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The Karen DiGia Collection, 1953-1991
1 map drawer and 6 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MG3

Abstract:
Karen Digia, an activist and gallery owner, collected the bulk of the materials in this collection during the 1960s and 1970s. In November 1991, she donated them to Hampshire College.The collection consists of posters, photographs, calendars, buttons, banners, and related monographic and periodical material representing anti-war and other protest movements of that time. Of particular note are the many posters in the collection by Sister Corita (Sister Mary Corita Kent), as well as a book about her housed in Box 6. The collection is arranged by type of material.
Hampshire College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

Activist and gallery owner, was personally involved in many of the protest movements represented in the collection.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Posters, photographs, calendars, buttons, banners, and related monographic and periodical material representing anti-war and other protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Includes many posters by Sister Corita (Sister Mary Corita Kent).

Organized by form of material.


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Terms of Access and Use

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

DiGia, Karen, The Karen DiGia Collection, 1953-1991. Archives, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002.

History of the Collection

Materials collected by Ms. DiGia and donated to Hampshire College, 1991.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Hampshire College Archives & Special Collections
Johnson Library Center
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA 01002
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
ASSORTED PROTEST BUTTONS (anti-Vietnam war, Women's issues, anti-nuclear energy, labor issues, disarmaments, etc.)


Box 1
Banners:



Don't Tread On Us!" [Rough map of Indo-China/ reverse side, red and white stripes; stiched fabric] 42"x42


Box 2
General, Peace [with dove and hands] stitched fabric; 69"x39"


Box 2
War Resisters League Peace Calender and Appointment Books



1966:Poems of War Resistance


Box 3
1968:Out of the War Shadow: An Anthology of Current Poetry. Compiled and edited by Denise Levertov. [3 copies]


Box 3
1969:Days of Gandhi: Readings for the Centenary of Gandhi's Birth. Edited and designed by Mark Morris. [3 copies; 1 is marked]


Box 3
1970:Days of Civil Disobedience: Henry David Thoreau's Essay on the Duty of Civil Disobedience with Photographs of Recent Instances of Civil Disobedience in the United States. Edited and designed by Mark Morris. [2 copies]


Box 3
1971:When the Mode of the Music Changes: An Anthology of Rock'N'Roll Lyrics. Selected by Mayer Vishner. Foreword by Pete Seeger. [2 copies]


Box 3
1972:In Woman's Soul: A Selection of Statements and Artwork by Women on Peace and Social Justice.


Box 3
1973:Fifty Years of Nonviolent Resistance: The Story of Radical Pacifism in the United States from the Conscientious Objectors of World War I to the Present. By Marty Jezer. [3 copies]


Box 3
1974:As Long As The Rivers Shall Flow...Some Insights into the Lives, Visions, and Anguish of the American Indians. Selected by Dorles McAuliffe. [2 copies]


Box 3
1975:Where Am I Going? A Joyous Child Today...A Peaceful World Tomorrow. Edited by Lynne Shatzkin Coffin and Wendy Schwartz. Introduction by Benjamin Spock. [2 copies]


Box 3
1976:To Secure Peace and Liberty...Creative Nonviolence in the American Past. Edited by Larry Green. Introduction by Martin Duberman. [2 copies]


Box 3
1977:What Did You Learn In School Today...A Statement on the Liberation of Education. Introductory notes by Jonathan Kozol. Preface by Grace Paley.


Box 3
1978:Nonviolent Struggle Around the World. Edited by Beverly Woodward.


Box 3
1979:While There is a Soul in Prison...Statements on the Prison Experience. Edited by Larry Gara. Introduction by Kay Boyle.


Box 3
1980:Eighty Years of Political Art in the U.S. Edited [and signed] by Peg Averill.


Box 3
1981:When You Put Fire to the World. Edited and preface by Scott Bates. Introduction by Dr Helen Caldicott. An appreciation pf the Bread and Puppet Theatre by Grace Paley.


Box 3
(All calenders are WRL Peace Calender and Appointment Books except where noted as otherwise.)


Box 4
1982:Dancing in the Streets: A Collection of Popular Music Lyrics. Edited by Diane Becker and Dorie Wilsnak. [2 copies]


Box 4
1984:Against the Tide: Pacifist Resistance in the Second World War, An Oral History. Edited by Deena Hurwitz and Craig Simpson. Introduction by David Dellinger.


