Elizabeth Henderson Papers

A farmer, activist, and writer, Elizabeth Henderson has exerted an enormous influence on the movement for organic and sustainable agriculture since the 1970s. Although Henderson embarked on an academic career after completing a doctorate at Yale on the Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1974, by 1980, she abandoned academia for Unadilla Farm in Gill, Mass., where she learned organic techniques for raising vegetables. Relocating to Rose Valley Farm in Wayne County, NY, in 1989, she helped establish Genesee Valley Organic CSA (GVOCSA), one of the first in the country, and she continued the relationship with the CSA after founding Peacework Organic Farm in Newark, NY, in 1998. Deeply involved in the organic movement at all levels, Henderson was a founding member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) in Massachusetts, has served on the Board of Directors for NOFA NY, the NOFA Interstate Council, SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Northeast, and many other farming organizations at the state, regional, and national level, and she has been an important voice in national discussions on organic standards, fair trade, and agricultural justice. Among other publications, Henderson contributed to and edited The Real Dirt: Farmers Tell about Organic and Low-Input Practices in the Northeast and co-wrote Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen’s Guide to Community Supported Agriculture (1999, with Robyn Van En) and Whole Farm Planning: Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values, and Low-Input Practices in the Northeast (2003, with Karl North).

Offering insight into the growth of the organic agriculture movement and the organizations that have sustained it, the Henderson Papers document her involvement with NOFA, SARE, and the GVOCSA, along with her work to establish organic standards and promote organic practices. Henderson’s broad social and political commitments are represented by a rich set of letters from her work educating prisoners in the late 1970s, including correspondence with Tiyo Atallah Salah El and John Clinkscales, and with the American Independent Movement in New Haven during the early 1970s, including a nearly complete run of the AIM Bulletin and its successor Modern Times.

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Background on Elizabeth Henderson

Brochure for Rose Valley Farm

Brochure for Rose Valley Farm

Activist, educator, farmer, Elizabeth Henderson is perhaps best known for her contributions to the movement for organic and sustainable agriculture. Henderson's first foray into farming was at Unadilla Farm in Gill, Massachusetts. In 1979 she and a group of friends purchased 65 acres of land and almost immediately began the process of relocating their lives to the countryside. Over a period of two years Henderson tied up loose ends at Boston University where she was a professor of Russian literature and culture, and an instructor in the university's Prison Education Program. Through the program Henderson taught inmates at Norfolk, a correctional institution in the Boston area; work she found both meaningful and rewarding. After leaving her position at BU, she applied for a job at Beacon College. The school, which was nontraditional and had no campus, assigned students to Program Advisors who created curricula and matched the students with tutors; students and tutors then communicated via letters and written worksheets. Henderson was hired as a Program Advisor, an ideal position for her because it allowed her to work flexible hours.

While she was getting settled at Beacon College, Henderson was also easing into an entirely new lifestyle at Unadilla. The land did not come with even the basics necessities, such as plumbing, electricity, or housing, so the landowners' first priority was to make the farm habitable. For months they slept in tents while constructing their house (which they incorporated into a hillside), a barn, and a greenhouse. When the plumbing was installed and the floors finished, the real work began. During the construction process, the farmers began cultivating the land, but they were now able to devote the majority of their time to farming. Unadilla was to be a place for likeminded people to gather and trade information, ideas, and tips on farming. It was what the group referred to as a "skills exchange" farm--the learning experience was the most valuable commodity they offered. They farmed on only 15 of the 65 acres, as the rest was covered in brush, although they had plans to make more land available by clearing it in the future. Most of the crops gathered during the growing season was for the farmers themselves, but the little extra they had was sold to neighbors and local businesses.

In 1988, Henderson left Unadilla to accept a position in New York on Rose Valley Farm. She partnered up with David Stern who had been managing Rose Valley organically since 1979. Together they worked 25 acres out of 60 acres. The farm had been certified organic by NOFA in 1986, and in 1995 they started the process of becoming a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) organization. They mainly supplied produce to the Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture (GVOCSA) program, but they also provided local stores and restaurants with fresh vegetables. During the winter when the farm work was reduced, Liz taught and wrote. Henderson eventually published two books: Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture and Whole-Farm Planning: Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values, and Economics, and she edited a handful of others, including The Real Dirt: Farmers Tell about Organic and Low-Input Practices in the Northeast.

