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Finding Aid for the Elwin H. Powell Papers, 1960-2001

22/3F/1088

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Collection Overview

Title: Elwin H. Powell Papers, 1960-2001
Creator: Powell, Elwin H. (Elwin Humphreys), 1925-
Extent: 95 manuscript boxes (40 linear feet)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: The papers of Elwin H. Powell (1925-2001), activist and sociology professor at the University at Buffalo. Collection includes extensive research and writings concerning political events in the UB and Buffalo communities.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item information and date], Box/Folder #, 22/3F/1088, Elwin H. Powell Papers, 1960-2001, University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Acquisition Information

Dr. Powell donated one box of selected material to the University Archives in 1996. After his death in 2001, additional materials were donated by Karen Williams Powell.

Terms of Access

The bulk of the Elwin H. Powell Papers, 1960-2001, is open for research. Student work is restricted. Please see the Archivist for details.

Copyright

Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Erin Verhoef, 2006-2007.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Elwin (Ed) H. Powell (1925-2001), was a professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo from 1958-2001. As a political activist and radical, his presence was influential on a local and national level.

Education and Teaching

Powell was born in Los Angeles, California, but soon after moved to Plainview, Texas where he spent his formative years. After graduating high school, he served in the United States Navy during World War II. At the conclusion of the war, he returned home to earn a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Texas. He spent two years teaching high school biology in Houston before he decided to return to school and pursue a doctorate in sociology. In 1956, he earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and then went on to complete two years of post-doctoral work at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was hired by the University at Buffalo in 1958.

While at UB, Powell taught undergraduate and graduate level sociology courses concerned with communication, religion, violence, city living, and politics. He made himself accessible to students, always available for discussions outside of class. Although officially retired in 1996, he continued to teach part-time until his death in 2001.

Activism

Powell participated in and founded a number of activist organizations that promoted peace and civil rights. From 1960-1961, he was head of SANE (The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy). Later, he co-founded Research for Justice, a non-profit organization that advocated for victims of police and government injustice. Throughout his career, Powell was very involved with local and national politics, attending protest rallies or marches: demonstrating for nuclear disarmament, free speech and access to information.

Powell made headlines in the early 1980's when he initiated a fervent campaign protesting the University at Buffalo's administration's decision to convert the Squire Hall student union (formerly known as the Norton Union), into a dental clinic. In February of 1982, he was arrested by Buffalo police during a peaceful sit-in, found guilty of third-degree trespass and served a 12 day sentence in the Wende Correctional Facility.

Research and Study

Powell's dissertation research on suicide and anomie was developed into a book, entitled Design of Discord: Studies of Anomie (1970, 1988). He served as editor of Catalyst: Journal for Participatory Sociology for a number of years, in addition to widely publishing many articles, essays and open letters which reflected his research interests and political conscience.

The forty-three years that Dr. Powell spent teaching at UB had a great impact on the university community and the Buffalo community at large. In his book, Design of Discord, he asserts correctly: "I am a part of all those who have touched my life."


Scope and Content Note

In 1996, Powell deliberately organized one box of his own materials to be donated to the University Archives. He included class hand-outs and copies of an autobiographical work in progress. He also included a table of contents and a cover letter to explain the documents (the original letter and table of contents sent to the University Archivist is located in the accession folder). The folders from Powell's original donation were incorporated into the larger collection; however they are differentiated by an asterisk (*) in the finding aid. He arranged them into five parts and describes them in his cover letter as follows:

Part I. Choosing Peace/Making Trouble: A Project in Participatory Sociology, 1960-1990 is a still uncompleted manuscript (about 200 pages) dealing mainly with my antiwar activity on this campus. Most of this material was previously printed in the Buffalo Alternative Press and in Catalyst. Part II. Catalyst, 1985, an issue mainly of the autobiographical writings of UB students in a Soc. 101 class. 211 pages. Part III. Lecturing by Letter: Teaching 410 people to write a book and alter their consciousness, with a 30 page correspondence with a suicide attempter. 200 pages. Part IV. Self as Project: On Choice, Consciousness and Conduct... Class Handouts, 1987-1996... approximately 1000 to 2000 pages. Includes here is a table of contents, circa 40 pages. This collection I am now rewriting as a book. I think the handouts give a glimpse of UB life over the past decade. Part V. Proactive Evolution... toward a Paleosociology includes published papers, handouts, and notes on the role of consciousness in human evolution.

After his death in 2001, an additional 62 boxes of materials were donated to the University Archives. Organization of this post-humus installment of papers was significantly less deliberate. Files were generally grouped as activism, research, coursework and correspondence.

Because Powell was an avid photocopier and owner of a photocopy machine, there were many duplicate copies of class handouts, letters, flyers, and leaflets. Most duplicates were discarded. A selection of the discarded documents was used in an exhibit/installation, Epicircle: The Ed Powell Project. Reviews and an announcement of the event are available in the accession folder.


Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series: I. Activism, II. Research and Writings, III. Teaching, and IV. Correspondence. Series contents are interrelated and there is much cross-over between subjects. Original order and folder titles were maintained as much as possible.


Container List

I.     Activism

This series is divided into three subseries documenting Powell's activism at the university, local, national and international levels. Each subseries is further divided by specific events and then arranged alphabetically.

