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Racial Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Faculty Working Group on (1987- )
RG-40/2/R3
Racial Understanding, Center for
seeHousing Services–Racial Understanding, Center for (Moore House–Southwest, 1973) RG-32
Racism Coalition, Anti-
see Anti-Racism Coalition (1992- ) RG-45/40/A5
Radical Student Union
RG-45/80/R1
Radio Club, Amateur (1948)
RG-45/40/R3
Radio Stations
see WMUA (FM Radio Station) RG-45/30/W6
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station) RG-45/30/W7
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station) RG-45/30/W8
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station) RG-45/30/W9
Radio, TV (Public Affairs)
RG-5/6
see also WFCR RG-60/8
Radioisotope Use Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/1/2/2
Rake, The
see Class of 1926–The Rake (1927-1966) RG-50/6
Rape and Sexual Violence, Counselor/Advocates Against (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/8
Rare Books, Special Collections
see Special Collections and Rare Books (Library) RG-8/3/6
RAs/ROs
see Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/3
Ravine (Physical Plant) (1933)
RG-36/50/R3
Razor Blade (Student Publication) (1920-1923)
RG-45/00/R2
Reading, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/1
Reading Day, Committee to Study Concept of a (Faculty Senate, 1963-1964)
RG-40/2/A3
Reading Room Association (1890-1900)
RG-45/40/R4
Reading Rooms (Library) (1957-1978)
RG-8/3/12
Readings (Poster Collection)
RG-180/3
Real-Time, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems, Center for
see Center for Real-Time, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems (CRICCS) RG-25/C9.1
Realization (Student Publication) (1997- )
RG-45/40/A8
REAP
see RG-30/31 Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- )
Receiving
see Property and Receiving RG-35/13
Recipe Service
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Recipe Service (1927) RG-15/8
Recognized Student Organizations, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1966)
RG-40/2/A3
Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO)
RG-30/23
see also Student Body Organizations RG-45
Record Club (1937)
RG-45/40/R4.5
Records
see Registrar, Records RG-30/6
Recreation Department
RG-25/R3
Recreational Sports, Intramural and (Photos)
see Intramural and Recreational Sports Photos (1969-1989) RG-141/1
Recruiting Calendar–UPS (University Placement) (1984-1985)
RG-30/9/5
Recruitment on Campus, Committee on Policies Governing (Faculty Senate, 1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Picketing, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1967-1968, 1971) RG-40/2/A3
Picketing and Recruitment, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1987) RG-40/2/A3
Recruitment, Task Force on Increased
see Increased, Recruitment, Task Force on (1991) RG-40/2/I4
Recycling Committee (Official University Committee) (1989- )
RG-40/2/R3.5
see also Redemption Service, Student RG-45/40/R5
Recycling Program, Residential
see Residential Recycling Program RG-45/40/R6
Redemption Service, Student
RG-45/40/R5
see also Recycling Committee RG-40/2/R3.5
Reference (Library) (1919- )
RG-8/3/5
REFLECT (1995)
RG-45/40/R5.5
Reform Committee (Student Senate) (1966)
RG-45/7/R4
Regents, Board of Massachusetts State
see Board of Regents RG-1/4
Regional Development, Office of Industrial Relations and
see Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and
see Landscape Architecture Department RG-25/L2
Register, The (Student Publication) (1870-1884)
RG-45/00/R3
Registrar
RG-30/6
see also Schedule Office RG-6/16
Registrar’s Office (Microfilm) RG-190/1
Registrar’s Office (Microfilm) (1905-1979)
RG-190/1
Registration
see Scheduling and Registration Committee (Faculty Senate, 1963, 1966) RG-40/2/A3
Registration Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970)
RG-40/2/A3
Regulations (Student Affairs)
RG-30/2/2
see also Handbooks (Student) RG-30/00/2
Parking and Transportation RG-30/20
Housing (Student) RG-30/21
Regulations, Housing
see Housing Office RG-30/21
Regulations, Parking
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Regulations RG-30/2/2
Regulations, Transportation
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
Regulations (Student Affairs) RG-30/2/2
Relationship of Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
RG-40/2/A3
Relay Races
see Sports-Men’s Relay (1915-1919) RG-18/2
Religion
see Chaplains, Religion RG-30/11
Religious Groups (Student)
RG-45/70
Religious Project, Inter-
see Inter-Religious Project (1997) RG-45/70/I5
Remote Sensing Center
RG-25/R4S4
see also Research and Graduate Studies, RG-9
Renaissance Studies, Massachusetts Center for
see Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies RG-25/M4.3
Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) (1986-1990)
RG-45/7/R5
Reorganization of Public Higher Education, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1976-1982)
RG-40/2/A3
REPORT Newsletter (College of Food and Natural Resources)
see College of Food and Natural Resources REPORT Newsletter RG-15/00
Republican Club, University of Massachusetts (1983- )
RG-45/80/R4
Republicans, Young
see Young Republicans RG-45/80/Y6.8
Research (Official University Committee) (1951-1957)
RG-40/2/R4
Research Affairs, Director (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/2/1
Research Affairs, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/2
Research and Education in Women’s Health, Center for
see Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) (1997) RG-17/1/2
Research and Graduate Studies
RG-9
Research and Graduate Studies–Administrative Staff
RG-9/1/2
Research and Graduate Studies–Publications
RG-9/00
Research, Associate Dean for
see Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research RG-10/3
Research Bulletin, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Research Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Research, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/3
Research, Coordinator of (Graduate School)
see Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research (Graduate School) RG-10/3
see also Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research RG-9/1/1
Research Council (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Coordinator of Research (1962-1976) RG-10/3
Research Education, Center for
see Educational Research, Center for RG-13/3/17/1
Research Grants
see Faculty Research Grants–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG/BRSG) RG-9/2/3
Research in Review
see Experiment Station (Experiment Station, 1880- )Research in Review (1952-1956) RG-15/2.2
Research Institute (College of Engineering)
RG-14/4
Research Institute–Technical Report (School of Engineering/College of Engineering)
RG-14/1
Research News (Graduate School) (1976-1988)
RG-10/3/00
Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/3
Research Reports (News Bureau–News Releases, 1974- )
see Office of Public Information RG-5/3
Research Services, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/3
Research Support Information Newsletter (1971-1975)
RG-10/3
Reserve (Library)
see Circulation and Reserve Services (Library) RG-8/3/2
Residence Halls
see Housing Services RG-32
Residence Life, Director of (until 9-1976)
RG-32/1
see also Office of Residential Resource Management, RG-30/21/1
Residence Life, Office of (1994- )
RG-32/16
Residency Appeals Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1989)
RG-40/2/A3
Resident Assistant Role Review Committee (1993)
RG-40/2/R4.5
Resident Assistant Union (2002- )
RG-45/45/R4
Residential Academic Programs
RG-32/14
Residential Buildings
RG-36/102
Residential Colleges (School of Education)
RG-13/4/2/2
see also Residential Colleges, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972) RG-40/2/A3
Residential Colleges, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Residential Colleges RG-13/4/2/2
Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- )
RG-30/31
Residential Education East (Housing Services)
RG-32/7
see also Residence Life, Office of (1994- ) RG-32/16
Residential Education West (Housing Services)
RG-32/8
see also Residence Life, Office of (1994- ) RG-32/16
Residential Life Board (RLB)
RG-32/2
see also Office of Residential Resource Management RG-30/21/1.
Residential Recycling Program (1986-1993)
RG-45/40/R6
Residential Resource Management, Office of
RG-30/21/1
see also Residential Life Board (RLB), RG-32/2
Housing Administration RG-35/12.
Resolutions & Proclamations (Printed Materials, Oversize)
RG-184/7
Resource Economics
see Food and Resource Economics, Department of RG-25/F4.5
Resource Network
see Student Development and Career Planning Center RG-30/9
see also Office of Human Relations RG-4/6
Resources and Environment: Management Choices
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Resources and Environment: Management Choices (1983-1993) RG-15/8
Resources and Referral (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/3
Retardation
see Mental Retardation Project RG-7/4
Retention Committee (Official University Committee) (1985- )
RG-40/2/R5
see also Undergraduate Retention Committee (1992) RG-40/2/U4
Retention Committee, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Retention Committee (1992) RG-40/2/U4
Retired Faculty
RG-40/1/8
Retired Faculty Association (1987 ) RG-40/5/R3

