Please join Robert S. Cox, head of UMass Amherst Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives, for a special presentation about the “boom years” of the campus. Cox curated the Library’s third exhibit this year in honor of the campus’s Sesquicentennial, “Transformed: UMass a Century On,” centering on the post-World War II expansion of UMass and its emergence as a fully-fledged research university. This time period is also the focus of the new history book, UMass Rising by Katherine Greider (UMass Press 2013). In addition, Cox will discuss the Libraries-wide project to update metadata on more than 10,000 of the campus’s archival images.
Patrick T.J. Browne '94, G'96 is Executive Director of the Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA. He will discuss “William Smith Clark: Civil War Colonel to College President,” focusing on a key transition in the life of one of “Mass Aggie’s” founders during which Clark resigned from the army and came home to help shape the new institution in Amherst.