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Facilities Development, Office of Planning and
see Planning and Facilities Development, Office of RG-36/3
Facilities for Handicapped, Committee on
see Handicapped, Committee on Facilities for RG-30/16
Facility for Computing in the Humanities (FCH)
RG-11/19
Fact Book (1967, 1976- )
see Office of Institutional Studies (OIS) (1960-1964) RG-4/3/1
Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies (OBIS) (1965-1980) RG-4/3/2
Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) (1980-1983) RG-4/3/3
Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) (1983-1991) RG-4/3/4
Office of Institutional Research (OIR) (1991- ) RG-4/3/5
see also Factsheet(Office of Budgeting and Institutional Studies) (1977-1980) RG-4/3/2
Fact Book, Graduate (Graduate School)
RG-10/00
Facts for Farmers
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Facts for Farmers (1910-1916) RG-15/8
Factsheet (1977-1980)
RG-4/3/2
see also Fact Book RG-4/3/1-5
Faculty Affairs Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965-1977)
RG-40/2/A3
Faculty and Educational Policy, Committee on (Student Senate)
RG-45/7/F3
Faculty and Staff
RG-40
see also Faculty and Staff, Groups (Photos) RG-120/1
Faculty and Staff, Individual (Photos) RG-120/2
Departmental Activities (Photos) RG-160
Faculty and Staff (Photographs)
RG-120
Faculty and Staff (Photographs-Group)
RG-120/1
Faculty and Staff (Photographs-Individual)
RG-120/2
Faculty and Staff Bibliography (collective)
RG-40/9
Faculty and Staff Biography, Lists, Directories (collective)
RG-40/10
Faculty and Staff Committees, Official
RG-40/2/A1-W6
Faculty and Staff Committees and Organizations Not Appointed by an Official
Unit of the University RG-40/3/A1-W5
Faculty and Staff, Grades
see Grades (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/3
Faculty and Staff–Individual Members
RG-40/11
Faculty and Staff, Individuals (Photographs)
RG-120/2
Faculty and Staff, Meetings
see Meetings (Faculty and Staff ) RG-40/1/1
Faculty and Staff, Publications
RG-40/00
Faculty and Staff, Salaries
seeSalaries (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/4
Faculty and Staff Support Group for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
see Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns, Faculty and Staff Support Group for RG-40/3/G3
Faculty Association, Retired
see
Retired Faculty Association (1987- ) RG-40/5/R3
Faculty Athletic Council (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970) RG-40/2/A3
Faculty Caucus, Socialistic
see Socialistic Faculty Caucus RG-40/5/S6
Faculty Club
RG-40/6
Faculty Club Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964)
RG-40/2/A3
Faculty, Committee of Concerned
see Committee of Concerned Faculty RG-40/5/C6
Faculty Delegate to the Board of Trustees (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
Faculty Fellowships (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/2/5
Faculty Freedom Task Force (1976)
RG-40/5/F3
Faculty Group for Academic Freedom
see Academic Freedom, Faculty Group for (1969-1970) RG-40/3/A1
Faculty Guide Committee (1988-1989)
RG-40/2/F1
Faculty Housing
see Faculty Residence Program RG-40/1/10
Faculty Housing, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963)
RG-40/2/A3
Faculty in general
RG-40/1
Faculty Lecture Series, Distinguished
see Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series (Films and Videotapes) (1986- ) RG-186/7
Lectures (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/2
Faculty/Librarian ad hoc Action Committee
see Action Committee, ad hoc Faculty/Librarian (1980) RG-40/3/A1.5
Faculty Meetings (College and University)
RG-40/1/1
Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts
see Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty RG-11/10
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
see Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty RG-11/50
Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
see Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty RG-11/30
Faculty Records (Board of Trustees)
RG-190/15
Faculty Relations, Associate Provost for
see Provost for Faculty Relations, Associate (1983-1989) RG-6/8
Faculty Research Grant–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG/BRSG)
(Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/3
Faculty Residence Program
RG-40/1/10
Faculty, Retired
see Retired Faculty RG-40/1/8
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Study Group on (Faculty Senate, 1971)
RG-40/2/A3
Faculty Salaries, Trusteeship and, Faculty Committee on
see Trusteeship and Faculty Salaries, Faculty Committee on (1962) RG-40/3/T7
Faculty Senate
RG-40/2/A1-A5
Faculty Senate Agenda
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates, Joint Committees of
see Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates RG-40/4
Faculty Senate, By-Laws
see Faculty Senate– Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Committees
RG-40/2/A3
see also Academic Matters (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A2
Joint Committees of Faculty Senate and either or both Student Senates RG-40/4
Faculty Senate, Constitution
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Documents
RG-40/2/A4
Faculty Senate Membership List
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc.
RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate–Newsclippings
RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Office
see Senate Secretary (Faculty Senate) RG-40/2/A5
Faculty Senate, Predecessor of
see Educational Policies Council RG-40/2/A1.1
Faculty Senate, Schedule
see Faculty Senate–Minutes and Agenda, etc. RG-40/2/A1
Faculty Senate Secretary
RG-40/2/A5
Faculty Senate, University, ad hoc Committee (Official University Committee) (1955)
RG-40/2/F2
Faculty Tenure
see Tenure (Faculty and Staff) RG-40/1/5
Family Business Center (1994- )
RG-25/F2
Family, Center for
RG-25/F2.5
Family Housing (Housing Services)
RG-32/10
Fan Fare (1985-1986)
RG-25/M9/00
Farm (College of Food and Natural Resources)
RG-15/7
Farm (Official University Committee) (1897)
RG-40/2/F3
Farm Economic Facts (1928-1959)
RG-15/8
Farm Management Series (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1939-1943)
RG-15/8
Farm Prices Research Collection, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Farm Prices Research Collection (1910-1965) RG-15/8.9
Farm Women, Mass. Bulletin for
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Mass. Bulletin for Farm Women RG-15/8
FCH
see Facility for Computing in the Humanities (FCH) RG-11/19
FCSCB
see Four and Five College Cooperations–Five College Student Coordinating Board RG-60/5

