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Greenbie, Barrie B.

Barrie B. Greenbie Papers, 1934-1997.
17 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 142

Barrie Greenbie with g-frame model
Barrie Greenbie with g-frame model

Barrie Barstow Greenbie was a key member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at UMass Amherst from 1970-1989. In a long and remarkably diverse career, Greenbie worked as an artist with the Works Progress Administration, as a soldier and journalist, as a professor of theater, an architect, inventor, author, and landscape planner. After earning a BA in drama from the University of Miami (1953),he worked for several years in the theatre program at Skidmore College. While there, he added architecture to his array of talents, designing the East 74th Street Theater in New York in 1959, and founded a company to produce a “self-erecting” building designed to substitute for summer tent theaters. Two years after joining the faculty at UMass in 1970, he completed a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin and continued with a characteristically broad array of creative pursuits, designing the William Smith Clark Memorial, among other things, and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley. In monographs such as Design for Diversity and Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape, Greenbie examined the interactions between humans and nature. He died at his home on South Amherst in 1998.

The Greenbie Papers document a long career as academic, writer, artist, architect, and theatrical designer. Of particular note is the extensive and engrossing correspondence, which extends from Greenbie’s years as a student at the Taft School in the late 1930s through his World War II service with the Sixth Army in the South Pacific and Japan, to his tenure at UMass Amherst (1970-1989). The collection also includes a small, but interesting correspondence between Greenbie’s parents (1918-1919).

Background on Barrie B. Greenbie

A member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1970 to 1989, Barrie Barstow Greenbie (1920-1998) enjoyed a remarkably diverse career, contributing to fields ranging from art to theatre, architecture to landscape planning. Born in New York on March 29, 1920, Greenbie’s early life was in many ways as diverse as his adulthood. Raised to believe that his father, Sydney, was of Swedish descent, he discovered in his forties that he actually descended from a Jewish family who had fled Russia during the pogroms of Alexander II. His mother Marjorie, scion of an old New England family, was among the first women granted a PhD from Yale and taught English at Mount Holyoke College.

Prepped at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, during the height of the Great Depression, Greenbie faced a still-sluggish economy upon graduation. After studying at the Corcoran School of Art and the Art Students League, both in New York City, he earned his first job in 1940, when he earned the distinction of becoming the youngest artist ever commissioned by the Works Progress Administration, painting a mural for the post office in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

After service with the Field Artillery in the Pacific during the Second World War and as a correspondent with the 6th Army in occupied Japan, Greenbie returned home to continue his education at the University of Miami, studying drama with a concentration in playwriting and stage design. Following receipt of his BA in 1953, he joined the Theatre Department at Skidmore College in Saratoga, N.Y., all the while maintaining an active creative life. It was there that he first branched out into architecture, designing buildings for the college and in 1959, the widely acclaimed East 74th Street Theater in New York (later renamed the Phoenix). He later returned to school, earning a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin (1972) two years after accepting a position at UMass Amherst.

The wide-ranging intellect and keen artistic talent displayed at Skidmore characterized Greenbie’s professional life at every stage. Author of a raft of essays, plays, and poetry, he designed theatres for dance for the Ford Foundation, invented a new conveyor belt system, and acquired five patents for inventions such as the Portapavillion, a portable open-framed tent, and the G-Frame house, a prefabricated house design that is easy and fast to build. Among his scholarly contributions were three monographs Design for Diversity: Planning for Natural Man in the Neo-Technic Environment (1976), focused particularly on the interactions between humans and nature, Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape (1981), and Space and Spirit in Modern Japan (1988). His autobiography, A Hole in the Heartland appeared in 1996. At UMass, Greenbie pursued campus projects as diverse as designing the William Smith Clark Memorial (a joint effort between UMass and Hokkaido University to honor the third President of Massachusetts Agricultural College) and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley.

