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June Miller Thompson and Justine Miller Merritt papers

 Collection — othertype: DG 291
Identifier: SCPC-DG-291


This collection contains materials given to the donor by her aunt, June Miller Thompson. Materials include photos, media, audiotapes, and diaries related to the Great Peace March. Her writings related to peace, peaceful civil disobedience, nuclear war, and nuclear energy are also included. Her engagement in the Ribbon prior to and during August 1985, included her participation and presence (and that of her husband, Bill Willard Thompson) in Hiroshima while the Ribbon was unfolding in Washington, DC. She is the sister of Justine Merritt, the donor's mother.

The collection also contains mterials given to the donor by her mother, Justine Miller Merritt. Materials include photos, books, audiotapes, VHS tapes, media, diaries, and writing related to the Ribbon, a multi-year grassroots effort to educate and motivate people to protect the earth and all that they love from the dangers of nuclear war. This effort culminated in a huge event, in Washington DC, in August 1985. After that time, the Ribbon grew to be an international effort, the International Ribbon. Her personal writings (both prior to 'being called to work for peace' and after the Ribbon project wound down) are also included.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1985

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions.


1.5 linear ft. (1 Hollinger box, 1 Paige box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Regna Lee Merritt, October 2022

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

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