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SOA Watch Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-207
The SOAW collection is unprocessed and remains in the order it was donated.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1986-

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Spanish.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (4.5 linear feet (papers only))

Overview

The SOA Watch was founded in 1990 by Catholic peace activist, Father Roy Bourgeois. The organization tracks and monitors the work of the School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation," (WHISC), in 2001. The WHISC is a combat training school for Latin American military personnel, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. The SOA Watch is a direct action protest organization.

Historical

The SOA Watch was founded in 1990 by Catholic peace activist, Father Roy Bourgeois. The organization tracks and monitors the work of the School of the Americas (SOA), renamed the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation," (WHISC), in 2001. The WHISC is a combat training school for Latin American military personnel, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. The SOA Watch is a direct action protest organization.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of SOA Watch, 2009 [Acc. 09A-049]; 2010 [Acc 10A-044]; 2011 [Acc. 11A-051]; 2012 [Acc. 2012-044]

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

  1. AV items-video recordings
  2. Bumper stickers
  3. Buttons
  4. Periodicals
  5. Photographs (paper and digital images)

Legal Status

Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Rights to some items in this collection may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.

Creator

Source

Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • 2018: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Elisabeth Miller added the notes in Fall 2017.

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