Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Scott Nearing Papers, 1909-1994

Collection: DG 124


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
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Nearing, Scott (1883-1983)
Title
Scott Nearing Papers
Inclusive Dates
1909-1994
Call Number
DG 124

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
8.6 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Scott Nearing was a lecturer, writer, and free-lance teacher who lived and taught pacifist and environmentalist principles.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Scott and Helen Nearing (1980) Acc.80A-072; and Eileen Livingston (1997) Acc. 97A-007
Processing Information
Processed by and finding aid prepared by Martha P. Shane (March 1988); new accession processed by and finding aid revised by Wendy E. Chmielewski (February 1997); revised by Anne Yoder (December 2002); new version of finding aid by Wendy E. Chmielewski (June 2009)
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Scott Nearing Papers (DG 124), 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
Nearing's papers dealing with environmental issues are housed at Boston University. An item checklist of these documents can be found with the SCPC Nearing papers.

Historical Background
Scott Nearing was born the oldest of six children on Augustust 6, 1883, in Morris Run, Pennsylvania. He elected to attend the Central Manual Training High School in Philadelphia instead of Central High School because it "linked practice with theory." He did both his undergraduate and graduate work at the Wharton School of Finance and Economy of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in economics there in 1909. Nearing taught economics at the Wharton School starting in 1906. He became interested in child labor law and served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Child Labor Committee from 1905 until 1907. Finding his public lectures on child labor and his radical economic views incompatible with funding efforts, the trustees at the University of Pennsylvania dismissed Nearing in June 1915. His dismissal became a celebrated case and a landmark in the struggle for academic freedom. While teaching at the Wharton School, Nearing also taught for several years, beginning in 1908, at Swarthmore College.
 
In 1916, Nearing began teaching at the University of Toledo but was fired in 1917, this time because of his anti-war sentiments. In 1917, Nearing published a pamphlet titled The Great Madness in which he exposedwar as "a big business murder game". He was arrested and indicted by the Federal Government under the Espionage Act for obstructing recruiting and enlistment into the service. He was acquitted in February 1919. Unable to find work in the academic world, Nearing supported himself by lecturing and free-lance teaching and writing. He became known as he ran for Congress on the Socialist ticket against Fiorello LaGuardia and debated the famous lawyer Clarence Darrow. He was a dues-paying member of the Socialist Party from 1917 until 1922. In 1927, Nearing joined the Communist Party but resigned early in 1930 when his views diverged from standard Leninist theory. He travelled abroad, living and studying in Germany during the late 1920s and early 1930s. He was living in Kiel in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Returning to the United States, Nearing became increasingly disillusioned and ashamed of Americans who, he felt, no longer practiced cooperation or valued the work ethic. Rather, he saw class-divided communities whose governing principle seemed to be "you work - I eat." The bombing of Hiroshima which ended World War II led Nearing to dissociate himself from the U.S. government.  
Nearing and his first wife, Nellie Seeds, with whom he had two sons, separated. After her death, he married Helen Knoethe, also a pacifist and vegetarian like himself, and, in 1932, they purchased a small farm near Stratton Mountain in Vermont where they grew their own food and undertook a successful maple sugaring operation. Nineteen years later, when the ski resort moved near them and they felt too engrossed in their sugaring business, they moved to Harborside, Maine, on Penobscot Bay. Here they built their own stone house and began subsistance farming, growing their own food organically and buying only one dollar's worth of goods for each four consumed. The Nearings practiced fasting and abstained from using any habit-forming substance. They set an example of homesteading that drew interest and visits from many. In 1954, they co authored the book Living the Good Life. The profits were used to publish and distribute Nearing's less-read books and pamphlets about his political and economic philosophies. In 1972, Scott Nearing completed and published his autobiography, The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography.  
The Nearings continued to travel many months of the year during which Scott lectured and they distributed his literature. They worked together until shortly before the end of Nearing's life on Augustust 24, 1983, at age 100. Helen Nearing resided in Harborside, Maine until her death in 1995 in a car accident.

