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League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

League of Women Voters of Amherst Records, 1939-2001.

60 boxes (33 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 296

Non-partisan political organization based in Amherst, Massachusetts that influences public policy through education and advocacy by registering voters, organizing candidate forums, publishing voting guides, and disseminating general information on the legislative process and the functioning of government on the local, state, and federal levels.

Includes minutes, annual reports, financial records, publications, extensive files on specific programs, photographs, video- and audio-tapes, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Also contains information on two league members who rose to national prominence: Lucy Wilson Benson (Under Secretary of State in the federal government in 1977) and Jane F. Garvey (Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in 1997).

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Education--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Housing--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-

Contributors

  • Benson, Lucy Wilson
  • Garvey, Jane F
  • League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Oral histories
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Storrsville (Mass.) Lyceum Debating Society

Storrsville Lyceum Debating Society Minutebook, 1842-1846.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 016 bd

Club that met weekly or bi-weekly in Storrsville, Massachusetts, to debate questions of local, national, and international interest including religion, abolition and slavery, human nature, penal reform, the lure of the West, intemperance, and war and peace. Single minutebook includes two versions of the constitution, proposed and debated questions, the teams, the outcome, and notations of any additional activities that took place during the formal meetings.

Subjects

  • Ciceronean Debating Club (Dana, Mass.)
  • Dana (Mass. : Town)--Intellectual life--19th century
  • Debates and debating--Massachusetts--Dana (Town)--History
  • Storrsville (Dana, Mass. : Town)--Intellectual life--19th century
  • Storrsville Lyceum Debating Society (Dana, Mass.)--Archives

Types of material

  • Minute books

Lyons, Louis Martin

Louis Martin Lyons Papers, 1918-1980.

(4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 2/3 L96
Louis M. Lyons
Louis M. Lyons

As a journalist with the Boston Globe, a news commentator on WGBH television, and Curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Louis M. Lyons was an important public figure in the New England media for over fifty years. A 1918 graduate of Massachusetts Agricultural College and later trustee of UMass Amherst, Lyons was an vocal advocate for freedom of the press and a highly regarded commentator on the evolving role of media in American society.

The Lyons Papers contain a selection of correspondence, lectures, and transcripts of broadcasts relating primarily to Lyons’ career in television and radio. From the McCarthy era through the end of American involvement in Vietnam, Lyons addressed topics ranging from local news to international events, and the collection offers insight into transformations in American media following the onset of television and reaction both in the media and the public to events such as the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the war in Vietnam, and the social and political turmoil of the 1960s.

Subjects

  • Boston Globe
  • Civil rights movements
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Journalists--Massachusetts--Boston
  • Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Television
  • University of Massachusetts. Trustees
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • World War, 1914-1918

Contributors

  • Lyons, Louis Martin, 1897-

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Speeches

Center for Community Access Television (Amherst, Mass.)

Center for Community Access Television Records, 1973-1989.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 293

Group comprised of students from the University of Massachusetts and community members who sought to develop and promote cultural, literary, charitable, educational and public affairs television programming. Records include by-laws, articles of organization, organizational histories, annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, program schedules, subject files, brochures, handbills, news clippings, and materials relating to a proposed merger with University of Massachusetts Cable Vision. In 1989, CCATV was renamed Amherst Community Television (ACT).

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--Intellectual life--20th century
  • Cable television--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Public-access television--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Television programs--Massachusetts--Amherst--History

Contributors

  • Center for Community Access Television (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Handbills

American Express Company. Florence (Mass.) Office

American Express Company Florence Office Records, 1867-1890.

3 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 298

Records of express agent Watson L. Wilcox of Simsbury, Connecticut and Florence, Massachusetts documenting Wilcox’s work for the American Express Company and the evolution of the company from a small shipping business to a delivery organization whose services contributed to the growth of the local and regional economy. Records consist of agent books, receipt books, and waybills listing accounts of local companies and residents for the sending, receiving and delivery of freight, telegraph messages, express cash, goods and packages.