I.A.    University at Buffalo
This subseries documents Powell's political activism at the University at Buffalo and is divided into three sections: General University political activity, Teach-ins/outs, and the Closing of the Squire Hall Student Union. The terms "Teach-ins" or "teach-outs" refer to student demonstrations. The files concerning Powell's Squire Hall arrest also include notebooks of his prison writing.
Arranged from general events to specific events and then arranged alphabetically
Box-folder Contents
1.1
Correspondence: Alternative Press memo, 1984; includes funding concerns of Alternative News Collective.
1.2
Drafts: Alternative News Collective, 1984
1.3
Events: Political Ideology lecture series, 1962
1.4
Publications, 1983-1984; includes history and guide to Amherst campus, State University of New York's Source: Research Digest, and Newsweek: On Campus.
1.5
Publications: Alternative Press, 1983-1984
1.6
Sources: Allen, Craig, 1984; includes clippings concerning a fight in UB dorm that led to Allen's death.
1.7
Sources: Alternative News Collective clippings, 1983
1.8
Sources: Computers and UB, 1985
1.9
Sources: Defense sponsored research, 1969; includes information regarding weapons and war research taking place at UB.
1.10
Sources: Eckankar, 1984; includes clippings concerning Campus Ministry recognizing a new religious group.
1.11
Sources: Faculty action on Vietnam, 1968
1.12
Sources: Federal Aid, 1989
1.13
Sources: Hayes Hall, 1969; includes clipping on student protest.
1.14
Sources: Hayes Hall and the Buffalo Nine, circa 1970; includes writings and notes for speeches Powell gave.
1.15
Sources: Libraries, 1984
1.16
Sources: Peaceday, 1983
1.17
Sources: University policy news, 1984
1.18
Sources: Pre-sentencing reports, 1973-1974; includes "A Sociological Analysis of an Act of Manslaughter: The Case of Bobby Thompson" and "Identification with the Counter Culture as an Explanation of Drug Dealing: A Pre-sentencing Report on the case of Mr. Elliott Lasky."
2.1-2.4
Sources: Press clippings, 1969, 1984; includes articles concerned with development and direction of UB.
2.5-2.6
Sources: Restructuring master plan, 1976; includes Department of Sociology faculty meeting notes concerning university budget.
2.7
Sources: Spectrum letters to the editor, 1983; includes responses to Powell's writings.
2.8
Sources: Student arrests, 1984
2.9
Sources: Student Union, 1989; clippings concerning a new student union.
2.10-2.11
Sources: Tolstoy College, 1984
2.12
Sources: University Balance, 1984
2.13
Sources: Other university protests, 1969; includes clippings and correspondence with fellow university radicals at University of Connecticut.
2.14
Writing: FBI informer, 1978; includes memo concerning fellow UB professor, Charles Ebert, who acted as a government informant divulging Powell's political activities.
2.15
Writing: May Day notes, 1970
2.16
Writing: Notes on Oswald Mosley speech, 1962
2.17
Writing: Revolution notes, 1970
2.18
Writing: Student movement, 1964-1969; includes clippings.
2.19
Writing: Valentic, Pete, 1984; includes essay Powell wrote about former UB student who was a victim of drunk driving.
Box-folder Contents
3.1-3.2
Correspondence, 1983; includes information on workshops during Teach-out for Peace.
3.3
Notes: Teach-in on Iran, 1978-1979
3.4
Sources: Clippings, 1969
3.5
Sources: Planning, 1969
3.9-3.10
Sources: Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), 1965; includes notes and clippings.
3.6
Sources: Vietnam, 1965
3.7-3.8
Sources, 1989, 1999; includes clippings from student publications concerning student protests.
3.11
Writing: Autobiography, 1995; includes copy of teach-in section of autobiography. [See also: Series II. Research and Writings, Subseries A. Monographs: Autobiographical work, 19.6-23.11]
3.12
Writing: Notes, 1995
3.13
Writing: Notes for article, 1995
3.14
Writing: Draft of article, 1995
Box-folder Contents
4.1
Drafts: Town Meeting mission, 1993; includes sources concerning the group Powell co-founded which promoted free inquiry at the university.
4.2-4.3
Sources: Town Meeting, 1993, undated
4.4
Sources: football, 1995; includes clippings and notes concerning college athletics.
Box-folder Contents
4.5-4.9
Correspondence, 1981-1982
4.10-5.1
Handouts and leaflets, 1981-1982
[5 folders]
5.2-5.6
Legal papers, 1982
5.7
Sources: Accreditation report, 1979
5.8-5.9
Sources: Clippings, 1981-1982
6.1
Sources: Erie County Community College, 1981-1982
6.2
Sources: Faculty Senate committee, 1982
6.3
Sources: Kabosh committee, 1981-1982
6.4
Sources: Merger plan of UB, 1981-1982
6.5
Sources: Petitions, 1981-1982
6.6
Sources: Rosenfeld arrest, 1981-1982
6.7
Sources: S.O.S. (Save Our Squire), 1982
6.8
Sources: "Street as education," undated; includes outline of the impact of the loss of Squire hall as method of institutionalizing further control over students.
6.9-6.10
Sources: UB building history, undated; includes correspondence concerning restricted university files containing building plans of Squire Hall.
6.11
Sources: Wende Correctional Facility, 1981; includes notes.
6.12
Writing: "Getting Corrected," 1982
6.13-9.2
Writing: Notebooks, 1981-1982; includes notebooks and photocopied notebooks documenting the Squire Hall struggle.
[11 folders]
9.3
Writing: "Surrendering to Jail," 1982
9.4-9.7
Writing: Wende journals, 1981-1982
10.1-10.3
Writing: Wende notes and correspondence, 1982
I.B.    Buffalo
This subseries is divided into six sections. Libraries contains information about local library funding and budget cuts. People's Party was a new political party Powell began in reaction to the mainstream two-party system. The People's Party disseminated news and information via leaflets or flyers. The Phoenix Video Project was a non-profit organization engaged in using video technology to document cultural events or cultural concerns. Research for Justice was a non-profit organization engaged in police brutality and human rights issues. Powell was the head of the Buffalo chapter of SANE (The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy) during the early 1960's. Tom Paine Project was a collaborative venture to write a political play about the revolutionary hero.
Arranged alphabetically by cause/event.
Box-folder Contents
10.4
Correspondence, 1976
10.5-10.7
Sources: Local clippings, 1975-1981, 1984; includes resources concerning Erie County budget cuts.
Box-folder Contents
10.8-10.9
Correspondence: Leaflets, 1972
10.10-10.11
Notes, 1972; includes meeting minutes.
10.12
Notes: "Leaflet freak," 1972; includes writings about leafleting experience.
10.13
Sources: Leafleter Lonnie Franks, 1972
10.14
Sources: Leaflets, 1970-1976
10.15
Sources: Liberal party platform, 1972
10.16-10.17
Sources: Local leaflets, 1972
10.18
Sources: Local left-wing publications, 1973
10.19
Sources: Local right-wing publications, 1973
10.20
Sources: Projects, 1971-1972
Box-folder Contents
11.1
Administrative: Convention schedule, 1977
11.2
Administrative: Corporate status, 1979
11.3
Correspondence, 1977
11.4
Course: Media study seminar, 1976-1977; includes pamphlets concerning Media Studies program at UB.
11.5
Course: Video course, 1977
11.6
Event: Alcohol video, 1977
11.7
Event: Allentown Art Festival project, 1977; includes clippings.
11.8
Event: Juneteenth project, 1977
11.9
Event: "Dimensions of Buffalo: The Kenneth Johnson Case," 1977; includes information concerning documentary about Kenneth Johnson conviction. [See also: Series I. Activism, Subseries B. Buffalo: Research for Justice, 13.6]
11.10
Writing: Notebook, 1977; includes journal entries concerning Phoenix Video projects.
11.11-11.13
Sources, 1972, 1975, 1977; includes Radical Software (issue I, volume 2), articles on activist media, and written polls taken concerning a video forum.
Box-folder Contents
11.14
Cases: Call for federal investigation of police violence in Buffalo, 1977
11.15-11.16
Cases: Other cases, 1965-1979
11.17-12.3
Cases: Alhakk,Yusef, 1978-1979; includes documentation concerning activist poet's arrest on illegitimate charges of robbery. [See also: Series IV. Correspondence: Alhakk, 86.14]
[5 folders]
12.4
Cases: Banas, Roy, 1984; includes information concerning police shooting.
12.5
Cases: Carter, Rubin, 1978; includes correspondence and clippings concerning heavy-weight boxing champion also known as the "Hurricane."
12.6
Cases: Hynes, Pauline, 1976; includes personal statement and court documents on The People of New York vs. Pauline Hynes.
12.7
Cases: Jackson, Donald, 1978; includes information concerning FBI harassment of former United States presidential candidate.
12.8-12.11
Cases: Johnson, Bill: clippings, 1977-1979; includes documentation concerning local police brutality charges.
12.12-13.3
Cases: Johnson, Bill: case information packet, 1977-1979
[6 folders]
13.4
Cases: Johnson, Bill: master copy, 1977-1979; original case information packet.
13.5
Cases: Johnson, Bill: Notes on hearing, 1977-1979
13.6
Cases: Johnson, Kenny: memo, 1977; includes information concerning arrest of activist.
13.7
Cases: Lee, "Archie," 1978; includes clippings concerning local police brutality charges.
13.8
Cases: Lucas, Hayard: deposition, undated; includes first page of complaint and unidentified photographs of injured man.
13.9
Cases: Mancini, Michael, 1976; includes court complaint concerning police brutality.
13.10
Cases: Pierce, Eugene, 1978-1979; includes documentation of disorderly conduct charge.
13.11
Cases: Rice, David, 1974-1979; includes political prisoner's case information and chapbook of poems entitled, Lock This Man Up.
13.12-13.14
Cases: Sostre, Martin, 1965-1977; includes documentation concerning Buffalo activist bookseller framed and imprisoned on drug charges. Includes copies of his publication, Prison Letters, and biographical writings about him.
13.15
Cases: Torry, Clarence, 1971; includes information concerning prisoner who suffered gunshot wounds during Attica prison rebellion.
13.16
Cases: Weilbon, Thomas, 1977; includes information concerning police brutality charges and statement from Thomas' mother.
14.1
Correspondence: General, 1977-1984
14.2
Correspondence: Mailgrams, 1977; includes press release of a call for federal investigation of police violence in Buffalo.
14.3-14.4
Events: Frame-up Teach-in, 1977; includes documentation concerning criminal justice-themed teach-in.
14.5
Sources: ACLU data, 1967-1969, undated; includes statements and statistics of victims of police brutality or harassment.
14.6
Sources: B.U.I.L.D., 1978-1979; includes documents from sister organization, B.U.I.L.D. Criminal Justice Committee.
14.7
Sources: Civilian Review Board (Philadelphia), 1977
14.8
Sources: Coalition Against Police Abuse, 1976; includes "Proposal to Civilian Police Review Board and Documentation Centers."
14.9
Sources: Criminal Justice Conference, 1977
14.10-14.11
Sources: Eve, Arthur: For mayor, 1977; includes campaign stickers.
[2 folders]
14.12
Sources: Ford, Robert, undated; includes "The Circular Population: The Victims and Offenders of Violent Offenses" co-written by Lydia Keitner.
14.13
Sources: Police clippings, 1974-1979
14.14
Sources: Police Murder, 1978; includes clippings concerning cops killed while on duty.
15.1-15.5
Sources: Policing the police, 1976-1979
[5 folders]
15.6-15.9
Sources: General, 1965-1979; includes campus security issues.
15.10
Writing: Notes, 1976-1977; general notes concerning Research for Justice.
15.11
Writing: Police abuse paper: draft, 1974-1976
Box-folder Contents
15.12
Administrative: Member records, 1960-1961
15.13
Administrative: Other local chapters, 1960-1961
15.14
Administrative: Policy statement on leadership, 1960-1961
16.1-16.3
1960-1961Correspondence,; includes press releases.
16.4
Correspondence: Copies of letters, 1960-1961, 1994
16.5
Sources: Clippings, 1960-1961
16.6
Sources: Norton Hall (University at Buffalo) dedication, 1961; includes April Spectrum article about Powell.
Box-folder Contents
16.7
Drafts: David Fendrick's script, 1984; includes notes and drafts of play about Tom Paine.
16.8
Drafts: Reasoner, undated; includes play about Tom Paine written by Janice Bates.
16.9
Drafts: The Resurrection of Tom Paine, 1984; includes draft of play written by Jim Austin.
16.10-16.11
Notes, 1984; includes clippings and research concerning collaborative play-writing project.
I.C.     Washington D.C. (National)
Subseries consists of materials concerning peace activism at the national and international level.
Arranged by document type and then alphabetically.
Box-folder Contents
16.12
Drafts: Mayer, Norman, 1982; includes draft of Powell's "Iconocide: The Legacy of Norman Mayer."
16.13
Draft: Sleep as Speech, 1984; includes article Powell wrote about homeless activism.
16.14
Notes: Post Washington, undated (circa 1968); includes notes concerning Vietnam protest.
16.15
Sources: Community for Creative Non-violence, 1982
16.16
Sources: Ellen Thomas, 1987; includes writings by Ellen Thomas.
16.17
Sources: Ellen's manuscript on Thomas, 1986; includes Ellen Thomas' personal account of meeting and joining "Thomas," a homeless anti-nuclear war activist.
17.1
Sources: general, 1980; includes clippings and leaflets concerning activism.
17.2
Sources: Lafayette Park, 1981; includes leaflets, articles, and newsletters.
17.3
Sources: Law, 1982; includes information concerning House of Representatives and insanity defense.
17.4
Sources: Norman Mayer, 1981-1982
17.5-17.7
Sources: Nuclear Disarmament, 1981-1986
17.8
Sources: "Peace Park," 1981: play by Ellen Thomas
17.9
Sources: Peace Park, 1989; includes leaflets, articles, and newsletters.
17.10
Sources: Peace Park trip, 1987
17.11
Sources: Pending from D.C. , 1986; includes newsletters and correspondence.
17.12-17.16
Sources: Thomas, 1981, 1987; includes information about and from homeless peace activist.
17.17
Sources: Thomas and Connie, 1983; includes clippings on two homeless peace activists, also includes correspondence.
17.18
Sources: Thomas on Norman Mayer, 1981
II.     Research and Writings

This series consists of research resources as well as unpublished and published writings. Folder titles and folder contents were maintained whenever possible. Articles and clippings with notes and marginalia were retained. Unmarked articles and clippings were discarded.