war-

Featheredfax (Extension Service, Cooperative) (1930-1970, 1979)
RG-15/8
Federal Circle (War Surplus Barracks-1946)
RG-36/102/F4
Federal Credit Union, Student
see Credit Union, Student Federal RG-45/40/C10
Fee Book, Student
see Treasurer–Student Fee Book (1971- ) RG-3/4/1
Fees
see Tuition, Fees RG-1/205
Fees, Rents and (Committee, Student Senate)
see Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) RG-45/7/R5
Fees, Room Rents and
see Room Rents and Fees, President’s Committee on (1970) RG-40/2/R5
Fellowships (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/2
Fellowships, Faculty
see Faculty Fellowships (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/5
Feminist Arts Program (Everywomans Center)
RG-7/2/2/2
Fence, Senior
see Senior Fence RG-36/50/S8.5
Fencing, Mens
see Sports-Mens Fencing (1990) RG-18/2
Festivals, Fine Arts
RG-11/16
see also Summer School RG-6/17
Field Hockey, Womens
see Sports-Womens Field Hockey (1986- ) RG-18/2
Fields, Athletic
see Athletic Department RG-18/2
58th College Training Detachment (58th-CTD)
see College Training Detachment (58th-CTD)
Film Calendar RG-11/17
Film Co-op, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Film Co-op RG-8/1/8
Film Library, (DEFA)
see Deutsche Film Aktien-Gesellschaft (DEFA) Film Library (1998- ) RG-25/G6.1
Film Studies, Interdepartmental Program in
see Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies RG-25/I6
Films and Plays (Poster Collection)
RG-180/4
see also Films and Videotapes RG-186
Films and Videotapes
RG-186
see also Films and Plays (Poster Collection) RG-180/4
Films and Videotapes, Miscellaneous
RG-186/6
Finance, Budget and
see Budget and Finance RG-32/6
Finance, General Business and
see General Business and Finance RG-25/G2
Finance, Vice Chancellor for Administration
see Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance RG-35/1/1
Financial Affairs (Administrative Services)
RG-35/18
Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1963-1976)
RG-40/2/A3
Financial Aid, Scholarships
RG-30/14
Financial Aid, Scholarships (Student Employment Office)
RG-30/14
Financial Aid, Students Advocating
see Students Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA) RG-45/40/S6.7
Financial Analysis and Systems Administrative Services)
RG-35/22
Financial News (Treasurers Office) (1984-1986)
RG-3/4/1
Financial Reports (Treasurers Office)
RG-3/4/3
see also Annual Reports, University RG-1/00/2
Financial Services, Director of
see Business Office, Director of Personnel and Financial Services (Administrative Services) RG-35/3
Findings: A Progress Report
see Experiment Station (Hatch Station, 1888- )–Findings: A Progress Report (1974-1975) RG-15/2.1
Fine Arts Center
RG-25/F3
Fine Arts Center, Friends of the
see Friends of the Fine Arts Center RG-11/12
Fine Arts Council
RG-11/13
see also Trustee Advisory Council on the Fine Arts RG-2/5
Fine Arts Council Minutes (1965- )
RG-11/13
Fine Arts/Program Groups (Student)
RG-45/50
Fire and First Aid Unit (1984- )
RG-45/40/F4
Fire and Safety
see Environmental Health and Safety–Fire and Safety RG-30/15
Fire Insurance (Physical Plant) (1909)
RG-36/50/F3
Fire Safety News
see Environmental Health and Safety News (1977- ) RG-30/15
Fires, Student Network United to Fight
see Student Network United to Fight Fires (SNUFF) RG-45/40/S7.3
First Aid Unit, Fire and
see Fire and First Aid Unit RG-45/40/F4
FISC
see Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer, Vice President for Management and
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs and University Treasurer RG-6/13
Fiscal Affairs, Vice President for Management and
see Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs RG-3/16
Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative
see Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative RG-15/6
Fishery Unit, Massachusetts Cooperative–Contributions
see Wildlife Research Unit; Fishery Unit, Mass. Cooperative–Contributions (1970-1974) RG-15/6
Fishing, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Fishing (1973, 1992) RG-18/2
Five College Astronomical Society
see Physics and Astronomy–Five College Astronomical Society RG-25/P3
Five College Black Studies
RG-60/5/3
Five College Calendar (1970-1997)
RG-60/5/00
Five College Cooperation
