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Archives & Manuscripts

Center for Economic Conversion Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-215

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, financial records, annual reports, reference material.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1975-2000

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical note

The Center for Economic Conversion was located in Mountain View, California. It was a nonprofit organization which promoted the conversion of the military-based U.S. economy to a civilian-based, peace-oriented, and environmentally sustainable one. It was founded in 1975 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee, but became an independent organization in 1978. The group was originally called the Mid-Peninsula Conversion Project, and changed its name to Center for Economic Conversion in 1982. CEC built coalitions with other peace and justice and environmental organizations to build the conversion movement. CEC was a leading advocate for using military base conversion as a tool to foster sustainable development.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (7.5 linear ft.)

Overview

The Center for Economic Conversion was a nonprofit organization which promoted the conversion of the military-based U.S. economy to a civilian-based, peace-oriented, and environmentally sustainable one. It was founded in 1975 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee. CEC was a leading advocate for using military base conversion as a tool to foster sustainable development.

Arrangement

Unprocessed. Files remain in original order as donated.

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Center for Economic Conversion, 2003 [acc. 03A-014].

Legal Status

Copyright to the Center for Economic Conversion records created by the organization 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

Unprocessed; this finding aid created by Andrew Ciampa, July 2009.
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