Abstract

Don Ogden is a poet, writer and activist who lives in Leverett, Massachusetts. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, an unpublished book, and letters that document primarily anti-war protests in Amherst dating from 1972-2000.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
Special Collections & University Archives
UMass Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275
413-545-2780
Don Ogden Collection
1972-2000
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 440

Background on Don Ogden

Don Ogden is a poet, writer, roofer, and activist from western Massachusetts. He writes mainly on ecology and social concerns.

Contents of Collection

The Don Ogden Collection consists of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, an unpublished book, and letters that document primarily anti-war protests in Amherst dating from 1972-2000. Articles in the Union News and The Greenfield Recorder detail the IRS seizure and eventual auction of Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner's home resulting from their refusal to pay taxes as a form of war protest. The Massachusetts Daily Collegian and the Hampshire Gazette cover the arrest of activists protesting against the CIA's foreign policy. The Gazette also documents Gregory Levy's suicide in protest of the Gulf War.

In addition to anti-war protests, Ogden's collection includes materials concerning "None of the Above," a Pioneer Valley Pro-Democracy Campaign, which would allow voters to reject all candidates in office. As a member, Randy Kehler wrote an article on this topic and submitted it to the Boston Globe. The Insurgent, a Newsletter of the Committee to Fight Repression, and The Valley Advocate each discuss the events of the Ohio 7 who were put on trial for Seditious Conspiracy. The Daily Hampshire Gazette follows the story of the Yankee Rowe Anti-Nuclear Plant Campaign from the plant's plan to renew its license, to the increase in awareness of the dangers of the plant, to the Board of Directors' decision to permanently shut the plant down.

Collection inventory
CIA on trial, CIA protest movements
1985-1991

Box 1: 1
Colrain War Tax Resistance Campaign
1989-1994

Box 1: 2
Council Fire Events
1992

Box 1: 3
Demonstrations: News Clippings
1981-1987

Box 1: 4
Gulf War Protest: Gregory Levy Suicide
1991

Box 1: 5
Holy Liable: Unpublished Manuscript
1972-1982

Box 1: 6
None of the Above
1990

Box 1: 7
Biographical note:

Pioneer Valley Pro-Democracy group.

Ohio 7 on Trial: Sedition Conspiracy
1988-1989

Box 1: 8
Political Cartoons
ca.1970s

Box 1: 9

Film negatives of cartoons.

Stop Herbicide Spray Campaign
1998

Box 1: 10
Yankee Rowe Anti-Nuclear Plant Campaign
1990-2000

Box 1: 11
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from Don Ogden, September 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Wells, October 2005.

For materials related to peace movements and activists in the Special Collections and University Archives, see:
Randy Kehler Papers, MS 396
Traprock Peace Center Records, MS 80
Valley Peace Center Records, MS 301

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Don Ogden Collection (MS 440). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Demonstrations--Massachusetts.
  • Pacifists--Massachusetts.
  • Peace movements--Massachusetts.
  • Political activists--Massachusetts.
Names
  • Ogden, Don.
Genre terms
  • Clippings.
  • Letters (Correspondence)