After nearly a decade at Rose Valley, Henderson embraced another new opportunity: she became a full-time farmer on land she was granted through the GVOCSA. She and her farming partner, Greg Palmer, had access to 15 acres of land which they named Peacework Organic Farm. Palmer and Henderson had a history of working together--Greg had been an apprentice at Rose Valley since 1991. Like Rose Valley, Peacework is a CSA located in New York. Community members sign up for volunteer shifts and in exchange for their labor they receive a portion of the vegetables grown that season; in addition to the shares that are allotted to individuals and families, a large percentage of the crops are set aside and go to the GVOCSA. Henderson enjoys personally knowing the people she grows for and she likes for these same people to be involved in the cultivating process. She believes it is important for people to understood what is involved in getting food from the fields to their tables. Henderson continues to operate Peacework Organic Farm.

Throughout her career in agriculture, Henderson has been deeply engaged in the organic movement at all levels. She was a founding member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) in Massachusetts, has served on the Board of Directors for NOFA NY, the NOFA Interstate Council, SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Northeast, and she made significant contributions to national discussions on organic standards, fair trade, and agricultural justice.

Contents of Collection

The Elizabeth Henderson Papers documents her activities in both the organic and sustainable farming movements as well as in other areas, such as prison education and the American Independent Movement (AIM). Henderson was a founding member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) and served on their board of director's; she kept nearly of all of the organizational materials related to her involvement with NOFA. Outside of her agricultural work, Henderson was involved in prison education programs and saved years of correspondence between herself and several students whom she taught. She also kept issues of newsletters and periodicals, including The Bulletion of the American Indepedent Movement, Modern Times, and View From the Bottom.

Series descriptions

Materials in this series relate to Henderson's work in farming, both as a farmer and as a contributor to various local and national agricultural organizations. While some materials relate directly to the activities involved in managing a farm, such as plans for seed rotation and expense logs, the bulk of it relates to Henderson's involvement in organic and sustainable farming organizations. Because she was on the board of directors for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY), Henderson acquired and saved much of the paperwork amassed over the fifteen years she was a member. This includes summaries of meetings, drafts of proposals, reports, conference agendas, and copies of the newsletter they produced entitled NOFA-NY News. Henderson also belonged to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG). Her involvement in the Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture (GVOCSA) is well documented, as well as plans having to do with the two farms associated with the organization (Rose Valley and Peacework).

The activism series explores Henderson's involvement with activist activities outside of farming. Much of the material is associated with the American Independent Movement (AIM), a group that advocated for minorities and the poor living in cities where their needs weren't met. AIM produced a newspaper, Modern Times, and released additional bulletins twice a month. Henderson saved copies of most of these issues from the years 1970 to 1974. The publications cover topics ranging from indignation over fuel usage to commentary on housing problems in New Haven, Connecticut.

