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Armistice Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-137

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.


  • Creation: 1977-1984


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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 at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.

Conditions Governing Use


Historical Note

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 ft. (4.25 linear ft.)


Group established in Seattle (Washington) to nonviolently protest against the Bangor Naval Base Trident nuclear submarine / missile system.

Custodial History

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].

Related Materials

For related materials, search the library's online catalog.

Separated Materials

Items removed: Photographs, Buttons, Sticker, Banners.

Legal Status

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, May 2016.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 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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