The University of Massachusetts Amherst

21st Annual Fall Reception

Ellsberg CMS

Wednesday, Oct. 30
6 p.m.

Campus Center Auditorium

Please RSVP by Oct. 28.

Live stream information can be found here.

Exposing deceit on the part of U.S. administrations regarding the Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers were a major component of the Watergate scandal and resulted in a high stakes prosecution against Ellsberg that ended in a dramatic mistrial in 1973. Undaunted, Ellsberg has toiled as an activist ever since, speaking out against war and nuclear weaponry, and defending the cause of whistleblowers and freedom of the press.

Daniel Ellsberg will speak at the Friends of the Libraries' 21st Annual Fall Reception at UMass Amherst. The reception celebrates the university's recent acquisition of Ellsberg's personal papers. This is an important acquisition for the UMass Amherst Libraries and will join other highly regarded collections in Special Collections and University Archives documenting the history of social unrest and change in the U.S.

Please contact the Office of External Relations and University Events at or 413-577-1101 with questions, to discuss any special needs or to RSVP.

Click here for more information regarding the Ellsberg collection.

Photo credit: Tony Spina.