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 4 & 5 College Cooperation RG-8/7
Five College Coordinator
see Coordinator of 4 & 5 Colleges, Inc. RG-60/5/1
Five College Departments, Programs, Etc.
RG-60/5
see also University department or University unit
Five College East Asian Newsletter (1978-1987) RG-60/5/00
Five College Ink (1989- )
RG-60/5/00
Five College International Forum (1988- )
RG-60/5/00
Five College Long Range Planning Committee (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Five College Newsletter (1968-1987)
RG-60/5/00
Five College Publication
see Four and Five College Publications RG-60/5/00
Five College Radio and Astronomy Observatory
see Physics and Astronomy–Five College Radio and Astronomy Observatory RG-25/P3
Five College Seminar on Urban Studies
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Five College Student Coordinating Board (FCSCB)
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
Five College Theatre News
see Theatre News (Five College) RG-25/T3/00
Five College Womens Conference, Valley Womens Studies Journal
RG-60/9
Flag Staff (Physical Plant) (1908)
RG-36/50/F4
Fletcher Garden (1999- )
RG-36/104/F4
Flexible Degree Program, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
RG-40/2/A3
Flexible Modular Scheduling (School of Education)
RG-13/3/7
Floral Notes
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Floral Notes (1990- ) RG-15/8
Floralert
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Floralert (1990-1997) RG-15/8
Florists’ and Gardeners’ Club
see Plant Pathology–Florists’ and Gardeners’ Club RG-25/P5/3
Flying Club, Collegiate (1974-1984)
RG-45/40/F5
Flying Redmen (1962-1968)
RG-45/40/F5.4
Focus (Department of Landscape Architecture) (1993-1995)
RG-25/L2/00
FOL
see Friends of the Library (FOL) (Library) (1968- ) RG-8/8
Folklore
see English Department–Folklore RG-25/E3/3
Food and Agricultural Engineering Department
RG-25/F4
Food and Natural Resources, College of
see College of Food and Natural Resources RG-15
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of
RG-25/F4.5
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Data Center for Massachusetts
RG-25/F45
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Extension Newsletter
RG-25/F45/00
Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Management Memos
RG-25/F45/00
Food Engineering, Department of
RG-25/F4.7
Food Folks (1938-1977)
RG-25/F5/00
Food Management Science Laboratory (School of Management)
RG-12/5
Food Preservation
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Recipe Service (1927) RG-15/8
Food Science
see Food Science and Nutrition Department RG-25/F5
Food Science and Nutrition Alumni Newsletter (1987)
RG-25/F5/00
Food Science and Nutrition Department
RG-25/F5
Food Science and Nutrition Department–Nutrient Data Bank, UMass
RG-25/F5/3
Food Science and Technology
see Food Science and Nutrition Department RG-25/F5
Food Service Governance Board (1974)
RG-45/40/F6
Food Services
RG-35/11
Food Technologists, Institute of
see Institute of Food Technologists (1950) RG-45/40/I5.2
Food Technology
see Food Science and Nutrition RG-25/F5
Food Technology Abstracts (1946-1953)
RG-25/F5/00
Football, Men’s
see Sports-Men’s Football (1875- ) RG-18/2
Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- )
RG-40/2/A3
Foreign Language Resource Center(s) (1989- )
RG-25/F5.5
Foreign Student Affairs Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965-1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Foreign and International Studies Council (Faculty Senate, 1967- ) RG-40/2/A3
Foreign Student Office
see Students Advisor/Office RG-6/4/9/2 Foreign
Foreign Student News ( 1969-1988)
RG-6/4/9/2
Foreign Students Advisor/Office (1955- )
RG-6/4/9/2
Forensic Services
see Debate RG-25/C7.4
Foresight (Alumni Office) (1986)
RG-50/00/3
Forestry and Wildlife Management Department
RG-25/F6
Forestry Experiment Station, Northeast
see Northeast Forestry Experiment Station (College of Food and Natural Resources (1923-1933) RG-15/13
Forestry, Northeast Center for Urban and Community
see Northeast Center for Urban and Community Forestry (1996- ) RG-25/N7
Forests
see Mt. Toby Reservation RG-15/9
Cadwell Forest RG-15/14
Formula Funding and Regents Managerial Policies, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1984,1988)
