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Results for: “Pelczynski, Walter, 1916-2000” (177 collections)
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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

Broadside Press

Broadside Press Collection, 1965-1984.
1 box, 110 vols. (3.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 571

Broadside 6
Broadside 6

A significant African American poet of the generation of the 1960s, Dudley Randall was an even more significant publisher of emerging African American poets and writers. Publishing works by important writers from Gwendolyn Brooks to Haki Madhubuti, Alice Walker, Etheridge Knight, Audre Lorde, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, and Sonia Sanchez, his Broadside Press in Detroit became an important contributor to the Black Arts Movement.

The Broadside Press Collection includes approximately 200 titles published by Randall’s press during its first decade of operation, the period of its most profound cultural influence. The printed works are divided into five series, Broadside poets (including chapbooks, books of poetry, and posters), anthologies, children’s books, the Broadside Critics Series (works of literary criticism by African American authors), and the Broadsides Series. . The collection also includes a selection of items used in promoting Broadside Press publications, including a broken run of the irregularly published Broadside News, press releases, catalogs, and fliers and advertising cards.

Subjects
  • African American poets
  • African American writers
  • Black Arts Movement
  • Poetry
Contributors
  • Broadside Press
  • Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
  • Emanuel, James A
  • Giovanni, Nikki
  • Knight, Etheridge
  • Madhubuti, Haki R., 1942-
  • Randall, Dudley, 1914-
  • Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-
Types of material
  • Broadsides
  • Ephemera
  • Posters

Burgett-Irey family

Burgett-Irey Family Papers, 1832-2010 (Bulk: 1929-2008).
4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 605

Katherine and Kenneth Irey
Katherine and Kenneth Irey

Born in 1908 to Louis and Sarah Kessel Burgett, Katherine grew up on the family farm outside of Oquawka, Illinois. In 1924 her parents purchased their own farm in Monmouth, which they later lost due to the devastating impact of the Depression on agriculture, and it was there that she first met her future husband, Kenneth Monroe Irey, a student at Monmouth College. The newlyweds moved to New Jersey in 1931 where Kenneth was transferred for work. As a chemical engineer, Kenneth enjoyed a successful career and comfortably supported his wife and two children. Retiring in 1970, he and Katherine spent their later years pursuing two passions: traveling and bird-watching. Kenneth and Katherine’s eldest daughter, June Irey Guild, spent most of her adult life in Massachusetts where she has married twice, raised six children, and operated her own business. During her retirement years, June focused on preserving her family’s history by collecting letters and recoding family narratives.

The Burgett-Irey Family Papers chronicle the changes that many twentieth-century American families experienced as the nation descended into an economic depression, entered into a world war, and emerged as one of the most powerful countries in the world. The collection, which will continue to grow, includes approximately 65 letters between Katherine Burgett Irey and her family. Most of the letters exchange family updates, particularly precious after Katherine relocated to New Jersey. Among the earliest letters is an account of Katherine and Kenneth’s first meeting described as “fast work,” since he asked her out on the spot. Also included are autobiographical writings by Kenneth describing his cross-country trip to California in 1927 and a brief history of his life and career.

Subjects
  • Bird watching
  • Burgett family
  • Irey family
  • Marriage--United States
  • Motherhood--United States--History--20th century
  • Mothers--United States--History--20th century
  • Women--United States--History--20th century
Contributors
  • Guild, June Irey
  • Irey, Katherine Burgett
  • Irey, Kenneth Monroe, 1905-1994
Types of material
  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Slides

Cemetery Inscriptions Collection

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

Cemetery Inscriptions Collection, 1902-2005.
4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 669

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.

