Table Of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Events 1974-2002, Undated

Series 2: Biographical 1956-1995, Undated

Series 3: Capital District Anti-Nuclear Alliance/Albany Peace and Energy Council 1979-1992, Undated

Series 4: Subject Files for research 1967-1998, Undated

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THOMAS NATTELL PAPERS, (APAP-191), 1956-2002




Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Nattell Papers
Date: 1956-2002
Physical Characteristics: 12.1 cubic ft.
Abstract: The Thomas Nattell papers document the life of a mental health worker and political activist active during the 1980s and 1990s in Albany, New York. He created and participated in organizations like the Albany Peace and Energy Council (APEC) and the Three Guys From Albany poetry troupe. He also acted as promoter and event coordinator for movie showings, poetry open mics and an annual 24-hour poetry reading alongside a coinciding international postcard art event. Nattell used poetry and other arts to advance world peace, anti-nuclear power and proliferation, and environmental issues. This collection contains videos of events, photographs, scrapbooks full of art and poetry mailed from around the world to Nattell, subject files with research on topics related to his professional work as well as his activism, poetry, correspondence, and clippings.
Storage: The materials are located on-site in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Thomas "Tom" Cole Nattell was born in 1950. He lived his life entirely in Albany, New York aside from a short period during his childhood. He received a B.A. in Anthropology in 1974, a M.A. in Anthropology in 1976 and a M.S.W. in 1979 all from the State University of New York at Albany. He worked as a research associate for the New York State Council on Children and Families and other positions until settling in 1988 at the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) as a program coordinator and as a Research Scientist III until the end of his life.

Nattell was widely known as a poet and environmentalist. His activism dates back to the 1960s, when he started a sit-in at Albany High School gymnasium demanding a Black Studies program. He used poetry and protest gatherings to support issues including AIDS awareness, environmentalism, anti-nuclear proliferation, Native American rights and pacifism. He was a member of many organizations apart from his work at the NYS OMH. Nattell was a founding member of the Capital District Anti-Nuclear Alliance (CDANA) which later became the Albany Peace and Energy Council (APEC), a member of the poetry group “Three Guys from Albany,” a promoter and events coordinator for performances by the Bread and Puppet Circus. Nattell promoted other events, including readings at the New York State Writers Institute, and founded Open Mic poetry nights at the now-closed QE2 club on Central Avenue in Albany, New York. He created an annual 24-hour poetry reading and APEC fund-raiser that occurred for a decade called the “Readings Against the End of the World” (RAEW). Nattell authored many letters to the editor and was a frequent commentator on local issues in regional newspapers like the Albany Times Union and the Knickerbocker News, and eventually wrote his own column called "The Simple Life" in the alternative news weekly magazine Metroland.

Nattell died at age 52 in 2005 of throat cancer, survived by his long time friend and partner Mary Anne Winslow, a son and daughter and two brothers.

Source: Grondahl, Paul. "Rebel poet nears final stanza." Albany Times Union. 16 January 2005.

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Scope and Content Information

This collection contains videos of events, photographs, scrapbooks full of art and poetry mailed from around the world to Nattell for display during events, subject files with research on topics related to his professional work as well as his activism, poetry, correspondence with politicians, business owners and poets, resumes, magazines, promotional material, and more. While Nattell was widely known as a poet, only a few samples of his poetry are present in the collection: “Hiroshima” and the “Columbus Day fantasies”. This collection provides insight into day-to-day life of a mental health coordinator, event organization in Albany, activism and event coverage in the media, and the early “green” environmentalist movement. It features correspondence with prominent individuals such as poets Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, as well as Albany Mayor Thomas M Whalen III. The collection also contains information on CDANA/APEC, a small 501 (c) council with many official newsletters and press releases regarding environmental and political causes.

Please note that dates reflect date of use where possible or date of publication. Not all dates are inclusive.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Events, 1974-2002, Undated. 7.3 cubic ft.
Series 2 - Biographical, 1956-1995, Undated. 2.05 cubic ft.
Series 3 - Capital District Anti-Nuclear Association, Albany Peace and Energy Council, 1979-1992, Undated. .5 cubic ft.
Series 4 - Subject Files, 1967-1998, Undated. 2.25 cubic ft.

Series 1 is arranged alphabetically. In the case of duplicate titles, chronological order is also used. Series 2 is arranged alphabetically, and in the case of duplicate titles, chronologically. Series 3 is arranged chronologically. Series 4 is arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted. Please note there is material containing adult content in Series 1.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Atwood, Margaret, 1939- .
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Golub, Neil.
Nattell, Thomas Cole, 1950-2002.
Schumann, Peter, 1934- .
Sherman, Margot Lee.
Waldman, Anne, 1945- .
Whalen III, Thomas M., 1934-2002.

Corporate Bodies

Albany Peace and Energy Council
Bread and Puppet Theater.
Capital District Anti-Nuclear Association
Coalition to Keep Albany's Name Nuclear Free.
New York (State). Office of Mental Health.
New York (State). Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
New York State Writers Institute.
Price Chopper Corporation.
State University of New York at Albany.
State University of New York at Albany. School of Social Welfare.

Subjects

AIDS (Disease)--New York (State)--New York--Prevention.
Cold War in popular culture.
Cold War--Poetry.
Cold War--Press coverage--United States.
Community theater.
Environmentalism--New York (State)--New York.
Environmentalism.
Nuclear nonproliferation.
Nuclear warfare.
Poetry--20th century.
Poetry.

Places

Albany County (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Black-and-White Negatives
Clippings
Correspondence
Fanzines
Files by Subject
Galley proofs
Journals (Periodicals)
Magazines (Periodicals)
Newsletters
Notes
Photographs
Postcards
Press releases
Scrapbooks
Stickers
VHS (TM)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Thomas Nattell Papers, 1956-2002. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Nattell Papers).

