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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)

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 6)

Michael Metelica in Confederate flag outfit, 1973. (Ref. no. bin76)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at Hampton Beach, NH concert, 1972. (Ref. no. bin77)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh in concert at Turners Falls Airport, 1972. (Ref. no. bin78)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at meeting at Warwick Dorm, 1972. (Ref. no. bin79)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Facing camera is Janice Barry and Ruth Miller, 1972. (Ref. no. bin80)
Meditation on Blueberry Hill, Leyden, 1971. (Ref. no. bin81)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica sitting on Heath house, 1969. (Ref. no. bin82)
“Gill House” actually in Old Northfield, 1972. (Ref. no. bin83)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Early Leyden Commune scene, 1969. (Ref. no. bin84)
Silk-screened Christmas cards at Warwick Dorm. Photo by Ron Tunison. December, 1971. (Ref. no. bin85)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica in concert with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin86)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding between Anne and Jim Baker at the Theater. Turners Falls, 1973. (Ref. no. bin87)
Michael Metelica in early Spirit in Flesh concert photo, 1970. . (Ref. no. bin88)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Donna Jagareski at Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin89)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Spirit in Flesh in concert at Turners Falls Airport, 1972. (Ref. no. bin90)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Attic of Warwick house. Alaina Snipper and Ellen Schall, 1970. (Ref. no. bin91)
Michael Metelica in concert with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin92)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Chris and Wendy Garland. Charlemont, 1969. (Ref. no. bin93)
Spirit in Flesh concert at Greenfield High School on Michael’s birthday (July 26). Michael Metelica and Randy Kleinrock bringing the cake, 1972. (Ref. no. bin94)
Melvin Weiner, 1971. (Ref. no. bin95)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Elwood Babbitt, 1970. (Ref. no. bin96)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Mark Forbes, unidentified. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin97)
Jane Malinski, 1972. (Ref. no. bin98)
Kathy Murphy, backup singer for Spirit in Flesh, 1970. (Ref. no. bin99)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Bill Grabin. (Ref. no. bin100)

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

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 8)

Heidi Bushell, Jacquie Metelica, Donna Jagareski, 1972. (Ref. no. bin126)
Michael McCarty, 1972. (Ref. no. bin127)
Michael and women, Northfield, 1971. Similar people as slide 4-14. (Ref. no. bin128)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael and Rolls-Royce, Hampton Beach, 1972. (Ref. no. bin129)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica at group meeting, the Dorm, summer of 1972. (Ref. no. bin130)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Heidi Bushell, Donna Jagareski, Jason Garland, Kathy Murphy, Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin131)
Michael in concert with Spirit in Flesh, summer of 1972. (Ref. no. bin132)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Warwick, 1972, same people as slide 7-12. (Ref. no. bin133)
Warwick house, 1970. (Ref. no. bin134)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Debby Sonn, Jeanie Holland, Anne Messman in van, 1972. (Ref. no. bin135)
Michael in concert with Spirit in Flesh, summer of 1972. (Ref. no. bin136)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Fragment of LOOK magazine photo, July 1970. (Ref. no. bin137)
Spirit in Flesh in concert, 1972. (Ref. no. bin138)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Free Spirit Press promotional poster created by Daniel Brown and Marty Liebmann, 1973. (Ref. no. bin139)
Jim Baker, editor of the Free Spirit Press, 1973. (Ref. no. bin140)
Meeting in the Dorm, Warwick, 1971. (Ref. no. bin141)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica with Spirit in Flesh, 1972. (Ref. no. bin142)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Free Spirit Press paper crew on rainbow bus, 1972. Top row: Steve Wilhelm, Gordon Adams, Julie Howard, Irene White. Bottom row: Jenny Brown, Michael Scanlon, Carol Evans. (Ref. no. bin143)
(Ref. no. bin144)
Spirit in Flesh poster designed by Donna Jagareski, 1970. (Ref. no. bin145)
Brotherhood members at the Quarry, popular swimming spot. A commune right-of passage was jumping off a 40’ ledge into the water. New Hampshire, 1972. (Ref. no. bin146)
Early Spirit in Flesh promo photograph, 1970. (L-R) Paul Skiathitis, Tom Snyder, Tom Howes, “Buckwheat”, Michael Metelica, Joe Podlesny, Glenn Hutchinson, Mark Holland. (Ref. no. bin147)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Steven Heimoff, 1970. (Ref. no. bin148)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica, 1971. (Ref. no. bin149)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Wedding of Alan and Jane Harris, early 1973. . (Ref. no. bin150)

