Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Mary Jo and Walter Uphoff Collected Papers, 1934-1991

Collection: CDG-A


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 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 papers/records.
Creator
Uphoff, Mary Jo and Walter
Title
Mary Jo and Walter Uphoff Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1934-1991
Call Number
CDGA

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
15 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
Mary Jo Uphoff was involved with Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress). Walter Uphoff was a labor historian and author of Kohler On Strike.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mary Uphoff, 2003-2004 (acc. 00A-043, 04A-030)
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist prepared by Anne M. Yoder, March 2004; updated May 2007; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Mary Jo and Walter Uphoff 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
Note: Most of the Uphoff papers are located in the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Historical Background
Mary Jo Uphoff was involved with Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress). Walter Uphoff was born February 28, 1913, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin (B.S., 1934; Ph.D., 1935). He married Mary Jo Weiler in 1938 and joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1951. He was a labor historian and author of Kohler On Strike. Walter and Mary Jo Uphoff moved to Colorado in 1961. After retirement in 1976, they pursued their interest in psychical research. Walter Uphoff died in 1998.

Collection Overview
This collection consists of correspondence (1934-1991), especially regarding peace research and education. It includes Mary Jo Uphoff's involvement with Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress), documents from Walter Uphoff's part in founding of the Peace Research Organization Fund (PROF), 1963-1966, the Wisconsin Committee Against Peacetime Conscription (1944-1945), and involvement with peace movements in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado. It also includes information about labor and student dissent to the Vietnam War. Correspondents include Brigadier-General Michael Harbottle, and their son, Norman Thomas Uphoff.

Items removed:
Reel-to Reel Tapes [removed to Audiovisual Collection]
01/ National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, University of Chicago (Illinois), November 11-12, 1967: Senator Eugene McCarthy speaking
02/ National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, University of Chicago (Illinois), November 11-12, 1967: Senator Eugene McCarthy speaking (continued); Victor Reuther speaking
03/ World Peace Broadcasting Foundation (Des Moines, IA): Fred Warner Neal, William Plymat and Chester Bowles, n.d.
04/ Bob Pickus speaking on "Turn Toward Peace," 1962 (April 5)
05/ PAF: John Swomley speaking, undated
06/ Friends Committee on National Legislation: Peace Day, May 1961
Phonodisc / Record (45 RPM) [removed to Audiovisual Collection]
"The Nuclear Beauty Parlor" (Side A); "Re Styles and the Final Rinse" (Side A); "Awake" (Side B)




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Mary Jo
-Correspondence, 1940-1991
-Work as Educational Director of Farmers Equity Union, 1939-1941
-Involvement with Youth Committee Against War, 1939-1941
-Involvement with Boulder Women for Peace, 1961-1962
-Involvement with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom [WILPF]: Boulder (Colorado) Branch, 1966-1968
-Miscellaneous efforts / writings
Walter
-Correspondence, 1934-1991
-Correspondence etc. re: formation of proposed North American Peace Research Society, 1963-1964
-Correspondence with Brigadier-General Michael Harbottle, 1984
-Letters of concern written re: Judge Miles Lord's comments on militarism, 1985
-Speaking engagements / speeches
-Radio talk for the Wisconsin Peace Council, July 25, __
-Attendance at 3rd European Peace Research Conference, Vienna (Austria), September 1966
-Miscellaneous efforts / writings
Mary Jo and Walter
-Involvement with Boulder [Colorado] Peace Center [also called Community Peace Center], 1962-1967
-Involvement with Boulder [Colorado] Peace Center: peace essay contest, 1962
-Involvement with Minnesota Turn Toward Peace Center, 1962-1963

Box 2
Mary Jo and Walter
-Involvement with Peace Research Organization Fund [PROF]: general, 1963-1966
-Involvement with Peace Research Organization Fund [PROF]: correspondence, 1965-1966
-Involvement with Peace Research Organization Fund [PROF]: organizational documents, 1963
-Involvement with Peace Research Organization Fund [PROF]: organizational documents, 1964-1966, undated
-Involvement with Wisconsin Committee Against Peacetime Conscription, 1944-1945
Norman Thomas Uphoff [son]
-Involvements, 1962-1966
Reference/Subject Files
-Peace groups/activities in Colorado
-Peace groups/activities in Minnesota
-Peace groups/activities in Wisconsin
-Youth Committee Against War (of the Keep America Out of War Congress)
-National Youth Anti-War Congress

Box 3
Reference/Subject Files
-Universities Committee on the Problems of War and Peace [Detroit, Michigan]
-Turn Toward Peace [New York, New York]
-Peace education: college courses
-Peace education: course "The Problems and Prospects for Peace" at University of Colorado, 1965
-Typescript "Peace Education Directory," 1940
-Open hearings re: Vietnam, 1965
-Booklet "Bahá'i Teachings on Economics," circa. 1934
-Civil defense: air raid shelters, etc.
-Student dissent to war in Vietnam
-Trade union opinion re: Vietnam Conflict, 1966
-Typescript "Post Traumatic Stress Disorders of Vietnam Veterans: A Proposal for Research and Therapeutic Healing," 1987
-Miscellaneous

Box 4 (1/2 box)
Miscellaneous [4 folders]
Miscellaneous [Acc. 04A-030]