Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
The collection is open for research.
Cite as: Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers (MS 190). Special Collections and University Archives, University W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
History of the Collection
Acquired from the Forbes Library.
The Lyman Papers were originally part of a collection donated to the Forbes Library in Northampton by Benjamin's cousin Frank Lyman in 1921. Weighing 8 tons, the collection included 4,105 books, over 1,800 in Japanese. It is chiefly these Japanese books, with the addition of others in Chinese and in Western languages pertaining to Asia, that were transferred to UMass Amherst along with the late Edo- and Meiji-era Japanese maps acquired by Lyman and a substantial collection of his papers.
Processed by Linda Seidman.