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Abstract Robert W. Gilmore was a Quaker pacifist who was involved in a number of peace groups, either as a staffperson or as a Board member. His papers reflect these involvements through correspondence and other materials.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960-1982
Overview Negotiation Now! was a national citizens' campaign for new initiatives to end the war in Vietnam by means of massive petitioning The group was later known as the National Committee for a Political Settlement in Vietnam. Its members called upon the United States government to unconditionally end the bombing of North Vietnam. It supported (then) U.N. Secretary General U Thant's call for negotiations among all parties to the conflict, leading to a political settlement of the war.
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Turn Toward Peace
Overview Turn Toward Peace was founded in 1961 as a cooperative national effort of about 60 peace and liberal internationalist organizations; Norman Thomas was Chairman of TTP, and Robert Gilmore was the Executive Director. There eventually were offices in several large cities and 38 national organizations were affiliated with the organization. But by 1963, serious discord divided TTP and several years later a group split off to became the World Without War Council; some regional offices retained the...