Special Collections & University Archives University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Results for: “Nuclear disarmament” (55 collections)
SCUA

Braunthal, Gerard, 1923-

Gerard Braunthal Papers, 1958-1894.
6 boxes (7.25 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 013

Gerard Braunthal
Gerard Braunthal

Born in Germany in 1923, Gerard Braunthal was a scholar of German politics and taught as a professor in the Political Science department from 1954. Before receiving his B.A. from Queens College in 1947, Braunthal served in intelligence during World War II, going on to receive his M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1948 and Ph.D from Columbia University in 1953. While studying at Columbia, Braunthal worked as an interviewer for US Air Force intelligence. An expert on the German Social Democratic party (SPD), Braunthal published extensively on modern German politics. His work on the subject was well regarded in Germany as well as the United States. In parallel to his academic research, Braunthal was also an anti-war and anti-nuclear activist, serving on the executive committees of both the Valley Peace Center and the Citizens for Participation in Political Action (CPPAX). Braunthal received the Order of Merit from the German government.

The collection includes Braunthal’s correspondence, article manuscripts and research materials, as well as pamphlets, form-letters, and broadsides relating to anti-Vietnam war activism, interspersed with a small amount of personal correspondence from his own antiwar activities. Among his research materials is a collection of interview transcripts with members of the Federation of German Industry (BDI). There is also a significant collection of documents from his involvement with local activist groups, which includes minutes, form-letters, reports, conference proceedings, and leaflets.

Subjects
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Political Science
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Contributors
  • Braunthal, Gerard, 1923-

Cance, Alexander E. (Alexander Edmond), 1874-

Alexander E. Cance Papers, 1911-1951.
6 boxes (2.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 045

Alexander E. Cance
Alexander E. Cance

Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at the Massachusetts Agricultural College who also worked briefly for Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover, as well as the United States Department of Agriculture.

Includes biographical materials, correspondence concerning Cance’s role in the agricultural cooperative movement, addresses, articles (both in typescript and published), lectures, book reviews, typescript of a Carnegie study of factors in agricultural economics, a summary of a U.S. Senate report of which he was co-author, “Agricultural Cooperation and Rural Credit in Europe,” and research material. No documentation of his role as a delegate to the Hoover Conference on Economic Crisis, 1920, or his position as Supervisor of Market Research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1922.

Subjects
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Massachusetts State College--Faculty
Contributors
  • Cance, Alexander E. (Alexander Edmond), 1874-

Citizens Awareness Network

Citizens Awareness Network Records, ca.1992-2005.
58 boxes (87 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 437

In 1992 after lightening struck the Yankee Rowe reactor in western Massachusetts, concerned citizens organized with the goal of educating themselves and their communities about the potential dangers of nuclear energy. Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) worked to reveal the hidden costs of nuclear power on the health and safety of communites surrounding a reactor, and as a result of their efforts Yankee Rowe was pressured into closing down in 1993. When CAN learned that much of the nuclear waste removed from the site was shipped to a town in South Carolina, the group was outraged that the waste which hurt their community would now be imposed on another community. Once again they were moved into action, this time transforming from a small local group into a regional group with multiple chapters. Today, with seven chapters in five states, CAN continues to uncover the hazards of nuclear energy, proposing instead the use of clean energy produced locally.

This large collection documents every facet of the group, and includes publications, financial records, research files, correspondence, and realia such as t-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons.

Subjects
  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Antinuclear movement--United States
  • Nuclear energy--Law and legislation--New England
  • Nuclear energy--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • Citizens Awareness Network

Citizens for Participation in Political Action. Franklin and Hampshire Counties

CPPAX Franklin and Hampshire Chapter Records, 1991-1999.
2 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 558

Founded in 1962, the mission of Citizens for Participation in Political Action (CPPAX) was to increase citizen involvement in politics and policy making, and to promote social and economic justice both within the U.S. and globally through U.S. foreign policy. The Franklin and Hampshire Counties chapter of CPPAX has been active in a number of issues of both local and national significance.

Minutes of meetings, subject files, and newsletters reveal issues of importance to the local chapter of CPPAX, issues that include clean elections, peace, nuclear abolition, and health care.

