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Tai Chi Club (1980)
RG-45/40/T3
Take-Off (Student Publication) (1943-1944)
RG-45/00/T2
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Talent Search Program, Educational
see Educational Talent Search Program (1991- ) RG-30/4/2
Taped Information Phone Service (TIPS)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Tapes (Sound Recordings)
RG-185/2
Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/T3
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899-1949)
RG-45/90/T3
Teacher, Distinguished Awards
see Awards, Prizes–Distinguished Teacher Awards RG-1/11
Teacher Education
see Teacher Education, Center for (School of Education) RG-13/3/21/5 and
RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
RG-13/5/3
Teacher Education, Center for–Day Teacher Preparation Program
RG-13/3/21/5 and RG-13/3/23/4
Teacher Education Coordinating Council (TECC) (School of Education)
RG-13/1/1
Teacher Improvement
see Assistantships, Teacher Improvement (Graduate School) RG-10/1/20
see also Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teacher Improvement Office
see Instructional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching, Center for
see Center for Teaching (1989- ) RG-6/3/1
Teaching Development Program (Lilly Endowment) (1987- )
RG-6/21
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1975-1983)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1993) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement Office
see Institutional Resources and Improvement, Center for RG-6/18
Teaching Improvement and Evaluation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1983- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1983- ) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Loads, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Teaching of Written and Oral English, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980)
RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Principles (Official University Committee) (1937-1938)
RG-40/2/T3
Teaching TA’s/TO’s (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/4
TEAMS
see Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) RG-7/12
TECC
see Teacher Education Coordinating Council (School of Education) RG-13/1/1
Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality
see Environmental Quality, Technical Guidance Center for RG-25/E7
Technical Notes–Computer Science (1968-1971)
RG-29/00/3
Technical Services (Library) (1965- )
RG-8/4
TEI
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Tel Com News (1988- )
RG-6/5/1
Telecommunications
RG-35/17
see also Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information, Associate RG-6/5
Telephone Directories
see Faculty and staff, biography, lists, directories (collective) RG-40/10
Telephone Directories, Student
see Directories… (Student) RG-1/00/5
Telephone System, University
see Telecommunications RG-35/17
Tenant Association, UMass (UMTA)
see U-Mass Tenant Association (UMTA) RG-35/12/3
Tenants Organizing Project (Student Special Interest Group) (1988)
RG-45/40/T4
Tenants Survival Kit (1973-1975)
RG-30/25
Tennis
see Sports, Men’s Tennis (1909) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Tennis (1996- ) RG-18/2
Tenure (Faculty)
RG-40/1/5
see also Provost (Tenure Decision List) RG-6/1
Tenure and Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate, 1962-1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Publications–Handbooks RG-40/1
Tenure Recommendations RG-2/2/1

Terminal Projects
see Masters Theses and Terminal Projects (1894- ) RG-46/2
Textbook Annex (Campus Center)
RG-37/8
Textbook Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Textbooks, Student
see Classes, by year (including individual students) RG-50/6
TGC Bulletin (Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality) (1969-1978)
RG-25/E7/00
The Environmental Institute (TEI) (1970- )
RG-6/4/14
see also Man and Environment, Institute for–Report and Proposal Series RG-6/4/14
Theatre (Student Organization Photographs)
RG-140/1
Theatre (Summer Series)
see Theatre in the Works (Summer Series) RG-25/T3.9
Theatre–Commonwealth Stage
RG-25/T3
Theatre Department
RG-25/T3
Theatre Guild, Music
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Theatre in the Works (Summer Series)
RG-25/T3.9
Theatre News (Five College) (1980- )
RG-25/T3/00
Theses and Dissertations (Film and Videotapes)
RG-186/2
Theses: Doctoral, Masters, Senior Honors
RG-46
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Masters and Terminal Projects (1894- )
see Masters Theses RG-46/2
see also Theses and Dissertations (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/2
Theses, Senior Honors
see Senior Honors Theses/Projects/Portfolios (1894 – ) RG-46/3
Theta Chi (1941- )
RG-45/90/T4
Theta Phi (1910)
RG-45/90/T4.5
Third World Community Program (Student Social Action Group) (1973- )
RG-45/80/T5
see also Governance (School of Education) RG-13/3/3
Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/5
see also Women of Color Program (1993-1998) / Women of Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) (1998- ) RG-7/2/2/9
Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5

