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Foucher, Lynnette E.

Lynnette E. Foucher Cookbook Collection, 1902-2000.
429 items (8 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 684

1929 cookbook
1929 cookbook

Assembled by Lynnette E. Foucher, this collection consists chiefly of cookbooks produced by food companies between the 1920s-1970s. These cookbooks reflect the changing role of women in the home as well as new food trends and innovative technology. Taken together, the collection offers a glimpse into the way meal preparation changed in the U.S. during the second half of the twentieth century and how this change transformed the way we eat today.

Subjects
  • Convenience foods--United States--History--20th century
  • Cooking, American--History--20th century
  • Cooking--Social aspects
  • Diet--United States--History
  • Food--Social aspects
  • Women consumers--United States--History
  • Women in advertising--United States--History
Contributors
  • Foucher, Lynette E
Types of material
  • Cookbooks

Hapgood, Beth

Beth Hapgood Papers, 1789-2005.
67 boxes (35 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 434

Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969
Beth Hapgood and members of the Brotherhood, ca.1969

Daughter of a writer and diplomat, and graduate of Wellesley College, Beth Hapgood has been a spiritual seeker for much of her life. Her interests have led her to become an expert in graphology, a student in the Arcane School, an instructor at Greenfield Community College, and a lecturer on a variety of topics in spiritual growth. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Hapgood befriended Michael Metelica, the central figure in the Brotherhood of the Spirit (the largest commune in the eastern states during the early 1970s) as well as Elwood Babbitt, a trance medium, and remained close to both until their deaths.

The Hapgood Papers contain a wealth of material relating to the Brotherhood of the Spirit and the Renaissance Community, Metelica, Babbitt, and other of Hapgood’s varied interests, as well as 4.25 linear feet of material relating to the Hapgood family.

Subjects
  • Brotherhood of the Spirit
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Graphology
  • Hapgood family--Correspondence
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Mediums--Massachusetts
  • Nineteen sixties--Social aspects
  • Occultism--Social aspects
  • Popular culture--History--20th century
  • Renaissance Community
  • Rock music--1971-1980
  • Warwick (Mass.)--History
Contributors
  • Babbitt, Elwood, 1922-
  • Boyce, Neith, 1872-1951
  • Hapgood, Beth--Correspondence
  • Hapgood, Charles H
  • Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds
  • Hapgood, Hutchins, 1869-1944
  • Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937
  • Metelica, Michael

Inglis, David R.

David R. Inglis Papers, 1929-2003 (Bulk: 1946-1980).
12 boxes (5.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 033

David R. Inglis at Argonne N.L., ca.1953
David R. Inglis at Argonne N.L., ca.1953

David R. Inglis enjoyed a distinguished career in nuclear physics that ranged from theoretical work on the structure of the nucleus in the 1930s to the development of the atomic bomb in the 1940s and work on renewable energy in the 1960s and 1970s. A Professor of Physics at UMass from 1969-1975, Inglis was a founding member of the Federation of American Scientists and from the mid-1940s on, he dedicated himself to informing public policy on the dangers of nuclear technologies.

The Inglis Papers offer a perspective on the life and career of a theoretical physicist who grew from an early involvement in the Manhattan Project to becoming a committed critic of nuclear weaponry and nuclear power. Although the collection is relatively sparse in unpublished scientific work, it includes valuable correspondence relating to Inglis’s efforts with the Federation of American Scientists and other organizations to influence public policy on issues relating to disarmament and nuclear power.

Subjects
  • Allegiance--United States
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
  • Physics--Massachusetts
  • United States--History--1945-1953
  • United States--History--1953-1961
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Physics
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Institute for Man and His Environment
  • World Association of World Federalists
  • World Federation of Scientific Workers
Contributors
  • Bohr, Aage
  • Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-
  • Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
  • Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995
Types of material
  • Laboratory notes
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs

League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)

League of Women Voters of Amherst Records, 1939-2001.
60 boxes (33 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 296

Non-partisan political organization based in Amherst, Massachusetts that influences public policy through education and advocacy by registering voters, organizing candidate forums, publishing voting guides, and disseminating general information on the legislative process and the functioning of government on the local, state, and federal levels.

