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Traprock Peace Center

Finding aid

Traprock Peace Center Records, 1979-2008.

ca.50 boxes (75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 080

The Traprock Peace Center is a grassroots organization based in Deerfield, Massachusetts, that trains and educates people locally and globally in matters relating to disarmament and nonviolence. In 1980, the Center organized the first successful attempt in the United States to get a nuclear weapons moratorium referendum on the ballot, and the Center has served as a focal point for organizing on a wide array of issues in peace and social and environmental justice.

The records of Traprock Peace Center include correspondence, campaign materials (resolutions, organizing committee records, legislative packets), program reports, newsletters, newsclippings, and posters relating to the nuclear freeze campaign and many subsequent initiatives. Recent additions to the collection document the group’s work to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; these later additions are open for research, but are not processed.

Subjects

  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Deerfield (Mass.)--Social conditions--Sources
  • Nonviolence--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Nuclear disarmament--History--Sources
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Political activists--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Traprock Peace Center
Restrictions: unprocessed materials in this collection have been temporarily moved offsite; these boxes are closed to research. Contact SCUA for more information.

Valley Peace Center (Amherst, Mass.)

Finding aid

Valley Peace Center Records, 1965-1973.

28 boxes (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 301

In the summer of 1967, members of University of Massachusetts Amherst campus groups, such as the Faculty Group on War and Peace and the Students for Political Action, joined with individuals from other area colleges and from the community at large to form the Valley Peace Center of Amherst for the purposes of opposing the Vietnam War, providing draft counseling, eliciting pledges from the government to avoid first use of nuclear and biological weapons, and reduction of the power of the “military-industrial complex”. The Center was active for more than five and a half years, drawing its financial support largely from the community and its human resources from student and community volunteers.

Correspondence, minutes, volunteer and membership lists, financial records, newsletters, questionnaires, notes, petitions, clippings, posters, circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, other printed matter, and memorabilia. Includes material relating to alternative service, boycotts, war tax resistance, prison reform, environmental quality, and political candidates.

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Draft--United States--History
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Social movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Massachusetts--Amherst
  • Westover Air Force Base (Mass.)--History--20th century

Contributors

  • Valley Peace Center (Amherst, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Ephemera
  • Pamphlets

Class Action

Class Action Records, 2004-2010.

13 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 687

Since incorporating as a non-profit in 2004, Class Action has been dedicated to exploring issues surrounding class and identifying means of dismantling classism. Founded by Felice Yeskel (an activist and founder of the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst) and Jennifer Ladd, Class Action offers training, workshops, and organizational consulting to raise awareness of the impact of class barriers and class privilege on the lives of individuals and communities and of the intersections between race and class. Their goals include making class a diversity issue and promoting a broader vision of economic and social justice that will create lasting systemic change.

The records of Class Action include administrative files for the organization along with a range of materials used in training sessions and workshops.

Subjects

  • Classism
  • Racism
  • Social classes

Contributors

  • Ladd, Jennifer
  • Yeskel, Felice

Types of material

  • Sound recordings

Concordance for the Archives, S

[ A ][ B ][ C ][ D ][ E ][ F ][ G ][ H ][ I, J ][ K ][ L ][ M ][ N ]
[ O ][ P, Q ][ R ][ S ][ T ][ U ][ V ][ W ][ XYZ ]

