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International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Locals 170 and 404

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Locals 170 and 404 Records, 1952-1966.
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 030

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, organized in 1903 when two leading team driver associations merged, is one of the largest unions in the U.S. Local 170, representing central Massachusetts, and Local 404, representing western Massachusetts, were both granted their charters with the Teamsters in 1933, and continue to thrive today. The records of these locals consist entirely of agreements between the union and local businesses.

Subjects
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Paper Makers. Eagle Lodge

Eagle Lodge, International Brotherhood of Paper Maker Records, 1901-1978.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 081

First organized as Eagle Lodge in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the United Brotherhood of Paper Makers was granted a charter by the AFL in May 1883. Almost as soon as the union was established, however, it faced a serious struggle for power from within. Hoping to maintain their higher economic and social status, the machine tenders ultimately organized their own union, and the two remained separate for a number of years until they finally merged in 1902 as the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers.

Records of the Eagle Lodge, Local 1 include by-laws, minutes, correspondence, contracts, a ledger, and three histories of the local and the early days of the union.

Subjects
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • Paper industry workers--Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • Paper industry workers--Massachusetts--Holyoke

Graphic Communications International Union. Local 48B

GCIU Local 48B Records, 1952-1985.
3 boxes (1.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 059

Local of the Graphic Communications International Union that represented over 1000 bindery workers in the Holyoke, Massachusetts area. Records include detailed minutes, shop reports, committee reports, reports of delegates sent to the Holyoke Central Labor Union and national conventions, copies of agreements, notes on contract negotiations, copies of three newsletters, and subject files that document activities as well as the emergence of factionalism within the union.

Subjects
  • Carrying on
  • Collective bargaining--Paper industry--Massachusetts --Holyoke--History--Sources
  • Holyoke (Mass.)--Economic conditions--Sources
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts--Holyoke
  • National Blank Book Co.--History
  • Old unionist
  • Paper industry workers--Labor unions--Massachusetts--Holyoke
Contributors
  • Graphic Arts International Union. Local 48B
  • International Brotherhood of Bookbinders. Local 48
Types of material
  • Newsletters

United Paperworkers International Union

United Paperworkers International Union Records, 1915-1968.
8 boxes (4.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 294

The collection contains the records of the United Paperworkers International Union as well as their predecessors including the International Brotherhood of Papermakers; United Paperworkers of America; United Papermakers and Paperworkers; and the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers.

Subjects
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts
  • Paper industry workers--Labor unions--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • United Paperworkers International Union

Bennett, John W., collector

John W. Bennett Labor Collection, ca. 1880-2000.
Call no.: MS 443

Labor historian John W. Bennett has researched the history of the labor movement since his days as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts (Class of 1952). A born collector, he began accumulating memorabilia associated with unions, drawn to their potential as a visual record of labor iconography and self-representation.

Extending back to the 1880s, the Bennett Collection includes examples from around the country, but with a particularly strong representation of New England unions between the mid-1930s and mid-1970s.

Subjects
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts
Contributors
  • Bennett, John W
Types of material
  • Badges
  • Ephemera
  • Realia

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Locals 36, 161, 707, and 710

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Records, 1929-1985.
11 boxes (5.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 107

The records of Northampton Local 36 of the IBEW provide insight into the adjustments of union members to the introduction of new technology, the changing labor environment, and the local debates over the merits of the use of nuclear power in the region. Collection includes by-laws, reports, correspondence, contracts, membership lists, and materials relating to nuclear energy.

Subjects
  • Electricians--Labor unions
  • Labor unions--Massachusetts

Brotherhood of the Spirit

Brotherhood of the Spirit Documentary, ca.1973.
15.24 minutes
Call no.: Video

Beginning in a treehouse in Leyden, Mass., during the summer of 1968, the Brotherhood of the Spirit (later the Renaissance Community) grew to become the largest commune in the eastern United States. Founded by Michael Metelica and six friends, and infused with the spiritual teachings of Elwood Babbitt, the commune relocated several times during its first half decade, setting down at different points in Heath, Charlemont, Warwick, Turners Falls, and Gill, Mass., as well as Guilford, Vt.

Produced at UMass Amherst, this video (digitized from a 16mm motion picture original) provides a largely laudatory glimpse of commune life during the boom years of the Brotherhood of the Spirit, probably around 1973. Sound quality in the video is highly uneven, often poor, particularly in the first two minutes.

