Results for: “University of Massachusetts Amherst. Program in Comparative Literature” (1012 collections)SCUA

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La Resistance (1967)
RG-45/00/L2
Labor Affairs, Institute For
see Institute for Labor Affairs RG-3/9
Labor Center Review (Labor Relations and Research Center) (1978-1990)
RG-25/L1/00
Labor Council, UMass
see UMass Labor Council (1995- ) RG-40/5/U5
Labor/Management Workplace Education Program
see Physical Plant RG-36/1
Labor Relations (President’s Office)
RG-3/19
Labor Relations and Research Center
RG-25/L1
Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant Vice President for
see Vice President for Labor Relations and Personnel, Assistant RG-3/17/1
Labor Relations, Coordinator of
RG-35/14
Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluation Research
see Psychometric and Evaluation Research, Laboratory of RG-13/3/23/3.1
Laboratory Safety News (Environmental Health & Safety) (1980-1995)
RG-30/15/4
LACC
see Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) RG-45/40/L2
Lacrosse, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Lacrosse (1966- ) RG-18/2
Lacrosse, Women’s
see Sports-Women’s Lacrosse (1993- ) RG-18/2
Lambda Chi Alpha (1980-1991)
RG-45/90/L3
Lambda Delta Phi
RG-45/90/L3.6
Land-Grant Colleges, State Universities
RG-60/1
Land-Grant University Women, New England Council of
see New England Council of Land-Grant University Women RG-60/1/1
Land Use Maps
see Massachusetts Town Statistics (Experiment Stations) RG-15/2.23
Land Use Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Land Use Notes (1979-1980) RG-15/8
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
see Landscape Architecture Department RG-25/L2
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Newsletter
see Focus (1993- ) RG-25/L2/00
Landscape Architecture Department
RG-25/L2
Language Laboratory
RG-11/18
Language Resource Center(s), Foreign
see Foreign Language Resource Center(s) RG-25/F5.5
Lantern Slides, Glass
see Slides, Glass Lantern RG-188
LARP News, The (Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (1997- )
RG-25/L2/00
Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
see Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies RG.25/14.5
Latin American Cultural Center (LACC) (1995- ) RG-45/40/L2

