Results for: “Hampshire Community Action Commission” (406 collections)SCUA

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Tai Chi Club (1980)
Take-Off (Student Publication) (1943-1944)
>> View online
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)
Tau Beta Pi (Honor Society)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899-1949)
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
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Dept. of (School of Education) (1993- )
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)
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- )
Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1975-1983)
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- )
see also Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (Faculty Senate, 1983- ) RG-40/2/A3
Teaching Loads, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
Teaching of Written and Oral English, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1980)
Teaching Principles (Official University Committee) (1937-1938)
Teaching TA’s/TO’s (Research and Graduate Studies)
see Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) RG-7/12
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)
Technical Services (Library) (1965- )
see The Environmental Institute (TEI) RG-6/4/14
Tel Com News (1988- )
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)
Tenants Survival Kit (1973-1975)
see Sports, Men’s Tennis (1909) RG-18/2
Sports, Women’s Tennis (1996- ) RG-18/2
Tenure (Faculty)
see also Provost (Tenure Decision List) RG-6/1
Tenure and Grievance Committee (Faculty Senate, 1962-1973)
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)
Textbook Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
Textbooks, Student
see Classes, by year (including individual students) RG-50/6
TGC Bulletin (Technical Guidance Center for Environmental Quality) (1969-1978)
The Environmental Institute (TEI) (1970- )
see also Man and Environment, Institute for–Report and Proposal Series RG-6/4/14
Theatre (Student Organization Photographs)
Theatre (Summer Series)
see Theatre in the Works (Summer Series) RG-25/T3.9
Theatre–Commonwealth Stage
Theatre Department
Theatre Guild, Music
see Operetta Guild/Music Theatre Guild RG-25/M9.4
Theatre in the Works (Summer Series)
Theatre News (Five College) (1980- )
Theses and Dissertations (Film and Videotapes)
Theses: Doctoral, Masters, Senior Honors
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- )
Theta Phi (1910)
Third World Community Program (Student Social Action Group) (1973- )
see also Governance (School of Education) RG-13/3/3
Third World Women’s Programmer (1979-1989) (Everywoman’s Center)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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


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- )
see also Parking and Transportation Council (1972-1975) RG-40/2/P3
Transdisciplinary Education Cluster (School of Education)
Transfer Affairs
Transit Service Committee (Student Senate) (1969- )
Transitions (School of Education) (1977-1978, 1981)
Transitions (1987)
see also Minority Graduate Student Association.
Translation Center
see Interpreters Studies Program–Translation Center RG-25/I7
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)
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
Travel Office (Campus Center, Student Union)
Travesty, The (1990)
Treasurer, Associate
Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971)
Treasurer, University
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-3/13
Treasurer’s Office
Tree News
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Tree News (1993- ) RG-15/8
Tree Planting on Campus (Physical Plant) (1961)
Trees (Physical Plant)
Trend (School of Education) (1964-1974)
see also Trend Newsletter (1969-1974) RG-13/00
Trend Newsletter (1969-1974)
see also Trend (1964-74) RG-13/00
Tri Sig
see Sigma Sigma Sigma RG-45/90/S5.9
Triathlon Club (1989-1991)
Trope: A Journal of Critical Fictions (1982)
see Fine Arts Council RG-11/13
Troy (Student Publication) (1990)
Troy Lecture Series
Trustees (1864- )
see also Trustees (Microfilms) RG-190/2
Trustees (Microfilms)
Trustees (Photographs)
Trustees Advisory Council on the Fine Arts
Trustees, Board of
Trustees, Board Reports (1972-1975)
Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988)
Trustees Council (1972-1976)
Trustees, Documents (1963- )
Trustees, Individual (1863- )
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- )
see also Trustees Microfilm RG-190/2
Trustees (Photographs) RG-110/2
Trustees Publications (1863- )
Trustees, Work Folders (1970-1980) (Restricted Access)
Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
see Tibetan Students Association (TSA) (1997- ) RG-45/40/T5
see Turkish Student Association (TSA) (1994- ) RG-45/40/T7
Tuition, Fees (1900- )
see also Institutional Studies RG-4/3
Tuition Remission, ad hoc Committee to Study (Faculty Senate, 1964-1965)
Tunnels (Physical Plant–Storm Drains)
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)
Turf Clippings (1963, 1973-1979)
see Turfgrass Conference Proceedings (Conference Services) (1981-1984) RG-7/3
Turfgrass Field Day Reports (1978, 1981-1987)
Turkish Student Association
Turkish Student Organization (1993)
Tutorial Center
see Learning Resources Center RG-6/12
Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)
see Radio, TV (Public Affairs) RG-5/6
Twelve Month Year, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1957-1959)
see also Year-Round Operation, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963) RG-40/2/A3
12 to 1 (Commonwealth Clericals)
Two-Year School
see Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Two-Year School) RG-15/5

Foster, Nancy E.

