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North American Seminar on Training and Organizing for Nonviolent Action Collected Records

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-North American Seminar on Training-Organizing Nonviolent Action


Collection includes, leaflets, fact sheets, printed correspondence; correspondents include Lynne Shivers; includes information on the International Seminars on Training for Nonviolent Action (Waltham, Mass.).


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1977


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

North American Seminar on Training and Organizing for Nonviolent Action (NASTONA); formed in 1970 at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania; goal was to provide a forum where people could share nonviolent training and organizing skills, promote nonviolent direct action as a mean of social change, and develop a network of nonviolent trainers who would be available to train groups working for nonviolent social change. NASTONA was sponsored by the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute; Lynne Shivers was one of the organizers; headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NASTONA appeared to be modeled on and in some way related to the International Seminar(s) on Training for Nonviolent Action, headquartered in Massachusetts, which was also sponsored by the A.J. Memorial Institute.


0.08 linear ft. (1 folder.)

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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