Arranged into four subseries: Monographs, Articles and papers, Editorships, and Resource files.

II.A     Monographs
Design of Discord: Design of Discord was the only full-length book Powell published, which he developed out of his dissertation work.
Autobiographical work: Powell's exploration into his experience of teaching sociology led him to collect documents and write extensively with the hope of completing a manuscript on the subject. In 1990, he made copies of the most complete autobiographical project entitled, Choosing Peace / Making Trouble and shared his drafts with friends and students. The autobiographical project underwent many different title changes, most notably: Self as Project (often shortened to S/P), I Teach Therefore I Am: The Autobiography of a Charismatic Follower.
Paleosociology: The Paleosociology project encompasses Powell's writings concerning evolution. In addition to the "Paleosociology" title description, relevant materials were also filed under "Crazy Ape," "Evolution," and "Biosociology."
Letter as a Generative Document (Powell's working title)
Network as Metaphor (Powell's working title)
Sociology of War
Violence book: These unpublished manuscript fragments and book ideas were left incomplete or later transformed into other projects and articles. His manuscripts continually evolved with the letters he wrote and the courses he taught.
Research for these published and unpublished writings can be found in Subseries D. Resource files.
Many of the file folders were originally labeled with highlighter color-coding or abbreviations to indicate what project they pertained to; however this original organization was not always continual or consistent. Archivist imposed general arrangement of drafts, notes, correspondence, etc. Arranged alphabetically.
Box-folder Contents
18.1
Drafts: Chapter 1- final, 1965, undated; includes early draft for of Design of Discord.
18.2
Drafts: Chapter 2- rewrite, undated; includes early draft for Design of Discord.
18.3
Drafts: Chapter 1 and 2: original final, undated
18.4
Drafts: Crime as anomie, undated
18.5-18.7
Drafts, 1970, undated
18.8
Drafts: "Experience of Anomie" drafts, undated
18.9
Drafts: "Experience of Anomie" overflow, undated
18.10-18.11
Drafts: "Experience of Anomie" final, undated
[2 folders]
18.12
Drafts: Introduction to suicide section, undated
18.13
Drafts: Rome reprint for book, undated
18.14
Notes: possible use, undated; includes handwritten notes concerning ideas relevant to Design of Discord.
18.15-18.16
Notes: Suicide social system, undated; includes writings on war as anomie.
19.1
Notes: Suicide statistics, undated; includes notes from notebook concerning case studies.
19.2
Notes: Typed summary of cases, undated
19.3
Reviews: Design of Discord, 1970-1972
19.4
Sources: Graphs and tables, 1934-1958; includes suicide statistics.
19.5
Sources: Original crime data, 1960
Box-folder Contents
19.6-19.8
Correspondence (concerning autobiography), 1971-1996; includes Martin Needleman and Ken Heineman.
[3 folders]
19.9-19.10
Correspondence: Heineman, Ken, 1987
[2 folders]
19.11
Correspondence: Kennedy, Mark, 1992
19.12
Correspondence: Needleman, Martin, 1992
19.13
Correspondence: Reinders, Bob, 1995
19.14
Drafts: *Catalyst, 1985; includes papers written for introductory sociology courses.
19.5-19.17
Drafts: *"Choosing Peace/Making Trouble: A Project in Participatory Sociology," 1990
20.1-20.2
Drafts: "Choosing Peace/Making Trouble," 1990
20.3-20.4
Drafts: *Lecturing by letter, 1989
20.5-20.6
Drafts: Lecturing by letter, 1990
20.7
Drafts: Poetry, 2000
20.8-21.10
Drafts: *"Self as Project," 1985-1999; includes handouts culled for Powell's autobiographical projects: "Choosing Peace/Making Trouble" and "I Teach Therefore I Am."
[15 folders]
21.11-22.6
Notes: Autobiography, 1990-2000
[10 folders]
22.7-22.10
Notes: Autobiography ("Self as Project"), 1985-1999
22.11
Notes: Chronology, 1993
22.12-23.1
Notes: For 1970's [section of autobiography], 1971-1979
[2 folders]
23.2-23.3
Notes: Journal commentary, 1979, 1987
23.4
Notes: Journal entries, 1997
23.5
Notes: "Sacrifice suicides" journal entries, 1965, 1996; includes (1996) notations on copies of journal entries from 1965, concerning suicide protesting.
23.6
Notes: Squire originals, 1982; includes notes, leaflets concerning Squire Hall protests that led to Powell's arrest. [See also: Series I. Activism, Subseries A. University at Buffalo: The Closing of Squire Hall Student Union, 4.5-10.3]
23.7
Notes: Sociology mentor, 2000; includes notes concerning an interactive teaching website that Powell planned to create and maintain (website no longer available at http://www.sociologymentor.org/).
23.8
Notes: Washington, 1969; includes autobiographical writings concerning time spent in Washington D.C. during volatile anti-war protests.
23.9
Sources: Personal mementos, 1980-1995; includes photographs.
23.10
Sources: Reprint permissions, 1991; includes copyright permissions from friends and students.
23.11
Sources: "Self as Project," 1985-1999
Box-folder Contents
23.12-23.16
Drafts, undated: comprised primarily of photocopies of handouts and letters, incorporated into later autobiography.
Box-folder Contents
24.1-24.5
Drafts: Chapter 1 and 2, 1981; includes correspondence concerning ideas for chapter 2. Book concept focused on sociological networks, documents, information, power and knowledge.
24.6-24.8
Notes, 1980-1981, undated
24.9
Sources, 1980-1981
Box-folder Contents
24.10
Correspondence, 1977-1986; includes notes and letters used in developing paleosociology ideas.
24.11
Notes: Lecture for B. Wardlaw, 1995; notes for lecture on Wardlaw's ideas and poetry. [See also: Series IV. Correspondence: Wardlaw, 93.11-93.13]
24.12-24.18
Notes: Notes and drafts, 1977-1987, 1993-1994; includes drafts of "Man as Crazy Ape."
25.1
Notes: Proactive evolution--computer files, 1995; includes notes for concept paper on evolution.
25.2
Notes: Raw material, 1977-1986
Box-folder Contents
25.3
Drafts: Book outline, 1964
25.4
Drafts: Chapters 1 and 2, undated
25.5-25.7
Drafts: Chapter 3, 1964
25.8-25.9
Drafts: Chapter 4, 1964
25.10-25.11
Drafts: Chapter 5, 1964
Box-folder Contents
25.12
Drafts: Book outline, 1965
25.13
Drafts: Notes and drafts of chapters 1 and 2, 1965
II.B     Articles and papers
Subseries consists of Powell's writings, published and unpublished.
Arranged by article (as much as possible) and then alphabetized.
Box-folder Contents
26.1
"Anarchy Wins," 1984; includes article about Community for Creative Non-Violence and rights of homeless civilians in Washington D.C. [See also: Series I. Activism, Subseries C. Washington D.C. , 16.12-17.18]
26.2
"Anomie and Nature of Destruction," 1961, undated; includes notes on seminar paper.
26.3
"Anomie and Violence: An Institutional Theory," undated
26.4
"Anomie and War," undated; includes outline and notes.
26.5
"Anomie as a Determinant for War," undated; includes draft and notes.
26.6
"Beyond Utopia: The Beat Generation as a Challenge for the Sociology of Knowledge," 1960
26.7-26.8
Book reviews, 1969, 1998; includes Powell's book review of E.H. Carr's What is History from The Quarterly (February, 1969) published by Western New York School Study Council. Also includes documentation of lecture/review of Mike Gray's Drug Crazy (1998).
26.9-26.10
Bomb theory, 1999; includes e-mail correspondence concerning bombs and disarmament saved as brainstorming for potential paper on the issue.
26.11
"Choosing to Hallucinate" proposal, undated
26.12-26.15
"City as an Institutional Matrix," undated; includes drafts, sessions and letters concerning article. May be a draft or an extension of chapter in Design of Discord entitled: "The City: Matrix of Civilization." [See also: Series II. Research and writings, Subseries A. Monographs: Design of Discord, 18.1-19.5]
[4 folders]
26.16
"Civil Defense" draft, undated; includes source material and notes concerning the sociology of civil defense.
26.17
"Civil Defense and Role of Sociologist," undated; includes draft and notes.
26.18
"Common Sense and Scientific Imagination," 1957; includes drafts and notes concerning paper.
27.1
"Cool Science," undated: "A Reply to M. Beauchamps' 'Sociological Imagination or Imaginary Sociology?'"
27.2-27.3
Correspondence, 1959, 1966; includes letters concerning suicide. Also includes correspondence concerning publication of "Crime as a Function of Anomie."
27.4
Correspondence with Warren Breed, 1966: concerning black Americans and suicide.
27.5
Craft of Sociology, 1960, 1977
27.6
"Cultivating Deviation and Inducing Self-destruction: An Optimal Strategy for the Secret Police?", undated
27.7
"[Man as] Danger-Seeker: An Excursion in the Art of Mistrust," 1969
27.8-27.10
"Deterrence" drafts, undated; includes notes and paper: "Blind Alley of Deterrence, Or Why the Cold War Ended."
27.11
"Evolution as Metaphor," undated; includes outline and notes.
27.12
"Family in San Miguel," 1950: "first sociology paper."
27.13-27.14
Ferguson project, 1987, 1997; includes e-mail correspondence with Mark Kennedy concerning compiling a book of E.S. Ferguson's correspondence with Powell.
27.15
"From Protest to Compliance," undated: a sociological analysis of Elbert Hubbard, the first organization man.
27.16
"Futility of Deterrence," undated: paper concerning arms race.
27.17
"Getting Wasted," 1984: paper comparing arms race in America to student alcohol abuse.
27.18-28.1
Graduate seminar papers, 1952; includes "Is Ecology Obsolete," "The City as a Social System: The Role of Values in Urban Integration" and notes from Stanley Taylor's "Sociology of Knowledge" course.
[2 folders]
28.2
"Grey Fascism," undated; includes draft that was later used in Catalyst, 1980. [See also: Series II. Research and Writings, Subseries C. Editorships: Catalyst, 33.4-37.17]
28.3
"History of Violence," 1972; includes outline and notes for lecture given at Brockport Conference on the "present day implications of the history of violence and other crimes."
28.4
Imaginary Obituary, 1977: written for University at Buffalo, Sociology 101 class.
28.5
"Interplay," undated; includes prospective notes for a book idea: "Interplay: For a Narrative Sociology."
28.6
Marxist Theory Conference in Louisville, 1980; includes correspondence and schedule documenting Powell's participation in panel discussion on intelligence files and social research.
28.7
Master's thesis, 1951: "The Limitations of Sociological Positivism."
28.8
"Medieval City," circa 1950's
28.9
Mills on the rebirth of radicalism, undated; includes notes on C. W. Mills' sociological philosophy.
28.10
"Network of Illusion: A Study in the Sociology of Suicide," undated
28.11
"New Nation and the City: Prospects for Urban Regeneration," 1971
28.12
Nietzsche paper, 1988, undated
28.13
Occupation and anomie, undated; includes notes and drafts on topic, may have been used for Design of Discord. [See also: Series II. Research and writings, Subseries A. Monographs: Design of Discord, 18.1-19.5]
28.14-28.16
"Occupation, Status and Suicide," 1958; includes drafts of paper which was published in the American Sociological Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, April 1958.
28.17-28.18
"Occupation, Status, and Suicide" Correspondence: Isabel Cary-Lundberg, 1958-1959; includes notes and drafts concerning Cary-Lundberg critique of Powell's paper, "Occupation, Status, and Suicide."
29.1-29.3
Open Heritage, 1989-1992: on the evolutionary interplay of self and society. Includes drafts, correspondence, and notes.
29.4-29.10
Original publications, 1958-1966: original copies of journals in which articles appeared
29.11
"Paradoxes of Warfare State," 1964
29.12
"Permutations of the Cold War," undated
30.1
Physicians and suicide, 1971; includes notes and research for a lecture given to group of medical doctors.
30.2
"Politics, Identity, and Change," 1972; includes notes concerning conference in Boston.
30.3
Politics of Suicide: NIMH lecture, 1970; includes notes and correspondence concerning appearance at National Institute of Mental Health.
30.4
"Promoting the Decline of the Rising State," undated
30.5-30.6
Race and Suicide, undated; includes early draft.
30.7
"Reform, Revolution and Reaction as Adaptations to Anomie," undated
30.8
Resurrection of Berkman and Goldman, 1972; includes short essay about political protestors at GOP meeting in Buffalo.
30.9
"Revolution in Reverse, Sacrilization and the Strain Toward Madness," undated; includes source clippings, 1965-1967.
x.x
Rome: Anomie and Force, undated
30.11
Rome rewrite, 1968
30.12-30.13
"Secret Police," 1980; includes drafts of paper for Catalyst, 1980. [See also: Series II. Research and writings, Subseries C. Editorships: Catalyst, 33.4-37.17]
30.14
Sharing, 1983; includes notes and drafts of ideas for a book concerning the sociology of sharing.
30.15
"Somewhere Left of Nowhere," 1963; includes reprint of article published in New Politics II (Summer 1963).
30.16
"Sources of Anomie in the Urban Community," undated
31.1
Speaking engagements, 1975-1976
31.2
"Special Case of the Concept of Anomie," 1959
31.3
Statistics, Listening and Pleasure: On the Sociology of Suicide Prevention, 1972
31.4
"Street as School," 1984: article published in Urban Education journal.
31.5
"Subjunctive Politics: Nuclear Terrorism and the Anti-Nuclear Movement," 1980
31.6
Suicidology, 1972
31.7
Suicidology conference, 1971-1972; includes correspondence with Warren Breed.
31.8
Toward coexistence and disarmament, 1954-1964; includes sources concerning security and peace.
31.9-3.14
Vietnam papers, 1961-1967, 1999; includes notes, clippings and essays: "The Question of Vietnam," "The Unfolding of the Unthinkable: Land War in Asia, Revolution at Home," "The Inner Logic of Military Violence: Vietnam in the Context of the Cold War," "Seven Paradoxes of the Warfare State: The Peaceful Implication of the Military-Industrial Complex," and "Rhetoric and Reality: Are the Vietnamese Better Dead than Red?"
32.1-32.3
"War as Suicide," 1968, undated
32.4
"Washington: Where the World Begins," 1981
32.5
"Why Write?," 1999
II.C     Editorships
Seedpaper is described as both a journal and "a people's archive." Started in 1981, Powell solicited anyone with unpublished work to submit it for publication and/or storage. The publications were photocopied leaflets mailed or passed out at events. Some of the material received was used for Catalyst: A Journal of Participatory Sociology. Catalyst had the same philosophical foundations as Seedpaper but was produced as a scholarly journal not as an informal leafleting project. This section includes administrative documents, issue preparation and source material, and his notes and writings for the journal.