Box 4
1985:How Shall We Live Together? By Grace Paley, Chief Seattle, Susan Griffin and Linda Hogan.


Box 4
1986:The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword. Edited by Maris Cakars. Introduction by Susan Brownmiller.


Box 4
1987:Films For Peace and Justice. Edited and designed by Clay Colt, Kate Donnelly, and Amy Melnick. Introductions by Ed Asner and Ruby Dee.


Box 4
1988:A Matter of Freedom: Writing by Activists for Activists. Edited by Maris Calcars and Paul Johnson. Introduction by Barbara Ehrenreich.


Box 4
1989:365 Reasons Not to Have Another War. Written by Grace Paley. [calender is marked]


Box 4
1990:Hauling Up Morning: Poetry and Images of Latin America. Edited by Martin Steingesser. Foreword by Adolfo Perez Esquive. [Five copies]


Box 4
1991:A Way of Life: Celebrating Sustaining Activism. Edited by Pat Farren. Foreword by Maggie Kuhn.


Box 4
The Liberated Woman's Appointment Calender and Survival Handbook, 1971. By Lynn Starr and Jurate Kazickas. A Universe Calender.


Box 4
Magazines (unbound):


Box 5
Life


Box 5
May 4, 1953


Box 5
March 13, 1964


Box 5
April 22, 1966


Box 5
Progressive


Box 5
June 1964


Box 5
February 1976


Box 5
September 1977


Box 5
Liberation


Box 5
September/October 1967 (Vol.12:No.6&7) [Special Double Issue on A.J. Muste]


Box 5
March 1970 (Vol.15:No.1)


Box 5
Spring 1970 (Vol.15:No.11,Vol.16:No.1&2) [Special Issue on the war in Indochina]


Box 5
August 1972 (Vol.17:No.3-5) [Special Double Issue] [two copies]


Box 5
January 1974 (Vol.18:No.5)


Box 5
Communities:Journal of Cooperative Living July/August 1977 (No.27) [Special Issue: Movement For a New Society]


Box 5
UPFRONT:A Publication of Political Art Documentation/Distribution Winter 1983-1984


Box 5
UP from Under, by for, and about women Winter 1971-1972 (Vol.1:No.4)


Box 5
Monographs:


Box 6
The Continental Walk For Disarmament and Social Justice. Edited by Vickie Leonard and Tom MacLean. Published by the Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice. 1977 [First Edition: 2000 copies]


Box 6
Dynamic Peacemaking. Roy C. Kepler. War Resisters League. 16 pages.


Box 6
Sister Corita. Sister Mary Corita Kent, Harvey Cox, Samuel A. Eisenstein. Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press, 1968. Boxed set (book and portfolio of prints).


Box 6
Representing Vietnam 1965-1973: The Antiwar Movement in America. Maurice Berger. Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery; Hunter College. [original exhibit Feb 9 to March 25 1988] 16 pages


Box 6
Photography From Within. Floating Foundation of Photography: 1979.


Box 6
You Can't Hug Nuclear Arms! Edited by Jennifer Warburg and Doug Lowe. Morgan and Morgan Publishers (An Institute For Policy Studies Book) 1982.


Box 6
War Resisters League: Guide To War Tax Resistance. WRL:December 1981, First edition. 120 Pages.


Box 6
War Resisters League: Organizers Manual. WRL:1986, Revised edition, 222 pages.


Box 6
In the Teeth of War: Photographic Documentary of the March 26th, 1966, New York City Demonstration Against the War in Vietnam. Text by Dave Dellinger, A.J.Muste, Donald Duncan, Norman Mailer, et al. Published by the Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee. 64 pages.


Box 6
The War Resisters League Honors Ralph DiGia on his 25th Anniversary as a Staff Member. WRL: June 12, 1981.