Collection Overview
The Scott Nearing papers contain working outlines and manuscripts for writing projects such as books, pamphlets, and articles, both published and unpublished, outlines for lectures, and also biographical material, speeches, and a classified card file.

The bulk of the Nearing papers are different versions of working manuscripts for books, many with corrections by Nearing, his wife Helen, or others. Two books which were published are The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography (1972) and Civilization and Beyond - Learning from History (1975). The SCPC Library has other books written by Nearing including Living the Good Life (1954) co-authored by Helen Nearing and books about Nearing. Published materials also include articles written by Nearing for TASS and Izvestia, the serial publication World Events (1943 1953), and a pamphlet series, published by the Social Science Institute in Harborside, Maine, operated by the Nearings.

Subjects about which Nearing kept files include many general topics dealing with the economy, war, revolution, U.S. imperialism, capitalism, public opinion, education, and social justice. More specific subjects about which he lectured and collected material include China and Latin America.  
The biographical section contains newsclippings and articles (1909- 1987) about both Scott and Helen Nearing. Nearing's dismissal from the Wharton School in 1915 for his views on child labor and other economic issues, his trial in 1918 by the Federal government for anti-war sentiments, and the Nearings' homesteading years are described in these articles. A 3 by 5 inch card file contains notes, quotations, mounted clippings from various sources, and annotated bibliographic citations arranged by subject according to a numerical system.
   
A separate series of materials consists of the files of Dr. Jack Livingston of Duquesne University (Acc. 97A-007). Dr. Livingston met Scott and Helen Nearing when he began researching Scott Nearing's life. This material consists of a three-volume, unpublished biography of Scott Nearing titled "Scott Nearing: His Struggle With Conscience," research notes written by Jack Livingston, photocopies of books, pamphlets, articles written by and about Scott and Helen Nearing, and photographs of the Nearings and their farm in Maine. There is also a small amount of biographical material about Jack Livingston.

Items removed:
Photographs

Arrangement of Collection
The guiding principle in arranging the papers of Scott Nearing was to retain as much of the original order as possible. Since he was a meticulously orderly person, this was not difficult. He kept material together by subject in yellow envelopes, described in the checklist as "files." Each of these is in a separate folder. Sometimes there were other envelopes of material inside the first which were placed in the same folder. Nearing often held pages together with rubber bands or paper clips. In the interest of preservation, these were replaced with plastic clips or paper folders.

Nearing carefully dated almost every page he created. The files themselves were arranged in chronological order by the date(s) of material found inside. When original documents with different dates were together in one file, the earliest date was used. The "data" files found at the beginning of Series VI were numbered according to a subject classification Nearing used. These are in order by that number rather than by the earliest date within. Newsclippings, usually annotated, were not reproduced onto acid-free paper at this time. They were enclosed in acid-free paper when feasible and left in their original location.   The 3 by 5 inch card files were cleaned. In this one instance, rubber bands and paper clips were removed but not replaced. The cards are in the order in which they were found, arranged by Nearing's own classification system. Series VIII consists of the files of Dr. Jack Livingston. These materials are arranged, but not completely processed. There may be some duplication between this series and other sections of the collection. Duplicates were removed when found. There are three boxes of files in acid-free and original folders, and two boxes of file cards. Photographs originally found with this accession were removed to the Photograph Collection. Books that came with this accession were integrated into the Book Collection.




Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL  
Box 1

Newspaper clippings/Articles about Scott and Helen Nearing (1909-date)
Trial of Scott Nearing (1918-1919)
Publicity for appearances (1917-1976)
Pamphlet: "Art Young's Political Primer: Scott Nearing for Congress." (1918)


SERIES II: PUBLISHED WORKS  
Box 2

Bibliography, copied from The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography, (1972) [showing what is available in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection]
Book publicity and reviews
Pamphlets. (1916-1926)Fldr 4
Pamphlets. (1930-1973)
Leaflets. (c1915-c1948)
Periodical World Events #1-60 (1944-1948) [a more complete set (1944-1953) is available in the Periodical Collection]
Pamphlet by Max Davis with Foreword by Scott Nearing. (1944)


SERIES III: SPEECHES  
Box 2 (cont.)
S.S. Pamphlets. Setting the World to Rights [contains typed manuscript of address "Promoting the General Welfare in 1955," delivered by SN at Unitarian Public Forum in Los Angeles on February 4, 1955. 17 pp.]
Graduation Address "A Memorandum for Right Living," delivered at Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine, on June 1, 1974. 9 typed manuscript pp.

SERIES IV: BOOKS -- OUTLINES/MANUSCRIPTS/ETC.

  Box 3
Collection of miscellaneous book outlines: General outline of Book B.5.c., Communism, (1929)
--General outline of Book 5, World Education
--Socialization of Knowledge, (1929)
--General outline of Book IX, Whither America?, (1930)
--Outline of Book X, Whither America?, (1926)
--Outline of Book XI, Economic Organization of Soviet Russia. (1926)
N.S.O. Outlines [contains outlines and plans for Book iii, The New Social Order. (1924, 1925, 1927,1930)]
N.S.O. Introduction, data, 1924 [contains outlines and reference material]
Outlines for The New Social Order. (1926, 1927)
Typed manuscripts of chapters of The New Social Order. (1926, 1927)
World Crisis [contains typed manuscript of Book iv, Crises in History. (1935)]
Worldism Ms. 1939, 1941 typings [contains typed 8-10 manuscript of Bk V, Worldism, The Next Stage in Social Organization. (1939) 433 pp.]

Box 4
Typed pages from manuscript of Book V, World Commonwealth, (1941). 96 pp.
Carbon copies of pp. from World Commonwealth with hand- written corrections by SN.
Typed carbon pp. from manuscript of Book V, United States of the World, The Road to International Peace, (1941). 236 pp.
File titled Book XII, Outlines. Typed manuscript of introduction, (1957), 20 pp.
Outlines (1957, 1958, 1959, 1963) of Book XII with last title, Problems of Socialist Construction. (1963)
File titled Writing - Bk. V. Revolution in Theory and Practice, containing outline. (1961)
File titled Writing - The Socialist Century, Bk. II, containing outlines, correspondence, and reference material. (1962, 1964)
File titled Working - Bk. III, Latin America. Working Outline. Genl. Outline, containing outlines and reference material. (1963)
File titled Writing - Bk. III, Latin America. Notes, Suggestions, containing outlines. (1963)
File titled Writing - Am. Emp., XX, The Crumbling Am. Empire, Outlines, containing outlines. (1963)
File titled Writing - Am. Emp., XX, Crumbling Am. Emp. Ms, containing an outline. (1963)
File titled Writing - Am. Emp., XX., Crumbling Am. Empire, Data, containing one note. (1964)
File titled Writing - Am. Emp., IX. Rise of the Am. Emp., containing reference material. (c1964)
File titled Writing - Am. Emp. Projects, containing outlines and reference material. (1964, 1965)
Files titled Writing Am. Emp. VII., The Am. Century, Outlines, and Writing - Am. Century. Data, containing notes and reference material. (1965)

Box 5 [note: boxes 5 to 7 contain preparatory material for The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography. Also called Book VI.Published 1972] Typed bibliography. (1969) 6 pp.
File titled Bk VI. Autobiog. Retyped Outlines, containing typed and manuscript outlines. (1964, l966, l967)
File titled Book VI. Autobiog. Discarded Outlines, containing typed outlines. (1966, 1967)
File titled 4/28/68. Typed Ms. minus pages inserted in current typing, containing carbon copy of typed manuscript without hand-written corrections. (1967) 197 pp. File titled Bk VI, 1967 typed Ms., containing typed manuscript, from both original and carbon copies, with hand-written corrections by SN. Pp. 1-110.  

