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MassEquality

MassEquality Records, ca.1993-2008.
18 boxes (23.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 674

MassEquality sticker
MassEquality sticker

In the late 1990s, MassEquality was formed as a coalition of advocacy groups that sought to build legislative support for same-sex marriage and gay rights in Massachusetts. Formally incorporated as a 501(c)4 advocacy organization in late 2001, the coalition hired its first employee, Campaign Coordinator Marty Rouse, in late 1993, and achieved a landmark success that November when the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that the state may not “deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.” On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to allow equal marital rights to same-sex couples. Since that time, MassEquality has continued to champion marriage equality nationally.

The MassEquality Records document the origins, operations, and activism of one of the leading organizations in New England advocating for marriage rights and civic equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The collection includes some material generated by the Freedom to Marry Coalition, a partner in the coalition, and a series of large banners and posters, some of which were displayed during the event celebrating the arrival of marriage equality in Massachusetts.

Subjects
  • Gay rights--New England
  • Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--New England
  • Same-sex marriage--Law and legislation--New England
Contributors
  • Freed to Marry Coalition
  • MassEquality
Types of material
  • Banners
  • Posters

Metelica Aquarian Concept

Shea Theater block: Turners Fall 1972. Before renovation. (Ref. no. car45)
Shea Theater block: Turners Fall 1972. Before renovation. (Ref. no. car46)
Shea Theater block (nicknamed “The Block”). July 1973. (Ref. no. car47)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
The Block. Summer 1976. (Ref. no. car48)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Interior of Shea Theater, April 1973. Initial renovation looking towards main stage (Ref. no. car49)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Interior of Shea Theater, April 1973. Initial renovation looking back towards recording studio. (Ref. no. car50)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Interior of Shea Theater, January 1974. Completed first renovation looking towards main stage. (Ref. no. car51)
Interior of Shea Theater, November 1974. Final renovation looking towards main stage (Ref. no. car52)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Corn Records promotion billboard on roof of Honda 600 car. Honda’s first American model was a tiny vehicle with a two-cylinder engine that got nearly 50mpg. Michael bought 35 of them in September 1973. (Ref. no. car53)
Metelica Marches, Turners Falls. November 1973. (Ref. no. car54)
Michael Meeting in the Theater. 1974-75. (Ref. no. car55)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Meeting in the Theater. 1974-75. View from the balcony with Michael wearing his minister garb. (Ref. no. car56)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Meeting in the Theater. 1974-75. View of Community members listening. (Ref. no. car57)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
“Rapunzel Hat” in newly decorated Office. 1974. (Ref. no. car58)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael’s Office newly remodeled. All the décor came from Railroad Salvage in Turners Falls. 1974. (Ref. no. car59)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Community Vehicles. One of three GMC motor-homes and Michael’s Fiat sportster. (Ref. no. car60)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Cessena Mixmaster belonging to Community. 1973 (Ref. no. car61)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Publicity shot from planned brochure showing diversity of talents and range of possessions. Turners Falls Airport, October 1974. (Ref. no. car62)
Publicity shot from planned brochure showing diversity of talents and range of possessions. Turners Falls Airport, October 1974. (Ref. no. car63)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Video studio in the Block basement, 1974. (Ref. no. car64)
Discussion group being filmed. Learning how to “project” ones self was a deliberate practice during this time. 1974. (Ref. no. car65)
Filming of the 16mm documentary. Turners Falls, April 1975. (Ref. no. car66)
Recording studio in the Theater with John, “Duck” Sullivan. September 1976. (Ref. no. car67)
Billboard advertising various Renaissance Community businesses in Turners Falls. 1975. (Ref. no. car68)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Business in Turners Falls. Dan Pritchett Audio Enterprises. The Block 1974. Dan is the tall man on the right. His wife, Dory is on the far left. (Ref. no. car69)
Record Rap which took over the same spot in the Block. 1976. Patty Smith, Robin Paris, unidentified, Chi-Chi Carson. (Ref. no. car70)

Metelica Aquarian Concept (part 2)

