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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

2001 Center/Renaissance Community

2001 Center sign painted by Alaina Snipper, 1976 (Ref. no. car93)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. Sponsored by WAAF radio, 3000 people were planned for, 14,000 arrived. Community provided all security, medical, sound personnel, parking, food concessions and cleanup. (Ref. no. car94)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car95)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car96)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car97)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car98)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car99)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car100)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Mayday” concert at 2001 Center, Gill, May 1, 1976. (Ref. no. car101)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
God’s Eye weaving by Laura Sieser at the 2001 Center, Gill, 1979. (Ref. no. car102)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Doug Edson, 2001 Center. Gill, 1979. (Ref. no. car103)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Beginning construction on Michael’s planned house, 2001 Center, Gill, 1979. (Ref. no. car104)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
The Barn under construction with a planned meeting room upstairs and Community Office downstairs. Gill, 1979. (Ref. no. car105)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Brian McCue’s house under construction. Gill, 1977. (Ref. no. car106)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Detail of Brian McCue house construction. Gill, 1978. (Ref. no. car107)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Work on the Barn with Betsy Sullivan. Gill, 1980. (Ref. no. car108)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Renaissance Nursery at Northfield House, 1976. Adults are Lois Sellers and Larry Raffel. (Ref. no. car109)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
View of Community garden from tower of Michael’s house. Gill, 1980 (Ref. no. car110)
Photo by: Daniel Brown

2001 Center/Renaissance Community (part 5)

Silver Screen Design office with Ruth Miller and Margie McClure. Turners Falls, 1979. (Ref. no. bin309)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Joanne Santos with goats, June, 1983. (Ref. no. bin310)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
May Ristich, Robin Paris, Gale Jensen, 1983. (Ref. no. bin311)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Emily Babbitt and May Ristich. June, 1983. (Ref. no. bin312)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Findhorn founder, Dorothy McLean lecturing in Theater with Bill Grabin. Turners Falls, 1978. (Ref. no. bin313)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Cheryl Termo, business manager of Silver Screen Design. Turners Falls, 1983. (Ref. no. bin314)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Digging out the swimming hole. Lois Sellers and Michael Rapunzel, 1981. (Ref. no. bin315)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Kids at the Lodge; Lamia Holland, Zach Vaughn, Elka Holland. September, 1982. (Ref. no. bin316)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Renaissance Painters working in Roxbury, Mass. housing project. Spencer Liebmann and Renee Fenner. December, 1977. (Ref. no. bin317)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Debby Edson with newborn Daniel and unidentified, 1982. (Ref. no. bin318)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Lois Sellers working on the Barn, 1981. (Ref. no. bin319)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Steve Greenwald working on his house, 1979. (Ref. no. bin320)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Concert at Unity Park. Turners Falls, 1978. (Ref. no. bin321)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Laura Berg, Chris Garland, Melvin Weiner. Supersession concert, New Hampshire. July, 1977. (Ref. no. bin322)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
(Ref. no. bin323)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Irene and Eleanor Berwick in the garden. July, 1982. (Ref. no. bin324)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Nursery kids at the Lodge. August, 1980. (Ref. no. bin325)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Theater after meditation. Linda Ladd, John Charmella, Cheryl Termo with Che. Turners Falls, December, 1977. (Ref. no. bin326)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Noble Feast salad crew. Unidentified, Jane Harris, Rena Saperstein. Turners Falls, May 1979. (Ref. no. bin327)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Mobile Feast food concession. June 1979. (Ref. no. bin328)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Kids at festival on land, August, 1977. (Ref. no. bin329)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Annie Charest and Randy Tuttle, 1981. (Ref. no. bin330)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Logging crew, 1980. (Ref. no. bin331)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Wedding of Debby and Doug Edson. July, 1981. (Ref. no. bin332)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Robin Paris and May Ristich. August, 1979. (Ref. no. bin333)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Marvin and Kathy Murphy-Moss with Luke, 1979. (Ref. no. bin334)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Misty Barn. June, 1979. (Ref. no. bin335)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Saturday Work Day project cutting wood . June, 1983. (Ref. no. bin336)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Marilyn Dowling preparing greenhouse at McCue house. March, 1983. (Ref. no. bin337)
Photo by: Daniel Brown

