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Pledge of Resistance, Albany Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-258

Overview

The Pledge of Resistance group in Albany, New York was part of an active nationwide network of grassroots organizations opposed to U.S. intervention in Central America. The Albany group was active between 1984 and 1993. Its members engaged in marches, protest demonstrations, extensive correspondence and meetings with legislators, fundraising activities, boycotts, and networking with like-minded organizations. The Albany POR produced newsletters, press releases, and leaflets. The Pledge of Resistance in Albany and the national Pledge of Resistance were dissolved in 1989.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1985-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The Pledge of Resistance group in Albany, New York was part of an active nationwide network of grassroots organizations opposed to U.S. intervention in Central America. The Albany group was active between 1984 and 1993. Its members engaged in marches, protest demonstrations, extensive correspondence and meetings with legislators, fundraising activities, boycotts, and networking with like-minded organizations. The Albany POR produced newsletters, press releases, and leaflets. Pledge of Resistance was a nationwide network of individuals and organizations. As of 1988, over 80,000 people nationwide had taken the Pledge -- a commitment to oppose bloodshed by participating in organized, nonviolent direct action. Organizers believed that the Pledge helped prevent a full-scale US invasion in Central America, and laid the groundwork for ending the ongoing "wars of attrition" being waged against the people of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. These records are from the Pledge of Resistance group in Albany, New York, which was active between its organization in late 1984 and its cessation in 1993. The Albany group produced newsletters, press releases, and leaflets. The Pledge of Resistance in Albany and the national Pledge of Resistance were dissolved in 1993.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (5 linear feet (12 boxes))

Arrangement

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

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan Dubois, 2014 [Acc. 2014-050 and Acc.2014-056]

Related Materials

  1. Delaware County Pledge of Resistance Records (DG 242)
  2. Philadelphia Area Alliance Concerned About Central America Records (DG 181)
  3. Pledge of Resistance Collected Records (CDG-A)

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

Slides; 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 descendants), 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

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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