Ticket Processing Office
see Parking Services RG-35/21
Tillis Commission
see Minority Student Services Review Commission (1988) RG-40/2/M6
Tips (News Bureau) (1987-1988)
RG-5/3/3
TIPS (Taped Information Phone Service)
see Information Data Bank RG-30/2/4
Toby Reservation, Mt.
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/10
Touchdown Club (1987-1989)
RG-50/1
Tour Service, University
see University Tour Service (1984- ) RG-30/4/1
see also ARCON (Guide Service) (1965-1984) RG-45/90/A7
Toward Tomorrow Fair (Films and Videotapes)
RG-186/5
Tower, Cellular
see Cellular Tower (Physical Plant) (1993) RG-36/50/C4
Tower Library
see Library, W.E.B. Du Bois (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Town Meeting (Student Action Committee)
RG-45/12
Town Statistics, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/2.23
Topol, Sidney – Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG- 186/10

Track

see Sports, Men’s Track (1908) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Track and Field (1993- ) RG-18/2
Trade and Economics, Institute for North American
see North American Trade and Economics, Institute for RG-25/N6
Traffic and Parking Appeals Board (1972- )
RG-40/2/T7
see also Parking and Transportation Council (1972-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Transdisciplinary Education Cluster (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21
Transfer Affairs
RG-30/7
Transit Service Committee (Student Senate) (1969- )
RG-45/7/T7
Transitions (School of Education) (1977-1978, 1981)
RG-7/00
Transitions (1987)
RG-45/00/T7
see also Minority Graduate Student Association.
Translation Center
see Interpreters Studies Program–Translation Center RG-25/I7
Transmitter
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Transmitter (1953-1955) RG-15/8
Transportation (University-run)
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Transit Services (Student Senate Bus Service) RG-45/7/T7
Transportation, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Transportation Center, University of Massachusetts
see University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) (1994- ) RG-25/T4
Transportation Council, Parking and
see Parking and Transportation Council (1927-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Travel Funds
RG-40/1/7
Travel Office (Campus Center, Student Union)
RG-37/7
Travesty, The (1990)
RG-45/T8/00
Treasurer
RG-3/4/1
Treasurer, Associate
RG-3/4/4
Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971)
RG-3/4/1
Treasurer, University
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Treasurer’s Office
RG-3/4
Tree News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Tree News (1993- ) RG-15/8
Tree Planting on Campus (Physical Plant) (1961)
RG-36/50/T6
Trees (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/T7
Trend (School of Education) (1964-1974)
RG-13/00
see also Trend Newsletter (1969-1974) RG-13/00
Trend Newsletter (1969-1974)
RG-13/00
see also Trend (1964-74) RG-13/00
Tri Sig
see Sigma Sigma Sigma RG-45/90/S5.9
Triathlon Club (1989-1991)
RG-45/40/T7
Trope: A Journal of Critical Fictions (1982)
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Troy (Student Publication) (1990)
RG-45/00/T9
Troy Lecture Series
RG-186/9
Trustees (1864- )
RG-2
see also Trustees (Microfilms) RG-190/2
Trustees (Microfilms)
RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs)
RG-110/2
Trustees Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
RG-2/5
Trustees, Board of
RG-190/2
Trustees, Board Reports (1972-1975)
RG-2/1/2
Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988)
RG-2/7
Trustees Council (1972-1976)
RG-2/4
Trustees, Documents (1963- )
RG-2/2
Trustees, Individual (1863- )
RG-2/3
Note: By date of appointment: biographies, publications.
see also Building Files (those buildings named for individual Trustees) RG-36/101-104
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Minutes (1906- )
RG-2/1
see also Trustees Microfilm RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Publications (1863- )
RG-2/00
Trustees, Work Folders (1970-1980) (Restricted Access)
RG-2/6
Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
TSA
see Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5
TSA
see Turkish Student Association (TSA) (1994- ) RG-45/40/T7
Tuition, Fees (1900- )
RG-1/205
see also Institutional Studies RG-4/3
Tuition Remission, ad hoc Committee to Study (Faculty Senate, 1964-1965)
RG-40/2/A3
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Storm Drains)
RG-36/50/T8
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Pedestrian Walkways)
see Buildings (i.e. Power Plant, University Library, etc.) RG-36/100
see also Campus Center RG-37/1
Turf Bulletin (Plant and Soil Sciences, Dept. of (1982-1985)
RG-25/P4/00
Turf Clippings (1963, 1973-1979)
see Turfgrass Conference Proceedings (Conference Services) (1981-1984) RG-7/3
Turfgrass Field Day Reports (1978, 1981-1987)
RG-7/3
Turkish Student Association
RG-45/80/T7
Turkish Student Organization (1993)
RG-45/40/T8
Tutorial Center
see Learning Resources Center RG-6/12
Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)
RG-7/12
TV
see Radio, TV (Public Affairs) RG-5/6
Twelve Month Year, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1959)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Year-Round Operation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963) RG-40/2/A3
12 to 1 (Commonwealth Clericals)
RG-40/5/T9
Two-Year School
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two-Year School) RG-15/5