Subjects

  • American Merchant's Union Express Company
  • Express service--Massachusetts--Florence--History
  • Florence (Mass.)--Economic conditions
  • Florence Manufacturing Company
  • Florence Sewing Machine Company
  • Hill, Samuel L
  • Industries--Massachusetts--Florence--History
  • New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company
  • Nonotuck Silk Company
  • Parsons, I. S
  • Simsbury (Conn.)--Economic conditions
  • Williston, A. L

Contributors

  • American Express Company (Florence, Mass.)
  • Wilcox, Watson L., 1832 or 3-1896

Enfield (Mass.)

Enfield (Mass.) Collection, 1800-1939.

8 boxes (4 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 010
Birdseye view of Enfield, ca.1915
Birdseye view of Enfield, ca.1915

Situated at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Swift River in western Massachusetts, Enfield was the largest and southernmost of the four towns inundated in 1939 to create the Quabbin Reservoir. Incorporated as a town in 1816, Enfield was relatively prosperous in the nineteenth century on an economy based on agriculture and small-scale manufacturing, reaching a population of just over 1,000 by 1837. After thirty years of seeking a suitably large and reliable water supply for Boston, the state designated the Swift River Valley as the site for a new reservoir and with its population relocated, Enfield was officially disincorporated on April 28, 1938.

The records of the town of Enfield, Mass., document nearly the entire history of the largest of four towns inundated to create the Quabbin Reservoir. The core of the collection consists of records of town meetings and of the activities of the town Selectmen, 1804-1938, but there are substantial records for the Enfield Congregational Church. The School Committee, Overseers of the Poor, the town Library Association, and groups such as the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Bethel Masonic Lodge.

Subjects

  • Enfield (Mass.)--History
  • Enfield (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Enfield (Mass.)--Religious life and customs
  • Enfield (Mass.)--Social life and customs
  • Quabbin Reservoir Region (Mass.)--History
  • Quabbin Reservoir Region (Mass.)--Social life and customs
  • Women--Societies and clubs

Contributors

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Captain Joseph Hooker Chapter (Enfield, Mass.)
  • Enfield (Mass. : Town)
  • Enfield (Mass. : Town). Overseers of the Poor
  • Enfield (Mass. : Town). Prudential Committee
  • Enfield (Mass. : Town). School Committee
  • Enfield Congregational Church (Enfield, Mass.)
  • Enfield Congregational Church (Enfield, Mass.). Women's Auxiliary
  • Enfield Congregational Church (Enfield, Mass.). Women's Missionary Society

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Church records
  • Photographs
  • Sermons

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Judi Chamberlin Papers, ca.1970-2010.

23 boxes (34.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 768
Judi Chamberlin, 2000
Judi Chamberlin, 2000

A pioneer in the psychiatric survivors’ movement, Judi Chamberlin spent four decades as an activist for the civil rights of mental patients. After several voluntary hospitalizations for depression as a young woman, Chamberlin was involuntarily committed for the only time in 1971, having been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Her experiences in the mental health system galvanized her to take action on patients’ rights, and after attending a meeting of the newly formed Mental Patients’ Liberation Project in New York, she helped found the Mental Patients’ Liberation Front in Cambridge, Mass. Explicitly modeled on civil rights organizations of the time, she became a tireless advocate for the patient’s perspective and for choice in treatment. Her book, On Our Own: Patient Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System (1978), is considered a key text in the intellectual development of the movement. Working internationally, she became an important figure in several other organizations, including the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilition at Boston University, the Ruby Rogers Advocacy Center, the National Disability Rights Network, and the National Empowerment Center. In recognition of her advocacy, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in 1992, the David J. Vail National Advocacy Award, and the 1995 Pike Prize, which honors those who have given outstanding service to people with disabilities. Chamberlin died of pulmonary disease at home in Arlington, Mass., in January 2010.

An important record of the development of the psychiatric survivors’ movement from its earliest days, the Chamberlin Papers include rich correspondence between Chamberlin, fellow activists, survivors, and medical professionals; records of her work with the MPLF and other rights organizations, conferences and meetings, and her efforts to build the movement internationally.

Subjects

  • Antipsychiatry
  • Ex-mental patients
  • People with disabilities--Civil rights
  • People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.