Box 6
Press Release:


Box 6
"On Wednesday, May 10, ITT and Midtown Manhattan Will Suffer a (Simulated) Saturation Bombing" [Action sponsered by WRL et al] [Black folders with press release and multiple copies of flyers]


Box 6
Posters:



"How Many More Must Die?" November 1969; New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; 17"x22"


Map Case Drawer 10
"At the Grassroots Resistance & Renewal" April 1969; Mark Morris design; 22"x28"


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"Stop the War in Vietnam NOW!" [Picasso print?] 28"x22"


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"Support Black Liberation" Madame Binh Graphics Collective; artist's proof; 22"x28"


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"Peace `69 II" signed by artist; # 49/100; 17"x22"


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"Gulf War Poster" 17"x22"


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"Disarmament. It Is Our Only Defense" War Resisters League; 27"x13"


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"Save Life From Nuclear Disaster" War Resisters League; 19"x25"


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"Your Tax Dollars At Work? Don't Pay!" [with 1953 Eisenhower quote] War Resisters League; 17"x21"


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"It'll Be Great Day When Our Day Care Centers Have All The Money They Need And The Navy Has To Hold A Bake Sale To Buy Battleships" art by B.K. Guillet; War Resisters League; 17"x22"


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"Stop Militarism in Our Schools!" [with quote by Eugene Debs] War Resisters League; 16"x22"


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"Stop Militarism in Our Schools!" art by Peg Averill [with quote by Eugene Debs] War Resisters League; 17"x22"


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"Ugly Americanism" art by Peg Averill; a WIN poster; 11"x16"


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"Gandhi. I Do Not Want Merely Appeal To Your Head I want To Capture Your Heart." art by Ben Shahn; War Resisters League; 11"x17"


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"Stop The Draft--Uncle Sam Wants You Again..." art by Peg Averill; War Resisters League; 17"x22"


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"'Relax...The War's Almost Over.' Bombing Escalates As Troop Withdrawl Continues--News Item" [source?] [newsprint; fragile] three copies; 24"x18"


Map Case Drawer 10
For Peace in Indochina End Military Aid" art by Lucia Vernarelli; Friends Service Committee, et al.; five copies [two signed and numbered by artist] 17"x23


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"Peace Is A Delicate Balance Of All Of Us--Ralph DiGin--25 Years With The War Resisters League" art by Corita; signed by DiGia 17"x24"


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"We Are Filled With Hope For Our World And For Our Children--The Plowhover Eight" art by Corita [signed] 16"x20"


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"A Transfer of Military Budgets To Human Needs. A Freeze And reduction Of Nuclear Weapons" [UN Special Session on Disarmament] art by Giancarlo Impiglia; 1982; Rally Committee; 18"x25"


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"That Man Loves" art by Corita [signed] [Daniel Berrigan quote] three copies; 23"x19"


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"Enjoy 20/20 Foresight" art by Corita [signed] [poem by Sister Claude] 23"x20"


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"Wet and Wild" art by Corita [signed] three copies; 23"x18"


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"Stop The Bombing" art by Corita [signed] two copies; 23"x15"


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"SOLW" art by Corita [signed] [poem by e.e Cummings] 19"x23"


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"U.S. Out Of El Salvador" War Resisters League; 17"x22"


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"Capital Punishment Means Them Without The Capital Get The Punishment" art by Peg Averill; Liberation News Service; War Resisters League; 16"x20"


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"Capital Punishment Means Them Without The Capital Get The Punishment" art by Peg Averill; Liberation News Service; War Resisters League; two copies; 17"x21"


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"No Christmas As Usual" New Mobilization Committee To End The War In Vietnam; twelve copies; 19"x25"


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"Jail Is Just A Kind Of Warehouse For Poor People" art by Peg Averill; Gallery 345; 17"x22"


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Continental Walk For Disarmament and Social Justice" American Friends Service Committee, et al.; October 1976; Typeset and Design by Art For The People; two copies; 17"x22


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"Peace and Jobs--Stop the B-1 Bomber" American Friends Service Committee and Clergy & Laity Concerned; 21"x27"


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"Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America" designed by Claes Oldenburg; production by Sara Seagull and Poster Committee of Artists Call; three copies; 24"x37"


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"Funds For Life Not Death" People Coalition For Peace And Justice; two copies; 17"x22"


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Forgotten Three Mile Island? We haven't!" United Mine Workers, et al.; 22"x28


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On Wednesday, May 10 ITT and Midtown Manhattan Will Suffer a (Simulated) Saturation Bombing" designed by David Bragin; War Resisters League; 22"x17


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"War Prayer" by Mark Twain [excerpt] art by Ben Shahn [newsprint--fragile] 16"x22"


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Vietnamese Letter; poetry by Daniel Berigan; art by Thomas Lewis; oversize phamplet; eight pages, front cover and cardboard back, connected at top; FRAGILE (one copy's covers are starting to separate and the other is seperated); 18"x14"