Original folder titles and contents maintained. Arranged alphabetically.

Box-folder Contents
32.6-32.10
Correspondence, 1981-1982
32.11
Correspondence: Letter- for new script, 1982-1985
32.12
Drafts: "Seedpaper: Generating Documents for Investigative Sociology," 1979
32.13
Sources: Alternative Press article, 1982; includes article written by Powell about Seedpaper.
32.14
Sources: Leads, 1982; includes idea-materials for new leaflets for Seedpaper project.
32.15
Sources: Projects/Ordinary people, 1997
32.16
Sources: Social network, 1981-1982
33.1
Sources and notes, 1981
33.2-33.3
Sources: Submissions, 1981, undated
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33.4
Administrative: Atlantic Humanist Conference, 1985; includes documentation of conference at which Powell promoted journal.
33.5
Administrative: Bibliographies, 1974; includes bibliography and abstract information involving Catalyst.
33.6
Administrative: Catalyst transfer, 1978-1979
33.7
Administrative: Philadelphia Humanist Conference, 1986; includes documentation of conference at which Powell promoted journal.
33.8
Administrative: Seedpaper/Catalyst, undated; includes notes and writings concerning Seedpaper as a source of ideas and documents for Catalyst.
33.9
Administrative: Subscriptions, 1972-1986
33.10-34.2
Correspondence, 1978-1985
[5 folders]
34.3
Correspondence: Concerning Catalyst name, 1979
34.4-34.6
Drafts, 1980
34.7
Drafts, undated
34.8
Drafts: Catalyst 17, 1986
34.9
Drafts: Deegan, Mary Jo, 1986; includes draft of "Professional Writing, Society and Self."
34.10
Drafts: Glazier, Lyle, 1985; includes draft of "Racism in Huckleberry Finn."
34.11-34.13
Drafts: Goodwin, Glenn, 1980-1986, undated; includes notes, correspondence and draft of "Freeze-dried Stigma: Cybernetics and Social Control."
34.14
Drafts: Lopez, Manny, 1979, 1986; includes "Your Local Library- C.I.A.'s Outpost or Citizen's Citadel?"
35.1-35.8
Drafts: Other manuscripts, 1985-1986, undated
35.9
Drafts: Reitz, Charles, 1985; includes "Four Warrants for Philosophical Engagement."
35.10
Drafts: Schwalbe, Michael, 1985; includes draft of "Using Student Journals to Overcome Alienation in the Classroom."
35.11-36.3
Drafts: Student papers, 1985-1986, undated; student papers considered for Catalyst.
[3 folders]
36.4
Draft: Sullivan, Dennis, 1985; includes draft of "Why I Write."
36.5
Drafts: Whitney-space, 1981; includes Stewart Whitney's paper and correspondence concerning space considered for publication in Catalyst. [See also: Series II. Research and writings, Subseries F. Resource files: Space, 58.5-59.4]
36.6
Notes: Catalyst on Lafayette Park, 1984; includes writings from participating in anti-nuclear activism in Washington D.C.
36.7
Notes, undated: originally titled "Debris-better save."
36.8
Notes, 1976-1980: originally titled "Debris-final chapter 1."
36.9
Notes: Final notes and conclusion, undated
36.10-36.11
Notes, 1985, undated
36.12
Notes: Part 1, Section 1, 1968-1970
36.13-37.3
Notes: Police Imperialism, 1969-1970, 1978, undated; includes drafts of paper.
[5 folders]
37.4-37.6
Notes: Pretense to Project, 1990, undated; includes drafts of paper concerning letter-writing and self-discovery.
37.7
Notes: Sociological dialogues, circa 1965; includes sketch of idea for Sociology journal.
37.8
Publication: Early issues, 1965, 1967; includes journal issues prior to Powell's involvement in its publication.
37.9
Publication: Layout and design, 1977
37.10
Publication: Permission letters, 1985
37.11-37.12
Sources: Campus security, 1975-1980
37.13
Sources: Censorship, 1978-1986
37.14
Sources: Criminal investigation, 1970
37.15
Sources: Footnotes and sources, 1971-1984
37.16
Sources: Investigative sociology, 1977-1979
37.17
Sources: Sociological diary, 1983; includes "Diary of a Homeless Man" from New York by John R. Coleman.
II.D     Resource files
All photocopied articles and clippings are annotated by Powell. Larger subject files were on-going research for project or paper ideas. For ease of use, archivist imposed general categories in accordance with original order. There is much cross-over between categories. Subseries are grouped according to original folder titles, i.e. folders labeled by subject are categorized by their subject; folders labeled by author or title are categorized by author or title.

