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Letters of Nonviolence Project Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Letters of Nonviolence Project


Includes correspondence (2002-2004) to and from Daniel Berrigan, Kathy Boylan, Mary Dean, Joyce Ellwanger, Lisa Hughes, Carol Gilbert, Elizabeth McAlister, Ardeth Platte, Byron Plumley, and Michael Wisniewski.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2002-2004


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Letters solicited and collected by Mike Sweitzer-Beckman to and from people imprisoned for nonviolent acts of civil disobedience; his goal was to demonstrate that there is a movement of resistance that is alive and well in the United States, and that it was not only a Vietnam War phenomenon. The Letters of Nonviolence Project began in 2002 when Sweitzer-Beckman began collecting letters from people serving prison sentences for committing acts of civil disobedience at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). Some of the letters reflect that action; others are from people who committed civil disobedience at other demonstrations, including nuclear test sites.


0.42 linear ft. (5 linear in.)


Records. arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Mike Sweitzer-Beckman. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--2011..

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for the records of this organization.

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