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Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-190

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, including minutes of meetings, financial records, notices of Children's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament events, newspaper clippings about the organization, and writings of the group founders. The largest part of this collection includes correspondence with children around the world about attempts to convince governments to give up nuclear weapons.


  • Creation: 1980-1983


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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Historical note

In the early 1980s five young people, Susan Rabin, Nessa Rabin, Hannah Rabin, Susan Dennison, and Becky Dennison, all of Vermont, began this grass roots organization to educate other children and international government leaders about the dangers of nuclear weapons and potential nuclear war. The group evolved into a clearing house of correspondence with children around the world. In 1982 thousands of these letters were delivered to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, in an attempt to sway his opinion on ending the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Many letters were published in a book, Childrens Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Guido Grünewald [editor] in 1985.


5 linear ft. (5 linear ft.)


This was a grass-roots group organized in Vermont by young people, dedicated to educating children throughout the United States and around the world about the nuclear threat and what they could do to end the nuclear arms race.


The first box of records includes administrative files, information about the organization, and writings by the founders. The remaining part of the collection consists of correspondence. Photographs, posters, stamps, and memorabilia were removed to appropriate collections in the SCPC.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jules Rabin, 1996 [Acc.. 96A-030 & Acc. 96A-063 ].

Separated Materials

Items Removed: Photographs, Posters, Stamps, Memorabilia.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by Wendy E. Chmielewski, 1996.

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