Nancy E. Foster Papers, 1972-2010.

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

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

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


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


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

Types of material

  • Photographs

Foucher, Lynnette E.

Lynnette E. Foucher Cookbook Collection, 1902-2000.

429 items (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 684
1929 cookbook
1929 cookbook

Assembled by Lynnette E. Foucher, this collection consists chiefly of cookbooks produced by food companies between the 1920s-1970s. These cookbooks reflect the changing role of women in the home as well as new food trends and innovative technology. Taken together, the collection offers a glimpse into the way meal preparation changed in the U.S. during the second half of the twentieth century and how this change transformed the way we eat today.


  • Convenience foods--United States--History--20th century
  • Cooking, American--History--20th century
  • Cooking--Social aspects
  • Diet--United States--History
  • Food--Social aspects
  • Women consumers--United States--History
  • Women in advertising--United States--History


  • Foucher, Lynette E

Types of material

  • Cookbooks

Girls Club of Greenfield (Mass.)

Girls Club of Greenfield Records, 1895-1995.

21 boxes (27 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 379

Founded in 1895, the Girls Club of Greenfield provides high quality early care and educational services to the girls of Franklin County, Massachusetts, and advocates for the rights of children and their families. During the school year, the Club offers diverse programming, ranging from an infant room and preschool to after school activities that promote teamwork, community spirit, social skills, and confidence. Since 1958, they have also operated a summer camp, Lion Knoll, in Leyden.

The records of the Girls Club of Greenfield include by-laws, annual reports, reports and meeting minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, and ledgers and account books. Also contains program files for daycare, summer camp, education worker programs, and others, personnel records, membership and committee lists, newsletters, press releases, ledgers, account books, scrapbooks, news clippings, photographs, slides, and artifacts.


  • Girls--Massachusetts--Greenfield--Social conditions
  • Girls--Massachusetts--Greenfield--Social life and customs
  • Girls--Massachusetts--Greenfield--Societies and clubs--History
  • Greenfield (Mass.)--Social conditions
  • Greenfield (Mass.)--Social life and customs


  • Girls Club of Greenfield (Greenfield, Mass.)

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Hapgood, Beth

Beth Hapgood Papers, 1789-2005.

67 boxes (35 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 434
Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969
Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969

Daughter of a writer and diplomat, and graduate of Wellesley College, Beth Hapgood has been a spiritual seeker for much of her life. Her interests have led her to become an expert in graphology, a student in the Arcane School, an instructor at Greenfield Community College, and a lecturer on a variety of topics in spiritual growth. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Hapgood befriended Michael Metelica, the central figure in the Brotherhood of the Spirit (the largest commune in the eastern states during the early 1970s) as well as Elwood Babbitt, a trance medium, and remained close to both until their deaths.

The Hapgood Papers contain a wealth of material relating to the Brotherhood of the Spirit and the Renaissance Community, Metelica, Babbitt, and other of Hapgood’s varied interests, as well as 4.25 linear feet of material relating to the Hapgood family.


  • Brotherhood of the Spirit
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Graphology
  • Hapgood family--Correspondence
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Mediums--Massachusetts
  • Nineteen sixties--Social aspects
  • Occultism--Social aspects
  • Popular culture--History--20th century
  • Renaissance Community
  • Rock music--1971-1980
  • Warwick (Mass.)--History


  • Babbitt, Elwood, 1922-
  • Boyce, Neith, 1872-1951
  • Hapgood, Beth--Correspondence
  • Hapgood, Charles H
  • Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds
  • Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944
  • Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937
  • Metelica, Michael

Hefner, William K.

William K. Hefner Papers, 1962-1978.

6 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 129
Bill Hefner for Congress
Bill Hefner for Congress

In 1960, William K. Hefner (1915-1993) became one of the first of new breed of radical pacifists to run for elective office, when he ran as a peace candidate for Congress in the 1st district of Massachusetts. An accountant from Greenfield, Hefner was involved at a national level with movements for peace and civil rights. An early member of SANE, a founder of Political Action for Peace in 1959 (now CPPAX) and the Greenfield Peace Center (1963), and an active member of the American Friends Service Committee, War Resisters League, Turn Toward Peace, and the World Without War Conference, Hefner was an energetic force in the movements for peace and disarmament, civil rights, and a more just economic system. He ran unsuccessfully for office in three elections between 1960 and 1964, and supported peace candidate H. Stuart Hughes in his bid for election to the U.S. Senate in 1962.