Greenbie died at his home in South Amherst in 1998. He was survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Vlasta J. (Koran) Greenbie, three daughters, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Contents of Collection

Documenting the creative and professional life of Barrie Greenbie, this collection offers a rich resource for study of Greenbie’s education, overseas service during World War II, his professional lives in the theatre and landscape architecture, and his relationships with family members, including his first wife Meg and his parents Marjorie and Sydney. The collection is organized into four series: Personal and Biographical, Professional, the Theatre, and the Connecticut River.

An engaging writer from early in life, Greenbie maintained a robust correspondence with his parents and wife from his time at the Taft School through the end of the Second World War, with slightly sparser correspondence for later years. Also included is a fascinating volume of typed copies of letters exchanged between Marjorie and Sydney Greenbie during their courtship in 1918-1919.

Among the great constants of Greenbie’s varied life was a passion for the theatre, which emerges throughout the collection. In addition to some architectural designs for theatres and a model of the East 74th Street Theatre, the collection includes correspondence, an array of playbills and photographs of plays directed by Greenbie (primarily during the early 1950s), and several scripts, ending with The Apple Orchard, which was performed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the early 1990s. Also worthy of note are materials relating to Greenbie’s patents on the Portapavilion, a collapsible outdoor pavilion, and on the G-Frame, a frame used in prefabricated houses.

Finally, the collection brings together material that highlights Greenbie’s interest in the Connecticut River Valley. The collection includes research, analysis, and correspondence relating to his study of the Valley and a compact disk containing numerous aerial images of the riverscape.

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Series Descriptions
1895-1997
3 linear ft.

Consists chiefly of correspondence, with a significant portion of the letters exchanged between Greenbie and his wife, Meg, during his service in World War II. Documents Greenbie’s childhood, early education, and his parents’ lives and work. The history of his father’s origin is captured in Greenbie’s book, The Hole in the Heartland; copies of documents collected during his research are included in this series. The published book and correspondence relating to the writing and production of the book can be found in the professional series.

1951-1996
4.5 linear ft.

Contains a variety of professional papers documenting Greenbie’s long and distinguished career, in particular his design of the G-Frame prefabricated house and the Portapavilion as well as his work in Japan. Also includes correspondence and research notes relating to his book, The Hole in the Heartland, which tells the story of Greenbie’s search for the truth about his father’s origin. The book documents the mystery of his father’s family history, as well as the discovery that his father, Sidney Greenbie, was not the son of Swedish immigrants, but of Russian Jews who were refugees from the porgroms of Czar Alexander II.

1950-1996
1.5 linear ft.

Ranges from Greenbie’s early theater work at the University of Miami to his later work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on The Apple Orchard, a play written and produced by Greenbie.

1961-2002
1.5 linear ft.

Highlights Greenbie’s interest in the Connecticut River and includes a CD of aerial images he took. Public response to these aerial images of the river prompted Greenbie to begin writing a book about the Connecticut River titled The Connecticut Riverscape: The View from Above. Greenbie was working on the manuscript at the time of his death.

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Inventory of Collection
Series 1. Personal and Biographical
1895-1997
3 linear ft.
Army training notebook
1943
Box 1:1
Article: “My Dear Lady”
Box 1:2

Based on research conducted by Marjorie Greenbie.

Birth certificate (photocopy)
1920
Box 1:3
Correspondence
1918-1919
Box 1:4

Bound volume of typed copies of letters exchanged between Marjorie and Sydney Greenbie.