RG-40/2/A3
Fort Devens (Ayer, Massachusetts) (1946-1949)
RG-55/1
see also Machmer, President RG-6/1
Fort Devens, Other Units
RG-55/1/2
Fort Devens, Vice President
see Vice President (Fort Devens) RG-55/1/1
Foundation, University of Massachusetts
see University of Massachusetts Foundation (1950- ) RG-50/7
Foundations of Education (School of Education)
RG-13/3/19/3
Founding Committees (1860’s)
RG-1/1
Fountain (Physical Plant) (1892)
RG-36/50/F5
Four and Five College Cooperations
RG-60/5
Four and Five College Cooperations–Publications
RG-60/5/00
Four and Five Colleges, Inc., Coordinator
see Coordinator of Four/Five Colleges, Inc. RG-60/5/1
Four-College Cooperation
see Four and Five College Cooperations RG-60/5
see also Hampshire Inter-Library Center (HILC) and 4 & 5 College Cooperation RG-8/7
4-H
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Clubs RG-15/8
Extension Service, Cooperative–Gleam RG-15/8
Four Hundred, Committee of
see Committee of Four Hundred RG-40/5/C6.5
Fraternities and Sororities
RG-45/90
see also Greek Affairs RG-30/2/3
Fraternities and Student Life Committee (Official Committee) (1912-1913, 1920)
RG-40/2/F7
Fraternity-Sorority Park
see Greek Affairs, Office of RG-30/2/3
see also Buildings proposed but not built RG-36/103
Fraternities and Sororities RG-45/90
Fred Moore Photo Collection
RG-173
FREE News
see Food and Resource Economics, Dept. of–Free News (Extension Service Newsletter) (1976-1981) RG-25/F45/00
Free Press (Student Newspaper) (1966)
RG-45/00/F6
Free Press, Massachusetts
see Massachusetts Free Press (Student Newspaper) (1988- ) RG-45/00/M4.5
Freedom Task Force, Faculty
see Faculty Freedom Task Force (Official Committee) (1979) RG-40/5/F3
Freiburg, UMass Program at (Academic Component)
RG-25/F8
see also Freiburg Program (Administration and Committee) RG-6/4/9
French and Italian Department
RG-25/F9
French and Italian Department–Bologna, UMass Program at
RG-25/F9
French and Italian Dept.–Cercle Francais
RG-25/F9
French and Italian Dept.–Pav, France, UMass Summer School at
RG-25/F9
French Club (1945)
see French and Italian Dept.–French Club RG-25/F9/3
French Corridor
see French and Italian Dept.–French Corridor RG-25/F9
Fresh Ink: The Five College Fortnightly (1977-1978)
RG-60/5
Freshman Handbook
see Handbooks (Student Affairs) RG-30/00/2
Freshman Register (1974-1977)
RG-45/00/F6.5
see also Alpha Phi Omega (Fraternity) RG-45/90/A4.4
Freshman Year, ad hoc Committee on the (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
RG-40/2/A3
F RG/BRSG
see Faculty Research Grant–Biomedical Research Support Grant (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/2/3
Friday War-Cry (Student Publication) (1914-1915) [ dingbatView online ]
RG-45/00/F7
see also The Squib (Student Publication) (1914-1917) RG-45/00/S6
Friends of the Fine Arts Center
RG-11/12
Friends of the Library (FOL) (1968- )
RG-8/8
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Fruit and Vegetable Marketing (1948-1951, 1954) RG-15/8
Fruit Notes [ dingbatView online ]
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Fruit Notes (1936- ) RG-15/8
FSA
see Future Scholars of America (1993- ) RG-6/4/13.5
Fully Informed Faculty, Committee for a
see Committee for a Fully Informed Faculty (1976) RG-40/5/F8
Fund for the Future, University
see University Fund for the Future (UFF) (1989- ) RG-50/7/1
Funding and Regents Managerial Policies, Formula, ad hoc Committee on
see Formula Funding and Regents Managerial Policies, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1984- ) RG-40/2/A3
Future of the University of Massachusetts, Trustees Commission on the
see Trustees Commission on the Future of the University of Massachusetts (1988) RG-2/7
Future Scholars of America (FSA) (1993- )
RG-6/4/13.5
see also Upward Bound (1966-1993) RG-6/4
Future School of Education, Special Committee on
see School of Education–Future, Special Committee on (1976) RG-40/2/S3E3
Future Studies
see Future Studies, Center for RG-13/4/10
Future Studies Program (1969-1989) RG-13/3/23/8
see also Futuristics, Center for RG-13/3/19/6
Future University of Massachusetts (Official University Committee) (1970-1971)
RG-40/2/F8
Futuristics, Center for
RG-13/3/19/6
see also Future Studies RG-13/3/23/8

