Swarthmore College Peace Collection

SANE, Inc. Records, 1957-1987

Collection: DG 058

Series J: SANE Regional Organizations and Local Chapters




Contact Information

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Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
SANE, Inc.
Title
SANE, Inc. Records
Inclusive Dates
1957-1987
Call Number
DG 058

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
.83 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
SANE, Inc. was established in 1957 as National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy to combat above ground testing of atomicnuclear weapons. In the 1960s SANE was a leading organization opposed to U.S. intervention in IndoChina. In 1987 SANE merged with Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign to become SANE/FREEZE. It continues as the organization, Peace Action.


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of SANE, Inc., SANE/FREEZE, Peace Actionindividuals active with SANE, 1964-1994
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. This finding aid created by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone (August 2013),Wendy Chmielewski (August 2015).
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the SANE, Inc. Records (DG 058), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
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Related Collections
SANE, Inc. Records (DG 058) [SANE, Inc. Table of Contents]

Historical Background
SANE, Inc. was established in 1957 as National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy to combat above ground testing of atomicnuclear weapons. In the 1960s SANE was a leading organization opposed to U.S. intervention in IndoChina. In 1987 SANE merged with Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign to become SANE/FREEZE. It continues as the organization, Peace Action.


Arrangement of Series J

Series J is an artificially compiled series containing records of several SANE regional organizations and local branches which have been received from individuals active in these groups.

One box contains records (1959-1974) of the Greater Philadelphia Council of SANE and of the Northwest Philadelphia chapter of SANE. The material was received from Thomas J. McConkey, chair of the Northwest Philadelphia chapter from 1961 to 1967. The material is arranged by organizational origin, type, and date. Additional material on Philadelphia SANE will also be found in the papers of Abraham Egnal (DG 136). Scattered items from other sources (mainly releases and clippings) have been added to Series J, Box 1.

The files of Mary Clarke relating to SANE activities in southern California came from her files on Women Strike for Peace (see DG 115). Two fat folders labelled "SANE" have been resorted by organizational origin and by type of material. Within each folder, material is in chronological order. Also in this series are three folders of material from Arthur Springer, a SANE member in the Boston area. Material is arranged in chronological order. Three folders on SANE/Alaska, 1987-1988, are also in chronological order.

In order to reduce duplication, all printed and mimeographed material issued by National SANE has been removed from these files. Some of these items have been refiled elsewhere in DG 58 to make the files of National SANE as complete as possible.

Records of New York SANE Council and of local New York chapters are filed in DG 58, Series I. The Peace Collection is the repository for the records of New Jersey SANE. These records are filed in a separate document group, DG 132.

Please note that there is also material on SANE regional organizations and local chapters in the files of the national offices. Consult the Checklists for Series A, B, E, G and H for the location of such material.




Series J: eries J: SANE Regional Organizations and Local Chapters

Box 1 [See also Consider the Alternatives Productions Inc. (DG 130) (formerly SANE Education Fund ) not yet fully processed; may contain material
that belongs in DG 58, Series J; see also Abraham Egnal (DG 136)]
Philadelphia Area [primarily files of Thomas W. McConkey] Philadelphia Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy: Releases, [1958]
Greater Philadelphia SANE [NOTE: Material filed here is from the city-wide organization, called by a variety of names including: Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, Greater Philadelphia Council; Greater Philadelphia SANE; Philadelphia Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy; Philadelphia Council for a Sane Nuclear Policy; Philadelphia Council of SANE Chapters]
Board minutes, reports, 1963-1974
Literature, flyers, form letters, 1960-
Northwest Philadelphia SANE Charter, 1961
Correspondence, 1959-1968
Literature, flyers, form letters, 1961-
Publicity, 1961-1964
Finances: Fund/membership appeals, 1964-1973
Finances: Financial reports, 1969-1972
West Philadelphia-Main Line Branch, 1962
Philadelphia area-postcards for activist/volunteers, 1985 - 1986

Box 2
Southern California [files of Mary Clarke] Southern California Council for a Sane Nuclear Policy Minutes, 1962-1963
Committee reports, 1962-1963
Lists of SANE chapters and Board members, 1960s
"Inter-SANE Memo", 1962-1963
Releases, form letters, clippings, etc., 1958-1966
SANE, Western Regional Conference, Nov. 1962 Advertisements, 1959-1963 (national and local)
Correspondence, memoranda and notes re internal problems of SANE, 1960
Correspondence, notes and related material, 1961-1963
Hollywood for SANE, 1960-1961
Turn Toward Peace, Los Angeles area, 1962
Valley for SANE, "Daily Action for Peace," 1962
Valley Peace Council, 1961-1962
Articles and reprints, 1957-1961
California, 1966-1968 [Files of Mary Temple, West Coast Region Field Representative (Acc. 98A-047)]
Massachusetts: Greater Boston [files of Arthur Springer] Dodd subcommittee and charges of communist infiltration, 1959-1960
SANE-PAX-10th Congressional District, Massachusetts Vol. 3, no. 1 (August 29, 1960)
Greater Boston Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1961
SANE/Alaska, 1987-1988 [files sent to Brigid Shea, National SANE/FREEZE, in January 1988] General, 1987-1988
Campaign against plutonium shipments, 1987-1988
Clippings, 1987





This file was last updated on August 28, 2015 .