Arranged alphabetically by subject, followed by general author and general subject headings.

Box-folder Contents
38.1-38.2
Anarchist papers, 1963, undated; includes drafts of Powell's writings on anarchy.
38.3
Berkman and Goldman, 1972, notes and sources concerning anarchist activists.
38.4
Berkman, Alexander, 1929; includes excerpt from The ABC's of Anarchism.
38.5
Berkman's Blast, 1916-1917, 1983; includes copy of Alexander Berkman's publication.
38.6
Black Cross, 1974; includes Anarchist Black Cross Bulletin (Jan. 1974, no. 7).
38.7
Conservative anarchist, 1983; includes editorial exchange and Alexander Berkman's article "What is Communist Anarchism?"
38.8
De Cleyre, Voltairine, undated; notes and sources concerning anarchist activist.
38.9-39.2
Freedom, 1964-1966, 1978, 1982-1989
[6 folders]
39.3
Kropotkin, Peter: "Anarchist Morality," undated
39.4
Marshall, Daniel: "Parsons and the eight hour day," 1973
39.5
Poland, 1981; includes articles concerning Polish anarchist movement.
39.6
Reichert letters, 1973; includes correspondence concerning William Reichert's manuscript.
39.7
Reichert manuscript, 1973; includes draft of "The American Anarchist as Child of the Environment: A Study in the Philosophy of Radical Libertarianism" by William Reichert.
39.8-39.13
Sources, 1960-1995; includes pamphlets, newsletters, zines, and clippings.
39.14
Stirner, Max, 1967; include pamphlet entitled "The false principle of our education."
39.15
Walker, Nicolas: "About Anarchy," 1974
Box-folder Contents
39.16
Brown, Ron, 1998; includes sources concerning suspicious death of United States Commerce Secretary.
40.1
Correspondence, 1964
40.2-40.3
Foster, Vince, 1998; includes internet articles concerning the suspicious death of deputy White House counsel in 1993.
40.4
Harris, Bob: "Who shot JFK?", 1992
40.5
Hess, Gordon, 1999; includes sources concerning suspicious death of National Guard Captain and forensic pathologist who worked on the O.J. Simpson case, TWA Flight 800, among others.
40.6
JFK assassination, 1997
40.7
"Killing the Truth," undated; includes excerpt from Harrison Edward Livingstone's book about assassination of JFK.
40.8
King, Jr., Martin Luther: James Earl Ray; 1967, 1998
40.9
Lowenstein, Allard, 1980; includes clipping and letter concerning murder of activist and former Stanford Dean.
40.10-40.11
Meyer, Mary, 1983, 1998; includes sources concerning the death of mistress of JFK.
40.12
Murder, assassination and execution, 1996; includes sources concerning suspected assassinations carried out by CIA.
40.13
Rose, Jerry, 1988; includes announcement of a lecture concerning JFK.
40.14-40.18
Sources, 1968-1999
40.19-41.1
Sources from Willhelm, 1996-1999; includes assassination sources primarily concerning with JFK.
[3 folders]
41.2
TWA Flight 800, 1997; includes clippings concerning plane crash.
Box-folder Contents
41.3
Birchfield, Charles, 1976-1977; includes sources and clippings.
41.4
Buffalo bibliography, 1968-1972
41.5
Buffalo brew, 1929, 1972; includes sources on history of Buffalo.
41.6
Gerber, David, 1989; includes excerpt from The Making of an American Pluralism: Buffalo, NY 1825-1860.
41.7
David Gray, 1972; includes notes and sources.
41.8
Indian influence, 1982, 1998; includes sources concerning indigenous population of western New York.
41.9-41.15
Nichols, Tom, 1942-2000; includes notes, sources and writings about 19th century Buffalo newspaper editor.
41.16
Notes, 1968-1972
41.17
Postcards, undated
42.1
Social Revolution, 1890-1920; includes sources concerning revolutionary activity in Buffalo.
42.2-42.3
Sources, 1968-1972, 2000-2001; includes Seedpaper's publication of American Social Workers in the Years of the Locust, 1929-1933 by Robert Reinders. [See also: Series IV. Correspondence: Reinders, 91.6-91.8]
Box-folder Contents
42.4
Against communism, 1984
42.5
China, 1976
42.6
Dissidents throughout the world, 1974
42.7
Engels on Poland, 1973, undated
42.8
Khruschev policies, 1974
42.9
Plyushch, 1976; sources concerning Ukrainian mathematician and Soviet political prisoner.
42.10
Polish dissidents, 1981
42.11
Russia, 1989-1991
42.12-43.4
Soviet dissidents, 1973-1978; includes clippings.
[6 folders]
43.5
Soviet Union and China, 1975-1978
Box-folder Contents
43.6
Big Time [newsletter], 1977
43.7-43.8
Black Panther sources, 1968-1969
44.1
Buffalo student movement, 1991
44.2
Buffalo sources, 1971; includes local publications.
44.3
Centro Intercultural de Documentacion (C.I.D.O.C.), 1971; includes sources concerning Ivan Illich's "deschooling society."
44.4
Chicago, 1968; includes clippings concerning anti-war protests during the Democratic National Convention.
44.5
Chicago Conspiracy Trial, 1969
44.6
Civil defense: theaters, 1982; includes clipping concerning the closing of theaters in New York.
44.7
Community for Creative Non-Violence, 1980
44.8
Correspondence, 1971; includes letters that were originally filed with counter culture resource files.
44.9
Creative deviance, 1966; includes publication Anarchy 61 (March 1966) and Powell's notes on "the creative deviant."
44.10
Fifth Estate, 1976, 1977, 1991: published in Detroit, MI.
44.11
Guardian: 30 year anniversary issue, 1978
44.12
Hippies, 1971
44.13
Abbie Hoffman, 1973-1974; includes articles concerning his arrest for selling cocaine.
44.14
Timothy Leary, 1970-1980
44.15
Lecture on Counter Culture, undated
45.1
Libertarian studies, 1979
45.2
May Day dissidents, 1985
45.3-45.4
May Day Protest, 1971; includes flyers and clippings concerning the protest.
45.5
Notes, 1971; includes Powell's writing about culture wars.
45.6
Orleans commune attack, 1971; includes clippings concerning shooting at Orleans County, New York hippie commune allegedly orchestrated by police.
45.7
Paris commune, 1971
45.8
Police, 1970-1971; includes clippings mainly concerned with counter culture altercations with police.
45.9
Police in USSR, 1971
45.10
Race, 1964-1966; includes clippings concerning civil rights.
45.11
Radical Research Center, 1971; includes mailings from Carleton College activist collective which published an alternative press index.
45.12-45.13
Relational education, 1968, undated; includes notes and sources on a relational philosophy of education.
45.14-45.17
Revolution, 1964-1971; includes notes and clippings concerning Powell's idea of the fourth major cultural revolution: the anti-war revolution.
46.1
Revolution: University, 1968-1969
46.2
Rust Belt Books hoax, 2000; includes press release folder concerning mock protest.
46.3
Sexism, 1971-1972
46.4
Sexist tragedy, 1971; includes clippings concerning the death of Marina Maguire.
46.5-47.5
Sources, 1961-1975; includes a variety of underground, subversive publications: flyers, newsletters newspapers.
[14 folders]
47.6-47.7
Students for a Democratic Society publications, 1968-1969
47.8
Weatherman, 1969
47.9-47.10
White Panther Party, 1976-1982
47.11
Women, 1971; includes first issue of Earth's Daughters poetry journal. Also includes Juliet Mitchell's pamphlet Woman: The Longest Revolution.
47.12
Yipster times, 1972-1973
Box-folder Contents
47.13
Books and book burning, 1945, 1990
47.14
Document prospectus, 1981; includes notes concerning a project or class about documents in culture.
47.15
Free press, 1981
48.1
Letter bibliography, 1990
48.2
Letter writing: FDR, 1987, 1990, undated; includes clippings and articles concerning politicians and letter-writing.
48.3
Lewis on letters of recommendation, 1975; includes excerpt of Lionel Lewis' Scaling the Ivory Tower: Merit and its Limits in Academic Careers.
48.4
National Archives, 1986-1987; includes booklets about government documents.
48.5
Parables, 1986; includes "In Parables: Teaching through Parables" by John Bonsignore.
48.6
Plagiarism, 1987
48.7-48.9
Sources on Documents, 1931, 1960-1980
48.10
Xerox study, 1985-1990
48.11
Washington Independent Writers, 1981; includes writers group newsletter concerning conference.
48.12-48.13
Writing, 1974-1988; includes sources and notes concerned with linguistic theory and journal-keeping.
Box-folder Contents
48.14
Alcoholism study, 1954, 1961-1962
48.15
Anarchy: The Acid Issue, 1970
48.16
Flesh of Gods, 1972; includes excerpt from Flesh of the Gods: The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens, edited by Peter Furst.
48.17
Hallucination, 1969, 1973
48.18
Laing, 1971-1972; includes article about R.D. Laing's new method of psychiatry.
48.19-49.1
Law sources, 1972, undated
[2 folders]
49.2
Local police and dope, 1973
49.3
LSD, 1970-1974
49.4
Marijuana effects, 1982
49.5
Maslow, 1959; includes A.H. Maslow's "Cognition of Being in the Peak Experiences."
49.6-49.7
NORML, 1999-2000; information from or regarding public interest lobbying organization which opposes marijuana prohibition.
[2 folders]
49.8
Notes, undated
49.9-49.15
Sources, 1963, 1969-1974, 1995-1997
49.16
Watts proposal, 1973; includes David Watts' dissertation proposal and correspondence.
Box-folder Contents
49.17
Bush, George H. W., 1989
49.18-49.19
(George) Bush Jr., 1999-2000
49.20
Elections in history, undated
49.21
Gary Hart for president, 1984
50.1
(Ross) Perot, 1992
Box-folder Contents
50.2
Correspondence, 1989-1992
50.3
Horowitz (Irving Louis) correspondence, 1987
50.4
Pagan Poems, 1914, 1985: Giddings publication in its entirety including Powell's notes. [This publication is available in UB's Poetry Collection.]
50.5
Project, 1989
Box-folder Contents
50.6
1984isms, 1978-1979; includes clippings concerning societal similarities to George Orwell's 1984.
50.7
Arms war: Post-Vietnam, 1974-1976
50.8
C.I.A., 1997
50.9
Citizen loyalty, 2000; includes email correspondence with Mark Kennedy, "The Need and Nature of Loyalty" by Josiah Rayce (1972).
50.10-50.12
Civil defense, 1961-1962
50.13
Civil Defense budget, 1979
50.14
Cold War sources, 1947-1965; includes notes about and excerpts from Pitirim Sorokin, R.M. MacIver, Kurt Samuelsson, Julius Friend with James Feibleman, I.F. Stone, Samuel Stouffer among others.
50.15
Congress investigation, 1979; includes clippings concerning United States-Iran relations.
51.1-51.4
Draft [Military], 1979-1989
51.5
FBI: National Archives, 1980
51.6
Gulf War gas, 1991, 1996
51.7
Gulf War sources, 1991
51.8
History of police state, 1970
51.9
House of Representatives Death Penalty Bill, 1991
51.10
HUAC [House Un-American Activities Committee], 1964
51.11
Impeach Carter, 1980; includes material from campaign to impeach U.S. president Jimmy Carter.
51.12
Iran clippings, 1979
51.13
Mail surveillance, 1984
51.14
Military clippings, 1980
51.15
Moorhead, Bill, 1972; includes information concerning congressman who advocated advancement of the government surveillance system.
51.16
Nixon-Haldeman, 1971, 1981; includes clippings concerning taped conversation between U.S. President Richard Nixon and chief of staff H.R. Haldeman about peace demonstrators.
51.17
Notes and correspondence, 1966, 1991
51.18
Police sources, 1959-1972
51.19
Statehood sources, 1995-1996; includes articles concerned with state sovereignty.
51.20
Surveillance sources, 1980
51.21
Underground Press and FBI, 1972
51.22
University and central intelligence, 1976
51.23
University Military Industrial Complex, undated
51.24
War, 1980's
51.25
War spending, 1997
52.1
War watch, 1993
52.2
Women in the military, 1997
52.3
Yugoslav war, 1999
Box-folder Contents
52.4
Ancient/medieval history, undated
52.5-52.6
Library of Congress, 1986
52.7-52.9
Library sources, 1977, 1984
Box-folder Contents
52.10
Clark, Jim, undated
52.11
Clark, Jim: House of Representatives, 1979; includes report of joint hearing on hazardous and toxic waste disposal, March 28-29, 1979.
52.12-52.13
Clippings, 1978-1980
52.14
Piven paper, 1978; includes notes and comments on France Fox Piven's "The Urban Crisis as Arena for Class Mobilization."
Box-folder Contents
52.15
American-Soviet Peace Walk, 1987
52.16
Anti-nukes, 1978-1980
52.17
Anti-nuke policing, 1979-1980
53.1
Anti-nukes: Mass acts, 1980
53.2
Anti-nukes: Sierra Club, 1980
53.3
Correspondence, 1980
53.4
Eisenhower: Fallout lie, 1967, 1979; includes clippings about U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's misinforming the public about the dangers of nuclear fallout.
