The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Massachusetts Amherst. Special Collections & University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library; 154 Hicks Way
Repository URL: http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/
Repository code: mu
Repository description (extant): The Department of Special Collections and University Archives is a center for research into the history and impact of social change and the history of New England.
With substantial holdings in African American history and culture, social and racial justice, agriculture, the environment, and organized labor, the Department houses approximately 35,000 rare books, nationally significant manuscript collections, historic maps, and the official records of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. SCUA supports the work of a wide range of researchers, from undergraduates to senior scholars, and journalists to family historians. It is a growing collection used by an international audience of students, academics, and other members of the general public.
Beyond the major areas of collecting interest, SCUA has developed depth in areas as diverse as the Revolutionary-era France and Belgium (1789-1848), Scottish literature, the history of protistology, the American study of Japanese culture, East Germany and Cold War-era Poland, and the literature of American Socialism.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Dean Albertson's History 384 oral history collection
Carl Oglesby papers
Gordon Heath papers
W.E.B. Du Bois papers