Francis, Robert, 1901-1987

Robert Francis Papers, 1891-1988.

17 boxes (8.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 403
Robert Francis, by Frank A. Waugh,<br />Nov. 1939
Robert Francis, by Frank A. Waugh,
Nov. 1939

The poet and essayist Robert Francis settled in Amherst, Mass., in 1926, three years after his graduation from Harvard, and created a literary life that stretched for the better part of half a century. An associate of Robert Frost and friend of many other writers, Francis occasionally worked as a teacher or lecturer, including a brief stint on the faculty at Mount Holyoke College, but he sustained himself largely through his writing, living simply in “Fort Juniper,” a cottage he built on Market Hill Road in North Amherst. A recipient of the Shelley Award (1939) and the Academy of American Poets award for distinguished poetic achievement (1984), Francis was a poet in residence at both Tufts (1955) and Harvard (1960) Universities. He died in Amherst in July 1987.

The Francis Papers contains both manuscript and printed materials, drafts and finished words, documenting the illustrious career of the poet. Of particular note is Francis’s correspondence with other writers, publishing houses, and readers, notably Paul Theroux. Also contains personal photographs and Francis family records and a small number of audio recordings of Francis reading his poetry. Letters from Francis to Regina Codey, 1936-1978, can be found in MS 314 along with two typescript poems by Francis.

Connect to another siteListen to interviews with Francis on Poems to a Listener", 1977-1978

Subjects

  • Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Poetry--Publishing
  • Poets--Massachusetts
  • University of Massachusetts Press

Contributors

  • Brown, Rosellen
  • Ciardi, John, 1916-
  • De Vries, Peter
  • Fitts, Dudley, 1903-
  • Francis, Robert, 1901-1987
  • Hall, Donald, 1928-
  • Humphries, Rolfe
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
  • Moss, Howard, 1922-
  • Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
  • Theroux, Paul
  • Wilbur, Richard, 1921-

Types of material

  • Audiotapes
  • Phonograph records
  • Photographs

Hall, Madeline

Madeline and Winthrop Goddard Hall Papers, 1907-1957 (Bulk: 1907-1914).

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 603

Residents of Worcester, Mass., Madeline and Winthrop Goddard Hall were part of an extended community of young friends and family associated with the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, including Charlotte and Edwin St. John Ward, Margaret Hall, and Ruth Ward Beach. From 1907 to 1914, Edwin Ward was sent as a missionary to the Levant, working as a physician and teacher at Aintab College in present-day Turkey and Syrian Protestant College in Beirut. Margaret Hall and Ruth Beach were stationed in China, teaching in Tientsin, at the Ponasang Women’s College in Fuzhou, and at the Bridgeman School in Shanghai.

The Hall Papers include 67 lengthy letters from the Ottoman Empire and China, the majority from Charlotte and Edwin Ward. Intimate and often intense, the correspondence provides insight into the social and family life of missionaries and gives a strong sense of the extended community of missionaries.

Subjects

  • American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
  • Lebanon--Description and travel
  • Missionaries--China
  • Missionaries--Middle East
  • Turkey--Description and travel

Contributors

  • Beach, Ruth Ward
  • Hall, Madeline
  • Hall, Margaret
  • Hall, Winthrop Goddard, 1881-1977
  • Ward, Charlotte
  • Ward, Edwin St. John

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

Kehler, Randy

Randy Kehler Papers, 1978-1997.

