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Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education

Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Records, 1985-2006..
6 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 513

Founded in 1982, the Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is a non-profit organization open to current and prospective women administrators in public higher education in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1982, the MWPHE serves as a support network, enhances professional development, encourages and promotes upward mobility, and addresses issues affecting Massachusetts public higher education and the status of women within the system.

The MWPHE records include administrative files and correspondence that document the organization’s work since its founding.

Subjects
  • Education, Higher--Massachusetts
  • Women educators--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education

UMass Amherst. Division of Continuing Education

UMass Amherst. Continuing Education, 1970-2007.
(36 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 7

The Division of Continuing Education was established in 1970 as the de facto academic outreach arm of the University. Designed to improve access to the academic resources of the University for part-time students, this entailed both the development of a specialized admissions process and an integrated counseling, advising, registration, and records operation geared to the needs of part-time students. The Division continues to provide specialized services and programming for part-time students including Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) and the Arts Extension Service, which acts as a catalyst between the fine arts resources of the University and the people in the Commonwealth.

The record group documents the activities of the Division of Continuing Education (1970-2007), Everywoman’s Center — including the Women of Color Leadership Network (1971-2007), and the University Conference Services (1906-2007).

Subjects
  • Continuing education
Contributors
  • Everywoman's Center
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Arts Extension Service
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Division of Continuing Education
  • Women of Color Leadership Network

League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

League of Women Voters of Amherst Records, 1939-2001.
60 boxes (33 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 296

Non-partisan political organization based in Amherst, Massachusetts that influences public policy through education and advocacy by registering voters, organizing candidate forums, publishing voting guides, and disseminating general information on the legislative process and the functioning of government on the local, state, and federal levels.

Includes minutes, annual reports, financial records, publications, extensive files on specific programs, photographs, video- and audio-tapes, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Also contains information on two league members who rose to national prominence: Lucy Wilson Benson (Under Secretary of State in the federal government in 1977) and Jane F. Garvey (Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in 1997).

Subjects
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Education--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Housing--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
Contributors
  • Benson, Lucy Wilson
  • Garvey, Jane F
  • League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)
Types of material
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

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Tai Chi Club (1980)
RG-45/40/T3
Take-Off (Student Publication) (1943-1944)
RG-45/00/T2
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Talent Search Program, Educational
see Educational Talent Search Program (1991- ) RG-30/4/2
Taped Information Phone Service (TIPS)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Tapes (Sound Recordings)
RG-185/2
Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/T3
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899-1949)
RG-45/90/T3
Teacher, Distinguished Awards
see Awards, Prizes–Distinguished Teacher Awards RG-1/11
Teacher Education
see Teacher Education, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/5 and
RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
RG-13/5/3
Teacher Education, Center for–Day Teacher Preparation Program
RG-13/3/21/5 and RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education Coordinating Council (TECC) (School of Education)
RG-13/1/1
Teacher Improvement
see Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School) RG-10/1/20
see also Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teacher Improvement Office
see Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching, Center for
see Center for Teaching (1989- ) RG-6/3/1
Teaching Development Program (Lilly Endowment) (1987- )
RG-6/21
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1975-1983)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1993) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement Office
see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1983- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1983- ) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Loads, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Teaching of Written and Oral English, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Principles (Official University Committee) (1937-1938)
RG-40/2/T3
Teaching TA’s/TO’s (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/4
TEAMS
see Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) RG-7/12
TECC
see Teacher Education Coordinating Council (School of Education) RG-13/1/1
Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality
see Environmental Quality, Technical Guidance Center for RG-25/E7
Technical Notes–Computer Science (1968-1971)
RG-29/00/3
Technical Services (Library) (1965- )
RG-8/4
TEI
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Tel Com News (1988- )
RG-6/5/1
Telecommunications
RG-35/17
see also Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information, Associate RG-6/5
Telephone Directories
see Faculty and staff, biography, lists, directories (collective) RG-40/10
Telephone Directories, Student
see Directories… (Student) RG-1/00/5
Telephone System, University
see Telecommunications RG-35/17
Tenant Association, UMass (UMTA)
see U-Mass Tenant Association (UMTA) RG-35/12/3
Tenants Organizing Project (Student Special Interest Group) (1988)
RG-45/40/T4
Tenants Survival Kit (1973-1975)
RG-30/25
Tennis
see Sports, Men’s Tennis (1909) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Tennis (1996- ) RG-18/2
Tenure (Faculty)
RG-40/1/5
see also Provost (Tenure Decision List) RG-6/1
Tenure and Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate, 1962-1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Publications–Handbooks RG-40/1
Tenure Recommendations RG-2/2/1