Contributors

  • Mental Patients Liberation Front
  • Mental Patients Liberation Project
  • National Empowerment Center

Types of material

  • Videotapes

Concordance for the Archives, U

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U

UAASC
see Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- ) RG-6/7
UALRC
see United Asia Learning Resource Center RG-25/U5
U-ARTS
see Undergraduate Art Students Association (U-ARTS) RG-45/40/U5
UCC
see Computer Center RG-29
UCF
see United Christian Foundation (UCF) RG-30/12
UCS
see Computer Center RG-29
UCS Notes (Computer Center Publication) (1990)
RG-29/00/4
UES
see University of El Salvador (UES) RG-60/3
UFF
see University Fund for the Future (UFF) (1989- ) RG-50/7/1
UIS Newsletter (Data Processing Center) (1987- )
RG-35/7
UMAGRAFFITI (Student Publication)
RG-45/00/U4
UMass (News Office) (1983-1984)
RG-5/00/7
UMASS (1996- ) (News Office)
RG-5/00/12
see also Massachusetts (1990-1996) RG-5/00/11
UMASS (University Monthly Anthropological Survey Service (1982-1989)
RG-25/A6/00
UMASS 1983 and UMASS 1984 (Public Affairs)
RG-5/00/7
UMASS Alumni Connection, The
see Alumni Connection, The UMass (1992-1994) RG-50/00/3
UMass Alumni News and Views (1978-1983)
RG-50/00/3
UMass Amherst Globe, The (International Programs) (1993- )
RG-6/4/9/2
UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988)
RG-187/1
UMass Answers (Continuing Education) (1982- )
RG-7/00
UMass Around the Globe (1992- )
RG-39/9
UMass Boston
RG-55/3
UMass Boston Planning and Establishment (pre-1965)
RG-55/3/1
UMass Dartmouth
see Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU) RG-55/5
UMass Educational Television (UMET)
RG-13/1/3
UMass Faculty and Staff for Peace and Justice in the Middle East
see Peace and Justice in the Middle East, UMass Faculty and Staff for RG-40/3/P1
UMass Greens (1989)
RG-45/80/U4
UMass Hunger Task Force
see Hunger Task Force, UMass RG-45/40/H8
UMass Information Technology Services (formerly University Information Systems)
RG-35/7
UMass Interaction (1994- )
RG-3/00
UMass Labor Council (1995- )
RG-40/5/U5
UMass Lowell
see University of Lowell RG-55/4
UMass Majors (catalog)
see CASIAC RG-11/5
see also Admissions RG-30/5
UMass News (News Office)
RG-5/3
UMass Nutrient Data Bank
see Food Science and Nutrition, Department of–Nutrient Data Bank, UMass RG-25/F5/3
UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988)
RG-187/1
UMass Peacemakers
see Peacemakers, UMass (1982-1987) RG-45/80/P4
see also Peacemakers Records (1963-1990) MS309
UMass Plato User’s Group Newsletter
see Massachusetts CAI Consortium Newsletter (1985- ) RG-29/00
UMass Program at Freiburg
see Freiburg, UMass Program at RG-25/F8
U-Mass Tenant Association (UMTA)
RG-35/12/3
UMass Worcester
see Medical School, Worcester RG-55/2
U-Math Newsletter (1981)
RG-25/M5/00
UMET
see UMass Educational Television (UMET) RG-13/1/3
UMPSO
see Pagan Association, UMass RG-45/70/P3
UMTA
see UMass Tenant Association (UMTA) RG-35/12/3
UMTC
see University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (1994- ) RG-25/U4
Undergrad, The (Business Club) (1974-1976)
RG-12/4
Undergraduate Admissions Task Force (1999- )
RG-40/2/U2
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) (1997- )
RG-6/7
Undergraduate Art Students Association (U-ARTS) (1987)
RG-45/40/U5
Undergraduate Course of Study Committee (Faculty Senate, 1960-1963)
RG-40/2/A3
Undergraduate Curriculum Study Committee’s Project (Faculty Senate, 1996- )
RG-40/2/A3
Undergraduate Education, Associate Provost for
see Provost for Undergraduate Education, Associate (1972-1973, 1981- ) RG-6/10
Undergraduate Journal
RG-45/00/U5
Undergraduate Retention Committee (Official University Committee) (1992)
RG-40/2/U4
see also Retention Committee (1985- ) RG-40/2/R5
Unification Church of America (Religious Group) (1981-1984)
RG-45/70/U5
Union, Credit
see Credit Union RG-40/5/C7
Union of Professional Employees
see Union of Professional Employees (UPE) MS-47
Union of Student Employees (1975-1976) RG-45/45/U5