Includes minutes, annual reports, financial records, publications, extensive files on specific programs, photographs, video- and audio-tapes, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Also contains information on two league members who rose to national prominence: Lucy Wilson Benson (Under Secretary of State in the federal government in 1977) and Jane F. Garvey (Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in 1997).

Subjects
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Politics and government
  • Education--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Housing--Massachusetts--Amherst--History
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
Contributors
  • Benson, Lucy Wilson
  • Garvey, Jane F
  • League of Women Voters of Amherst (Amherst, Mass.)
Types of material
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education

Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education Records, 1985-2006..
6 boxes (9 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 513

Founded in 1982, the Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education (MWPHE) is a non-profit organization open to current and prospective women administrators in public higher education in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1982, the MWPHE serves as a support network, enhances professional development, encourages and promotes upward mobility, and addresses issues affecting Massachusetts public higher education and the status of women within the system.

The MWPHE records include administrative files and correspondence that document the organization’s work since its founding.

Subjects
  • Education, Higher--Massachusetts
  • Women educators--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education

Metelica Aquarian Concept (part 3)

Michael Rapunzel in front of Theater, 1976. (Ref. no. bin180)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Zapmia Pizza crew selling at street festival. Annette Laufe, Patty Smith, May Ristich. Northampton, 1976. (Ref. no. bin181)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Pinocchio and the Worm” video segment. Ronnie Sellers, Michael Rapunzel, November, 1973. (Ref. no. bin182)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Billy Schlegelmilch, John Carpini, Eric Hardendorff, 1976. (Ref. no. bin183)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Metelica band [which superseded Spirit in Flesh] promotion women, 1973. (Ref. no. bin184)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Early Olde Stone Lodge scene with Tom Levy facing camera, 1975. (Ref. no. bin185)
Renaissance Nursery based at Northfield. Creamie break, 1976. (Ref. no. bin186)
Photo by: Lois Sellers
“June Carnegie” scam. This fabricated incident alleges to show wealthy Philadelphia philanthropist, June Carnegie, giving Michael Metelica a check worth $20,000 to “further his religious work”. In fact, it was commune member who after this photo was taken, went off to her waitress job. An article with this photo ran on the front page of a very skeptical Greenfield Recorder newspaper, 1973. (Ref. no. bin187)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Renaissance Church Sunday service letting out. Summer, 1976. (Ref. no. bin188)
Jeanie Herringshaw, 1975. (Ref. no. bin189)
“Michael Meeting” in the Theater, 1976. (Ref. no. bin190)
Ronnie Sellers, Michael Rapunzel, 1976. (Ref. no. bin191)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Renaissance Faire photo exhibit on windows of Noble Feast Restaurant. September, 1975. (Ref. no. bin192)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Kids on the street during public Renaissance weekend event, 1975. (Ref. no. bin193)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
GMC motor home, one of three belonging to Renaissance, 1975. (Ref. no. bin194)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Geoff Nuchols demonstrating video equipment. Renaissance Faire, 1975. (Ref. no. bin195)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Wedding of Kathy and Bob Puckett in Theater, 1975. (Ref. no. bin196)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel on crutches after second auto accident, 1976. (Ref. no. bin197)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Choir performing at “Supersession” concert. New Hampshire, July, 1977. Ellie Bullen in front. (Ref. no. bin198)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Work done on exterior of Zapmia Pizza, 1975. (Ref. no. bin199)
Donna Jagareski, 1975. (Ref. no. bin200)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel filming with 16mm Eclair camera, 1975. (Ref. no. bin201)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Peter Caddy [r], founder of Findhorn Community at Theater event, June, 1978. (Ref. no. bin202)
Airplane ride for older Renaissance nursery kids with Virginia Simpson, pilot, Vicki McCue, 1978. (Ref. no. bin203)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
May Ristich at Zapmia Pizza, 1976. (Ref. no. bin204)
Choir performing at “Supersession” concert. New Hampshire, July, 1977. Antonie Hinx in front. (Ref. no. bin205)
Photo by: Daniel Brown

Metelica Aquarian Concept (part 5)

Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin232)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin233)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin234)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin235)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin236)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel with Heidi Bushnell (Ref. no. bin237)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin238)
Renaissance nursery kids with Nancy Holland. Northfield, June 1977. (Ref. no. bin239)
Photo by: Lois Sellers
Elwood Babbitt in trance. Wendell, 1978. (Ref. no. bin240)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Zapmia Pizza food concession at festival, 1976. (Ref. no. bin241)
Pushing a Honda 600 out of a snow bank. January, 1976. (Ref. no. bin242)
100th anniversary of Colle Opera House. March, 1974. (Ref. no. bin243)
Fun in the dandelions. Jane Allen [st], David Stackhouse, Larry Raffel, Isaiah Stackhouse, Wendy Garland, 1976. (Ref. no. bin244)
Signs commemorating Michael Rapunzel’s design prowess, placed in all Renaissance buildings, 1974. (Ref. no. bin245)
“Metelica Marches” in Greenfield, 1973. (Ref. no. bin246)
“Metelica Marches” in Greenfield, 1973. (Ref. no. bin247)
Living Poem Theater performing at the Renaissance Faire, 1975. (Ref. no. bin248)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Michael Rapunzel with motorcycle, Cadillac, and admirer. The Lodge, 1976. (Ref. no. bin249)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
The Choir rehearsing in Theater. Cheryl Termo in forefront, 1976. (Ref. no. bin250)
(Ref. no. bin251)
Final stage of Spirit in Flesh. John Sullivan, Michael Metelica, Joe Podlesny, August, 1973. (Ref. no. bin252)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
John Pollard, Michael Rapunzel in front of Pollard’s office at the Block, 1976. (Ref. no. bin253)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
The Block, during its heyday as the Renaissance Community nerve center, 1976. (Ref. no. bin254)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
The Choir. Antonie Hinx, Debbie Stone, Laura Berg, Linda Stackhouse, Bonnie Goldstein, Monica Palmes, Jeanie Herringshaw, Ellie Bullen, Donna Braden. Fort Lauderdale, FL, January, 1977. (Ref. no. bin255)
Green Castle flower stand at Renaissance Faire, 1975. (Ref. no. bin256)
Nursery outing; kids with Larry Raffel, November, 1976. (Ref. no. bin257)

Reunions

Early reunion of former and present Community Members at Alan and Jane Harris’s home. Shelburne Falls, Mass. 1992. (Ref. no. car130)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Community Reunion at lake near Ware, Mass., August 1997. (Ref. no. car131)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Three generations of Jaquays; Myriah, Justin, and Lorelei. August 1997. (Ref. no. car132)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Michael Metelica Rapunzel, diagnosed with terminal cancer, at final gathering for him at Beth Hapgood’ s home. Greenfield, June 2002. (Ref. no. car133)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering for Michael. Greenfield, June 2002. (Ref. no. car134)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Brotherhood of the Spirit, 1970. (Ref. no. car135)
Veterans of the Brotherhood of the Spirit. 2002 (Ref. no. car136)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Free Spirit Press reunion. New Hampshire, September 1991. (Ref. no. bin338)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Grown-up children of Renaissance at Gill reunion. Franka Sullivan, Lamia Holland, Swan Keyes, unidentified, unidentified, Elka Holland. June 1992 (Ref. no. bin339)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Eva and Kathy Murphy-Moss at Gill reunion. June, 1992. (Ref. no. bin340)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin341)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin342)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin343)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin344)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin345)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Marissa Sellers and Michael Metelica. July, 1999 (Ref. no. bin346)
Photo by: Lois Sellers
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin347)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Matthew and Donna Liebmann at Ware reunion. August, 1997 (Ref. no. bin348)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Dana Charest Jr. with wife and child, Ariel Brown, John Wolfson at Ware reunion. August, 1997. (Ref. no. bin349)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Reunion at Ware, Mass. August 1997. (Ref. no. bin350)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Wedding of Chris and Robin Garland. Debby Edson officiating. Northfield, May, 1998. (Ref. no. bin351)
Reunion at Barton Cove. Jesse and Jasmin Edson in center. Gill, July 1999. (Ref. no. bin352)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s house in Greenfield, July, 1999. (Ref. no. bin353)
“Men’s Gathering” at Brian McCue’s house. Montague, Mass. July, 2004. (Ref. no. bin354)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Men’s Gathering” at Brian McCue’s house. Montague, Mass. July, 2004. (Ref. no. bin355)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
“Men’s Gathering” at Brian McCue’s house. Montague, Mass. July, 2004. (Ref. no. bin356)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt who passed into spirit previous April. Greenfield, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin357)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
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