S

Sabbatical Leave
RG-40/1/6
Sabbatical Leave Committee (Faculty Senate, 1956-1961)
RG-40/2/A3
SADL
see Student Affairs Leadership and Development Master’s Degree Program (SADL) (School of Education) RG-13/4/3/1
SADRI
see Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI) (Sociology Department) RG-25/S7/1
SAFA
see Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA) RG-45/40/S6.7
Safety, Campus (Official University Committee) (1923-1924)
RG-40/2/S1
Safety Committee (Official University Committee) (1978)
RG-40/2/S1.5
Sailing Club (1976, 2001- ) RG-45/40/S3
SALALM
see Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) (1973-1976) RG-8/9
Salaries and Cost of Living (Official University Committee) (1919)
RG-40/2/S2C6
Salaries (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/4
Salaries, Faculty Committee on Trusteeship and Faculty
see Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
Salary (Official University Committee) (1947-1948)
RG-40/2/S2
Salary Scale for Exchange Teachers, Four College, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1964)
RG-40/2/A3
Sam Spark’s Greatest Hits (Student Publication) (1968)
RG-45/00/S2
SAREO
see Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
SARIS
see Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
SCERA
see Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA) RG-45/10
Schedule (Official University Committee) (1910-1923)
RG-40/2/S2.5
Schedule Office
RG-6/16
Scheduling, Advisory Committee for (1983- )
RG-40/2/S2.7
Scheduling and Registration Committee (Faculty Senate, 1957-1958, 1962-1963, 1966)
RG-40/2/A3
Scholarship (Official University Committee) (1910-1957)
RG-40/2/S3
see also Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963-1976) RG-40/2/A3
Scholarship and Admissions, Committee on (1928-1947) (Restricted Access)
RG-40/2/S3
Scholarship, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
RG-40/2/A3
Scholarships
see Financial Aid, Scholarships RG-30/14
Scholarships and Study Abroad, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1960)
School of Business Administration
see School of Management RG-12
School of Education
RG-13
School of Education (pre-1967)
RG-13/2
School of Education (1967-1977)
RG-13/3
School of Education (1977-1993)
RG-13/4
School of Education (1993- )
RG-13/4/10
School of Education, Administration (Deans, Grants, Personnel)
RG-13/1
School of Education Alumni Newsletter
RG-13/00
School of Education, Catalogs
RG-13/3/5
School of Education, Centers, General
RG-13/3/12
School of Education, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971, 1975)
RG-40/2/A3
see also School of Education Evaluation Committee (Faculty Senate, 1970) RG-40/2/A3
School of Education, Concentrations
RG-13/4/10
School of Education, Division of Educational Policy, Research and Administration (EPRA)
see Division of Educational Policy, Research and Administration (EPRA) (School of Education) RG-13/4/2
School of Education, Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS)
see Division of Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences (HS/ABS) RG-13/4/1
School of Education Evaluation Committee (Faculty Senate, 1970)
RG-40/2/A3
see also School of Education, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971, 1975) RG-40/2/A3
School of Education, Film Lecture Series
see School of Education Innovations in Education (1968) RG-13/3/10
School of Education, Flexible Scheduling Module
RG-13/3/7
School of Education, Future (Official University Committee) (1976)
RG-40/2/S3E3
School of Education, Governance (Assembly, Council, Faculty Meetings, Reports)
RG-13/3/3
School of Education, Graduate Alumni Newsletter (1976-1986, 1988)
RG-13/00
School of Education, Marathons
RG-13/3/4
School of Education Newsletter
see Beacon (School of Education) (1970- ) RG-13/00
see also The School of Education Newsletter (1987) RG-13/00
School of Education, Programs
RG-13/3/25
School of Education, Publications
RGs-13/00, 13/4/00, 13/5/00
School of Education, Review Committee (Faculty Senate, 1970-1971, 1975)
RG-40/2/A3
School of Education, Workshops
RG-13/3/9
School of Engineering (College of Engineering)
see College of Engineering RG-14
School of Health Sciences
see School of Public Health and Health Sciences (1993- ) RG-17
see also School of Public Health (1973-1989) RG-17
School of Nursing RG-17/3
School of Management
RG-12
School of Management, Dean
RG-12/1
School of Management, Publications
RG-12/00
School of Management–Newsletter (1983-1985)
RG-12/00
School of Nursing
see Nursing RG-17/3
School of Nursing and Nursing Alumni Association Newsletter
RG-17/3
School of Physical Education
RG-18
School of Physical Education, Dean
RG-18/1
School of Public Health (1988-1993)
see School of Public Health and Health Sciences (1993- ) RG-17
School of Public Health and Health Sciences (1993- )
RG-17
Science Alliance, Applied Behavioral
see Applied Behavioral Science Alliance (ABSA) (1973-1974) RG-40/3/A6
Science and Technology Advancement (STA) (1995- )
RG-39/10
Science Enrichment Program (Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics)
see Mathematics and Statistics Department–Science Enrichment Program RG-25/M5/3
Science Fiction Club (1967- )
RG-45/40/S4
Science Journal (Public Affairs) (1979-1994)
RG-5/3/1
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute (1996- )
RG-25/S3
Scientific Reasoning Research Institute
see Physics and Astronomy–Scientific Reasoning Research Institute RG-25/P3/3
Scientific Reasoning Research Institute–Newsletter (1988- )
RG-25/P3/00
SCORE
see Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Inc. (SCORE) RG-45/40/S7
Scrapbooks (Memorabilia, General)
RG-183/4
Scrolls (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/S4
Scrolls (Printed Materials, Oversize)
RG-184/8
Sculptures (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/S8
see also Metawampe RG-36/50/M5
SDS
see Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) RG-45/80/S8.2
Sea Grant Advisory Program (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1977-1981)
RG-15/8.1
Second Language
see English as a Second Language RG-11/7
Second Wind, Athletic Department
see Athletic Department, Second Wind RG-18/2
Secondary Teacher Education Program Newsletter
see STEPNEWS RG-13/00
Secretary, Faculty Senate
see Senate Secretary (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A5
Secretary of the University
RG-3/3
Security (Student Affairs)
RG-30/19
Security (Library)
RG-8/1/6
Seed Inspection Service
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Seed Inspection Service RG-15/2.2
SEIU
see Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Local 509) RG-40/5/S5
Semi-Centennial (Official University Committee) (1913-1921)
RG-40/2/S4
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) (1973-1976)
RG-8/9
Senate, Stockbridge
see Stockbridge Senate RG-45/5
Senate, Student
see Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1
Senior Fence (Physical Plant) RG-36/50/S8.5
Senior Honors, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1957,1965,1968-1969) RG-40/2A3
Senior Honors Theses/Projects/Portfolios (1894- )
RG-46/3
Sensitivity and T-Group Experiences, ad hoc Committee of Consultants to the University for
(Faculty Senate, 1971) RG-40/2/A3
Service Department, Policies and Practices of the, Committee on the
(Faculty Senate, 1965-1990) RG-40/2/A3
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) (Local-509)
RG-40/5/S5
Service Learning Curriculum, Special Committee on (1994- ) (Official University Committee)
RG-40/2/S4.2
1776 AFS-CME, Local Council-41
see Local 1776 (Council-41) RG-40/5/S4
Sewer Lines (Physical Plant) (1913)
RG-36/50/S8.75
Sex Education Program, Peer
see Peer Sex Education Program RG-30/15/2/2
Sexual Assault Advisory Committee (Official University Committee)
RG-40/2/S4.5
SFA
see Students for America (SFA) RG-45/80/S8.3
SGA
see Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1
SGAF
see Student Group For Academic Freedom (SGAF) (1972)
RG-45/40/S7.25
Shade Tree Lab
RG-25/P5.2
Shakespearean Club
see Alpha Sigma Phi (College Shakespearean Club) RG-45/90/C6
Sheep Shearing
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Sheep Shearing (1947, 1954-1955) RG-15/8
see also Extension Service, Cooperative–Beef and Sheep Highlights (1967-1975) RG-15/8
SHEIR
see Statewide Higher Education Information Reporting, Committee for (SHEIR) RG-60/11
Shofar (1982-1988)
RG-25/J8/00
Shofar (1998- )
RG-30/1/1/1
Short Courses
see Summer School, Short Courses (1907-1977) RG-6/17
dingbatShorthorn (1921-1957) (View online)
RG-45/00/S8
see also Stosag (1958-1991,1993-1995) RG-45/00/S8
Shorthorn Newsletter (1962-1963, 1971, 1974-1977)
RG-45/00/S3.1
Shubenacadie Club (1921-1942)
RG-40/3/S3
Sidewalks (Physical Plant) (1984)
RG-36/50/S9
Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series
RG-186/10
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1935-1937, 1988)
RG-45/90/S5.2
Sigma Alpha Mu (1981- )
RG-45/90/S5.25
Sigma Delta Tau (1945-1986)
RG-45/90/S5.3
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (1956- )
RG-45/90/S5.35
Sigma Kappa (1963, 1988-1994) RG-45/90/S5.4
Sigma Lamda Alpha (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/S4.25
Sigma Phi Epsilon (1914- )
RG-45/90/S5.5
Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sig) (1985)
RG-45/90/S5.9
Sigma Theta Tau (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/S4.5
Sigma Xi (1938-1968)
RG-40/3/S4
Sign Language
see Hands Club (Sign Language) (1980s- ) RG-45/40/H2.5
Signal, College
see College Signal (Student Newspaper) RG-45/00/C6.4
Signet (1909-1952)
see Phi Sigma Kappa RG-45/90/P5.6
Significant Bits(Computer and Information Science) (1999-)
RG-25/C9/00
see also Loose Change(Computer and Information Science) (1993-1999) RG-25/C9/00
Simmons College
see Boston University combined degree-granting with UMass and Simmons College RG-60/4
SIMS
see Students International Mediation Society (SIMS) RG-45/70/S8
Singing Clubs
RG-25/M9.5
Single Parents Association (1992-1995)
RG-45/40/S4.1
SITEC
see Strategic Information Technology Center (SITEC) (1998- ) RG-12/8
Skating
see Sports, Men’s Skating (1937-1938) RG-18/2
Sketches (Cartographic Materials)
RG-181/5
Ski Club/Ski and Board Club (1970- )
RG-45/40/S4.2
Ski Team
see Sports, Mens Ski Team (1936-1938, 1988- ) RG-18/2
Slavic Department
see Slavic Languages and Literature RG-25/S5
Slavic Languages and Literature
RG-25/S5
Slavic Studies
see Slavic Languages and Literature RG-25/S5
Soviet and East European Studies Program and Committee RG-25/S7.5
Slide Collection, Photo Center
see Photo Center Slide Collection RG-187/2
Slide Show, UMass 125th Anniversary (1988)
see UMass 125th Anniversary Slide Show (1988) RG-187/1
Slide Shows, Home Economics
see Home Economics Slide Shows RG-187/3
Slide Shows, Library
see Library Slide Shows (including Audio Tapes) RG-187/4
Slides (35mm)
RG-187
Slides, Glass Lantern
RG-188
Small Business Development Center, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) RG-12/10
Small Farm/Rural Development Resource Center (1970’s)
RG-15/8.7
Smile (General/Special Interest Group) (1970)
RG-45/40/S4.25
Smoke Signals (1952-1986)
RG-45/40/O9
SMU
see Southeastern Massachusetts University (Dartmouth Campus) RG-55/5
SNA
see Student Nurses Association (SNA) (1987- ) RG-45/40/S7.4
SNPS
see Student Notes and Printing Service (SNPS) RG-45/40/S7.35
SNUFF
see Student Network United to Fight Fires (SNUFF) RG-45/40/S7.3
Soccer
see Sports, Mens Soccer (1930- ) RG-18/2
Sports, Womens Soccer (1980- ) RG-18/2
Social Action, Center for
RG-45/80/S6
Social Action Groups (Student)
RG-45/80
see also Student Center for Educational Advocacy and Research (SCERA) RG-45/10
Social and Behavioral Sciences Cluster, Humanistic Applications of
see Humanistic Applications of Social and Behavioral Sciences Cluster (School of Education) RG-13/3/15
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Dean
RG-11/31
Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty
RG-11/30
Social and Cultural Diversity, Sub-Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1992)
RG-40/2/A3
Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI)
see Sociology Department–Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI) RG-25/S7
Social Justice, Counsel on Community, Diversity and
see Counsel on Community, Diversity and Social Justice (1997- ) RG-4/17
Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
RG-25/S6
Social Thought and Political Economy Newsletter
RG-25/S6/00
Social Union (1872-1940)
RG-45/90/S6
Socialistic Faculty Caucus
RG-40/5/S6
Sociology Department
RG-25/S7
Sociology Department–Graduate Sociology Association
RG-25/S7/3
Sociology Department–Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI)
RG-25/S7
Sociology Newsletter (1987-1992)
RG-25/S7/00
Soil Auger
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Soil Auger (1940-1956) RG-15/8
Solar Habitat (Physical Plant) (1984)
RG-36/50/S10
Solid Waste Management, Office of/Waste Management and Moving Services (Physical Plant)
RG-36/10
Solstice
see Statesman, Summer Statesman, Crier, Summer Crier, Summer News, Summer Time and Solstice RG-45/00/S7
Songbooks and Songs
RG-45/00/S4
SOS
see Students on Security (SOS) RG-45/40/S4.5
Soul TV (on Channel 19) (1999- )
RG-45/30/S6
Sound Recordings
RG-185
South Asia Club (1992- )
RG-45/40/S4.23
Southeastern Massachusetts University (SMU)
RG-55/5
Southwest (Residential Buildings)
RG-36/102/S6
Southwest Area Government (SWAG)
RG-45/9
Soviet and East European Studies (Program and Committee)
RG-25/S7.5
Soviet Area, Human Rights in the, Committee for
see Human Rights in the Soviet Area, Committee for (1974) RG-40/3/H8
Space and Calendar Committee (Faculty Senate, 1968- )
RG-40/2/A3
Space Management, Office of Campus Planning and (1996- )
see Office of Space Management (OSM) RG-4/14
Spanish and Portuguese Department
see Hispanic Literature and Linguistics RG-25/H4
Spanish CCEBS
RG-6/4/12/2
Spanish Club
see Hispanic Department–Spanish Club RG-25/H4/3
Speakers Bureau (Public Affairs)
RG-5/5
Speaking Contests, Student Oratory (1870-1948)
RG-25/C7.3
Special Bulletin (Experiment Station )
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Special Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Special Collections and Rare Books (Library) (1904- )
RG-8/3/6
Special Days
see Centennial and other anniversaries; Special Days RG-1/8
Special Education, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/4
Special Interest Groups, General
see General/Special Interest Groups (Student Body) RG-45/40
Special Programs, Associate Provost for
see Associate Provost for Special Programs (1968-1982) RG-6/4
Special Reports of the University (1917- )
RG-1/00/3
Special Services (Student Affairs)
RG-30/1/6
dingbatSpectrum (1965-1966): student guidebook (View online)
RG 30/00/2
see also Handbooks RG-30/00/2
dingbatSpectrum (1967-2000): student literary and artistic journal (View online)
RG-45/00/S5
Speech Department
see Communication Studies, Department of RG-25/C7
Sponsored Activities (1975-1996)
RG-4/4
see also Coordinator of Research, Graduate School (1958-1973) RG-10/3
Sport Parachute Club
see Parachute Club, Sport RG-45/40/O9.5
Sport Studies Department
RG-25/S8
Sports
RG-18/2
Sports (Photographs)
RG-141
see also Panoramic Photos and Oversize Photos RG-170
Intramural and Recreational Sports (Photographs) (1969-1989) RG-141/1
Sports Club Newsletters
see Athletic Department–Sports Club Newsletter RG-18/2
see also Touchdown Club RG-50/1
Sports Studies
RG-25/S8
Sportsman Club (1911, 1998)
RG-45/40/S4.25
Spotlight (1985-1987, 1995-1997)
RG-11/13
Spot-Light for Extension Workers (Extension Service, Cooperative)
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Spot-Light for Extension Workers (1927-1930) RG-15/8