53.5
Harrisburg, PA, 1979; includes clippings concerning the risks of Three Miles Island nuclear plant.
53.6
Nuclear waste, 1978
53.7
Pollution, 1978-1980
53.8-53.11
Subjunctive politics, 1980
Box-folder Contents
53.12
Animal communication, undated
53.13-53.15
Animal sociology, 1951-1988
54.1
Aquatic Ape, 1982; includes excerpt from Elaine Morgan's book.
54.2
Archeology, 1984; includes articles and clippings about physical evidence of cultural practices.
54.3
Archeology of fire, 1981-1982
54.4
Bacteria story, 1992; includes articles dealing with the social life of bacteria.
54.5
Biosociology, 1976-1978; includes articles, clippings and notes.
54.6-54.8
Exploration sources, 1975-1979, 1988
54.9-54.12
Evolution sources, 1936-1985; includes clippings, articles and excerpts from books.
54.13
Ice age sources, 1975, 1979
54.14
John Pfeiffer, 1982; includes excerpt from Emergence of Man.
54.15-54.16
Prehistoric art, 1962-1995, undated
54.17
Red ochre, 1976-1986
54.18
Self and choice, 1934, undated; includes excerpts concerning the social development of self and choice from Frank Giddings and G. H. Mead.
54.19
Sex Contract, 1982; includes excerpt from Helen Fisher's book about the evolution of human behavior.
54.20
Stone age sources, 1957-1961
55.1-56.3
General sources, 1975-1990
[17 folders]
Box-folder Contents
56.4-56.6
Amnesty international, 1980-1988; includes Matchbox newsletter.
56.7
Attica uprising, 1975; includes issues of UB student publication, Spectrum, with articles on prison riots.
56.8
Communist Political prisoners, 1978
56.9
Political prisoners in U.S. and U.S.S.R., 1975-1978
56.10
Prison sources, 1984
56.11
Vanunu, Mordechai, 1987-1988
Box-folder Contents
56.12
Computers, 1982-1983
56.13
Evolution, 1959-1999
56.14-56.15
Internet, 1995-1996
56.16
Science and theory sources, 1911-1987
56.17
Science theory, 1975
57.1
Scientific fraud, 1988
57.2
Science research, 1986, undated; includes clippings concerning research funding, also includes notes.
57.3
Unabomber, 2000; includes Atlantic Monthly article concerning experiments "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski underwent at Harvard.
57.4
Underground science, 1973; includes correspondence and notes concerning the concept.
Box-folder Contents
57.5-57.6
Computer file print-outs, 1994-1995; includes stream of consciousness notes on Sorokin.
57.7-57.11
Correspondence about Sorokin, 1994-1997
57.12-57.13
Correspondence with Sorokin, 1951-1954
57.14-57.15
Publications, 1937, 1961, 1984; includes copies of Sorokin's writing.
57.16
Sorokin paper, 1953; includes paper written by Powell for graduate course.
57.17
Chapter 1: Draft, undated; includes notes for Powell's biographic analysis of Sorokin.
57.18
Chapter 2: Categories, undated
57.19
Chapter 3: Crisis and Chapter 4: Counter Culture, undated
57.20
Chapter 5: Love and Peace, undated
58.1-58.2
Notes on Sorokin's works, undated
58.3
Sources relevant to Sorokin, 1970-1971
58.4
Working notes for draft, 1971, undated
Box-folder Contents
58.5
Colonizing, 1978; includes sources on the Plymouth colony.
58.6-58.7
Futures literature, 1980; includes information concerning or from First Global Conference on the Future, held in Toronto.
58.8
San Francisco notes and bibliography, 1978; includes research conducted while visiting San Francisco.
58.9-58.10
Sources, 1978-1982
58.11-58.13
Sources and rewrite, 1979-1980; includes reference articles and copy of Powell's "Paradoxes of the Warfare State." Also includes newsletters from the Stewart Whitney's Extraterrestrial Society.
58.14-59.1
Space paper, 1980; includes correspondence, notes and sources concerning space research for conference paper. Also includes audio tape of Powell reading the paper at the First Global Conference on the Future.
[2 folders]
59.2-59.3
Starseed, 1973-1980; includes materials from organization interested in expanding space programs, based on ideas of Timothy Leary.
59.4
Whitney paper, 1980; includes Niagara University professor Stewart Whitney's conference paper "The shape of the colony: An alternative model of space settlement." Also includes information on his Space Journal.
Box-folder Contents
59.5
Afterward, 1988; includes notes, correspondence, class handouts created while Powell wrote commentary for the second edition of Taylor's book, Conceptions of Institutions and the Theory of Knowledge.
59.6
Fragments, 1988; includes lecture notes.
59.7-59.8
Notes, 1987: folder originally titled "Pending from D.C. " Contents remain in tact, most concern Stan Taylor's work.
59.9-59.11
Originals, 1962, 1981; includes papers written by Taylor.
59.12-59.13
Sources for Taylor book, undated
Box-folder Contents
60.1
Air war, 1972
60.2
Air war clippings, 1972
60.3
Bofman, Albert, 1972; includes correspondence and leaflets from an anti-war leafletter.
60.4-60.7
Clippings, 1964-1972
60.8
Domestic pacification, 1973
60.9-60.11
Editorial, 1965-1967, 1972; includes clippings and drafts of editorial, "To Be Silent," signed by Powell, Sidney Willhelm, and Bill Harrell. Also includes reactionary correspondence.
60.12-60.13
Ellsberg, Daniel, 1971-1973, 1984
60.14
Laird, Melvin, undated; includes sources concerning U.S. Secretary of Defense.
60.15
Levalle (John) case, 1972; includes clippings concerning General's air strike order.
60.16
Leaflets, undated; includes anti-war leaflets.
60.17
Pentagon papers - Anthony Russo, 1972
60.18
Police conference news, 1972
61.1
Sabotage, insurrection in US, 1972
61.2-61.3
Sources, 1960-1971
61.4
Taylor, Maxwell: On Vietnam, 1972
Box-folder Contents
61.5
Anti-terror terror, 1984
61.6
Atlanta crime, 1981; includes clippings concerning Ku Klux Klan violence.
61.7
Bomb threat, 1999; includes clippings concerning school violence.
61.8
Bombing, 1962-1972
61.9
Cold war end and crime, 1998
61.10
Collective suicide, 1971
61.11
Cult suicide, 1997
61.12
Esquire: Special Issue on Violence, undated
61.13
Gangs, 1995-1997
61.14
Gibbs, Jack, 1969; includes Gibbs' "Marital Status and Suicide" and commentary.
61.15
Hired killings, 1988
61.16-61.17
Oklahoma City bombing, 1998
61.18
Sexism and suicide, 1971
61.19
Suicide prevention, 1970
61.20-62.6
Suicide sources, 1964-1971
[7 folders]
62.7
Texas Republic, 1997; includes clippings about the militant separatist group.
62.8
Texas tower shooting, 1966; includes sources concerning sniper murders at the University of Texas at Austin. Also includes sources concerning other cases of mass murder.
62.9-62.11
Violence bibliography, 1962, undated
62.12-62.15
Violence sources, 1962-1982
62.16
Violence: theories and studies, 1949, 1972, 1976, undated
62.17
Weiner suicide, 1967; includes copy of University at Brockport student publication in which Professor Ernst Weiner's suicide letter is published.
Box-folder Contents
63.1
Broad and Wade: New York Review of Books, 1983; includes information concerning William Broad and Nicholas Wade's book Betrayers of Truth (1982).
63.2
Cousins, Norman, 1979; includes excerpt from Anatomy of Melancholy.
63.3-63.4
Debs, Eugene V., 1962, undated; includes "The Canton Speech" .
[pamphlet]
63.5
Farrell, Mike, undated; includes "early draft of chapter on friendship."
63.6
Gardner, Howard, 1983; includes excerpt from Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
63.7
Gilman sources, 1911, 1985; includes "Man-Made World" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and other articles of similar concern.
63.8-63.9
Gouldner, Alvin, 1965-1966, 1983; excerpts and notes concerning "outlaw sociologist."
63.10
Gross, Lew: Metatheory, 1961; includes article from American Journal of Sociology. [See also: Series IV. Correspondence: Gross, 88.12-89.2]
63.11
Hartung, Frank, 1983; includes Observation: A Social Psychological Analysis.
63.12
Hegel, G.W.F., 1989; includes excerpts from Phenomenology of Spirit and criticism concerning text.
63.13
Ice T, 1994; includes excerpts from his autobiography.
63.14
Lynd, Robert, 1991; includes copies of letters and articles from the Library of Congress Lynd collection. [photocopies of original material]
63.15
Merton, Robert: Sociological Traditions, 1977-1980; includes excerpt from Sociological Traditions from Generation to Generation.
63.16
Miller, Libuse Lukas: "Cognition in evolution," undated
63.17-63.18
C. Wright Mills, 1996; includes draft of C. Wright Mills: Autobiographical Writings and Selected Letters, edited by Kathryn Mills and Pamela Mills.
63.19
Nietzsche, undated
64.1-64.2
Pierce, Charles, 1954-1968, undated
64.3
Postman, Neil, 1985; includes excerpt from Amusing Ourselves to Death.
64.4
Roberts, Thomas, 1993-1995; includes correspondence and articles from professor at Northern Illinois University who wrote about psychoactive sacraments.
64.5
Rostovtzeff, Michael, 1926; includes excerpt from The Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire.
64.6
Russell, Bertrand, 1963
64.7
Scott, Peter Dale, 1972; includes excerpt from The War Conspiracy.
64.8
Sheldrake, Rupert, undated; includes excerpt from A New Science of Life.
64.9
Simmel, Georg, 1959; includes excerpt from Essays on Sociology, Philosophy and Aesthetics.
64.10
Thomas, W.I., 1967; includes excerpt from the article, "The Unadjusted Girl."
64.11
Treece, Henry, 1964; includes excerpts from The Crusades.
64.12
Tucker: Children, 1973; includes article about 15th and 16th century childhood and behavioral science.
64.13
Letters of Van Gogh, 1958; includes excerpt from The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh.
64.14
White, Leslie, 1969; includes excerpt from The Science of Culture.
64.15-64.17
Witkowski, Bill, 1992; includes draft of manuscript, The Ethnographic Portrait: The White Collar Criminal.
64.18
Wynne-Edwards, 1962; includes notes and excerpt of Animal Dispersion in Relation to Social Behavior.
64.19
Jin Yuan, 1987; includes excerpt from The Origin of Human Consciousness.
Box-folder Contents
65.1
Aging: Life extension, 1984
65.2
Agora vagrancy, 1970, undated; includes sources on the Athenian Agora and vagrancy.
65.3
American revolution bicentennial, 1976
65.4
Animal sociology, 1985
65.5
Cancer, 1971-1978
65.6-65.7
China history, 1988; includes sources concerning the Chinese discovery of America.
[2 folders]
65.8
Communication, undated; includes notes concerning human and animal interaction.
65.9
Elders of the tribe, 1980-1985
65.10
Ghost stories, undated; includes source discussing Herbert Spencer's sociology.
65.17
Libertarian, 1980
65.18
Lyndon LaRouche cult, undated
65.19
Barbara McClintock, undated; includes excerpt of her biography.
65.20
Meditative therapy, 1973
65.21
Migration sources, 1973; includes sources concerning history of human migration.
65.22
Motivation reconsidered, 1959; includes article by Robert White.
66.1
Nazi party in the U.S., 1965
66.2
Networking, 1978-1981
66.3
New York State budget, 1995; includes information concerning budget cuts on mental health care.
66.4
Pagan Regeneration, 1929; includes excerpts from Harold Willoughby's book.
66.5
Plainview man, 1989-1990; includes clippings concerning archeological site in Plainview, Texas.
66.6
Poetic for sociology, 1976; includes article by Richard Brown.
66.7-66.8
Reprints, 1980-1984; includes copies of articles from colleagues.
66.9-66.11
Rome: sources, 1966-1967, 1980, undated
65.11-65.16
Sabbatical research, 1983-1990; includes sources and notes from the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
66.12-66.13
Sleep, 1976-1977; includes Powell's "imagined obituary for the year 2024" (1977).
66.14
Social norms, 1965, undated; includes "The Question of Social Norms" by L.G., "The Question of Social Norms" by Stanley Taylor, and a copy of Powell's review of What is History? by E. H. Carr.
66.15
Sociological biography, 1970, 1981
66.16
Sociology sources, 1940-1967; includes journal articles concerning the history of sociology and psychology.
66.17
Sources from Canisius College library, 1923, 1991; includes sources related to politics and power.
66.18
Tom Paine, 1976 [See also: Series I. Activism, Subseries B. Buffalo: Tom Paine Project, 16.7-16.11]
66.19
Walking, 1984-1986
66.20
Witches, 1960-1962
66.21
Younger generation, 1951; includes article from Time magazine.
III.     Teaching