Subjects
  • Brotherhood of the Spirit
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Metelica, Michael
Types of material
  • Motion pictures (Visual works)

Brotherhood of the Spirit

Brotherhood of the Spirit, 1968-1973

Michael Metelica at the treehouse: Leyden, Mass., 1968. (Ref. no. car1)
The treehouse: Blueberry Hill, Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. car2)
The Treehouse Gang, Leyden 1968: (L – R) top: Dale Sluter, Chris Garland, Doug Edson, Jim Kolokowski, Eddie Evans, Brian Smith on shoulders, Jim Sullivan. Bottom: Wayne Duda, Gene Lewis (Cricket), Tom Howes. (Ref. no. car3)
The Founding Mothers, 1969: Micky Shean (?) and baby, Heidi Bushell, Laurel Artus holding Leah Artus, Wendy Crowell. (Ref. no. car4)
Meditation at Beth Hapgood’ s home at 88 Main St, Northfield, Mass. 1969. (Ref. no. car5)
Elwood Babbitt, 1970. (Ref. no. car6)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Heidi Bushell and Michael Metelica reading Lopsang Rampa, early source of spiritual inspiration. Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. car7)
Winter scene. Chris Garland, Michael Metelica, unidentified, Dale Sluter, Jim Kolokowski. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. car8)
Maple sugaring, Charlemont, Mass. 1969. Gene (Cricket) Lewis, Eddie, Michael. (Ref. no. car9)
Maple sugaring, Charlemont, 1969. Various visitors and members. (Ref. no. car10)
Heath, Mass. 1969,. Far left, Nate Tilton and Steve Wolfson. Band is early forerunner to in Flesh. (Ref. no. car11)
Warwick, Mass. Summer of 1970, photo from Greenfield Recorder newspaper in foreground is Susan Meyer and Jeff Lister. (Ref. no. car12)
Warwick group shot, summer 1970. Publication unknown. (Ref. no. car13)
“LOOK” magazine photo. Taken July 1970, published December 1970. (Ref. no. car14)
Spiritual Graffiti, Warwick main house, 1970-71. Such spontaneously inspired writingswere common during the Warwick era. (Ref. no. car15)
Concert at St. James Church, Greenfield, Mass. 1970. Robert Hincks and Michael Metelica. This church was one of the few local ones that was welcoming to the Brotherhood and hosted many events and weddings during this period. (Ref. no. car16)
Members listening to Spirit in Flesh rehearse at Warwick Studio. Note looks of ecstasy on individual faces. Top; Vicki Locatelli, unidentified, Steve Abrahamson, John Pollard, unidentified. Middle; Jacquie Metelica, Mark Alvin, Brian McCue. Bottom; Jackie Odess, Annette Laufe. (Ref. no. car17)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Summer invasion of visitors, sometimes several hundred a day. Summer of 1970, Warwick. Garden between house and future Dorm. (Ref. no. car18)
the “PM Tent”. Warwick, summer 1970. This huge plastic tent housed “Prospective Members” who went through a two-week trial period before begin voted on for membership. The PM tent was also notorious for forbidden (and frequent) amorous activity between members and PM’s. (Ref. no. car19)
Temporary Encampment, Guilford, VT. Summer 1970. Overwhelmed by visitors, long-term members set up a temporary retreat in the wilds of Guilford, near the Johnson’s Pasture commune. (Ref. no. car20)
Wedding at Warwick, July 1970, Michael playing guitar with Donna Braden (R). (Ref. no. car21)
“Commune Gothic” Summer 1970. Heidi Bushell and Mike McCarty. (Ref. no. car22)
The Logging Crew, Winter 1970-71. Carol and Eddie Evans, Mitch Sieser, Greg Fitzgerald, Nate Tilton in back. Crew leader, Geoff, “Gurf” Nuckols in front. (Ref. no. car23)
Warwick Kitchen, 1972. Meg, “Nutmeg” Rich stirring dinner, probably brown rice, squash or mashed potatoes. (Ref. no. car24)
Breakfast in Warwick 1971. Mark Alvin (foreground) shares a moment with Rita Raymond. Deborah Starobin looks on. (Ref. no. car25)

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 2)

