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A Quaker Action Group Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-074
Scope and Contents A Quaker Action Group (AQAG) records in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection include minutes, correspondence (1966-1971), memoranda, financial records, subject files (organizations), research files (topics), project files, newsletters, press releases, statements of Quaker yearly meetings in various cities, clippings, photographs and sound recordings. The files were first processed in 1974, and then again in 1980. In 2004, archival intern, Joe Clark, sorted the papers into the present order,...

Committee for Nonviolent Action Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-017
Overview CNVA was one of the first American peace groups to focus on nonviolentdirect action including civil disobedience. Its purpose of organizing imaginative and dramatic protest demonstrations on both land and sea attracted radical pacifists and called the attention of the American public to the atrocities of nuclear warfare. CNVA's first protest action was a vigil held outside the atomic weapons test grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1957. In the second half of its existence CNVA efforts began to...

Ross Flanagan Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-064
Overview Ross Flanagan (1934- ), is Quaker pacifist and activist, has been involved in many Quaker-sponsored projects, peace, and civil rights activities. In the 1950s he served on the staff of the American Friends Service Committee. He was an early protestor against the Vietnam war and worked with A Quaker Action Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s Flanagan was involved in neighborhood revitalization projects in West Philadelphia.

Friends Committee on National Legislation Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-047
Abstract A Quaker lobbying group established in 1943 to bring conscience and spiritual values to the political process in Washington; it grew out of the work of the Friends War Problems Committee in 1940. Includes reference files relating to disarmament, conscription, universal military training, conscientious objection, pacifism, United Nations, Vietnam war, civil liberties, civil rights, food supply, and Indian rights. Correspondents include Stephen L. Angell, Emile Benoit, Charles J....

Homer A. Jack Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-063
Abstract Homer A. Jack (1916-1993) was a Unitarian Universalist clergyman and denominational official who sought to apply religious values to national and international affairs. Jack was executive secretary of the Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination (1943-1948), executive director of SANE (1960-1964), and secretary general of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (1970-1983). He had been minister of churches in Lawrence, Kansas (1942-1943), Evanston, Illinois (1948-1959),...

Robert Levering Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-080
Abstract Robert E. Levering is a pacifist and Quaker. He has been the co-author of Fortune magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," and a speaker on workplace trends and management strategies aimed at improving workplace productivity. Levering is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Martin Luther King Jr. School of Social Change.

Mississippi Project Financial Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-826
Overview In response to the 1964 bombing of 44 black churches in Mississippi, Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings coordinated a joint effort to rebuild the destroyed churches and to attempt to foster racial reconciliation in the area. The project sent Lawrence and Viola Scott to Jackson, Mississippi as Quaker representatives. By 1966, the group had rebuilt 33 of the 44 churches, and built a community center in rural Canton, Mississippi. This collection is primarily composed of financial records,...

Peace Action Center Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-093
Overview The Peace Action Center began in 1961 as a continuation of the vigil at Fort Detrick, Md. Peace activists had sponsored a continuous vigil as early as 1959 seeking the abandonment of biological weapons and appealed for the conversion of the fort into a world health center. The Peace Action Center included cooperative living quarters for the staff of religious pacifists, mostly Quakers. PAC staff including Lawrence Scott, director, and Jack L. Bagley, Sarah Bishop, Florence Y. Carpenter, Bertha...

Peacemaker Movement Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Peacemaker Movement
Overview A group working on nonviolencefrom the late 1940s through the 1970s, particularly as it was expressed through tax refusal.

Lawrence Scott Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-090
Overview Lawrence Scott was a construction engineer, Baptist clergyman, and Quaker activist. He worked as an activist against the testing of nuclear weapons and biological weapons research. He was the supervisor for the Friends Mississippi Project, project director of the Appeal and Vigil at Fort Detrick in Maryland, executive secretary of the Peace Action Center and a founder of A Quaker Action Group.

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection 9
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Subject
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 5
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 5
Nonviolence -- History -- Sources 4
Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
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African American churches -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 2
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Sources 2
African Americans -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 2
Direct action -- History -- Sources 2
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Peace -- Societies, etc. 2
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 2
Peace movements -- United States 2
Race relations -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 2
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 2
Society of Friends -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Civilian relief -- Sources 2
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 2
War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
African American churches -- Mississippi -- History 1
African Americans -- Civil rights 1
Antinuclear movement -- History -- Sources 1
Atomic bomb -- Testing -- History -- Sources 1
Biological warfare -- History -- Sources 1
California -- Politics and government 1
Chemical warfare -- History -- Sources 1
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History 1
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 1
Civil rights -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
Civil rights -- United States 1
Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Conscientious objection -- United States 1
Conscientious objectors -- United States 1
Crime prevention -- Citizen participation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Disarmament 1
Disarmament -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Draft -- United States 1
Eniwetok Proving Grounds (Marshall Islands) -- History -- Sources 1
Food supply 1
Fort Detrick (Frederick, Md.) -- History -- Sources 1
Human rights -- History -- Sources 1
Human rights workers -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Illinois -- Politics and government 1
Indians of North America -- Civil rights 1
Lobbying -- California 1
Lobbying -- Illinois 1
Lobbying -- United States 1
Lobbying -- Wisconsin 1
National service -- United States 1
Nonviolence -- United States 1
Nonviolence -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- History -- Sources 1
Pacifism -- United States 1
Peace -- Religious aspects -- History -- Sources 1
Peace movements -- History -- Sources 1
Peace movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 1
Peace movements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources 1
Poor People's Campaign 1
Quakers -- Canada -- History -- Sources 1
Quakers -- Mississippi 1
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 1
Quakers -- Political activity 1
Race relations -- Illinois -- History -- Sources 1
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 1
Society of Friends -- Delaware 1
Society of Friends -- Maryland 1
Society of Friends -- New Jersey 1
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 1
Society of Friends -- Political activity 1
Society of Friends -- Societies, etc. 1
Tax protests and appeals -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Unitarian Universalists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Moral and ethical aspects 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Religious aspects 1
War -- Moral and ethical aspects 1
War -- Religious aspects 1
Wisconsin -- Politics and government 1
Women -- Societies and clubs 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects 1
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