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Finding aid for
Chellis Glendinning Papers, 1890-2008

Finding aid created by William Lovick, Kathleen Dow, 2008-2009Encoded finding aid prepared by Kathleen Dow, 2009

Summary Information
Title: Chellis Glendinning Papers
Creator: Chellis Glendinning
Inclusive dates: 1890-2008
Bulk dates: 1980s-2007
Extent: 12 Linear ft. and 1 portfolio
Abstract:
Papers of activist, author, and licensed psychotherapist who is well-known in the field of ecopsychology and as a critic of the predominance of technology in society. Included are correspondence, manuscript material, photographs, serial publications and books.
Call number: Labadie - Glendinning
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Special Collections Library, Labadie Collection, University of Michigan

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Purchased in 2008

Access Restrictions:

The records are open for research.

Copyright:

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library and the individual copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:

[Item title, folder title, box no.], Chellis Glendinning Papers, Labadie Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Chellis Glendinning (born 18 June 1947) is a European-American author of creative nonfiction, licensed psychotherapist, and political activist. She is noted as a pioneer in the field of ecopsychology and a critic of technological society, having worked with such contemporaries as Jerry Mander, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Kirkpatrick Sale.

She has written five books. Glendinning has also written for a number of journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Orion , CounterPunch , ColdType: The Reader , Alternet , Tikkun , Race , Poverty and the Environment and San Francisco Bay Guardian .

In 2007 Glendinning’s bilingual folk opera De Un Lado Al Otro , written in collaboration with ethnomusicologist Cipriano Vigil, was presented at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Robert Castro directed.

Glendinning graduated from the University of California Berkeley in social sciences in 1969, at which time she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha of California Chapter). She received her Ph.D in psychology from Columbia Pacific University in 1984.

Her Off the Map won the 2000 National Federation of Press Women Book Award in general nonfiction, and Chiva was honored with the same award in 2006. In 1989 she received the New Mexico Council for the Humanities First Times Award for Short Story Writing, and was named Best Local Writer by the Río Grande Sun of Española , New Mexico in 2000 and 2003.

In 1997 Glendinning won the Río Arriba County’s Zero Injustice Award for her "courageous stand in support of the customs, culture, and traditions of the Native American and Indo-Hispano people of northern New Mexico."

"Chellis Glendinning." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 15 Feb 2009, 17:10 UTC. 17 Feb 2009.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of activist, author, and licensed psychotherapist Chellis Glendinning who is well-known in the field of ecopsychology and as a critic of the predominance of technology in society. Included are correspondence, manuscript material, photographs, serial publications and books.

The Correspondence series consists of letters from family, friends, and colleagues from the 1970s through 2008. Also included is a section of letters that focus on Glendinning's books. Newspaper and magazine clippings, flyers and broadsides related to the author's activities may be found in the Ephemera series.

Manuscript Material consists of notes and drafts of lectures, notes and research on a variety of projects, and material related to Glendinning's opera, De Un Lado al Otro, written in 2006 with Cipriano Vigil. Personal photographs and correspondence, make up the Family and Subject Files , which also holds early creative works as well as Glendinning's high school year book.

The Diaries series is made up of twenty of personal journals and diaries covering the years 1955-1978, while the Photographs series contains images of New Mexico, and Glendinning's childhood, family, travel, conferences, and friends.

The audiocassette tapes, compact discs, videotapes, and one DVD in the Audiovisual series document the author's lectures and paper presentations, complemented by several lectures by colleagues. The final two series, Serial Publications and Books , are comprised of issues of journals containing articles by Glendinning and copies of her books Off the Map: an Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy (2002) and Waking Up in the Nuclear Age (1987).

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Chimayo (N.M.)
    • Alienation (Social psychology)
    • Authors, American |-- 20th century.
    • Political activists -- United States.
    • Nature -- Psychological aspects.
    • Human ecology -- Psychological aspects.
    • Civilization, Modern -- 20th century -- Psychological aspects.
    • Technology -- Social aspects.
    Genre Terms:
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts
    • Audiocassettes
    • Compact discs
    • Video recordings
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Correspondence [series]:

    Consists of letters from family, friends, and colleagues from the 1970s through 2008. Also included is a section of letters that focus on Glendinning's books.

    Box   1  
    Personal letters, A-R (various dates)
    Box   2  
    Personal letters, S-Z (various dates)
    Box   2  
    Personal letters, general (late 1970s-2008)
    Box   3  
    Personal letters, general, (2006 2008)
    Box   3  
    Letters re: books (1987-2008)
     
    Ephemera [series]:

    Newspaper and magazine clippings, flyers and broadsides related to the author's activities may be found in the Ephemera series.

    Box   3  
    Press and events, clippings, flyers, brochures, (1973-1990)
    Box   4  
    Press and events, clippings, flyers, brochures, (1991-2008)
     
    Manuscript Material [series]:

    Contains notes and drafts of lectures, notes and research on a variety of projects, and material related to Glendinning's opera, De Un Lado al Otro, written in 2006 with Cipriano Vigil.