Subjects
  • Activists--Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • Citizens for Participation in Political Action. Franklin and Hampshire Counties

Collection policy

Sheep husbandry at Mass. Agricultural College
Sheep husbandry,
Mass. Agricultural College

In keeping with our mission, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives collects materials of enduring historical and cultural value relating to four major thematic areas: the history and experience of social change in America; the histories and cultures of New England with an emphasis on Massachusetts; innovation and entrepreneurship; and the broad community associated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our collections are tightly integrated and span all formats, including personal papers and organizational records, books and periodicals, maps, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digital materials of all kinds, and they currently include over 35,000 printed items, approximately 30,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival materials, tens of thousands of photographs, and a burgeoning array of digital assets.

Following in the footsteps of W.E.B. Du Bois, we recognize the inherent interconnectedness of a broad range of issues in social justice and collect original materials that document the organizational, intellectual, and individual ties that unite disparate struggles for social equality, human dignity, and justice. In adopting social change as a primary collecting focus, we hope to move beyond viewing social and political movements in isolation and toward a vision that acknowledges the connections between and among them. Ultimately, we wish to lay a foundation for examining the larger histories of social engagement in America and the broader experience of social change that is difficult to encapsulate within a single social movement.

A distinctive feature of SCUA’s approach to collecting is our effort to include “whole lives and whole communities,” to provide a robust basis for interpreting the background of the persons and organizations we document, their influences, interests, and the communities in which they operate.

While not comprehensive, the following includes a brief synopsis of some of the primary focal points for SCUA’s collections:

Special Collections interests

  • Social change and movements for social change

    Emphasizing the cross-fertilization between several social movements and centers of activist energy, including peace, social and racial justice, agricultural reform, environmentalism, sustainability, labor activism, gay activism, antinuclear activism, and intentional communities, but branching out to include antifluoridation activism, campaigns for voting rights and clean elections, community and charitable organizations, and the history of revolutionary-era Europe (1789-1848).

    • African American history and culture
      The history of race and ethnicity in America, with particular emphasis on the struggle for racial equality and social justice.
    • Agriculture, horticulture, botany
      Including agricultural science and practice, horticulture, animal husbandry, natural history, organic farming, sustainable living, and heritage breeds.
    • Antinuclear movement
      SCUA holds numerous collections documenting grassroots opposition to nuclear power and nuclear weaponry.
    • Cold War Culture
      The culture of the Cold War, with an emphasis upon East Germany, Poland, and Yugoslavia. Among other areas, SCUA has a strong interest in the Solidarity movement and in partnership with the DEFA Film Library, in East German cinema and graphic arts.
    • Disability
      Organizational records and collections of personal papers documenting the history of disability and disability rights in the United States.
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues
      Materials relating to the history and experience of the LGBTQ community and liberation struggles.
    • Labor, work, and industry
      Organized labor, industrialization, manufacturing, business history, and the experience and culture of labor and working people.
    • Peace
      Materials relating to the peace and antiwar movements and non-violence, with an emphasis on New England.
  • New England history and culture

    The social, political, cultural, intellectual, literary, and economic life, with an emphasis upon western New England. The department houses thousands of books on New England cookery, with a particular emphasis on charitable and community cookbooks and cookbooks and ephemera published by corporations and the food industry.

    • Cookery and culinary history
      SCUA has thousands of cookbooks and other materials on New England regional cuisine, including community and charitable cookbooks, commercial cookbooks by New England authors, corporate cookbooks, and culinary ephemera.
    • Literature and the arts
      Emphasizing poets and writers, playwrights, and the performing arts in New England.
    • Politics and political culture
      SCUA has rich collections documenting the history and politics of the Commonwealth, including the papers of Congressmen Silvio O. Conte and John Olver, State Senator Stanley Rosenberg, and State rep John Clark.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

    Materials that document innovative and entrepreneurial activities, and particularly social entrepreneurship. The collections in SCUA include the papers of Mark H. McCormack (a pioneer in sport and entertainment marketing), Carl C. Harris (inventor and President of Rodney Hunt Co.), and numerous collections that document our region’s distinctive history of innovation in manufacturing and technology.