Just as important to the series, though not as extensive as the AIM material, is a group of letters exchanged while Henderson was working with Beacon College. The correspondence covers a six year time period starting in the late 1970s when she began transitioning from Boston University to Beacon, and includes letters from six men, all of them prisoners. Although the majority of the content centers around school work, these letters contain the most personal information on Henderson found in the entire collection. Through letters to her students from Norfolk--Arthur Banks, John Clinkscales, and Kevin Hicks--Henderson reveals much about her transition into the farming world, and about the transition from BU to Beacon. Her correspondence with Joseph Mealey, a former student at Norfolk, is the most intimate in nature and follows a year of their friendship. Her last two correspondents, Norman Spencer and prison activist Tiyo Attallah Salah-El, were involved in the Prisoner Education Project associated with her work at Beacon. Also featured in this series is Henderson's mother, Laura Berliner, who tutored writing composition from 1980-1984. Though the letters make up only a small part of the collection, they are a rich resource for a more in depth look at personal aspects of Henderson's life.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Agriculture
1980-2007
Agricultural Preservation Restriction Act
1984
Box 1: 1
Agricultural Surveillance and Statistics
1989-1991
Box 1: 2
American Agriculture
1984-1998
Box 1: 3
Black Farmers
1991-1993
Box 1: 4
Center for Rural Affairs
1994-1995
Box 1: 5
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1980-1999
Box 1: 6
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1980-1999
Box 1: 7
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1980-1999
Box 1: 8
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1980-1999
Box 1: 9
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1980-1999
Box 1: 10
Clear Eye Natural Foods
1991-1995
Box 1: 11
Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture, Family Farms, and Food Safety
ca. 1991
Box 1: 12
Community Food Security
ca. 1997
Box 1: 13
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
1989-1990
Box 1: 14
Community Supported Agriculture
ca. 1991
Box 1: 15
Community Supported Agriculture
1992-1993
Box 1: 16
Community Supported Agriculture
1994
Box 1: 17
Community Supported Agriculture
1995
Box 1: 18
Community Supported Agriculture
ca. 1995
Box 1: 19
Community Supported Agriculture
1996
Box 1: 20
Community Supported Agriculture Apprentices
1999-2000
Box 1: 21
Community Supported Agriculture Project
1999-2001
Box 1: 22
Community Supported Agriculture Project
1999-2001
Box 1: 23
Conservation Reserve Program
1994
Box 1: 24
Cornell Cooperative Extension: David Stern
1990-1992
Box 1: 25
Deep Root Organic Truck Farmers
1982-1986
Box 1: 26
Deep Root Organic Truck Farmers
ca. 1985-1987
Box 1: 27
Deep Root Organic Truck Farmers
1986-1988
Box 1: 28
Evaluation Forms
ca. 2000
Box 1: 29
Expenses
2005
Box 1: 30
Expenses
2005
Box 1: 31
Expenses
2006
Box 1: 32
Expenses
2006
Box 1: 33
Farm Bureau of New York
1994-1997
Box 1: 34
Farmer to Farmer- Organic: A Farmer, Customer, Marketer, Environmental Partnership
1996
Box 1: 35
Farmers Market
ca. 1989
Box 1: 36
Farmer's Pledge Response
2002
Box 1: 37
Farmer's Pledge Response
2002
Box 1: 38
Farmer's Pledge Response
2002
Box 1: 39
Finances: Checkbook
2004
Box 2: 1
Finances: Chemicals
2007
Box 2: 2
Finances: Donations and Gifts
2007
Box 2: 3
Finances: Equipment
2007
Box 2: 4
Finances: Equipment and Conservation Expenses
2004
Box 2: 5
Finances: Farm Revenue and Receipts
2003
Box 2: 6
Finances: Farm Supplies
2003
Box 2: 7
Finances: Farm Supplies
2004
Box 2: 8
Finances: Fertilizer and Lime
2007
Box 2: 9
Finances: Freight and Trucking
2007
Box 2: 10
Finances: Fuel
2003
Box 2: 11
Finances: Fuel and Oil
2004
Box 2: 12
Finances: Fuel and Oil
2007
Box 2: 13
Finances: Income
2007
Box 2: 14
Finances: Insurance
2007
Box 2: 15
Finances: Invoice and Checkbook
2007
Box 2: 16
Finances: Labor
2007
Box 2: 17
Finances: Miscellaneous
2003
Box 2: 18
Finances: Miscellaneous
2007
Box 2: 19
Finances: Miscellaneous Receipts
2004
Box 2: 20
Finances: Overview
2007
Box 2: 21
Finances: Payments to Farm
2004
Box 2: 22
Finances: Rent
2007
Box 2: 23
