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Citizens Against Nuclear War Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-245
Citizens Against Nuclear War was a coalition of 61 national organizations formed in 1982 as an initiative of the National Education Association. It had the goal of educating citizens about efforts to prevent nuclear war. Organizations which belonged to CAN encouraged their individual members to become informed about issues related to nuclear war. Among the members were professional associations, religious communities, women's and minority organizations, and labor unions. Programs included information and commentary for members' publications, speakers, seminars and legislative bulletins.

Dates

  • 1982-2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Extent

3.1 Linear Feet (3.1 linear feet.)

Historical note

Citizens Against Nuclear War (CAN), was a coalition of 61 national organizations, formed in 1982. It was an initiative of the National Education Association, with the goal of educating citizens about efforts to prevent nuclear war. CAN was headquartered in Washington D.C. and Terry Herndon, executive director of the National Education Association, became president of CAN's board of directors. Organizations which belonged to CAN encouraged their individual members to become informed about issues related to nuclear war. Among the members were professional associations, religious communities, women's and minority organizations, and labor unions. Programs included information and commentary for members' publications, speakers, seminars and legislative bulletins.

Arrangement

Arranged as received from the donor.

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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 Professional Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control, 1986 [Acc. 89A-086].

Legal Status

Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, 2012 and November 2018.

Creator

Description rules
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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. Wendy Chmielewski updated it in November 2018.

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