Union Program Council
RG-45/17
Union, Radical Student
see Radical Student Union RG-45/80/R1
Union, Social
see Social Union RG-45/90/S6
Union Video Center (Student Video Project) (1972)
RG-45/30/U5
Unions and Associations
RG-45/45
Unionization, Student
see Student Unionization (Association) RG-45/45/S7
Unions and Associations (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/5
Unions and Associations (Student Body)
RG-45/45
Unions, Employees
see Unions and Associations RG-40/5
United Asia House (1989)
RG-45/40/U6
see also United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) (1990) RG-25/U5
United Asia Learning Resource Center (UALRC) (1990)
RG-25/U5
see also United Asia House (1989) RG-45/40/U6
United Christian Foundation (UCF)
RG-30/12
United States Student Association (USSA) (1983-1988)
RG-45/80/U5
Universities, State
see Land-Grant Colleges, State Universities RG-60/1
University Advancement
see University Relations and Development RG-39
University Affairs Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
University as a Whole
RG-1
University as a Whole–Publications
RG-1/00
University Bulletin (1973-1977)
RG-5/00/6
see also Weekly Bulletin, University Bulletin (1953-1971) and Executive Bulletin RG-5/00/3
University Career Center
see Career Center, University RG-30/9/5
University Center for Community College Affairs
see Higher Education, Center for RG-13/3/19/4
University Center for Economic Development (1977- )
RG-6/4/14/2
see also Economic Development, Center for RG-12/12
University China Committee
see China Committee, University RG-40/2/C4
University Chorale
see Singing Clubs–University Chorale RG-25/M9.5
University College (Official University Committee) (1966-1967)
RG-40/2/U5
University College Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1966)
RG-40/2/A3
University Committee on AIDS
see AIDS, University Committee on RG-40/2/A5.5
University Committee on Alcohol Use
see Alcohol Use, University Committee on (Official University Committee) RG-40/2/A6
University Committees, Official
see Official University Committees RG-40/2/A1-W6
University Community Service Council (1993- )
RG-40/2/U6
University Computer Service Newsletter
see UCS Notes RG-29/00/4
University Computing Center
see Computer Center RG-29
University Computing Services
see Computer Center RG-29
University Conference Services
RG-7/3
University Counsel
RG-4/16
University Day School
see School RG-25/H9
University Democrats (Student Social Action Group) (1989- )
RG-45/80/U6
University Directions
see Handbooks (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
University Faculty Senate, ad hoc Committee
see Faculty Senate, University, ad hoc Committee on (Official University Committee) (1955) RG-40/2/F2
University Fund for the Future (UFF) (1989- )
RG-50/7/1
University Gallery
see Art Gallery RG-11/15
University Guide Service
see ARCON (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
see also University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
University Historical Collection
RG-1/200-299
University History Committee
see History Committee, University (125th Anniversary, 1986-1987) RG-40/2/H5
see also Campus Awareness Committee (1986- ) RG-40/2/C.5
University History Project (125th Anniversary, 1987-1988)
RG-1/208
University Honors Program
see Honors Program RG-6/4/11
University Human Subjects Review Committees
RG-9/1/2/1
University Information Systems
see Umass Information Technology Services RG-35/7
University Internship Program
see Internships, Office of (University Internship Program) RG-11/6
University Lectures, Committee on
see Lectures, Committee on University RG-40/2/L1.5
University Magazine
see Massachusetts Magazine (1990-1996) RG-5/00/11
University Medal for Outstanding Service (1973)
RG-2/99
see also Awards, Prizes RG-1/11
University Monthly Anthropological Survey Service
see UMASS (Newsletter) (1982-1989) RG-25/A6/00
University Newsletter (News Bureau) (1968-1970)
RG-5/00/2
University Notebook (News Bureau) (1980-1981)
RG-5/3/2
University of El Salvador (UES)
RG-60/3
University of Lowell
RG-55/4
University of Massachusetts Foundation (1950- )
RG-50/7
see also Trustees Council RG-2/4
University of Massachusetts, Future Committee on
see Future University of Massachusetts (Official University Committee) (1970-1971) RG-40/2/F8
University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers, Center for
see Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers RG-25/P7.5
University of Massachusetts Republican Club
see Republican Club, University of Massachusetts (1983- ) RG-45/80/R4
University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC)
RG-25/U4
University, Officials of the (Photographs)
see Officials of the University (Trustees and Presidents Photographs) RG-110
University Outreach
RG-16
University Outreach, Provost for
see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach RG-6/6
University Outreach, Vice Chancellor For
see Vice Chancellor for University Outreach (2000- ) RG-16/1
University Photo Negatives Collection
RG-171
University Photography Club
see Photographers Association RG-45/40/P5
University Policy
see Vice President for University Policy RG-3/2
University Press (Graduate School)
RG-10/4
see also Research and Graduate Studies RG-9
University Professors, American Association of
see American Association of University Professors (AAUP) RG-40/5/A2
University Relations and Development
RG-39
University Relations and Development Council (Faculty Senate, 1995)
RG-40/2/A3
University Relations and Development–Publications
RG-39/00
University Relations and Development–Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Development RG-39/1
University Relations, Vice President for
see Vice President for University Relations RG-3/14
University Report (President’s Office) (1978-1979)
RG-3/00
University, Secretary of the
see Secretary of the University RG-3/3
University Staff Association (USA)
RG-40/5/U6
see also Massachusetts State Employees Association (MSEA) (prior to 1977) MS-49
University Statistics (USTAT) (1998) (Student Special Interest Group) RG-45/40/U8