Powell passed out handouts (often referred to as "h.o.s") during classes. His handouts were collages of letters, articles, clippings with his responses and questions added. He would reissue and revise handouts for various classes, the content adjusted according to the class dynamic. He also made copies of handouts to send along with personal letters developing an intellectual dialog between friends and classes simultaneously. In some cases, there are retrospective notes included with handouts as Powell revisited them over the years. Copies of letters originally integrated with coursework were kept there. Some of his graduate work, notes and papers are integrated here.

Some handouts were filed under course title and some were filed chronologically under the general label "handouts." Obvious duplicates were discarded, however there are duplicates within specific course folders and general course folders.

Box-folder Contents
67.6 Graduate work: University of Tulsa notebook, undated [circa early 1950's]; includes notes concerning contemporary books in sociology.
67.7 Graduate work: University of Tulsa stories, notes, 1948-1949; includes retelling of a conversation with friend.
III.A     University at Buffalo, Department of Sociology, Faculty
Box-folder Contents
67.1
Curriculum Vitae, 1970, 1976
67.2-67.3
Department correspondence, 1958, 1988, 1990-1993; includes UB Sociology Department catalogs.
67.4
Student evaluations (Scate), undated
67.5
Interview, 1993; includes Aaron Liguori's interview of Powell.
III.B     Courses
Box-folder Contents
67.8-67.9
Development of sociological theory, 1982, 1994; includes notes and sources about theory and methods of teaching theory.
67.10-67.11
General course notes, 1958-1970, 1976-1996
67.12-68.3
General course materials, 1984-2000; includes clippings, articles, correspondence for use in course discussions.
[9 folders]
68.4
Participatory democracy notes, undated; includes documents from folders labeled "p/d."
68.5
"Receptive to Fire," 1983, 1995: epic poem written by B. Warlaw, which was used in many different courses; includes Powell's commentary.
Box-folder Contents
68.6-68.7
Notes, 1992
Box-folder Contents
68.8
Notes, 1974-1984
Box-folder Contents
68.9-68.10
Notes, 1988; includes notes and letters concerning the sociology of letter writing.
Box-folder Contents
68.11
Notes, 1991
Box-folder Contents
68.12-69.6
Handouts, 1976-1990
[10 folders]
69.7-70.1
Notes, 1950-1990
[11 folders]
68.12-69.6
Handouts, 1976-1990
[10 folders]
Box-folder Contents
70.4-70.5
Handouts, 1982-1995
70.6-70.9
Notes, 1982-1995
70.10
Sources, 1982-1995
Box-folder Contents
70.11
Handouts, 1994-1998
70.12-70.13
Notes and sources, 1994-1998
Box-folder Contents
70.14-70.15
Notes, 1952, 1955-1960
Box-folder Contents
71.1
Notes ("Sociology of city life"), 1981-1991
71.2-71.4
Notes ("Urban Sociology"), 1960's, 1981
Box-folder Contents
71.5-71.7
General "theory of project," 1992; primarily concerned with Sociology of communication course.
71.8-72.3
Handouts, 1984-2000
[10 folders]
72.4
Sources, 1984-2000
Box-folder Contents
72.5-72.7
Handouts, 1993-1997
72.8-72.10
Sources, undated
Box-folder Contents
72.11-73.2
Handouts, 1987-1991
[6 folders]
73.3
Notes, 1979
73.4
Sources, 1987-1991
Box-folder Contents
73.5-73.13
Handouts, 1990-1997
Box-folder Contents
73.14-74.11
Handouts, 1985-1992
[14 folders]
74.12-74.14
Handouts, 1985-1992
75.1
Notes, 1986
75.2-75.13
Sources, 1979-1998
Box-folder Contents
75.14-76.5
Handouts, 1982-1992
[6 folders]
76.6
Notes, 1998
76.7-76.9
Sources, 1982-1992
Box-folder Contents
76.10-76.14
Handouts, 1983-1987; includes Powell's 1983 proposal and letters related to surrendering to Russia in arms race.
76.15-77.4
Notes, 1980-1998
[5 folders]
77.5-78.10
Sources, 1960-2000, undated; includes articles, clippings, photocopied letters, newsletters.
[21 folders]
78.11-78.13
Sources: star wars and war spending, 1980-1988
78.14-78.15
Newsprint sources, 1988-1992
III.C     Students
Student letters and papers are restricted due to personal nature of writings.