Box 6
[note: folders were tied together in file titled Bk VI, Typed Mss. 1968 Typing]
Typed manuscript with handwritten corrections by SN. Pp. 275B-292 and miscellaneous others.  

Box 7

Typed manuscript with handwritten corrections by Helen Nearing. (1968)
File with typed title, Scott Nearing. THE MAKING OF A RADICAL, 70-44, copy 1 of 2, (author's first version). Pp. 124-181 missing, containing typed manuscript with handwritten corrections by Helen Nearing. Miscellaneous pp.
File with typed title, Nearing, Scott, 70-44, THE MAKING OF A RADICAL, (Wieck's revision incorporating some of Crosby's material- pp.1-181) 11-23-70, containing carbon copy of typed manuscript with hand written corrections, probably by Wieck. Pp. 1-181.
Carbon copy of typed manuscript incorporating some of Wieck's suggestions with handwritten corrections by Helen Nearing. Introduction and pp. 1-90.  

Box 8
Preparatory material for Civilization and Beyond, Learning from History. (1972) Also called Ms XVI by Nearing.
File titled Ms. XVI,
Working Outline, Retyped Outlines, containing outlines for project, "Cycles of Civilization." (1970, 1971)
Working outlines for manuscript XVI. (1971)
General outlines for manuscripts XVI. (1971)  

Box 9

Typed manuscripts from manuscript XVI.
One proposed title was "Thinking about Civilization." (1973, 1974)  

Box 10

File titled MRWE Carbons, containing carbon copies of typed manuscripts on various topics. (1971, 1972)
Revision work on Man's Search for The Good Life, first published in 1927. (1972, 1973)
File titled Whither China - Intro. to Second Edition, containing typed and handwritten manuscripts. (1973)
File titled Books IV. Life and its Mastery. LIFE, Its Mastery, Its Fulfilment, containing notes and an outline. (1975)


SERIES V: PAMPHLETS AND ARTICLES -- OUTLINES, MANUSCRIPTS, AND NOTES  
Box 11

File titled pph - Middle Class 3126, containing expanded outlines and reference material. (1934)
File titled SSP II - Recovery in W. Europe? Containing notes and reference material about Social Science Institute pamphlets. (1950, 1953)
File titled S.S. Handbooks, containing correspondence and notes about publishing of Social Science Institute material. (1954)
File titled S.S. Pamphlets. Suggestions, containing notes and reference material. (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958)
Collected material containing outlines titled "MRWE," "Writing - Pamphlets," "Freedom...", etc., and reference material. (1952, 1953, 1954)
File titled Pamphlet #3. China Policy and China Travel, containing typed manuscript, "Our Right to Travel," by Helen and Scott Nearing, (1959), 31 pp., and notes, correspondence and reference material.
Unfiled outlines titled "Writing - Pamphlets. The Socialist Century. Preface," and "pph. Fascism. Outline of Thesis," and correspondence. (1961)
File titled Latin America Writing Projects, Articles, containing outlines, manuscript notes, and reference material. (1963)
Typed manuscripts of two articles for Izvestia, titled "Latin America: Seed Bed of Revolution," and "Man's Future - 1961-2000 or The Future of Mankind." (1961)
File titled Articles - Izvestia. Future of Mankind, containing manuscript titled "The Future of Mankind or (Man's Future - 1961-2000," (1961), 9 pp., and notes and outlines.
File titled L. America - Writing Projects. Izvestia, containing manuscript notes. (1963)
File titled Writing Projects. New Times (Harry), containing manuscript notes and outlines and correspondence. (1963)
Manuscript of article for Blitz titled "What Uncle Sam Expects of Mother India," copy of published article, and reference material. (1967)
File titled Article sent to Harry Freeman, 4/19/69, containing manuscript of article for Tass titled Lenin After Fifty Years, (1969), 4 pp., and unnamed article for Tass (1963) 1 p., and notes and correspondence.