  • UMass Amherst

    SCUA makes an effort to document the histories of the entire UMass community. Our holdings include the comprehensive official records of the University since its founding in 1863, papers of faculty, staff, and students, official and unofficial publications, oral histories, and a wide range of other collections that reflect on our history as the Commonwealth’s land grant institution.

  • Other areas

    SCUA has developed depth in a handful of other collecting areas, including:

University Archives interests

Serving as the memory of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University Archives collects, preserves, and makes available official and non-official records documenting the policies, programs, facilities, and activities of the campus community, including its administration, departments and programs, faculty, and staff. The Archives also avidly collects materials that reflect the lives and experiences of its students and alumni.

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Dairy Control Series
see RG-15/2.2 Experiment Station (1888- )–Dairy Control Series (1914-1973)
Dairy Digest, Massachusetts
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Massachusetts Dairy Digest (1936-1985) RG-15/8
Dairy Farm
see Veterinary and Animal Science, Department of–Dairy Farm RG-25/V2
see also Farm (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/7
Dairy Industry, Department of
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two Year School) RG-15/5
Dames Club (1956)
RG-45/40/D3
Dance Department
see Music and Dance, Department of RG-25/M9
see also Hicks, Adeline RG-40/11
Dartmouth, UMass
see Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU) RG-55/5
Data Bank, Information
see Information Data Bank (IDB) RG-30/2/4
Data Processing Center (DPC)
RG-35/7
Data Processing Center Newsletter (DPC) (1987-1993)
RG-35/7
Day Care Center
see Commuter Student Affairs–Day Care Center RG-30/25
Day School, University
see Nursery School RG-25/H9.5
Day Teacher Preparation Program
see Teacher Education, Center for–Day Teacher Preparation Program RG-13/3/21/5 and
RG-13/3/23/4
Deaf, Media Center for the (Northeast Regional)
see Media Specialists for the Deaf, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/9
Dean of Academic Support Services
see Academic Support Services, Dean of RG-30/4
Dean of Administration
see Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services RG-35/1
Dean of Students
RG-30/2
Dean of Students, Assistant
RG-30/2/1
Dean of Students–Student Personnel Administrative Council
RG-30/2
Dean of the College (MSC)
see Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost RG-6/1
Dean of Women
RG-30/3
see also Dean of Women, Helen Curtis (1902-1993) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Deans Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
see also Campus Management Council (1984-1989) RG-6/2.5
Deans Meeting, Academic
see Deans Council; Provost’s Administrative Council; Academic Deans Meeting (1955-1977) RG-6/2
see also Campus Management Council RG-6/2.5
Debate (Communication Studies)
RG-25/C7.4
Debate Club
see Debate (Communications Studies) RG-25/C7.4
Debate Union Alumni Newsletter (1979-1982)
RG-25/C7.4/00
DEFA Film Library
see Deutsche Film Aktien- Gesellschaft (DEFA) Film Library (1998- ) RG-25G6.1
Degrees
see Enrollment, Degrees, Courses, Curriculum RG-1/206
see also Honorary Degrees RG-1/7/2
Degrees, Honorary Degrees
see Honorary Degrees (1927- ) RG-1/7/2
Delta Chi (1961- )
RG-45/90/D4
Delta Phi Alpha (1916- )
RG-45/90/D4.3
Delta Phi Gamma (1985)
RG-45/90/D4.6
Delta Sigma Phi (1995)
RG-45/90/D4.7
Delta Sigma Theta (1991-1992)
RG-45/90/D4.725
Delta Upsilon (1988-1989)
RG-45/90/D4.75
Delta Zeta
RG-45/90/D4.8
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (1989)
RG-45/80/D4
Democrats, University
see University Democrats RG-45/80/U6
Democrats, Young
see Young Democrats RG-45/80/Y6.2
Demographic Research Institute, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Demographic Research Institute (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/10
Demography Group (1982- )
RG-40/3/D4
Demonstration Alcohol Education Project
RG-30/15/2/3
Demonstrations, Student Protests and
see Student Protests and Demonstrations RG-45/101
Dental Hygiene Committee (1962)
RG-40/2/D4
Departmental Activities (Photographs)
RG-160
Department Libraries
see Libraries Departmental (1880, 1958-1978) RG-8/3/11
Departments, Academic
see Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers RG-25
Deputy Chancellor
see Chancellor, Deputy RG-4/18
Design and Production (University Relations and Development)
RG-39/6
Designs for Effective Learning Cluster (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23
Deutsche Film Aktien-Gesellschaft (DEFA) Film Library (1998- )
RG-25/G6.1
Development Advisory Council (1969)
RG-40/2/D5
Development and Alumni Affairs