Acquisition Information

Thomas Nattell donated the records in January of 2005.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Samuel Braden
Date: © 2011 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: -

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Container List

Series 1: Events, 1974-2002, Undated 7.3 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains documents related to events in the Albany, New York region. It contains correspondence, photographs, negatives, promotional materials, press clippings, fliers and posters, poems, newsletters, and handwritten notes. Notable groups, institutions and individuals mentioned in this series include: Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, the Bread and Puppet Circus, the New York State Writers Institute, the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and the 10-year annual event Readings Against the End of the World (RAEW). Nattell was involved in the creation, promotion and coordination of most of these events. Oversized materials in this series include scrapbooks which hold assorted art and poems that were mailed in and displayed ca. 1980-1995. Also included are scrapbooks containing photographs of readers at the Readings Against the End of the World.
Box Folder
1 1 Albany Arts Decentralization/Albany People's Poetry: clippings, applications, galleys, September 23, 1987-May 1989
Oversized Folder
1 1 Albany First Night: map, magazine, December 25, 1994 December 24, 1995 December 29, 1996 Undated
Box Folder
1 2 Albany People's Poetry: photos, fliers, correspondence, November 23, 1982-March 15, 1988 Undated
3 Albany People's Poetry: press releases, flyer, Undated
Video-Tape
1 American Playhouse, TS Eliott, "In America", June 1989
Box Folder
1 4 Amnesty International (Albany Chapter): correspondence, November 11, 1987-Winter 1988/1989
Video-Tape
2 Amnesty International rally against the death penalty, May 23, 1989
Oversized Folder
1 2 Assorted Events: Anne Waldman, Open Mic for Poets, "Huitzika", "Brigadistas", "The Door": posters, clippings, May 1985-November 11,1996 Undated
Box Folder
1 5 Assorted Events including Maurice Kenney: fliers, clippings, 1983-1984 1990 Undated
6 Assorted Events: fliers, brochures, clippings, February 14, 1993 August 1993
7 Assorted Events including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom's Trash, Earth Day 1995: fliers, photocopies, Undated
8 "The Atomic Café" film showing: promotional material, March 15, 1982-July 7, 1982 Undated
9 Bread and Puppet Theater "Columbus: The New World Order": clippings, playbill, March 1, 1981 April 18, 1991 April 25, 1991 Spring 1991
10 Bread and Puppet Theater "Columbus Trilogy": clippings, contracts, sheet music, November 1983-April 1, 1991 Undated
11 Bread and Puppet Theater "The Door": correspondence, clippings, November 12 , 1984 May 17, 1985 Undated
12 Bread and Puppet Theater "The End Falls before the Beginning": promotional material, correspondence, news clippings, November 4, 1979-August 9, 1993 Undated
13 Bread and Puppet Theater "The End Falls before the Beginning" "Travelling Circus": clippings, correspondence, September 2, 1983-September 16, 1993 Undated
14 Bread and Puppet Theater "Fly or Die": clippings, photos, March 17, 1988-May 5, 1994 Undated
15 Bread and Puppet Theater "Hunger of the Hungry": correspondence, promotional material, clippings, May 14, 1986-September 6, 1986 Undated
16 Bread and Puppet Theater/ Margo Lee Sherman play: clippings, photos, correspondence, July 4, 1974-May 23, 1984 Undated
17 Bread and Puppet Theater "Our Domestic Circus 1989" event schedule, Undated
18 Bread and Puppet Theater: clippings, contact information, August 3, 1987-March 17, 1988 Undated
19 Bread and Puppet Theater "The Same Boat: the Passion of Chico Mendes": photos, press releases, music, July 1983-August 27, 1989 Undated
20 Bread and Puppet Theater: photographs, Undated
21 "Brigadista" play: promotional material, contracts, correspondence, March 28, 1990-September 1991 Undated
22 Columbus Day Rallies: press releases, fliers, clippings, August 4, 1992-October 14, 1992 Undated
23 Community Poetry Grant and Capital District Arts Decentralization: application, tax forms, fliers, April 8, 1988-October 1, 1989 Undated
24 Community Voice Event: galley proofs, Undated
25 Community Voice Reading Series: correspondence, photos, clippings, July 2, 1991-September 1, 1993
26 Correspondence regarding events: RAEW, Poets in the Park, Peace Post, February 20, 1986-March 2, 1993 Undated
27 "Dead End Kids: A Story of Nuclear Power" film distributor's packet, September 24, 1986-March, 1987 Undated
28 "Disarming Images: Art for Nuclear Disarmament": art installation, letter cancelling Bread and Puppet performance, May 20, 1985 Undated
29 Downtown Underground News Television Show: press releases, news clippings, February 2, 1989 February 9, 1989 November 24, 1989 Undated
Video-Tape
3 Downtown Underground News #2: Peace Post, Everydog, golf course, USS Albany, Babysphere, Infinity Road, Anne Waldman, 29 minutes, December 1989
Video-Tape
4 DUN 1 (Downtown Underground News #1), January 1989
Box Folder
1 30 Earth Day 1995: clippings, fliers, correspondence, January 10, 1995 February 6, 1995 March 8, 1995 March 10, 1995
31 Earth Post, RAEW: fliers, schedules, galley proofs, 1986-1993 Undated
32 Earth Poems: poems hung on display, 1992-1993 Undated
33 Earth Poems: poems hung on display, 1993 Undated
Box Folder
2 2 Earth Poems: scrapbook , Undated
Box Folder
1 34 Earth Poems: submission request, clippings, May 27, 1994 Undated
35 Earth Post 1991: clippings, mailing list, March 15, 1990-May 27, 1990 Undated