SERIES VI: LECTURES -- OUTLINES/NOTES/REFERENCE MATERIAL  
Box 12

Folders with Data numbers are in chronological order by those numbers rather than by year.
Documents in folders 1-28 are dated c1902 [1915-1925]-1930.
File titled Data - 13. War, containing outlines and reference material.
File titled Data - 14. Revolution, containing outlines and reference material, and pamphlet by SN, Russia Turns East, (1926), moved to Series II.
File titled Data - 151. American Labor Movement, containing outlines.
File titled Data 16. Org. of the Soviet Union, containing reference material.
File titled Data 312. The Econ. Conflicts, containing notes and reference material.
File titled Data 321. The Industrial Regime, containing outlines, notes, and reference material.
File titled Data - 322. Capitalism, containing outlines, notes, and reference material.
File titled 331. Property and Property Rights, containing notes and reference material.
File titled Lectures 334. Income, containing outlines and reference material.
File titled 332. Wealth, containing outlines and notes.
File titled Data 341. Public Opinion, containing outlines and reference material.
File titled Data - 342. Crime and Punishment, containing an outline.
File titled Data 35. Education, containing outlines and reference material.
File titled Data 351. 421 - Ideals in Ed. - (genl. Lect.), containing notes and reference material.
File titled Data - 353. The Community, containing outlines.  

Box 13

File titled Data - 354. The Teacher, containing outlines, notes, and reference material.
File titled Data - 356. The Subject Matter, containing an outline, notes, and reference material.
File titled Data - 357. The Method, containing an outline and notes.
File titled Data 36. Scientific Method, containing outlines and reference material.
File titled 511. 2. The Passion for Freedom (Rebel), containing reference material.
Outlines and reference material about Eugene V. Debs.
File titled Sociology - Miscellaneous, containing outlines, notes, and reference material.
Printed brochure advertising three courses dealing with Social Progress taught by S.N. Outlines for lectures.
Outlines and notes, mostly classified as "Sociology." Typed manuscript titled "Cities - American Colonies - 1759" (n.d.)
Outlines for courses and lectures on Leadership. Outlines for courses and lectures with different titles, bearing 500 series classification numbers.
Reference material about Leo Tolstoy. (1880s-1926)
 
Box 14

1940s-1970s ca.

Two outlines titled Data Classification (1945, 1964)
File titled Lectures - Causes of W War III, containing outlines and notes. (1949-1966)
File titled Lectures on Socialism, containing outlines of lectures (1952-1964)
File titled Lectures - Building the Am(erican) Empire, containing notes, outlines, and reference material. (1953, 1961)
File titled Lectures. II 1. Building the Am(erican) Empire, containing notes and outlines. (1953-1966)
File titled Lecture Outlines - USA and World Leadership, containing outlines and annotated reference material. (1956, 1959) File titled Lectures - Can the USA Lead the World?,containing outlines. (1956, 1959)
File titled Social Crisis - Social Forces that are Remaking the World - Greed Violence and the S. Order - This Changing World, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1944-1974)
File titled Lectures. Can the West Reoccupy Asia?, containing notes and outlines. (1957)
Miscellaneous lecture outlines (1957-1968); letter to SN and HN from "Fred" dated Oct. 20, l963.
File titled Lectures. 1. What is Freedom? 2. Freedom and Responsibility 3. Freedom in Acquisition, Competitive Society 4. Freedom is Not Enough, containing outlines and reference material. (1957-1961)
File titled Lectures - World Affairs, containing outlines and reference material. (1958)
Files titled Lectures - A Visit to China, and Lectures - Peoples China, containing outlines and reference material. (1959, 1960)
Lectures - The Choices Before Us. The Road We are Traveling, containing outlines and reference material. (1958-1960)
Files titled War and Peace and Lectures - Ethics and the Cold War, (1958-1961)
File titled Lectures - II 5 Econ(omic) Outlook for the U.S.A., containing outlines and reference material. (1958-1966)
Miscellaneous lecture outlines, many titled MRWE, and reference material. (1959-1963)
File titled Lectures - Econ(onmic) Crisis in the U.S.A., containing outlines and reference material. (1959-1963)
File titled Lectures - Boston - Nov. 6 (1960) - Which Way U.S.A.?, containing outlines and reference materials and a letter to SN from Arthur Davis. (1960)
File titled Econ(omic) Outlook for U.S.A. 10/20/1960, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1960)
File titled Econ(omic) Outlooks for U.S.A., containing outlines and reference material. (1960)
File titled Lectures - Myth of National Security, containing outlines and reference material. (1960)  

