in the areas of health and human services, the environment, education, energy, transportation, and small business.

Spanning four decades and eight presidents, the papers offer an extraordinary perspective on the major social, economic, and cultural changes experienced by the American people. Includes correspondence, speeches, press releases, bill files, his voting record, committee files, scrapbooks, travel files, audio-visual materials and over 5,000 photographs and slides.

Subjects
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
  • Massachusetts. Senate
  • United States--Politics and government--20th century
  • United States. Congress. House
Contributors
  • Conte, Silvio O. (Silvio Oltavio), 1921-1991
Types of material
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sound recordings

Esleeck Manufacturing Company

Esleeck Manufacturing Company Records, 1898-1987.
3 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 505

A manufacturing firm specializing in the production of onion skin paper, the Esleeck Manufacturing Company was established in 1898 as the Monadnock Paper Co. The principal owners, Augustine W. Esleeck and Alfred T. Judd, had worked together with the Valley Paper Mills of Holyoke, Mass., but when striking out on their own, moved to Turners Falls, believing the town to be the ideal location for a mil. Changing their name to Esleeck Manufacturing Co. in 1901, the firm sought to be a good neighbor, using local labor and products from local firms in their manufacturing. After more than 100 years of continuous operation, the company was purchased by Southworth Co. in 2006.

The collection consists chiefly of financial records, but also includes three minute books from 1898-1961 that capture the the company’s early history, as well as a memorial history of the company written by a long-term employee in 1954.

Subjects
  • Paper industry--Massachusetts
  • Turners Falls (Mass.)--History
Contributors
  • Esleeck Manufacturing Company

Foucher, Lynnette E.

Lynnette E. Foucher Cookbook Collection, 1902-2000.
429 items (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 684

1929 cookbook
1929 cookbook

Assembled by Lynnette E. Foucher, this collection consists chiefly of cookbooks produced by food companies between the 1920s-1970s. These cookbooks reflect the changing role of women in the home as well as new food trends and innovative technology. Taken together, the collection offers a glimpse into the way meal preparation changed in the U.S. during the second half of the twentieth century and how this change transformed the way we eat today.

Subjects
  • Convenience foods--United States--History--20th century
  • Cooking, American--History--20th century
  • Cooking--Social aspects
  • Diet--United States--History
  • Food--Social aspects
  • Women consumers--United States--History
  • Women in advertising--United States--History
Contributors
  • Foucher, Lynette E
Types of material
  • Cookbooks

Granite Cutters International Association of America

Granite Cutters' International Association of America Records, 1877-1978.
27 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 004

Organized in Rockland, Maine in March 1877 as the Granite Cutters’ National Union, the association later adopted its present name in 1905. The trade union clearly had a strong sense of their identity and purpose claiming for itself “the jurisdiction over cutting, carving, dressing, sawing, and setting all granite and hard stone on which granite cutters tools are used,” and further claiming that “no other other trade, craft or calling has any right or jurisdiction over” the these activities.

Records include National Union Committee minutebooks from 1886-1954, monthly circulars, membership registers, and 100 years of the union’s official publication, the Granite Cutters’ Journal.

Subjects
  • Labor unions--New England
  • Stone-cutters--Labor unions
Contributors
  • Granite Cutters' International Association of America
Types of material
  • Minute books

International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. Local 278

IUERMW Local 278 Records, 1942-1984.
4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 252

Local chapter of the International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers that represented workers at the Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company of Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. Records include detailed minute books of general and executive board meetings as well as several ledgers that reflect the activities of the credit union and the Chapman Valve Athletic Association.

Subjects
  • Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company
  • Electricians--Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts

Lillydahl, Sandy

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection, 1970-2005 (Bulk: 1970).
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 056

Jamie Lasalle cutting cane
Jamie Lasalle cutting cane

A 1969 graduate of Smith College and member of Students for a Democratic Society, Sandy Lillydahl took part in the second contingent of the Venceremos Brigade. Between February and April 1970, Lillydahl and traveled to Cuba as an expression of solidarity with the Cuban people and to assist in the sugarcane harvest.

The 35 color snapshots that comprise the Lillydahl collection document the New England contingent of the second Venceremos Brigade as they worked the sugarcane fields in Aguacate, Cuba, and toured the country. Each image is accompanied by a caption supplied by Lillydahl in 2005, describing the scene and reflecting on her experiences; and the collection also includes copies of the file kept by the FBI on Lillydahl, obtained by her through the Freedom of Information Act in 1975.

Subjects
  • Cuba--Photographs
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)--Photographs
  • Sugarcane--Harvesting--Cuba--Photographs
  • Venceremos Brigade--Photographs
Types of material
  • Photographs

Western Massachusetts Library Club

Western Massachusetts Library Club Records, 1898-2006.
7 boxes (3.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 492

Situated in a region known for its progressive spirit, the Western Massachusetts Library Club was established in 1898 to respond to the unique needs of librarians overseeing small or rural libraries, and to foster camaraderie among local colleagues. Almost immediately, however, the club expanded its focus, taking positions on issues ranging from modern library practices to national legislation and leading the way in the expansion of services for public libraries, all while maintaining its identity as an advocate for local libraries and librarians.

The collection is richest in records that document the early history of the club including detailed meeting minutes, news clippings, programs, and circulars. Beginning in the late 1960s, the club’s activities are captured primarily through membership lists and meeting notices and programs. Taken together, the records trace the growth of the WMLC for more than a century from its establishment to the present.

Subjects
  • Cutter, Charles A. (Charles Ammi), 1937-1903
  • Libraries--Massachusetts--History
Contributors
  • Western Massachusetts Library Club
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