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Peace Forum Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Peace Forum

Scope and Contents

This collection includes administrative files, correspondence, minutes of meetings, material about the peace fairs, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1981-1993


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use



Peace Forum was organized by residents of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1982. It was first known as the Committee for a Nuclear Free Community. Early projects of the group included efforts to get the Montgomery County Council to declare the county a Nuclear Free Zone. Organizers of the CNFC were also involved in national and local campaigns to elect candidates who were in favor of a Nuclear Freeze. In 1988 CNFC members organized the first of a series of successful peace fairs, known as the Cheltenham Peace Fairs, to spread awareness on the issue of a nuclear freeze. Annual fairs were held through the summer of 1991. In the fall of that year the group changed its name to Peace Forum. The newly-named group decided to hold several community events each year, instead of one large Fair. However, support had fallen away and by September of 1993 Peace Forum closed and distributed its remaining funds to several peace and social justice organizations in the Philadelphia area.


0.63 linear ft. (7.5 linear in.)


Peace Forum, first known as the Committee for a Nuclear Free Community, was involved in efforts to get the Montgomery County [Pennsylvania] Council to declare the county a Nuclear Free Zone.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Scafidi, 1997.

Separated Materials

  1. Buttons removed to the Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection
  2. Oversized documents and graphics removed to the Oversized Items Collection
  3. Photos removed to the Photograph Collection
  4. Stickers removed to the Stamp/Sticker/Envelope Collection
  5. "Freeze Voter '84", "Our Best Weapon Against Nuclear War" [Common Cause], and "Freeze" removed to the Periodical Collection

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Collection processed and checklist prepared by Wendy Chmielewski, April 1998; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010.

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