Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Theodore Brinton Hetzel Collection, 1956-1986

Collection: CDG-A


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these materials.
Creator
Hetzel, Theodore Brinton (1906-1990)
Title
Theodore Brinton Hetzel Collection
Inclusive Dates
1956-1986
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
6 linear feet
Abstract
Theodore Brinton Hetzel was a semi-professional photojournalist and took many photographs of peace and anti-war activities in the Philadelphia area and in Washington, D.C. from the late 1950s through the mid 1970s.



Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Theodore Brinton Hetzel, 1982 [Acc. 82A-006]; Rebecca Wills Hetzel, 1992 [Acc. 92A-107, Acc. 92A-111]
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; this version of the finding aid created by Wendy Chmielewski, July 2012; updated by Anne Yoder, May 2013
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Theodore Brinton Hetzel Collection (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
A Quaker Action Group (DG 073) Photographs



Historical Background
Theodore Brinton Hetzel (1906-1990) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and attended Westtown School and Haverford College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1928. He completed graduate studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, the Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Penn State University. He returned to Haverford College in 1936 as an engineering professor, remaining on the faculty until 1972. Hetzel served on the Indian Committees of the American Friends Service Committee and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. In 1955, the Indian Rights Association asked him to join its board of directors. In 1969 the Association appointed him its executive director and editor of its publication Indian Truth. In 1971 Hetzel was named its general secretary. Adopted by the Seneca Indians, he was given the Indian name "Our friend." A semi-professional photojournalist, Hetzel was a contract photographer for Haverford College for a number of years; he also took many photographs of peace and anti-war activities in the Philadelphia area and in Washington, D.C., beginning in the late 1950s.

[information from Haverford College]




Collection Overview
This collection consists entirely of photographs of peace and anti-war events in the Philadelphia or Washington, DC areas, taken by Theodore Brinton Hetzel, except for one folder of biographical information in the CDG-A section.

For photographs owned by Haverford College, see http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/aids/hetzel/hetzel1168.pdf

Items removed:
Photos removed to the Photograph Collection


Arrangement of Collection
Photographs are arranged first by size, and then chronologically.



Detailed Description of the Collection
Note that duplicate copies of images in any size are not counted in the numbers below.
Boxes 1-2 are size 8"x10"; Boxes 4-6 are size 5"x7"; O.S. are oversized images

Box/es

Date/es

Slides

4" x 6"

8" x 10"

Oversized

Event Description

1 September 9, 1956     1   SSKS Annual Meeting, Swarthmore College: William T. Scott, Ralph Collier (WCAU), Victor Pashkis, Senator Ralph E. Flanders
3 March __, 1958   1     Circle of demonstrators at city plaza, Philadelphia
3

March 29, 1958

5

March for Peace from Philadelphia to the United Nations in New York City [these photos taken in Philadelphia]

3

December 23, 1958

3

Vigil at the Nike site, off the West Chester Pike near Edgmont, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

3 1958-1968 circa   1     Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. (in center), with others, perhaps on U.S. Presidential campaign [or earlier?]
3 August __, 1959   1     Picnic scene
Slide binder, 1, 3

August 29, 1959

3

3

1

Vigil at Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, against preparations for germ warfare.

Slide binder

September 1959(?)

14

Demonstrations and marches at various venues, Washington, D.C.

3 _____, 1960   1     Line of people outdoors; with sign "Military power does not bring security."
1, 3 November 13, 1960   5 2   Quakers at the Pentagon [Quaker Peace Witness?], Washington, D.C.
3

February 22, 1961

13

Polaris Missile demonstration, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; marching and demonstrating in the rain; with sign "Grapes from Thorns? Figs from Thistles? Peace from Armaments?"