Subjects
  • Inscriptions
  • Sepulchral monuments
Contributors
  • Association for Gravestone Studies

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IASH
see Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH) (1981- ) RG-6/19
Ice Hockey
see Sports-Men’s Hockey (1910- ) RG-18/2
Sports-Women’s Hockey (1993) RG-18/2
Ichthus (Student Publication) (1967)
RG-45/00/I3
Iconographic Materials, etc. (Oversize)
RG-182
ICP Information Newsletter (Computer and Information Science) (1975- )
RG-25/C3/00
IDB
Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
IGS
see Institute for Governmental Services (IGS) RG-3/8
Ikhana (Student Publication) (1962-1964)
RG-45/00/I4
Illuminating (newsletter-College of Humanities and Fine Arts) (2000- )
RG-11/10
Immigrant and Refuge Community Leadership and Empowerment, Center for
see Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Leadership and Empowerment (CIRCLE) RG-13/4/2/4/1
Impact (Office of Economic Development) (1997- )
RG-4/15
In Common (UMass Extention Quarterly) (2002- )
RG-15/8
In Focus (1992- )
RG-25/I6/00
In Touch (School of Education) (1971-1985)
RG-13/00
Increased Recruitment, Task Force on (1991)
RG-40/2/I4
Independents, Young
see Young Independents RG-45/80/Y6.4
Index, The (Student Yearbook) (1870-2005) [ dingbatView online ]
RG-45/00/I5
see also Duplicate Collection-The Index (1870-2005) RG-99/7
Index, The–Yearbook Photo Collection (1980s, 1994-1997)
RG-148
Indian, American, Student Association (1988- )
RG-45/40/I6
Indian, Asian, Association (1973-1995)
RG-45/40/I5
Individual Members of Faculty and Staff
see Faculty and Staff–Individual members RG-40/11
Individual Trustees
see Trustees, Individual RG-2/3
Industrial Engineering Department
RG-25/I4
Industrial Relations and Regional Development, Office of
see Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
Industry Research on Polymers, Center for University of Massachusetts
see Center for University of Massachusetts Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP) RG-25/P7.5
Industry/University Center In Process Design and Control
see Chemical Engineering Department–Industry/University Center In Process Design and Control (1985- ) RG-25/C2/3
Informal Chat With Non-Professional Women, An (Everywoman’s Center) (1972)
RG-7/2/00
Information and Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences
see College of Arts and Sciences Information and Advising Center (CASIAC) RG-11/5
Information Booklets
seeCatalogs(Bulletin Series), General Information Bulletins
see also Handouts RG-30/00/2
Information Data Bank (IDB)
RG-30/2/4
Information Processing (Library) (1975, 1978)
RG-8/4/4
Information Scanning Unit, Massachusetts (MISU)
see Massachusetts Information Scanning Unit (MISU) RG-12/13
Information Science, Computer and
see Computer and Information Science RG-25/C9
Information Systems, University
see Associate Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information Systems RG-6/5
Information Systems
see Data Processing Center (DPC) RG-35/7
Information Technology and Dispute Resolution, Center for
see Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution (CITDR) (2001- ) RG-25/L7.5
Information Technology Services
see UMass Information Technology Services RG-35/7
Initiating Career Achievement Networks
see Project I Can (1992-1994) RG-11/8/1
Inkhorne
see Ynkhorne, The (1926-1927) RG-45/00/Y5
Innovations in Education–Film Lecture Series (1968)
RG-13/3/10
Inquiry Program (School of Education) (1977- )
RG-13/4/2/1
see also Project 10, Inquiry Program RG-32/5
Isenberg School of Management, Eugene M. and Ronnie F.
see School of Management RG-12
Insights (President’s Office) (1973-1974)
RG-3/00/I5
Insights (University Internship Program Newsletter)
RG-11/6
Insignia, Diploma, Motto, Mascot, Mace, etc. (1870- )
RG-1/6
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH) (1981-1998)
RG-6/19
Institute for Atlantic Studies
see Freiburg Program RG-25/F8
Institute for Governmental Services (IGS), Donahue
RG-3/8
Institute for Labor Affairs
RG-3/9
Institute for Man and His Environment
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Institute for North American Trade and Economics