Box Folder
8 1 Earth Post: scrapbook 1, Undated
2 Earth Post: scrapbook 2, Undated
Box Folder
9 3 Earth Post: scrapbook 3, Undated
4 Earth Post: scrapbook 4, Undated
Box Folder
1 36 Ed Sanders reading and book signing at the QE2, 1995: clippings, April 1995
Video-Tape
6 The 8th Anniversary Poetry open mic at QE2, March 1995
Box Folder
1 38 Festival of the Arts for Peace: meeting minutes, news clippings, budget, December 3, 1980-December 23, 1982
39 Festival of the Arts for Peace 1983: schedule, press releases, notes, September 23, 1982-May 17, 1983 Undated
40 First Night: correspondence, guides, promotional materials, December 31, 1988-November 16, 1996 Undated
41 Floor plans for venues: Halfmoon Café, QE2, Page Hall, etc, Undated
42 "From Hitler to M-X" promotional photography and materials, Undated
43 "Gangsters" play by Maishe Maponya at Page Hall: clippings, correspondence, fliers, December 7, 1984-November 14, 1986 Undated
Video-Tape
5 General Electric Philmont original footage, August 5, 1987
Oversized Folder
1 3 Ginsberg, Allen: posters, clippings, November 29, 1990-December 26, 1990 Undated
Box Folder
1 44 Ginsberg, Allen readings at the QE2, Writers Institute: correspondence, news clippings, February 1, 1986-December 20, 1990 Undated
Video-Tape
7 Ginsberg, Allen and Janine Vega, QE2 benefit, November, 1990
Video-Tape
8 Golf course Nattell, May 30, 1988
Video-Tape
9 Golf course Nattell, Undated
Box Folder
1 45 Ground Zero Week: correspondence, schedules, press materials, February 18, 1982-May 25, 1982 Undated
46 Ground Zero Week: clippings, April 9, 1982-April 26, 1982
Oversized Folder
1 4 Ground Zero Week, The Nuclear Nightmare of Children: posters, April 18, 1982 Undated
Box Folder
1 47 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Anniversary: press releases, clippings, schedules, August 7, 1987-August 7, 1995
48 Holman, Bob: portfolio, photographs, negatives, writing samples, November 1991 June 19, 1995 August 21, 1996 Undated
49 Horowitz, Mikhail: clippings, photographs, correspondence, April 11, 1985-May 22, 1991
50 Hudson Valley Writers Guild: correspondence, newsletters, press releases , February 1988-March 1988 July 1991-August 1991
51 Huitzika: press releases, photographs, fliers, clippings, notes, February 10, 1987-November 12, 1987 Undated
Video-Tape
10 Hudson Valley Writers Guild censorship meeting, Market Theater, Christine Miles, Les Urtouch, Paul Weinman, Mark Mischler, Judy Johnson, Peter Clough, November 5, 1989
Video-Tape
11 Illegible title, Undated
Video-Tape
12 Indigenous Day march and rally, Meldnic Printop Hope Albany, NY, October 12, 1992
Box Folder
1 52 "In our Hands" film showing, 1983: press releases, correspondence, clippings, July 3 1983-December 12, 1983 Undated
Box Folder
2 1 International Mail Art Exhibit (Peaceworks): submissions. Contains adult material., May 21, 1988-October 24, 1995 Undated
Video-Tape
13 Late PM tick- Rothenberg, Undated
Video-Tape
14 Love canal rally, Capitol-gov. mansion, 1989-09-15
Box Folder
2 2 "Love thy Neighborhood convention": schedule, Undated
Video-Tape
15 Lundz, Diane early bm, wandering shots 1987, 1987
Box Folder
2 3 "A Matter of Struggle," film showing: press releases, correspondence, clippings, poster, April 13, 1983-June 3, 1986 Undated
Video-Tape
16 Newport News, Undated
Box Folder
2 4 Newspaper clippings about events, April 23, 1984-April 21, 1994
5 Ninth Street theater: correspondence, press releases, December 26, 1989 May 28, 1990
6 "Nuclear Capital District" talk by Nattell: APEC newsletters, notes, galley proofs, projections, clippings, Summer 1986 Summer 1987
Video-Tape
17 Ollie North Day, Undated
Box Folder
2 7 "Ollie North Day" and "Brian Wilson and the Death Train": video presentation: flyer, Undated
8 Open Mic for Poets: fliers, press releases, photographs, April 28, 1997-April 30, 1997 Undated
Video-Tape
18 Peace Post, Undated
Video-Tape
19 Peace Post II, Undated
Video-Tape
20 Peace Post master, Undated
Box Folder
2 9 Peace Post: press release, names and addresses, February 29, 1992 Undated
10 Peace Post: press release, notebook, Undated
11 Peaceworks galleys and events: correspondence, press releases, reports, administrative documents, October 27, 1983-October 30, 1990 Undated
12 Photocopied photographs, Undated
Oversized Folder
1 5 Poets in the Park 1998: poster, clippings, July 9, 1998 July 10, 1998 Undated
Box Folder
2 13 Poets Action against AIDS: posters, clippings, contact lists, November 26, 1980-November 29,1998 Undated
14 Poets in the Park: grant application, budget lists, 501 (c), November 23, 1982-November 20, 1990 Undated
15 Poets in the Park and other poetry events: press releases, 501 (c) forms, correspondence, May 2, 1986-September 28, 1990 Undated
16 Poetry Motel Foundation: grant application 1998, resume, clippings, correspondence, May 26, 1986-September 19, 1997 Undated
17 Poets in the Park: photos, correspondence, press releases, permit application, posters, July 18, 1990-June 27, 1999 Undated
18 Poets in the Park (2000-2002) posters, correspondence, sponsors, report, photographs, July 4, 2000 July 29, 2001 May 12, 2002 June 25, 2002
19 Poetry Motel Foundation: community arts connection: calendar, interim report, correspondence, November 21, 1997-June 15, 1998 Undated
20 Poet Profiles and Information including Maurice Kenny, Lyn Lifshin, James Keller, April 9, 1982-March 23, 1998 Undated
21 Porter, Bern: photographs, posters, clippings, press releases, October 9, 1984 October- November 1989
22 QE2 Halloween Poets' Open Mic Mark Smith 1995: clippings, poster, March 3, 1995 October 26, 1995 October 30, 1995 Undated
Video-Tape
