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Alternatives to Violence Project USA Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-271


Collection is primarily printed material; includes minutes, by-laws, flyers, manuals, newsletters.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1982-


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access


Historical note

Alternatives to Violence Project; AVP; founded in 1975 by inmates at Greenhaven Prison (New York) working with the Quaker Project on Community Conflict; now a nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth; the workshops target prisons, communities, and schools.


12.08 linear ft. (12.08 linear feet)

Other Finding Aids

For the catalog record for this collection and to find materials on similar topics, search the catalog record at Alternatives to Violence Project USA Records (DG 271)

Separated Materials

  1. Photographs removed to the SCPC Photograph Collections
  2. Betamax, VHS, and CD materials removed to the SCPC Audiovisual Collection
  3. Posters removed to the SCPC Poster Collection

Legal Status

Copyright to the Alternatives to Violence Project, USA records created by the organization has been retained by the organization. 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.


The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for the records of the Alternatives to Violence Project.

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