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Committee for Nonviolent Action Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-017
Overview CNVA was one of the first American peace groups to focus on nonviolentdirect action including civil disobedience. Its purpose of organizing imaginative and dramatic protest demonstrations on both land and sea attracted radical pacifists and called the attention of the American public to the atrocities of nuclear warfare. CNVA's first protest action was a vigil held outside the atomic weapons test grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1957. In the second half of its existence CNVA efforts began to...
Dates: 1958-1968

Ross Flanagan Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-064

Ross Flanagan (1934- ), is Quaker pacifist and activist, has been involved in many Quaker-sponsored projects, peace, and civil rights activities. In the 1950s he served on the staff of the American Friends Service Committee. He was an early protestor against the Vietnam war and worked with A Quaker Action Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s Flanagan was involved in neighborhood revitalization projects in West Philadelphia.

Dates: 1962-1993; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

Phoenix Defense Fund Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-072

The Phoenix Defense Fund was established through the efforts of Norman Cousins and other supporters of Barbara and Earle Reynolds. The Reynolds sailed the yacht Phoenix into a nuclear test site, Eniwetok Proving Grounds, as a protest against nuclear war. They were arrested, tried, and acquitted (1958-1960). The organization was also known as Reynolds Defense Fund.

Dates: 1957-1961; Majority of material found within 1958-1959

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Bigelow, Albert, 1906- 2
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Reynolds, Barbara (Barbara Leonard) 2
Reynolds, Earle L. 2
Scott, Lawrence, 1908-1986 2
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A Quaker Action Group 1
American Friends Service Committee 1
Block Association of West Philadelphia 1
Canadian Friends Service Committee 1
Cassyd, Syd 1
Charlton, Peter F. 1
Citizens Local Alliance for a Safer Philadelphia 1
Committee for Nonviolent Action 1
Cousins, Norman 1
Davidov, Marv 1
Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984 1
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982 1
DiGia, Ralph 1
Everyman (Ship) 1
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 1
Flanagan, Ross, 1934- 1
Friends Committee for Reconciliation and Church Reconstruction 1
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 1
Friends Mississippi Project 1
Haworth, Neil D. 1
Herrick, Scott 1
Huffman, Herbert 1
Huntington, William R. 1
Interfaith Peacemakers Association 1
Jackson, Charles T. 1
Keyes, Gene 1
Lasker, Gabriel Ward 1
Lazar, Edward 1
Lofton, John D., Jr., 1941-2014 1
Lyttle, Bradford 1
Meacham, Stewart 1
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 1
Neely, Frances E. 1
New England Committee for Nonviolent Action 1
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Newlands, David L., 1938- 1
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization) 1
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization). Nevada Project 1
Olson, Theodore, 1932- 1
Omaha Action (Project) 1
Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends 1
Peace in Vietnam Committee of the New York Yearly Meeting 1
Peck, James 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Library 1
Phoenix Defense Fund 1
Polaris Action 1
Quaker Project on Community Conflict of the New York Yearly Meeting 1
Québec-Washington-Guantánamo Walk for Peace 1
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 1
Safer Neighborhoods are Possible (Organization) 1
Salstrom, F. Paul 1
San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace 1
Sherwood, Orion W. 1
Stern, Lee, 1915-1992 1
Swann, Marjorie 1
Swann, Robert S. 1
Tatum, Lyle 1
Wegener, Ellie 1
Yamada, George Kiyoshi 1
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