21 Quincy Troupe at Livingston Middle School, October 18, 1991
Video-Tape
22 Readings 1986 editor, 1986
Video-Tape
23 RAEW 1986, 1986
Box Folder
2 23 RAEW: news clippings, April 23, 1984-May 28, 1992
Box Folder
10 1 RAEW: photo scrapbook 1, Undated
2 RAEW: photo scrapbook 2, Undated
3 RAEW: photo scrapbook 3, Undated
Box Folder
2 24 RAEW: phone bank lists, press releases, April 29, 1984-April 29, 1997 Undated
25 RAEW: reading pledges, press releases, April 29, 1984-November 14, 1988 Undated
26 RAEW: assorted materials: correspondence, clippings, readings schedule, April 29, 1985-May 4, 1985 Undated
27 RAEW and assorted events: clippings, calendar, press releases, May 3, 1985-April 30, 1991 Undated
28 RAEW: schedules, correspondence, clippings, minutes, January 19, 1986-April 17, 1989 Undated
29 RAEW: correspondence, materials, participants list, graphic design, fliers, March 18, 1986-April 29, 1989 Undated
Video-Tape
24 RAEW 1987, 1987
Video-Tape
25 Readings 87 Tape 2, 1987
Video-Tape
26 Readings 87, #4, 1987
Video-Tape
27 RAEW #2, 1988
Video-Tape
28 RAEW #3, 1988
Video-Tape
29 RAEW #4, 1988
Video-Tape
30 RAEW #5, 1988
Video-Tape
31 RAEW #6, 1988
Video-Tape
32 RAEW #7, 1988
Video-Tape
33 RAEW #9, 1988
Video-Tape
34 RAEW 89 #1, 1989
Video-Tape
35 RAEW 89 #2, 1989
Video-Tape
36 RAEW 89 #3, 1989
Video-Tape
37 RAEW 89 #4, 1989
Video-Tape
38 RAEW 89 #5, children's hour, 1989
Video-Tape
39 RAEW 89 #6, 1989
Video-Tape
40 RAEW 89 #7, 1989
Video-Tape
41 RAEW 89 #8, 1989
Video-Tape
42 RAEW 90 #1, April 28, 1990
Video-Tape
43 RAEW 90 #2, 1990
Video-Tape
44 RAEW 90 #3, 1990
Video-Tape
45 RAEW 90 #4, 1990
Video-Tape
46 RAEW 90 #5 10:15 am., 1990
Video-Tape
47 RAEW 90 #6, 1990
Video-Tape
48 RAEW 90 #7, 1990
Video-Tape
49 RAEW 90 #8, 1990
Video-Tape
50 RAEW end of, 1990
Video-Tape
51 RAEW 1990 Mailing, 1990
Video-Tape
52 RAEW 91 #1, 1991
Video-Tape
53 RAEW 91 #2, 1991
Video-Tape
54 RAEW 91 #3, 1991
Video-Tape
55 RAEW 91 #4, 1991
Video-Tape
56 RAEW 91 #5, 1991
Video-Tape
57 RAEW 91 #6, 1991
Video-Tape
58 RAEW 91 #7, 1991
Video-Tape
59 RAEW 91 #9, 1991
Video-Tape
60 RAEW 91 #10, 1991
Oversized Folder
1 6 RAEW 1992 poster, Undated
Video-Tape
61 RAEW 1992 #1, 1992
Video-Tape
62 RAEW 1992 #2, 1992
Video-Tape
63 RAEW 1992 #3, 1992
Video-Tape
64 RAEW 1992 #4, 1992
Video-Tape
65 RAEW 1992 #5, 1992
Video-Tape
66 RAEW 1992 #6, 1992
Video-Tape
67 RAEW 1992 #7, 1992
Video-Tape
68 RAEW 1992 #8, 1992
Video-Tape
69 RAEW 1992 #9, 1992
Video-Tape
70 RAEW 1992 #10, 1992
Video-Tape
71 RAEW 1992 #11, 1992
Box Folder
2 30 RAEW: endorsements, correspondence, clippings, January 20, 1987-February 3, 1992 Undated
31 RAEW: photographs, April 1987-May 21, 1987 Undated
32 RAEW: poems, opening dedication, groundswell journal, Spring 1987-April 27, 1991 Undated
33 RAEW: reading pledges, income calculations, October 12, 1987 Undated
34 RAEW press releases for 1998, 1992 events, Undated
35 RAEW Programs 1989-1993, Undated
36 RAEW: pledges, receipt, press release, income calculations, pledge tally, May 5, 1989-December 22, 1990 Undated
37 RAEW: Volunteers list and schedule for readings, 1989-1993 Undated
38 RAEW: sponsor and donation list, phone prompts, income calculations, 1989 May 5, 1991 November 20, 1991
39 RAEW: pledge collection form letters, May 5, 1990 December 22, 1990
40 RAEW: galley proofs, press releases, May 1, 1992 1993 Undated
41 RAEW 1993: poster, press release, Undated
Video-Tape
72 Readings: Henson/Calhoun, Undated
Oversized Folder
1 7 RAEW: time sheets for readings, Undated
Box Folder
2 42 "Rising from the Ashes" Hiroshima and Nagasaki days event: clippings, photographs, promotional materials, May 28, 1981-August 9, 1988 Undated
43 Rothenberg, Jerome: press release, Undated
Video-Tape
73 RONGS 88 editor track, Undated
Box Folder
8 1 Save Planet Earth International Mail Art Exhibit: scrapbook, Undated
Video-Tape
74 Shots of Albany NC- 1300, Undated
Box Folder
2 44 Six Sundays at 3: correspondence, clippings, press release, June 7, 1990-July 22, 1990 Undated
Video-Tape
75 SJC "Awards not Swords" dinner, October 30, 1988
Video-Tape
76 SJC tape - interview, Undated
Video-Tape
77 SPC TV Jacobs dub w/ Father Bauer added, March 12, 1989
Video-Tape
78 Stone Rally, Golf Course, June 3, 1989 June 30, 1989
Box Folder
2 45 Sun Day 1992: correspondence, supporter lists, statement of principles and goals, August 27, 1991 September 20, 1991 November 16, 1991 Undated
46 Three guys from Albany: March/April 1994 performance schedule, Undated
47 Tom's Trash: press release, April 1, 1995 Undated
Video-Tape
79 Universal declaration human rights, Undated
Video-Tape
80 Untitled Cassette, Undated
Video-Tape
81 Untitled Cassette, Undated
Video-Tape
82 Untitled Cassette, 1987
Video-Tape
83 USS Albany Protest, June 1987
Box Folder
2 48 USS Albany Protest: clippings, letterhead, press releases, correspondence, December 23, 1986-July 2, 1990
49 Vega/Hanson: photographs, negatives, clippings, correspondence, January 26, 1986-January 30, 1990 Undated
50 Vend'art: correspondence, earth post 1993 poster, October 31, 1988 Undated
Video-Tape
84 Waldman, Anne with Michael Eck and Scott Smith at the QE2, 29:50, October 7, 1989
Box Folder
2 51 Waldman, Anne QE2 performance, Writers Institute: correspondence, clippings, photographs, sponsor's report, January 24, 1989-November 13, 1996 Undated
Video-Tape
85 Watervliet Arsenal, Undated
Box Folder
2 52 "Women for America, For the World" documentary showing: receipts, correspondence, clippings, July/August 1987 September 1, 1987 Undated
53 "Words in Situ" spoken word series: correspondence, clippings, photographs, posters, July 6, 1988-March 10, 1988 Undated