University Store
RG-37/5
University Theatre
RG-25/T3.8
University Tour Service (1984- )
RG-30/4/1
see also ARCON (University Guide Service) (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
University Without Walls (UWW) (School of Education)
RG-13/4/2/3
see also Associate Provost for Special Program RG-6
University Without Walls Newsletter (1972-1987)
RG-13/4/2/3
University Women
RG-40/7
University Women’s Network (UWN)
RG-40/5/U7
University Women’s Professional Network (UWPN)
see Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP) RG-40/5/W5
University Writing Program
RG-7/11
University Year for Action (UYA) (1971-1976)
RG-6/4/4
Upbeat (1986-1989)
RG-30/11/1
UPC
see Union Program Council (UPC) RG-45/17
Update (1982-1991)
RG-25/P8/00
UPE
see Union of Professional Employees (MTA) MS-47
Upside Down Club (Religious Group) (1992- ) RG-45/70/U7

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/U6
Upward Bound (1966-1993)
RG-6/4/13
see also Upward Bound Committee (Faculty Senate, 1967) RG-40/2/A3
Future Scholars of America (1993- ) RG-6/4/13.5
Upward Bound, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1967)
RG-40/2/A3
Urban and Community Forestry, Northeast Center for
see Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry (1996- ) RG-25/N7
Urban Education, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/1
USA
see University Staff Association (USA) RG-40/5/U6
USSA
see United States Student Association (USSA) RG-45/80/U5
UVC TV-19 (Student Run Television Station) (1999- )
RG-45/30/U7
UWN
see University Women’s Network (UWN) RG-40/5/U7
UWPN
see Women in Staff Professional Positions (WISPP) RG-40/5/W5
UWW
see University Without Walls (UWW) RG-13/4/2/3
UYA
see University Year for Action (UYA) (1971-1976) RG-6/4/4

Social Change Colloquium

Student holding academic gown adorned with Black Power symbol, 1970
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Each fall, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives sponsors a colloquium focusing on a topic in social change. Like SCUA’s collections, these colloquia cover a broad terrain, touching on a variety of issues in social justice, equality, and democracy.

Colloquia are free and open to the public.

Colloquium 2014, Tenth Anniversary (Monday, November 3rd)
A Long and Winding Road: The legacy of the back-to-the-land communes of the 1960s

November 3, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lower Level, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
“A Long and Winding Road: The legacy of the back-to-the-land communes of the 1960s,” will explore the nearly forty year history of some of the region’s best known communes: Montague Farm and Wendell Farms nearby in Massachusetts, and Packer Corners and Tree Frog Farms in neighboring southern Vermont. All were partners in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s; all have survived into the current era. The colloquium’s four speakers, who have each spent much of the intervening years on or near one of the four farms, represent each of these idealistic enterprises, as well as offering their own specific views. What have they learned from their long years in service to their ideals? Was the altruism of the counterculture era borne out in the experiences they faced later? Would they recommend the route of alternative life to the youth and radicals of today?