Terminal Projects
see Masters Theses and Terminal Projects (1894- ) RG-46/2
Textbook Annex (Campus Center)
RG-37/8
Textbook Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Textbooks, Student
see Classes, by year (including individual students) RG-50/6
TGC Bulletin (Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality) (1969-1978)
RG-25/E7/00
The Environmental Institute (TEI) (1970- )
RG-6/4/14
see also Man and Environment, Institute for–Report and Proposal Series RG-6/4/14
Theatre (Student Organization Photographs)
RG-140/1
Theatre (Summer Series)
see Theatre in the Works (Summer Series) RG-25/T3.9
Theatre–Commonwealth Stage
RG-25/T3
Theatre Department
RG-25/T3
Theatre Guild, Music
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Theatre in the Works (Summer Series)
RG-25/T3.9
Theatre News (Five College) (1980- )
RG-25/T3/00
Theses and Dissertations (Film and Videotapes)
RG-186/2
Theses: Doctoral, Masters, Senior Honors
RG-46
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Masters and Terminal Projects (1894- )
see Masters Theses RG-46/2
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Senior Honors
see Senior Honors Theses/Projects/Portfolios (1894 – ) RG-46/3
Theta Chi (1941- )
RG-45/90/T4
Theta Phi (1910)
RG-45/90/T4.5
Third World Community Program (Student Social Action Group) (1973- )
RG-45/80/T5
see also Governance (School of Education) RG-13/3/3
Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/5
see also Women of Color Program (1993-1998) / Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- ) RG-7/2/2/9
Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5

Ticket Processing Office
see Parking Services RG-35/21
Tillis Commission
see Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988) RG-40/2/M6
Tips (News Bureau) (1987-1988)
RG-5/3/3
TIPS (Taped Information Phone Service)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Toby Reservation, Mt.
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/10
Touchdown Club (1987-1989)
RG-50/1
Tour Service, University
see University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
see also ARCON (Guide Service) (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
Toward Tomorrow Fair (Films and Videotapes)
RG-186/5
Tower, Cellular
see Cellular Tower (Physical Plant) (1993) RG-36/50/C4
Tower Library
see Library, W.E.B. Du Bois (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Town Meeting (Student Action Committee)
RG-45/12
Town Statistics, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/2.23
Topol, Sidney – Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG- 186/10