Double Edge Theater

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Double Edge Theatre Records, 1970-2002.

28 boxes (15.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 455
Bold Stroke for a Wife
Bold Stroke for a Wife

Since its founding, Double Edge Theatre has embraced a two-fold mission: to develop and promote the highest quality of original theatre performance, and to create a permanent center of performance, practice, training research, and cultural exchange.

The collection documents the Theatre’s focus on research, international collaboration, and the elevation of artistic performance above and beyond stage work into the realm of cultural exchange.

Subjects

  • Experimental theater
  • Theater and society
  • Theatrical companies--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Arnoult, Philip
  • Double Edge Theatre
  • Durand, Carroll
  • Klein, Stacy
  • Odin teatret
  • Staniewski, Wlodzimierz
  • Stowarzyszenie Teatralne "Gardzienice"

Types of material

  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Programs

Field, William Franklin, 1922-

Finding aid

William F. Field Papers, 1948-1986.

27 (13.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 030/2 F5
William F. Field relaxing on couch, ca. 1971
William F. Field relaxing on couch, ca. 1971

The University’s first Dean of Students, William F. Field held the post from 1961 until his retirement in 1988. The 27 years Field was Dean of Students was a critical time of growth and unrest, as the University’s student population more than tripled in size and the nation-wide movements for civil rights and against the Vietnam War were reflected through student activism and protest on the University’s campus. Responsible for ending student curfews and overseeing all dorms becoming co-ed, Field also worked with minority students and faculty to support the Black Arts Movement on campus and the founding of the W.E.B Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department.

The William F. Field Papers document Field’s career as an administrator at the University of Massachusetts and specifically his role as Dean of Students from 1961-1988. The correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, and other official printed and manuscript documents are a rich resource for one of the most important and volatile eras in the University’s history. Of particular interest are extensive files on student protests and activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the growing diversity of the campus student population, flourishing of the Black Arts Movement on campus and the founding of the W.E.B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department.

Subjects

  • African American college students--Massachusetts
  • Field, William Franklin, 1922-
  • Race relations--United States
  • Universities and colleges--United States--Administration
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dean of Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Afro-American Studies
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States

Types of material

  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums

McQueen, Madge

Finding aid

Madge McQueen Papers, ca.1935-2015 (Bulk: 1975-2015).