see also Extension Service, Cooperative– Spot-Light for Mass. Extension Workers (1948-1955) RG-15/8
Spot-Light for Massachusetts Extension Workers (Extension Service, Cooperative)
RG-15/8
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Spot-Light for Massachusetts Extension Workers (1948-1955) RG-15/8
see also Extension Service, Cooperative–Spot-Light for Extension Workers (1927-1930) RG-15/8
Springfield Teacher Recruitment to Increase Diversity in Education
see Project STRIDE (1996- ) RG-13/1/2
dingbatSquib (Student Publication) (1914-1924) (View online)
RG-45/00/S6
SSAM
see State Student Association of Massachusetts (SSAM) RG-45/40/S6.5
SSAM States (Student Publication) (1986 )
RG-45/40/S6.5
STA
see Science and Technology Advancement (STA) (1995- ) RG-39/10
Staff (Photographs)
see Faculty and Staff (Photographs) RG-120
Staff, Faculty and
see Faculty and Staff RG-40
Staff, Faculty and (Photographs)
see Faculty and Staff (Photographs) RG-120
Staff Appeals Committee, Professional
see Professional Staff Appeals Committee RG-40/5/P7.5
Staff Association, University
see University Staff Association (USA) RG-40/5/U6
Staff, Individual Members of Faculty and
see Individual Members of Faculty and Staff RG-40/11
Staff Woman, The (Everywomans Center) (1976-1978)
RG-7/2/00
Stages (Department of Theater) (1991-1992)
RG-25/T3/00
START
see Students Advocating Rights Together (START) RG-45/40/S6.9
State College Review (Office of Public Information) (1926-1931)
RG-5/3
State Planning Board (1930’s)
RG-15/8.5
State Relations
RG-39/2
State Relationships (Official University Committee) (1933-1934)
RG-40/2/S5
State Student Association of Massachusetts (SSAM) (1983- )
RG-45/40/S6.5
State Universities
see Land-Grant Colleges, State Universities RG-60/1
Statesman
see Singing Clubs–Statesman RG-25/M9.5
Statesman, Summer Statesman (Student Publications)
RG-45/00/S7
see also Crier RG-45/00/S7
Summer Crier RG-45/00/S7
Summer News RG-45/00/S7
Summer Time RG-45/00/S7
Solstice RG-45/00/S7
Statewide Higher Education Information Reporting, Committee for (SHEIR) RG-60/11
Statistical Consulting Center
RG-10/6
Statistical Consulting Center Newsletter (1984-1987)
RG-10/6
Statistics
see Mathematics and Statistics Department RG-25/M5
Statistics, University
see University Statistics (USTAT) (1998- ) (Student Special Interest Group) RG-45/40/U8
STEM Education Institute
see Science, Technoloty, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute (1996- ) RG-25/53
STEPNEWS (Secondary Teacher Education Program Newsletter) (1989-1992)
RG-13/00
Stereo Co-ops (1977)
RG-45/40/S4.3
Stockbridge Alumni
RG-50/3
Stockbridge Alumni News (1929- )
RG-50/3
see also The Two Year News (1925-1928) RG-50/3
Stockbridge School (Official University Committee) (1924-1945)
RG-40/2/S6
Stockbridge School of Agriculture (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/5
Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Microfilm)
RG-190/19
Stockbridge Senate
RG-45/5
Stockbridge Student Senate
see Stockbridge Senate RG-45/5
Stonewall Center (1995- )
RG-30/2/6
Stones (Memorial)
see Memorial Stones and Plaques RG-36/50/M4
Store, University
see University Store RG-37/5
dingbatStosag (Stockbridge School Yearbook) (1958-1991, 1993-1995) (View online)
RG-45/00/S8
see also Stosag (duplicates) (1961-1969) RG-99/9
STPEC
see Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC) RG-25/S6
STPEC Newsletter (1975- )
RG-25/S6/00
Strategic Envirotechnology Partnership (STEP) (1993- )
RG-25/S9.5
Strategic Information Technology Center (SITEC) (1998- )
RG-12/8
Strategic Planning Process (Official University Committee) (1993- )
RG-40/2/S6.5
Student Action Committee
see Town Meeting (Student Action Committee) RG-45/12
Student Activities (Official University Committee ) (1909-1911)
RG-40/2/S7
Student Activities Office
RG-30/30
Student activities without formal organization or name
RG-45/100
Student Advocate (Student Senate, Student Government Association (SGA)) (1981-1982)
RG-45/1
Student Affairs
RG-30
Student Affairs and University Life Council (Faculty Senate, 1993-1994)
RG-40/2/A5
Student Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Associate RG-30/1/1
Student Affairs, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1965-1971, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
Student Affairs Committee, RSO Sub-Committee of
see RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee RG-30/23/3
Student Affairs, Committees in
see Committees in Student Affairs RG-30/1/3
Student Affairs, Connection
see Connection RG-30/00
Student Affairs, Handbooks
see Handbooks (Student Affairs) (1890- ) RG-30/00/2
Student Affairs Information Services (SARIS)
see Student Affairs Research and Education Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
Student Affairs Leadership and Development Master’s Degree Program (SADL) (School of Education)
RG-13/4/3/1
Student Affairs, Notes from the Vice Chancellor for
see Notes from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (1973-1978) RG-30/00/1
Student Affairs, Operations Council
see Operations Council (Student Affairs) RG-30/1/2
Student Affairs, Publications
RG-30/00
Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO)
RG-30/27
Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office Reports (SAREO)
RG-30/27
Student Affairs Research, Information and Systems (SARIS)
see Student Affairs Research and Evaluation Office (SAREO) RG-30/27
Student Affairs Review (Official University Committee) (1998- )
RG-40/2/S7.5
Student Affairs, Special Services
see Special Services (Student Affairs) RG-30/1/6
Student Affairs, Vice Chancellor for
see Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs RG-30/1
Student Affairs, Vice Chancellor for–Official Notice (1974-1975)
RG-30/1
Student Alliance for Israel (1982)
RG-45/80/S7.9
Student Body
RG-45
Student Body, Media
see Media, other than publications (Student Body) RG-45/30
Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA)
RG-45/10
Student Christian Association
see Christian Association, Student RG-45/70/C5.3
Student Coalition
RG-45/80/S8
Student Coalition, Public
see Public Student Coalition RG-45/45/P8
Student Communication Board (Faculty Senate, 1966-1970)
RG-40/2/A3
Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Inc. (SCORE) (1974)
RG-45/40/S7
Student Craft Market
see Craft Market (Student) RG-45/40/C7
Student Curriculum Committee
see Curriculum, Student RG-40/2/C9.5
Student Development and Career Planning Center
RG-30/9
see also Counseling and Academic Development Center (CADC) RG-11/8
Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
RG-13/5/2
Student Directories
see Directories, mugbooks, catalogs of graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Directories (Alumni) RG-50/00/1
Student Employees, Union of
see Union of Student Employees RG-45/45/U5
Student Employment Office
see Financial Aid, Scholarships–Student Employment Office RG-30/14
Student Federal Credit Union
see Credit Union, Student Federal RG-45/40/C10
Student Fee Book
see Treasurer--Student Fee Book (1971- ) RG-3/4/1
Student Government Association
see Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1
Student Government, Summer
see Summer Student Government RG-45/6
Student Group for Academic Freedom (SGAF) (1972)
RG-45/40/S7.25
dingbatStudent Handbook (View online)
see Handbook (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
Student Health Records (Microfilms) RG-190/7
Student Housing, Married
see Married Students Housing Committee RG-35/12/2
see also Married Student Housing (Microfilms) RG-190/8
Student Interest Research Seminar
see Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA) RG-45/10
Student Life (Official University Committee) (1911-1924, 1940-1955, n.d.)
RG-40/2/S7L5
Student Life (University Historical Collection) (1868- )
RG-1/204
Student Life Committee (Student Senate) (1936-1945, 1966-1967)
