University of Massachusetts Amherst Sound Recordings Collection, 1928-2015

RG 185

26 boxes (28.5 linear foot)

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Overview

Established in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national research university and the flagship campus of the states five-campus University system. UMass, one of the founding members of the Five College Consortium established in 1965, offers reciprocal student access among the University and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. The University currently enrolls approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and offers 87 bachelor's degree programs, 6 associate's, 73 masters, and 51 doctoral programs in 10 schools and colleges.

Collocated for reasons of preservation and convenience of storage, the sound recordings in this series were produced under a variety of circumstances by a range of individuals and units in the university. Although they represent only a small proportion of the audio materials in UMass collections, they include a handful of recordings of administration activities, such as the Board of Trustees meetings and the Chancellor's Committee investigating the women's occupation of the Daily Collegian offices, along with selected recordings from the Distinguished Visitors Program.

Organization of Collection

  • Subseries 1: Phonodiscs, 1966 June 11
  • Subseries 2: Audiotapes, 1966 June 11

Collection Details

Language

English

Location

Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

Information on Use

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.