SCUA

Foster, Nancy E.

Nancy E. Foster Papers, 1972-2010.

4 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 753
Nancy E. Foster
Nancy E. Foster

For the better part of four decades, Nancy E. Foster was active in the struggle for social justice, peace, and political reform. From early work in civil rights through her engagement in political reform in Amherst, Mass., Foster was recognized for her work in the movements opposing war, nuclear power, and the assault on civil liberties after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Locally, she worked with her fellow members of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst and with interfaith coalitions to address problems of hunger and homelessness.

Centered in western Massachusetts and concentrated in the last decade of her life (2000-2010), the Nancy Foster Papers includes a record of one woman’s grassroots activism for peace, civil liberties, and social justice. The issues reflected in the collection range from the assault on civil liberties after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to immigration, hunger and poverty, the Iraq Wars, and the conflict in Central America during the 1980s, and much of the material documents Nancy’s involvement with local organizations such as the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. The collection also contains a valuable record of Nancy’s participation in local politics in Amherst, beginning with the records of the 1972 committee which was charged with reviewing the Town Meeting.

Background on Nancy Foster

A committed advocate for peace and social justice, Nancy Foster spent decades working through, and sometimes against, the political system to effect positive social change. Born in Duluth, Minn., on Dec. 24, 1928, Nancy Elizabeth (Abbott) Foster was raised in the small town of Warwick, New York. The middle of three daughters born to Frank and Lorena Abbott, her political views were shaped by the hardships of the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, and the Second World War, and by her father’s faith that it was possible for government to help ordinary people.

A superior student, Nancy was keenly attuned to current events from an early age, writing her senior thesis in high school on the atomic bomb and delivering a valedictory address in 1946 where she called for keeping atomic energy under the control of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency. One year after graduating from Swarthmore with a degree in economics and political science (1950), Nancy married her college classmate, John Foster, and moved to Cambridge, Mass. While John pursued graduate study in biochemistry at Harvard, followed by a postdoctoral position at MIT, Nancy was employed in local social agencies, studied in the School of Social Work at Boston University, and gave birth to the first of the couple’s two children. When their lives were uprooted after John was ordered to Japan to fulfill his military service, Nancy remained busy. While overseas, she carried out the research for her master’s degree in social work, collecting material on marriages between U.S. servicemen and Japanese women, and she gave birth to the couple’s second child.

The Fosters returned to Massachusetts in 1958, settling in Needham. It was there that Nancy’s activism quickened. Energized by local protests against housing discrimination, Nancy volunteered for the Needham Fair Housing Committee, just the second such organization in the Commonwealth, and she was appointed secretary after attending only her first meeting. Just as significantly for the future course of the Fosters’ activism, Nancy and John found themselves deeply impressed by the commitment to social justice exemplified by the Unitarian minister at the First Parish in Needham, sparking what would become a lifelong religious affiliation.

From Needham, John went on to work for two and half years with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., and characteristically, Nancy became active in the local community. Working as a counselor in a clinic for pregnant teenagers, Nancy was witness to some of the early civil rights riots in the city and during Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, she worked a tent on the Mall dispensing “soul help.” By the time the Fosters returned to Massachusetts in 1969, settling in Amherst, Nancy’s involvements seemed only to increase. As a member of the League of Women Voters, she helped to organize a study of the executive branch of town government, leading her in turn into a stint on Town Meeting that eventually extended fourteen years. When the nuclear freeze movement took hold in the Pioneer Valley in the early 1980s, she took up the challenge of organizing against nuclear escalation; in particular, leading local resistance to Reagan-era plans for the mass relocation of urban residents to small towns in the event of nuclear war. Her efforts to raise the issues before the Amherst Select Board and local citizenry resulted in the Board voting against town participation in the project, and her methods for raising awareness served as a model for other towns across the country.

Her highest profile work during this period centered on opposition to the Ground Wave Emergency Network (GWEN), which was intended to serve as a military communications system in the aftermath of a nuclear war. When Nancy learned that the Air Force was planning to build a GWEN communications tower in Amherst in 1985, she invited the colonel in charge of the program to address the town and explain the reasons for the project. Despite the skepticism of the Select Board, Nancy raised the issue in Town Meeting and publicly presented the counterpoint to the colonel’s presentation. Working closely with her colleague Lois Barber, and with the support of local Republican representative Silvio Conte, Nancy saw opposition to the GWEN system spread widely in New England and the mid-Atlantic states, eventually leading Congress to force the Air Force to suspend the program until a thorough study of the impact of electromagnetic radiation on the public was completed.

