Freeze Campaigns Collected Records
Collection includes brochures and flyers, printed correspondence, and pamphlets about the nuclear freeze movement.
- Majority of material found within 1980-1988
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research without restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
The nuclear freeze movement, thought to have begun in the United States around 1980 was caused by the increased threat of war associated with the U.S. Senate's failure to ratify the SALT II arms control agreement that had already been negotiated with the Soviet Union, and by President Jimmy Carter's Presidential Directive 59 that made plans for a first strike nuclear war. The nuclear freeze movement called on the U.S. and Soviet Union to "adopt a mutual freeze on the testing, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons and of missiles, and new aircraft designed primarily to deliver nuclear weapons.".
0.83 Linear Feet (10 linear inches.)
Records. arranged alphabetically by state.
View finding aid: https://www.swarthmore.edu/library/peace/CDGA.A-L/freezecampaigns.htm
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