Louis Greenbaum Papers, 1977-2015

Abstract


The Louis Greenbaum Papers include files from Greenbaum's time on the Amherst Historical Commission and the Laymen’s Academy for Oecumenical Studies. The papers also consist of information regarding lawsuits for construction of One East Pleasant Street and a planned West Hill Subdivision.

Biographical Note


Born February 14, 1930, Louis Greenbaum was a professor of History at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 1955-1992. He was a member of the Amherst Historical Commission in the 1970s and again in the 2000s, a longtime Town Meeting member, and a trustee of the Jones Library. He was also a founding member of the Jewish Community of Amherst. Greenbaum died on August 7, 2017.

Scope and Contents



The Louis Greenbaum Papers contain files from Greenbaum's time on the Amherst Historical Commission and the Laymen’s Academy for Oecumenical Studies. The papers also include information about lawsuits over the construction of One East Pleasant Street and a planned West Hill Subdivision, newsclippings, and subject files.

Extent


1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Access Restrictions


This collection is open for research.

Provenance​



The Louis Greenbaum Papers were a gift of Hilda Greenbaum in 2018.

Preferred Citation


Louis Greenbaum Papers, Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Processing information


This collection was processed by Cynthia Harbeson and Katherine Whitcomb in 2019.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically within the topic. The papers have been moved from non-archival to archival folders (paper clips and binder clips removed). The papers were organized by the donor and original order has been maintained.

Collection Inventory


Box Folder Title/Description Date
1 1 12 Hallock and 236 North Pleasant Streets 2014-2015
1 2 290 Lincoln Avenue 2012
1 3 Amherst Creamery Building 1985
1 4 Amherst Historical Commission 1980-1981
1 5 Amherst Historical Commission 1982
1 6 Amherst Historical Commission 1982-1983
1 7 Amherst Historical Commission - Appointment 1977-1980
1 8 Amherst Historical Commission - "Lost Amherst" exhibition
1 9 Amherst Historical Society 1977-1978
1 10 Cooke, George: Reminiscences of the North Parish, 1838-1852 (copy)
1 11 Cowls Barn 2014
1 12 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies 1979-1980
1 13 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies
1982-1983
1 14 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies
1983
2 1 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies
1984-1985
2 2 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies - Board of Directors
1979-1980
2 3 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies - Dinner
1982 June 6
2 4 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies - Ecumenical Thanksgiving
1981
2 5 Laymen's Academy for Oecumenical Studies - Prayers
1982-1983, undated
2 6 Newsclippings 1976-2016
2 7 One East Pleasant Street Lawsuit - Correspondence 2013-2015
2 8 One East Pleasant Street Lawsuit - Newsclippings
2014-2015
2 9 One East Pleasant Street Lawsuit - Planning Board
2014
2 10 One East Pleasant Street Lawsuit - Reports & Supplementary Information
2014
2 11 West Hill Subdivision 1989-1990
2 12 West Hill Subdivision 1989-1999
2 13 West Hill Subdivision - Plans 1989-1990
Map Case Oversize Folder  West Hill Subdivision - Plans 1989