The Hefner papers offer a remarkable record of politically-engaged activism for peace and social justice in the early 1960s. With an intensely local focus, Hefner was tied in to the larger movements at the state and national level, corresponding with major figures such as A.J. Muste, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Spock, and Arthur Springer. The collection includes particularly rich documentation of the early years of Political Action for Peace, which Hefner helped found, with correspondence, minutes of meetings, and publications, as well as equally rich materials on Hefner’s bids for congress in 1960 and 1962.


  • American Friends Service Committee Western Massachusetts
  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Civil Rights movements--Massachusetts
  • Greenfield Community Peace Center
  • Massachusetts Political Action for Peace
  • Nonviolence
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • Platform for Peace (Organization)
  • Political Action for Peace
  • SANE, Inc
  • Turn Toward Peace (Organization)
  • United States. Congress--Elections, 1960
  • United States. Congress--Elections, 1962
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements


  • Boardman, Elizabeth F
  • Hefner, William K.
  • Hughes, H. Stuart (Henry Stuart), 1916-1999
  • Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967
  • Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987
  • Springer, Arthur

Types of material

  • Minutes

Henry, Diana Mara

Diana Mara Henry Collection, ca.1960-2012.

Call no.: PH 051
Diana Mara Henry at the Harvard Crimson, 1967<br/>Photo by Charles Hagen
Diana Mara Henry at the Harvard Crimson, 1967
Photo by Charles Hagen

Recognized for her coverage of historic events and personalities, the photographer Diana Mara Henry took the first steps toward her career in 1967 when she became photo editor for the Harvard Crimson. After winning the Ferguson History Prize and graduating from Harvard with a degree in government in 1969, Henry returned to New York to work as a researcher with NBC News and as a general assignment reporter for the Staten Island Advance, but in 1971 she began to work as a freelance photographer. Among many projects, she covered the Democratic conventions of 1972 and 1976 and was selected as official photographer for both the National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year and the First National Women’s Conference in 1977, and while teaching at the International Center for Photography from 1974-1979, she developed the community workshop program and was a leader in a campaign to save the Alice Austin House. Her body of work ranges widely from the fashion scene in 1970s New York and personal assignments for the family of Malcolm Forbes and other socialites to political demonstrations, cultural events, and photoessays on one room schoolhouses in Vermont and everyday life in Brooklyn, France, Nepal, and Bali. Widely published and exhibited, her work is part of permanent collections at institutions including the Schlesinger Library, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and the National Archives.

The Henry collection is a rich evocation of four decades of political, social, and cultural change in America beginning in the late 1960s as seen through the life of one photojournalist. This diverse body of work is particularly rich in documenting the women’s movement, second wave feminism, and the political scene in the 1970s. Henry left a remarkable record of women in politics, with dozens of images of Bella Abzug, Elizabeth Holtzman, Shirley Chisholm, Liz Carpenter, Betty Friedan, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinem. The collection includes images of politicians at all levels of government, celebrities, writers, and scholars, and coverage of important events including demonstrations by Vietnam Veterans Against the War, the Women’s Pentagon Action, and marches for the ERA. The many hundreds of exhibition and working prints in the collection are accompanied by the complete body of Henry’s photographic negatives and slides, along with an array of ephemera, correspondence, and other materials relating to her career. Copyright for Henry’s images are retained by her until 2037.

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  • Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998--Photographs
  • Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005--Photographs
  • Democratic National Convention (1972 : Miami Beach, Fla.)--Pictorial works
  • Democratic National Convention (1976 : New York, N.Y.)--Pictorial works
  • Feminism--Photographs
  • Harvard University--Students--Photographs
  • International Women's Year, 1975--Pictorial works
  • National Women’s Conference--Photographs

Types of material

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Photographs
  • Political posters
  • Press releases
  • Slides (photographs)

Hudson Family

Hudson family Papers, 1780-1955 (Bulk: 1825-1848).

6 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 332
Three generations: including Erasmus Darwin Hudson Sr. and Jr.
Three generations: including Erasmus Darwin Hudson Sr. and Jr.