see Alumni Office (Office of Development and Alumni Affairs) RG-50/1
Development Council
see Development Advisory Council (1969) RG-40/2/D5
Development, University Relations and
see University Relations and Development RG-39
Devens, Fort
see Fort Devens (1946-1949) RG-55/1
DGK Fraternity (1875- )
RG-45/90/D5
DIAL
see Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (DIAL) RG-29/2
Digital Image Analysis Laboratory (DIAL)
RG-29/2
Digital Initiatives News (UMass Amherst Libraries) (1999- )
RG-8/00/D3
Digital Photographic Laboratory (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/3/2
Dining Services (Campus Center, Student Union)
RG-37/2
Diploma
see Insignia, Diploma, Motto, Mascot, Mace, etc. RG-1/6
see also Diplomas (Printed materials, oversize) RG-184/6
Diplomas (Printed materials, oversize)
RG-184/6
Directions
see Handbook–Directions (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
Directories (Alumni)
RG-50/00/1
see also Directories, Mugbooks, Catalogs of Graduates, etc. (General Catalogs,
All-University Lists of Students) RG-1/00/5
Directories, Faculty and Staff
see Faculty/Staff Biography, Lists, Directories (Collective) RG-40/10
Directories, Mugbooks, Catalogs of Graduates, etc. (General Catalogs,
All-University Lists of Students) (1867- ) RG-1/00/5
see also Directories (Alumni) RG-50/00/1
Disability Services
see Handicapped Student Affairs, Office of (1973- ) RG-30/29
see also Abilities Unlimited (Student Interest Group) (1986- ) RG-45/40/A2
Disadvantaged Students Program
see CCEBMS RG-6/4/12
Disarmament Study Group (1981)
RG-40/3/D5
Discipline Board (Faculty Senate, 1965-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Dispatches (1982) (School of Education)
RG-13/1
Dispute Resolution
see Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution (CITDR) (2001- ) RG-25/L7.5
Dissertations and Theses (Films and Videotapes)
see Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Dissertations, Doctoral
see Doctoral Dissertations (1911- ) RG-46/1
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Distinguished Architecture (Physical Plant) (1966)
RG-36/50/D5
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
see Lectures (Faculty) RG-40/1/2
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Videotapes (1986- )
RG-186/7
see also Lectures (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/2
Chancellor’s Lecture Series (1975-1986) RG-186/1
Distinguished Teaching Awards
see Awards, Prizes RG-1/11
Distinguished Visitor’s Program (DVP) (1960-1996)
RG-45/50/D5
Diversity and Development, Center for
see Center for Diversity and Development (CDD) (1996- ) RG-45/80/C4
Diversity and Social Justice, Counsel on Community
see Counsel on Community, Diversity and Social Justice (1997) RG-4/17
Diversity Office, Equal Opportunity and
see Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office RG-4/7
Divine Light Club
see Divine Light Mission RG-45/70/D5
Divine Light Mission (Religious Group) (1973- )
RG-45/70/D5
Doctoral Dissertations (1911- )
RG-46/1 [see UMass Library catalog for holdings
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Documents, Government (Library) (1955- )
RG-8/3/3
Donahue Institute
see Institute for Governmental Services (IGS), Donahue RG-3/8
Dormitory and Area Government
see Housing Services RG-32
DPC
see Data Processing Center (DPC) RG-35/7
Dr. Suess Club (1956)
RG-45/40/D7
Draft Counseling Services (1981)
RG-45/80/D7
Dramatic Society
see MAC Dramatic Society RG-45/40/M3
Drill Team, Equestrian
see Equestrian Drill Team RG-45/40/E6
Drop-Out Problem, Student
see Retention Committee–Student Drop-Out Problem (1985- ) RG-40/2/R5
Drug Drop-In Center
see Room to Move RG-30/10
Drum (1970-1988)
RG-45/00/D7
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DSA
see Democratic Socialist of America (DSA)
DTA
see Awards, Prizes (Distinguished Teaching Awards) RG-1/11
Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, W. E. B.
see Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of RG-25/A4
Duplicate Collection
RG-99
Duplicate Collection, Alumni Materials
RG-99/1
Duplicate Collection, Annual Reports (1863-1989)
RG-99/2
Duplicate Collection, Buildings and Grounds (Distinguished Architecture for a State University) (1966)
RG-99/3
Duplicate Collection, Catalogs (Bulletin Series) (1914- )
RG-99/4
Duplicate Collection, Chancellors Lecture Series (1974-1978)
RG-99/5
Duplicate Collection, Histories of Campus (1917, 1933, 1963)
RG-99/6
Duplicate Collection, The Index (1871- )
RG-99/7
Duplicate Collection, Missions and Goals, A Report of the Commission on (1976)
RG-99/8
Duplicate Collection, Stosag (Stockbridge School) (1961- )
RG-99/9
Duplicating (Administrative Services)
RG-35/9
Durfee Garden (Physical Plant) (1993- )
RG-36/104/D8
DVP
see Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) RG-45/50/D5
Dyslexic Student Organization
see Communication Skills Center RG-6/4/15

