Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Doug Rand Collected Papers, circa 1984-1998

Collection: CDG-A

Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (curator)
Fax: 610-690-5728
Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Doug Rand
Doug Rand Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1984-1998 circa
Call Number

Language of Materials
Materials in English
3.125 linear feet [papers only]

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Boxes 1-8 gift of Resource Center for Nonviolence, 2006 [Acc. 06A-022]
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff [student assistants], 2006. This finding aid updated by Wendy Chmielewski, July 2013.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Doug Rand Collected Papers (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

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

Related Collections
Resource Center for Nonviolence Records (CDG-A)

Historical Background
Douglas Ronald Rand was born in Summerville (New Jersey) in 1954. He was a community activist, environmentalist, anti-nuclear and peace activist, and organizer and leader in many community projects in the Santa Cruz (California) area. He served as the director of the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, CA, and was also involved with the Santa Cruz Action Network. He died on March 5, 2000 in Santa Cruz at the age of 45.

Collection Overview
This small collection comes from the files of Doug Rand and covers five topics related to local peace and political actions in Santa Cruz: the successful efforts to stop beach area development, the election victory that grew from public discontent with the development, the installation of "Collateral Damage" anti-war statue/s, the Aaron Ahearn trial, and visits of Navy warships to Santa Cruz.

Arrangement of Collection
Material is arranged primarily in the order in which it came to the SCPC. Photos were removed to the Photograph Collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Beach Area Redevelopment
Miscellaneous (found in envelope under "Matilda Rand")
Button layouts and flyers for city council elections
Candidates' original flyers (Fitzmaurice, Sugar and Krohn for Santa Cruz city council)
Absentee cards information
Election expenses
Election, 1998 (November)
Referendum, 1998 (September)
Beach Area Working Group, 1998 [2 folders]
"Office" (mostly miscellaneous receipts, etc.)

Box 2
Documents related to election; California Coastal Act of 1976 [2 folders]
Photos, etc. [photos removed to Photograph Collection]
Seaside County information
Media coverage of Beach Development Plan [2 folders]
Beach Flats: history (two booklets)
Beach Flats: maps
Steering Committee for packet / "Traffic"
Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) [2 folders]

Box 3
Draft Environmental Impact Report (cont.)
Beach area plan, 1998 (October)
City vs. Public [2 folders]
Miscellaneous [removed from above folder/s]
City's pitch and public response [2 folders]
Public comments from Special Joint Meeting of the Redevelopment Agency and Planning Commission

Box 4
State lands [2 folders]
"Collateral Damage" Anti-War Statue
Sculpture and dedication, 1996 (December)
Electrical (?)
Site plans
E.A. Chase (artist)
No Nukes rally: media materials (originals)
Stu's slideshow, 1995 (April 23)
Joann King, 1995 (September)
Children's Peace Statue, Los Alamos (New Mexico)
Other organizations

Box 5
Media coverage
Collateral Damage sculpture: "Eagle"
Bill Motto Post
Historical information
Essays and public comments
City council
Japan, United Nations
Arts Commission, 1993 / Sister city
Meeting notes and log, 1993 (September - Dececember)
Media coverage, 1993 (August - December)
Compass proposal, 1993 (December 14)
Meeting, 1994 (January)
Gun Turn-In, 1994
Talk: 1994 (August)
Chase letter (fundraising appeal), 1995 (January)
Packet originals

Box 6
Media coverage, 1995 (February - August)
Rally wrap-up and dedication
Mayors photo, 1995 (December)
Work done at site after
Second casting?
Johnny Clegg, 1996 (July)
Hiroshima Day event, 1996
Plaque: ideas
Plaque, 1996 (August)
Plaque: responses
David Crosby, 1997 (January)
Hiroshima Day event, 1997
Sonoma (CA), 1997 (October)
Bruce Cockburn, 1997 (October)
Other projects
Aaron Ahearn Trial
Aaron Ahearn files, 1993-1994 [2 folders]
Media coverage, 1993-1994
Aaron Ahearn Fund: financial information

Box 7
Other organizations
Articles re: Navy ocean-dumping
Miscellaneous papers and news articles, 1984-1986
Visits of Navy Warships to Santa Cruz
Independence Day visit of U.S.S. Fort Fisher to Santa Cruz, 1987
Navy ship visit, 1988
Public hearing about another warship visit, 1989
Public hearing about another warship visit,1989 (cont.) / city council recall drive
Navy ship visit, 1990

Box 8 (1/2 box)
Navy ship visit, 1993
Navy ship visit?, 1997
Ship data

This file was last updated on July 30, 2013.