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ACCESS Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-216


Includes correspondence, annual reports, administrative files, financial records, literature and publications, manuscripts, minutes of meetings, periodicals, publicity materials, reference files, computer disks, and photographs. Correspondents include Paul J. Aicher, William Kincade, and Mary E. Lord.


  • Creation: 1984-1996


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


Established in 1985 by Paul J. Aicher, ACCESS was a nonprofit, non-partisan information service on international security and peace. ACCESS provided information on current international events and guides through a telephone referral service, regular publication series, ACCESS Resource Brief, and reference books on international affairs. Concerned citizens and experts provided sources of information on issues such as US and foreign military policy, arms control, and regional conflicts. The executive director of ACCESS was Mary E. Lord.


3.34 linear ft. (8 boxes)


Arranged as received from the donor.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of ACCESS, 2002 [Acc. 02A-051].

Legal Status

Copyright to the ACCESS records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. This finding was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, July 2009, and updated by SCPC staff 2017-2018; and Wendy Chmielewski September 2018.

Wendy E. Chmielewski
July 2009
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