see North American Trade and Economics, Institute for RG-25/N6
Institute of Food Technologists (1950)
RG-45/40/I5.2
Institutes, Academic
see Academic Departments, Programs, Institutes, Centers RG-25
Institutes and Centers
see Centers and Institutes, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1985- ) RG-40/2/A3
Institutional Research and Planning
see Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
Institutional Studies
RG-4/3
see also Office of Institutional Studies (OBIS) RG-4/3/1
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS) RG-4/3/2
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) RG-4/3/3
Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) RG-4/3/4
Office of Institutional Research (OIP) RG-4/3/5
Instruction (Official University Committee) (1910)
RG-40/2/I5
Instructional Applications of Computers (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/5
Instructional Leadership, Division of (School of Education)
RG-13/4/3
Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for
see Center for Instructional Resources and Improvement (CIRI) (1964-1978) RG-6/18
Instructional Technology News (Computer Center) (1993)
RG-29/00/5
Integrated Day, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/2
Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) (1988- )
RG-15/8.6
Integrated Sciences Building (2006- )
RG-36/101
Intellectual Property, Director of Commercial Ventures
see Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property, Director of RG-9/6
Inter Action, UMass
see UMass InterAction (President’s Office Publication) (1994- ) RG-3/00
Inter-Campus Committees (2-Campus and 3-Campus)
RG-3/100
Inter-Campus Committees (5-Campus) (1991- )
RG-3/105
Intercollegiate Daily News (Student Publication) (1933-1934)
RG-45/00/I6
Intercom
see Class of 1916–Intercom RG-50/6
Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies
RG-25/I6
Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies Newsletter(1992-1993)
RG-25/I6
Inter-Library Loan (Library) (1959- )
RG-8/3/4
Inter-Religious Project (Religious Groups) (1997- )
RG-45/70/I5
Intern Evaluation, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1969, 1974-1976)
RG-40/2/A3
International Agricultural Studies, Center for (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/4
International Area Studies (1971- )
RG-6/4/10
International Area Studies Newsletters (1976-1982, 1986-1987)
RG-6/4/10
International Brotherhood of Police Officers (NAGE)
RG-40/5/P6
International Club (Student) (1962-1991)
RG-45/40/I5.3
International Club Newsletter (1965-1968)
RG-45/40/I5.3
International Education, Center for (School of Education) (1967- )
RG-13/3/19/5 and RG-13/4/2/4
International Education, Center for–Technical Reports (1970′s)
RG-13/3/19/5
International Forum
see The Five College International Forum RG-60/5/00
International Fund Newsletter
see International Fund–UMass Around the Globe RG-39/9
International Fund, The (University Relations and Development) (1992- )
RG-39/9
International Newsletter (Academic Affairs) (1974-1976)
RG-6/4/9
International Programs (1967- )
RG-6/4/9
see also Foreign Students advisor/office RG-6/4/12
International Center, William Smith Clark (Building) RG-36/101
International Studies
see International Area Studies RG-6/4/10
Internships (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/5
Internships, Office of
see University Internships Program, The (College of Arts and Science) RG-11/6
Internships (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/5
Interpreter’s Studies Program
RG-25/I7
Interpreter’s Studies Program–Translation Center
RG-25/I7/3
Inter-Religious Project (1997- )
RG-45/70/I5
Intramural and Recreation Sports (Photographs) (1969-1989)
RG-141/1
Intramurals
see Athletic Department RG-18/2
Investigating Attorney, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969)
RG-40/2/A3
Iota Phi Theta (1987)
RG-45/90/I6
IPM
seeIntegrated Pest Management Program (IPM) RG-15/8.6
Isle of View
see Campus Pond and Isle of View (Physical Plant) RG-36/104/P6
Israel, Student Alliance for
see Student Alliance for Israel (1982) RG-40/80/S7.9
Italian Department
see French and Italian Department RG-25/F9