Track

see Sports, Men’s Track (1908) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Track and Field (1993- ) RG-18/2
Trade and Economics, Institute for North American
see North American Trade and Economics, Institute for RG-25/N6
Traffic and Parking Appeals Board (1972- )
RG-40/2/T7
see also Parking and Transportation Council (1972-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Transdisciplinary Education Cluster (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21
Transfer Affairs
RG-30/7
Transit Service Committee (Student Senate) (1969- )
RG-45/7/T7
Transitions (School of Education) (1977-1978, 1981)
RG-7/00
Transitions (1987)
RG-45/00/T7
see also Minority Graduate Student Association.
Translation Center
see Interpreters Studies Program–Translation Center RG-25/I7
Transmitter
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Transmitter (1953-1955) RG-15/8
Transportation (University-run)
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Transit Services (Student Senate Bus Service) RG-45/7/T7
Transportation, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Transportation Center, University of Massachusetts
see University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) (1994- ) RG-25/T4
Transportation Council, Parking and
see Parking and Transportation Council (1927-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Travel Funds
RG-40/1/7
Travel Office (Campus Center, Student Union)
RG-37/7
Travesty, The (1990)
RG-45/T8/00
Treasurer
RG-3/4/1
Treasurer, Associate
RG-3/4/4
Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971)
RG-3/4/1
Treasurer, University
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Treasurer’s Office
RG-3/4
Tree News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Tree News (1993- ) RG-15/8
Tree Planting on Campus (Physical Plant) (1961)
RG-36/50/T6
Trees (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/T7
Trend (School of Education) (1964-1974)
RG-13/00
see also Trend Newsletter (1969-1974) RG-13/00
Trend Newsletter (1969-1974)
RG-13/00
see also Trend (1964-74) RG-13/00
Tri Sig
see Sigma Sigma Sigma RG-45/90/S5.9
Triathlon Club (1989-1991)
RG-45/40/T7
Trope: A Journal of Critical Fictions (1982)
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Troy (Student Publication) (1990)
RG-45/00/T9
Troy Lecture Series
RG-186/9
Trustees (1864- )
RG-2
see also Trustees (Microfilms) RG-190/2
Trustees (Microfilms)
RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs)
RG-110/2
Trustees Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
RG-2/5
Trustees, Board of
RG-190/2
Trustees, Board Reports (1972-1975)
RG-2/1/2
Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988)
RG-2/7
Trustees Council (1972-1976)
RG-2/4
Trustees, Documents (1963- )
RG-2/2
Trustees, Individual (1863- )
RG-2/3
Note: By date of appointment: biographies, publications.
see also Building Files (those buildings named for individual Trustees) RG-36/101-104
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Minutes (1906- )
RG-2/1
see also Trustees Microfilm RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Publications (1863- )
RG-2/00
Trustees, Work Folders (1970-1980) (Restricted Access)
RG-2/6
Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
TSA
see Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5
TSA
see Turkish Student Association (TSA) (1994- ) RG-45/40/T7
Tuition, Fees (1900- )
RG-1/205
see also Institutional Studies RG-4/3
Tuition Remission, ad hoc Committee to Study (Faculty Senate, 1964-1965)
RG-40/2/A3
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Storm Drains)
RG-36/50/T8
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Pedestrian Walkways)
see Buildings (i.e. Power Plant, University Library, etc.) RG-36/100
see also Campus Center RG-37/1
Turf Bulletin (Plant and Soil Sciences, Dept. of (1982-1985)
RG-25/P4/00
Turf Clippings (1963, 1973-1979)
see Turfgrass Conference Proceedings (Conference Services) (1981-1984) RG-7/3
Turfgrass Field Day Reports (1978, 1981-1987)
RG-7/3
Turkish Student Association
RG-45/80/T7
Turkish Student Organization (1993)
RG-45/40/T8
Tutorial Center
see Learning Resources Center RG-6/12
Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)
RG-7/12
TV
see Radio, TV (Public Affairs) RG-5/6
Twelve Month Year, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1959)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Year-Round Operation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963) RG-40/2/A3
12 to 1 (Commonwealth Clericals)
RG-40/5/T9
Two-Year School
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two-Year School) RG-15/5

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WAGES
see Women’s Admissions and General Support (WAGES) RG-45/40/W6
Wail, Summer School
see Summer School Wail RG-45/00/S10
Walden Learning Center
see Psychology Department RG-25/P8/3
Waltham Experiment Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Waltham Field Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Waltham Suburban Experiment Station
see Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham RG-15/9
Ward Commission
see Massachusetts Commission on Corruption (Ward Commission) RG-36/23
Wareham Agricultural Engineering Laboratory
see Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham RG-25/M6.1
Wareham Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory
see Aquacultural Engineering Laboratory, Wareham RG-25/M6.1
Washington Irving Literary Society (1867-1892)
RG-45/40/W3
see also Literary Society (1953-1959) RG-40/3/L4
Waste Prevention, National Environmental Technology for
see National Environmental Technology for Waste Prevention Institute (NETI) RG-25/N3
Water Color Paintings (Memorabilia, general)
RG-183/5
Water Crisis, UMass Amherst (Physical Plant) (1980-1989)
RG-36/50/W3
see also Water Supply (Physical Plant) RG-36/50/W4
Water Polo
see Sports, Men’s Water Polo (1992) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Water Polo (1995- ) RG-18/2
Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
RG-25/W2
Water Resources Research Center–Annual Reports (1968, 1970- )
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Completion Reports (1969-1977)
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Newsletter (1983-1993)
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Publications
RG-25/W2/00
Water Resources Research Center–Special Reports
RG-25/W2/00
Water Supply (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/W4
see also Water Crisis (1980-1989) RG-36/50/W3
Waugh Arboretum (Physical Plant) (1944)
RG-36/104/W3
Waugh Memorial Garden Committee (Faculty Senate, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
see Afro-American Studies, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of RG-25/A4
W. E. B. Du Bois Library
see Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
W.E.B. Du Bois Petition Coalition (1993-1995)
RG-45/80/W4
Weekly Biff, The (Student Publication) (1910)
RG-45/00/W4
Weekly Bulletin (1971-1985)
see Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin, and Executive Bulletin RG-5/00/3
Weekly News, The (Student Publication) (1989)
RG-45/00/W5
Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin, and Executive Bulletin (1912-1985)
RG-5/00/3
see also University Bulletin (newsprint format) RG-5/00/6
Campus Chronicle (newspaper)(1985- ) RG-5/00/10
West Campus Design Proposal (1993) (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/W4
Western European Area Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/W3
Western Massachusetts Latin American Solidarity Committee
see Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts RG-45/80/L3
WFCR of Note (1991- )
RG-60/8
WFCR Program Guide (1966-1991)
RG-60/8
WFCR Radio Station
RG-60/8
WFCR Weekly Classified Music (1993- )
RG-60/8
Wheel (Student Social Action Group) (1986)
RG-45/80/W3
WIG
see Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5
Wilder Times (Landscape Architecture Department) (1972-1993)
RG-25/L2/00
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative
(College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/6
Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative–Contributions (1970-1974)
RG-15/6
Wildlife Research Unit Quarterly Progress Report (Massachusetts Cooperative)
see Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Quarterly Progress Report (1948-1988) RG-15/6
Winter, Alumni Day
see Mid-Winter Alumni Day (1923-1926) RG-40/2/M5
Winter School
see Summer School, Short Courses RG-6/17
WISPP
see Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP) RG-40/5/P7
WMUA (FM Radio Station) (1948- )
RG-45/30/W6
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station) (1987- )
RG-45/30/W7
Women, Advisory Council of
see Advisory Council of Women (1921-1964) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
see also Advisory Council of Women (Film, ca. 1927) RG-186/100/1
Women and Minority Groups, Associate Provost for
see Provost for Women and Minority Groups, Associate (1968-1981) RG-6/13
see also Affirmative Action Office (1982- ) RG-4/7
Everywoman’s Center RG-7/2
Women, Dean of
see Dean of Women RG-30/3
see also Dean of Women, Helen Curtis (1902-1993) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Women in German (WIG) (1975- ) RG-40/3/W5

Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP)
RG-40/5/W5
Women, National Organization for
see National Organization for Women (NOW) (1989- ) RG-45/80/N7
Women, New England Council of Land-Grant University
see New England Council of Land-Grant University Women RG-60/1/1
Women of Color Program (1993-1998) /Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- )
(Everywoman’s Center ) RG-7/2/2/9
see also Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) RG-7/2/2/5
Women, Status of, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970- )
RG-40/2/A3
Women, University
see University Women RG-40/7
Women’s Admissions and General Support (WAGES) (1985-1989)
RG-45/40/W6
Women’s Caucus and Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971-1972)
RG-45/80/W5
Women’s Clubs
see Engineering Faculty Women’s Club (Engineering Wives) RG-40/7/3
New Comer’s Club RG-40/7/2
University Women RG-40/7
Women’s Conference, Five-College
see Five-College Women’s Conference, Valley Women’s Studies Journal RG-60/9
Women’s Educational Equity Project (WEEP)
see Women’s Equity Project RG-7/2/2/1
Women’s Equity Project (1972-1984)
RG-7/2/2/1
Note: Formerly Women’s Educational Equity Project (WEEP)
Women’s Health, Center for Research and Education in
see Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) RG-17/1/2
Women’s Leadership Project (1984-1989)
RG-45/80/W6
Women’s Network, Graduate
see Graduate Women’s Network (1994- ) RG-45/40/G7
Women’s News in the Collegian (Official University Committee) (1978)
RG-40/2/W6
Women’s Physical Education (WOPE)
see Physical Education, Women’s RG-25/P3.2
Women’s Program Development
RG-7/8
Women’s Programmer, Third World
see Third World Women’s Programmer RG-7/2/2/5
Women’s Rights, Progressive Organization of
see Progressive Organization of Women’s Rights (POWER) (1989- ) RG-45/80/P7
Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA)
RG-45/4
see also Women’s Student Government Association Handbooks for Women (1925-1941) available online (Five College Archives Digital Access Project )
Women’s Studies Newsletter (1976- ) RG-25/W5/00

Women’s Studies Program
RG-25/W5
Wood Science and Technology
RG-25/W7
WOPE Department
see Physical Education, Women’s Department (WOPE) RG-25/P3.2
Worcester Medical School
see Medical School, Worcester RG-55/2
Wrestling
see Sports, Men’s Wrestling (1965, 1970-1971) RG-18/2
Writing Program
RG-25/E3/1
see also University Writing Program RG-7/11
Writing Program, ad hoc Committee for (Faculty Senate, 1982- )
RG-40/2/A3
WRRC
see Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) (1970- ) RG-25/W2
WSGA
see Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA) RG-45/4
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station) (1998)
RG-45/30/W8
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station) (1986)
RG-45/30/W9

Hapgood, Beth

Beth Hapgood Papers, 1789-2005.
67 boxes (35 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 434

Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969
Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969

Daughter of a writer and diplomat, and graduate of Wellesley College, Beth Hapgood has been a spiritual seeker for much of her life. Her interests have led her to become an expert in graphology, a student in the Arcane School, an instructor at Greenfield Community College, and a lecturer on a variety of topics in spiritual growth. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Hapgood befriended Michael Metelica, the central figure in the Brotherhood of the Spirit (the largest commune in the eastern states during the early 1970s) as well as Elwood Babbitt, a trance medium, and remained close to both until their deaths.