Finances: Repairs and Maintenance
2007
Box 2: 24
Finances: Repairs and Maintenance and Tools
2004
Box 2: 25
Finances: Seeds
2003
Box 2: 26
Finances: Seeds
2004
Box 2: 27
Finances: Seeds
2007
Box 2: 28
Finances: Supplies
2007
Box 2: 29
Finances: Taxes
2007
Box 2: 30
Finances: Telephone and Utilities
2003
Box 2: 31
Finances: Telephone and Utilities
2004
Box 2: 32
Finances: Tools and Equipment
2003
Box 2: 33
Finances: Utilities
2007
Box 2: 34
Forty Years' Experiments with Grain Crops
1983
Box 2: 35
Fourth National Conference on Organic Sustainable Agriculture Policies
1992
Box 2: 36
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)Facts
1994
Box 2: 37
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture (GVOCSA)
ca. 1997
Box 2: 38
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
ca. 1997
Box 2: 39
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
ca. 1998-1999
Box 2: 40
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
ca. 1998-1999
Box 2: 41
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
1999
Box 2: 42
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2000
Box 2: 43
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2002
Box 2: 44
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2002
Box 2: 45
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2003
Box 2: 46
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2003
Box 2: 47
Genesse Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2004
Box 2: 48
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2004
Box 2: 49
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2005
Box 2: 50
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture
2005
Box 2: 51
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture (GVOCSA) Original Brochure
undated
Box 2: 52
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture (GVOCSA) Title Page and Cast List
ca. 1996
Box 2: 53
Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture (GVOCSA) Year End Survey
1993
Box 2: 54
Great Lakes Project
1994-1998
Box 2: 55
Great Lakes Project
1994-1998
Box 2: 56
Great Lakes Project
1994-1998
Box 2: 57
Great Lakes Project
1994-1998
Box 2: 58
Greenhouse Plans
1998
Box 2: 59
Greenhouse Plans
1998
Box 2: 60
Harvest Records
1999-2002
Box 3: 1
Harvest Records
2003-2006
Box 3: 2
HEAL Buying Club
1989-1990
Box 3: 3
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
1993
Box 3: 4
Income
2005
Box 3: 5
Income
2006
Box 3: 6
Independent Organic Inspectors Association
1994
Box 3: 7
Job Lists
ca. 1990-1994
Box 3: 8
Job Lists
ca. 1990-1994
Box 3: 9
Job Lists
ca. 1995-2000
Box 3: 10
Job Lists
ca. 1995-2000
Box 3: 11
Lake Baikal
ca. 1992-1994
Box 3: 12
Land Loss Prevention Project
1994
Box 3: 13
Local Food System Project of Genesee Valley
ca. 1996
Box 3: 14
Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA) Grant
1989
Box 3: 15
Low Input Sustainable Agriculture Grant
ca. 1990
Box 3: 16
Low Input Sustainable Agriculture
1988-1999
Box 3: 17
Low Input Sustainable Agriculture
1988-1999
Box 3: 18
Low Input Sustainable Agriculture
1988-1999
Box 3: 19
Massachusetts Natural Organic Farmers Association (NOFA Mass)
1985-1989
Box 3: 20
The Minnesota Project
1994
Box 3: 21
Miscellaneous
ca. 1982-1997
Box 3: 22
Miscellaneous
ca. 1991
Box 3: 23
Miscellaneous
1990-1996
Box 3: 24
Miscellaneous
1994-1995
Box 3: 25
Miscellaneous
1997-2001
Box 3: 26
Miscellaneous
ca. 1998
Box 3: 27
Miscellaneous
ca. 2002
Box 3: 28
Miscellaneous
undated
Box 3: 29
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
ca. 1994-1995
Box 3: 30
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
ca. 1997
Box 3: 31
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
ca. 1997
Box 3: 32
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
1997
Box 3: 33
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
1998
Box 3: 34
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture
1998
Box 3: 35
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture and USDA
1996-1998
Box 3: 36
National National Conference on Organic/ Sustainable Agriculture Policies
ca. 1989
Box 3: 37
National Dialogue
1994
Box 3: 38
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC)
ca. 1997
Box 3: 39
National Organic Program (NOP)
1994
Box 3: 40
National Organic Program Campaign
1997-1998
Box 3: 41
National Organic Program Campaign
1997-1998
Box 3: 42
National Organic Program Campaign