Brotherhood of the Spirit (part 9)

Spirit in Flesh concert at JFK Auditorium, Manchester, NH, August, 1972. Ref no. bin151)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Temporary Encampment, Guilford, VT. Summer 1970. (Ref. no. bin152)
Wedding of Tom and Sandra Howes, Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin153)
Thea “Lumpy” Alvin, Phaedre, “Sadie” Alvin, Devin Sellers. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin154)
Doug Edson and Laurel Sluter during septic system project. Warwick, 1972. (Ref. no. bin155)
Meditation. Rocco Zappia, Nick Carson, Ronnie Sellers. Blueberry Hill, 1971. (Ref. no. bin156)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
(Ref. no. bin157)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
(Ref. no. bin158)
Wedding of Chris and Wendy Garland. Charlemont, 1969. (Ref. no. bin159)
Eddie Evans and son Jamey, 1972. (Ref. no. bin160)
Jason Garland and Dan Pritchett, 1971. (Ref. no. bin161)
Interior of 88 Main St. house, the first youth hostel in the United States. Northfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin162)
(Ref. no. bin163)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
(Ref. no. bin164)

Photo by: Gary Cohen
Marlene Schneider, Glenn Hutchinson, unidentified child, 1972. (Ref. no. bin165)
Bruce Geisler, Brian McCue. McCue II, Greenfield, 1971. (Ref. no. bin166)
Geoff Nuchols. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin167)
Brenda Scanlon with daughter, Sara. Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin168)
“Save the World with Spirit in Flesh” parade ending with rally at office of Metromedia Records. New York City, July 1971. (Ref. no. bin169)
Gary Cohen, 1971. (Ref. no. bin170)
Gary Hand, Andy Baer, David Stackhouse, 1972. (Ref. no. bin171)
Steven Heimoff, Betsy Shapiro. Warwick, 1971. (Ref. no. bin172)
Wedding of Tom and Sandra Howes, Warwick, 1970. (Ref. no. bin173)
Spirit in Flesh traveling postering crew. Top row: Gary Hand, Richie Chapman, Mitch Sieser, Randy Kleinrock Bottom row: Michael McCarty, Andy Crystal, John Charmella. San Francisco, 1971. (Ref. no. bin174)
Nate Tilton, 1971. (Ref. no. bin175)
Painted Spirit in Flesh speaker cabinet, 1972. (Ref. no. bin176)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Free Spirit Press rainbow bus, 1972. (Ref. no. bin177)
Annette Laufe and Patty Smith in van, 1971. (Ref. no. bin178)
Wedding of Carol “Chi-Chi” and Nick Carson, 1972. (Ref. no. bin179)

Brown, Daniel A.

Daniel A. Brown Photograph Collection, 1968-2003.
ca.450 items
Call no.: PH 011 digital

Meditation on Blueberry Hill, 1971<br />Photo by Gary Cohen
Meditation on Blueberry Hill, 1971
Photo by Gary Cohen

Having joined the the Brotherhood of the Spirit commune in 1973, Dan Brown remained a member for a decade as it evolved first into Metelica’s Aquarian Concept and then into the Renaissance Community. Throughout his time as a member, he photographed his fellow communards as they moved through a variety of localities, including Turner’s Falls, Gill, and Warwick, Mass. Since leaving the community in 1983, he has written and lectured regularly on its history for audiences throughout the region.

One of the principle photographers of the Brotherhood and Renaissance Community during the period 1973-1983, Brown preserved an archive of approximately 450 photographs documenting the commune from its founding in 1968 through the time of Michael Metelica’s death in 2003. In addition to his own work, he collected and preserved images of many other photographers, most notably Gary Cohen.

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Subjects
  • Babbitt, Elwood, 1922-
  • Brotherhood of the Spirit
  • Communal living--Massachusetts
  • Metelica, Michael
Contributors
  • Brown, Daniel A
  • Cohen, Gary
Types of material
  • Photographs
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