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Peace walks and marches -- History -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Thalia Yaffey Stern Broudy Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Broudy, Thalia Yaffey Stern
Overview Papers of a woman who has been active in the peace movement from the 1950s to the present day.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1961-2004

Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-135
Overview The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice was initated in 1974 to "call for disarmament, a simultaneous shift of economic priorities away from militarism and toward meeting domestic and global human needs, and removal of the causes of war." When the Walk ended on October 18, 1976 at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., walkers had covered 8,000 miles through 34 states.
Dates: 1975-1978

Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-147
Abstract In 1986 six hundred people marched across the United States to demonstrate their opposition to the world-wide nuclear arms race. The march took nine months from California to Washington, D.C. The marchers wrote: "we will create a non-violent focus for positive change; the imperative being that nuclear weapons are politically, socially, economically and morally unjustifiable, and that, in any number, they are unacceptable." The GPM was also a traveling intentional and communal society.
Dates: 1986 - Date; Majority of material found within 1986

Robin Harper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Harper, Robin
Overview Robin Harper is active in the peace movement. During the 1950s and 1960s he protested nuclear weapons and missile defense systems. The papers in this collection reflect that involvement.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1957-1967

Intentional Low Income Group Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Intentional Low Income Group
Abstract Collection includes bulletins and statements of the Intentional Low Income Group.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1952-1954

International Peace Walk Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-150
Abstract The IPW was begun in January, 1987 by individuals who had participated in the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. IPW members organized marches across the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 and 1988, with marches planned for future years. The purpose was to create a climate of trust between American and Soviet citizens in which arms control and reductions would become increasingly easier, and to focus attention on the costs of the U.S.-Soviet arms race. The IPW was...
Dates: 1986-

Kevin J. Shay Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Shay, Kevin
Overview Kevin J. Shay is a journalist, author, photographer, activist, and marcher for peace and justice.
Dates: 1983-2000

Marjorie Swann and Robert Swann Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-264
Overview The Swanns were Quaker peace activitists who were particularly well known for their part in nonviolent direct action against nuclear weapons testing and deployment in the 1950s-1960s.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1949-1972

Walk for Peace Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Walk for Peace

Walkabout Peace and Justice Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-162
Overview Walkabout Peace and Justice was first organized in 1985 in Davis, California, as an experimental project to provide a source of information for the peace-walking community. The group sponsored walks in support of issues related to peace and social justice; acted as a clearinghouse to provide information about other peace walks, mainly through its journal, Walkabout Peace and Justice. It's most siginficant organizer was Barbara Hirshkowitz, who later became a participant in New Society...
Dates: 1981-1992