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UMass Amherst. Students

UMass Amherst. Student Body, 1867-2007.
(155 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 45

Since the arrival of the first class of students at Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1867, the student body at UMass has grown to over 20,500 undergraduates and nearly 6,000 graduate students.

Record Group 45 includes the collected records of student activities at UMass Amherst, from student publications and organizations (fraternities and sororities, unions, and honorary societies) to records of student government, student protests, and religious and social groups. Also included are class notes and correspondence of some individual students while enrolled in the University.

connect to another siteA number of student publications have been digitized and are indexed in YouMass.
Subjects
  • Aggie Life
  • Bay State Ruralist
  • College Signal
  • College students--Massachusetts
  • Greek letter societies--Massachusetts
  • Student newspapers and periodicals--Massachusetts
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students

Radical Student Union (RSU)

Radical Student Union Records, 1905-2006 (Bulk: 1978-2005).
22 boxes (14.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 45/80 R1

Founded by Charles Bagli in 1976, the Revolutionary Student Brigade at UMass Amherst (later the Radical Student Union) has been a focal point for organization by politically radical students. RSU members have responded to issues of social justice, addressing both local, regional, and national concerns ranging from militarism to the environment, racism and sexism to globalization.

The RSU records document the history of a particularly long-lived organization of left-leaning student activists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Beginning in the mid-1970s, as students were searching for ways to build upon the legacy of the previous decade, the RSU has been a constant presence on campus, weathering the Reagan years, tough budgetary times, and dramatic changes in the political culture at the national and state levels. The RSU reached its peak during the 1980s with protests against American involvement in Central America, CIA recruitment on campus, American support for the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and government-funded weapons research, but in later years, the organization has continued to adapt, organizing against globalization, sweatshops, the Iraq War, and a host of other issues.

Subjects
  • Anti-apartheid movements--Massachusetts
  • Central America--Foreign relations--United States
  • College students--Political activity
  • Communism
  • El Salvador--History--1979-1992
  • Guatemala--History--1945-1982
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Nicaragua--History--1979-1990
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Political activists--Massachusetts--History
  • Racism
  • Socialism
  • Student movements
  • United States--Foreign relations--Central America
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
Contributors
  • Progressive Student Network
  • Radical Student Union
  • Revolutionary Student Brigade
Types of material
  • Banners

Science Fiction Society

Science Fiction Society Collection, 1945-1999.
(120 linear feet).
Call no.: Rare Book Collections

Astounding Science Fiction, Sept. 1954
Astounding Science Fiction, Sept. 1954

Founded in 1964, the Science Fiction Society at UMass Amherst is one of the oldest university based clubs of its kind in the United States. From the beginning, the members of the Society built a library to share books and periodicals, eventually amassing one of the largest circulating science fiction collections on the east coast, and they encouraged members to write their own fiction, at various points publishing their own magazine.

The Science Fiction Society Collection contains thousands of issues of science fiction periodicals from the golden age of the 1940s through the late 1990s. The collection includes essentially complete runs of major titles such as Galaxy and Analog, as well as minor and more ephemeral magazines.

Subjects
  • Pulp literature
  • Science fiction

Machmer, William L.

William L. Machmer Papers, 1899-1953.
18 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 6/1 M33

William L. Machmer
William L. Machmer

Enjoying one of the longest tenures of any administrator in the history of the University of Massachusetts, William Lawson Machmer served under five presidents across 42 years, helping to guide the university through an economic depression, two world wars, and three name changes. During his years as Dean, Machmer witnessed the growth of the university from fewer than 500 students to almost 3,800, and helped guide its transformation from a small agricultural college into Massachusetts State College (1931) and finally into the University of Massachusetts (1947).

Machmer’s papers chronicle the fitful development of the University of Massachusetts from the days of Kenyon Butterfield’s innovations of the 1920s through the time of the GI Bill. The collection is particularly strong in documenting the academic experience of students and the changes affecting the various departments and programs at the University, with particular depth for the period during and after the Second World War.

connect to another siteView selected records on women's affairs at UMass, 1924-1951
Subjects
  • Agricultural education
  • Fort Devens (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College
  • Massachusetts State College
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dean
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Mathematics
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Baker, Hugh Potter, 1878-
  • Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935
  • Lewis, Edward M
  • Machmer, William L
  • Van Meter, Ralph Albert, 1893-
Types of material
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Student records

Storrsville (Mass.) Lyceum Debating Society

Storrsville Lyceum Debating Society Minutebook, 1842-1846.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 016 bd

Club that met weekly or bi-weekly in Storrsville, Massachusetts, to debate questions of local, national, and international interest including religion, abolition and slavery, human nature, penal reform, the lure of the West, intemperance, and war and peace. Single minutebook includes two versions of the constitution, proposed and debated questions, the teams, the outcome, and notations of any additional activities that took place during the formal meetings.

Subjects
  • Ciceronean Debating Club (Dana, Mass.)
  • Dana (Mass. : Town)--Intellectual life--19th century
  • Debates and debating--Massachusetts--Dana (Town)--History
  • Storrsville (Dana, Mass. : Town)--Intellectual life--19th century
  • Storrsville Lyceum Debating Society (Dana, Mass.)--Archives
Types of material
  • Minute books

Vietnamese Students Association (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Vietnamese Students Association New Year's Day Celebration Collection, 1985.
1 envelope (0.1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 106 bd

The Vietnamese Students Association hosted a Vietnamese New Year celebration at the Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts Amherst on February 20, 1985. Collection contains twelve photographs and a program listing sponsors, speakers, performers, the sequence of events, descriptions of ancestor worship, the legend of the earth and the sky cakes, the menu, and some song lyrics.