Binet, Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte, 1877-

Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte Binet Collection, 1784-1852 (Bulk: 1794-1814).
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 738

During the revolutionary era of 1789-1848, Belgium was ensnared in power politics on a continental scale, with all the drama and turbulence entailed. From the conquest of the region by French Republican forces under Napoleon in 1794 through the dissolution of French control in 1814, modern-day Belgium was divided into nine administrative departments, including the centrally-located Département de la Dyle, which included the key cities of Brussels, Louvain, and Nivelles.

Collected by Maurice Emmanuel Hippolyte Binet, this small collection of manuscripts is relatively tightly focused on the years of French Republican domination of Belgium (1794-1814), with a particular focus on the Département de la Dyle. The majority of the collection consists of letters received by the Central Administration in the Dyle, including letters to and from Napoleonic generals and French military hierarchy, civic authorities, administrators, and police. Many of the letters concern the challenges of asserting control over a subject population and the political fallout of the French Revolution, but the collection also reflects the greater tensions within a complex society changing rapidly during an age of revolution.

Subjects
  • Belgium--History--1794-1814
  • Brabant (Belgium)--History
  • Dyle (Belgium)
  • France--History--1789-1815
  • France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
  • Napoleonic Wars--1800-1815
  • Police--France--18th century
Contributors
  • Lambrechts, Charles Joseph Matthieu, 1753-1823
  • Mallarmé, François René Augustin, 1755-1831
Types of material
  • Letters (Correspondence)

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 4)

Photo of Michael Metelica taken by the Greenfield Recorder newspaper. Heath, 1969. Ref. no. bin26)
Winter scene with Michael Metelica wearing jacket with cross and inscription, “God’s law not Man’s law”. Charlemont, Mass. 1969. (Ref. no. bin27)
Commune Members with VW. Eddie Evans, unidentified, Doug Edson, Tom Howes, Leah Artus on car, Dale Sluter, unidentified on car, Michael Metelica, Dan Pritchett. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin28)
Spirit in Flesh giving concert to Brotherhood members. Warwick, March 1971. (Ref. no. bin29)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Sandra and Tom Howes. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin30)
(Ref. no. bin31)
Wedding of Chris and Wendy Garland. Heidi Bushell on right. Charlemont, 1969. (Ref. no. bin32)
“Core Group” Top; Randy Kleinrock, Robin Kleinrock, Annie Messman, Dale Sluter, Jim Baker, Alan Harris, Richard Keyes, May Ristich, Irene White. Middle; Ronnie Tropper, Chris Garland, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Steve Heimoff (above), Steve Barry, John Haber, Laurel Sluter, John Pollard. Bottom, Lois Sellers, Mike McCarty, Doug Edson, Dan Flynn, Melvin Weiner. Northfield, Mass. 1972. (Ref. no. bin33)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Treehouse. Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. bin34)
(Ref. no. bin35)
McCue II, pool hall and hangout. First public Brotherhood business. Ellen Schall, Brian McCue. Bruce Geisler and Maynard (?). Greenfield, Mass. 1970-71. (Ref. no. bin36)
Michael on the treehouse. Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. bin37)
Michael Metelica. Leyden, 1965. (Ref. no. bin38)
Michael Metelica and Eva Hapgood. Leyden, 1965. (Ref. no. bin39)
Chris Garland, Michael Metelica, Doug Edson with Beth Hapgood. 1969. (Ref. no. bin40)
Ronnie Sellers, Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin41)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Painted design by Donna “Duck” Jagareski in Warwick Healing Room. 1970. (Ref. no. bin42)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Brotherhood members at Greenfield Swimming Pool, 1972. (Ref. no. bin43)
Free Spirit Press bus crew. Unidentified, Donna Oehmig, Charlie Ribokas, Jenny Brown Bill Grabin, unidentified, Mike Scanlon, Jim Baker. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin44)
Wedding at the Brotherhood with Jim Sullivan in center. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin45)
Football game with locals at Northfield Elementary School. Marlene Schneider, Afan Cresup, May Ristich, Heidi Bushell, unidentified, Alan Harris, Kathy Weintraub, Ellen Schall. Northfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin46)
Informal group meeting. Visible to camera; Betty Hottel, Robin Paris, Michael Metelica, Wendy Garland, Old Northfield house, 1971. (Ref. no. bin47)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Sandra and Tom Howes. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin48)
John Charmella and Donna Braden. Warwick, summer 1970. (Ref. no. bin49)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Dale Sluter, 1972. (Ref. no. bin50)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 5)

