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Steve Trimm Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-232
Includes correspondence, unpublished manuscript Resistance and Reconciliation and other memoirs, newspaper clippings, personal calendars, albums, books, subject files, videocassettes and DVDs, and photographs relating to the Vietnam War. Also includes material relating to the Persian Gulf War (1991) the Iraq War (2003-) and varied political and social developments in the United States, 1963-2008. Includeds extensive records from Trimm's Freedom of Information Act files. Correspondents include Jay Boss, Barbara Deming, Gloria Emerson, and George Swiers.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1963-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Yes, boxes are stored off-site.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (3.5 linear ft.)

Overview

In 1968 Steven Wayne Trimm was convicted for refusing induction into the armed services and served four years prison. Trimm fled to Canada in 1969 where he lived underground until 1974. Two years later he received clemency from the U.S. government under the Earned Re-entry Program and was pardoned. Steve Trimm is the author of Walking Wounded: Men's Lives During and Since the Vietnam War (1993) and other publications. Since the 1970s Steve Trimm has also been active with various peace and anti-war organizations, including Witness for Peace.

Biographical

Steven Wayne Trimm was born in 1948 in North Dakota, and raised in upstate New York. In 1968 he was convicted for refusing induction into the armed services and he was subsequently sentenced to prison for four years. Trimm fled to Canada in 1969 where he lived underground until the Canadian government offered amnesty for illegal immigrants in 1974. Two years later he received clemency from the U.S. government under the Earned Re-entry Program and was pardoned. Steve Trimm is the author of Walking Wounded: Men's Lives During and Since the Vietnam War (1993). He appeared in the video From Albany to Saigon: Vietnam & the Capital Region (2006) (video URL: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2817458713/). Trimm has also authored an unpublished manuscript, Resistance and Reconciliation (1974). Since the 1970s Steve Trimm has also been active with various peace and anti-war organizations, including Witness for Peace.

Arrangement

This collection remains in the order given to it by the donor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Steve Trimm, 2008 [Acc. 08A-050]; 2010 [Acc. 10A-075].

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

Items removed to other parts of the Peace Collection include, Photographs, Audiovisul items, Books, Oversize document and poster, Memorabilia, Stickers.

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 finding aid for the papers of Steve Trimm: http://swarthmore.edu/library/peace/DG226-250/dg232strimm.htm

Processing Information

This collection was processed by SCPC staff.

Creator

Description rules
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