Text for Nelson Dionne collection, circa 1900-2009

              Collection: SC-0208
University of Massachusetts Boston
University Archives and Special Collections
Joseph P. Healey Library
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
library.archives@umb.edu
NELSON DIONNE COLLECTION
circa 1900-2009
Accession Number: 115-10, 115-15, 115-24
Repository: University of Massachusetts Boston. University Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Nelson Dionne
Title: Nelson Dionne collection
Date [inclusive]: circa 1900-2009
Extent: 1.75 linear feet
Language: English
Citation: Courtesy of the University Archives and Special Collections Department, Joseph P. Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston: Nelson Dionne collection
Processing Information: Processed by Meghan Bailey, September 2015
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open for research use.
Copyright: Copyright restrictions may apply.
PROVENANCE
This collection was donated to University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston by Nelson Dionne in two separate accessions in March and June of 2015, and by Larry Finison on behalf of Nelson Dionne April 2015.
ARRANGEMENT AND PROCESSING NOTES
Original order was maintained. Folder titles were retained in most cases. Any unlabeled folders or notes that the archivist added to the folder title are indicated by brackets in the folder list. Paper clips were removed and replaced with a folded 8.5 x 11 piece of paper to maintain separation.
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
Nelson Dionne a retired Salem, Massachusetts police officer, and avid collector, donated his collection of bicycle materials related to the military, police and civilians to the University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston. (1)
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In the past, Dionne collected United States World War II military bikes (Columbia Victory & Paratrooper models, and an M-305); two wheelers, a liter carrier, a 1942 Harley WLA, a BSA M-20, and a 1954 ex USAF Simplex.
Dionne donated his large collection pertaining to Salem, Massachusetts history to the Salem State University Archives and Special Collections. In 2013, Dionne was awarded the Prize for Collecting Works on Paper by Historic New England (2).
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
1. "Nelson Dionne Fund Press Release." www.historysmiths. History Smiths and Bonnie Hurd Smith, 31 Mar. 2014. Web. 18 Nov. 2015. <https://historysmiths.com/Dionne_Fund_Release.html>.
2. "Historic New England Awards Prize for Collecting Works on Paper." Historic New England. Web. 18 Nov. 2015. <http://www.historicnewengland.org/Plone/about-us/press-media/news-releases/expired-releases/copy_of_historic-new-england-awards-prize-for-collecting-works-on-paper>.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Contains publications of League of American Wheelmen’s Bicycle USA, books on bicycling, clippings, police bike patrol patches, correspondence, national and international military bicycling postcards, police bike catalogs, articles about police bicycling, newsletters from the Wombats (Women's Mountain Bike and Tea Society) and their Massachusetts chapter (MassBats, c. 1994-1995).
SERIES OUTLINE
This collection is arranged in six series. The original order of the series has been kept. Series arrangement is as follows:
Series I: Bicycling documents, 1943-2009
Series II: Bicycle Patrol Patches, circa 1992-1994
Series III: Postcards, circa 1900-1945
Series IV: Publications, 1986-1999
CONTAINER LIST
Box: 1
Series I: Bicycling documents
1. Bike unit questionnaire, survey and contacts, circa 1992
2. Neighborhood policing, a plan of action for the Boston Police Department, 1992 September
3. Motor vehicle and traffic laws of Massachusetts, 1993
4. Correspondence, 1993-1994
5. Police bike training, 1992-1996
6. International Police Mountain Bike Association, correspondence, circa 1992
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7. International Police Mountain Bike Association News, newsletter, conference correspondence, 1992-1996
8. International Police Mountain Bike Association, publications, 2002-2009
9. Articles on biking health and safety, undated
10. Clippings, two issues of S.W.A.T., 1991-1994
11. Police bike catalogs, (1 of 4), 1992-1993
12. Police bike catalogs, (2 of 4), 1993
13. Police bike catalogs, (3 of 4), 1994-1996
14. Police bike catalogs, (4 of 4), 1998-2003
15. MassBats and Wombats News, ephemera, 1994-1996
16. Northshore Cyclist and Boston Cyclist newsletters, 1989, 1994
17. Resources regarding bicycling [photocopies], circa 1943-1995
Series II: Bicycle Patrol Patches, circa 1992-1994
1. Correspondence, 1994
2. “T”, undated
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico, undated
4. Aldan Borough, Pennsylvania, undated
5. Amtrak, undated
6. Austin Park, Texas, undated
7. Baltimore, Maryland, 1992
8. Birmingham, Alabama, undated
9. Bonney Lake, undated
10. Boston, Massachusetts, 1993
11. Clayton, Ohio, undated
12. Dallas, undated
13. Department of Defense, New York Area Command, undated
14. Grandview Heights, undated
15. Honolulu, undated
16. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, undated
17. Los Angeles, undated
18. Mamaroneck, New York, undated
19. Manchester, Connecticut, undated
20. Marshall, Alaska undated
21. Massachusetts State Police, undated
22. Memphis, Tennessee, undated
23. Methuen, Massachusetts, undated
24. Milwaukee, undated
25. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undated
26. Newburgh, undated
27. New York City Precinct, undated
28. New York City Housing, undated
29. New York State University, undated
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30. Northeastern Illinois University, undated
31. Orting, undated
32. Offenbach, Germany, undated
33. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, undated
34. Phoenix, Arizona, undated
35. Puyallup, undated
36. Rehoboth Beach, undated
37. Salem, Massachusetts, undated
38. Scarsdale, New York, undated
39. Shorewood, undated
40. Surprise, Arizona, undated
41. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, undated
42. United States Capitol Police Mountain Bike Squad, undated
43. U.P.P.D., undated
44. Villanova University, undated
45. Western New England Public Safety, undated
46. Willimatic, undated
47. Woodstock, undated
48. Worcester, Massachusetts, undated
Box: 2
Series III: Postcards, circa 1900-1945
Organized by countries and type, Carts, English, Pre-War, WWI, French, Belgian, Dutch, Multi-view, German, Italian, and United States.
Series IV: Publications, 1986-1999 (may supplement publications from other collections)
Magazines
1. Bicycle USA, 1993-1996
2. League of American Wheelmen, Almanac, 1993, 1994
3. Rescue, May June 1996
Books
1. Green, Michael, and Sandra Brown. Bicycle Patrol Officers. Mankato, Minn.: RiverFront, 1999. Print.
2. Humber, William. Freewheeling: The Story of Bicycling in Canada. Erin, Ont.: Boston Mills, 1986. Print.
3. Pridmore, Jay, and Jim Hurd. The American Bicycle. Osceola, WI, USA: Motor International, 1995. Print.
4. Pridmore, Jay. Classic American Bicycles. Osceola, WI: MBI Pub., 1999. Print.
5. Wood, Neil S. Evolution of the Bicycle: With Price Guide. 2nd Print., Rev. Prices. ed. Gas City, IN: L-W Book Sales, 1994. Print.
6. Wood, Neil S. Evolution of the Bicycle: With Price Guide. Vol. 2. Gas City, IN: L-W Book Sales, 1991. Print.