Correspondence arranged by year according to original organization. Papers arranged alphabetically by student.

Box-folder Contents
79.1-79.7
Correspondence, 1981-1998
79.8- 81.5
Individual student files, 1973-2000; includes student autobiographies.
[25 folders]
Box-folder Contents
81.6
Introduction to sociology: Student work, 1976-1990
81.7
Counter culture: Student papers, 1971
81.10-81.11
Sociology of the City: Student work, 1992
81.12-82.2
Sociology of Communication: Student work, 1984-2000; some of these papers were used in the 1985 issue of Catalyst, edited by Powell.
[7 folders]
82.3-82.6
Sociology of Knowledge, 1987-1991
82.7-82.9
Sociology of Problems: Student work, 1990-1997
82.10-83.2
Sociology of Religion: Student work, 1982-1992
[6 folders]
83.3
Sociology of the Document: Student work, 1982-1992
83.4-83.5
Sociology of War: Student work, 1983-1994
83.6
Squire Hall incident: Student paper, 1982
81.8-81.9
Student thesis, 1976-1978
83.7-83.8
Women's studies: student papers, 1972
IV.     Correspondence

Letters and e-mail communications with friends, colleagues and former students. This often includes copies of Powell's letters and articles, handouts, and clippings exchanged. Some of this material may be duplicated in Series III. Teaching.

Individual correspondence files are followed by general correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Box-folder Contents
84.1-85.5 Abele, John, 1995-2000
[17 folders]
85.6-85.12 Abele, John -- overflow, 1995-1997; includes unduplicated articles and correspondence labeled "overflow."
86.1-86.8 Abele, John -- email, 1996-1997
86.9 Abele, John -- Barbara Wise, 1996-1997; includes information regarding the suspicious death of Commerce Department worker.
86.10 Abele, John -- Gene Wheaton transcript, 1997; includes radio transcript of Peter Ford Show (KIEV 870 AM, Glendale California) interview with Retired Special Agent.
86.11 Abele, John -- Ron Brown, 1997-1998; includes information regarding the death of former Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton.
86.12 Abele, John -- Mena, 1997; includes information regarding government drug trafficking through the Intermountain Regional Airport at Mena.
86.13 Abele, John -- on drugs, 1996-1997
86.14 Alhakk, Yusef, 1981-1985 [See also: Series I. Activism, Subseries B. Buffalo: Research for Justice 11.17-12.3]
87.1-87.3 Austin, Jim, 1980-1990
87.4 Bates, Carla, 1989: photographs taken in Washington D.C. protest, Darwin D. Martin House and 124 Jewett Pkwy.
87.5-87.6 Bennis, George, 1990-1993
87.7 Bertsch, Elmer, 1991
87.8 Bowden, Ken, 1990-1992
87.9-87.11 Bunch, Bob, 1991-1992; includes copy of dissertation with comments.
87.12 Catan, Bryan and Gloria, 1987-1991
87.13 Cornwall, Rod, 1992
87.14 Dorrough, Bob, 1991
87.15-88.2 Dykstra, David, 1989-1995
[3 folders]
88.3 Efron, Art, undated; includes Caryl Churchill's article, "Light Shining in Buckinghamshire."
88.4-88.5 Elkins, Jim, 1985-1986
88.6 Forton, Dave, 1996; includes autobiographical notes for Forton's Spectrum article and interview transcript.
88.7 Garrison, Mark, 1990
88.8 Goldberg, Don, 2001
88.9-88.10 Goodwin, Glenn, 1990-1991; includes information for committee members of the C. Wright Mills Award.
88.11 Griener, Gordon, 1990-1991
88.12-89.2 Gross, Lew, 1990-1999
[3 folders]
89.3 Halpern haggadah, 2001; includes haggadah from Passover 2001 and letter from Steve Halpern, 2000.
89.4 Hester, General H.B., 1973
89.5 Hobbs, Walter and Wolfgang, Marvin, 1966
89.6 Jacques, Chel, 1996-1997
89.7-89.8 Jacobson, Tom, 1992
89.9 Jenson, Sue, 1991
89.10-89.11 Kennedy, Mark, 1998-2001
89.12-89.13 Kramer, Jake, 1976-1980; information concerning "Gray Panthers," of which Kramer was chairman and Powell was a member of the advisory board.
89.14-89.15 Kruger, Lisa, 1986-1988
90.1 Landsman, Peggy, 1990-2001
90.2 Li Danjoing, 1988-1990
90.3 Lieber, David, 1979
90.4-90.5 Liguori, Aaron, 1990-1991
90.6 Marks, Gene, 1991; includes mass mailings of the "Wanderer's Notebook," which deals with peace issues.
90.7 Marx, Gary, 1986; includes copies of publications by professor of urban planning at M.I.T.
90.8 Mitchell, Susan, 2001
90.9 Morgulis, Michael, 2000
90.10 Nelson, Tom, 1991
90.11 Niman, Michael, 1988
90.12 Ortiz, Herminio, 1990-1991
90.13 Parks, Barton, 1990-2001
90.14 Pennebaker, James, 1987
90.15 Perkins, Richard, 2001
90.16-90.17 Pierce, Mike, 1990-1991
90.18-91.4 Pollard, Andrew, 1991-2001
[5 folders]
91.5 Powell, Jim and Steve, 2001
91.6-91.8 Reinders, Bob, 1992-1993
91.9-91.10 Roell, Chris, 1991
91.11 Sabo, Don, 1992, 2001
91.12 Savage, Alice, 1976-1993
92.1-92.2 Sawma, Marty, 2001
92.3 Shamblin, Don, 1990-1991
92.4-93.5 Sikora, Steve, 1990-1991; includes information about Sikora's Letter Exchange Program.
[14 folders]
93.6-93.7 Spencer, Henrietta, 1983-1991
93.8 Swede, Shirley, 1988-1991
93.9 Swiniarski, John, 1990
93.10 Thomas, Ellen and Connie, 2001; includes Proposition One Committee's anti-nuclear news. [See also: Series I. Activism, Subseries C. Washington D.C., 16.12-17.18]
93.11-93.13 Wardlaw, B., 2001, undated; includes photograph of portrait of Wardlaw and a copy of his chapbook Midway.
93.14 Willhelm, Sidney, 2001
93.15-94.1 Willhelm's Powell file, 1960-1996: contents of file Sociology Department chair, Sidney Willhelm kept on Powell since he was hired at UB.
[4 folders]
94.2-94.4 Young, Marianne, 1990-1991
94.5 Zarbo, Rusty, 1991-1992
94.6-94.10 General correspondence, 1980-2001
95.1 General early correspondence, 1949-1966
95.2 General correspondence concerning first poem, 2000; includes copies of poem that was distributed to friends and letters that accompanied them.
95.3-95.9 General email, 1996-2001; includes printed email in chronological order.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog:

Contributors

Abele, John
Alhakk, Yusef
Austin, Jim
Bunch, Bob
Carter, Rubin
Heineman, Ken
Kennedy, Mark
Kramer, Jake
Kruger, Lisa
Liguori, Aaron
Needleman, Martin
Pierce, Mike
Pollard, Andrew
Reinders, Bob
Rice, David
Sikora, Steve
Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968
Sostre, Martin, 1923-
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives.
Taylor, Stanley, 1906-1965
Thomas, Ellen
Wardlaw, B.
Willhelm, Sidney
Witkowski, Bill
Witney, Stewart

Subject Terms

African Americans--Crimes against
Anarchism
Anomy
Anti-nuclear war
Assassination United States History 20th century
Black Panther Party
Buffalo (N.Y.)--History
Communism
Counterculture
Crime--Sociological aspects
Drugs
Elections--United States
Giddings, Franklin Henry, 1855-1931.
Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)
Outer space
Paleosociology
Powell, Elwin H. (Elwin Humphreys), 1925-
Powell, Elwin H. (Elwin Humphreys), 1925- Design of discord : studies of anomie
Prisoners’ writings, American
Prisons
Sociology
Sociology of suicide
Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968
Spectrum (Buffalo, N.Y. : Online)
State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives
State University of New York at Buffalo--Faculty--Political activity
Student movements--New York (State)--Buffalo
Student protestors--New York (State)--Buffalo
Student publications--New York (State)--Buffalo--Periodicals
Student unions--New York (State)--Buffalo
Students--New York (State)--Buffalo--Political activity
Suicide
Taylor, Stanley, 1906-1965
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

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"Ed" Powell, Emeritus UB Sociology Professor website. Last accessed 27 November 2009