Retired Staff Association (1993- )
RG-40/5/R4
Reunion Newsletter (1985-1986)
RG-50/00/3
Revelers (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/R4
Review Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964-1966, 1974-1975)
RG-40/2/A3
Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade (1987)
RG-45/80/R6
Rhetoric Board (Faculty Senate, 1980-1981)
RG-40/2/A3
Rhetoric Program (Special Programs) (1972-1982)
RG-6/4/6
see also Writing Program (1968-1983) RG-25/E3/1
Rhododendron Garden (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/R5
Rifle Range (Physical Plant) (1942)
RG-36/50/R4
Rifle Team
see Sports, Men’s Rifle Team (1929) RG-18/2
RLB
see Residential Life Board (RLB) RG-32/2
Robinson Initiative, Jackie
see Jackie Robinson Initiative (Political Science Dept.) (1994-1997) RG-25/P6.7
Roister Doisters (Fine Arts/Program Group) (1910-1952)
RG-45/50/R6
see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
Romance Language Departments
see French and Italian Department, Romance Language Department RG-25/F4
Hispanic Department, Romance Language Department RG-25/H4
Room Rents and Fees, President’s Committee on (1970)
RG-40/2/R6
Room To Move (Drug Drop-In Center)
RG-30/10
ROs/RAs, Research
see Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/4
ROTC
see Military and Air Science Department RG-25/M8
see also Social Action, Center for RG-45/80/S6
ROTC, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1962-1963)
RG-40/2/A3
RSO
see Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO) RG-30/23
Student Body Organizations RG-45
RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee RG-30/23/3