RG-45/7/S7
Student Life, Fraternities and
see Fraternities and Student Life (Official University Committee) RG-40/2/F7
Student Mobilization Committee
see Mobilization Committee, Student RG-45/80/M6
Student Newsnote on Massachusetts Higher Education (1976)
RG-45/00/S8.5
Student Network United to Fight Fires (SNUFF) (1983)
RG-45/40/S7.3
Student Notes and Printing Service (SNPS) (1988-1998)
RG-45/40/S7.35
Student Nurses Association (SNA) (1987-1998)
RG-45/40/S7.4
Student Oratory
see Speaking Contests, Student Oratory RG-25/C7.3
Student Organizations (Photographs)
RG-140
Student Organizations, Miscellaneous (Photographs)
RG-140/3
Student Organizations Office, Recognized
see Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO) RG-30/23
Student Organizing Project (1975-1986)
RG-45/45/O7
Student Papers, Textbooks, Memorabilia, Biography (by year of graduation)
see Classes by Year (including individual students) RG-50/6
Student Personnel Administrative Council
see Dean of Students–Student Personnel Administrative Council RG-30/2
Student Protests and Demonstrations
RG-45/101
Student Publications
RG-45/00
Student Publications and Broadcast Board
see Publications and Broadcast Board, Student RG-45/30/P8
Student Redemption Service
see Redemption Service, Student RG-45/40/R5
Student Rights Advocate (1989-1994)
RG-45/2
Student Run Co-ops and Businesses
see Co-ops and Businesses, Student Run RG-45/40/C6.5
Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA))
RG-45/1
Student Senate, Academic Affairs Committee
see Academic Affairs Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A2
Student Senate, Auto Pool Committee
see Auto Pool Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/A8
Student Senate, Budget Committee
see Budget Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/B8
Student Senate, Committees
see Committees (Student Senate) RG-45/7
see also Joint Committees of Faculty and Senate and Either or Both Student Senates RG-40/4
Student Senate, Communications Committee
see Communications Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/C6
Student Senate, Executive
see Executive, Student Senate (Student Government Association (SGA)) RG-45/1/1
Student Senate, Faculty and Educational Policy, Committee on
see Faculty and Educational Policy Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/F3
Student Senate, Graduate
see Graduate Student Senate RG-45/20
Student Senate, Judiciary
see Judiciary (Student Senate) RG-45/1/2
Student Senate, Lecture Note Program
see Lecture Note Program (Student Senate) RG-45/7/L4
Student Senate, Public Policy
see Public Policy (Student Senate) RG-45/7/P8
Student Senate, Reform Committee
see Reform Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/R4
Student Senate, Rents and Fees
see Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/R5
Student Senate, Student Life Committee
see Student Life Committee (Student Senate) (1936-1945, 1966-1967) RG-45/7/S7
Student Senate, Transit Service
see Transit Service (Student Senate) RG-45/7/T7
Student Senates, Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both
see Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates RG-40/4
Student Services Review Commission, Minority
see Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988) RG-40/2/ M6
Student Support Services
see Graduate Student Support Services RG-9/2/2
Student Telephone Directory
see Directories, mugbooks, catalogs of graduates, etc. RG-1/00/5
Student to Student (Student Publication) (1978)
RG-45/00/S9
Student Union
RG-37/10
Student Union, Campus Center
see Campus Center, Student Union RG-37
Student Union/Campus Center Governing Board (SUG Board)
see Board of Governors (Campus Center, Student Union) RG-37/11
Student Union Committee, Multicultural
see Multicultural Student Union Committee (1991) RG-40/2/M10
Student Union Governing Board
see Board of Governors (Campus Center, Student Union) RG-37/11
Student Union, Radical
see Radical Student Union RG-45/80/R1
Student Unionization (1975-1986)
RG-45/45/S7
Student Video Project
see Union Video Center (Student Video Project) RG-45/30/U5
Student Volunteer Services (SVS) (1974)
RG-45/80/S9
Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) (1961-1985)
RG-45/40/S8.8
Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA)
RG-45/40/S6.7
Students Advocating Rights Together (START) (1986-1988)
RG-45/40/S6.9
Students and Alumni by Class
see Classes (Alumni) RG-50/6
Students and Alumni by Class (Photographs)
RG-130
see also Panoramic Photos RG-170
Students, Dean of
see Dean of Students RG-30/2
Students for a Safe Campus (1988)
RG-45/40/S7.2
Students for America (SFA) (1987)
RG-45/80/S8.3
Students for Democratic Society (SDS) (1968-1988)
RG-45/80/S8.2
Students for Political Action (1967-1980)
RG-45/80/S8.4
Students Housing Committee, Married
see Married Students Housing Committee RG-35/12/2
Students International Meditation Society (SIMS) (1972)
RG-45/70/S8
Students Offering Support (SOS) (1983)
RG-45/80/S8.5
Students, Older
see Counseling Assistance for Older Students (CAOS) RG-45/40/C4
Students On Security (SOS) (1978)
RG-45/40/S4.5
Students’ Party (1966)
RG-45/80/S8.6
Students Rights Advocates (1989-1994)
RG-45/2
Students United for Public Education (SUPE) (1979)
RG-45/40/S7.5
Study, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1966-1967)
RG-40/2/A3
Study of Communication, Center for
see Center for the Study of Communication (CAC) RG-25/C7.6
Subject Files (Photographs)
RG-146
Subject Files (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50
Suburban Education, Proposed Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/9
Suburban Experiment Station, Waltham
RG-15/9
SUG Board (Student Union/Campus Center Governing Board)
see Board of Governors (Campus Center, Student Union) RG-37/11
SUMMA
see Bilingual Collegiate Program–Springfield/UMass Minority Achievement Program (SUMMA) RG-6/4/6.5
Summer Collegian (Student Publication) (1958)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Collegian, Massachusetts (Student Publication) (1976-1977)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Counseling
see New Students Program, Summer Counseling RG-30/9/2
see also Counseling Center RG-30/9/1
Summer Crier
see Statesman, Summer Statesman RG-45/00/S7
Summer News
see Statesman, Summer Statesman RG-45/00/S7
Summer Repertory Theatre
RG-25/T3.4
Summer School, Short Courses
RG-6/17
Summer Repertory Theatre
RG-25/T3.4
Summer School, Short Courses (1907-1977)
RG-6/17
see also Festivals, Fine Arts RG-11/16
Summer School Wail (Student Publication) (1909)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Session Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964-1971)
RG-40/2/A3
Summer Session News (Student Publication) (1960-1963)
RG-45/00/S10
Summer Statesman
see Statesman, Summer Statesman (Student Publication) RG-45/00/S7
Summer Student Government
RG-45/6
Summer Times (Student Publication) (1964)
RG-45/00/S10
Sun Wheel (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/S12
SUPE
see Students United for Public Education (SUPE) RG-45/40/S7.5
Superconductors, Task Force on (1985- )
RG-40/2/S8
see also Computing, Provosts Task Force on Academic (Official University Committee) (1984- ) RG-40/2/C6.7
SVS
see Student Volunteer Services (SVS) RG-45/80/S9
SWAG
see Southwest Area Government (SWAG) RG-45/9
SWAP
see Student Workshop on Activities Problems (SWAP) RG-45/40/S8.8
Swimming
see Sports, Womens Swimming (1954-1974, 1996- )
Swimming and Diving
see Sports, Mens Swimming and Diving (1940’s) RG-18/2
Sylvan (Residential Buildings)
RG-36/102/S9
Sylvan Area Government
RG-45/16
Sylvan Parchment, The (1976)
RG-45/00/S11
SymCom (School of Education) (1971)
RG-13/00
Synergy (Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research) (1977- )
RG-9/00
Systems Neuroscience, Center for
RG-25/S10
Systems Office (Library)
RG-8/1/4