1, 3

April 1, 1961

12

1

Demonstration protesting the U.S.-U.S.S.R. missile race outside of General Electric's Missile and Space Vehicle Department, Philadelphia

3

May 21, 1961

26

Committee for Nonviolent Action Walk for Peace, San Francisco to Moscow [these photos taken in Philadelphia]

3

August 1961

8

Seneca American Indians and Philadelphia Quakers protest the Kinzua Dam

3

March 5, 1962

15

Demonstration for a nuclear test ban, Philadelphia

Slide binder, 3

April 1962

15

13

Walk in support of talks in Geneva against anti-nuclear tests, Philadelphia

3

April 29, 1962

33

Anti-war (and anti-nuclear testing) demonstration/march, Washington, D.C.; included Wilbur Lew, Howard Taylor Jr., Henry Cadbury, George Willoughby

3 April 29, 1962   1     Counter-demonstration with signs accusing peace demonstrators(?) of being communist and Nazi?
3 September 1962   3     Outdoor peace gathering by tent/s, with panel of speakers
Slide binder, 3

September 1962

3

7

Outdoor labor/peace gathering with Pete Seeger at United Steelworker's Local; one image of counter-demonstration accusing Seeger of communism

3

October 25, 1962

12

Demonstration, Philadelphia; with sign "No War Over Cuba!"

3     1     "Alternates" demonstration in office of Representative War
Slide binder

April 1963

9

Peace demonstrations

1, 3 April 13, 1963   1 1   Peace demonstration in front of Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
3

August 28, 1963

22

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, D.C.

Slide binder

September 1963

17

Civil rights demonstration at Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.; with sign "No U.S. Dough to Help Jim Crow Grow"

3 October 1963   1     FUNL [FCNL?]
Slide binder, 3

November 1963

1

2

Anti-war speaker, unknown location [Philadelphia?]

Slide binder, 3

January 1964

1

2

Snowy scene [unknown location or event]

Slide binder, 3

May 1964

4

11

Christian Walk for Peace, Philadelphia; sponsored by Friends Peace Committee

3

December 1964

7

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration, Philadelphia; visited by Peace Pilgrim

3

February 1965

20

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration, with sit-in outside recruiting office, Philadelphia

3 March 1965   2     Pro-Vietnam War demonstration
3

March 20, 1965

7

Delaware County Main-Line NAACP march, Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

Slide binder, 1, 3

April 17, 1965

33

26

3

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration, Washington, D.C. (at Washington Monument, etc.); included I.F. Stone and Judy Collins

3

July 1965

8

Interfaith Witness on Vietnam demonstration, Philadelphia.

3

November 7, 1965

21

Heated town meeting, government /military panel, or some other local political event

3

November 27, 1965

31

March on Washington for Vietnam negotiations (at Washington Monument, etc.) with 35,000 participants

Slide binder

December 1965

26

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration, Washington D.C.

4

December 29, 1965

19

Demonstration at Boeing plant, Morton, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Slide binder

April 1966

1

U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

 

April 24, 1966

15

WILPF meeting, with Josiah Thompson speaking, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; many counter-demonstrators present

Slide binder, 1, 4

May 15, 1966

30

24

1

Veterans for Peace march, White House, Washington, D.C.; subsequent gathering (veterans?) at the Lincoln Memorial, with speakers Norman Thomas and Julian Bond.

4

September 5, 1966

3

Bucks County Peace Fair, Lambertsville, New Jersey

4 October 1966   1     World Day of Prayer for Peace
4

October 15, 1966

10

Anti-draft demonstration, Philadelphia

4

December 22, 1966

9

Christmas anti-Vietnam War vigil for Peace on Earth.

