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  • Title: Francis Underhill Macy papers
    Date (inclusive): 1983-2007
    Collection Number: 2010C40
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Russian
    Physical Description: 16 manuscript boxes (6.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, meeting materials, notes, lists, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs, relating to nongovernmental exchange programs between Americans and citizens of the Soviet Union and its successor republics, and to promotion of Gestalt psychology, environmentalism, nuclear safety and alternative energy sources in the Soviet Union and its successor republics.
    Creator: Macy, Francis Underhill, 1927-2009
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Francis Underhill Macy papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1927 Born, Evanston, Illinois
    1949 B.A., Government, Wesleyan University
    1951 M.A., Slavic Studies, Harvard University
    1953 Married Joanna Rogers
    1961 Led citizen diplomatic mission to the Soviet Union
    1963 Present at the March on Washington
    circa 1980s Director, Association for Humanistic Psychology
    1964-1972 Served as deputy Peace Corps director in India, country director in Tunisia and Nigeria, and as director of all Peace Corps programs in Africa
    1991 With Enid Schreibman, founded Center for Safe Energy
    1995-2009 Co-director, Center for Safe Energy
    1995- Director, Institute for Deep Ecology
    2005 Awarded Nuclear Free Future Lifetime Achievement Award
    2009 Death

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Francis Underhill Macy papers include correspondence, reports, meeting materials, notes, lists, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs related to nongovernmental exchange programs between Americans and citizens of the Soviet Union and its successor republics, and to promotion of Gestalt psychology, environmentalism, nuclear safety and alternative energy sources in the Soviet Union and its successor republics.
    Francis Underhill Macy was an environmentalist who organized exchange programs between the United States and the Soviet Union. The collection has been kept in its original order, with the Chronological File comprising the majority of the materials. Materials from the 1980s and early 1990s consist mostly of files on exchange programs, including documentation of Macy's trips to the Soviet Union and his work for the Association for Humanistic Psychology. In addition to exchange program files, later materials include documentation of Macy's work for various environmental groups and files on environmental conferences.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Relations -- Soviet Union
    Soviet Union -- Relations -- United States
    Nuclear energy
    Psychology
    United States -- Relations -- Former Soviet republics
    Former Soviet republics -- Relations -- United States
    Environmental protection -- Soviet Union
    Environmental protection -- Former Soviet republics
    Energy policy -- Soviet Union
    Energy policy -- Former Soviet republics
    Association for Humanistic Psychology
    Center for Safe Energy