Scope and Contents
This small collection includes information about Armistice's committees, chapters, program efforts, and court cases in which it took an interest. It was formerly named within the SCPC as Armistice / Live Without Trident Records, but was changed to Armistice Records in 2016.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access Note
All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at email@example.com at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.
Copyright and Rights Information
Originally called Live Without Trident, the organization grew out of the Pacific Life Community in 1977. It was established, and based, in the Seattle (Washington) area and was active within the state and the broader Pacific Northwest. Its purpose was to focus on nonviolent protest against the Bangor Naval Base Trident that built and deployed nuclear submarines and missiles. Other Armistice activities included non-violence training, nuclear disarmament awareness training, war tax resistance, media coverage of protests and campaigns against Trident, and networking / outreach for peace. Armistice also attempted to cover U.S. court cases against nonviolent anti-nuclear activists.
By 1981 the group had changed its name to Armistice. That year it helped launch an international petition drive to collect 5,000 signatures in every U.S. congressional district; this effort became the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign. In the 1980s, Armistice became a member of the War Resisters League during the 1980s. Regular participants in and correspondents for the organization included Ruth Hood and Rosemary Powers.
4.25 Linear Feet (4.25 linear ft.)
Group established in Seattle (Washington) to nonviolently protest against the Bangor Naval Base Trident nuclear submarine / missile system.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were a gift of Ruth Hood, April 1984 [1984-041].
Items removed: Photographs, Buttons, Sticker, Banners.
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or 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.
Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, May 2016.
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- 2017: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Tessa Chambers added the notes in Fall 2017.
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