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Social activism

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College Moratoria Collection

Identifier: MA.00070

Clippings, printed matter, photographs and administrative records related to four separate moratoria held at Amherst College to protest and discuss race relations, the Vietnam War, the U.S. entry into Cambodia, and the College curriculum.

Dates: 1969-1970

John T. B. Mudge (AC 1971) Papers on Amherst College Moratoria

Identifier: MA.00398

This collection includes material collected by John T.B. Mudge during the moratoria, in which classes were officially canceled in order to allow campus-wide discussion of grievances and proposals related to the Vietnam War, racism, College governance, and coeducation, among others. This material primarily includes clippings, printed matter, photographs, and administrative records related to the first two of the four separate moratoria held at Amherst College from April 1969 to May 1970.

Dates: 1969-1971; 1993; Majority of material found in 1969

Kaelan McCone (AC 2019) Digital Photographs of Amherst Uprising

Identifier: MA.00386
Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 600 digital photographs taken by Kaelan McCone during the course of the Amherst Uprising, November 2015.

Dates: 2015 November

Martineau, Clara, 1902 May; July-Aug

 File — Box 7, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

1 of 6 folders of letters (approximately 28 letters total) from Clara Martineau (lived 1874-1932), the third woman to serve as a councillor on the Birmingham (England) City Council. She represented Edgbaston for 19 years and worked for many social causes before and during her work as a councillor. She seems to have met Beth and Sam Bowles during travel in Europe and the Middle East in [1901]. Her letters speak of personal, political, and social matters.

Dates: 1902 May; July-Aug

Moratorium, 1969

 File — Box 6, Folder: 9-10
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains correspondence and other materials of the many panels, committees, and events that Hawkins was involved in. Highlights include SCLC's SCOPE project (in which Martin Luther King Jr. participated), which includes an audiotape of speeches, newspapers, and more. Several Amherst College academic committees are included, such as the Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid.

Dates: 1969

Parsons, Benjamin Booth (AC 1835) - discussion with Pomeroy, Lemuel: "Popular Riots, Their Influence Upon the Community", 1835 August

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Correspondence and literary manuscripts - mostly orations, disputations and essays - written by Amherst College alumni. The collection includes materials of such individuals as Henry Ward Beecher, John Quincy Adams, William Austin Dickinson, and Edward Hitchcock.

Dates: 1835 August

Series 7: Moratoria, 1969, undated

Scope and Contents From the Collection: Correspondence, writings, research and lecture notes, speeches and other papers primarily related to the history of Amherst College and higher education, generated by Greene as professor of history and American Studies, 1952-1989. The collection includes Greene's undergraduate writings, manuscript drafts for his book America's Heroes: the Changing Models of Success in American Magazines (1970), occasional chapel talks delivered to Amherst College students,...
Dates: 1969, undated

Tower, Ellen M., 1885 November

 File — Box 8, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents

Letter on behalf of the Massachusetts Emergency and Hygiene Association regarding whether Beth would help them establish a branch in Springfield: "As usual with such things in New England to be a success it must be taken up by women." Tower describes the work of the association at length.

Dates: 1885 November

William H. Clamurro (AC 1967) Papers

Identifier: MA.00366

The William H. Clamurro (AC 1967) Papers contain wartime letters from Clamurro to his parents and to Amherst College classmate Jack D. Hailey; poetry written while in Vietnam; letters from poet Archibald MacLeish to Clamurro, and other documentation about Clamurro's time in Vietnam and the writing he did during his service.

Dates: circa 1969-2018