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  • Tags: War Peace and Human Rights

Stearns_clipping.jpg
Clipping from the Hampshire and Franklin Express describing the Civil War deaths of men from Amherst including a mention of Frazar Stearns, the son of the President of Amherst College.

Stearns_poem.jpg
Poem written in honor of Frazar Stearns after his death at the battle of Newbern. The poem was published on the first page of the Hampshire and Franklin Express, the local newspaper.

Frazar_Stearns.jpg
Portrait of Frazar Stearns shortly before he was killed in the battle of Newbern. The photograph was for his parents (Amherst College President William A. Stearns and Rebecca Alden Frazar Stearns) as the signature underneath reads, "Your affec. son,…

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Article from a Springfield newspaper about the journey to retrieve the body of Walter Mason Dickinson after his death in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

Parsons Settlement Objections 30 Sept 1782.pdf
Written communication listing the grievances of members of the First Congregational Church of Amherst to the settlement of the Rev. David Parsons, Jr. as minister for the parish. It is signed by Ebenezer Mattoon, Jr. and John Billings. One of the…

StearnsSermonAI424.pdf
"A sermon preached in the Village Church, before the College and the united Congregations of the town of Amherst, Mass., on the National Fast Day, Thursday, September 26, 1861."

Sermon preached by Rev. William A. Stearns, president of Amherst…

WadsworthSermon.pdf
This sermon was preached at the beginning of the Civil War by Charles Wadsworth, a minister proclaimed by Emily Dickinson to be "My Shepherd from 'Little Girl'hood'." Dickinson had heard him preach at the Arch Street Presbyterian Church in…

MAR76MilitaryPlanes.jpg
Air Force A-10 jets flying low over North Pleasant Street during the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people…

MAR58NuclearDisarmamentProtestOnCommon (2).jpg
Demonstration for nuclear disarmament on the Town Common.

MAR66Drummers.jpg
Members of the Shriners marching in the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people interested in balancing the…

MAR67Veterans Day Parade.jpg
Peace activists marching along with the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people interested in balancing the…

MAR75MarchingBand.jpg
Marine Corps band which marched in the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people interested in balancing the…

MAR71PeaceVigil.jpg
Peace vigil which had been held for many years from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the Town Common since 1966.

MAR65BuddhistPeaceFellowship.jpg
Members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship preparing to march along with the military parade for Recognition Weekend, an event organized at UMass in mid-July, 1986. The event was designed as a vehicle to honor veterans. It drew a large number of people…

AppealToWomen.jpg
Appeal for financial contributions addressed to the women of Amherst in order to help offset the heavy tax burden imposed on the town treasury by the Revolutionary War.
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