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Bigelow, Albert, 1906-


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Bigelow Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-076

Albert S. Bigelow (1906-1993) was an artist, architect, former Navy commander, and Quaker. He served as captain of Golden Rule, a thirty foot ketch which he and colleagues attempted to sail into the Eniwetok Proving Grounds, the U.S. nuclear test site in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific in February 1958. The action was sponsored by the Committee for Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons.

Dates: 1956-1961

Committee for Nonviolent Action Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-017
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1958-1968

Peace Action Center Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-093
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1959-1965

Phoenix Defense Fund Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-072

The Phoenix Defense Fund was established through the efforts of Norman Cousins and other supporters of Barbara and Earle Reynolds. The Reynolds sailed the yacht Phoenix into a nuclear test site, Eniwetok Proving Grounds, as a protest against nuclear war. They were arrested, tried, and acquitted (1958-1960). The organization was also known as Reynolds Defense Fund.

Dates: 1957-1961; Majority of material found within 1958-1959

Lawrence Scott Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-090

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.

Dates: 1955-1965

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Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Nonviolence -- History -- Sources 3
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- History -- Sources 3
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Antinuclear movement -- History -- Sources 2
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Atomic bomb -- Testing -- History -- Sources 2
Eniwetok Proving Grounds (Marshall Islands) -- History -- Sources 2
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
African American churches -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Sources 1
African Americans -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 1
Antinuclear movement 1
Antinuclear movement -- Nevada -- History -- Sources 1
Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects 1
Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History -- Sources 1
Atomic bomb -- Testing 1
Biological warfare -- History -- Sources 1
Chemical warfare -- History -- Sources 1
Civil disobedience 1
Civil disobedience -- History -- Sources 1
Civil rights demonstrations 1
Civil rights demonstrations -- Alabama -- History -- Sources 1
Direct action -- History -- Sources 1
Eniwetok Proving Grounds (Marshall Islands) 1
Fort Detrick (Frederick, Md.) -- History -- Sources 1
Government, Resistance to 1
Government, Resistance to -- History -- Sources 1
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Nuclear disarmament -- History -- Sources 1
Nuclear weapons -- Testing 1
Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 1
Peace movements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Sources 1
Proving grounds, American -- Marshall Islands -- History -- Sources 1
Race relations -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources 1
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 1
Trials 1
War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
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