Rugby Team
see Sports, Men’s Rugby Team (1988) RG-18/2
Rules Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
RG-40/2/A3
Rumor
see Perspective (Housing Services) RG-32/00
Rural Development Resource Center, Small Farm
see Small Farm/ Rural Development Resource Center RG-15/8.7
Rural Massachusetts, Center for
see Center for Rural Massachusetts (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/16
Ruralist, Bay State
see Bay State Ruralist (Student Publication) RG-45/00/B2

Crouch, Rebecca

Rebecca Crouch Papers, ca.1936-1986.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 602

In the late 1870s, a middle-aged farmer from Richmond, Minnesota, Samuel Crouch, married a woman eleven years his junior and asked her to relocate to the northern plains. Possessed of some solid self-confidence, Rebecca left behind her family a friends and set out to make a life for herself, adjusting to her new role as step-mother and community member, as well as the familiar role of family member at a distance.

The Crouch Papers includes approximately 225 letters offering insight into life in Minnesota during the late 1870s and early 1880s, and into the domestic and social life of a woman entering into a new marriage with an older man. Rebecca’s letters are consumed with the ebb and flow of daily life, her interactions with other residents of the community at church or in town, the weather, and chores from cooking to cleaning, farming, gardening, writing, going to town, or rearranging furniture.