Correspondence
1939
Box 1:5
Correspondence
1940 Jan-Mar
Box 1:6
Correspondence
1940 Apr-June
Box 1:7
Correspondence
1940 Aug-Sept
Box 1:8
Correspondence
1940 Oct-Dec
Box 1:9
Correspondence
1941 Jan-Feb
Box 1:10
Correspondence
1941 Mar-May
Box 1:11
Correspondence
1941 June-Dec
Box 1:12
Correspondence
1942
Box 1:13
Correspondence
1943
Box 1:14
Correspondence
1944 Jan-Apr
Box 1:15
Correspondence
1944 May-Dec
Box 1:16
Correspondence
1945
Box 1:17
Correspondence
1945 Jan-Apr
Box 1:18
Correspondence
1946
Box 1:19
Correspondence
1947
Box 1:20
Correspondence
1951-1957
Box 1:21
Correspondence
1958-1959
Box 1:22
Correspondence
1960
Box 1:23
Correspondence
1961
Box 1:24
Correspondence
1962
Box 1:25
Correspondence
1963
Box 1:26
Correspondence
1964
Box 1:27
Correspondence
1965
Box 1:28
Correspondence
1965
Box 1:29
Correspondence
1966
Box 1:30
Correspondence
1966
Box 1:31
Correspondence
1967
Box 1:32
Correspondence
1967-1968
Box 1:33
Correspondence
1968
Box 1:34
Correspondence
1969
Box 1:35
Correspondence
1970
Box 1:36
Correspondence
1971-1974
Box 1:37
Correspondence
1982-1987
Box 1:38
Correspondence
1988-1993
Box 1:39
Correspondence, email
1997
Box 1:40
Correspondence: Mary Beth
1996
Box 1:41
Correspondence: Shark, Myer
1992-1997
Box 1:42
Correspondence, Sermon: Rossoff, Donald, Rabbi
1979-1997
Box 1:43
Correspondence: World War II
1943 Nov-Dec
Box 1:44

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Jan-Feb
Box 1:45

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Mar-Apr
Box 1:46

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 May-June
Box 1:47

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 July-Aug
Box 1:48

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Sept-Oct
Box 1:49

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Nov
Box 2:1

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1944 Dec
Box 2:2

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Jan
Box 2:3

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Feb
Box 2:4

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Mar
Box 2:5

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Apr
Box 2:6

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 May
Box 2:7

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 June
Box 2:8

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 July
Box 2:9

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Sept
Box 2:10

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Oct
Box 2:11

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Nov
Box 2:12

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Correspondence: World War II
1945 Dec
Box 2:13

Letters to wife, Meg Greenbie.

Diary
1932
Box 2:14
Dissertation on my love for Marjorie by Sydney
1918
Box 2:15
Financial notes
1942
Box 2:16
Greenbie apartment: sketch of layout
ca. 1925
Box 2:17

Layout of apartment at 3513 13th St NW, Apt. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Greenbie family history: articles
1967-1997
Box 2:18
Greenbie family history: North Dakota, correspondence
1992, 1998
Box 2:19
Greenbie family history: North Dakota, land certificates
1899-1901
Box 2:20
Greenbie family history: North Dakota, Maps
1909-ca. 1990s
Box 2:21
Greenbie family hisotry: North Dakota, Miscellaneous notes
ca. 1990
Box 2:22
Greenbie family history: North Dakota Cemetery, newspaper clippings
1962-1997
Box 2:23
Greenbie, Sydney, Correspondence
1917-1922
Box 2:24

Photocopy of originals with annotations.

Greenbie, Sydney, Correspondence
1917, 1945
Box 2:25

Includes some photocopies of originals with itinerary of his tour along the East Coast of New Zealand on the Officer of Minister of Finance letterhead.

Greenbie, Sydney, Diary
1918-1924, 1960
Box 2:26

Extracts from diary are photocopied from original; also includes newclippings, biograhpical sketch an notes kept by Barrie Greenbie.

Greenbie, Sydney, Diary
1960
Box 2:27
Greenbie, Sydney, Typescript: Month’s Harvest
ca. 1945
Box 2:28
Greenfield House (Saratoga, N.Y.)
1953-1959
Box 2:29
Greenfield House (Saratoga, N.Y.): history
1933-1959
Box 2:30
Greenfield House (Saratoga, N.Y.): photographs
1895, 1953
Box 2:31
Ingrid’s diary (fragment)
ca. 1961
Box 2:32

Identified as “Ingrid’s Diary” on page 5; probably an excerpt from Barrie Greenbie’s daughter’s diary.

