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International Peace Walk Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-150

Abstract

The IPW was begun in January, 1987 by individuals who had participated in the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. IPW members organized marches across the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 and 1988, with marches planned for future years. The purpose was to create a climate of trust between American and Soviet citizens in which arms control and reductions would become increasingly easier, and to focus attention on the costs of the U.S.-Soviet arms race. The IPW was headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional U.S. offices. The collection includes correspondence, administrative files, marcher applications, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and banners. Among the correspondents are: Allan Affeldt, Allen Smith, and Franklin Folsom.

Dates

  • 1986-

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Russian.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical note

The International Peace Walk (IPW) was begun in January, 1987 by individuals who had participated in the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. IPW members organized marches across the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 and 1988, with marches planned for future years. The purpose was to create a climate of trust between American and Soviet citizens in which arms control and reductions would become increasingly easier, and to focus attention on the costs of the U.S.-Soviet arms race. The IPW was headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional U.S. offices. The collection includes correspondence, administrative files, marcher applications, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and banners. Among the correspondents are: Allan Affeldt, Allen Smith, and Franklin Folsom.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet (5.5 linear ft.)

Arrangement

This collection remains in the order in which it was donated.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of International Peace Walk, 1987 [Acc. 87A-084]; 1988 [Acc. 88A-024], Edward McMullan, [Acc. 88A-042], Helena Adams [Acc. Acc. 88A-043], [ Acc. 88A-072], Marty Shane [Acc. 88A-055], Franklin Folsom [Acc. 88A-101], IPW [Acc. 88A-110]; 2011 Donna Rankin Love [Acc. 11A-054]

Separated Materials

  1. The Peace Report, issues 1 and 2
  2. Photographs and slides have been removed to the SCPC Photograph Collection
  3. Banner has been removed to the SCPC Memorabilia Collection
  4. Memorabilia has been removed to the SCPC Memorabilia Collection
  5. Buttons have been removed to the SCPC Button Collection

Legal Status

Copyright to the records created by International Peace Walk has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

This collection remains unprocessed.

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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