Cucumber Grocery interior. The Block 1976. Jane Allen, Jack Boschan, Johnny Haber, Kathy Puckett. (Ref. no. car71)
Rocket’s Silver Train tour bus. 1976. (Ref. no. car72)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
The Noble Feast Restaurant. 3rd Street, Turners Falls, July 4, 1976 Bicentennial celebration. (Ref. no. car73)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Noble Feast interior with plaster stalactites and “Environmental Graphics” wallpaper. 1975. (Ref. no. car74)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Zapmia Pizza interior. 3rd Street, Turners Falls. 1975. (Ref. no. car75)
Working on the wards at Belchertown State School, 1975. Nearly 75 Community members worked here from 1973-76 including Melvin Weiner [F] and Alan Harris. (Ref. no. car76)
Construction crew outside Noble Feast. 1975. David Patton, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Chris Garland, David Stackhouse. (Ref. no. car77)
Sunday service in the Theater. 1975. (Ref. no. car78)
Free Christmas dinner open to the public, complete with live music, Santa Claus and presents for the kids. The Theater, 1975-77. (Ref. no. car79)
Free Concert at the Theater. The summer of 1975 saw a Community-sponsored free public event every weekend. (Ref. no. car80)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Free pizza party courtesy Zapmia Pizza’s Patty Smith. Summer of 1975. (Ref. no. car81)
Crowds of young people on the streets of Turners Falls, a rare occurrence before — and after — the Renaissance Community’s Summer of 1975. (Ref. no. car82)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
The Choir, early phase. 1974. (Ref. no. car83)
The Choir playing at the Franklin County House of Correction, Greenfield, 1975. (Ref. no. car84)
The Choir, middle phase, recording in the theater. 1976 (Ref. no. car85)
The Choir in final touring phase playing at Supersession Festival in New Hampshire, July 4th weekend, 1977. (Ref. no. car86)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Renaissance Faire street festival, Turners Falls, September 1975. (Ref. no. car87)
Renaissance Faire street festival, Turners Falls, September 1975. Craft show, (Ref. no. car88)
Renaissance Faire street festival, Turners Falls, September 1975. Living Poem Theater mime group. (Ref. no. car89)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Renaissance Nursery at Northfield House. Summer 1978. Women are Nancy Holland, Betsy Sullivan and Debby Sonn. (Ref. no. car90)
Michael Rapunzel watching Elwood Babbitt at trance lecture, 1975. (Ref. no. car91)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel with motorcycle and Joanne Santos, 1976. (Ref. no. car92)
Photo by: Gary Cohen

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

Millman, George H. (George Harold), 1919-

George Millman Papers, 1944-1945.
3 boxes (3 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 728

George and Lillian Millman
George and Lillian Millman

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1919, George Millman attended Massachusetts State College briefly, but was forced to drop out after his freshman year due to financial hardship. After attending a three-month intensive training course, Millman was employed by the War Department in 1941 as a civilian inspector in the munitions plant in New London, Connecticut. In the months that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor, he felt it was his patriotic duty to join the armed forces and enlisted on May 28, 1942. Called to active duty six months later, Millman was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps on April 29, 1943. Already dating his soon-to-be-bride Lillian, the couple decided to marry immediately before he could be sent overseas. Assigned to a class on the theoretical aspects of radar at Harvard University, Millman was ordered to report to the Army Air Force Technical School in Boca Raton in late 1943. On June 24, 1944, he received secret travel orders assigning him to the 5th Air Force Service Command in Brisbane, Australia. There he began training fighter pilots on the use and operation of the newly developed airborne radar, AN/APS-4. Throughout his tour in the Pacific, which ended in early 1946, Millman traveled throughout the region, including time in Australia, the Netherlands East Indies, the Netherlands New Guinea, and the Philippines.

Containing almost 400 letters written to his wife Lillian during World War II, Millman’s papers detail nearly every aspect of life in the service during wartime. From chronicling extreme environmental conditions to his feelings of frustration while awaiting assignment, Millman’s letters offer a personal perspective of the impact of war on an individual and his loved ones. While his letters carefully avoid any details about his work that could have been censored, they capture in extraordinary detail the day-to-day life of a serviceman in the Pacific theater during WWII. Millman published his letters to his wife in 2011 in a book entitled Letters to Lillian.