Box 15

Files titled Conway - 1961.
-1. Unrest in Latin America, Conway - 1961.
-2. Feudal Remnants in Guatemala, Conway -1961.
-4. The New Cuba, and Conway - 1961.
-5. Latin America and the U.S.A., containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1961)
File titled Conway - 1961. General. Cuba, L(atin) Am(erica) and the U.S.A., containing outlines and reference material. (1961-1963)
File titled Lectures - July 1961. Which Way U.S.A., containing outlines and publicity about SN at Conway. (1959-1961)
File titled Lectures, N.Y.C., Nov. 11. Freedom P. or M. containing one newsclipping. (1961)
File titled Lectures - Man's Search for the Good Life, containing one outline. (1961)
File titled Lectures - World Events, containing outlines and publicity about SN. (1961)
File titled Lectures 8. Socialism, containing outlines. (1961 1967)
File titled Lectures - New York, 11/7/1963. Birthday Celebration, containing outline and reference material. (1963)
File titled Lectures - Suggested Topics for Lectures, containing outlines and reference material. (c.1964)
Files titled Lecture Outlines, 1964 Series. Latin America, Lect. Outl. 4/26, 7:30. Latin America, Continent in Revolution, and Conway - 1961 3. Progressive Forces in British Guiana, containing outlines and reference material. (1961-1964)
File titled Lectures - Conway, June-July. Social Justice Outlines, containing an outline and publicity about SN. (1964)
File titled Conway 6/29-7/3
--1. What is Social Justice?, containing lecture outlines. (1964) File titled Conway 6/29-7/3
--2. Equal Justice Under Law, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1964) File titled Conway 6/29-7/3
--3. Justice in the Economy, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1964) File titled Conway - June 29
--4. Justice for Youth, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1964) File titled Conway 6/29-7/3
--5. Justice Among the Nations, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1964)
File titled Conway, June 25-27. Outlines, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1965)
File series titled Lectures - L.A. Series, January 1965, containing subfiles titled Lectures - Los Angeles Series, January, 1965. General, L.A. Series l. World Revolution. L.A. Series 3. Germany - Japan, L.A. Series 4. Socialism, containing outlines and reference material. (1964-1968) File titled L.A. Series 2. Vietnam - Cuba, containing lecture outlines and publicity about SN. (1964-1970)  