The Hapgood Papers contain a wealth of material relating to the Brotherhood of the Spirit and the Renaissance Community, Metelica, Babbitt, and other of Hapgood’s varied interests, as well as 4.25 linear feet of material relating to the Hapgood family.

Subjects
  • Brotherhood of the Spirit
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Graphology
  • Hapgood family--Correspondence
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Mediums--Massachusetts
  • Nineteen sixties--Social aspects
  • Occultism--Social aspects
  • Popular culture--History--20th century
  • Renaissance Community
  • Rock music--1971-1980
  • Warwick (Mass.)--History
Contributors
  • Babbitt, Elwood, 1922-
  • Boyce, Neith, 1872-1951
  • Hapgood, Beth--Correspondence
  • Hapgood, Charles H
  • Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds
  • Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944
  • Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937
  • Metelica, Michael

New WORLD Theater

New WORLD Theater Records, 1979-2010.
41 boxes (61.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 25/F2/N4

Photo by Edward Cohen, 2002
Photo by Edward Cohen, 2002

New WORLD Theater was founded at UMass Amherst in 1979 by Roberta Uno with the mission of presenting innovative works of theater by contemporary artists of color, with the goal of fostering creative communities, promoting cultural equity, and embracing diverse cultural backgrounds, social engagement, and a commitment to justice. For more than thirty years New WORLD Theater produced many dozens of plays and other dramatic works representing new voices in the theater, as well as plays from the traditional multicultural repertory, and they have supported the arts through performance residencies, conferences and colloquia, and a variety of initiatives aimed at the diverse communities they serve, youth, and theater professionals. New WORLD Theater has contributed significantly to national conversations on cultural equity. After more than three decades of acclaim and recognition, New WORLD Theater was closed by UMass Amherst in summer 2010.

The bulk of the New WORLD Theater collection consists of administrative records documenting the day-to-day activities of the theater, however, it also contains an extensive and exceptionally rich archive of taped interviews, conferences, and theatrical productions. Taken together, the audiovisual material traces the history of New WORLD through the words and performances of artists who both contributed to and benefited from the theater.

Subjects
  • African Americans--Drama
  • American drama--Minority authors
  • Asian Americans--Drama
  • Ethnic groups--United States--Drama
  • Hispanic Americans--Drama
  • Minorities--United States--Drama
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
Contributors
  • New WORLD Theater
  • Page, Priscilla
  • Uno, Roberta, 1956-
Types of material
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Sound recordings

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

Topol, Sidney

Sidney Topol Papers, 1944-1997.
52 boxes (78 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 374

Sidney Topol
Sidney Topol

An innovator and entrepreneur, Sidney Topol was a contributor to several key developments in the telecommunications industries in the latter half of the twentieth century. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts (1947) and an engineer and executive at Raytheon and later Scientific-Atlanta, Topol’s expertise in microwave systems led to the development of the first effective portable television relay links, allowing broadcasts from even remote areas, and his foray into satellite technologies in the 1960s provided the foundation for building the emerging cable television industry, permitting the transmission of transoceanic television broadcasts. Since retiring in the early 1990s, Topol has been engaged in philanthropic work, contributing to the educational and cultural life in Boston and Atlanta.

The product of a pioneer in the telecommunications and satellite industries and philanthropist, this collection contains a rich body of correspondence and speeches, engineering notebooks, reports, product brochures, and photographs documenting Sidney Topol’s forty year career as an engineer and executive. The collection offers a valuable record of Topol’s role in the growth of both corporations, augmented by a suite of materials stemming from Topol’s tenure as Chair of the Electronic Industries Association Advanced Television Committee (ATV) in the 1980s and his service as Co-Chair of a major conference on Competitiveness held by the Carter Center in 1988.

Subjects
  • Boston (Mass.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Cable television
  • Electronic Industries Association
  • Raytheon Company
  • Scientific-Atlanta
Contributors
  • Topol, Sidney

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
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