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Mary B. Herzel Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Herzel, Mary B. Collected Papers

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists almost entirely of newspaper articles and clippings that help to document Herzel's peace activities and opinions. Included are dozens of Letters to the Editor that she wrote while living in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania). The material is foldered by date, from 1980 through 2013.


  • 1980-2013

Language of Materials

*Materials in English.

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Biographical note

Mary B. Herzel, from the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) area, was a retired schoolteacher, and a Catholic peace activist and prolific writer of letters to the editor. She was involved with the Harrisburg Committee on Central America, the Harrisburg-Hershey Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Peace and Justice (which she founded), among other groups and organizations. Se protested against nuclear weapons, the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991), the School of the Americas, the death penalty, the war on Iraq and Afghanistan, and the waste of war.

Herzel received an Unsung Heroine award from the International Women's Day Coalition of Harrisburg in March 1991.


.2 Linear Feet (1 box) ; 2.5 inches


Herzel was a peace activist and prolific writer of letters to the editor, from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of _____, 2014 [acc. 2014-932]

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*Related materials may be found by searching the library's online catalog.

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Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, July 2018.
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