1998
Box 3: 43
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)
1994
Box 3: 44
National Organic Standards Board
1995
Box 3: 45
National Policy Issues Agenda
1997-1998
Box 3: 46
National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council (NSACC)
1991-1993
Box 4: 1
National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council
1992-1993
Box 4: 2
National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council
1993
Box 4: 3
National Sustainable Agriculture
ca. 1993
Box 4: 4
National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council
1993-1996
Box 4: 5
National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council
1994
Box 4: 6
Nationwide Permit 26 (NWP26)
1996-1998
Box 4: 7
New York Agricultural Legislation
ca. 1991-1996
Box 4: 8
New York Agricultural Legislation
1996-1997
Box 4: 9
New York Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NYCAP)
1989-1990
Box 4: 10
New York Farms! (NY Farms!)
ca. 1995
Box 4: 11
New York Farms!
1995-1999
Box 4: 12
New York Farms!
1995-1999
Box 4: 13
New York Farms!
1995-1999
Box 4: 14
New York Farms!
1995-1999
Box 4: 15
New York Farms!
1995-1999
Box 4: 16
New York Farms!
1995-1999
Box 4: 17
New York Farms!
ca. 1996-1997
Box 4: 18
New York Farms!
ca. 2008
Box 4: 19
New York Rural Development Council
1995-1996
Box 4: 20
New York State Agriculture Proposals and Visions
1997
Box 4: 21
New York State Agriculture Proposals and Visions
1997-1998
Box 4: 22
New York State Legislation
1989-1991
Box 4: 23
New York State Legislation
1989-1991
Box 4: 24
New York State Legislation
1989-1991
Box 4: 25
New York State Vegetable Conference
ca. 1997
Box 4: 26
New York State Agriculture Working Group (NYSAWG)
1993-1998
Box 4: 27
New York State Agriculture Working Group
1993-1998
Box 4: 28
New York State Agriculture Working Group
1993-1998
Box 4: 29
New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
1994
Box 4: 30
New York State Agriculture Working Group
ca. 1995-1997
Box 4: 31
New York State Agriculture Working Group
1995-1999
Box 4: 32
New York State Agriculture Working Group
2000
Box 4: 33
New York State Agriculture Working Group
2000
Box 4: 34
New York State Agriculture Working Group Hiring
1998
Box 4: 35
New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Hiring
1998-1999
Box 4: 36
New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Hiring
1999-2000
Box 4: 37
News Clippings
1997
Box 4: 38
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Council Training
ca. 1985
Box 4: 39
Northeast Organic Farming Association Farm Field Days
ca. 1989-1990
Box 4: 40
Northeast Organic Farming Association Farm Field Days
ca. 1989-1990
Box 4: 41
Northeast Organic Farming Association Farm Field Days
ca. 1989-1990
Box 4: 42
Northeast Organic Farming Association Farm Field Dsys
ca. 1989-1990
Box 4: 43
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Internships
1991-2000
Box 5: 1
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Internships
1991-2000
Box 5: 2
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Marketing
1987-1989
Box 5: 3
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Marketing
1987-1989
Box 5: 4
Northeast Organic Farming Association: Marketing
1987-1989
Box 5: 5
Northeast Organic Farming Association: The Northeast Farmer to Farmer Information Exchange
1991
Box 5: 6
Northeast Organic Farming Association Subchapter
ca. 1989-1992
Box 5: 7
Northeast Organic Farming Association Subchapter
ca. 1989-2002
Box 5: 8
Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference
1997
Box 5: 9
NOFA-MA and NOFA-NY Conference
1994-1995
Box 5: 10
NOFA-MA Organic Certification
1987-1989
Box 5: 11
NOFA-MA and MOFA-NY Conference
1987-1988
Box 5: 12
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)
1991-1993
Box 5: 13
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1993
Box 5: 14
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1993-1998
Box 5: 15
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1993-1998
Box 5: 16
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1993-1998
Box 5: 17
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1993-1998
Box 5: 18
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1993-1998
Box 5: 19
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1998
Box 5: 20
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1999