The sources of inspiration that led to the creation of these communities and the evidence of their later influence are documented by SCUA. The Famous Long Ago archive was formed to collect, preserve, and make available materials relating to the communes at Montague Farm, Packer Corners, Johnson Pasture, Wendell Farm, and Tree Frog Farm. Collections range from from the papers of writers Steve Diamond, Raymond Mungo, and Jonathan Maslow to those of anti-war activists Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner; from the records of the Liberation News Service, the organization that spawned the farms, to the Alternative Energy Coalition, and Musicians United for Safe Energy, later enterprises of the region’s communal farmer-activists. It also includes the photographic collections of farm parent Roy Finestone, photojournalist Lionel Delevingne, and former head of a neighboring Montague ashram, Stephen Josephs.

Panel:
Daniel Keller, filmmaker, farmer: Wendell Farm, Green Mountain Post Films
Verandah Porche, writer, teacher: Packer Corners Farm, Monteverdi Artists Collaborative
John Scagliotti, filmmaker, LGBT activist: Tree Frog Farm, Kopkind Colony
Susan Mareneck, artist, teacher, social worker: Early resident and longtime neighbor of Montague Farm, Montague Catholic Social Ministries

Moderator:
Timothy Miller, University of Kansas, scholar of intentional communities, author of The Hippies and American Values (1991), The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America (1998), The Sixties Communes: Hippies and Beyond (1999)

Participant bios

Verandah Porche
Verandah Porche

Verandah Porche, a forty-year resident of Packer Corners Farm (known to the reading public, through the works of Ray Mungo and others, as Total Loss Farm) works as a poet-in-residence, performer, and writing partner. Based in rural Vermont since 1968, she has published three volumes of poetry – Sudden Eden (Verdant Books), The Body’s Symmetry (Harper and Row) and Glancing Off (See Through Books) – and has pursued an alternative literary career, creating collaborative writing projects in nontraditional settings: literacy and crisis centers, hospitals, factories, nursing homes, senior centers, a 200 year-old Vermont tavern, and an urban working class neighborhood. Broad Brook Anthology, a play for voices, honors the lives of elders in her home town of Guilford, Vermont. Listening Out Loud documents her residency with Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. Come Over is a CD of songs written with her neighbor Patty Carpenter, performed by the Dysfunctional Family Jazz band. She has read her work on NPR stations, in the Vermont State House, and at the Guggenheim Museum. In 1998 the Vermont Arts Council presented her with its Award of Merit, and Marlboro College, in 2012, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Susan Mareneck
Susan Mareneck

Susan Mareneck arrived in the Pioneer Valley in the mid 1960s, and spent her college years engaged in civil rights and anti-war activities, majoring Art and Political Science. After experiencing Montague Farm for several months in its early days, she settled into an unrenovated 18th century farmhouse in nearby Leverett, a building without heat or running water. Improving it slowly but concertedly over the years, she returned regularly to the house for vacations and summers, and has remained a neighbor of Montague Farm and a member of its extended family ever since. Decamping after several years for a graduate degree in art, and finally a move to New York, she spent 30 years making art and teaching it at the Spence School and the Convent of the Sacred Heart, on New York’s upper east side, before returning to western Massachusetts in 2009 to work full time with families in Turners Falls as Executive Director at Montague Catholic Social Ministries. Living three blocks from Ground Zero, Susan saw her world change forever on 9/11. Her turn from education to social work reflects her long interest in non-profits and the role of faith in social change. Her work in that area has included projects directed toward employment, racism, educational policy, and prisons. She has exhibited, lectured, and published in the visual arts and historic preservation, and remains active in organizing the local history of her town, North Leverett, Mass.