17 boxes (7.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 396

A veteran of the peace movement and founder of the Traprock Peace Center (1979), Randy Kehler was active in the National Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, the Peace Development Fund, and the Working Group on Electoral Democracy. Beginning in 1977, he and his wife became war tax resisters, withholding federal income tax to protest U.S. military expenditures, donating it instead to charity. As a consequence, their home was seized by the IRS in 1989, setting up a protracted legal struggle that resulted in Kehler’s arrest and imprisonment and the sale of the house. They remain tax resisters.

The Kehler Papers document the five year struggle (1989-1994) against the seizure and sale of the Kehlers’ home by the IRS. The collection includes meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings; letters to the editor, essays, articles, plans and strategy documents for the vigil set outside the Kehler home; support committee information and actions; correspondence with government officials, the IRS, and the Justice Department; letters of support; documents from the legal proceedings; and political literature addressing the Kehlers’ situation.

Subjects

  • Activists--Massachusetts
  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Argo, Ed
  • Colrain (Mass.)
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • Political activists--Massachusetts
  • Tax collection--Massachusetts--Colrain
  • Tax evasion--Massachusetts--Colrain
  • Tax-sales--Massachusetts--Colrain
  • Taxation--Law and Legislation
  • Traprock Peace Center
  • Valley Community Land Trust
  • War tax resitance--Massachusetts--Colrain
  • Withholding tax--Law and legislation
  • Withholding tax--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Corner, Betsy
  • Kehler, Randy
  • Link, Mary
  • Mosely, Don
  • Nelson, Juanita

Types of material

  • Court records
  • Diaries
  • Legal documents
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Scrapbooks

Lewis, Gertrude Minnie, 1896-

Gertrude M. Lewis Papers, ca.1920-2001.

6 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 096
Gertrude
Gertrude "Jean" Lewis, ca.1935

Overcoming a deeply impoverished childhood, Gertrude Lewis struggled to build a career in education, putting herself through college and graduate school. At the age of 32, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State, continuing on to a masters degree at New York University (1933), and finally, at age 51, a PhD from Yale (1947). For many years after receiving her doctorate, Lewis was employed as a Specialist for Upper Grades with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington. Among other career highlights, Lewis spent two years in Japan (1950-1951) as a Consultant in Elementary Education in the Education Section of the Allied Occupation government (SCAP). Lewis outlived her life partner, Ruth Totman, dying at home on December 10, 1996, a few months after her one hundredth birthday.

The Lewis Papers document the work and life of an educator of the masses, a traveler of the world, and a woman of the twentieth century. Documents pertaining to her work as an educator of both young students and veteran teachers show the changes within the theory and practice of pedagogy over time, over various geographic locales, and also highlight her role in that change. This collection also documents the numerous on-going side projects on which Lewis worked, including fostering creativity in schoolchildren, a biography of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, and her own poetry and prose.

Subjects

  • Education, Elementary--Japan
  • Education, Elementary--United States--History
  • Education--Evaluation
  • Education--United States--History
  • Health Education--United States
  • Japan--Civilization--American influences
  • Students--Health and hygiene

Contributors

  • Lewis, Gertrude Minnie, 1896-
  • Totman, Conrad D
  • Totman, Ruth J

Types of material

  • Motion pictures (Visual work)
  • Photographs

Lyman Family Papers

Lyman Family Papers, 1839-1942.

7 boxes (2.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 634
Edward H.R. and Catharine A. Lyman on their wedding day
Edward H.R. and Catharine A. Lyman on their wedding day

The descendants of Joseph Lyman (1767-1847) flourished in nineteenth century Northampton, Mass., achieving social prominence, financial success, and a degree of intellectual acclaim. Having settled in Northampton before 1654, just a generation removed from emigration, the Lymans featured prominently in the development of the Connecticut River Valley. A Yale-educated clerk of the Hampshire County courts, Joseph’s descendants included sons Joseph Lyman (an engineer and antislavery man) and Samuel Fowler Lyman (a jurist), and three Harvard-educated grandsons, Benjamin Smith Lyman (a geologist and traveler in Meiji-era Japan) and brothers Joseph and Frank Lyman (both trained in the natural sciences).

Consisting of the scattered correspondence and photographic record of three generations of an intellectually adventurous Northampton family, the Lyman collection explores the ebb and flow of family relations, collegiate education, and educational travel in Europe during the mid-nineteenth century, with important content on antislavery and the Free State movement in Kansas. Although the family’s tendency to reuse names (repeatedly) presents a challenge in distinguishing the various recipients, the focal points of the collection include the geologist Benjamin Smith Lyman, his uncle Joseph (1812-1871), cousins Joseph (1851-1883) and Frank, and Frank’s son Frank Lyman, Jr. Antislavery is a major theme in the letters of Samuel F. Lyman to his son Benjamin, and in the letterbook of the Kansas Land Trust, an affiliate of the New England Emigrant Aid Company, of which the elder Joseph was Treasurer.