Interest, Abilities and Personality Portrait; Greenbie, Barrie
1965
Box 2:33
Japanese postcards
undated
Box 2:34
Jewish Historical Society of Upper Midwest
1993
Box 2:35
Marjorie Barstow Greenbie: autobiography
undated
Box 2:36-38
Marjorie Barstow Greenbie: “I was Born Free”
undated
Box 2:39-40
Marjorie Barstow Greenbie: obituaries and condolences
1976
Box 2:41
Military documents
1945-1946
Box 2:42
Newspaper clippings
1940-1959
Box 2:43
Newspaper clippings
1960-1992
Box 2:44
Newspaper clippings: Skidmore
1953-1956
Box 2:45
Newspaper clippings: World War II
1945
Box 2:46-47
Obituary and tributes: Greenbie, Barrie
1998
Box 2:48
Photographs: World War II service
ca. 1943
2 images
Box 2:49
Scrapbook
1939-1940
Box 2:50
Section of Fine Arts, Treasury Dept. Bulletin
1939 June
Box 2:51
Sixth Army Pictorial
1945 Nov-Dec
Box 2:52
Taft School
1934-1935
Box 2:53
Traversity Press
1930-1932
Box 2:54
United ElectricalRadio and Machine Workers of America membership book
1943
Box 2:55
World War II: Japanese government-issued Philippine fiat peso
ca. 1942
Box 2:56
World War II: pamphlets
1943-1945
Box 2:57
Series 2. Professional
Abstracts
1969
Box 3:1
“Adam and Evelyn”
undated
Box 3:2
American Mystery: correspondence, publishers
1992-1995
Box 3:3
American Mystery: correspondence, Wylegala, Wendy
1993-1994
Box 3:4
Amherst Fields: Amherst report
1972
Box 3:5
Amherst Fields: “An Encounter: A History of Paparazzo Associates Dealings with the Town of Amherst”
1971
Box 3:6
Amherst Fields: Cherry Hill, newspaper clippings
Box 3:7
Amherst Fields: correspondence
1983-1984
Box 3:8
Amherst Fields: Landscape Architecture 791
1971
Box 3:9-10

Course information and class notes.

Amherst Fields: Memoranda
1971
Box 3:11
Amherst Fields: newspaper clippings
1971-1996
Box 3:12
Amherst Fields: plans, drawings, pricings
1971-1986
Box 3:13
Amherst Fields: presentation
1976
Box 3:14
Amherst Fields: plan, a critique
Box 3:15
Anna Ella Carroll and Abraham Lincoln
1994
Box 3:16
Architecture photographs
ca. 1960
Box 3:17
Articles, A-D
undated
Box 3:18
Articles: E-F
undated
Box 3:19
Articles; G-O
undated
Box 3:20
Articles: P-R
undated
Box 3:21
Articles: S
undated
Box 3:22
Articles: T-Y
undated
Box 3:23
Articles, copyright certificates
1968-1996
Box 3:24
Book reviews
1982-1988
Box 3:25

Reviews of Greenbie’s work.

Book reviews
1968-1994
Box 3:26

Reviews of the work of others.

