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Oglesby, Carl, 1935-

Carl Oglesby Papers, ca.1965-2004.
60 boxes (25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 514

Carl Oglesby, 2006<br />Photo by Jennifer Fels
Carl Oglesby, 2006
Photo by Jennifer Fels

Reflective, critical, and radical, Carl Oglesby was an eloquent voice of the New Left during the 1960s and 1970s. A native of Ohio, Oglesby was working in the defense industry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1964 when he became radicalized by what he saw transpiring in Vietnam. Through his contacts with the Students for a Democratic Society, he was drawn into the nascent antiwar movement, and thanks to his formidable skills as a speaker and writer, rose rapidly to prominence. Elected president of the SDS in 1965, he spent several years traveling nationally and internationally advocating for a variety of political and social causes.

In 1972, Oglesby helped co-found the Assassination Information Bureau which ultimately helped prod the U.S. Congress to reopen the investigation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A prolific writer and editor, his major works include Containment and Change (1967), The New Left Reader (1969), The Yankee and Cowboy War (1976), and The JFK Assassination: The Facts and the Theories (1992). The Oglesby Papers include research files, correspondence, published and unpublished writing, with the weight of the collection falling largely on the period after 1975.

Subjects
  • Assassination Information Bureau
  • Gehlen, Reinhard, 1902-1979
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Assassination
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Pacifists
  • Political activists
  • Student movements
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • United States--Foreign relations
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Contributors
  • Oglesby, Carl, 1935-

Perske, Robert

Robert and Martha Perske Papers, 1964-2005.
13 boxes (19.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 772

Bob and Martha Perske with their dog, Wolfie, 2004
Bob and Martha Perske with their dog, Wolfie, 2004

While serving with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines during World War II, the teenaged Bob Perske became aware of the vulnerable and disabled in society and turned his life toward advocacy on their behalf. Studying for the ministry after returning to civilian life, Perske was appointed chaplain at the Kansas Neurological Institute, serving children with intellectual disabilities for 11 years, after which he became a full-time street, court, and prison worker — a citizen advocate — laboring in the cause of deinstitutionalization and civil rights of persons with disabilities, particularly those caught in the legal system. After Bob married his wife Martha in 1971, the two became partners in work, with Martha often illustrating Bob’s numerous books and articles. In 2002, Perske was recognized by the American Bar Association as the only non-lawyer to ever receive the Paul Hearne Award for Services to Persons with Disabilities.

The Perske Papers contains a fifty year record of published and unpublished writings by Bob Perske on issues surrounding persons with disabilities, along with correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to the Perskes’ activism. The correspondence includes a particularly rich set of letters with a fellow advocate for persons with disabilities, Robert R. Williams.

Subjects
  • Mental retardation--Social aspects
  • People with disabilities--Deinstitutionalization
  • People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.
Contributors
  • Perske, Martha
  • Williams, Robert R.
Types of material
  • Photographs

Polish Women’s Club of Three Rivers (Mass.)

Polish Women's Club of Three Rivers Records, 1924-1994.
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 391

Polish-American women’s club located near Palmer, Massachusetts, that aims to encourage Polish women to become United States citizens and provide them with classes in the English language; to take an active part in local, state and federal politics; to support local Polish-owned businesses; to preserve and integrate Polish culture with those of other ethnicities present in the United States; to encourage higher education in the Polish-American community.

Includes meeting minutes (primarily in Polish), histories, anniversary programs, town and state citations, and government publications, documenting the activities, membership, and national recognition of the club over a period of seventy years.

Subjects
  • Americanization--History--20th century
  • Palmer (Mass.)--Ethnic relations--20th century
  • Palmer (Mass.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Poles--Cultural assimilation--Massachusetts--History--20th century
  • Polish American friendly societies--Massachusetts--Palmer--History
  • Polish Americans--Ethnic identity--History--20th century
  • Polish Americans--Massachusetts--Palmer
  • Polish Americans--Political activity--History--20th century
Contributors
  • Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women's Clubs
  • Polish American Women Citizens Political Club of Three Rivers and Thorndike (Palmer, Mass.)
  • Polish Women's Club of Three Rivers (Palmer, Mass.)
Types of material
  • Programs

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

Reunions (part 2)

Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin358)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin359)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin360)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin361)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin362)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin363)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin364)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin365)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin366)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin367)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin368)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s in memory of Elwood Babbitt, August, 2001. (Ref. no. bin369)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Rachel and Terri Kashner. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica who had been diagnosed with colon cancer. June, 2002. (Ref. no. bin370)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Marlene McCarty with Dale Sluter. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin371)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Michael Metelica (2nd from right). Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin372)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin373)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Robin Garland with Marlene McCarty. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin374)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
May Ristich with Lida Krol. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin375)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin376)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Rachel Kashner with Daniel Brown. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin377)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin378)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin379)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin380)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin381)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Marty Liebmann with Mitchell Sieser. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin382)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin383)
Photo by: Daniel Brown