Latin American Library Materials
see Seminar of the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALAM) (1973-1976) RG-8/9
Latin American Solidarity Committee, Western Massachusetts (1983-1985)
RG-45/80/L3
Latin American Studies [Program and Committee]
RG-25/L4
Latin American Studies–Occasional Paper Series (1976-1987)
RG-25/L4/00
Law Association, Pre-
see Pre-Law Association RG-45/40/P7.4
Law School (Official University Committee) (1966-1975)
RG-40/2/L1
Law School, ad hoc Committee to Study Need for (Faculty Senate, 1965-1967, 1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Layouts (Cartographic Materials)
RG-181/2
LBGA
see People’s Gay Alliance (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance) RG-45/40/G3
LDCO
see Learning Disabilities Coordinator’s Office (LDCO) (1986- ) RG-6/20
Leadership and Administration, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/17/3
see also Administration and Leadership (School of Education) RG-13/3/23/7
Lear (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/L4
Learning Center, Mastery
see Mastery Learning Center RG-30/2/5
Learning Disabilities Coordinators Office (LDCO) (1986- )
RG-6/20
see also Counseling and Academic Development RG-11/8
Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- )
RG-6/12
Learning Support Services (LSS)
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) RG-6/12
Leave, Sabbatical
see Sabbatical Leave RG- 40/1/6
Lecture Note Program (Student Senate) (1973-1974)
RG-45/7/L4
Lecture Series, Chancellor’s
see Chancellor’s Lecture Series RG-4/12
Lecture Series Distinguished Faculty
see Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Lecture Series, Sidney Topol Distinguished (1997- )
see Sidney Topol Distinguished Lecture Series (1997- ) RG-186/10
Lecture Series, Troy
see Troy Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) RG-186/9
Lecturers From Outside the University (1911- )
RG-1/12
Lectures (Faculty and Staff)
RG-40/1/2
see also Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Lectures (Photographs)
RG-145/2
see also Lectures (Poster Collection) RG-180/1
Lectures (Poster Collection)
RG-180/1
see also Lectures (Photographs) RG-145/2
Lectures, Committee on University
RG-40/2/L1.5
Left Field (Student Publication) (1990)
RG-45/00/L2.3
Legacy (English Department) (1984-1990)
RG-25/E3/00
Legal Assistant Training Program
RG-7/7
Legal Services Office (LSO)
see Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
Legal Studies (1981- )
RG-25/L7
see also Legal Assistant Training Program RG-7/7
Legal Studies (Special Programs) (1965-1981)
RG-6/4/7
see also Legal Studies (1981- ) RG-25/L7
Legal Studies Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal (1985-1988)
RG-25/L7/00
see also ALSA Forum, The (1981-1984) RG-25/L7/00
Legal Studies–Mediation Project
RG-25/L7/3
Legislation (1858- )
RG-1/2
Legislative Service Project
RG-25/P6.6
Leisure Studies and Service Department
RG-25/L6
Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Program for Gay
see Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns (1986- ) RG-30/2/6
Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for, Gay
see Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns, Support Group for RG-40/2/G3
Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on , Gay
see Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, The Chancellor’s Task Force on (1993) RG-40/2/G2
Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Alliance
see Peoples’ Gay Alliance RG-45/40/G3
Lesbian Union (1995)
RG-45/40/L4
Liability (Official University Committee) (1958)
RG-40/2/L2
Liaison (Alumni Periodical) (1944-1945)
RG-50/00/3
Liaison Services, Assistant to the President for
RG-3/5
Liberator, The (Student Publication) (1989- )
RG-45/00/L2.5
Librarian
see Library Director/Librarian RG-8/1
Librarian/Faculty, ad hoc, Action Committee
see Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980) RG-40/3/A1.5
Librarians Bargaining Unit
see Committees and other Groups (Library) RG-8/6
Libraries, Departmental (1880, 1958-1978)
RG-8/3/11
Note: No longer in existence.
Library (1876- ) RG-8
see also Music Library (1975- ) RG-8/3/8