Brain theory
1968-1994
Box 3:27
Brown thesis
1973
Box 3:28
BSSG (Biomedical Sciences System Grant)
1972-1975
Box 3:29-30
Campus planning study: Skidmore College
1957
Box 3:31
Carmina Press and early dance theaters
1958-1960
Box 3:32
Clinic, Dr. Fred Hoffman: preliminary study
ca. 1960
Box 3:33
Conveyors: correspondence
1963-1967
Box 3:34
Conveyors: diagrams and sections
1963-1967
Box 3:35
Correspondence: employment
1961-1971
Box 3:36
Correspondence: Mark Wakley
1997
Box 3:37
Correspondence: Ph.D.
1972
Box 3:38
Correspondence: poems
Box 3:39
Correspondence: publishers
1953-1970
Box 3:40-42
Correspondence: Yale Press
1979-1994
Box 3:43-45
Curriculum vitae and biographical sketches
1982-1995
Box 3:46
Dance Studio extension plan, home of Mr. and Mrs. Sven Petersen
1958
Box 3:47
Day Tuttle’s New Theatre
1959
Box 3:48
Design for Diversity: correspondence
1971
Box 4:1-3
Design for Diversity: reviews
1976-1977
Box 4:4
Draft, research paper
1975
Box 4:5
Drawings
1944
Box 4:6
East 74th Street Theater: correspondence
1958-1960
Box 4:7-8
East 74th Street Theater: “Lysistrata”
1959
Box 4:9
East 74th Street Theater: model
ca. 1959
B: OS area
East 74th Street Theater: Photographs
1959
Box 4:10
East 74th Street Theater: theater design
1959
Box 4:11
East 74th Street Theater: theater design
1959-1962
Box 9 (OS)
“Essentic Form: the Gap between Fact and Feeling”
1971
Box 4:12
Elizabeth Thompson
1991
Box 4:13
Ethological Perspective on the Nature of Human Landscape: correspondence
1976
Box 4:14
Ethological Perspective on the Nature of Human Landscape: paper
1976
Box 4:15-16
Farmer in the Dell: photographs
undated
Box 4:17
Fences and Neighbors: correspondence
1972-1981
Box 4:18
Footsteps in the Sand: correspondence
1984-1985
Box 4:19

Early version of Ghosts of a Dead War.

Ford Theater for Dance: concepts and designs
1962-1963
Box 4:20
Ford Theater for Dance: correspondence
1959-1994
Box 4:21
Ford Theater for Dance; Horizon article
1962
Box 4:22
Ford Theater for Dance: model photographs
ca. 1962
Box 4:23-24
Frame house: photograph
undated
Box 4:25
G-Frame building system: patent, sections, plans
1965
Box 4:26
G-Frame house: designs
1965
Box 4:27
G-Frame house: photographs
1970-1974
Box 4:28
G-Frame house: section, construction details, model photographs
ca. 1970
Box 4:29
G-Frame house: SW Walden photographs
1970
Box 4:30
Genesis Revisited
1997
Box 4:31
Ghosts of a Dead War: correspondence
1985-1991
Box 4:32
Ghosts of a Dead War: manuscript
undated
Box 4:33
Helen Partridge: correspondence
1964
Box 4:34
Helen Partridge: house plans
1964
Box 4:35
Hole in the Heartland
1996
Box 4:36
Hole in the Heartland: Anna Walsh
1939-1992
Box 4:37

Deeds, correspondence, newspaper clippings.

Hole in the Heartland: comments
1994-1997
Box 4:38
Hole in the Heartland: correspondence, newspaper clippings
Box 4:39
Hole in the Heartland: Dave Glickson
1992
Box 4:40

Research, correspondence, newspaper clippings.

Hole in the Heartland: Delsa and Carol
1970-1992
Box 4:41

Correspondence, memorial, poems, map

Hole in the Heartland; Greenberg census data
1992
Box 4:42
Hole in the Heartland: Joseph Grossmen
1995
Box 4:43

Correspondence.

Hole in the Heartland: Nancy Green
1993
Box 4:44

Correspondence.

Hole in the Heartland: Lucile Karayan
1973-1994
Box 4:45

Correspondence.