Warwick group shot, 1972. (Ref. no. bin51)
Michael Metelica laughing, 1971. This photograph was in the same set as that published in the Greenfield Recorder article where he first announced his past lives as Robert E. Lee and Peter the Apostle. (Ref. no. bin52)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Bob Puckett. Northfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin53)
Dale Sluter and Carolyn Bailey. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin54)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Afan Cresup. Northfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin55)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Sesame…a pig. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin56)
Meditation on Blueberry Hill. Dan Pritchett, Jackie Odess, Michael Metelica, Ronnie Sellers in back. Leyden, 1971. (Ref. no. bin57)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh roadies. Doug Edson, Bob Puckett, Wally Hottel, Steve “Snagglepuss” Gross, Kenny Lennon, Donna Jagareski, Steve Barry. New York City, 1971. (Ref. no. bin58)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Frank “Unicorn” Moore and Debbie Havermael. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin59)
Warwick group shot, summer 1970. (Ref. no. bin60)
Some of the “High Time Girls” who promoted Spirit in Flesh: Lois Sellers, Betty Hottel, May Ristich, Sylvia Jordan. New Jersey, 1972. (Ref. no. bin61)
Some of the “High Time Girls.” New Jersey, 1972. (Ref. no. bin62)
Michael Metelica in concert, 1971. (Ref. no. bin64)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
“The Cersosimo Boys” — worked at Cersosimo Lumber and Sawmill in Brattleboro, VT. Richie Miller, Mitch Seiser, Scott Mangum, 1972. (Ref. no. bin65)
Spirit in Flesh Diamond Reo transport truck, 1972. (Ref. no. bin66)
Michael Metelica performing with Spirit in Flesh as rare drummer. Greenfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin67)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Mark Holland performing with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin68)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Phyllis Hamilton had the distinction of being the oldest member of the Brotherhood. At the time, 41 years old seemed ancient. Northfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin69)
Spirit in Flesh mini-poster, 1972. (Ref. no. bin70)
Spirit in Flesh poster crew. Jimmy Skiathitis, Steve Gross, Bernie Thoren, Jon Haber. New York City, 1971. (Ref. no. bin71)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh doing acoustic country-western gig. Bob Hincks, Tom Howes, Michael Metelica, 1972. (Ref. no. bin72)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael and assorted women. Top; Nancy Newman, Debbie Stone, Ruth Miller, Doe Higgins. Middle; Carolyn Bailey, Jacquie Metelica, Michael Metelica, Betty Hottel, Kate Whittaker. Bottom; Sue Meyer, Phyllis Hamilton, May Ristich, Donna Jagareski, Laurel Sluter. Northfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin73)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Bunny Vaughn, John Pollard, Melvin Weiner, Sue Spica in front of Free Spirit Flesh bus. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin74)
Spirit in Flesh speaker cabinet painted by Kathy Weintraub, 1972. (Ref. no. bin75)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 7)

