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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

John D'Emilio Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-D'Emilio, John
Abstract Audiocassettes and typed transcripts of interviews with Bayard Rustin, his friends and co-workers for D'Emilio's book Lost Prophet: the Life and Times of Bayard Rustin. Rustin was an African-American conscientious objector, civil rights worker, pacifist, Quaker. Interviews were between 1992 and 2002. Interviewees include: Bayard Rustin, Charles Bloomstein, Ernest Bromley, Marion Bromley, Stephen Carey, Ralph DiGia, Roy Finch, Caleb Foote, Larry Gara, Norman Hill, Rachelle Horowitz, George...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1992-2002

Peace Action Center Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-093
Overview The Peace Action Center began in 1961 as a continuation of the vigil at Fort Detrick, Md. Peace activists had sponsored a continuous vigil as early as 1959 seeking the abandonment of biological weapons and appealed for the conversion of the fort into a world health center. The Peace Action Center included cooperative living quarters for the staff of religious pacifists, mostly Quakers. PAC staff including Lawrence Scott, director, and Jack L. Bagley, Sarah Bishop, Florence Y. Carpenter,...
Dates: 1959-1965

Lawrence Scott Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-090

Lawrence Scott was a construction engineer, Baptist clergyman, and Quaker activist. He worked as an activist against the testing of nuclear weapons and biological weapons research. He was the supervisor for the Friends Mississippi Project, project director of the Appeal and Vigil at Fort Detrick in Maryland, executive secretary of the Peace Action Center and a founder of A Quaker Action Group.

Dates: 1955-1965

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African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Sources 2
Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Nonviolence -- History -- Sources 2
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
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Bigelow, Albert, 1906- 3
Lyttle, Bradford 3
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 3
Scott, Lawrence, 1908-1986 3
Committee for Nonviolent Action 2
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Corson, Helen H. 2
DiGia, Ralph 2
Golden Rule (Ketch) 2
Jack, Homer A. (Homer Alexander), 1916-1993 2
Mygatt, Tracy D. (Tracy Dickinson), 1885-1973 2
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization) 2
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization). Nevada Project 2
Olson, Theodore, 1932- 2
Peace Action Center (Washington, D.C.) 2
Pfeiffer, Stephen D. 2
Reynolds, Barbara (Barbara Leonard) 2
Swomley, John M., 1915-2010 2
Walker, Charles C. 2
Young, Wilmer J. 2
Anderson, Ross W. 1
Anthony, Robert L. 1
Appeal and Vigil at Fort Detrick (Frederick, Md.) 1
Apsey, Lawrence S. 1
Bagley, Jack L. 1
Bishop, Sarah 1
Bloomstein, Charles 1
Boardman, Elizabeth Jelinek, 1917- 1
Bromley, Ernest 1
Bromley, Marion, -1996 1
Carey, Stephen 1
Carner, Lucy Perkins, 1886-1983 1
Carpenter, Florence Y. 1
D'Emilio, John 1
Davidov, Marv 1
DeVault, Don 1
Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984 1
Everyman (Ship) 1
Faust, Bertha, 1909- 1
Finch, Henry Le Roy 1
Flanagan, Ross, 1934- 1
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006 1
Friends Mississippi Project 1
Gara, Larry 1
Gottwald, Norman K. (Norman Karol), 1926- 1
Hassler, Alfred, 1910-1991 1
Haworth, Neil D. 1
Heisler, Francis, 1895- 1
Herrick, Scott 1
Hester, Hugh B. (Hugh Bryan), 1895-1983 1
Hill, Norman, 1933- 1
Horowitz, Rachelle 1
Houser, George M. 1
Jamison, Jeannette 1
Keyes, Gene 1
Lazar, Edward 1
Malz, Gertrude 1
Martin, William R., 1938- 1
McNeil, Gelston 1
McReynolds, David 1
Miller, Lawrence McK. 1
Naegle, Walter 1
Nash, Vernon 1
New England Committee for Nonviolent Action 1
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization). European Project 1
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization). Pacific Project 1
Non-Violent Action Against Nuclear Weapons (Organization). Washington Prayer Vigil 1
Omaha Action (Project) 1
Parkman, Patricia 1
Paschkis, V. (Victor) 1
Phoenix (Yacht) 1
Pickus, Robert 1
Platt, Davis 1
Polaris Action 1
Québec-Washington-Guantánamo Walk for Peace 1
Raitt, Walton A. 1
Reynolds, Earle L. 1
Salstrom, F. Paul 1
San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace 1
Simon, Emily Parker 1
Smiley, Glenn E. 1
Stewart, Annalee, 1900?- 1
Swann, Marjorie 1
Swann, Robert S. 1
Swomley, Margie Carpenter 1
Tatum, Lyle 1
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 1
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases 1
Uphaus, Willard E. (Willard Edwin), 1890-1983 1
Vigil at Fort Detrick (Frederick, Md.) 1
Wayland-Smith, Robert 1
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