In later years, Nancy continued to press for social justice locally and regionally, working closely with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union, and with local activist organizations such as SAGE and the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. Her antiwar work accompanied work on a host of related issues ranging from hunger and economic inequality to opposing the Patriot Act and the erosion of civil liberties in the years following the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A regular presence at the Amherst July 4th parades, she was noted for carrying placards promoting civil liberties, earning a senior activist award from the Amherst Human Rights Commission. In addition to her social and political activism, Nancy was a beloved family member and the center of a large circle of friends. She died in Amherst on June 24, 2010, and was survived by her John and children.

Contents of Collection

Centered in western Massachusetts and concentrated in the last decade of her life (2000-2010), the Nancy Foster Papers includes a record of one woman’s grassroots activism for peace, civil liberties, and social justice. The issues reflected in the collection range from the assault on civil liberties after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to immigration, hunger and poverty, the Iraq Wars, and the conflict in Central America during the 1980s, and much of the material documents Nancy’s involvement with local organizations such as the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst. The collection also contains a valuable record of Nancy’s participation in local politics in Amherst, beginning with the records of the 1972 committee which was charged with reviewing the Town Meeting.

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Inventory of Collection
Amherst, Mass.: Civil liberties 2002-2004 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Civil liberties 2003-2006 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Civil liberties 2004-2005 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Human Rights Commission 2002-2003 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Human Rights Commission 2008 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2007-2008 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2002 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2003 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2004 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2005 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2006 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2008 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade 2009 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade,chronology 2005 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade, op ed 2008 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: July 4 parade, posters 2003 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Jones Library: Patriot Act 2002-2003 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Jones Library rules 2005 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Jones Library Trustees (Patriot Act) 2003 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: League of Women Voters 2008 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: questions for Town Manager 2005-2006 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Rules and orders regulating the use of the Town Common and/or paved areas 2006 Box 1
Amherst, Mass. Select Board 2007 Box 1
Amherst, Mass. Select Board: letter on torture 2005 Box 1
Amherst, Mass. Select Board: Resolution to Restore the Rule of Law 2005-2006 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town meetings 1972 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town meetings 2008 Fall Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town meetings 2008 Spring Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town meetings 2009 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town meetings comprehensive planning 2002-2006 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town meetings Handbook 2007 Box 1
Amherst, Mass.: Town Meeting Study Committee 1972-1974 Box 1
Civil Liberties Restoration Act 2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: 9/11 Commission bills 2003-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: Academic Freedom HR 3077 2003-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: ACLU 2009 Box 1
Civil liberties: ACLU: Conference 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: ACLU: Fund appeals 2002-2005 Box 1
Civil liberties: ACLU: internet articles 2002-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: ACLU Conference: Lobbying congress 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: Amherst, Mass. 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: calling torturers to account 2009 Box 1
Civil liberties: CLEAR act 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, Bill of Rights Defense Committee 2002-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, civil liberties 2002-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents,civil liberties miscellaneous 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, clippings 2003-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, Magna carta undated Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, Massachusetts ACLU 2002-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, meeting with John Olver 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, Patriot Act, citizens’ rights 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: Clippings and basic documents, petitions to Congress 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: concerns for Barack Obama 2009 Box 1
Civil liberties: Congressional correspondence 2001-2004 Box 1
Civil liberties: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. undated Box 1
Civil liberties: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, amending FISA 2003 Box 1
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, clergy participation 2002 Box 1
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, consults DOVER/SAGE 2002 Box 1
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, co-sponsors 2002 Box 1
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, flyer, handouts, program 2002 Box 1
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, literature for forum 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, literature for forum 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, Magda Ahmad’s folder with questions turned in 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, money 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, notes, correspondence 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, panelists 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, panelists 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, possibilities for panel 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, public schools in Amherst 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, publicity 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Civil Liberties, videotaping 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on film 2004-2006 Box 2
