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Witness for Peace Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-149

Scope and Contents

This collection is unprocessed, and records have been received from the Witness for Peace national office and some branch offices as well.

Dates

  • 1985-

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Spanish.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

Witness for Peace was founded in 1983. U.S. headquarters for the organization were in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the group was to work with the people of Central America by acting in continuous nonviolent resistance to U.S. covert or overt intervention in their countries and to help change U.S. policy to one which fosters justice, peace, and friendship with the countries of Central America. Although Witness for Peace was primarily Christian, the group welcomed others with a varied spiritual approach but who agreed with WFP's objectives. Into the twenty-first century WFP It continues to be ationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Its mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (4.5 linear ft.)

Overview

Witness for Peace was founded in 1983 and was headquartered in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the group was to work with the people of Central America by acting in continuous nonviolent resistance to U.S. covert or overt intervention in their countries and to help change U.S. policy to one which fostered justice, peace, and friendship with the countries of Central America. Although primarily Christian, WFP welcomed others of otherspiritual approaches but who agreed with WFP's objectives

Arrangement

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

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Witness for Peace,1988 [Acc. 88A-052]; 1989 [Acc. 89A-049]; 1990 [Acc. 90A-076]; 1991 [Acc. 91A-028]; 1995 [Acc. 95A-063]; 1999 [Acc. 99A-020]; 2001 [Acc. 01A-016], [Acc. 01A-017], [Acc. 01A-041], [Acc. 01A-071]; 2002 [Acc. 02A-003], [Acc. 02A-007]; 2003 [Acc. 03A-020]; 2005 [Acc. 05A-001]; 2006 [Acc. 06A-026]; 2012 [Acc. 2012-074]; 2017 [Acc. 2017-041]

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

  1. Periodicals
  2. Photographs

Legal Status

Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copy right 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 received. This finding aid was created by Kathy Sun and Wendy Chmielewski in February, 2013.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Find It at the Library

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