Box 5: 21
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
1999
Box 5: 22
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
2000
Box 5: 23
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
2000
Box 5: 24
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
ca. 2001
Box 5: 25
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
ca. 2001
Box 5: 26
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
ca. 2002-2003
Box 5: 27
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
ca. 2002-2003
Box 5: 28
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
ca. 2002-2003
Box 5: 29
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: Budgeting and Fundraising
2000-2001
Box 5: 30
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Certified Organic
2005
Box 5: 31
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: Workshops
ca. 1998-1999
Box 5: 32
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York: Workshops
ca. 1998-1999
Box 5: 33
Northeast Organic and Sustainable Farmers Network (NOSFN)
1989
Box 5: 34
NOSFN and MOFGA
1990-1993
Box 5: 35
Northeast Working Group for a Sustainable Food System (NESAWG)
ca. 1993
Box 5: 36
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG)
1994-2001
Box 5: 37
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
1994-2001
Box 5: 38
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
1994-2001
Box 5: 39
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
1994-2001
Box 5: 40
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
1994-2001
Box 5: 41
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 1
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 2
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 3
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 4
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 5
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 6
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 7
Organic Certifications and Laws
1988-1991
Box 6: 8
Organic Farmer's Associations Council (OFAC)
ca. 1991-1992
Box 6: 9
Organic Farmer's Association Council
1992-1998
Box 6: 10
Organic Farmers Marketing Association (OFMA)
1998
Box 6: 11
The Organic Food Gardener
1992
Box 6: 12
The Organic Food Gardener
1992
Box 6: 13
Organic Meeting at Tabard Inn
ca. 2004
Box 6: 14
Organic Meeting at Tabard Inn
ca. 2004
Box 6: 15
Organic Trade Association
ca. 1998
Box 6: 16
Peacework Organic Farm Brochures and Crop List
ca. 2001
Box 6: 17
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
ca. 1998-1999
Box 6: 18
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
2000
Box 6: 19
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
ca. 2001
Box 6: 20
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
ca. 2002
Box 6: 21
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
ca. 2003
Box 6: 22
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
ca. 2004
Box 6: 23
Peacework Organic Farm Certification
ca. 2007
Box 6: 24
Peacework Organic Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
ca. 2000-2002
Box 6: 25
Peacework Organic Farm Community Supported Agriculture
ca. 2000-2002
Box 6: 26
Peacework Organic Farm Credit Union
ca. 2005
Box 6: 27
Peacework Organic Farm Public Relations
ca. 1999-2000
Box 6: 28
Planning and Seed Rotations
ca. 1997
Box 6: 29
Planning and Seed Rotations
ca. 1997
Box 6: 30
Policy Options Reiew and Advisory Committee (PORAC)
1994-1995
Box 6: 31
Publications: Organic Farming
1988-1998
Box 6: 32
Resources: Apprenticeship
1985-2000
Box 6: 33
Resources: Biotechnology
ca. 1988
Box 6: 34
Resources: Broccoli
ca. 1993
Box 6: 35
Resources: Cabbage
1993
Box 6: 36
Resources: Children
ca. 2001
Box 6: 37
Resources: Farm Information from John B.S.
ca. 1996
Box 6: 38
Resources: Fencing
ca. 1986-1988
Box 6: 39
Resources: Fruit and Disease Management
1994-1995
Box 6: 40
Resources: Irrigation
1971-1998
Box 6: 41
Resources: Irrigation
ca. 1997-1999
Box 6: 42
Resources: Irrigation
ca. 1998-2000
Box 6: 43
Resources: Knotweed
ca. 2005
Box 6: 44
Resources: Low Spray Fruit
ca. 1990
Box 6: 45
Resources: Low Spray Fruit
ca. 1990
Box 6: 46
Resources: Low Spray Fruit
ca. 1990
Box 6: 47
Resources: Organic Meat
1981
Box 6: 48
Resources: Plants
1975
Box 6: 49
Resources: Rabbits
undated
Box 6: 50
Resources: Recycling
1988
Box 6: 51
Resources: Sheep and Goats
ca. 1986-1988
Box 6: 52
Resources: Swine
