Northeast Organic Farming Association, 1977-2015

MS 461

12 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)

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Overview

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 NOFA collection consists of minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence, and publications from 1988 to 2003, documents maintenance and change in the structure of the organization, particularly concerning the Massachusetts chapter and the Interstate Council.

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Connecticut, 1977-2007
  • Series 2. Massachusetts, 1988-2005
  • Series 3. New Hampshire,
  • Series 4. New York, 1983-2004
  • Series 5. Vermont, 1978-2000
  • Series 6. Publications, 1999-2005
  • Series 7. Audiovisual materials, 1982-2015
  • Series 1. Connecticut, 1977-2007
  • Series 2. Massachusetts,
  • Series 3. New Hampshire,
  • Series 4. New York, 1983-2004
  • Series 5. Vermont,
  • Series 6. Publications, 1999-2005
  • Series 7. Audiovisual materials, 1982-2015

Collection Details

Language

English

Location

Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

Information on Use

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.