A program developed by psychiatrist Milton Burglass for training prison inmates and offenders on probation about decision making, problem solving, and life planning, taught by volunteers in 30 locations in the United States. Includes the records of the program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, containing newsletters, minutes, by-laws, treasurer's reports, correspondence, newsclippings, brochures, and lists of volunteers, board members, and staff.
The collection is open for research.
Background on Thresholds to Life (Organization)
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.
Contents of 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.
|Board of directors meetings minutes||1983-1986||
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|Mailings to members||
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|Brochures and publicity||
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|Board members and staff||1982-1990||
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|Lists of volunteers||
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|Mailings to members and volunteers||1979-1986||
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|Training calendars, info.||
||Box 2: 9|
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|UMass Office of Internships||
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|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|
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|Thresholds operating manual||1978?||
||Box 2: 20|
|Manuals, etc. from related projects||
||Box 2: 21|
Acquired from: James Craig, 1987, 1991.
Processed by Linda Seidman, May 1991.
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Cite as: Thresholds to Life Records (MS 156). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.