Mary L. Wentworth Papers, 1967-2003 (bulk 1959-1964)

MS 129

6 boxes (9 linear feet)

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Overview

The activist Mary Wentworth has worked throughout New England on behalf of a variety of progressive causes, beginning with the antiwar and feminist movements in the 1960s and 1970s and working against racism and other forms of discrimination, militarism, patriarchy, corporate power, and U.S. imperialism. In 1984, she ran for U.S. Congress against long-term incumbent Silvio O. Conte, winning almost thirty percent of the vote in a district in which Conte had run unopposed.

The Wentworth Papers include records relating to her congressional campaign against Conte, material on U.S. involvement in Central America during the 1980s, and other issues of concern throughout her career.

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Campaign against Silvio Conte, 1972-1984
  • Series 2. Social Justice, 1910-1952
  • Series 3. International Affairs, 1974-1997
  • Series 4. Media, 1974-1993
  • Series 5. Everywoman's Center, 1974-1985
  • Series 1. Campaign against Silvio Conte, 1972-1984
  • Series 2. Social Justice activism, 1967-2002
  • Series 3. International Involvement, 1974-1997
  • Series 4. Media, 1974-1993
  • Series 5. Everywoman's Center, 1974-1985

Collection Details

Language

English

Location

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Information on Use

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.