Reunions (part 3)

Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin384)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin385)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin386)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin387)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin388)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin389)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Robin Paris with Carol “Chi-Chi” Carson. Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin390)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin391)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin392)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin393)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin394)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor Michael Metelica, June 2002 (Ref. no. bin395)
Photo by: Daniel Brown
Michael Metelica at gathering at Beth Hapgood’s to honor him. June, 2002. (Ref. no. bin396)
Photo by: Daniel Brown

Rotundo, Barbara

Association for Gravestone Studies Collection

Barbara Rotundo Photograph Collection, ca.1970-2004.
9 boxes (10 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 050

A long-time member of the English Department at the University of Albany, Barbara Rotundo was a 1942 graduate in economics at Mount Holyoke College. After the death of her husband, Joseph in 1953, Rotundo became one of the first female faculty members at Union College, and after earning a master’s degree in English at Cornell University and a doctorate in American Literature from Syracuse University, she served as an associate professor of English at the University of Albany, where she founded one of the first university writing programs in the United States. Avocationally, she was a stalwart member of the Association for Gravestone Studies, helping to broaden its scope beyond its the Colonial period to include the Victorian era. Her research included the rural cemetery movement, Mount Auburn Cemetery, white bronze (zinc) markers, and ethnic folk gravestones. Her research in these fields was presented on dozens of occasions to annual meetings of AGS, the American Culture Association, and The Pioneer America Society. In 1989, after residing in Schenectady for forty-six years, she retired to Belmont, NH, where she died in December 2004.

Consisting primarily of thousands of color slides (most digitized) and related research notebooks, the Rotundo collection is a major visual record of Victorian grave markers in the United States. The notebooks and slides are arranged by state, with an emphasis on the eastern states, and white bronze (zinc) markers also are represented in photographs and a separate research notebook. The collection also includes several rare or privately published books.

Subjects
  • Cemeteries--New York (State)
  • Sepulchral monuments--New Jersey
  • Sepulchral monuments--New York (State)
  • Sepulchral monuments--Pennsylvania
Contributors
  • Rotundo, Barbara
Types of material
  • Photographs

Samizdat

Samizdat Collection, 1955-1983.
12 boxes (6 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 404

In the mid-1970s, the Center for the Study of New Russian Literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UMass Amherst began collecting the self-published and underground literature of the Soviet Union as a means of documenting social and political dissent in the Communist state.

The Samizdat collection includes writings in several genres — chiefly fiction, poetry, drama, and literary, social, and political criticism — in handwritten, photocopied, and printed form, as well as photos, a passport application for Mikhail Baryshnikov, and memorabilia from an American production of one of the plays in the collection.

Subjects
  • Underground literature--Soviet Union

Shapiro, Leon

Leon Shapiro Papers, 1939-1985.
15 boxes (8.75 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 127

Historian, author, Professor of Russian and Soviet Jewish History at Rutgers University, who helped arrange the escape of Jews from Europe during World War II and was active in several organizations concerned with the emigration of Soviet and Eastern European Jews to Palestine. Papers include biographical materials, correspondence, legal documents, writings, lecture and research materials, statistical data in the world Jewish population before and after World War II, oral history transcripts, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and four photographs.

Subjects
  • Europe, Eastern--Ethnic relations--History--20th century
  • Israel--Emigration and immigration--History
  • Israel--History--1948-1967
  • Jews, Soviet--History--Sources
  • Jews--Europe, Eastern--History--Sources
  • Jews--Migration--History
  • Jews--Population--History
  • Jews--Soviet Union--History--Sources
  • Occupational training for Jews--History--Sources
  • Palestine--History--1929-1948
  • Romania--Emigration and immigration--History
  • Rutgers University--Curricula
  • Rutgers University--Faculty
  • Soviet Union--Ethnic relations--History
  • World ORT Union--History
Contributors
  • Shapiro, Leon
Types of material
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs

Sharpe, Wayne G., 1915-1991

Wayne G. Sharpe Papers, 1943-1944.
1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 462

Wayne G. Sharpe was a secretary for Company A in the 1874th Engineers Aviation Battalion of the Army Air Corps and a middle-class family man from Belmont, Massachusetts. Enlisted in February of 1943 at the age of twenty-seven, Wayne left his wife and infant son for a year’s training at home before his Battalion was dispatched to New Guinea in late December. Flown to a hospital on the island in late April 1944, he returned to the United States in August.

The papers of Wayne G. Sharpe, Sr. are primarily made up of his letters and V-mails home during his training and service abroad, but also include his wife’s letters to him from April 1943-August 1944.

Subjects
  • World War, 1939-1945
Contributors
  • Sharpe, Wayne G., 1915-1991
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