undated
Box 6: 53
Resources: Vegetables
1993
Box 7: 1
Resources: Vegetables
ca. 1996-1998
Box 7: 2
Rochester Farm Markets
ca. 1995
Box 7: 3
Rose Valley Farm
1989
Box 7: 4
Rose Valley Farm
1990-1997
Box 7: 5
Rose Valley Farm
1994
Box 7: 6
Rose Valley Farm
ca. 1997
Box 7: 7
Rose Valley Farm
ca. 1998
Box 7: 8
Rose Valley Farm: Brochures
ca. 1995
Box 7: 9
Rose Valley Farm: The CSA Foodbook
ca. 1994-2001
Box 7: 10
Rose Valley Farm: The CSA Foodbook
ca. 1994-2001
Box 7: 11
Rose Valley Farm: The CSA Foodbook
ca. 1994-2001
Box 7: 12
Rose Valley Farm: The CSA Foodbook
ca. 1994-2001
Box 7: 13
Rose Valley Farm: The CSA Foodbook
ca. 1994-2001
Box 7: 14
Rose Valley and Genesee Valley CSAs
1995-2000
Box 7: 15
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
1994
Box 7: 16
Seed Rotations
ca. 1992
Box 7: 17
Seed Rotations
ca. 1994
Box 7: 18
Seed Rotations and Supplies
ca. 1995
Box 7: 19
Seed Rotations
ca. 1996
Box 7: 20
Seeds and Rotations
1989-1991
Box 7: 21
Seeds and Rotations
1999
Box 7: 22
Seeds and Rotations
2000
Box 7: 23
Seeds and Rotations
2001-2002
Box 7: 24
Seeds and Rotations
2002
Box 7: 25
Seeds and Rotations
2003
Box 7: 26
Seeds and Rotations
2004
Box 7: 27
Seeds and Rotations
2005
Box 7: 28
Seeds and Rotations
2006
Box 7: 29
Seeds and Rotations
2007
Box 7: 30
Small Farms Conference
ca. 1982
Box 7: 31
Starts in Greenhouse
2003
Box 7: 32
Starts in Greenhouse
2004
Box 7: 33
Sunnyside Brand Potato Bag
ca. 2000
Box 7: 34
Sustainable Agriculture Program at Cornell University
ca. 1988
Box 7: 35
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) CISA
1991-1996
Box 7: 36
SARE 10th Anniversary
1998
Box 7: 37
Sustainable, Low Input, and Alternative Farming Resources
ca. 1988
Box 7: 38
Synthesis Committee
1996-1997
Box 7: 39
Tom Hoop House
2005
Box 7: 40
Transitions Conference
1987-1992
Box 7: 41
Transitions Conference
1987-1992
Box 7: 42
Transitions Conference
1987-1992
Box 8: 1
Transitions Conference
1987-1992
Box 8: 2
Transitions Conference
ca. 1989
Box 8: 3
Transitions Conference
1989-1990
Box 8: 4
Transitions Conference
ca. 1992
Box 8: 5
Transitions Conference
1992-1993
Box 8: 6
Transitions Conference
1992-1995
Box 8: 7
Transitions Conference
1992-1995
Box 8: 8
Transitions Conference
ca. 1994
Box 8: 9
Transitions Transcript
undated
Box 8: 10
Unadilla Farm Cider Labels
1988
Box 8: 11
Unadilla Farm: Notes
ca. 1985
Box 8: 12
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
1989-1993
Box 8: 13
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
1989-1994
Box 8: 14
Various Pamphlets and Ephemera
ca. 1990
Box 8: 15
Wallace Genetic Foundation
1996
Box 8: 16
Water Quality Policy Paper
1994
Box 8: 17
Woods End Research Laboratory, Inc.
ca. 1997
Box 8: 18
Work Log
1998-2000
Box 8: 19
Work Log
1999
Box 8: 20
Work Log
2000
Box 8: 21
Work Log
2001
Box 8: 22
Work Log
2003
Box 8: 23
Work Log
2004
Box 8: 24
World Food Day Program
1987-1990
Box 8: 25
World Food Summit Aftermath
1997-1998
Box 8: 26
World Wildlife Foundation (WWF): Pesticide Reduction
1994
Box 8: 27
Series 2. Activism
1967-1985
Activism at Yale: Black Panther Trial, Worker's Strike, and Vietnam War
ca. 1967-1972
Box 8: 28
Activism at Yale: Black Panther Trial, Worker's Strike, and Vietnam War
ca. 1967-1972
Box 8: 29
American Independent Movement (AIM)
1969-1975
Box 8: 30
American Independent Movement
1969-1975
Box 8: 31
American Independent Movement
1969-1975
Box 8: 32
American Independent Movement
1969-1975
Box 8: 33
American Independent Movement
1973
Box 8: 34
The American Independent Movement: Bulletins
1967
Box 8: 35
The American Independent Movement: Bulletins
1967-1968
Box 8: 36
The American Independent Movement: Bulletins
1968
Box 8: 37
The American Independent Movement: Bulletins
1968
Box 8: 38
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 8: 39
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 8: 40
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 8: 41
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 8: 42
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 8: 43
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 8: 44
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 9: 1
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 9: 2
The Bulletin of the American Independent Movement
1966-1970
Box 9: 3
The American Independent Movement: Features and Vietnam War