4 March 29, 1967   1     Collecting contributions for the Phoenix voyage and for Canadian Friends medical relief fund; at a Friends meetinghouse, Philadelphia?
Slide binder

April 1967

10

Haverford College anti-Vietnam War demonstration

1, 4

April 15, 1967

7

2

Anti-War Mobilization, New York City, New York

Slide binder

May 1967

10

Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges anti-Vietnam War demonstration

4

May 31, 1967

4

Silent Vigil for Peace in Vietnam, City Hall, Philadelphia

4

October 21, 1967

61

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration, Washington, D.C.; includes Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova students with crowd by reflecting pool at Lincoln Memorial

4

November 18, 1967

2

The Phoenix [boat] in Hong Kong, with crew; included Bob Eaton [photo by Jon Hetzel]

Slide binder

December 1967

2

Street demonstration [unknown event or location]

4

December 2, 1967

13

Demonstration against housing discrimination in Main Line Delaware County, Pennsylvania

4

December 4, 1967

8

"resistance, december 4": speakers in church

1, 4

December 6, 1967

31

1

Anti-war / anti-draft demonstration, Philadelphia; included stop at US Army recruiting station.

4 December 21, 1967   1     Anti-demonstrator
4 March 1968   1     "Do Friends support racism?"
4

April 9, 1968

22

Anti-induction demonstration at recruiting station, Philadelphia; includes close-up of young man burning draft card

4

April 27, 1968

12

Peace march, Philadelphia

Slide binder, 4

June 8, 1968

29

43

Resurrection City (a.k.a. Tent City), Washington, D.C.: shacks and occupants of anti-poverty demonstration /occupation in the shadow of the Washington Monument.

4

August 10, 1968

13

Philadelphia Student Mobilization Committee march by City Hall, Philadelphia:with sign "Bring the GIs Home Now!"

1, 4

August 15, 1968

3

4

McCarthy for President! Rally in convention hall, Philadelphia

4 September 1968   1     Unknown
1 January 10, 1969     3   Demonstration for Biafra and against anti-British colonialism
1 February 1969     1   Signs outside of Dean's Office, University of Pennsylvania
5 February 15, 1969   3 1   Image of oil painting of Martin Luther King Jr.
5 April 4, 1969   3     Vigil / demonstration, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
5

April 4, 1969

11

Reading names of those killed in Vietnam, in the offices of the Philadelphia Draft Board

5 April 22, 1969   1     Unknown
5

May 1, 1969

17

Anti-War demonstration, Philadelphia

Slide binder, 1, 5

May 5, 1969

31

62

5

AFSC/Quaker Witness Against the War peace demonstration/vigil at the White House, Washington, D.C.; included Gilbert White (AFSC Board Member; President of Haverford College) and Bronson Clark (AFSC Executive Secretary)

5

June 18, 1969

31

1

AQAG (A Quaker Action Group) sponsorship of reading of the names of those killed in Vietnam, U.S. Capital steps, Washington, D.C.

5

August 27, 1969

29

Demonstration at U.S. Courthouse in support of draft resister Bob Eaton, Philadelphia; included Larry Gara; Shirley Chisholm, Edward Koch

1, 5

August 28, 1969

41

1

WRI (War Resisters International) 13th Triennial Conference, Haverford, Pennsylvania: opening session

5

September 6, 1969

6

0

Anti-war demonstration, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

5

October 15, 1969

11

1

Vietnam Moratorium candlelight vigil, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; included Bayard Rustin

5 November 5, 1969   1     Unidentified demonstration; with sign "Straight Middle-Class Types for PEACE" (Haverford News Photo)
Slide binder, 5

November 15, 1969

10

24

1

Large march / demonstration for a Vietnam Moratorium, Washington, D.C.

1 1960s     1   Labor Day rally, Independence Hall, Philadelphia
2, 5

April 15, 1970

13

1

Peace demonstration in center city, Philadelphia

5

April 21, 1970

9

Speaker at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, at unidentified event.

5

April 22, 1970

13

Earth Day concert, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

5

May 7, 1970

5

Press conference with Eugene McCarthy and others.

2, 5

May 8, 1970

24

3

Anti-war demonstration and gathering with speakers, Independence Hall, Philadelphia

5 May 29, 1970   1     Student strike office, Harvard University
Slide binder, 6

September 7, 1970

9

21

Outdoor concert; includef Jane Fonda and Marti Rogers

2, 6

April 24, 1971

50

1

Anti-war march, Washington, D.C.