J

Jackie Robinson Initiative (Dept. of Political Science) (1994-1997)
RG-25/P6.7
January Break, ad hoc Committee for Study of (Faculty Senate, 1976)
RG-40/2/A3
Japan America Club (1990-1995)
RG-45/40/J3
Jewish Affairs, Office of (1994- )
RG-30/1/1/1
Jewish Awareness/Anti-Semitism Task Force (1984- )
see Civility in Human Relations, Commission on RG-40/2/C3
Jewish Caucus (1984-1993)
RG-45/40/J4
Jewish Faculty Professional Group (1980)
RG-40/3/J4
Jewish Student Union (2000- )
RG-45/40/J5
Jewish Studies, Center for
see Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) RG-25/J8.5
JOE
see Juvenile Opportunities Extension (JOE) (Social Action Group) RG-45/80/J8
Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates
RG-40/4
Joint Study Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965-1967)
RG-40/2/A3
Joint Town-University Task Force on North Pleasant Street
see North Pleasant Street, Joint Town-University Task Force (1968- ) RG-36/104/N6
Journalism Connection (1986-1987)
RG-25/E3/00
Journalism Department
see English Department–Journalism RG-25/E3
Journalistic Studies
see RG-25/E3 English Department–Journalism
Judaic Studies [Program and Committee] RG-25/J8
Judaic Studies News (1982-1988, 1996-1999)
RG-25/J8/00
Judiciary (Student Senate, Student Government Association-SGA)
RG-45/1/2
see also Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
Judo, Men’s
see Sport-Men’s judo (1965) RG-18/2
Juggling Club (1988- )
RG-45/40/J8
Junior Extension Series
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Junior Extension Series (1919-1934) RG-15/8
Juvenile Justice Program (School of Education)
RG-13/3/15/4
Juvenile Opportunities Extension (JOE) (Social Action Group) (1973-1974)
RG-45/80/J8

Foucher, Lynnette E.

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

1929 cookbook
1929 cookbook

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

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

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

Jones, Gerald Denison

Gerald Denison Jones Papers, 1897-1968 (Bulk: 1897-1926).
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 50 J6647

Chet Whitaker, Bill Munson, Chick Lewis (football players)
Chet Whitaker, Bill Munson, Chick Lewis (football players)

Known by his peers for his wit, “Gerry” Jones was an active presence on campus as Secretary and Treasurer for the class of 1903, and as a member of the QTV Fraternity, the staff of the Index, and the class football and baseball teams.

The papers of Gerry Jones contain a mix of ephemera dating from his days as one of the most active members of the MAC Class of 1903. Beginning with a fine record book documenting meetings of the class from their freshman year through graduation, the collection includes menus, programs, and dance cards related to class events. Of particular interest is a menu from the first football banquet in 1902, celebrating one of the most successful teams of the MAC era, going 8-1 during the fall 1901.

Subjects
  • Demonstrations--Massachusetts--Amherst--Photographs
  • Football--Photographs
  • Lewis, Chick
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Alumni
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
  • Munson, Bill
  • Whitaker, Chet
Contributors
  • Jones, Gerald Denison
Types of material
  • Banners
  • Menus
  • Photographs
  • Programs

Kingsbury family

Kingsbury Family Papers, 1862-2006 (Bulk: 1881-1902).
10 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 504

Kingsbury children, ca.1910
Kingsbury children, ca.1910

The family of Roxana Kingsbury Gould (nee Weed) farmed the rocky soils of western New England during the late nineteenth century. Roxana’s first husband Ambrose died of dysentery shortly after the Civil War, leaving her to care for their two infant sons, and after marrying her second husband, Lyman Gould, she relocated from southwestern Vermont to Cooleyville and then (ten years later) to Shelburne, Massachusetts. The Goulds added a third son to their family in 1869.

A rich collection of letters and photographs recording the history of the Kingsbury-Gould families of Shelburne, Massachusetts. The bulk of the letters are addressed to Roxana Kingsbury Gould, the strong-willed matriarch at the center of the family, and to her granddaughter, May Kingsbury Phillips, the family’s first historian. In addition to documenting the complicated dynamics of a close-knit family, this collection is a rich source for the study of local history, rural New England, and the social and cultural practices at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.

Subjects
  • Conway (Mass.)--Genealogy
  • Kingsbury Family
  • Shelburne (Mass.)--Genealogy
  • Totman family
Contributors
  • Drew, Raymond Totman, 1923-1981
  • Lewis, Gertrude Minnie, 1896-
  • Totman, Conrad D
  • Totman, Ruth J
Types of material
  • Genealogies
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Memoirs
  • Photographs
  • Tintypes

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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