New WORLD Theater

Finding aid

New WORLD Theater Records, 1979-2010.

41 boxes (61.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 025/F2/N4
Photo by Edward Cohen, 2002
Photo by Edward Cohen, 2002

New WORLD Theater was founded at UMass Amherst in 1979 by Roberta Uno with the mission of presenting innovative works of theater by contemporary artists of color, with the goal of fostering creative communities, promoting cultural equity, and embracing diverse cultural backgrounds, social engagement, and a commitment to justice. For more than thirty years New WORLD Theater produced many dozens of plays and other dramatic works representing new voices in the theater, as well as plays from the traditional multicultural repertory, and they have supported the arts through performance residencies, conferences and colloquia, and a variety of initiatives aimed at the diverse communities they serve, youth, and theater professionals. New WORLD Theater has contributed significantly to national conversations on cultural equity. After more than three decades of acclaim and recognition, New WORLD Theater was closed by UMass Amherst in summer 2010.

The bulk of the New WORLD Theater collection consists of administrative records documenting the day-to-day activities of the theater, however, it also contains an extensive and exceptionally rich archive of taped interviews, conferences, and theatrical productions. Taken together, the audiovisual material traces the history of New WORLD through the words and performances of artists who both contributed to and benefited from the theater.

Subjects

  • African Americans--Drama
  • American drama--Minority authors
  • Asian Americans--Drama
  • Ethnic groups--United States--Drama
  • Hispanic Americans--Drama
  • Minorities--United States--Drama
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contributors

  • New WORLD Theater
  • Page, Priscilla
  • Uno, Roberta, 1956-

Types of material

  • Audiovisual materials
  • Sound recordings

Peasley, Alonzo A.

Finding aid

Alonzo A. Peasley Diaries, 1861-1863.

2 vols. (0.2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 608 bd
Fragments of the 1st Massachusetts Infantry flag
Fragments of the 1st Massachusetts Infantry flag

Born in Dorchester, Mass., Alonzo A. Peasley enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Infantry in May 1861, only weeks after the outbreak of the Civil War. Sent almost immediately southward, Peasley’s regiment was deployed in the Battles of Glendale and First Bull Run in July, and served with the Army of the Potomac throughout the Peninsular Campaign, Frederickbsurg, and Chancellorsville. As part of the 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps on July 2, 1863, the 1st Massachusetts suffered a 40% casualty rate during fierce fighting along the Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg, with Peasley sustaining serious wounds. Hospitalized for several months, he was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps to serve out his enlistment. In later life, Peasley worked as a letter carrier in Boston.

Exceptionally well-written, observant, and above all active, Peasley’s diaries offer a fine account of a private’s life in the Civil War. The two volumes include detailed descriptions of life in the 1st Massachusetts Infantry covering the entire period from the day the regiment left the state in June 1861 until the time of Peasley’s wounding at Gettysburg in July 1863. Among the highlights are a minutely detailed, thoroughly extended account of Peasley’s first major engagements (Blackburn’s Ford and First Bull Run), excellent account for the Peninsular Campaign, and a stunning account of the Second Battle of Bull Run.

Subjects

  • Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
  • Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862
  • Peninsular Campaign, 1862
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States. Army--Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)

Contributors

  • Peasley, Alonzo A

Types of material

  • Diaries

Social change colloquia past

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.”

Colloquium 2013 (Tue. March 5)

Peace and War: Assessing the Legacies of Sixties Activism Today

Author Tom Fels and media artist Mark Tribe will speak on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in Room 2601 on Floor 26, of the Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst. The event, “Peace and War: Assessing the Legacies of Sixties Activism Today,” marks the completion of the eighth annual Social Change Colloquium.

Longtime independent writer and researcher Tom Fels’ new book Buying the Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune (UMass Press, 2012) explores the long history of Montague Farm, north of Amherst, one of the era’s iconic experiments in social change. Before drawing his own conclusions about it in the book, he recounts the farm’s many early contributions to the counterculture, and later the farm’s devolution at the hands of competing farm-family factions, inviting us to question the balance between idealism and effectiveness. “For today’s young,” says Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties, “the economic future is far more bleak and global warming an unprecedented threat. Out of necessity, many will be searching for meaningful forms of communal self-sufficiency, healthful food, and renewable energy. Tom Fels’ captivating and profound reflection on one earlier commune, Montague Farm, founded in the 1960s, offers hard-learned reflections, some practical, some eternal, from a time when communes were the chosen path of many.” In the first hour of the colloquium Fels will read from Buying the Farm. There will be a question and answer period following the reading.