2 April 18, 1972     1   George McGovern
6

May 4, 1972

20

March and concert with folk singers, Philadelphia

6 May 27, 1972   1     Joan Nicholson
2, 6

October 20, 1972

20

1

Anti-Nixon and anti- Rizzo (Mayor Frank Rizzo) demonstration, Philadelphia

6 June 1, 1972   1     Dan Ellsberg on television
6

November 4, 1972

9

Quaker mail drive at post office, with others marching outside; with sign "Quakers say enough napalm politics. Sign now for peace."

6 circa 1972   2     Dr. William Davidon speaking at podium
6 March 24, 1973   1     FCNL convention(?): Ed Snyder and E. Raymond Wilson
6

July 25, 1973

7

Women Strike for Peace demonstration/petition signing against Nixon

6 April 24, 1974   1     David Richie and Mary(?) Richie
2 June 22, 1974     2   photos of paintings/posters of Penn's Treaty with the Indians / The Peaceable Kingdom
2, 6 March 7, 1975   2 1   Elderly woman holding sign "Women must say STOP!"; petition signers
2 July 3, 1975     3   Demonstration to end FBI occupation at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
6 October 26, 1975   2     Young people making posters(?)
2 December 17, 1975     2   Production(?) of the newspaper "Delaware Spectator"
2 May 26, 1976     1   Men at display table on street a block from City Hall, Philadelphia; with billboard "We've carried the rich for 200 years. Let's get them off our backs! Demonstrate Phila. July 4th. 10 a.m. North side, City Hall, 426-1505. Rich Off Our Backs - July 4th Coalition. We won't fight another rich man's [war?]."
6 May 26, 1976   3     Several people at Congress for World Unity
2 June 17, 1976     1   Players in make-up with banner "Quaker Street Theater"
6 August 31, 1976   1     Behind-the-scenes view of puppeteers for "Castles, Kings Things" (Lenton's Puppets)
6

October 29, 1976

6

Pro-Jimmy Carter / pro-Democratic Party rally, Philadelphia

2 January 22, 1977     1   Circle of protestors at Stop the B-1 Bomber demonstration
6 April 15? 23?, 1977   1     Small group of protestors with signs re: the federal budget and the B-1 bomber
Slide binder

May 1977

1

Street demonstration (?) [unknown location or event]

7 circa 1978   1     Self-portrait
2 May 31, 1982     1   Demonstrators in front of large church or courthouse; with sign "Silence for Peace")
Slide binder

July 1977

1

American Friends Service Committee relief packages [unknown location or event]

Slide binder

August 1977

2

Indoor organizational office [unknown location or event]

Slide binder

April 1978

1

"Religious Vigil: An Appeal to the People of Philadelphia"

6 April 19, 1980   4     Peace Fair: singers; children
Slide binder

March 1981

2

Street vigil or demonstration (Philadelphia ?) [unknown location or event]

6 May 31, 1982   6     Swarthmore Peace Vigil at church or courthouse, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Slide binder

October 1983

3

Furniture on the street [unknown location or event]

Slide binder

April 1985

12

Peace and pro-immigration demonstration, Philadelphia [unknown date or event]

Box/es

Date/es

Slides

4" x 6"

8" x 10"

Oversized

Event Description

2 December 1986     1   View of nuclear power plant, Salem, New Jersey
6 1980s-1990s circa     5   Demonstration re: sanctuary for refugees from Central America
6 no date     4   Rally for Barry Goldwater
6 no date     1   Shapp for Governor trailer
2 no date     1  

Senator Ted Kennedy

2 no date     1  

Friends Center reflected on side of glass-paneled building, Philadelphia

2 no date     1   Alice Herz with sign "LBJ - 31,000. Nixon - 7,000. Over 1,000000 Vietnamese" (during Counting the Cost demonstration?)
6 no date   1     Devi Prasad
2, 6 no date   18 1 1 Partially identified or unknown


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