Informal get-together, Warwick Meeting Room, 1971. Steven Wilhelm standing. Afan Cresup, Shelly Hight, Sydney Cresup, Alan Harris, Monica Palmes, unidentified. (Ref. no. car26)
Commune Kids, Warwick 1972. (Ref. no. car27)
Northfield House aerial view, 1975. (Ref. no. car28)
Photograph from National Geographic article about Connecticut River Valley, December 1971. Pictured is Shelly Hight holding Viney. Photograph in back is of Shelly’s grandmother(Ref. no. car29)
(NB: Copyright for this photo is held by National Geographic).
On the Rise Bakery crew, Orange, Mass. 1972. Marlene Schneider, Sammy Wolf, Julie Howard, Billy Schlegelmilch, Chi Chi and Nick Carson. (Ref. no. car30)
Garage Crew, Warwick, 1972. Top; Richard “Toby” Keyes (now an ordained Buddhist monk), Steve Abrahamson, and “Pancho”. Bottom; Sarah Thoren, Bernie Thoren, Jim Sullivan. (Ref. no. car31)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Warwick 1971. Vicky Locatelli and Dan Flynn. (Ref. no. car32)
Warwick Dorm, 1972. Jenny Brown and Tom Donovan in the foreground. (Ref. no. car33)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh album cover taken at the Warwick Dorm in December 1970. The band is in the foreground with the full Brotherhood membership clustered in the building. (Ref. no. car34)
Spirit in Flesh triptych, Blueberry Hill, Leyden, 1971. Bob Hincks, Michael Metelica, Joe “Pod” Podlesny. (Ref. no. car35)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh poster production. The top floor of the Warwick Dorm was the poster studio.1971. (Ref. no. car36)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh’s Roll-Royce 1972. Mark Holland and Michael Metelica. (Ref. no. car37)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh poster studio printing rare handmade Christmas cards in spelling-optional setting. Warwick 1971. Unidentified, Allan Harris, unidentified, Lynn Smith. (Ref. no. car38)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh rally in front of St. James Episcopal Church. Greenfield, 1971. (Ref. no. car39)
Spirit in Flesh poster crew in San Francisco, summer of 1971. Top; Randy Kleinrock, Andy Crystal, Richie Chapman. Bottom, local friend, Gary Hand, John Charmella, local friend, Mitch Sieser, Mike McCarty. (Ref. no. car40)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh rally in Greenwich Village, New York City, summer 1971. . (Ref. no. car41)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Free Spirit Press bus. This photograph was used for the cover of the magazine’s third issue. April 1972. (Ref. no. car42)
One of two controversial Spirit in Flesh concerts at Greenfield High School, July 1972. (Ref. no. car43)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Meeting with Michael in Warwick, summer 1972. (Ref. no. car44)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 3)

Michael Metelica’ s treehouse: Blueberry Hill, Leyden, Mass. 1968. (Ref. no. bin1)
Michael Metelica, Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. bin2)
Early Community members; Phyllis Hamilton, Steve Wolfson, Geoff Nuckols, Christine Edwards, Tom Howes, Carol Evans, Norman Toy. Sue Meyer standing. Heath, Mass. Winter 1969- 1970. (Ref. no. bin3)
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Michael Metelica, Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin4)
Early hootenanny; Doug Edson, Chris Garland, Richie Chapman, Eddie Evans. 1969. (Ref. no. bin5)
(Ref. no. bin6)
Michael Metelica, 1969. (Ref. no. bin7)
Michael Metelica in the treehouse. Leyden, 1968. (Ref. no. bin8)
(Ref. no. bin9)
Michael Metelica supposedly manifesting Christ Consciousness. 1970. (Ref. no. bin10)
(Ref. no. bin11)
(Ref. no. bin12)
Michael Metelica standing at the base of the treehouse. Leyden 1968. (Ref. no. bin13)
Early Band. Unidentified, Michael Metelica, Tom Howes. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin14)
Michael Metelica, unidentified, Leyden, 1966. (Ref. no. bin15)
Dale Sluter, Laurel Artus, Wendy and Chris Garland. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin16)
(Ref. no. bin17)
Jason Garland. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin18)
Michael Metelica. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin19)
Dale Sluter and Brian Smith, 1966. (Ref. no. bin20)
Michael Metelica. Heath, 1969. (Ref. no. bin21)
Commune members flanked by Sue Meyer and Tom Howes. Heath, winter 1969-70. (Ref. no. bin22)
(Ref. no. bin23)
(Ref. no. bin24)
Tom Howes playing guitar for visitors. Heath, 1969. The girl in the glasses is Kathy Hamilton.(Ref. no. bin25)
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