Biological Sciences Library (1962- ) RG-8/3/9
Physical Sciences Library (1961- ) RG-8/3/10
Library–Annual Reports (1888, 1910- )
RG-8/00/L5
Library Audio-Visual Department (1948-1990’s)
RG-8/1/5
Library Automation Newsletter
see LS 2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter (1988-1991) (Library Publications) RG-8/00/L4
Library Buildings
RG-8/5
Library Buildings-Chapel (Old Chapel) (1869-1935)
RG-8/5/1
Library Buildings-Goodell (Goodell Library) (1899-1990)
RG-8/5/2
see also Library-Goodell (Plan Microfilm) RG-190/16
Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- )
RG-8/5/3
Library Buildings-W.E.B. Du Bois Library
see Library Buildings-Tower (University Library/W.E.B. Du Bois Library) (1961- ) RG-8/5/3
Library Business Office (1921- )
RG-8/1/2
Library Collections
see Collection Development (Library) RG-8/2
Library Committee (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
Library Committee (Official University Committee) (1911, 1952-1957)
RG-40/2/L3
Library Committees and Other Groups (1883, 1954- )
RG-8/6
Library Consortium
see Boston Library consortium (1975- ) RG-8/10
Library Director, Assistant to (1962- )
RG-8/1/1
Library Director/Librarian (1886- )
RG-8/1
Library Exhibits
see Exhibits (Library) RG-8/3/13
Library, Goodell (Building Microfilm)
RG-190/16
Library Information Bulletin (1969- )
RG-8/00/L5
Library Information Processing
RG-8/4/4
Library Leaflet
Extension Service, Cooperative–Library Leaflet (1913-1924) RG-15/8
Library Leaflet-Revised Series
Extension Service, Cooperative–Library Leaflet–Revised Series (1927-1930) RG-15/8
Library Management Assistant
RG-8/1/7
Library, Massachusetts Film Co-op
RG-8/1/8
Library Monthly Reports (1966-1987)
RG-8/00/M6
Library Newsletter (UMass Libraries) (1970-1980)
RG-8/00/N3
Library Publications
RG-8/00
Library Slide Shows (including audio tapes)
RG-187/4
Library Staff Bulletin
see "Library Information Bulletin" (UMass Libraries) (1967- ) RG-8/00/L5
Library Statistical Reports and Summaries (1973-1984)
RG-8/00/S8
Library Systems Office (1964- )
RG-8/1/4
Library Task Force Report (1980-1981)
RG-40/2/L3.5
Life/Career Development Team
RG-30/22/1
Lighting (Physical Plant)
RG-36/50/L5
Lincoln W. Barnes Photo Collection (M.A.C. Campus Photographs)
RG-149
Linguistics Department
RG-25/L8
Literacy Institute, Media
see Media Literacy Institute RG-25/C7.7
Literary Magazine (Student Publication) (1959-1962)
RG-45/00/L3.5
see also Collegian Quarterly (1938-1962) RG-45/00/C6.2
Literary Monthly, The MAC (Student Publication) (1910)
RG-45/00/L4
Literary Society (UMass Amherst) (1953-1959)
RG-40/3/L4
see also Washington Irving Literary Society (1867-1892) RG-45/40/W3
Edward Everett Literary Society (1870-1876) RG-45/40/E3
Literary Society, Edward Everett
see Edward Everett Literary Society (1870-1876) RG-45/40/E3
Literary Society, Washington Irving
see Washington Irving Literary Society RG-45/40/W3
Literature, Comparative
see Comparative Literature RG-25/C8
Literature, Joint Committee on (Official University Committee) (1974)
RG-40/2/L5
Lithographs (Iconographic Materials)
RG-182/1
LMWEP
see Physical Plant–Labor/Management Workplace Education Program (1987- ) RG-36/1
Local 1776, AFS CME; Council 41 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
RG-40/5/S4
Long Range Academic Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1961-1962)
RG-40/2/A3
Long Range Planning, ad hoc Committee (1966-1971)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1972-1980) RG-40/2/A3
Loose Change (Computer and Information Science) (1993-1999)
RG-25/C9/00
see also Significant Bits (1999) RG-25/C9/00
Lowell, University of
see University of Lowell RG-55/4
LRC
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- ) RG-6/12
LRRC Labor Update (1991)
RG-25/L1/00
LRRC Review (1978-1991)
RG-25\L1\00
LS 2000 Newsletter/Library Automation Newsletter (1988-1991) (Library Publication)
RG-8/00/L4
LSO
see Attorney: Legal Services Office (LSO) RG-45/2
LSS (Learning Support Services) (1997- )
see Learning Resources Center (LRC) (1994- ) RG-6/12
Lubovitch Movement (Religious Group) (1975)
RG-45/70/L8