Hole in the Heartland: newspaper clippings
1928-1995
Box 4:46
Hole in the Heartland: photographs
undated
Box 4:47
Hole in the Heartland: photographs, Walsh
undated
Box 4:48
IMHE Landscape Assessment Conference
1972-1979
Box 4:49
Japan: correspondence
1983-1990
Box 4:50-57
Japan: newspaper clippings, lectures
1976-1985
Box 4:58
Japan: story
1985
Box 4:59
Juno’s Japan: correspondence
ca. 1988
Box 4:60
Juno’s Japan: design details
1988
Box 4:61
Juno’s Japan: design studio
1988
Box 4:62
Juno’s Japan: flyers
1988
Box 4:63
Juno’s Japan: newspaper clippings
1988
Box 4:64
Juno’s Japan: photographs
1988
Box 4:65
Keyoto: Nakamura fungus filtrate research
1980s
Box 5:1
Landscape Architecture 605 Studio 5: syllabus
1987
Box 5:2
Landscape Architecture 691F: syllabus
1989
Box 5:3
Landscapes of My Later Years: poetry
1984-1985
Box 5:4
Lecture flyer: “The Greening of Japan”
1989
Box 5:5
Letter: St. Lucia
1976
Box 5:6
Letters to the editor
1973-1992
Box 5:7
Lincoln City, Oregon
1971
Box 5:8
Lincoln City, Oregon: correspondence
1964-1965
Box 5:9
Lincoln City, Oregon: newspaper clippings
1965
Box 5:10
Lincoln City, Oregon: Photographs, drawings
1965
Box 5:11
Maclean, Paul D.: articles
1972-1976
Box 5:12
Maclean, Paul D.: correspondence
1972-1981
Box 5:13
Man-Made Shape and Natural Form
1978
Box 5:14-15
Medical Arts Incorporated: plan and section, elevation
1966
Box 5:16
Memoranda: UMass department of LARP
1970-1989
Box 5:17-22
Mural: photograh
1970s
Box 5:23
Outline of Ph.D. research
1969
Box 5:24
Pacific Triangle Revisited
undated
Box 5:25
New Party
1948-1949
Box 5:26
Newspaper clippings: publishing
1997
Box 5:27
Old deeds to Castine property
1920-1977
Box 5:28
Permission to reprint
1973-1996
Box 5:29
Planning for Paradox: Comprehensiveness in the Age of Einstein
1971
Box 5:30

Exam for Ph.D. pre-liminaries.

