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David Hartsough Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-280

Scope and Contents

This collection of papers documents Hartsough's efforts for peace in various parts of the world, including through Peaceworkers, the organization that he directs.


  • 1959-2019

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Biographical / Historical

David Hartsough, born in 1940, received his BA from Howard University and his MA from Columbia University. Hartsough has been a lifelong peacemaker, attributing his early exposure to peacemaking to his parents, and to meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1956. Hartsough has engaged in peace and social justice movements for over six decades, including engaging in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements in America, calling for nuclear disarmament in Moscow, and supporting marching mothers and threatened refugees in Guatemala and the Philippines, to name a few.

Hartsough is the executive director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce and of the World Beyond War movement. He authored "Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist", published in 2014 by PM Press. Hartsough resides in San Francisco, California.


4.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes (10 boxes; 2 (2.5 inch) boxes))




David Hartsough (1940- ) is a longtime peace activist, director of Peaceworkers, and author of "Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Hartsough, 2019 [acc. 2019-046]

Related Materials

Nonviolent Peaceforce Collected Records (DG 268)

Legal Status

Copyright for this material has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants) of this set of papers or records, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact SCPC staff for further information.

Processing Information

This collection was sorted, and finding aid created, by Archivist Anne M. Yoder, Summer 2019. It is expected that further material will be donated by David Hartsough at some point, so the collection received so far was not processed to the highest level.

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