(99 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 825
Madge McQueen and her papers <br> Photo by Laura Wulf
Madge McQueen and her papers
Photo by Laura Wulf

I was born in Washington, D.C., in an unwed mother’s home. I spent my earliest months living with my maternal grandmother and two teenage aunts–one of whom was abusive. My mother married my step-father in 1960; I was eleven years old when I discovered he was not my biological father. My mother suffered from psychotic schizophrenia; my step-father was frequently violent in our home; my younger, half-brother struggled with a severe learning disability, early drug addiction, and later untreated paranoid schizophrenia. After years of physical and sexual abuse, I escaped my destructive, troubled family when I was fourteen–having previously run away twice. I became a ward of the state of Maryland (my family had moved into Prince George’s County when I was much younger). I lived with three foster families until I was nineteen. I was determined to use education as a way out of poverty and violence. I attended Prince George’s Community College, then the University of Maryland in College Park where I earned a BA in Hearing and Speech Sciences in 1982. I worked at the radical Maryland Food Collective from 1981 to 1984 which profoundly impacted my life: politically, socially, and sexually. In 1985, I moved to Plainfield, Vermont, where I attended graduate school at Goddard College, receiving an MFA in Writing and Women’s Literature in 1987. After teaching for five years in Boston, at Fayerweather Street School and at the Jamaica Plain Community Centers–Adult Learning Program, I went to Massachusetts College of Art, earning a BFA in Three Dimensional Fibers in 1997. I lived for a year in Germany, 1980-1981, and in Honduras, 1997-1998, where I taught cognitively disabled adults and 8th graders, respectively. In 2002, after living in Boston for four more years, I moved to Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Virginia. During my long membership, I left twice for extended periods. In 2006-2007, I traveled for eight months in the U.S. and in New Zealand. In 2014, I spent seven months in Amherst and in Boston working on my papers, followed by four months of travel across country and back visiting loved ones as I wrote my autobiography. In the beginning of 2015, I again made Twin Oaks my home.

My collection consists of nearly 300 journals (which include copies of my letters sent), all correspondence received since 1972, many of my artist books, as well as some of my other art work. My bequest is also comprised of my educational documents, my personal health records, my photographs, some family papers, Twin Oaks ephemera, a family tree, a friendship web, a few favorite books, two interviews, etc. What I have written and saved since I was twelve years old fills 84 linear feet: it is my life’s work. I have given, and will continue to give, my papers to UMass Amherst for safekeeping and so that my life–as an incest and battering survivor, as someone raised working class, as a daughter of a mentally-ill mother, as a radical feminist, as a diarist, as an avid letter writer, as an artist, as a bisexual, as a woman who chose neither to be a wife nor a mother, as an attentive niece, as a communitarian, as a traveler, and as a devoted friend–will not be erased.

Subjects

  • Adult children abuse victims
  • Communal living--Virginia
  • Diarists
  • Family violence
  • Twin Oaks (Louisa, Va.)
  • Women artists

Types of material

  • Artists' books (Books)
  • Correspondence
  • Journals (Accounts)
  • Photographs
  • Textile art (Visual works)

New Victoria Publishers

Finding aid

New Victoria Publishers Records, 1974-2009.

6 boxes (11 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 883
From the top down: Beth Dingman, Claudia McKay Lamperti, Petey Becker, Bonnie Arnold, and ReBecca Béguin (ca. 1976)
From the top down: Beth Dingman, Claudia McKay Lamperti, Petey Becker, Bonnie Arnold, and ReBecca Béguin (ca. 1976)

Founded in 1975 in Lebanon, NH by Beth Dingman, Claudia McKay (Lamperti), Katie Cahill, Nina Swaim, and Shelby Grantham, New Victoria Printers became one of two all-female print shops in New England at the time. Believing strongly that, “the power of the press belongs to those who own it,” they began to solicit work from non-profit and politically-oriented groups. Like its namesake Victoria Press, an 1860s women run print shop in London owned by Emily Faithful, an early advocate of women’s rights, New Victoria was also committed to feminist principles. The shop offered work and training in printing, machine work, and other traditionally male dominated fields; initially focused on printing materials from the women’s movement; and was organized as a collectively owned and democratically run organization. Additionally, the shop functioned as a defacto women’s center and lesbian hub for Lebanon and the surrounding area, a place of education, community, creativity, and activism, and soon publishing opportunities, as the group founded New Victoria Publishers in 1976 to publish works from their community. The print shop closed in 1985, with Dingman and McKay taking over the running of the non-profit publishing company out of their home in Norwich, VT, with an emphasis on lesbian fiction in addition to other women-focused works. An early bestseller, Stoner McTavish by Sarah Dreher, put them on the map, with the company publishing over a hundred books by and about lesbians, winning three Lambda Literary Awards and several other honors.

