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Social Change Collection

1937-2008
5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 170

The term social change is used in SCUA to refer to individuals and organizations who actively seek to better the world around them, as well as to individuals experiencing shifts in economic, cultural, and social life. Few movements for change exist in isolation. Following W.E.B. Du Bois, we recognize that seemingly disparate issues in social justice are often intrinsically and deeply interconnected, so that to create change in one area requires close attention to others. It is the flow of ideas, people, and organizations that constitutes the warp and weft of social change in the twentieth century.

Created to collocate small groups of manuscripts, documents, letters, and other unpublished materials relating to the history and experience of social change, the Social Change Collection is focused largely on movements of the 1960s and after. While entirely miscellaneous, the collection includes interesting material relating to the peace and antiwar movements during the 1960s, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the conflict in Vietnam, antiimperialist movements in Central and South America, and a small number of items relating to sexuality, gender, and feminism.

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Background


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Join the SMC, 1970

The term social change is used in SCUA to refer to individuals and organizations who actively seek to better the world around them, as well as to individuals experiencing shifts in economic, cultural, and social life. Few movements for change exist in isolation. Following W.E.B. Du Bois, we recognize that seemingly disparate issues in social justice are often intrinsically and deeply interconnected, so that to create change in one area requires close attention to others. It is the flow of ideas, people, and organizations that constitutes the warp and weft of social change in the twentieth century.

Scope of collection

Created to collocate small groups of manuscripts, documents, letters, and other unpublished materials relating to the history and experience of social change, the Social Change Collection is focused largely on movements of the 1960s and after. While entirely miscellaneous, the collection includes interesting material relating to the peace and antiwar movements during the 1960s, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the conflict in Vietnam, antiimperialist movements in Central and South America, and a small number of items relating to sexuality, gender, and feminism.

A growing collection,

Inventory

African American
1955-1970
100th anniversary Major R. R. Wright, founder of Citizens Southern Bank and Trust Co. [ . . . born a slave]
1955
Box 4: 1
American Bank: Citizens Southern, Philadelphia Bank organized by Negroes now exemplifies integration in banking
1958
Box 4: 4
Black Panther Party: Sisters and brothers unite for survival: resist and create
ca.1970
Box 5: 14

Black Panther flier from Springfield, Mass.

Central and South America
1973-1989
Comunicado: Ante la reanudacion de les relaciones diplomaticas entre los gobiernos de Espana-Guatemala
1984
Box 5: 1
El Salvador: El Salvador 1982 en las zonas de control popular
1982
Box 4: 10
Espuelazo: la voz del trabajadores agricola de Nueva Inglaterra [newspaper], vol. 2, 6
1973
Box 4: 9
Estamos con el sindicato. Mangua : Publ. Silvio Mayorga
ca.1980
Box 4: 11
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN): Cartilla del propagandista
ca.1984
Box 4: 16
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN): Fonseca Amador, Carlos, Sandino: Guerrillero proletario. Managua : FSLN
ca.1981
Box 4: 13
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN): No la deseamos pero no la tenemos. Managua : Edic. Patria Libre
1981
Box 4: 14
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN): Porque lucha el FSLN junto al pueblo? Managua? : FSLN
1984
Box 4: 15
Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN): Women
ca.1984
Box 4: 17
Gran huelga de pescadores [Chile]
ca.1973
Box 5: 3
Represion en el Peru: Documentos no. 3
1977
Box 5: 5
Trabajadores [poster, Brazil]
1989
Box 4: 27
Venceremos [newsletter of Venceremos Brigade], vol. 5, 3: on 19th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution
1978
Box 5: 7
Communism and Socialism
1937-1996
API, vo. 10, 6 [API Pemuda Indonesia, published in Tirana, Albania]
1977
Box 1: 3
Dangers we face: Communist takeover. Kingston, Jamaica
ca.1975
Box 5: 2
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn... will report on the national convention of the Communist Party, U.S.A. (Boston, Mass.)
ca.1944
Flier
Box 5: 8
Meeropol, Michael: How did an "old Left" background guide one individual's take on the explosion of New Left activity after 1966?
ca.1996
Box 4: 19
Progressive Bookshop (Boston, Mass.)
ca.1937-1940
3 fliers
Box 5: 9

Fliers advertising radical and progressive books.

Samuel Adams School for Social Studies. Course catalogs
1945
Box 2: 19
Samuel Adams School for Social Studies. Course catalogs
1946
Box 2: 20
Samuel Adams School for Social Studies. Course catalogs
1947
Box 2: 21
Miscellaneous movements
1950-2008
Abortion: pamphlets and brochures
1967
Box 4: 2
Bracciotti, Stephen: Harbor song, River Run Records : Boston, Mass.
1981
45 rpm disk
Box 5: 10

Test pressing.