Civil liberties: Forum on Film: Unconstitutional 2005 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, ACLU Conference 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, ACLU Conference notes 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, changing standards for asylum 2004 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, civil liberties handouts 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, Federal, state, and local cooperation with the Immigration and Naturalization Service 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, N-Seers 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, Patriot Act 2001-2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, police surveillance, CAT eyes program 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, Total Information Awareness Act 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, treatment of detainees 2002-2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, treatment of immigrants 2002-2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Immigrants and detainees, treatment of protesters 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Miscellaneous 2004 Box 2
Civil liberties: Northampton Action, Bill of Rights Defense Committee National Conference 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Northampton Action, civil liberties resolutions, other towns 2004 Box 2
Civil liberties: Northampton Action, Greenfield Community College Conference 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Northampton Action, Northampton resolutions 2002 Box 2
Civil liberties: Patriot Act II, background 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Patriot Act Section 215, defeat 2004 Box 2
Civil liberties: Patriot Act, historical parallels 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Patriot Act II, Victory 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: Police involvement in immigration law, background 2002-2004 Box 2
Civil liberties: Press Freedom 2003 Box 2
Civil liberties: SAFE act 2003-2004 Box 2
Civil liberties: The War on Terror and the Constitution 2008 Box 2
Civil liberties: Thoughts on civil liberties; know your rights 2002-2003 Box 2
Correspondence: Carson, James E. and Jean 1989-2005 Box 2
Correspondence: Guevara, Jose 1995-2001 Box 2
Correspondence: Hennessey, Rich and Ann 2004 Box 2
Correspondence: Leonard, Marcia 2001-2005 Box 2
Correspondence: Morey, Susan 2001-2003 Box 2
Correspondence: Tillman, Ina 2000-2001 Box 2
Cuba 1998 Box 2
Disaster relief: Afghanistan relief (Oxfam) 2001 Box 2
Disaster relief: African AIDS service 2001 Box 2
Disaster relief: El Salvador (earthquake) 2001 Box 2
Disaster relief: Haiti (flooding) 2004 Box 2
Disaster relief: Honduras (Hurricane) 1998 Box 2
Disaster relief: Honduras (Hurricane) press coverage 1998 Box 2
Disaster relief: Hurricane 1998 Box 2
Disaster relief: Hurricane Mitch 1999 Box 2
Disaster relief: India (earthquake) 2001 Box 2
Disaster relief: Tsunami 2004-2005 Box 2
El Salvador: Amherst Committee 1981 Box 2
El Salvador: correspondence with politicians (Silvio O. Conte, Paul Tsongas) 1981-1983 Box 2
El Salvador: Ecumenical memorial service, Amherst, Mass. 1981 Box 2
El Salvador newsclippings 1980-1981 Box 2
El Salvador: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 1981 Box 2
Elderhostel: Central Europe 2000 Box 2
Elderhostel: record of trips 2000 Box 2
Elderhostel: Sicily 1999 Box 2
Elderhostel: Spain 1997 Box 2
Elderhostel: Spain 1997 Box 2
Elderhostel: Turkey 2001 Box 2
Forsberg, Randall: senate campaign 2002 Box 2
Foster, Nancy. Resume of political activities 2007 Box 2
Host family application 1997 Box 2
Hunger: Bread for the World 2001 Box 2
Hunger: Bread for the World 2001-2002 Box 2
Hunger: Bread for the World 2004-2005 Box 2
Hunger: Bread for the World, Africa: background 2001 Box 2
Hunger: Bread for the World, Africa: background from Frank Holmquist 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Africa: Hunger to Harvest 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Africa: Hunger to Harvest materials 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Africa: updates 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, AIDS in Africa 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Congressional resolution (Jim Stipe) 2001-2002 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Drop the debt 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Interfaith Committee 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, interfaith meeting 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Massachusetts Annual Gathering 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, meetings with John Olver 2000 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Project Bread 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Bread for the World, Senate Bill 583 (Kennedy-Specter) Nutritional assistance for working families and seniors 2001 Box 3
Hunger: Debt relief Amherst 1999 Box 3
Hunger: debt relief handouts 1999 Box 3
Hunger: debt relief legislation 1999 Box 3
Hunger: debt relief talk (with Carmen Diana Deere and Jim Stipe) 1999 Box 3
Hunger: Food bank, Bread for the World pamphlets 1999 Box 3
Hunger: Hunger and debt relief legislations 2000 Box 3
Hunger: Interfaith Committee for Forgiveness of Global Debt 1999-2000 Box 3
Hunger: Lay Academy for Oecumenical Studies (LAOS) 2000 Box 3
Hunger: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Offering of letters 2001 Apr Box 3
Hunger: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Offering of letters 2001 May Box 3
Hunger: Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, Offering of letters 2001 Oct Box 3
Impeachment 2006-2008 Box 3
Interfaith Coalition 2002-2003 Box 3
Iraq sanctions protest 1999 Box 3
Iraq talk 2001 Box 3
Iraq War: articles 2002-2003 Box 3
Iraq War: letters to Congress 2002-2003 Box 3
Iraq War mobilization 2002-2003 Box 3
Iraq War: MoveOn.org 2002 Box 3
Iraq War: opposition to invasion 2002-2003 Box 3
Iraq War: PTSD 2009 Box 3
Iraq War: response to terrorism 2001 Box 3
Israeli-Palestinian conflict 2002 Box 3
