Clamshell Sun Quilt Collection

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To raise funds for the restoration/occupation of the nuclear power plant at Seabrook, N.H., and to support the young Clamshell Alliance, antinuclear activists raffled off a hand-made quilt, a bicycle, totebag, and t-shirts at the 1978 Towards Tomorrow Fair at UMass Amherst. Designed by Carrie Dickerson in a multi-color sun pattern and sewn by the Oklahoma Citizens for Safe Energy, the patchwork quilt (74 x 82") was won by Winifred D. Sayer, who also took home a totebag.

This small collections the Clamshell Sun Quilt, photographs of Dickerson with the quilt, of Sayer with the quilt (by Lionel Delevignge) and Sayer with her prize, a piece of ephemera announcing the raffle, and a copy of the Clamshell Alliance songbook, Songs to Stop Seabrook (1978).

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Background on Clamshell Sun Quilt

Clamshell Sun Quilt Collection

To raise funds for the restoration/occupation of the nuclear power plant at Seabrook, N.H., and to support the young Clamshell Alliance, antinuclear activists raffled off a hand-made quilt, a bicycle, totebag, and t-shirts at the 1978 Towards Tomorrow Fair at UMass Amherst. Designed by Carrie Dickerson in a multi-color sun pattern and sewn by the Oklahoma Citizens for Safe Energy, the patchwork quilt (74 x 82") was won by Winifred D. Sayer, who also took home a totebag.

Contents of Collection

This small collections the Clamshell Sun Quilt, photographs of Dickerson with the quilt, of Sayer with the quilt (by Lionel Delevignge) and Sayer with her prize, a piece of ephemera announcing the raffle, and a copy of the Clamshell Alliance songbook, Songs to Stop Seabrook (1978).

Collection inventory
Clamshell Alliance: Songs to Stop Seabrook: A Collection of Anti-Nuke Songs
1978
72p.
Clamshell Sun Quilt
1978
74 x 82

Also includes negative of the image

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Gift of Mary Sayer, June 2016.

Digitized content

The photographs and ephemera have been digitized and are available in Credo

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, July 2016.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Clamshell Sun Quilt Collection (MS 916). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Antinuclear movement--Oklahoma

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Names

  • Clamshell Alliance
  • Delevingne, Lionel
  • Dickerson, Carrie
  • Oklahoma Citizens Action for Safe Energy
  • Sayer, Winifred D.
  • Toward Tomorrow Fair

Genre terms

  • Photographs
  • Quilts