Cambridge (Mass.), Civil Defense Agency: Survival under atomic attack, U.S. Government Printing Office : Washington, D.C.
1950
Box 5: 11
Clamshell Alliance: No nukes / Karen Silkwood, Rainbow Snake Music : Leverett, Mass.
1977
45 rpm disk
Box 5: 10

Songs by Pat de Cou and Tex La Moutain.

Columbia Strike Committee: Why we strike
1968
Box 2: 22
Impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney [flier]. UMass Amherst
2007
Box 4: 18
Mamanova, Tatyana: Fotoalbum 6, Around the World. St. Petersburg : Woman Earth Press
2008
Box 2: 1
Mamanova, Tatyana: Succes d'estime. St. Petersburg : Woman Earth Press
2007
Box 2: 2
Mamanova, Tatyana: Woman and Earth. St. Petersburg : Woman Earth Press
2007
Box 2: 3
Meher Bab's Universal Message [brochure]
1964
Box 4: 20
North American Peace Pagoda (Leverett, Mass.): ephemera from dedication ceremony
1985
Box 5: 4
Programs that help people in Western Massachusetts
1985
Box 4: 22
Scare Words: a compilation of Republican attacks on progressive legislation since 1882. Washington, D.C. : Democratic National Committee
ca.1950
Box 5: 6
Servicios sociales en Espanol: Agencies in Hampshire County with Spanish speaking staff
1985
Box 4: 24
Students for a Democratic Society
1963-1972
Boston GM boycott, SDS worker solidarity regional conference
ca.1970
Box 3: 1
Boston People's Coalition for Peace and Justice: The Point, however, is 1972to change it
ca.1972
Box 2: 14
Committee on Poverty of the Martin Luther King Jr. Council: Dorchester County, South Carolina: political importance of the poor
1969 Nov.
Box 4: 7
Economic Research and Action Project (ERAP) of SDS: applications, advertisements, reports, newsletters
1963-1965
Box 3: 2
Economic Research and Action Project (ERAP): A Movement of Many Voices
ca.1966
Box 3: 3
Free SDS now! Revolutionary Peoples' Caucus of SDS call to become a revolutionary organization
ca.1970
Box 3: 4
New England Regional SDS Newsletter
ca.1970
Box 3: 5
Parmentel, Noel E. and Marshall J. Dodge: Folk Songs for Conservatives. New York : Unicorn Press
1964
Box 4: 21
SDS and Cuba: pamphlets
ca.1968
Box 3: 8
SDS Conference of Poverty and the Economy
ca.1965
Box 3: 18
SDS correspondence
1962, 1969
Box 3: 10
SDS miscellany
ca.1968
Box 3: 14
SDS papers for liberal study group
1963
Box 3: 16
SDS Poverty Program material
1964
Box 3: 17
SDS studies: America and the new era
1963
Box 3: 19
SDS studies: Booth, Paul, Students work to convert America
ca.1965
Box 3: 20
SDS studies: Brown, Connie, Cambridge, Maryland: a case study
ca.1964
Box 3: 21
SDS studies: Burlage, Robb, This is war? Poverty in America with a study of Appalachia
1964
Box 3: 22
SDS studies: Gorson, Arthur, The road to a Voice for Jobs and Justice
ca.1965
Box 3: 23
SDS studies: Nossiter, Bernard, The new folklore of Capitalism
1962
Box 3: 24
SDS: documents on SDS and the split
1968-1969
Box 3: 12
SDS-affiliated organizations: Demonstration fliers
1970
Box 3: 6
SDS-distributed articles
ca.1965
Box 3: 11
Students for a Democratic Society Bulletin, vol. 3, 4
1965 Jan.
Box 3: 9
Students for a Democratic Society National Constitution
ca.1967
Box 3: 15
Union for Jobs and Income Now (U-Join): fliers and brochures [SDS affiliate]
ca.1966
Box 3: 26
Vietnam Day Committee: News from the Vietnam Day Committee, Berkeley, California [organized by SDS
1965
Box 1: 24
Vietnam Day Committee: Vietnam Day Committee News, vol. 1, 2
1965 July-Aug.
Box 3: 31
Vietnam and antiwar
1952-1990
Bowditch Review, 2 (Berkeley, Calif.)
1967
Box 1: 5
Ackerman, Adolph J.: Atomic power: who looks after public safety
1969
Box 4: 3
Amherst Draft Counseling Center: Advertising card
ca.1980
Box 5: 12
B2 stealth bomber bill
ca.1990
Box 5: 13

Miniature mock $100 bill in protest of expense of the B2 bomber.

