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Doug Rand Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Rand, Doug

Scope and Contents

This small collection comes from the files of Doug Rand and covers five topics related to local peace and political actions in Santa Cruz: the successful efforts to stop beach area development, the election victory that grew from public discontent with the development, the installation of "Collateral Damage" anti-war statue/s, the Aaron Ahearn trial, and visits of Navy warships to Santa Cruz.


  • circa 1984-1998


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collected 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.

Copyright and Rights Information


Biographical Note

Douglas Ronald Rand was born in Summerville (New Jersey) in 1954. He was a community activist, environmentalist, anti-nuclear and peace activist, and organizer and leader in many community projects in the Santa Cruz (California) area. He served as the director of the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, CA, and was also involved with the Santa Cruz Action Network. He died on March 5, 2000 in Santa Cruz at the age of 45.


3.2 Linear Feet (45 linear inches)


Material is arranged primarily in the order in which it came to the SCPC.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Boxes 1-8 gift of Resource Center for Nonviolence, 2006 [acc. 06A-022].

Separated Materials

Photos were removed to the Photograph Collection.

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 SCPC staff [student assistants], 2006. This finding aid updated by Wendy Chmielewski, July 2013.

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Revision Statements

  • 2017: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Min Cheng in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Elisabeth Miller added the notes in Fall 2017.

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