John Scagliotti
John Scagliotti

John Scagliotti is an Emmy Award-winning American film director, producer, and radio broadcaster. He has received honors for his work on documentaries about LGBT issues including Before Stonewall and After Stonewall. During the 1970s, Scagliotti was the News and Public Affairs Director of the pioneering radio station WBCN-FM in Boston. For his work in radio, he was awarded two Major Armstrong Awards. In the early 1980s, he attended New York University Film School and went on to create In the Life for PBS, the first gay and lesbian national television series in the United States. The Scagliotti-produced documentary film Before Stonewall (1985) won the Audience Award at L.A. Outfest and two Emmies. Scagliotti directed a companion piece, After Stonewall, which won a Golden Eagle and the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Scagliotti is openly gay. His partner for 24 years was the late, highly regarded journalist Andrew Kopkind. Together they produced the radio show The Lavender Hour. Scagliotti is a longtime resident of the Kopkind Colony, an activist community housed at Tree Frog Farm, a close neighbor to Packer Corners Farm in Guilford, Vermont. The Kopkind Colony holds an educational summer residency program for nonpartisan, independent journalists and community organizers. In addition, the Colony fosters public education through publication of its lectures and the hosting of open forums on contemporary issues held at Tree Frog Farm and in other educational centers around the country.

Daniel Keller
Daniel Keller

Daniel Keller, a founder of Wendell Farm, in Wendell Massachusetts, has lived there, keeping it a working organic farm, since its inception in 1969. In collaboration with Charles Light, a former communard of the Johnson Pasture and Montague Farm, Keller’s Green Mountain Post Films, with offices in nearby Turners Falls, has produced and distributed award-winning films for more than twenty-five years. GMP’s first documentary Lovejoy’s Nuclear War, released in 1975, about Montague Farm activist Sam Lovejoy, was one of the first films to question the nuclear energy policy of the United States. Since then GMP Films has continued to produce movies that explore social issues, Its films have been used as educational and organizational tools for activists working on peace, veteran, nuclear, environmental, and other related issues. GMP films include: The Last Resort (1978), and Save the Planet (1979), both on nuclear issues; The Secret Agent (1983), on Agent Orange; and Unknown Secrets (1990), on the reaction of artists and writers to the arrest, trial, and execution of accused spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. For Vietnam Experience Keller and Light teamed up with musician Country Joe McDonald to bring viewers closer to the reality of the Vietnam War. Cannabis Rising is an early investigation into the issues surrounding marijuana today so much in the news.

Timothy Miller
Timothy Miller

Timothy Miller is a longtime student of communal living, professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, and author of The Hippies and American Values (1991), The Quest for Utopia in Twentieth-Century America (1998), The Sixties Communes: Hippies and Beyond (1999). His course offerings include a history of intentional communities in America; American religious history; and an overview of new and alternative religious movements in the United States. Miller’s major research focus is the history of intentional communities in America, especially in the twentieth century. For his work in this area, Professor Miller has been recognized by the Communal Studies Association as a distinguished scholar. Additional areas of research interest include American religious history, new and alternative religious movements in the United States, and religion in Kansas. Professor Miller also coordinates the Religion in Kansas Oral History Project. His most recent publications include The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities (Richard Couper Press), Spiritual and Visionary Communities: Out to Save the World (Ashgate Publishing), as well as the second edition of The Hippies and American Values (University of Tennessee Press), and the second edition of Following In His Steps: A Biography of Charles M. Sheldon (University of Tennessee Press). Through Miller’s work on American communes, he has long been familiar with the extended farm family at the center of the current symposium. In a recent book review, taking in the larger field in which he is involved, he wrote, “…it can be safely said that Montague Farm has the best published record of any of the communes.”

Stone, George E. (George Edward), 1860-1941

George Edward Stone Papers, 1890-1957.

14 boxes (6.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 085

Professor of Botany, Massachusetts Agricultural College.

Correspondence, lecture notes, reports, notes on experiments, drawings depicting original apparatus, scrapbooks of printed botanical illustrations, student papers, genealogies, memorabilia, and photographs; together with papers reflecting administrative and official duties; correspondence, notes, and news clippings on psychic phenomena; and autobiographical notes, including reflections on Massachusetts Agricultural College and on Emily Dickinson.

Subjects

  • Botany--Massachusetts
  • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
  • Horticulture--Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Botany Department
  • Plant physiology--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Barlow, Waldo
  • Stone, George E. (George Edward), 1860-1941

Types of material

  • Herbaria
  • Photographs
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