Barber, Melanie Gordon: The Third Anniversary, Anatomy and Progress in Memory of Doctor Thomas Anthony Dooley. Taconic, Conn. : Bardon Press
1965
Box 1: 4
Bring the Troops Home Now Newsletter, vo. 1, 16
1966 Nov. 23
Box 1: 7
Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 2,2
1970 Jan.
Box 1: 6
Burrows, Ken, ed.: Vietnam Speak Out, or, how we won the war. Monocle vol. 6, 4
1965
Box 2: 4
Cannon, Terry: Vietnam: a thousand years of struggle. San Francisco : People's Press
1969
Box 1: 8
Case of GIs United Against the War in Vietnam, Ft. Jackson, S.C. New York : GI Civil Liberties Defense Committee
1969
Box 1: 9
Conflict in Indochina (Far East Spotlight)
ca.1953
Box 1: 16
Dellinger, David: North Vietnam: Eyewitness Report. Liberation vol. 2, 9
1966 Dec.
Box 1: 32
Draft Call, vol. 1,3
1968 Feb. 27
Box 1: 12
Duff, Peggy: Vietnam: The Credibility Gap. London : CND
ca.1967
Box 1: 13
Fatigue Press, issue 20: For and By the GIs of Fort Hood
ca.1969
Box 1: 17
Ferber, Mike and Dave Harris: Resistance. Philadelphia : Philadelphia Resistance
1968
Box 4: 12
Fishel, Wesley R. and T. A. Bisson: The United States and Vietnam: Two Views. Public Affairs Pamphlet no. 391
1967
Box 1: 18
Fonda, Jane; Benjamin Spock; Julian Bond: Special Bulletin
ca.1970
Box 1: 19
Free Political Prisoners in South Vietnam
1974 July
Box 1: 21
Friends Peace Committee: ABCs About Vietnam [pamphlet]
ca.1965
Box 1: 1
Galbraith, John Kenneth: How to get out of Vietnam. New York : Signet Broadside
1967
Box 1: 22
Gradual can mean a lifetime: Vote immediate withdrawal (Cambridge, Mass., Vietnam Referendum)
1970
Box 1: 23
Hanh, Thich Nhat: In search of the enemy of man
1965
Box 1: 25
Healy, Dorothy: A Communist speak at a teach-in on Vietnam (Southern California Communist Party)
1966 Mar. 25
Box 1: 11
Ho, Chi Minh: Against us: Aggression for national salvation. Hanoi : Foreign Languages Publishing House
1967
Box 1: 35
Ho, Chi Minh: On Lenin and Leninism. Moscow : Novost Press
1971
Box 1: 36
How the USA curbs national independence (Reprint, Far East Reporter)
1952
Box 1: 15
Jenness, Doug: War and resolution in Vietnam. New York : Young Socialist
1965
Box 1: 29
Lamb, Helen B.: The tragedy of Vietnam: Where do we go from here? New York : Basic Pamphlets
1964
Box 1: 31
Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam: American policy vis-a-vis Vietnam
ca.1965
Box 1: 26
Map of the peoples of mainland Southeast Asia. National Geographical Society
1971
Box 1: 34
Mobilizer to Get US Out of Vietnam, vol. 5, 1
1968 Oct. 25
Box 2: 5
National Peace Action Coalition: Is the war winding down? An NPC white paper
ca.1971
Box 1: 28
Next Step: A GI Newspaper, vol. 2, no. 3, 6, 7
1971
Box 2: 8
NFL of South Vietnam: The onlt genuine and legal representative of the South Vietnam people. South Vietnam : Liberation Editions
1965
Box 2: 7
Nhugyen, Khac Vien: Vietnam '80. Hanoi : Vietnam Courier
1980
Box 3: 30
North, Joseph: An invitation to hear a U.S. journalist, "The Vietnamese assess their options"
1972
Box 2: 9
One struggle, many fronts. New York : The Enraged Ones
1972
Box 2: 10
Out Now [newspaper], vol. 1, 2
1970 July
Box 2: 11
Peace and Freedom News nos. 5 and 19 (National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam)
1965-1966
Box 2: 13
Pham, Van Dong: Let us hold aloft the banner of independence and peace. Hanoi : Foreign Languages Publishing House
1965
Box 3: 27
POW: Every GI is A [newspaper] no. 3, Fort Ord, Calif.
1971 May
Box 2: 15
Ramparts Vietnam Primer. San Francisco : Ramparts
1966 Feb.
Box 2: 16
Resistance: New England Edition no. 1
1968 Mar.
Box 2: 17
Resister. The Philadelphia Resister
1968
Box 4: 23
Rivkin, Robert S.: American servicemen have rights, do you know yours? New York : GI Counseling Services
1970
Box 2: 18
SANE: Cameron, Juan, The case for cutting defense spending (offprint from Fortune)
1969 Aug.
Box 2: 23
Scheer, Robert: How the United States got involved in Vietnam : A report for the Center for the Study for Democratic Institutions. Santa Barbara : Fund for the Republic
1965
Box 2: 24
Schesch, Adam and Frances Prevas: Outline history of Vietnam. University of Wisconsin Student/Faculty Committee to End the War in Vietnam
1965 Dec.
