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Archives & Manuscripts

WIN Magazine Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-077

Scope and Contents

Both published and unpublished manuscripts for magazine articles (1972- 1983) comprise the bulk of the WIN records, most of which are marked with the editor's changes. In addition to articles and poems, there are letters from its readers many of which were published in issues of WIN as well as other correspondence, 1975-1984), book reviews, and suggested bibliographies for reading. There are minutes of the Editorial Board (1968-1983) and the Staff (1974-1982), some administrative records, and a short subject file. There is an index card file with author, subject, and location references to the 1971 magazines and several sound recordings. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection also has a collection of WIN photographs (1957-1971).

Regular contributors to WIN Magazine include Maris Cakars, Ann Morrissett Davidon, Ralph deGia, Larry Gara, Neil Haworth, Ed and Grace Hedemann, Marty Jezer, David McReynolds, James Peck, Igal Roodenko, and Wendy Schwartz.

Dates

  • 1968-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is stored off-site. Please contact the Curator at least two weeks in advance of a visit to the Peace Collection to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

WIN Magazine was started in January 1966 by the New York Workshop in Nonviolence, a New York City pacifist direct action group which functioned as an affiliate of both the Committee for Nonviolent Action and the War Resisters League. The Committee for Nonviolent Action, founded in 1957 to sponsor imaginative nonviolent direct action projects for peace, took over the financial responsibility for WIN in September 1966. At that time the full title became WIN Peace and Freedom through Nonviolent Action. In the fall of 1967, when the Committee for Nonviolent Action merged into the WRL, the latter group took on the responsibility for publishing WIN. However, WRL had no direct control over the editorial board and staff of the magazine. WIN moved moved from New York City to Rifton, N.Y. and back to Brooklyn during its existence. Because of failing financial circumstances, WIN printed its last issue in October 1983, 17 years after it had begun. WIN solicited articles and poetry promoting many liberal and radical causes including disarmament, draft resistance, war tax refusal, and other pacifist concerns as well as civil rights, women's liberation, and environmental protection. It supported nonviolence as the only way to resolve differences between individuals or groups. Several well-known photojournalists published their work in WIN Magazine.

Extent

7.75 Linear Feet (Records: 7.75 linear ft.)

7.5 Linear Feet (Photographs: 7.5 linear ft.)

Overview

WIN Magazine was started in January 1966 by the New York Workshop in Nonviolence, a New York City pacifist direct action group which functioned as an affiliate of both the Committee for Nonviolent Action and the War Resisters League. In September 1966 full title of the magazine became WIN Peace and Freedom through Nonviolent Action. WIN solicited articles and poetry promoting many liberal and radical causes including disarmament, draft resistance, war tax refusal, and other pacifist concerns as well as civil rights, women's liberation, and environmental protection. It supported nonviolence as the only way to resolve differences between individuals or groups. The last issue of the magzine was published in October 1983.

Arrangement

Many manuscripts were inscribed by the editor with the date of the WIN issue in which they were to be published. These are in chronological order at the beginning of Series IV. The rest of the manuscripts are in approximate chronological order. Correspondence is together by year. Lists of abbreviated editorial corrections were discarded. Original folder titles used by the WIN editor were kept in Series II, III, IV, and V.

Re-File Box, material received 1992-2010

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1991

Related Materials

For related materials, search the library's online catalog

Separated Materials

  1. WIN Magazine Photographs (with subject index) removed to Photograph Collection
  2. Two cassettes from abortion roundtable (See WIN - August 1, 1980) removed to Audiovisual Collection
  3. 5" sound reel - Pete Seeger doing WIN promotional "spots" (1975) removed to Audiovisual Collection

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 75.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

General Note

Connect to WIN Magazine Photograph Collection: http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/peace/DG051-099/DG077WINPhoto.htm

Processing Information

This checklist was prepared by Martha P. Shane in January, 1991. This finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi- Malone in August, 2009.

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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