The New Victoria Publishers Records consist of photographs, newsletters and cards put out by the collective, materials printed by the press, marketing and promotional materials, author correspondence, graphics and cover art, book reviews, financial and legal records, histories of the organization, news clippings, and an almost full run of the books published by the company. The collection is particularly rich in documenting the work and production of a women owned business within the feminist press movement as well as the lesbian publishing industry.

Subjects

  • Collective labor agreements – Printing industry
  • Feminist literature – Publishing
  • Lesbian authors
  • Lesbians' writings -- Publishing
  • Women printers – New England
  • Women publishers – New England

Contributors

  • Beth Dingman
  • Claudia McKay
  • New Victoria Printers
  • New Victoria Publishers

Types of material

  • Photographs

Radical Student Union (RSU)

Finding aid

Radical Student Union Records, 1905-2006 (Bulk: 1978-2005).

22 boxes (14.5 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 045/80 R1

Founded by Charles Bagli in 1976, the Revolutionary Student Brigade at UMass Amherst (later the Radical Student Union) has been a focal point for organization by politically radical students. RSU members have responded to issues of social justice, addressing both local, regional, and national concerns ranging from militarism to the environment, racism and sexism to globalization.

The RSU records document the history of a particularly long-lived organization of left-leaning student activists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Beginning in the mid-1970s, as students were searching for ways to build upon the legacy of the previous decade, the RSU has been a constant presence on campus, weathering the Reagan years, tough budgetary times, and dramatic changes in the political culture at the national and state levels. The RSU reached its peak during the 1980s with protests against American involvement in Central America, CIA recruitment on campus, American support for the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and government-funded weapons research, but in later years, the organization has continued to adapt, organizing against globalization, sweatshops, the Iraq War, and a host of other issues.

Subjects

  • Anti-apartheid movements--Massachusetts
  • Central America--Foreign relations--United States
  • College students--Political activity
  • Communism
  • El Salvador--History--1979-1992
  • Guatemala--History--1945-1982
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Nicaragua--History--1979-1990
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Political activists--Massachusetts--History
  • Racism
  • Socialism
  • Student movements
  • United States--Foreign relations--Central America
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contributors

  • Progressive Student Network
  • Radical Student Union
  • Revolutionary Student Brigade

Types of material

  • Banners

Rare book collections

Votes for women, Enfield Collection
Votes for Women, ca.1919 (Enfield Collection)

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives houses approximately 40,000 volumes reflecting an evolving history of collecting at UMass Amherst. Beginning in the late 1860s with a focus on agriculture and the natural sciences, SCUA has developed into a resource for the study of regional and local history in New England, emphasizing our varied cultural, social, religious, and political histories.

Beyond New England, SCUA has developed strength in several distinct areas, ranging from the literature of social change to the extraordinary collection of Japanese rarities collected by the geologist Benjamin Smith Lyman during the Meiji era and the works of an eclectic assortment of poets and writers. Other noteworthy collections include those pertaining to Cold War culture: a growing collection of books printed in East Germany and one of the largest collections of materials in the United States from the Solidarity movement in Poland.

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All books and periodicals held by SCUA are cataloged in the Library’s online catalog and summary descriptions of most major book collections, but not individual titles, are included in SCUA’s own online catalog, UMarmot.

Selected areas of collecting interest:

Agriculture, horticulture, natural history

The library holds key works in apiculture, entomology, gardening, landscape design, organic agriculture, pomology, sustainability, and viticulture, with numerous works in animal husbandry. Materials date back to the 16th century, however the strength of the collections lies in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Cookery in New England

Knox gelatin
The Collection

The collections of Beatrice A. McIntosh, Athena Savas, and Lynette Foucher, among others, include books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the culinary history of New England, including many thousands of cookbooks published by church and community organizations.

European history and culture

Diverse collections ranging from materials on Revolutionary-era Europe, 1789-1848 (the Binet and Brabançonne Collections); Anglo-American Political Economy; twentieth century German history (the Harold Gordon Collection on the Interwar period and the Hans Joachim Ring Collection on East German cinema); and Communist-era Poland (Basia Jakubowska Schlatner Solidarity Collection).