1972
Box 9: 4
The American Independent Movement: Go to School, Learn to Rule
ca. 1970
Box 9: 5
The American Independent Movement Internal Notes and Papers
ca. 1971-1972
Box 9: 6
The American Independent Movement: Newsletter
1970
Box 9: 7
The American Independent Movement Proposals plus Art and Politics
ca. 1974
Box 9: 8
Art and Politics Festival Workshops
1974-1975
Box 9: 9
Beacon College
1982
Box 9: 10
Correspondence: Banks, Arthur
1980
Box 9: 11
Correspondence: Clinkscales, John
1979-1985
Box 9: 12
Correspondence: Clinkscales, John
1979-1985
Box 9: 13
Correspondence: Clinkscales, John
1979-1985
Box 9: 14
Correspondence: Hicks, Kevin
1979-1980
Box 9: 15
Correspondence: Mealey, Joseph
1980
Box 9: 16
Correspondence: Mealey, Joseph
1980
Box 9: 17
Correspondence: Mealey, Joseph
1980
Box 9: 18
Correspondence: Mealey, Joseph
1980
Box 9: 19
Correspondence: Mealey, Joseph- Poems
1979
Box 9: 20
Correspondence: Salah El, Tiyo Attallah
1982-1985
Box 9: 21
Correspondence: Salah El, Tiyo Attallah
1982-1985
Box 9: 22
Correspondence: Spencer, Norman
1982-1984
Box 9: 23
Correspondence: Spencer, Norman
1982-1984
Box 9: 24
Correspondence: Spencer, Norman
1982-1984
Box 9: 25
Correspondence: Spencer, Norman- Art
ca. 1983
Box 9: 26
Correspondence: Various
undated
Box 9: 27
CPI: Anatomy of a Failure
ca. 1975
Box 9: 28
Dixwell Renewal- A Critique and Alternative
ca. 1975
Box 9: 29
Intro to Culture
1977-1980
Box 9: 30
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Ailsworth, Ronald
1982
Box 9: 31
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Bender, Jess
1984
Box 9: 32
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Blonel, James
1982
Box 9: 33
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Clinkscales, John
1980-1983
Box 9: 34
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Cooper, Valrice
1981
Box 9: 35
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Faust, Jesse
1980-1981
Box 9: 36
Laura Berliner: Correspondence- Hall, James
1982-1985
Box 9: 37
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Salah El, Tiyo Attallah
1984
Box 9: 38
Laura Berliner, Correspondence: Spencer, Norman
1982-1983
Box 9: 39
Laura Berliner: Teaching Material
ca. 1980
Box 9: 40
Miscellaneous
ca. 1970
Box 9: 41
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 42
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 43
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 44
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 45
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 46
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 47
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 48
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 49
Modern Times
1970-1974
Box 9: 50
New Haven Women's Liberation
1969
Box 9: 51
North American Congress on Latin America: "Who Rules Columbia?"
ca. 1970
Box 9: 52
Olin Strike News
1969
Box 9: 53
"Open Letter to Mayor Richard C. Lee, Concerning the Violence in New Haven's Ghettos"
1967
Box 10: 1
"Open Letter to Mayor Richard C. Lee, Concerning the Violence in New Haven's Ghettos"
1967
Box 10: 2
Report on Hillhouse
ca. 1985
Box 10: 3
Ring Road: State Street
ca. 1975
Box 10: 4
Rufus the Reptile Comic
1969
Box 10: 5
Student Writings
1979
Box 10: 6
United Community Centers, Inc.
1967-1973
Box 10: 7
View from the Bottom (Vol. I, No. 1-5)
1969
Box 10: 8
View from the Bottom (Vol. I, No. 6-11)
1969
Box 10: 9
View from the Bottom (Vol. I, No. 12-19)
1969
Box 10: 10
View from the Bottom (Vol. II, No. 4-5)
1970
Box 10: 11
View from the Bottom: May Day New Haven
undated
Box 10: 12
Vietnam
1967-1970
Box 10: 13
Yale Non-Faculty Action Committee
1970
Box 10: 14

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Acquired from Elizabeth Henderson, 2012.

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Cite as: Elizabeth Henderson Papers (MS 746). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Organic farming
  • Prisoners--Education

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Names

  • American Independent Movement (Conn.)
  • Clinkscale, John
  • Genesee Valley Organic
  • Henderson, Elizabeth, 1943-
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association
  • Peacework Organic Farm (Newark, N.Y.)
  • Salah El, Tiyo Atallah
  • Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program