Irene White. (Ref. no. bin101)
Jenny Brown. (Ref. no. bin102)
Donna Oehmig. (Ref. no. bin103)
Mike Scanlon. (Ref. no. bin104)
Daniel and Jenny Brown getting down on the bus, 1972. (Ref. no. bin105)
Marty Liebmann. (Ref. no. bin106)
Meeting of hippie buses, 1972. (Ref. no. bin107)
Peter Harris, unidentified, Richard Safft, 1972. (Ref. no. bin108)
Jenny Brown, Charley Ribokas, Peter Harris, unidentified, Richard Safft, others unidentified. Southern tour, 1972. (Ref. no. bin109)
“Anaconda Baptist Church” (FSP paper crew). Mike Scanlon, Steve Wilhelm, Jack Boschan Bill Grabin, Mike Scanlon, 1972. (Ref. no. bin110)
Paper Crew with third issue, 1972. (Ref. no. bin111)
Free Spirit Press interview on PBS Channel 57, Springfield, Mass. July, 1972. (Ref. no. bin112)
Steve Wilhelm making a paper sale, 1972. (Ref. no. bin113)
Paper crew on the road. Julie Howard, Steve Wilhelm, Jenny Brown, Irene White, Gordon Adams, Charlie Ribokas, 1972. (Ref. no. bin114)
Spirit in Flesh production meeting. Promo shot taken in office of Brattleboro Reformer Newspaper, 1973. (Ref. no. bin115)
Paper crew; unidentified, Donna Oehmig, Charley Ribokas, Jenny Brown, Bill Grabin, unidentified, Mike Scanlon, Jim Baker, 1972. (Ref. no. bin116)
Daniel Brown. (Ref. no. bin117)
Richard Safft shaving for Gillette ad for Free Spirit Press, 1973. (Ref. no. bin118)
Interview with Free Spirit Press founders. Bruce Geisler, Anne and Jim Baker, 1973. (Ref. no. bin119)
Anna Moran and daughter, Tao. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin120)
Jeannie Holland and Linda Ladd. Northfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin121)
Chris Garland, 1972. (Ref. no. bin122)
Spirit in Flesh Rally. Lois Sellers, Peter Luban, Jacquie Metelica, 1972. (Ref. no. bin123)
Antonie Krol singing with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin124)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica, Warwick, 1971. (Ref. no. bin125)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

Campbell, Sadie

Sadie Campbell Papers, 1812-2002.
19 boxes (10.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 439

Sadie Campbell and sons Harold and Robert Leslie
Sadie Campbell and sons Harold and Robert Leslie

A housewife, mother and active community member, Sadie Campbell was born in 1881 and lived at 1 Depot Street in Cheshire, Massachusetts for most of her life until she died in 1971. Sadie was closely tied to the Cheshire community where she had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and was active in a a number of organizations, such as: the Cheshire Ladies Reading Club, the Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club, and the Cheshire Cash Tearoom.

The collection documents three generations of a western Massachusetts family. The variety and nature of the materials in this collection offer a good view into the local and social history of western Massachusetts through the lives of Sadie Campbell and her family.

Subjects
  • Cheshire (Mass.)--History
  • Cheshire Cash Tearoom
  • Family--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Family--Massachusetts--History--20th century
  • Housekeeping--Massachusetts--Cheshire
  • Housewives--Massachusetts--Cheshire
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
  • Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club
  • Small business--Massachusetts
  • Tyrell, Augustus
  • Williams Manufacturing Company
  • Women--Societies and clubs--History--19th century
Contributors
  • Campbell, Sadie
Types of material
  • Account books
  • Invitations
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Recipes

EarthAction

EarthAction Records, 1992-2008.
26 boxes (39 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 562

Established by Lois Barber in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1992 with their first campaign at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, EarthAction has been organizing international campaigns ever since. As the world’s largest action network, the group’s campaigns address a variety of global issues from climate change and nuclear weapons to children’s rights and empowering women to protect the land. With a mission both to inform people about pressing problems facing the world and to move them to action, EarthAction creates and distributes information kits aimed at different audiences: individuals and groups, policymakers, and journalists.

The collection includes administrative files that illustrate the process of building a campaign, financial records, and publications, as well as action, legislative, and media kits created for many of the group’s international campaigns.

Subjects
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmentalism
  • Peace movements
  • Social action
  • Social justice

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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