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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

Metelica Aquarian Concept (part 4)

Noble Feast interior, 1975. (Ref. no. bin206)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Filming, a ubiquitous sight during this era. Rocco Zappia, David Charest, Gary Cohen, 1976. (Ref. no. bin207)
Video with kids at Blassberg Building, 1976. (Ref. no. bin208)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Michael Rapunzel in recording studio with John Charmella, Brad Lindroth, 1975. (Ref. no. bin209)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Rapunzel band gig with David Patton, Rocco Zappia, August, 1976. (Ref. no. bin210)
Mitch Sieser performing in Theater, November, 1976. (Ref. no. bin211)
Rapunzel promotion women. Betty Hottel, Carolyn Bailey, Annie Baker, Julie Howard, 1974. (Ref. no. bin212)
(Ref. no. bin213)
Bill and Monica Grabin, Marilyn Dowling, 1978. (Ref. no. bin214)
Meeting in Theater with “Father”, founder of California-based community, Foundation of Revelation, 1976. (Ref. no. bin215)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
The Choir at dawn photo session in Unity Park, 1975. (Ref. no. bin216)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Renaissance Radio Show production. Ronnie Sellers, Jimmy Skiathitis, 1976. (Ref. no. bin217)
Captain Coconut mobile disco show with Gary Hand. February, 1976. (Ref. no. bin218)
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin219)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin220)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin221)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin222)
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin223)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Rapunzel (Ref. no. bin224)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Community folks hanging out in front of Record Rap, 1976. Standing: Richard Safft, Sid Jensen, Daniel Brown, Gordon Adams: Seated: Unidentified, Laura Berg, Earle and Maxine Horton with daughter Kelly, Larry Raffel, Susan Spica with Gabe, David Schonbrunn, Brian McCue with Trevor, Merrill Faille. (Ref. no. bin225)
Michael Metelica (Ref. no. bin226)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Michael Metelica (Ref. no. bin227)
Photo by: Gary Cohen
Mobile Feast food concession crew at “Getting to the Same Place” gathering. Kathy Murphy, Debby Stone, Steve Wolfson, Nancy Holland, Judy Baylies. New Hampshire, 1979. (Ref. no. bin228)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Alden Podlenski with Michael Rapunzel. (Ref. no. bin229)
Apple Trees in bloom. 2001 Center, 1983. (Ref. no. bin230)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Elwood Babbitt doing trance lecture with Renaissance children. Wendell, Mass., 1978. (Ref. no. bin231)
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)

Nanney, David Ledbetter, 1925-

David Ledbetter Nanney Papers, 1948-2008.
13 boxes (6.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 592

Tracy M. Sonneborn
Tracy M. Sonneborn

The experimental ciliatologist David L. Nanney spent much of his career studying the protozoan Tetrahymena. Under Tracy M. Sonneborn at Indiana University, he completed a dissertation in 1951 on the mating habits of Paramecium, but soon after joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, he turned his attention to Tetrahymena. During his subsequent career in Ann Arbor (1951-1959) and at the University of Illinois (1959-1991), Nanney made a series of fundamental contributions to the cytology, genetics, developmental biology, and evolution of ciliates, influencing the work of other biologists such as Joe Frankel, Janina Kaczanowska, Linda Hufnagel, and Nicola Ricci. Since his retirement in 1991, Nanney has remained in Urbana.

The Nanney Papers include a dense run of professional correspondence with ciliatologists, geneticists, students and colleagues regarding his pioneering research on ciliates and other professional matters. Of particular note is an extensive correspondence with Sonneborn, accompanied by several biographical essays written after Sonneborn’s death, and a large body of correspondence of the controversial reorganization of the biological sciences departments at the University of Illinois in the 1970s. The collection also includes a selection of Nanney’s writings and a handful of photographs.

Subjects
  • Developmental biology
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Protozoans--Genetics
  • Tetrahymena--Genetics
  • University of Illinois--Faculty
Contributors
  • Allen, Sally
  • Bleyman, Lea K
  • Corliss, John O
  • Frankel, Joseph, 1935-
  • Kaczanowski, Andrzej
  • McKoy, J. Wynne
  • Nanney, David Ledbetter, 1925-
  • Nyberg, Dennis Wayne, 1944-
  • Orias, Eduardo
  • Ricci, Nicola
  • Siegel, Richard
  • Sonneborn, T. M. (Tracy Morton), 1905-

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

Northampton State Hospital

Northampton State Hospital Annual Reports, 1856-1939.
74 items (digital)
Call no.: Digital Collections

The Northampton State Hospital was opened in 1858 to provide moral therapy to the “insane,” and under the superintendency of Pliny Earle, became one of the best known asylums in New England. Before the turn of the century, however, the Hospital declined, facing the problems of overcrowding, poor sanitation, and inadequate funding. The push for psychiatric deinstitutionalization in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in a steady reduction of the patient population, the last eleven of whom left Northampton State in 1993.

With the Government Documents staff, SCUA has digitized the annual reports of the Northampton State Hospital from the beginning until the last published report in 1939. The reports appeared annually from 1856 until 1924 and irregularly from then until 1939.

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Connecticut

NOFA Connecticut Records, 1977-2005.
3 boxes (1.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 525

A product of the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Northeast Organic Farming Association began as the vision of a New York City plumbing supplies salesman. Now an increasingly influential non-profit organization with chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, NOFA has “nearly 4,000 farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment.”

The CT NOFA collection documents the evolution of NOFA from its founding in 1971 to the present, with a notable concentration on the Connecticut branch beginning with correspondence and publications dating from the late 1980s.

Subjects
  • Agriculture--Connecticut
  • Organic farming
  • Organic gardening
  • Sustainable agriculture
Contributors
  • NOFA Connecticut

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Massachusetts

NOFA Massachusetts Records, 1988-2005.
5 boxes (2.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 461

A product of the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Northeast Organic Farming Association began as the vision of a New York City plumbing supplies salesman. Now an increasingly influential non-profit organization with chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, NOFA has “nearly 4,000 farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment.”

The MA NOFA collection of meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and publications from 1988 to 2003, documents maintenance and change in the structure of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, particularly concerning the Massachusetts chapter and the Interstate Council.

Subjects
  • Agriculture--Massachusetts
  • Organic farming
  • Organic gardening
  • Sustainable agriculture
Contributors
  • NOFA Massachusetts
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