Subjects

  • Antislavery movements--Massachusetts
  • Germany--Description and travel--19th century
  • Harvard University--Students
  • Kansas Land Trust
  • Kansas--History--1854-1861
  • New England Emigrant Aid Company

Contributors

  • Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886
  • Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
  • Lyman, Joseph B, 1812-1871

Types of material

  • Photographs

Machmer, William L.

William L. Machmer Papers, 1899-1953.

18 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 006/1 M33
William L. Machmer
William L. Machmer

Enjoying one of the longest tenures of any administrator in the history of the University of Massachusetts, William Lawson Machmer served under five presidents across 42 years, helping to guide the university through an economic depression, two world wars, and three name changes. During his years as Dean, Machmer witnessed the growth of the university from fewer than 500 students to almost 3,800, and helped guide its transformation from a small agricultural college into Massachusetts State College (1931) and finally into the University of Massachusetts (1947).

Machmer’s papers chronicle the fitful development of the University of Massachusetts from the days of Kenyon Butterfield’s innovations of the 1920s through the time of the GI Bill. The collection is particularly strong in documenting the academic experience of students and the changes affecting the various departments and programs at the University, with particular depth for the period during and after the Second World War.

Connect to another siteView selected records on women's affairs at UMass, 1924-1951

Subjects

  • Agricultural education
  • Fort Devens (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College
  • Massachusetts State College
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dean
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Mathematics
  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Baker, Hugh Potter, 1878-
  • Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935
  • Lewis, Edward M
  • Machmer, William L
  • Van Meter, Ralph Albert, 1893-

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Student records

Sanders, Paul Samuel

Paul Samuel Sanders Papers, 1937-1972.

(9 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 084

Methodist Clergyman; literary and religious scholar.

Correspondence, drafts of writings, notes for lectures and sermons, book reviews, course materials, class notes taken as a student, biographical material, and other papers, relating chiefly to Sander’s studies of English and religious literature, his teaching career at several colleges (including the University of Massachusetts) and church-related activities. Includes draft of an unpublished book on the Bible as literature; correspondence and organized material from his participation in Laymen’s Academy for Oecumenical Studies, Amherst Massachusetts (LAOS); and notebook of funeral records (1940-1957).

Subjects

  • Layman's Academy for Oecumenical Studies
  • Methodist Church--Clergy
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English

Contributors

  • Sanders, Paul Samuel

Types of material

  • Sermons

Santerre Franco-American Collection

Richard Santerre Franco-American Collection, 1872-1978.

113 items
Call no.: RB 009

An historian from Lowell, Mass., Richard Santerre received his doctorate from Boston College in 1974 for his dissertation Le Roman Franco-Americain en Nouvelle Angleterre, 1878-1943. For more than twenty years he published regularly on the history of French and French-Canadian immigrants in New England, particularly Massachusetts, while doing so, assembling a significant collection of books on the subject.

With titles in both French and English, the Santerre Collection deals with the wide range of Franco-American experience in New England, touching on topics from literature and the arts to religion, benevolent societies, language, the process of assimilation, biography, and history. The collection includes several uncommon imprints regarding French American communities in Lowell, Lawrence, New Bedford, and Worcester, Mass., as well as in Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, and it includes publications of associations such as the Ralliement Français en Amérique, the Association Canado-Americain, and the Alliance Française de Lowell.

Subjects

  • French Canadians
  • French--Massachusetts
  • French--New England

Contributors

  • Santerre, Richard

Social Change Colloquium

Student holding academic gown adorned with Black Power symbol, 1970
Barn

Each fall, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives sponsors a colloquium focusing on a topic in social change. Like SCUA’s collections, these colloquia cover a broad terrain, touching on a variety of issues in social justice, equality, and democracy.

Colloquia are free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

Participant bios

Verandah Porche
Verandah Porche

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

Susan Mareneck
Susan Mareneck

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

John Scagliotti
John Scagliotti

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

Daniel Keller
Daniel Keller

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

Timothy Miller
Timothy Miller

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

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