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Boarding House (Swift River Valley, Mass.?)

Boarding House Register, 1850.
1 vol. (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 098

Twenty-four page register kept by unnamed person, possibly from a Quabbin town, listing boarders by name, payment received, and employee accounts. Payments noted in detail from February to October, 1850. Boarders included several doctors and L.S. Hills, possibly Leonard S. Hills of the Amherst, Massachusetts hat factory. Employee accounts list many women with Irish surnames, including Ellen O’Leary, Ellen Callahan, and Margaret Murphy.

Subjects
  • Boardinghouses--Massachusetts--19th century
  • Irish American women--History--19th century
Types of material
  • Account books

Boston & Albany Railroad Company. Engineering Department

Boston & Albany Railroad Engineering Department Map Collection, 1833-1920.
19 v.
Call no.: MS 130

The Boston and Albany Railroad was formed between 1867 and 1870 from the merger of three existing lines, the Boston and Worcester (chartered 1831), the Western (1833), and the Castleton and West Stockbridge (1834). The corporation was a primary east-west transit through the Commonwealth, with branches connecting towns including Athol, Ware, North Adams, and Hudson, N.Y.

The nineteen atlases comprising this collection include detailed plans documenting the location and ownership of rights of way, land-takings, and other land transfers to or from the railroad company. Dating from the early years of operation for the corporation to just after the turn of the century, the atlases include maps of predecessor lines (Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation and Western Rail-Road), as well as the Grand Junction Railway Company (Charlestown, Somerville, Everett, and Chelsea), the Ware River Railroad, and the Chester and Becket Railroad.

Subjects
  • Boston and Albany Railroad Co.--Maps
  • Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation--Maps
  • Chester and Becket Railroad--Maps
  • Grand Junction Railway Company--Maps
  • Railroads--Massachusetts--Maps
  • Real property--Massachusetts--Maps
  • Ware River Railroad--Maps
  • Western Rail-Road Corporation--Maps
Contributors
  • Boston & Albany Railroad Company. Engineering Department
Types of material
  • Maps

Brinley Family

Brinley Family Papers, 1643-1950.
(4.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 161

A prosperous family of merchants and landowners, the Brinleys were well ensconced among the social and political elite of colonial New England. Connected by marriage to other elite families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts — the Auchmutys, Craddocks, and Tyngs among them — the Brinleys were refined, highly educated, public spirited, and most often business-minded. Although many members of the family remained loyal to the British cause during the Revolution, the family retained their high social standing in the years following.

The Brinley collection includes business letters, legal and business records, wills, a fragment of a diary, documents relating to slaves, newspaper clippings, and a small number of paintings and artifacts. A descendent, Nancy Brinley, contributed a quantity of genealogical research notes and photocopies of Brinley family documents from other repositories. Of particular note in the collection is a fine nineteenth century copy of a John Smibert portrait of Deborah Brinley (1719), an elegant silver tray passed through the generations, and is a 1713 list of the library of Francis Brinley, which offers a foreshadowing of the remarkable book collection put together in the later nineteenth century by his descendant George Brinley.

Subjects
  • American loyalists--Massachusetts
  • Book collectors--United States--History--19th century
  • Brinley family
  • Brinley, George, 1817-1875--Library
  • Businessmen--Massachusetts--History
  • Businessmen--Rhode Island--History
  • Craddock family
  • Landowners--Massachusetts--History
  • Landowners--Rhode Island--History
  • Libraries--Rhode Island--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--19th century
  • Rhode Island--Economic conditions--18th century
  • Rhode Island--Genealogy
  • Rhode Island--Politics and government--19th century
  • Slavery--United States--History
  • Tyng family
  • United Empire Loyalists
Types of material
  • Deeds
  • Realia

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 4)

