Thresholds to Life

Thresholds to Life Records, 1983-1986.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 156

Thresholds to Life is a training program for decision making, problem solving, and life planning taught by volunteers to prison inmates and offenders on probation in 30 locations in the United States. The records in this collection are those of the Thresholds program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a United Way agency.

Historical Note

Thresholds to Life is a training program for decision making, problem solving, and life planning taught by volunteers to prison inmates and offenders on probation in 30 locations in the United States. The programs are developed and coordinated by the non-profit organization Decisions, Inc. The curriculum was developed in 1965 by Dr. Milton Burglass, a psychiatrist who served time in a New Orleans prison for stock fraud.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records in this collection are those of the Thresholds to Life program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a United Way agency and include by-laws, minutes, treasurer’s reports, operating manuals, membership lists, newsletters, brochures, and newsclippings.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Thresholds to Life Records (MS 156). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from: James Craig, 1987, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, May 1991.


Additional Information

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.


Contents List
Board of directors meetings minutes
1983-1986
Box 1:1
Mailings to members
Box 1:2
Brochures and publicity
Box 1:3
Newsletter
1983 (Sept.)
Box 1:4
Accretion:
By-laws
1977
Box 2:1
Minutes (partial)
1979-1989
Box 2:2
Treasurer’s reports
1989
Box 2:3
Board members and staff
1982-1990
Box 2:4
Correspondence, memos
1978-1982
Box 2:5
Administrative records
Box 2:6
Lists of volunteers
Box 2:7
Mailings to members and volunteers
1979-1986
Box 2:8
Training calendars, info.
Box 2:9
Project P.R.I.D.E.
1981-1983
Box 2:10
UMass Office of Internships
Box 2:11
Newsletters
1987-1989
Box 2:12
Newsclips, press releases
1979-1990
Box 2:13
Brochures, flyers
1983-1987, n.d.
Box 2:14
McAuliffe, Garrett. “Measuring the Outcomes of a Community College Career Decision-making Course.”
1984
Box 2:15
Article on drug abuse
Box 2:16
Decisions manual, third revision
Box 2:17
Thresholds manual
1972
Box 2:18
Decisions coursebook
1978
Box 2:19
Thresholds operating manual
1978?
Box 2:20
Manuals, etc. from related projects
Box 2:21

Subjects

  • Prisoners--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Thresholds to Life
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