Gay and Lesbian Literature

The centerpiece extensive of our holdings is the collection of gay rights pioneer Barbara Gittings and her partner, Kay Tobin Lahusen, which includes books on the history of homosexuality in America, works by and about gay writers, gay activism, and related topics.

Literary collections

Books by and about Robert Francis, Archibald MacLeish, William Manchester, William Lederer, and the Broadside Press; records of the Cummington School for the Arts and Massachusetts Review; and the poetry libraries of Francis, Wallace Stevens, and Anne Halley. Although the literary collections focus largely on New England writers, SCUA houses fine collections of the works of Charles Lamb, William Morris, and William Butler Yeats, signed first editions of works by Thomas Mann, and collections of French and Scottish writers. We are stewards of the papers of several writers from New England and collect their works comprehensively, including Andrew Coburn, Mary Doyle Curran, Mary McGarry Morris, Raymond Mungo, Jodi Picoult, and Harvey Swados.

New England history and culture

Massachusetts Agricultural College postcard
Massachusetts Agricultural College postcard

Local and regional histories, novels, and other writing about Massachusetts from the eighteenth century to the present. These include an array of election, ordination, installation, dedication, fast-day, mission, farewell, and funeral sermons; Fourth of July orations; and addresses to or by benevolent, cultural, and civic organizations in the Commonwealth. The New England Yearly Meeting of Friends collection contains thousands of books, pamphlets, and periodicals relating to Quaker history from the seventeenth century to the present. With an emphasis on New England Quakerism, these collections include the libraries of Moses and Obadiah Brown and libraries amassed by several monthly and quarterly meetings. SCUA also collects works printed in small towns and rural districts of Massachusetts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Social change

Valuable collections for the history of antislavery in New England and politics of the left. The John P. Roche and Steven Siteman Collections focus on the American left from the late 19th century through the 1950s, with some European materials and materials from the political right.

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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:

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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)

Stonewall Center

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Stonewall Center Records, 1962-2005.

22 boxes (33 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 030/2/6

Following a series of homophobic incidents on the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1985, the Program for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns was established as an administrative center in the Office of Student Affairs. Later renamed after the notorious riots in New York, the Stonewall Center has provided the campus and surrounding community with cultural and educational programming through speakers, films, video and book library, Speakers Bureau on LGBTQ issues, referrals and support, advocacy and community outreach.

The records of the Stonewall Center include documentation of day to day operations, including phone logs, memos, and budget information, as well as posters and press releases for events, publications, campus and external reports, training manuals, surveys, newspaper clippings, and ephemera such as banners, tee-shirts, and buttons.

Subjects

  • Gay college students--Massachusetts
  • Gays--Services for
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Program for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns

Contributors

  • Stonewall Center
  • Yeskel, Felice

Abbe, Edward H.

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Edward H. Abbe Papers, 1828-2004.

22 boxes (28.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 736
Ed Abbe in Bora Bora, 1987
Ed Abbe in Bora Bora, 1987

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1915 and raised largely in Hampton, Va., Edward Abbe seemed destined to be an engineer. The great nephew of Elihu Thomson, an inventor and founding partner in General Electric, and grandson of Edward Folger Peck, an early employee of a precursor of that firm, Abbe came from a family with a deep involvement in electrification and the development of street railways. After prepping at the Rectory and Kent Schools, Abbe studied engineering at the Sheffield School at Yale, and after graduation in 1938, accepted a position with GE. For 36 years, he worked in the Industrial Control Division in New York and Virginia, spending summers at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard. After retirement in 1975, he and his wife Gladys traveled frequently, cruising both the Atlantic and Pacific.

Ranging from an extensive correspondence from his high school and college days to materials relating to his family’s involvement in engineering, the Abbe collection offers an in depth perspective on an educated family. An avid traveler and inveterate keeper, Ed Abbe gathered a diverse assemblage of letters, diaries, and memorabilia relating to the history of the Abbe, Peck, Booth, Gifford, and Boardman families. The collection is particularly rich in visual materials, including albums and photographs, depicting homes, travel, and family life over nearly a century.

Subjects

  • Abbe family
  • Boardman family
  • Booth family
  • Electrical engineers
  • General Electric
  • Gifford family
  • Kent School--Students
  • Peck family
  • Rectory School--Students
  • Yale University--Students

Contributors

  • Abbe, Edward H
  • Abbe, Gladys Howard
  • Abbe, William Parker
  • Peck, Edward F
  • Peck, Mary Booth

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Photographs

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