Torrey, Ray Ethan, 1887-

Ray Ethan Torrey Papers, 1832-1983.

13 boxes (5.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 121
Ray Ethan Torrey. Photo by Frank A. Waugh
Ray Ethan Torrey. Photo by Frank A. Waugh

A plant morphologist and member of the Botany Department at Massachusetts Agricultural College, Ray Ethan Torrey was among the college’s most charismatic faculty members during the early twentieth century. Born in Leverett, Mass., and educated in the local public schools, Torrey graduated from MAC with the class of 1912, earning his PhD at Harvard six years later. After serving on the faculty of Grove City College and Wesleyan, he returned to his alma mater in 1919, where he remained for more than 36 years. A specialist in plant morphology and author or two widely used textbooks and numerous articles, Torrey’s introductory course in botany was among the most popular in the college. He was best known, however, for taking a broader, philosophical approach to science that encouraged students to explore the connections between philosophy, science, religion, and the humanities. Torrey died of leukemia in Boston on Jan. 16, 1956.

Correspondence, chiefly with former students and colleagues at other institutions; lecture notes and outlines; 27 pen and ink drawings; published writings and drawings; biographical material; class and laboratory notes taken by students; family and educational records (1832-1956); photographs, and other papers.

Subjects

  • Botany--Study and teaching
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Botany Department

Contributors

  • Torrey, Ray Ethan, 1887-

Types of material

  • Pen and ink drawings

University of Massachusetts. Trustees

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Trustees, 1864-2007.

(84.25 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 002

When Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew incorporated the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1863, the fourteen members of the board were charged with creating a new agricultural college. Since that time, the Board of Trustees (including student trustees) had governed the University, meeting regularly to act on University-wide matters of policy, mission, finance, and campus maintenance. Governance responsibilities in some areas (e.g., tuition, academic program review and approval) are shared with the statewide Board of Higher Education. The Board of Trustees maintains a Chair and six standing committees: Executive, Administration and Finance, Academic and Student Affairs, Athletics, Audit, and External Affairs. The President and the Five College Chancellors administer board policy.

The bulk of the Board of Trustees records consists of meeting minutes (1906-2007) and Trustee Documents (1963-2007), along with the papers of a small number of individual trustees and the records of the Trustees’ “Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts” (1988-1989), which resulted in the consolidation of the state’s five public university campuses under a single President and Board of Trustees. In partnership with the Board of Trustees, SCUA has digitized the complete minutes of the Board from chartering of the university in 1863 through 2004.

Contributors

  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Trustees
  • Massachusetts State College. Trustees
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Trustees

Types of material

  • Minutes

Alternative Energy Coalition

Famous Long Ago Collection

Alternative Energy Coalition, ca.1975-1985.

9 boxes (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 586

A product of the vibrant and progressive political culture of western Massachusetts during the early 1970s, the Alternative Energy Coalition played a key role in the growth of antinuclear activism. In 1974, the AEC helped mobilize support for Sam Lovejoy after he sabotaged a weather tower erected by Northeast Utilities in Montague, Mass., in preparation for a proposed nuclear power plant, and they helped organize the drive for a referendum opposing not only the proposed plant in Montague, but existing plants in Rowe, Mass., and Vernon, Vt. Forming extensive connections with other antinuclear organizations, the AEC also became one of the organizations that united in 1976 to form the Clamshell Alliance, which made an art of mass civil disobedience.

The AEC Records provide insight into grassroots activism of the 1970s and 1980s, galvanized by the seemingly unrestrained growth of the nuclear power industry. The records, emanating from the Hampshire County branch, contain both research materials used by the AEC and organizational and promotional materials produced by them, including publications, minutes of meetings, correspondence, and materials used during protests. Of particular interest are a thick suite of organizational and other information pertaining to the occupation of the Seabrook (N.H.) nuclear power plant in 1979 and minutes, notes, and other materials relating to the founding and early days of the Clamshell Alliance. The collection is closely related to the Antinuclear Collection (MS 547).

Subjects

  • Antinuclear movement--Massachusetts
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--History
  • Nonviolence--Massachusetts
  • Nuclear energy--Massachusetts
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts
  • Political activists--Massachusetts
  • Renewable energy source
  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)
  • Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station

Contributors

  • Alternative Energy Coalition
  • Clamshell Alliance

Types of material

  • Realia

Copeland, Thomas W.

Thomas W. Copeland Papers, 1923-1979.

22 boxes (10 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 050
Thomas W. Copeland, 1940
Thomas W. Copeland, 1940

A scholar of eighteenth century British literature and culture, Thomas W. Copeland began what would become more than half a century of research on the statesman and political philosopher Edmund Burke while studying for his doctorate at Yale (1933). After publication of his dissertation in 1949 as Our Eminent Friend Edmund Burke, Copeland was named managing editor of the ten-volume Correspondence (1958-1978). After academic appointments at Yale and the University of Chicago, he joined the faculty at UMass in 1957, remaining here until his retirement in 1976. A chair was established in his name in the Department of English.

The Copeland Papers are a rich collection of personal and professional correspondence, journals and writings from Copeland’s Yale years, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and draft revisions of his works on Edmund Burke, and a journal chronicling Copeland’s four-year exercise in the daily practice of writing.