Subjects
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Millman, George H. (George Harold), 1919-
Types of material
  • Letters (Correspondence)

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Collection, 1965-2009.
5 boxes (7.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 686

Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

In contributing to the National Arts Policy Archive and Library (NAPAAL), the NEA allowed SCUA to digitize nearly forty years of publications on the arts and arts management. The collection reflects the impact of the arts (including music, literature, and the performing arts) on everyday lives of Americans and include materials intended to support individual and classroom education, information on arts management, reports on the status of the arts, histories of the organization, and much more. All items are cataloged in the UMass Amherst Libraries online catalog and are included in the Internet Archive, where they are available for full-text searching.

Subjects
  • Art and State
  • Arts--Management
  • Government aid to the arts

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

Siteman, Stephen

Stephen Siteman Papers, 1942-1998.
5 boxes (2.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 503

A member of the Post War World Council, an ardent pacifist, and anti-imperialist, Stephen Siteman was a long-time member of the Socialist Party of America, serving for seventeen years as secretary to the party’s leader Norman Thomas. In his late teens, Siteman was imprisoned as a conscientious objector during World War II. Although he was later pardoned, his time as a prisoner led him into active involvement in prison reform and the peace movement.

During his long involvement in the Socialist Party, Siteman collected a large quantity of material relating to important socialist issues, including Socialist Reform, the peace movement, conscientious objection, and prison reform. The collection also includes a small selection of Siteman’s personal correspondence with Frank Zeidler, former Socialist mayor of Milwaukee, and the novelist Mark Harris.

Subjects
  • Conscientious objectors
  • Democratic Socialists of America
  • Pacifists--United States
  • Peace movements--United States
  • Prison reformers
  • Prisons--United States
  • Socialists--United States
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • War Resisters League of America
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Harris, Mark, 1922-2007
  • Siteman, Stephen
  • Zeidler, Frank P

UMass Amherst Student Publications

UMass Amherst Student Publications Collection, 1869-2011.
Call no.: RG 45/00

Collegian editorial staff, 1921-1922
Collegian editorial staff, 1921-1922

Since almost the time of first arrival of students at Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1867, the college’s students have taken an active role in publishing items for their own consumption. Beginning with the appearance of the first yearbook, put together by the pioneer class during their junior year in 1870 and followed by publication of the first, short-lived newspaper, The College Monthly in 1887, students have been responsible for dozens of publications from literature to humor to a range of politically- and socially-oriented periodicals.

This series consists of the collected student publications from Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts State College, and UMass Amherst, including student newspapers, magazines, newsletters, inserts, yearbooks, and songbooks. Publications range from official publications emanating from the student body to unofficial works by student interest groups or academic departments. Links to digitized versions of the periodicals are supplied when available.

Subjects
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
  • Massachusetts State College--Students
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students
Types of material
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers

Western New England Poetry Collection

Western New England Poetry Collection, 1977-2008.
4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 561

Silkworm, 2007
Silkworm, 2007

Since 2004, the Florence Poets Society has been a hub of the poetry communities in Western Massachusetts, promoting the sharing, reading, and publication of works by its members. The group has sponsored outdoor poetry festivals, poetry slams, and readings and it has encouraged publication of poetry through its annual review, The Silkworm, and through chapbooks of its members.

Established in partnership with Rich Puchalsky and the Florence Poets Society, the Western New England Poetry Collection constitutes an effort to document the vibrant poetry communities in Western New England. The collection includes all forms of poetry, from the written to the spoken word, in all formats, but with a particular emphasis upon locally produced and often difficult to find chapbooks, small press books, unpublished works, and limited run periodicals. The collection is not limited to members of the Florence Poets Society, and additions from poets in Western New England are eagerly welcomed.

Subjects
  • Poetry--New England
Contributors
  • Florence Poets Society
  • Puchalsky, Rich
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