Born in Torringford, Connecticut in 1806, and educated at the Torringford Academy and Berkshire Medical College (MD 1827), Erasmus Darwin Hudson became well known as a radical reformer. While establishing his medical practice in Bloomfield, Conn., and later in Springfield, Mass., and New York City, Hudson emerged as a force in the antislavery struggle, hewing to the non-resistant line. Touring the northeastern states as a lecturing agent for the Connecticut Anti-Slavery Society and general agent of the American Anti-Slavery Society, he regularly contributing articles to an antislavery periodicals and befriended many of the movement’s leaders. In his professional life as an orthopedic surgeon, Hudson earned acclaim for his contributions to the development of modern prosthetics. During the carnage of the Civil War, he introduced remarkable improvements in artificial limb technology and innovations in the treatment of amputations and battle trauma, winning awards for his contributions at international expositions in Paris (1867) and Philadelphia (1876). Hudson died of pneumonia on Dec. 31, 1880.

Spanning five generations of a family of physicians and social reformers, the Hudson Family Papers include particularly significant content for Erasmus Darwin Hudson documenting his activities with the Connecticut and American Anti-Slavery societies. Hudson’s journals and writings are accompanied by a rich run of correspondence with antislavery figures such as Abby Kelley, Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Isaac Hopper, and Samuel May and a unique antislavery campaign map of New York state and surrounding areas (1841). Hudson’s medical career and that of his son Erasmus Darwin Hudson, Jr. (1843-1887), a thoracic physician, is equally well documented through correspondence, medical notes, and handwritten drafts of lectures, with other material ranging from family records and writings of and other family members to genealogies of the Hudson, Shaw, Clarke, Fowler, and Cooke families, and printed material, memorabilia, clipping and photographs.


  • Abolitionists
  • African Americans--History
  • American Anti-slavery Society
  • Antislavery movements--Massachusetts
  • Connecticut Anti-slavery Society
  • Connecticut--History--19th century
  • Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Physicians--New York
  • United States--History--1783–1865


  • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
  • Foster, Abby Kelley, 1810-1887
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
  • Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888
  • Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852
  • Hudson Family
  • Hudson, Daniel Coe, 1774–1840
  • Hudson, Erasmus Darwin, 1806–1880
  • Hudson, Erasmus Darwin, 1843–1887
  • Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884
  • Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
  • Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893
  • Weld, Theodore Dwight, 1803-1895
  • Wright, Henry Clarke, 1797-1870

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)

Kehler, Randy

Famous Long Ago Archive

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.


  • 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


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

Types of material

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

Lipshires, Sidney

Sidney Lipshires Papers, 1932-2012.

7 boxes (3.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 730
Sidney Lipshires
Sidney Lipshires

Born on April 15, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland to David and Minnie Lipshires, Sidney was raised in Northampton, Massachusetts where his father owned two shoe stores, David Boot Shop and The Bootery. He attended the Massachusetts State College for one year before transferring to the University of Chicago and was awarded a BA in economics in 1940. His years at the University of Chicago were transformative, Lipshires became politically active there and joined the Communist Party in 1939. Following graduation in 1941, he married Shirley Dvorin, a student in early childhood education; together they had two sons, Ellis and Bernard. Lipshires returned to western Massachusetts with his young family in the early 1940s, working as a labor organizer. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 working as a clerk and interpreter with a medical battalion in France for over a year. Returning home, he ran for city alderman in Springfield on the Communist Party ticket in 1947. Lipshires married his second wife, Joann Breen Klein, in 1951 and on May 29, 1956, the same day his daughter Lisa was born, he was arrested under the Smith Act for his Communist Party activities. Before his case was brought to trial, the Smith Act was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Disillusioned with the Communist Party, he severed his ties with it in 1957, but continued to remain active in organized labor for the rest of his life. Earning his masters in 1965 and Ph.D. in 1971, Lipshires taught history at Manchester Community College in Connecticut for thirty years. During that time he worked with other campus leaders to establish a statewide union for teachers and other community college professionals, an experience he wrote about in his book, Giving Them Hell: How a College Professor Organized and Led a Successful Statewide Union. Sidney Lipshires died on January 6, 2011 at the age of 91.

Ranging from an autobiographical account that outlines his development as an activist (prepared in anticipation of a trial for conspiracy charges under the Smith Act) to drafts and notes relating to his book Giving Them Hell, the Sidney Lipshires Papers offers an overview of his role in the Communist Party and as a labor organizer. The collection also contains his testimony in a 1955 public hearing before the Special Commission to Study and Investigate Communism and Subversive Activities, photographs, and biographical materials.


  • Communism--United States--History
  • Communists--Massachusetts
  • Jews--Massachusetts--Northampton--History
  • Jews--Political activity--United States--History--20th century
  • Labor movement--United States--History--20th century
  • Labor unions--United States--Officials and employees--Biography


  • Lipshires, David M
  • Lipshires, Joann B
  • Lipshires, Sidney

Types of material

  • Autobiographies
  • Photographs
  • Testimonies
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