54 "Words in Situ" spoken word series: fliers, contract, correspondence, event calendar, December 31, 1988 January 3, 1989 July 1, 1989 Undated
55 Why the Death Penalty is Wrong: event flier, Undated
56 Zaloom, Paul "Theater of Trash": photos, clippings, press releases, calendar, biography, January 16, 1982-May 15, 1987
Series 2: Biographical, 1956-1995, Undated 2.05 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains documents related to Nattell’s personal, educational and occupational life. It contains a small number of poems by Nattell, photographs, correspondence, articles authored by Nattell, scholarly articles used during his education and newspaper clippings that are by, about, or mention him. Notable topics in this series include his research on the multiply-disabled and community support systems (CSS). Also included are Income Maintenance Training Evaluation forms and documents from the University at Albany’s School of Social Welfare prepared by Nattell.
Box Folder
3 1 12 Days of Christmas: list, Undated
2 "A Day on the Ward", Undated
3 Activates of Daily Living (ADL) Study: article, Undated
Oversized Folder
1 8 "Advocate" newsletter, October 1979
Box Folder
3 4 Advocate groups: list of psychiatric inmates' organization: advocate newsletter, October 1979 February 16, 1980 Undated
5 Adult activity index: a pilot study of the community adjustment index, June 1978
6 "An Analysis of the Effects of Previous Social Work Experience on the Values of Beginning MSW students", November 23, 1977
7 Articles by Nattell: "Repatriation Study", "CARA Club: Policies and Procedures, Ideology and Integration in a Community Mental Health Organization", "The CARA Club: a Psycho-Social club", Undated
Box Folder
1 9 Articles by or about Nattell, April 31, 1979-April 30, 1997 Undated
Box Folder
3 8 "Basic Principles of Art Therapy" article by Dee Carroll, Undated
9 Birthday cards from Nattell's mother, Undated
10 Budget requests for a study of housing in Albany's South End, November 17, 1995
11 "The Call for a Management Stance" article by Jerry S. Turem, September 1974
12 "The Capital District Psychiatric Club", October 6, 1976
13 CARA Club: notes, research materials, schedules, referral procedure", Fall 1976-August 5, 1980 Undated
14 CARA Club: goals, news clippings, service group definition, January 30, 1979 March 26, 1979 Fall-Winter 1979-1980 Undated
15 "The Core Service Agency Concept: Implications for Future Planning and Legislation" by Judith E. Clark Turner and Cille Kennedy, August 1979
16 "Catij: A New Sociometric and its Application to a Prison Living Unity" article by Peter Killworth and H. Russell Bernard, Winter 1974
17 "Client Analysis and the Planning of Public Programs" article by Janet S. Reiner, Everett Reimer and Thomas A. Reiner, Undated
18 Community articles and notes, Undated
19 "Community Development Programs Serving the Urban Poor" by Charles F. Grosser, July 1963
20 "Community Health Evaluation Checklist - Lancaster House": evaluation, January 12, 1979
21 Community housing evaluation checklist, February 1979 November 1979
22 Community mental health research articles, 1973 March 1977 February 1980 Undated
23 "Community Resources and Protective Service Work in Child Welfare" by Steven I. Pflanczer, February 1975-May 1975
24 Community support system: case management approach in Alabama, Undated
25 Community support system: documents and papers regarding minorities, November 5, 1979-Novemeber 9, 1979
26 Community support system and community support project: documents, management plan, contract renewal, description of program, 1980-1981 Undated
27 Community support system: evaluation forms, database printouts, February 15, 1979-June 1, 1979 Undated
28-29 Community support system and Office of Mental Health: quarterly report to the legislature, grant information, psychiatric center profile, adjustment index, July 1, 1978-November 8, 1978 Undated
30 Community support system: guidelines for year 3 progress report and year 4 program development plan, June 1980 Undated
31 Community support system: third year plan by Susan Steindorff, November 15, 1979
32 Community support project: third year progress report, Undated
33 Correspondence: assorted, November 14, 1981 April 26, 1982
34 Correspondence with officials regarding nuclear evacuation, March 16, 1983-March 17, 1983 Undated
35 Court documents: subpoena, deposition from police, traffic court document, November 13, 1985 Undated
36 Cultural Influences on Mental Illness articles, November 1977 November 1978
37 "Deinstitutionalization: A Cultural Perspective" paper by Nattell, one issue of Ripple newsletter, October 1979 Undated
38 "Deinstitutionalization: A Cultural Perspective" paper by Nattell, returned by American Psychological Association with letter, November 29, 1979
39 Department of Social Services Agency visit: reports, correspondence, February 14, 1980-December 17, 1980 Undated
40-41 Drug and Alcohol Articles, 1975-October 17, 1978
42 Eight Step Coffeehouse: board minutes, financial reports, contracts, August 14, 1990-February 1992 Undated
43 "Establishing a Computerized Management Information System" and "Hospitalization and Community Adjustment: a Study of Deinstitutionalized Patients" paper by Nattell, Undated
44 "The Evolution of Community Residences: Same Outcome Measures" article by Richard Becker, February 1980
45 Evaluation Guidelines of a 314(d) project, Undated
46 Evaluating a Model of a Community Support Services: notes, reports, 1978 Undated
47 Exempt Post Evaluation: Ellis Hospital, telephone list, April 16, 1979 Undated
48 "Family Functioning in the Low Income Black Community" article by Andrew Billingsley, December 1986