Mark Tribe is part of the next generation to be inspired by sixties activism. His Port Huron Project (2006-2009) is a series of reenactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the Vietnam era. Enacted at the site of the original event, each speech was delivered by an actor or performance artist. Videos of these performances have been screened on campuses, exhibited in art spaces, and distributed online as open-source media. As Julia Bryan-Wilson wrote in Artforum, in January 2008, “More than just recovering the past, these re-speaking projects use archival speeches to ask questions about the current place of stridency and forceful dissent, and the possibilities of effective, galvanizing political discourse.” In bringing the words of Cesar Chavez, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and others to the public through contemporary media, Tribe, in this portion of his work, creatively recycles earlier activism to relate it to issues of today. In the second hour of the colloquium, Tribe will show and discuss some of his work.

Colloquium 2012: Part I (Tue. Oct. 2)

Anna Gyorgy and Lionel Delevingne: To the Village Square: Reflections on an Experiment in American Democracy

Delevingne will discuss the mass media’s role in the nuclear power issue and his own responsibility before and after the Three Mile Island accident and Chernobyl disaster. Anna Gyorgy will discuss citizen action and democracy, with international examples based on her work with the Clamshell Alliance, and, more recently, with the strong German anti-nuclear/pro-solar movements.

New England was an epicenter of the antinuclear movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Sparked by the proposed construction of nuclear power plants in Montague, Massachusetts, and Seabrook, New Hampshire, a grass-roots movement blossomed in the region, drawing on a long tradition of non-violent political protest. Shortly after arriving in the United States from his native France in 1975, the photojournalist Lionel Delevingne began covering the antinuclear movement, including the history of civil disobedience and occupation at Seabrook, the aftermath of the Three Mile Island disaster, and other protests from New York to South Carolina and Europe.
Delevingne is the co-author of Drylands, a Rural American Saga (University of Nebraska Press, 2011); Northampton: Reflections on Paradise (Nouveau Monde Press, 1988); and Franco-American Viewpoints (Nouveau Monde Press/Wistariahurst Museum, 1988). His work has been exhibited frequently in the U.S. and abroad and published widely in the mainstream and alternative press, including the New York Times, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair, Le Figaro Magazine, and Die Zeit. Delevingne has participated in many award-winning projects sponsored by National Endowment of the Arts/Humanities (NEA), Massachusetts Endowment for the Humanities, University & College Designers Association (UCDA), University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Anna Gyorgy was active in the early movement against nuclear power, and is the author-editor of the classic work NO NUKES: Everyone’s Guide to Nuclear Power (South End Press, 1979/1981). She is in the process of returning to the U.S. after 25 years abroad, where she has since 1999 coordinated the multi-lingual website project: “Women and Life on Earth” (www.wloe.org).

The related exhibit “To the Village Square” includes some of the movement’s most memorable images, shot by Delevingne, along with materials drawn from the rich anti-nuclear collections held in the UMass Amherst Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Colloquium 2011

Tom Weiner: “Stories of the Vietnam Draft and War:
Why These Stories Need to be Told in their Variety, their Intensity and their Honesty” (Nov. 10)

Social justice activist Tom Weiner will give a talk on his recently published book Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft. The book is the fruit of years of extensive interviews with chapters for people who made different choices among the available options: to serve, to resist, to leave the country, to become a conscientious objector, or to find a way around the draft altogether as well as a chapter for those who loved, counseled and supported. His presentation will include several of his interview subjects who will share parts of their testimonies. Weiner recently donated the tapes of the interviews and the transcripts to Special Collections and University Archives.

Colloquium 2010: Part I (Fri. Oct. 1, 1.30 pm)

Steve Lerner: Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States
Lerner book cover

On Friday, October 1, Steve Lerner will talk about his new book Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States. The event will be held from 1.30-3pm in the Gordon Hall, 418 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst.

Across the United States, thousands of people, most of them in low-income or minority communities, live next to heavily polluting industrial sites. Many of them reach a point at which they say “Enough is enough.” In Sacrifice Zones, published by MIT Press in 2010, Steve Lerner tells the stories of twelve communities, from Brooklyn to Pensacola, that rose up to fight the industries and military bases causing disproportionately high levels of chemical pollution.

Steve Lerner is research director of Commonweal and the author of Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today’s Environmental Problems.

This event is co-sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute’s Environmental Working Group and Special Collections & University Archives

Colloquium 2010: Part II (Thurs. Oct. 28, 6pm)

Amy Bass: Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? The 1968 Olympics and the Creation of the Black Athlete.

On Thurs. October 28, Amy Bass will talk on “Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? The 1968 Olympics and the Creation of the Black Athlete,” in Room 803, Campus Center, UMass Amherst. The event is co-sponsored by the Feinberg Family Lecture Series organized by the UMass Amherst Department of History, and is free and open to the public.

Amy Bass is professor of history at the College of New Rochelle. She is the author of Not the Triumph But the Struggle: 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete and Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois. She is the editor of In the Game: Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century. Bass has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Stony Brook University. Her research interests include African American history, modern American culture, identity politics, and historical theory and methodology. She has served as research supervisor for the NBC Olympic unit at the Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake, Athens, and Torino Olympic Games.

Dr. Bass’s talk will explore the black power protest at the Mexico City Olympic Games by Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968. Their moment on the victory dais effectively linked American sports and racial politics in the U.S. She will examine how the black power protest in Mexico became the defining image of the 1968 Olympics. She will also explore how the Olympic Project for Human Rights mobilized black athletes to assume a new set of responsibilities alongside their athletic prowess, forcing Americans, and the world, to reconsider the role of sports within civil rights movements.

2009 (Oct. 29): A Conversation

Raymond Mungo, 1968
Raymond Mungo
Raymond Mungo was a key figure in the literary world of the late 1960s counterculture. A founder of the Liberation News Service — an alternative press agency that distributed news reflecting a left-oriented, antiwar, countercultural perspective — Mungo moved to Vermont during the summer of 1968 and settled on a commune. A novelist and writer, his first book, Famous Long Ago: My Life and Hard Times With Liberation News Service (1970) is considered a classic account of the countercultural left, and his follow-up Total Loss Farm (1971), based on his experiences on the Packer Corners commune, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Mungo has written several novels, screenplays, dozens of essays, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles during a literary career of more than four decades. For the past ten years, he has worked as a social worker in Los Angeles, tending primarily to AIDS patients and the severely mentally ill.
Todd Gitlin
While a college student in the early 1960s, Todd Gitlin rose to national prominence as a writer and theorist of the New Left. A president of Students for a Democratic Society in 1963-1964, he was a central figure in the civil rights and antiwar movements, helping to organize the first national mobilization against the war in Vietnam, the March on Washington of 1965. After receiving degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of California Berkeley, Gitlin joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he is currently Professor of Journalism and Sociology and Chair of the doctoral program in Communications. Over the past thirty years, he has written extensively on mass communication, the media, and journalism. The author of twelve books, Gitlin is today a noted public intellectual and prominent critic of both the left and right in American politics, arguing that pragmatic coalition building should replace ideological purity and criticizing the willingness of those on both sides to use violence to reach ends to power.