Subjects

  • Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English

Contributors

  • Golden, Morris

Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951

Otto F. Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts", 12th-14th century.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 570
Beauvais Missal
Beauvais Missal

The scholar of book history Otto F. Ege disassembled works from his personal collection of medieval manuscripts to create forty portfolios of fifty leaves each, offering these sets for sale to individuals and institutions under the title “Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts.” Marketing his portfolios as a resource for study of the history of the book, book illustration, and paleography, Ege justified his biblioclastic enterprise as a means of sharing the beauties of Medieval books with a wider audience.

The majority of the texts scavenged for Otto Ege’s “Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts” (all but one in Latin) are liturgical in origin — Bibles, psalters, missals, breviaries, and Books of Hours — however Ege also included a few less common works such as the 15th-century manuscript of Livy’s History of Rome and a version of Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. The leaves range in date from the late twelfth to the early sixteenth century and represent a number of distinctive regional styles in paleography and illumination from throughout western Europe, including Italy, France, Germany, the Low Countries, Switzerland, and England. The UMass Amherst set is number six of 40.

Subjects

  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Paleography

Contributors

  • Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951

Types of material

  • Books of hours
  • Breviaries
  • Missals

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.

Subjects

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

Contributors

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

Types of material

  • Photographs

Fried, Lewis

Lewis Fried Collection of Jack Conroy, 1969-1995.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 414

A voice of the radical working class during the Great Depression, Jack Conroy was the son of a union organizer, born and raised in the mining camps near Moberly, Mo. His novels The Disinherited (1933) and A World to Win (1935) were among the best known works of “proletarian” American fiction to appear in the 1930s.

The Conroy Collection includes a series of 24 letters from Jack Conroy to Lewis Fried, a professor of English at Kent State University and UMass PhD, along with a small number of letters by associates of Conroy, and a selection of publications associated with or including work by him. Of particular interest are Fried’s oral history interviews with Conroy (1971) and Sally Goodman (1978).

Subjects

  • Anvil
  • Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973
  • Communists--United States
  • Depressions--1929
  • New Anvil
  • Working class authors

Contributors

  • Conroy, Jack, 1899-1990
  • Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
  • Fried, Lewis Frederick, 1943-
  • Gold, Michael, 1894-1967
  • Goodman, Percival
  • Goodman, Sally
  • Snow, Walter

Types of material

  • Oral histories

Greenbie, Barrie B.

Barrie B. Greenbie Papers, 1934-1997.

17 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 142
Barrie Greenbie with g-frame model
Barrie Greenbie with g-frame model

Barrie Barstow Greenbie was a key member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at UMass Amherst from 1970-1989. In a long and remarkably diverse career, Greenbie worked as an artist with the Works Progress Administration, as a soldier and journalist, as a professor of theater, an architect, inventor, author, and landscape planner. After earning a BA in drama from the University of Miami (1953),he worked for several years in the theatre program at Skidmore College. While there, he added architecture to his array of talents, designing the East 74th Street Theater in New York in 1959, and founded a company to produce a “self-erecting” building designed to substitute for summer tent theaters. Two years after joining the faculty at UMass in 1970, he completed a doctorate in urban affairs and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin and continued with a characteristically broad array of creative pursuits, designing the William Smith Clark Memorial, among other things, and conducting an extensive aerial survey of the landscapes of the Connecticut River Valley. In monographs such as Design for Diversity and Spaces: Dimensions of the Human Landscape, Greenbie examined the interactions between humans and nature. He died at his home on South Amherst in 1998.

The Greenbie Papers document a long career as academic, writer, artist, architect, and theatrical designer. Of particular note is the extensive and engrossing correspondence, which extends from Greenbie’s years as a student at the Taft School in the late 1930s through his World War II service with the Sixth Army in the South Pacific and Japan, to his tenure at UMass Amherst (1970-1989). The collection also includes a small, but interesting correspondence between Greenbie’s parents (1918-1919).

Subjects

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Greenbie, Barrie B

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.

Subjects

  • 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

Contributors

  • 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
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