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

Delevingne, Lionel

Lionel Delevingne Photograph Collection, ca.1975-1995.
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 047

Joan of Seabrook
Joan of Seabrook

Born and raised in France, the photojournalist Lionel Delevingne studied education at l’Ecole Normale in Paris, but settled permanently in the United States in 1975. Based at first in Northampton, Mass., he became a prolific photographer of American social movements while working for the Valley Advocate and other publications, covering the early years of the Clamshell Alliance and the antinuclear movement in considerable depth. His work has been exhibited frequently and published widely in the mainstream and alternative press, including the New York Times, Le Figaro Magazine, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Washington Post Magazine, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair.

The Delevingne collection includes remarkable visual documentation of the antinuclear movement of the 1970s and beyond, including some of the its most iconic images. Beginning with coverage of the Seabrook occupation, Delevingne covered the movement as it spread throughout the northeastern U.S. and internationally. The collection includes exhibition prints, prints for publication, and digitized images ranging in date from the mid-1970s through 1990s. Copyright in the images has been retained by Delevingne.

Subjects
  • Antinuclear movement--United States
  • Clamshell Alliance
  • Photojournalists
  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)
Contributors
  • Delevingne, Lionel
Types of material
  • Photographs

EarthAction

EarthAction Records, 1992-2008.
26 boxes (39 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 562

Established by Lois Barber in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1992 with their first campaign at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, EarthAction has been organizing international campaigns ever since. As the world’s largest action network, the group’s campaigns address a variety of global issues from climate change and nuclear weapons to children’s rights and empowering women to protect the land. With a mission both to inform people about pressing problems facing the world and to move them to action, EarthAction creates and distributes information kits aimed at different audiences: individuals and groups, policymakers, and journalists.

The collection includes administrative files that illustrate the process of building a campaign, financial records, and publications, as well as action, legislative, and media kits created for many of the group’s international campaigns.

Subjects
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmentalism
  • Peace movements
  • Social action
  • Social justice

Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (Mass.)

Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies Records, 1982-1989.
2 boxes (0.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 264

Established in 1983 by a group of faculty and administrators in the Five College community who perceived an urgent need for increased faculty dialogue about issues involving peace, security, and the nuclear arms race. Expanded in 1984 with the support of a grant from the Ford Foundation, PAWSS continued as a multidisciplinary program that sought to engage faculty in a consideration of various perspectives on world security and to assist them with curriculum development involving these issues.

This small collection includes circular letters and flyers produced by PAWSS describing the group’s activities as well as materials used by faculty during summer institutes and to develop curriculum.

Subjects
  • Nuclear disarmament--History--Sources
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (Mass.)
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