Talk II:

Thurs, Oct. 29, 2009, 4 p.m., span class=”bold”>Blake Slonecker
Assistant Professor of History at Waldorf College, will present a talk, “Living the Moment: Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the New Left, 1967-1981.

2008 (Oct. 30): Then and Now: Sixties Activism and New Realities

Junius Williams
Writer and activist.
Parker Donham
Journalist and former press secretary for Eugene McCarthy

2007 (Oct. 30): Fifty Years of Radical Activism: An Evening with Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden
Fmr President of Students for a Democratic Society
For nearly fifty years, Tom Hayden’s name has been synonymous with social change. As a founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1961, he was author of its visionary call, the Port Huron Statement, the touchstone for a generation of activists. As a Freedom Rider in the Deep South in the early 1960s, he was arrested and beaten in rural Georgia and Mississippi. As a community organizer in Newark’s inner city in 1964, he was part of an effort to create a national poor people’s campaign for jobs and empowerment.
When the Vietnam War invaded American lives, Hayden became a prominent voice in opposition, organizing teach-ins and demonstrations, writing, and making one of the first trips to Hanoi in 1965 to meet with the other side. One of the leaders of the street demonstrations against the war at the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, he was one of eight organizers indicted — and eventually acquitted — on charges of conspiracy and incitement.
After the political system opened in the 1970s, Hayden organized the grass-roots Campaign for Economic Democracy in California, which won dozens of local offices and shut down a nuclear power plant through a referendum for the first time. He was elected to the California state assembly in 1982, and the state senate ten years later, serving eighteen years in all, and he has twice served on the national platform committee of the Democratic Party.

2007 (Oct. 30): The Sixties: The Way We Really Were

Johnny Flynn, Tim Koster, Sheila Lennon, Karen Smith
As part of its annual Colloquium on Social Change, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives of UMass Amherst presents a panel discussion and readings from a new book, Time it Was: American Stories from the Sixties, a set of short memoirs written by people who participated in a wide variety of Sixties-era movements and events. Join us for speakers Johnny Flynn (American Indian Movement), Sheila Lennon (Woodstock), Tim Koster (Draft Lottery “Winner” and Conscientious Objector), and Karen Manners Smith, who spent five years in a religious cult.
For students, the readings and discussion provide an opportunity to hear stories that move beyond Sixties mythology towards an appreciation of the real — but no less exciting — experiences of young people in that tumultuous era. Non-students and members of the Five College and surrounding communities will find this panel discussion a chance to reconnect with their own memories of the period.

2006: Building the Left in the Age of the Right: Developing a Lifetime Commitment

Eric Mann and Lian Hurst Mann
Labor/Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles
Flier announcing the event (pdf)

2005: Crossroads: A Colloquium on Social Change

Carl Oglesby
Writer, antiwar activist, former President of SDS
Tom Fels
Curator, writer, fmr resident of Montague Farm Commune
Catherine Blinder
Activist, writer, fmr resident of Tree Frog Farm Commune
Flier announcing the event (pdf)

University Archives

Goat cart at football game with Amherst College, ca.1913
Goat cart at football game vs.
Amherst College, ca.1913

The University Archives contains the official and unofficial records of the University of Massachusetts Amherst throughout its evolution from a small agricultural college into a dynamic and complex university. Within the archives are letters and artifacts, records, photographs, and sound recordings documenting the lives of its founders, the pursuits of its faculty, and the changing attitudes of its students and alumni, revealing what high quality public education means to our Commonwealth and nation.

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Among the hundreds of discrete collections and over 13,000 linear feet of records are the official papers of Chancellors, Presidents, Trustees, and other administrators; information about the University’s academic units and student organizations; and the founding documents of our sister campuses at Worcester, Boston, Lowell, and Dartmouth. The papers of faculty members add a wealth of information about the lives and intellectual pursuits of our campus community as well as their chosen academic disciplines.

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Africa-America Institute

Digital (+)Finding aid

Africa-America Institute Records, ca.1953-2014.

439 boxes (658.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 849
Studying in Lesotho, 1963
Studying in Lesotho, 1963

Founded in 1953 by a multi-racial collective of educators including Horace Mann Bond, then President of Lincoln University, and William Leo Hansberry, a professor of history at Howard University, the Africa American Institute has encouraged and supported African students in pursuit of higher education in the United States. From its early years, AAI provided financial and social support for African students studying in the U.S., but it has expanded its activities in scope with the goal of helping to building leadership for Africa within the academic, professional, business, and policy making classes. It has become a vibrant intellectual center for developing human capacity, drawing together thought leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs interested in issues relating to the continent.

A massive body of material documenting the history of the AAI from its founding in the early 1950s to the present, the collection is a remarkable resource for study of American relations with Africa as the continent emerged from colonial domination. With a focus on the history of educational support and exchange between the continents, the collection contains a vibrant record of the growth of leadership in Africa.

Subjects

  • Africa--Foreign relations--United States
  • Education, Higher--Africa
  • United States--Foreign relations--Africa

Contributors

  • Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972

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  • Photographs

African American history

Founders of the Niagara Movement, ca.1905

Founders of the Niagara Movement,
ca.1905

The acquisition of the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois in 1972 established SCUA as a center for research in African American history. In subsequent years, UMass has supported publication of three volumes of Du Bois’ correspondence and SCUA has digitized the papers and made them freely available on the internet while serving as a resource for many dozens of scholarly articles and books. SCUA continues in its efforts to build around the Du Bois collection, adding other important printed and manuscript materials both in African American history and in the history of efforts to promote social change.

Every February, SCUA and the Du Bois Department of Afro-Americans Studies at UMass Amherst commemorate Du Bois’s birthday by co-sponsoring a public colloquium on Du Bois and his legacy. Our lecturers have included distinguished scholars such as Herbert and Bethina Aptheker, Randolph Bromery, Clayborne Carson, Arnold Rampersad, and David Levering Lewis.

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