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James W. and Shelley Douglass Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Douglass, James and Shelley


Collection is primarily printed materials, including pamphlets, reprints, photocopies of interviews with and letters to various correspondents, including Ramsey Clark, Glenda Grabow, Pope John Paul II, and Cardinal Roger Etchegaray.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1990-

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

James W. Douglass; Jim Douglass; author, activist in peace, nonviolence and antinuclear causes; Christian (Roman Catholic) theologian born in 1937; with his wife, Shelley Douglass, founded the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action near Seattle, Washington, and Mary's House, a Catholic Worker house in Birmingham, Alabama; author of works about the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy; went to Bosnia in 1994 in an effort to help organize an interfaith movement to stop bloodshed there.


0.17 Linear Feet (2 linear inches.)

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