La Paz Centro Sister City Project 1999-2001 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections 1999-2000 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections 2001-2002 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections 2002-2003 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections: Question 2 letters to the editor 1998 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections: Question 2 literature 1998 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections: Question 2 press coverage 1998 Box 3
Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections: Question 2 workshops 1998 Box 3
Nuclear war pamphlets (includes photo of Nancy Foster, 2001) 1982 Box 3
Peace: Israeli-Palestinian peace 2002-2003 Box 3
Peace: Vigil for Peace: 9/11/2002 2002 Box 3
SAGE meetings 2002 Box 3
SAGE meetings 2003 Box 3
SAGE meetings 2004 Box 3
SAGE meetings 2007-2009 Box 3
SAGE: opposition to tax breaks to millionaires 2004 Box 3
SAGE: table on the Town Commons 2005 Box 3
Sojourner’s Magazine, Moral Response to Terrorism 2001 Box 3
State and local political: charter change 2002 Box 3
State and local political: nuclear arms under Bush 2002 Box 3
State and local political: Robie Hubley for Select Board 2003 Box 3
Torture: letters to John Olver and letters to the editor 2009 Box 3
Torture: Pyle, Christopher H., articles of interest 2004-2009 Box 3
Torture: Pyle, Christopher H. talk (Tyll Van Geel) 2009 Box 3
Torture: Pyle, Christopher H.: writings 2004-2007 Box 3
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 1980 Box 3
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2001 Box 3
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2001 Box 3
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 Mar Box 3
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 Apr Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 May Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 Sept Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 Oct Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 Nov Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002-2004 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2003 Jan Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2003 Feb Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2002 Mar Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2003 Apr Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2003 May Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2003-2004 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2004-2005 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2005-2006 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee 2006-2007 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: activities 2007-2009 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: agenda 2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: agenda 2002 Feb Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: annual reports 2002-2004 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: civil liberties 2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: civil liberties 2002-2003 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 1996-1997 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 1997-1998 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 1998-1999 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 1999-2000 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 2000-2001 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 2001-2003 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 2003-2004 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Cot shelter 2006-2007 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: dialogue on the war on terrorism 2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Environmental Action Group 2002-2003 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Iraq messages 2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: meet with legislators 2005 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: social justice on war 2003 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: Survival Center 2000-2004 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee: welcoming congregation 2001 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: action possibilities 2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: by-laws 2001 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: Guide for facilitators 1999 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: leadership skills 2001-2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst meetings 2005-2006 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: minister 2002-2004 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst ministers 2005 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: peace service 2002 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: Proclaim Jubiless, debt relief 1999 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: Proclaim Jubiless, debt relief 1999 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: rules or order 1997 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst: social justice service 2001 Box 4
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst stationery undated Box 4
Welfare Reform (CPPAX): Downsizing of America 1994 Box 4
Welfare Reform (CPPAX): handouts and clippings 1994 Box 4
Welfare Reform (CPPAX): living wage 1994 Box 4
Welfare Reform (CPPAX): Massachusetts 1994 Box 4
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Provenance

Gift of John Foster, October 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2012.

Related Material

Foster worked in close concert with other local activists and organizations, many of which are represented in SCUA collections, including Lois Barber (the founder of 20/20 Vision and EarthAction), Mass. Voters for Clean Elections, and CCPAX. Foster’s work is also reflected in the papers of Congressmen Silvio O. Conte and John Olver.

Materials relating to Foster’s work on the GWEN project are located in the Peace Collections at Swarthmore College (Call no. DG 202).

Bibliography

  • Foster, Nancy E., “Citizens jam nuclear radio network,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 44 (1988): 21-26.
  • Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

    Cite as: Nancy E. Foster Papers (MS 753). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

    Subjects

    • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
    • Civil rights--Massachusetts
    • Disaster relief
    • El Salvador--History--1979-1992
    • Hunger
    • Interfaith Cot Shelter (Amherst, Mass.)
    • Iraq War, 2003-2011
    • Peace movements--Massachusetts
    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009

    Contributors

    • ACLU
    • Lay Academy for Oecumenical Studies
    • Massachusetts Voters for Clean Elections
    • Olver, John
    • Pyle, Christopher H.
    • Swift, Alice
    • Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst

    Types of material

    • Photographs
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