Poems
1984-1996
Box 5:31
Portapavilion 6P40: photographs
ca. 1964
Box 5:32-35
Portapavilion: Canadian patent
1964
Box 5:36
Portapavilion: correspondence
1958-1972
Box 5:37-38
Portapavilion: drawings, sections, plans
undated
Box 5:39
Portapavillon: materials and methods
1961
Box 5:40
Portapavilion: model photographs
undated
Box 5:41
Portapavilion:O. Ridge photographs
undated
Box 5:42-43
Portapavilion: Streling Forest photographs
1961
Box 5:44
Portapavilion: summary and forecast of operations
undated
Box 5:45
Post Office mural: correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs
undated
Box 5:46
Prefabricated House Project, Madison: correspondence
1967-1970
Box 5:47
Prefabricated House Project, Madison: writings
1986
Box 5:48
Prefabricated House Project, Madison: newspaper clippings
1986
Box 5:49
Preliminary examinations, Ph.D.
1970-1971
Box 5:50
Project 10
1980
Box 5:51
Rationale and objectives for proposed literature search
1969
Box 5:52
Resume and curriculum vita
1958-1970
Box 5:53
“Return to Pacific”
1984-1987
Box 5:54
Roebling Bridge Plan
1994
Box 5:55
Salzmann House
1987-1988
Box 5:56
Sentics: article
1971
Box 5:57
Sentics: correspondence
1971-1980
Box 5:58
Sentics: images
1971
Box 5:59
Sentics: “Precision of Direct Emotion Communication” paper
1971
Box 5:60-61
Sentics: request for reprints
1972
Box 5:62
Shelf conveyor: model
undated
B: OS area
Short stories
1940
Box 6:1
Sister State Signing Trip
1989-1990
Box 6:2
Skidmore: student evaluations
1954
Box 6:3
Skidmore: bookstore perspective drawing
1956
Box 6:4
Skidmore: photographs
ca. 1953-1959
Box 6:5
Solar house deign
1980
Box 6:6
Spaces: comments
1977-1982
Box 6:7
Spaces of Prague: correspondence
1990-1992
Box 6:8
Spaces: fan mail
1981-1985
Box 6:9
Spaces: Dimensions of Human Landscape
1981
Box 6:10
Spaces: reviews
Box 6:11
Spaces of Prague
1990
Box 6:12-13
Spaces and Spirit in Modern Japan: correspondence, newspaper clippings
1986-1995
Box 6:14
Stargazing Tower, Pittsburgh: plan, sections, photographs
1963-1964
Box 6:15
Stargazing Tower, Pittsburgh: correspondence
1963-1964
Box 6:16
Stargazing Tower, Pittsburgh: plan and sections
1963
Box 6:17
Stone Barn House: blueprints, photographs
1961
Box 6:18
Taliesin Fellowship
1957-1958
Box 6:19
Thesis introduction
1972
Box 6:20
Toward the Humane Landscape: Examples of Proxemic and Distemic Space in Japan
1977
Box 6:21
Two Ends of the Dragon”
1988-1989
Box 6:22
“Two Liberations of Luzon”
1986
Box 6:23-24
“Two Liberations of Luzon”: photographs
undated
Box 6:25-27
University of Massachusetts Library: memoranda
1974-1975
Box 6:28
University of Massachusetts Library: plan
1974
Box 6:29
University of Massachusetts: correspondence
1969-1983
Box 6:30
University of Massachusetts: proposal for METLAND
undated
Box 6:31
University of Massachusetts: Wilder Times
1979
Box 6:32
University of Oregon: correspondence
1970-1984
Box 6:33
Univesity of Oregon: Marjorie Greenbie Collection
1970
Box 6:34
Unpublished manuscript
1984-1997
Box 6:35
Unpublished manuscript: Kyu Fumi
1945-1985
Box 6:36
Unpublished manuscript: Vanishing Inventor
1969
Box 6:37
Unpublished manuscript: Unknown Yankee, Land of Japan
1990
Box 6:38
Urban Farm and Function in Jacksonville, Wisconsin
1966
Box 6:39
U.S. patents
1964-1967
Box 6:40
Vaclav Havel’s Prague Spring
1990
Box 6:41
Vaclav Havel’s Prague Spring: correspondence
1990-1992
Box 6:42
What’s in an Name?: An American Mystery
1984-1992
Box 6:43
‘Word’s Worth”: biographical information
1960-1994
Box 6:44
Word’s Worth: letters
1994-1997
Box 6:45
Word’s Worth: script
1994-1997
Box 6:46
Working papers
1969
Box 6:47
World War II writings
1945
Box 6:48
University of Miami: art paper
1952
Box 6:49
University of Miami: drawings
1950-1953
Box 6:50
University of Miami: critique of drama
1952
Box 6:51
University of Miami: student paper
1951
Box 6:52
Series 3. Theater
Apple Orchard: contacts
1992
Box 7:1
Apple Orchard: correspondence, financial
1992
Box 7:2
Apple Orchard: correspondence, general
1992-1996
Box 7:3
Apple Orchard: correspondence, producers
1991-1995
Box 7:4
Apple Orchard: finances
1992-1993
Box 7:5
Apple Orchard: grant
Box 7:6
Apple Orchard: photographs
1991
Box 7:6
Apple Orchard: publicity
1992
Box 7:8
Apple Orchard: script
1992
Box 7:9
Apple Orchard: set photographs
1991
Box 7:10
Apple Orchard: video tape, edited master
1992
Box 7:11
Arena Summer Theater: Thieves’ Carnival
1956
Box 7:12
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: bulletin
1952
Box 7:13
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Midsummer Night’s Dream
1952
Box 7:14
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Outward Bound
1952
Box 7:15
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Taming of the Shrew
1951
Box 7:16
Burnsville School of Fine Arts: Ten Little Indians
1951
Box 7:17
By the Shores of the Berkshires: script
1993
Box 7:18
Cameo Playhouse: Tovarich
undated
Box 7:19
Carmina: photographs
undated
Box 7:20
Casablanca Players: Constant Wife
1953
Box 7:21
Castine: script
1948
Box 7:22
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo: correspondence
1996
Box 7:23

With Vincent Dowling.