49 Fountain House: brochures, correspondence, handwritten notes, March 1977 December 1980
50 "Friendship Networks: Their Formation and Functions in a Social Club for the Mentally Disabled" article by Nattell, correspondence edited drafts, receipts, 1972 September 1980 Undated
51 "The Fund of Sociability" drafts by Nattell, newsletter, draft of "Ethnology of a Social Club", September 16, 1980 Undated
52 Grant writing, notes, program exercises, November 30, 1979-January 28, 1980 Undated
53 "Hiroshima," "The Columbus Fantasies: a New World Order" poems by Nattell, Undated
54 "Hospitalization and Community Adjustment: A Study of Deinstitutionalizationalized Patients," staff views, and contacts with families of chronically mentally disabled adults, other articles by Nattell, Undated
55 Housing and culture: notes, Undated
56 "Impact of Social Work Education on Students' Values" article by Dorothy D. Hayes and Barbara K. Varley, July 1965
57 Imprisonment from the West Milton protest: correspondence, clippings, letters from individuals in jail, June 20, 1983-July 24, 1983 Undated
58 "In Defense of Social Work: An Examination of Stress in the Profession" article by Lydia Rappaport, March, 1960
59 "Income Maintenance Training Institute : Evaluation Plan by Nattell, "Aspects of Poverty and Welfare" article by Timothy Murphy, Topic Ranking and Competency Expectations of Conference Participation" author unknown, May 1981 Undated
60 Income Maintenance Training Institute: evaluation forms, questionnaires, pre- and post-test forms, August 1981 Undated
61 Income Maintenance Training Institute: evaluation forms, Undated
Box Folder
4 1 Income Maintenance Training Institute: memo, notes, correspondence, training manual, August 6, 1980 February 23, 1981 April 10, 1981 Undated
2 Income Maintenance Training institute: session summary sheets, Undated
3 Income Maintenance: topic ranking and competency expectations of conference participants, Undated
4 Income Maintenance: notes, program outcome evaluations, memos, June 7,1980-June 2,1981 Undated
5 Level of Care survey, guidelines and codes, patient medication lists, December 1978 Undated
6 Mental Retardation or Developmental Disabilities: articles, November 1967-July 1977
7 Multiply-Disabled: correspondence, notes, computer code and data, policy draft and final New York law book on treatment of multiply-disabled individuals, March 17, 1978-February 3, 1979 Undated
8 Multiply-Disabled: correspondence, notes, questionnaires, definitions, research project program for the multiply-disabled, list of persons served in 1978 by mental hygiene programs, December 15, 1978-April 6, 1979 Undated
9 Multiply-Disabled: Report of the Task Force notes, computational code, survey for evaluating, Results tabulated in charts, October 1, 1978 January 1, 1979 May 6, 1980 Undated
10 "National Plan for the Chronically Mentally Ill", Summary of the Mental health Systems Act, memo, notes, news clippings, Definitions for Guidelines and Guiding Principles for CSS, August 8, 1980 September 3,1980 November 25, 1980 beginning whole date-ending whole collection date
11 "Networks and Places" article by Claude S. Fischer, notes, annotated printout, Undated
12 New Alchemy Institute: 1980 calendar, Undated
13-14 News clippings by or about Nattell, February 1, 1981-April 17, 1994
15 News clippings by or about Nattell, Undated
16 Office of Mental Hygiene: documents and overviews, Undated
17 "An Organizational Case Study: Secret Welfare Administration: article by Joseph Kaiser, November 29, 1977
18 "Organizational Change as a Paradigm Shift" article by Allen Imeshein, April 5, 1978
19 Photographs of Nattell at a toy safety demonstration, Undated
20 Police Summons and bail receipt, November 23, 1983 Undated
21 "Private Troubles and Public Issues: One Social Work Job or Two" article by William Schwartz, Undated
22 "The Psychotic Subnormal" article by Rudolph Payne, November 14, 1978
23 "Recent Federal Interagacy Initiatives and Pending Legislative Developments Related to Community Support Systems" by Paul J. Carling, October 29, 1979
24 Repatriation Study : correspondence and drafts with, June 4,1980 Undated
25 "Repatriation Study: Where are the now?"article by Nattell and others, draft and other version, June 30, 1981 Undated
26 Resumes by Nattell, Undated
27 "Shamanism" paper by Nattell, Undated
28 "A Study of Prevalence and Incidence Rates in Schenectady County"- author unknown, "The Emergency Room and the Psychiatric Client: Use or Misuse of Services" author unknown, Undated
29 "A study of Prevalence and Incidence in Schenectady County"- author unknown, Undated
30 Social interaction and mental health patients: articles, October 1970 February 1974 1978 April 21, 1980
31 Social Club Interview, Family Questionnaire- mental health, Undated
32 "Social Networks and Pathways to Psychiatric Treatment" article by Allan Horwitz, Undated
33 Social Welfare Models: syllabi from class, annotated bibliography, Fall 1977 Fall 1978 Undated
34 "Sources of Stress - Among Student Practitioners in Social Work: A Sociological View" by John E. Mayer, Aaron Rosenblatt, Fall 1974
35 "Special Project Research Papers": articles, January 1979 July 1979 Undated
36 "Staff Burn-out: Diagnosis,Treatment, and Prevention" article by Werner M. Mendel, bibliography, Undated
37 "Supervision in a Large Federal Agency: Psychiatric Setting" article by Eugene Cohen, Undated
38 "Systematic Approach to Social Policy Analysis" article by David G. Gil, Undated
39 "Task Force on Multi-Disabilities": research proposal, April 6, 1979
40 Traffic court summons, November 6, 1985 December 5, 1985