Subjects

  • Farmers--Minnesota
  • Minnesota--Social life and customs--19th century
  • Women--Minnesota

Contributors

  • Crouch, Rebecca
  • Jones, Sarah
  • Loomis, Emma

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

Dalsimer, Susan

Famous Long Ago Archive

Susan Dalsimer Papers, 1969-1970.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 578
Steve Diamond, Ray Mungo, and Susan Dalsimer, ca.1969
Steve Diamond, Ray Mungo, and Susan Dalsimer, ca.1969

Famous Long Ago launched the literary career of Raymond Mungo with a splash, but even before the book had reached the shelves, he turned to his next project. In October 1969, Mungo began planning for a memoir of his life at the Packer Corners commune. Soon entitled Total Loss Farm, the book would become a classic in the literature of the 1960s counterculture. Signing a contract in November with E.P. Dutton, he worked with a young and sympathetic editor, Susan Stern (later Susan Dalsimer).

This small, but rich collection consists of a series of letters between Raymond Mungo and his editor at E.P. Dutton, Susan Stern, regarding his ideas on writing and life. Beginning in October 1969 with editorial commentary on Famous Long Ago and Mungo’s additions, the Dalsimer Papers offer insight into the development of Total Loss Farm from concept to printed page.

Subjects

  • Bloom, Marshall, 1944-1969
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Communal living--Vermont
  • Diamond, Stephen
  • McLardy, Peter
  • Montague Farm Community (Mass.)
  • Mungo, Raymond, 1946- . Famous Long Ago
  • Mungo, Raymond, 1946- . Total Loss Farm
  • Nineteen Sixties
  • Packer Corners Community (Vt.)
  • Simon, Peter, 1947-

Contributors

  • Dalsimer, Susan
  • Mungo, Raymond, 1946-

Types of material

  • Photographs

Delevingne, Lionel

Lionel Delevingne Photograph Collection, ca.1975-1995.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 047
Joan of Seabrook
Joan of Seabrook

Born and raised in France, the photojournalist Lionel Delevingne studied education at l’Ecole Normale in Paris, but settled permanently in the United States in 1975. Based at first in Northampton, Mass., he became a prolific photographer of American social movements while working for the Valley Advocate and other publications, covering the early years of the Clamshell Alliance and the antinuclear movement in considerable depth. His work has been exhibited frequently and published widely in the mainstream and alternative press, including the New York Times, Le Figaro Magazine, Die Zeit, Newsweek, Washington Post Magazine, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair.

The Delevingne collection includes remarkable visual documentation of the antinuclear movement of the 1970s and beyond, including some of the its most iconic images. Beginning with coverage of the Seabrook occupation, Delevingne covered the movement as it spread throughout the northeastern U.S. and internationally. The collection includes exhibition prints, prints for publication, and digitized images ranging in date from the mid-1970s through 1990s. Copyright in the images has been retained by Delevingne.

Subjects

  • Antinuclear movement--United States
  • Clamshell Alliance
  • Photojournalists
  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)

Contributors

  • Delevingne, Lionel

Types of material

  • Photographs

Dillon, Robert E.

Robert E. Dillon Papers, 1943-1946.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 635
Robert E. Dillon, 1943
Robert E. Dillon, 1943

A working class native of Ware, Mass., Robert E. Dillon was a student at Massachusetts State College when he was drafted into the Army in 1943. After his induction at Fort Devens, Mass., and training for the Quartermaster Corps in Virginia and California, Dillon was assigned to duty as a mechanic and driver with the First Service Command. Stationed at Rest Camps number 5 and 6 in Khanspur, India (now Pakistan), Dillon’s company maintained the trucks and other vehicles used to carry supplies over the Himalayas to Chinese Nationalist forces. After he left the service in February 1946, having earned promotion to T/5, Dillon concluded his studies at UMass Amherst on the GI Bill and earned a doctorate in Marketing from Ohio State. He taught at the University of Cincinnati for many years until his death in 1985.

The Dillon Papers consist of 178 letters written by Dillon to his family during his service in World War II, along with several written to him and an assortment of documents and ephemera. Beginning with basic training, the letters provide an essentially comprehensive account of Dillon’s military experience and interesting insight into a relatively quiet, but sparsely documented theater of war.