Photo of Michael Metelica taken by the Greenfield Recorder newspaper. Heath, 1969. Ref. no. bin26)
Winter scene with Michael Metelica wearing jacket with cross and inscription, “God’s law not Man’s law”. Charlemont, Mass. 1969. (Ref. no. bin27)
Commune Members with VW. Eddie Evans, unidentified, Doug Edson, Tom Howes, Leah Artus on car, Dale Sluter, unidentified on car, Michael Metelica, Dan Pritchett. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin28)
Spirit in Flesh giving concert to Brotherhood members. Warwick, March 1971. (Ref. no. bin29)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Sandra and Tom Howes. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin30)
(Ref. no. bin31)
Wedding of Chris and Wendy Garland. Heidi Bushell on right. Charlemont, 1969. (Ref. no. bin32)
“Core Group” Top; Randy Kleinrock, Robin Kleinrock, Annie Messman, Dale Sluter, Jim Baker, Alan Harris, Richard Keyes, May Ristich, Irene White. Middle; Ronnie Tropper, Chris Garland, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Steve Heimoff (above), Steve Barry, John Haber, Laurel Sluter, John Pollard. Bottom, Lois Sellers, Mike McCarty, Doug Edson, Dan Flynn, Melvin Weiner. Northfield, Mass. 1972. (Ref. no. bin33)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Treehouse. Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. bin34)
(Ref. no. bin35)
McCue II, pool hall and hangout. First public Brotherhood business. Ellen Schall, Brian McCue. Bruce Geisler and Maynard (?). Greenfield, Mass. 1970-71. (Ref. no. bin36)
Michael on the treehouse. Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. bin37)
Michael Metelica. Leyden, 1965. (Ref. no. bin38)
Michael Metelica and Eva Hapgood. Leyden, 1965. (Ref. no. bin39)
Chris Garland, Michael Metelica, Doug Edson with Beth Hapgood. 1969. (Ref. no. bin40)
Ronnie Sellers, Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin41)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Painted design by Donna “Duck” Jagareski in Warwick Healing Room. 1970. (Ref. no. bin42)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Brotherhood members at Greenfield Swimming Pool, 1972. (Ref. no. bin43)
Free Spirit Press bus crew. Unidentified, Donna Oehmig, Charlie Ribokas, Jenny Brown Bill Grabin, unidentified, Mike Scanlon, Jim Baker. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin44)
Wedding at the Brotherhood with Jim Sullivan in center. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin45)
Football game with locals at Northfield Elementary School. Marlene Schneider, Afan Cresup, May Ristich, Heidi Bushell, unidentified, Alan Harris, Kathy Weintraub, Ellen Schall. Northfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin46)
Informal group meeting. Visible to camera; Betty Hottel, Robin Paris, Michael Metelica, Wendy Garland, Old Northfield house, 1971. (Ref. no. bin47)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Sandra and Tom Howes. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin48)
John Charmella and Donna Braden. Warwick, summer 1970. (Ref. no. bin49)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Dale Sluter, 1972. (Ref. no. bin50)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 6)

Michael Metelica in Confederate flag outfit, 1973. (Ref. no. bin76)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at Hampton Beach, NH concert, 1972. (Ref. no. bin77)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh in concert at Turners Falls Airport, 1972. (Ref. no. bin78)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at meeting at Warwick Dorm, 1972. (Ref. no. bin79)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Facing camera is Janice Barry and Ruth Miller, 1972. (Ref. no. bin80)
Meditation on Blueberry Hill, Leyden, 1971. (Ref. no. bin81)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica sitting on Heath house, 1969. (Ref. no. bin82)
“Gill House” actually in Old Northfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin83)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Early Leyden Commune scene, 1969. (Ref. no. bin84)
Silk-screened Christmas cards at Warwick Dorm. Photo by Ron Tunison. December, 1971. (Ref. no. bin85)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica in concert with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin86)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding between Anne and Jim Baker at the Theater. Turners Falls, 1973. (Ref. no. bin87)
Michael Metelica in early Spirit in Flesh concert photo, 1970. . (Ref. no. bin88)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Donna Jagareski at Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin89)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh in concert at Turners Falls Airport, 1972. (Ref. no. bin90)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Attic of Warwick house. Alaina Snipper and Ellen Schall, 1970. (Ref. no. bin91)
Michael Metelica in concert with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin92)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Chris and Wendy Garland. Charlemont, 1969. (Ref. no. bin93)
Spirit in Flesh concert at Greenfield High School on Michael’s birthday (July 26). Michael Metelica and Randy Kleinrock bringing the cake, 1972. (Ref. no. bin94)
Melvin Weiner, 1971. (Ref. no. bin95)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Elwood Babbitt, 1970. (Ref. no. bin96)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Mark Forbes, unidentified. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin97)
Jane Malinski, 1972. (Ref. no. bin98)
Kathy Murphy, backup singer for Spirit in Flesh, 1970. (Ref. no. bin99)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Bill Grabin. (Ref. no. bin100)

Brown & Brothers Livery Stable

Brown and Brothers Account Book, 1862-1873.
1 vol. (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: ms 092

Freight haulers from Dana, Massachusetts. Includes information about products that were hauled (such as palm leaf hats, mats, lumber, railroad ties, and waste) and the companies for which they were carried. Also contains information about how Brown was paid (cash, barter, manure, chopped wood, stone) and the names of many people and places with whom Brown and Brothers conducted business.

