The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the nation’s oldest public universities, and the largest in the Northeast. This Campus Guide, beautifully written by Marla R. Miller and Max Page, reveals the university’s rich and storied history. Initially chartered as the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the school has grown from fifty farmers to close to 24,000 students of diverse backgrounds and academic interests. The University’s campus has experienced parallel growth. From a few barns on the Berkshire foothills, the UMass Amherst campus now sits atop nearly 1,500 acres and includes many midcentury modern gems, including the Fine Arts Center (Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates), Herter Hall (Coletti Brothers), and the W. E. B. Du Bois Library (Edward Durell Stone).