Subjects

  • California--Description and travel
  • India--Description and travel
  • Pakistan--Description and travel
  • World War, 1939-1945

Contributors

  • Dillon, Robert E

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Menus
  • Photographs

Double Edge Theater

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

Duesing, Bill

Bill Duesing Collection, 1995-2000.

14 items (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 760
Bill and Suzanne Duesing
Bill and Suzanne Duesing

A pioneer in organic agriculture in New England, Bill Duesing has been as an environmental educator, writer, artist, and lecturer over for four decades. After graduating from Yale University (1964), Duesing worked as a Cooperative Extension agent before turning to organic principles in the early 1970s. Emphasizing sustainability and greater local food sufficiency, he has been instrumental in developing organic standards for gardening and land care and he has served as both founding president and later executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Connecticut and president of the NOFA Interstate Council. During the 1990s, Duesing produced two radio shows, “Living on the Earth” (WSHU) and “The Politics of Food” (WPKN), and he is author of Living on the Earth: Eclectic Essays for a Sustainable and Joyful Future (1993).

The Duesing collection consists of transcripts of his radio show, “Living on the Earth” (1990-2000) and fourteen recordings of “The Politics of Food,” which was broadcast monthly over WPKN (89.5 FM) in Bridgeport in 1997-1998. Each half hour segment of “Politics” included news, a fifteen minute interview, recipes, and tips, with interviewees including Mel Bristol, Jac Smit, Vincent Kay, John Wargo, Hugh Joseph, Joseph Kiefer, Julie Rawson, Michael Sligh, Kathy Lawrence, Lee Warren, and Elizabeth Henderson.

Subjects

  • Cookery, Health aspects
  • Living on the Earth
  • Natural foods--Certification
  • Organic farming
  • Organic farming--Law and legislation
  • Politics of food
  • Sustainable agriculture

Contributors

  • Henderson, Elizabeth, 1943-
  • Rawson, Julie

Types of material

  • Audiotapes

Field, William Franklin, 1922-

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

FLURA recipients

2014

First prize: Celeste Guhl (2015)
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Curfews for Women at the University of Massachusetts”
Honorable mention: Andrew Clinton (2014)
“Yung Wing, the Chinese Educational Mission, and the Politics of Chinese Exclusion”

2013

First prize: Ken Lefebvre (2013)
‘A Wise Conservator': The Life and Times of Henry Hill Goodell
Honorable mention: Daniel Stein (2013)
“David versus the State: Refusal to Serve in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Lebanon War and the First Intifada: 1982-1993

2012

First prize: Justine DeCamillis (2012)
Liminal Space and Identities: The Transitional and Juxtaposition of Opposites within the Prologue, Bisclavret and Lanval of Marie de France’s Lais
Honorable mention: Peter Arsenault (2012)
Poetic Liminality in the Middle Ages: The Case of Thomas Hoccleve

2011

First prize: Christopher Russell (2010)
A Tale of Two Cities: How the Government Caused and Maintained Racial Inequality in Oakland, ca. 1945-1970”
Honorable mention: Marjorie Connolly (2011)
Anarchy to Activism: Italian Immigrant Politics During Boston’s Great Molasses Flood
Honorable mention: Sarah Goldstein (2012)
Cambodian Immigration and the Cambodian Crisis Committee

2010

First prize: Paul Kinsman
Platonic and Pythagorean Ratios in the Formal Analysis of 15th Century Music”
Honorable mention: Vanessa De Santis
The Emergence of a Class of Informed, Working Italian Immigrant Women in the Early Twentieth Century
Honorable mention: Austin Powell
Woman-As-Witch
An Analysis of Gender in Pre to Early Modern Society

2009

First prize: Name removed upon request
Honorable mention: Amy Couto
Treaty of Canandaigua: The political necessity of peace
Honorable mention: Phil Jensen
We are history, we are legend: Perspectives of American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

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
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