    Box   4  
    Lecture notes (1983-2008)
     
    Project notes
    Box   5  
    Atomic Culture Collection , (ca. 1980s-1990s)
    Box   5  
    China's Cell Tower Fights, (ca. 2006)
    Box   5  
    KUNM-FM Bolivia, (2007) (includes 4 CD-Rs)
    Box   5  
    KUNM-FM news commentaries, (2006-2007)
    Box   5  
    Luddite.com , (2006-2008)
    Box   5  
    Opera De Un Lado al Otro : Lensic, (2007)
    Box   5  
    Opera De Un Lado al Otro : post-Lensic reunites, (2007)
    Box   5  
    Opera De Un Lado al Otro : misc., (2006--2008) (includes 2 CD-Rs)
    Box   5  
    Proposals, various drafts,  undated
    Box   5  
    Radiation Culture manuscript, with photographs, negatives, and slides for article published in Propaganda Review (no. 3, Winter 1988)
    Box   5  
    Silent Wireless Spring: the Case Against Electrosmog , unpublished anthology, edited by CG, (ca. 2000s)
    Box   5  
    The Stones of My Coming: Essays, Stories, and Poems , unpublished anthology, (undated) (2 folders)
    Box   5  
    Unpublished articles, (undated) (2 folders)
    Box   5  
    Unpublished stories, ( ca. 1970s-2000s and undated)
    Box   5  
    Writing Process Revealed , various drafts (undated)
     
    Family and Subject Files [series]:

    Personal photographs and correspondence, make up the Family and Subject Files, which also holds early creative works as well as Glendinning's high school year book.

    Box   5  
    "My Mother," photographs, micro-cassette/audio/video tapes, correspondence, printed material, and clippings/ephemera, (late 19thc.-1985) (1 -- 2 of 6 folders)
    Box   6  
    "My Mother," photographs, micro-cassette, audio, video tapes, correspondence, printed material, clippings and ephemera, (ca. late 19thc.-1985) (3 -- 6 of 6 folders)
     
    "New Mexico: land grants, Mexicanos, farming, etc.," clippings, audio tapes (1 cassette and 17 microcassettes), notes, and correspondence, (ca. 1990-2000s) (7 folders)
     
    Personal (2 folders)
    Box   6  
    Art projects, mythic comic book at  3012 Brook Street, Oakland, CA, (1971-1974)
    Box   6  
    Mr. Pimto , 3 small tape-bound booklets of illustrated stories by CG and Bobbi Birleffi, (1979-1980)
    Box   6  
    Spiral-bound notebooks containing short stories by CG, (undated) (2 notebooks)
    Box   6  
    Tape-bound booklets, illustrated stories by CG, (undated) (2 booklets)
    Box   6  
    Specularia, Hathaway-Brown School high school yearbook, Shaker Heights, Ohio, (1965)
     
    Diaries [series]:

    Twenty of personal journals and diaries covering the years 1955-1978.

    Box   7  
     1955-1978 (20 volumes)
     
    Photographs [series]:

    Contains images of New Mexico, and Glendinning's childhood, family, travel, conferences, and friends.

    Box   8  
    New Mexico (1986-2008) (4 folders)
    Box   8  
    Various, including childhood, family, travel, conferences, friends, college, etc., (ca. 1940-2000s) (10 folders)
     
    Audiovisual [series]:

    Documents the author's lectures and paper presentations, complemented by several lectures by colleagues.

     
    Audiocassettes
    Box   9  
    Eco [Psi]/Environmental justice (15 tapes)
    Box   9  
    Empire/The Goddess/Other stuff (6 tapes and 1 microcassette)
    Box   9  
    Nuclear issues: radio interviews and conference lectures (15 tapes)
    Box   9  
    Other Peoples Stuff (50 tapes)
    Box   9  
    Technology: Luddite/NPR interview with CG and Marvin Minsky, (1990) (9 tapes)
     
    Compact Discs
    Box   9  
    "A Map (From the Old Connecticut Path to the Rio Grande Valley and All the Meaning In-between)," lecture given by CG for the 19th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures in Salisbury, Conn., (1999). (1 disc, 1 booklet)
    Box   9  
    Bolivia/Eco [Psi]/Environmental justice (4 discs)
    Box   9  
    Eco [Psi]/Place, etc. (4 discs)
    Box   9  
    Other Peoples Stuff' (2 discs)
     
    Visual media
    Box   10  
    Untitled, incomplete film with CG, made by Lisa Grinnell, (mid-1990s) (6 30-minute tapes, 5 large-format Betacam master broadcast tapes and 1 letter)
    Box   10  
    Professional and amateur productions of lectures, private functions, etc., (1980s-1990s) (17 VHS tapes)
    Box   10  
    The Personal is Political, the Collective Psychological, the Unknown Known, lecture given at the 9th International Conference of Science and Consciousness, (2007) (1 DVD)
     
    Serial Publications [series]:

    Comprised of issues of journals and magazines containing articles by Chellis Glendinning

    Box   11  
    Art
    Box   11  
    Civilization and Empire
    Box   11  
    Drugs
    Box   11  
    Ecopsychology
    Box   11  
    Elmwood Institute
    Box   11  
    Feminism (2 bags)
    Box   11  
    Holistic healing
    Box   11  
    Interviews (2 bags)
    Box   11  
    Mexicanos
    Box   11  
    Native
    Box   11  
    Northern New Mexico
    Box   12  
    Nuclear (3 bags)
    Box   12  
    Poetry and Short stories
    Box   12  
    Technology (2 bags)
    Box   12  
    Techne, (vol. 1, no. 1, Fall 1998) (oversize)
    Box   12  
    La Herencia del Norte, (vol. 24, Winter 1999) (oversize)
     
    Books [series]:

    Contains two of the numerous monographs authored by Glendinning.

    Box   12  
    Glendinning, Chellis, Off the Map: an Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy . Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, c2002
    Box   12  
    Glendinning, Chellis, Waking Up in the Nuclear Age . Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, c1987
     
    Oversize material [series]:
      Portfolio  
    Photographs, posters, clippings and ephemera, various dates (22 items)