41 "Training Boards of Visitors of Mental Hygiene Facilities 1978-1979": report to the governor, January 24, 1980
42 Uniform Client Data Instrument: client evaluation form, Undated
43 "The Utility of System Models and Development Models for Practitioners" article by Robert Chin, "General Systems Theory - The Skeleton of Science" article by Kenneth Boulding, April 1956 1965
44 "What are the needs of Chronic Mental Patients?" article by Robert Peterson, 1978
45 "When Children are afraid to start School" article by Benjamin Spock, August 1975
Series 3: Capital District Anti-Nuclear Alliance/Albany Peace and Energy Council, 1979-1992, Undated .50 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
Nattell was a founding member of the political, economic and social activist groups CDANA/APEC. The group was originally called the Capital District Anti-Nuclear Alliance but at a meeting on January 18, 1982 changed the name to APEC to better reflect the organization’s expanding areas of interest. This series contains many copies of the quarterly newsletter released by CDANA/APEC as well as the original publication galley proofs that were photocopied for the newsletter. Also included are newspaper clippings, article drafts, and galleys for tickets to events related to CDANA/APEC.
Box Folder
4 46 CDANA in the news, June 1, 1979 October 19, 1979 October 1982
47 APEC and CDANA: press releases, news clippings, October 9, 1979-July 1, 1982
48 CDANA/APEC: leaflets, events, letterhead, posters, November 12, 1979-April 25, 1982 Undated
49 CDANA/APEC: newsletters, galley proofs, December 1980-Winter 1983
50-51 CDANA/APEC: newsletters, galley proofs, Winter 1982-Fall/Winter 1988-1989
52 APEC: newsletters, press releases, clippings, cartoons, galley proofs, support forms, January 23,1982-Spring 1991
53-54 News clippings and related material: folder for APEC, January 29,1982-October 7,1987 Undated
55 APEC: survey, article, drafts, news clippings, poem, August 29, 1982 February 29,1982 Undated
56 CDANA/APEC : galley proofs, tickets, CDANA letterhead, December 1982 Undated
57 APEC: newsletters, galley, Spring 1982-Summer 1990
58 APEC: civil defense council letters, galley, resolutions, January 19, 1983 Undated
Box Folder
5 1 APEC: news clippings, correspondence, press releases, January 10, 1983-December 21, 1990 Undated
2-3 APEC: newsletters, galley proofs, Fall 1985-Fall/Winter 1989-1990 Undated
4-5 APEC: newsletters, Spring 1988-Winter 1993 Undated
6 APEC: newsletters, galley proofs, correspondence regarding price chopper bags, bag, press releases, December 28, 1989-Winter 1993 Undated
7 APEC Seneca Army depot: press release, news clipping, March 28, 1990 May 24, 1990 June 15, 1990 Undated
8 APEC : correspondence with price chopper regarding light bulbs, August 1, 1991-January 22,1992 Undated
9 APEC: newsletters, galley proofs, Summer 1992 Undated
10 APEC: alternatives directory, Undated
11 APEC: newsletter galley proofs, letterhead, news clipping, Undated
12 APEC: letterhead, galley, assorted press releases, Undated
13 APEC: galley proofs of art, Undated
Series 4: Subject Files for research , 1967-1998, Undated 2.25 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains research conducted by Nattell. This series reflects his non-occupational or educational research. He utilized some of the research in his articles or in preparation for events. Included are magazines, newsletters, promotional material, notes, press releases, stickers and ephemera, correspondence, reports, and maps. Topics covered in this series include the Watervliet Arsenal, the Coalition to Keep Albany’s Name Nuclear Free protest against the USS Albany, home gardening advice, Capital District evacuation plans and more.
Box Folder
5 14 AIDS: reports, articles, news clippings, press releases, notes, June 12, 1989-December 1, 1998
15 Amnesty International: newsletters containing articles by Nattell, Winter 1988/1989 Summer 1998 Autumn 1998
16 Anti-Nuclear War: articles, news clippings, boycott forms, October 16, 1983-Fall 1989 Undated
17 Art and Ephemera: proofs, stickers, art, Undated
18 Asbestos: EPA documents, March 1979 April 1979 April 1980
19-20 Assorted Magazines, April 13, 1979-June 1980
21 Assorted Newspapers and Newsletters, Spring 1980-Fall 1991
22 Assorted topics: pamphlet, news clippings, fliers, correspondence, source book, presentation transcripts, April 6, 1979-October 1984 Undated
23 Banned Book Week: articles and correspondence confirming Nattell's reading, September 20, 1991 Undated
24 British Armament: News clippings, notes, September 16, 1983-November 27, 1983 Undated
25 Bureau of Indian Affairs Services to Natives information documents, November 1977-April 1978
26 Capital District Risk Areas: evacuation instructions, notes, Undated
27 Civil Defense Alternatives: correspondence, press releases, resolutions, news clipping, November 23, 1982-February 27, 1983 Undated
28 Civil Defense documents and correspondence, news clippings , Grand Zero task inform, February 27, 1981-August 1, 1982
29 Chernobyl: news clippings, articles, talking prints, May 12, 1986-December 1988
30 Children and Nuclear war: press releases, articles, news clippings, April 1984 Undated
31 Coalition for a Clean Mohawk River: press releases, news releases, correspondence, radioactivity report, November 15,1983-March 8, 1990 Undated
32 Coalition for Direct Action at Seabrook: press releases, pamphlets, bumper sticker, notes, correspondence, April 26, 1979 Undated
33 Coalition for Nature Rights and survival: letterhead, Undated
Oversized Folder
1 10 Coalition to Keep Albany's Name Nuclear Free: clippings, map, script, December 23, 1986-May 20, 1990 Undated