Subjects
  • Dana (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
  • Freight and freightage--Massachusetts
  • Furniture industry and trade--Massachusetts
  • Panama hat industry--Massachusetts
  • Swift River Valley (Mass.)--Economic conditions--19th century
Contributors
  • Brown and Brothers
  • Brown, Harry
Types of material
  • Account books

Children’s Aid and Family Services of Hampshire County Inc.

Children's Aid and Family Service Records, 1910-ca. 2001.
10 boxes (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 008

Agency providing traditional child and family service and extensive mental health services that worked closely with the SPCC, was a member in the Child Welfare League of America, and was the Northampton representative for the National Association of Travelers Aid Societies. Includes 10 versions of the constitution, typed personal recollections from the 25th anniversary, annual reports, minutes, and the correspondence of President Miriam Chrisman (1952-1957). Of special note, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge was the Chair of the Home Finding Committee of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children which helped to found the CAFS.

Subjects
  • Child mental health services--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Child welfare--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Children--Institutional care--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957
  • Floods--Massachusetts
  • Foster home care--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Franklin County (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Homeless children--Massachusetts--Franklin County--History
  • Homeless children--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Hurricanes--Massachusetts
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Intellectual life--History
  • Northampton (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Social service--Massachusetts--Hampshire County--History
  • Voluntarism--Massachusetts--History
Contributors
  • Children's Aid Association (Hampshire County, Mass.)
  • Children's Aid and Family Service of Hampshire County (Hampshire County, Mass.)
  • Children's Home Association (Franklin County, Mass. and Hampshire County, Mass.)
  • Chrisman, Miriam Usher
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Home Finding Committee

Chrisman, Miriam Usher

Miriam Chrisman Papers, 1937-2007.
13 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 128

Miriam U. Chrisman, 1964
Miriam U. Chrisman, 1964

A noted scholar of the social impact of the German Reformation, Miriam Usher Chrisman was born in Ithaca, New York, on May 20, 1920. With degrees from Smith College, American University, and Yale, she served for over thirty years on the faculty of the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, becoming a well-loved professor and treasured mentor to a generation of students.

A faithful and colorful correspondent, the bulk of Miriam Chrisman’s papers consist of letters written to family and friends stretching from her college days at Smith through the year before her death. The bulk of the correspondence is with her husband, Donald Chrisman, an orthopedic surgeon who was enrolled at Harvard Medical School during their courtship. Soon after the Chrismans married in November 1943, Donald left for active duty in the Navy on the U.S.S. Baldwin. The couple’s war correspondence is unusually rich, offering insight on everything from the social responsibilities of married couples to their opinions on the progression of the war. Of particular note is a lengthy letter written by Donald during and immediately after D-Day in which he provides Miriam a real-time description of the events and his reactions as they unfold. Later letters document Miriam’s extensive travels including a trip around the world. .

Subjects
  • Smith College--Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of History
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Chrisman, Miriam Usher
Types of material
  • Letters (Correspondence)

Constitutionalism in American Life Conference

Constitutionalism in American Life Conference Collection, 1986.
1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 140

A conference hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on November 7-9, 1986, that examined the impact of the Constitution on politics and government, foreign policy, race relations, and the economy, and also discussed the impact on the constitution of popular struggles and the emergence of “rights consciousness.” Includes papers presented at the conference that were to be subsequently published in a special bicentennial issue of the Journal of American History.

Subjects
  • Constitutional history--United States--Congresses
  • Constitutional law--United States--Congresses
  • Journal of American history
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--History

Craig, Edward Gordon

Edward Gordon Craig Oral History Collection, Undated.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 344

Born in 1872, Edward Gordon Craig was the illegitimate son of architect Edward Godwin and actress Ellen Terry. Craig worked as an actor, producer, director, and scenic designer throughout Europe, and is known for his innovations in staging and lighting.

Reel to reel audio tapes of Edward Gordon Craig including his reminiscences of Ellen Terry, Isadora Duncan, the old school of acting, celebrities he met, and how he played Hamlet in Salford, Lancashire.

Subjects
  • Actors--Great Britain
  • Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
  • Terry, Ellen, Dame, 1847-1928
Contributors
  • Craig, Edward Gordon
Types of material
  • Oral histories
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