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Delaware County Pledge of Resistance Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-242

Scope and Contents

Collection includes: program work, 1986-2008; meeting minutes, correspondence, administrative files, press releases, financial reports, 1989-1996, news clippings. Includes information about the Chiapas counterinsurgency in Mexico, and programs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other Latin American countries.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1985-2002

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical note

Delaware County Pledge of Resistance (aka Delco Pledge of Resistance) was organized in the Fall of 1986. The group had its headquarters in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania from 1986 to 1991 and in nearby Media, Pennsylvania from 1991 to 2000. From 2000 to 2008 the group returned to Swarthmore. It was originally founded as part of The Pledge of Resistance, which began in 1984 as a response to the threat of a U.S. invasion into Nicaragua. DCPR grew as people signed a pledge resisting the U.S. government's policies toward Central America. Delaware County Pledge of Resistance persisted as a local group, after the covert wars in Central America in the 1980s and was centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania working for economic and social justice for oppressed people in the United States and abroad. The group disbanded in winter 2008.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 linear feet.)

Abstract

Delaware County [Pennsylvania] Pledge of Resistance (aka Delco Pledge of Resistance) was organized in the Fall of 1986. It was originally founded as a response to the threat of a U.S. invasion into Nicaragua and U.S. government's policies toward Central America. Delaware County Pledge of Resistance persisted as a local group, working for economic and social justice for oppressed people in the United States and abroad. The group disbanded in winter 2008.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into five series:

  1. Series A: Programtic efforts (by date)
  2. Series B: Programmatic efforts (overseas)
  3. Series C: Programmatic efforts (by project)
  4. Series D: Local affiliated groups
  5. Series E: Administrative records

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Delaware County Pledge of Resistance, 2011 [Acc. 11A-071].

Separated Materials

Items removed: Cloth banners

Legal Status

Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or 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 partially processed by SCPC staff. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, June 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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