Box 2: 12
Sewell, W. R. Derrick and Gilbert F. White: The Lower Mekong: An Experiment in International Revier Development. International Conciliation
1966 May
Box 1: 27
Snow, Edgar: War and peace in Vietnam. New York : Marzani and Munsell
1963
Box 2: 26
Student Mobilization Committee: Join the SMC [recruiting sticker post-Kent State and Jackson State]
1970 May
Box 2: 25
South Vietnam The Struggle [newspaper], vol. 4, 75 and 81; 5, 86. South Viet Nam National Front for Liberation Information Commission
1970-1971
Box 2: 28
South Vietnam: Initial failure of the US 'Limited War'. Hanoi : Foreign Languages Publishing House
1967
Box 2: 27
Student Mobilization for Peace, Columbia University
ca.1968
Box 4: 26
Support the People of Viet Nam, Defeat U.S. Aggressors. Peking : Foreign Languages Press
1965
Box 2: 29
This is how it is. Washington, D.C. : GPO [military orientation brochure]
1966
Box 3: 25
Toronto Anti-Draft Programme: Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada, 1st and 6th eds.
1968, 1971
Box 1: 33
Turner, Terisa E. and Timothy A. Belknap: Takeover! Students USA mobilize for the 90s: documents from the movement
ca.1989
Box 4: 28
Unspeakable war. New York : Labor Committee for Peace in Vietnam
ca.1966
Box 3: 42
Vernon, Hilda: Vietnam : United States' "special war". London : British Vietnam Committee
ca.1965
Box 3: 28
Vietnam : A new phase begins. Monthly Review vol.17, 10
1966
Box 2: 6
Vietnam GI [newspaper]: 1968 Jan., June, Aug., and Sept.; 1969 Jan., Aug.
1968-1969
Box 3: 33
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Veteran [newspaper], vol. 8, 3
1978 Fall
Box 3: 29
Vietnamese Confederation of Labor: Vietnamese Confederation of Labor speaks to the free world. Saigon : Vietnamese Confederation of Labor
1966
Box 3: 32
Wald, George: Our present dilemma: What is to be done? An address given to the Community Church of Boston
1971
Box 3: 34
War Bulletin [newspaper]. Berkeley, Calif.
1972 Sept.
Box 3: 35
War, welfare, and wildcats. Philadelphia : SR
1971
Box 3: 37
War/Peace, vol. 5, no. 9
1965 Sept.
Box 3: 36
White, Ralph K.: Misperception and the Vietnam War. Journal of Social Studies vol. 22, 3
1966 July
Box 1: 30
Why did Ft. Ord close? [includes letter of transmittal]
1970 Aug. 31
Box 3: 38
Winter Soldier : a publication of Vietnam Veterans Against the War [newspaper], vol. 3, 2 and 3, 10
1973
Box 3: 40
Women in Vietnam. Win vol. 7, 20
1971 Dec. 15
Box 3: 39
Worker and Soldier [newsletter], no. 5 and 6
1971
Box 3: 41
World Federalists of Canada, Victoria Branch: The Facts About the War in Vietnam, 3d ed.
ca.1965
Box 1: 14
Zagarell, Michael et al.: Liberation vs. Vietnamization: a discussion with the leaders and the people of North Vietnam (Young Workers' Liberation League)
1970
Box 4: 33
Women, Gender, Sexuality
1970-1980
Blecki, Catherine L. et al.: Feminist literary criticism: a symposium
1974
Box 4: 5
Cisler, Lucinda: Women: a bibliography
1970
Box 4: 6
Crescendo presents: Casslberry-Dupree [flier]
ca.1980
Box 4: 8
Sexuality survey: Gay male questionnaire (Karla Jay and Allen Young)
1977
Box 4: 25
Women and literature: an annotated bibliography of women writers
1973
Box 4: 29
Women political prisoners in the USSR. New York : Ukrainian Women's League of America
1975
Box 4: 30
Women's Guide to Northampton
1973
Box 4: 31
Young, Allen: Out of the closet: a gay manifesto
1971
Box 4: 32

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired individually from various sources.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, May 2017.

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Selected materials in the collection have been digitized and are available online in Credo

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Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Social Change Collection (MS 457). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Antiwar movements
  • Feminism
  • Peace movements
  • Student movements
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements

Contributors

  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Economic Research and Action Project

Genres and formats

  • Fliers

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