Map Case Drawer 10
"Guava Bomb" [IT&T Boycott Campaign] War Resisters League and Campaign End The Air War; information flyer; front & back; 9"x12"


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"Dragontooth Bomb" [IT&T Boycott Campaign] War Resisters League and Campaign End The Air War; front and back; information flyer (has been cut); 8"x12"


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"Pineapple Bomb" [IT&T Boycott Campaign] War Resisters League and Campaign End The Air War; front and back; information flyer; 9"x12"


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Jules Feiffer: 1973 Cartoon; three copies; 17"x11"


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"Demonstrate!" [An Exibition of Art That Walks The Line Between Symbolic And Practical Resistance To The Powers That Be] presented by P.A.D.; 11"x17"


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"Heaven Lies About Our Children" by Annihiland; 11"x17"


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"Weeping In The Playtime Of Others" [An exhibition on child abuse and murdered and missing children] Gallery 345; four copies; 9"x22"


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"Peace In America/Peace in Vietnam" art by M.M.; New York Workshop in Nonviolence; 9"x11"


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"Hoover Vacuum Conspiracy" two copies; 8"x11"


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"Flower Power Day" 8"x11"


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"The Air War Goes On. You Can Help Stop It. Mail This Coupon Today" art by David G. Bragin; War Resisters League; two copies; 8"x11"


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Love, Love At The End" art by Corita [signed] ["Pauper Semper: A Non-Encyclical" by Daniel Berrigan] numbered: 68-69-73; 12"x23


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"Breath of Fresh Air" art by Corita [signed] numberd: 68-69-75; 12"x23"


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"Even In The Darkest Times..." art by Corita [signed] [Hanna Arendt quote] numbered E-260; four copies; 23"x12"


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Corita, art [No Title or Quote] [signed] numbered: 68-69-78; 12"x23"


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I Am The Hounded Slave, I mince..." [Walt Whitman quote] art by Corita [signed] Reproduction of 4/12/1965 Newsweek cover and 7/12/1965 Time cover; four copies; 12"x23


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"We Shall Honor Him Not With Useless Mourning..." [quotes by Rose Kennedy and an unnamed student] art by Corita [signed] numbered: 68-69-59; seven copies; 12"x23"


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"Black Is Beautiful" [quotes by Coretta King and Alan Watts] art by Corita [signed] three copies; 12"x23"


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"God Is Alive. Magic Is Alive." [quote by Leonard Cohen] art by Corita [signed] numbered: 68-69-57; seven copies; 12"x23"


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"Why Not Give A Damn About Your Fellow Man" art by Corita [signed] [reproduction of 3/8/1968 Life cover] two copies; 12"x23"


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"Man POW-ER! -- Where Have All The Flowers Gone" art by Corita [signed] three copies; 12"x23"


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"Man POW-ER! -- Where Have All The Flowers Gone" [different design] art by Corita [signed] numbered 68-69-72; 12"x23"


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"I Am The Fat Lady..." art by Corita [signed] [poetry by Joseph P. Pintauro] two copies; 12"x23"


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"The King Is Dead. Love Your Brother." [memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King] art by Corita [signed] three copies; 12"x23"


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"ASSASSINATION..." art by Corita [signed] numbered: 68-69-65; 12"x23"


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"I Recall What Thoreau Said..." art by Corita [signed] [quotes by the Lawyer of Catonsville Nine and Thoreau] two copies; 12"x23"


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Corita, 30 prints seemingly cut in half [all signed]


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"Total Amnesty Now!!" NCUUA [bumper sticker] three copies; 10"x2.5"


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"Lets Not Have Nixon To "Kick Around" anymore" [bumper sticker] three copies (2 green/1 yellow); 15"x4"


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Pen and ink sketch, signed or labeled "Dan Berrigan". 10" x 14"


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Peace Sign; black cut-out cardboard, 12" diameter


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10 photographs, matted, and 27 unmatted, from the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice, July 1983, and the March on the Seneca Army Depot, August 1983.


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Framed Print:


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Lawrence 1912: The Bread and Roses Strike. c.1980 Ralph Fasanella. 33" x 20", framed.


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Subjects
  • Protest movements
  • Social movements

Contributors
  • Corita, 1918-


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