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo: MFH grant application
1995-1996
Box 7:24
Cock-A-Doodle Doo: press
1996
Box 7:25
Cock-A-Doodle Doo: script
1996
Box 7:26
Earth is Round: script
1946
Box 7:27
Home for Christmas: scripts
1950
Box 7:28
Miami Beach Little Theater Group: Ask Me No Questions
1953
Box 7:29
Miami Junior Woman’s Club
1951
Box 7:30

Curiosity and The Green Convertible.

Roosevelt Playhouse: Detective Story
1951
Box 7:31
Skidmore: Little Foxes
undated
Box 7:32
Skidmore: photographs
1955
Box 7:33
University of Miami: All My Sons
1950
Box 7:34
University of Miami: Arsenic and Old Lace
1950
Box 7:35
University of Miami: As You Like It
1950
Box 7:36
University of Miami: Brigadoon
1952
Box 7:37
University of Miami: Imaginary Invalid
1950
Box 7:38
University of Miami: Madwoman of Chaillot
1951
Box 7:39
University of Miami: Our Borrowed Time
1950
Box 7:40
University of Miami: They Knew What They Wanted
1952
Box 7:41
University of Miami: Yes, My Darling Daughter
1950
Box 7:42
University of Miami: photographs
1950-1953
Box 7:43
University of Miami: Ring Theater annual
1951-1952
Box 7:44
University of Miami: Ring Theater newspaper clippings
1950
Box 7:45
Series 4. Connecticut River
American Heritage Rivers Initiative: Connecticut River Action Plan, excerpt
1998
Box 8:1
American Heritage Rivers Initiative: Connecticut River nomination
1997
Box 8:2
Article: “A River Runs Through”
1997
Box 8:3
Brochures
undated
Box 8:4
Cassette tapes
1998
Box 8:5
Compact discs
1997
Box 8:6-7
Compact discs: correspondence and mailing list
1997-1998
Box 8:8
Compact discs: correspondence and text
2002
Box 8:9
Compact discs: flyers
1997
Box 8:10
Correspondence
1997-2001
Box 8:11-12
Correspondence: Anne Beer
1997-2002
Box 8:13
Correspondece: archives
2000
Box 8:14
Correspondence: exhibit
1991
Box 8:15
Correspondence: publishers
1990-1998
Box 8:16
Chicopee River Study and Survey
1995
Box 8:17
Chicopee River Wildlife Refuge
1993
Box 8:18
Connecticut River Watershed Council
undated
Box 8:19
Connecticut Riverscape: “A View from Above,” additional material
1999
Box 8:20
Connecticut Riverscape: “A View from Above,” text
1998-1999
Box 8:21-22
Connecticut River: “A View from Above,” text and photographs
1999
Box 8:23-28
Edwin M. Bacon: Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut River, notes
undated
Box 8:29
Computer disk
1998
Box 8:30
Historical booklets
1944-1961
Box 8:31
Inventory and analysis of resources
1961
Box 8:32
Internet research
undated
Box 8:33
Maps
undated
Box 8:34
Newspaper clippings
1988-1998
Box 8:35-36
Riverfront Recapture, Inc.: annual report
1997-1998
Box 8:37
Riverfront Recapture, Inc.: guide
1982
Box 8:38
Slides
1989-1991
Box 8:39
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Provenance

The Greenbie were donated by Barrie Greenbie in 1998, with subsequent additions from his widow, Vlasta, in 2000.

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Processed by Sarah Goldstein and Rebecca Tran, May 2010.

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Cite as: Barrie Greenbie Papers (FS 142). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Subjects
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Greenbie, Barrie B
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