Box Folder
5 34-35 Coalition to Keep Albany's Name Nuclear-Free: press releases, correspondence, news clippings, protest coordination, August 26, 1986-June 12, 1990 Undated
36 Concerned Citizens for the Environment: press releases and letter, May 4, 1989 Undated
37 Draft Registration: news clippings, June 17, 1980 July 4, 1980 Undated
38 Energy: notes, articles, poem, pamphlets, research materials, April 1977 June 1977 Undated
39 Energy and War: article, job applications, correspondence, 1977 April 10, 1981 September 2, 1981 Undated
40 "Energy Conservation: Emerging consensus, Diverging Commitment" by Joint Congressional Committee "The potential for Fuel conservation" by Mark H. Ross and Robert H. Williams, February 1977 1981
41 "The Economic and Social Status of the American Indian, 1940-1970" article by Alan L. Sorkin, Undated
42 The Farm: map, newsletter, report, Winter/Spring 1981 Undated
43 Federal Budget: Task Force report, news clippings, status reports, April 1, 1982 November 22, 1982 Undated
44 Friends of the Earth: newsletter for New York branch, Spring 1982
Box Folder
6 1 Gardening: news clippings, pamphlets, maps of gardens and notes, newsletters, October 1975-August 8, 1982 Undated
2 Gina: "El Extreme" 33 1/3 RPM record, 1992
3 Global Warming: pamphlets, notes, papers, February 24, 1984 September 1989 September 11, 1990 Undated
4 Ground Zero Week: articles, forms, newsletters, fliers, January 1, 1982-March 1, 1983 Undated
5 Ground Zero: press packet with photos, June 8, 1988
6 Hiroshima and Nagasaki: newspaper clippings, July 16, 1985 August 4, 1985 August 7, 1986 February 12, 1987 November 25, 1987
7 "How to Map the effects of a Nuclear Attack in your community" article, Undated
8 Hydro:Quebec: correspondence, impact reviews, letter draft, October 23, 1991 November 14, 1991 Undated
9 Information pamphlets on food, energy, vitamins, other topics, October 1977 May 1978 1979 February 19, 1980 Undated
10 Intermediate Technology: report, article, Winter-Spring 1977
11 Knolls Trident: fact sheet, postcard, May 2, 1996 Undated
12 Labeling and mental illness: articles by Walter Gove, Undated
13 "Latin American Squatter Settlements: A problem and a solution" article by William Mangin, 1967
14 Native Americans: youth council annual report fact sheets, Akwesasne Notes journal, Undated
15 New York State Emergency Management office: procedures and plans information requests, correspondence, October 11, 1985-February 8, 1991
16 New York State Emergency Management office: correspondence, press releases, new clippings, September 1, 1987-November 3, 1989 Undated
17 New York State Emergency Management office: correspondence, theoretical population allocation study, April 1989 June 30, 1989
18-19 New York State Nuclear War Evacuation planning: news clippings, correspondence, October 1973-January 6, 1991 Undated
20 New York State Population Protection Planning: corresponding, reports and summaries, December 7, 1988 April 1989 June 30, 1989 Undated
21 Nuclear Disarmament: newspaper clippings, fliers, correspondence, march information training guides, February 25, 1982-May 12, 1982 Undated
Oversized Folder
1 11 Nuclear Disarmament, testing, planning: newsletters, June 7, 1982 Spring 1987 January 1988 November 1989 Undated
Box Folder
6 22-23 Nuclear Disaster Preparedness: correspondence, news clippings, Newsletters, tables and summaries, press releases, March 1968-March 4, 1985
24 Notes on photographs: diary, Undated
25 Nuclear Free Organizing Packet, February 1983-March 1983 April 1983 May 25, 1984
26 Nuclear Testing: correspondence, news clippings, newsletters, February 23, 1976-February 1988 Undated
27 Nuclear Testing: news clippings, legislative packets, correspondence, December 27, 1982-May 3, 1988 Undated
28 Nuclear War: News clippings, memos, statement, booklet, November 10, 1978-March 29, 1983 Undated
29 "Plutonium, Proliferation and Policy" article by Victor Gilinsky, February 1977
30 Recycling: News clipping, recycling program list, February 22, 1990 Undated
31 Seawolf-Kesserling: news clippings, reports, maps, March 13, 1972-September 11, 1991
32 "Sexual Pleasure: The Surprising Preferences of 100,000 women" article by Robert J. Levin and Amy Levin, September 1975
33 "South End" of Albany Photographs, Undated
34 Seneca Army Depot Army tests: press releases, March 28, 1990-June 5, 1990 Undated
35 Silkwood Korea: documentary, news clippings, correspondence, November 9, 1983-January 13, 1984 Undated
36 Strategic Defense Initiative "Star Wars": news clippings, December 14, 1984-Summer 1987 Undated
37 Social Justice Center: Newsletters, Art Decentralization Grant info,committee, notes, December 1988-May 1992 Undated
38 Solar Energy: news clippings, bibliographies, directory, November/December 1976-February 28, 1982 Undated
39 Space Funding: graphs, Undated
40 "Stop FEMA Curriculum in Schools" pamphlet, correspondence; news clipping, July 7, 1982-November 9, 1982 Undated
Box Folder
7 1 "Sweat Equity": transcript of the MacNeil/Lehrer Report air date January 1, 1977, Undated
2 Trees and wood rearrangement: newsletters, April 26, 1980 Undated
3 United States Invasion of Nicaragua: Defense Monitor newsletter, 1987
4 United States nuclear war evacuation planning: notes, magazine, pamphlets, executive summaries, pamphlets, August 7, 1979-November 16, 1983 Undated
5 Watervliet Arsenal: pamphlets, press releases, news clippings, October 1986-September 17, 1992 Undated
6 "What about the Russians?" article by Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Undated

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