Subjects
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Social life and customs
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students--Social life and customs
  • Vietnamese New Year--Massachusetts--Photographs
  • Vietnamese Students Association (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
  • Vietnamese students--Massachusetts--Folklore
  • Vietnamese students--Massachusetts--Social life and customs
Types of material
  • Photographs
  • Songs

Albertson, Dean

Dean Albertson Collection of Oral History Transcripts and Student Papers, 1975-1977.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 224

Dean Albertson’s 384-level History classes at the University of Massachusetts Amherst conducted interviews with social activists of the 1960s and early 1970s, participants and observers in the Springfield, Massachusetts North End riots of 1975, and war and nuclear power resisters. The collection includes transcripts of 15 interviews conducted during the years 1975-1977, as well as the students’ papers, which put the transcripts into context. See also the Dean Albertson Papers (FS 109).

Subjects
  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Attica Correctional Facility
  • Civil rights--Massachusetts--Hampden County
  • Demonstrations--Massachusetts--Chicopee
  • Hampden County (Mass.) Civil Liberties Union
  • History--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Police shootings--Massachusetts--Springfield
  • Political activists--Massachusetts
  • Prison riots--New York (State)--Attica
  • Puerto Ricans--Massachusetts--Springfield
  • Riots--Massachusetts--Springfield
  • Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965
  • Springfield (Mass.)--History
  • Springfield (Mass.)--Race relations
  • Springfield (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Springfield Area Movement for a Democratic Society
  • Venceremos Brigade
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Massachusetts--Springfield
  • Weatherman (Organization)
  • Welfare rights movement--Massachusetts--Springfield
  • Westover Air Force Base (Mass.)
Contributors
  • Albertson, Dean, 1920-
  • Lecodet, Rafael
Types of material
  • Oral histories

Barton, Thomas

Thomas Barton Papers, 1947-1977 (Bulk: 1960-1974).
4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 539

YPSL logo
YPSL logo

In the early 1960s, Tom Barton (b. 1935) emerged as a leader in the Left-wing of the Young People’s Socialist League, the national youth affiliate of the Socialist Party. Deeply committed to the civil rights and antiwar struggles and to revolutionary organizing, Barton operated in Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York and was a delegate and National Secretary at the 1964 convention in which tensions within YPSL led to its dissolution.

A small, but rich collection, the Barton Papers provide a glimpse into the career of a long-time Socialist and activist. From Barton’s entry into the Young People’s Socialist League in the latest 1950s through his work with the Wildcat group in the early 1970s, the collection contains outstanding content on the civil rights and antiwar movements and the strategies for radical organizing. The collection is particularly rich on two periods of Barton’s career — his time in the YPSL and Student Peace Union (1960-1964) and in the Wildcat group (1968-1971) — and particularly for the events surrounding the dissolution of YPSL in 1964, following a heated debate over whether to support Lyndon Johnson for president. The collection includes correspondence with other young radicals such as Martin Oppenheimer, Lyndon Henry, Juan McIver, and Joe Weiner.

Subjects
  • Antiwar movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • Communists
  • Revolutionaries
  • Socialist Party of the United States of America
  • Socialists--United States
  • Student Peace Union
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
  • Wildcat
  • Young People's Socialist League
Contributors
  • Barton, Thomas
  • Gilbert, Carl
  • Henry, Lyndon
  • MacFadyen, Gavin
  • McIver, Juan
  • Oppenheimer, Martin
  • Shatkin, Joan
  • Shatkin, Norm
  • Verret, Joe
  • Weiner, Joe

Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886

William Smith Clark Papers, 1814-2003 (Bulk: 1844-1886).
(14.75 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 3/1 C63

William Smith Clark
William Smith Clark

Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1826, William Smith Clark graduated from Amherst College in 1848 and went on to teach the natural sciences at Williston Seminary until 1850, when he continued his education abroad, studying chemistry and botany at the University of Goettingen, earning his Ph.D in 1852. From 1852 to 1867 he was a member of Amherst College’s faculty as a Professor of Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. As a leading citizen of Amherst, Clark was a strong advocate for the establishment of the new agricultural college, becoming one of the founding members of the college’s faculty and in 1867, the year the college welcomed its first class of 56 students, its President. During his presidency, he pressured the state government to increase funding for the new college and provide scholarships to enable poor students, including women, to attend. The college faced economic hardship early in its existence: enrollment dropped in the 1870s, and the college fell into debt. He is noted as well for helping to establish an agricultural college at Sapporo, Japan, and building strong ties between the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Hokkaido. After Clark was denied a leave of absence in 1879 to establish a “floating college” — a ship which would carry students and faculty around the world — he resigned.

The Clark Papers include materials from throughout his life, including correspondence with fellow professors and scientists, students in Japan, and family; materials relating to his Civil War service in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry; photographs and personal items; official correspondence and memoranda; published articles; books, articles, television, and radio materials relating to Clark, in Japanese and English; and materials regarding Hokkaido University and its continuing relationship with the University of Massachusetts.

Subjects
  • Agricultural colleges--Japan--History
  • Agricultural colleges--Massachusetts--History
  • Agriculturists--Japan
  • Agriculturists--Massachusetts
  • Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Amherst College--Faculty
  • Amherst College--Students--Correspondence
  • Hokkaido (Japan)--History
  • Hokkaid¯o Daigaku--History
  • Hokkaid¯o Teikoku Daigaku--History
  • Japan--Relations--United States
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
  • Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o--History
  • Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o. President
  • T¯ohoku Teikoku Daigaku. N¯oka Daigaku--History
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--Relations--Japan
  • Universität Göttingen--Students--Correspondence
Contributors
  • Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
Types of material
  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Realia
  • Scrapbooks

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D

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
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