Box 16

Miscellaneous outlines and reference material. (1965-1974)
File titled Lectures - Struggle for World Power, containing one note. (1966)
Empty file titled Lectures - Where is Civilization Going?
File titled Lectures - U.S.A. Imperialism Over Europe, containing outlines. (1966)
Files titled U.S.A. Foreign Policy - Policy in Asia, II 4. U.S.A. an Asian Power, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1966, 1967) Miscellaneous lecture outlines. (1966-1969)
File titled Lectures 1967-1968.
Outline containing one outline. (1967)
File titled Lectures 1967-8. III.
- l. The Great War, containing outlines. (1967, 1968) File titled Lectures 1967-8. II.
- 2. Re-Division of World Power, containing outlines and reference material. (1956-1967)
File titled Lectures - 1967-1968. IV. One Man Planted a Forest, containing a pamphlet.
File titled Lectures 1967-1968. III 3. Where is Western Civilization going?, containing outlines and reference material. (1966, 1967)
File titled Lectures 1967-1968. II 3. Perspective on Vietnam, containing outlines. (1966-1968)
File titled Lectures 1967-8. III 6. World Power and World Peace, containing outlines and reference material. (1966, 1967)
File titled Europe and the World Power Struggle, containing lecture outlines and reference material. (1967)
File titled Lectures III 7. Asia in Turmoil, containing outlines and reference material. (1959, 1967)
File titled Lecture Outlines, containing outlines. (1967-1969)
File titled Boston. L. Outline. Lectures, containing an outline. (1970)
File titled Lectures. Dollar on the Rocks. Boston. October 31, 1971, containing outlines (1963, 1971) and pamphlet by SN titled Economic crisis in the United States, published in 1961. (Moved to Series II)
File titled Lect. Outlines July 2, 1971 January 17, 1972, containing outlines. (1971, 1972)
File titled Lectures - World Revolution, Boston November 12, 1972, containing outlines and reference material. (1972)
Files titled Lecture, October 17, 1973, Boston and Lectures, Boston, November 7, 1973, containing outlines, reference material, and church bulletin where SN spoke. (1973)
File titled Lectures - Peace in Vietnam? Containing reference material. (1973)
File titled U.S. Economy, containing lecture outlines. (1974, 1975) File titled Econ(omic) Outlook, containing reference material. (1975)  

Box 17

Files titled Stoningham, August. 10, 8 P.M. - The Current Econ(omic) Crisis, Biddeford - May 18, and Lectures - May 18, Biddeford, containing outlines and reference material. (1975)
File titled U(niversity) of P(ennsylvania) March 27, 1975 (or 1973?), containing outlines, correspondence, and reference material. (1970, 1975)
File titled Lectures - Miscellaneous Outlines, containing outlines. (1971, 1975)
File titled Lectures - Science and our Expectations. Bicentennial and Beyond. Boston A.A.S. 2/23/76, containing outlines (1972, 1975) and abstract of paper by SN to be read at a meeting of A.A.S. on February 24, 1976. 3 pp.
Outline titled "Albania" and reference material. (1976) Empty file titled Lectures - the Crumbling A(merican) Empire.
Unused yellow envelopes addressed to SN and HN.  

LATER ACCESSIONS    

SERIES VII: 3" X 5" NOTE CARD FILES

Finding aid for note card files. [in SCPC basement, Range 47]

SERIES VIII: FILES OF JACK LIVINGSTON  

Box 1

Miscellaneous notes
Publisher's correspondence
Chronology on Scott Nearing
Biographical and bibliographical indexes
Bibliographic materials
Academic Freedom, Free Speech
[Notes on] Books by Scott Nearing
Harry F. Ward
Book reviews
Livingston's photograph album: Scott and Helen Nearing in Maine [photocopy, original photographs removed to Photograph Collection]
Arden Club People's Council of America
Manuscript of "Scott Nearing: His Struggle With Conscience" (vols. 1-3)  

Box 2

Manuscript of "Scott Nearing: His Struggle With Conscience" (vol. 4)
New York Times articles by Scott Nearing
Elena Whiteside's letters
Book and film sources
Articles or speeches by Scott Nearing
Newspaper clippings, 1915-17
New York Times articles
Notes on Swarthmore College Peace Collection Scott Nearing collection
Scrapbook on Nearings
Books (& notes) about Scott Nearing
Notes on: Chapter I
Chapter VII
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
Chapter XV
Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII
Chapter XVIII
Chapter XIX
Chapter XX

Box 3
Chapter notes
Writing plan
Articles on Scott and Helen Nearing
Miscellaneous articles by Scott Nearing
Chautauqua Reprints of some of Scott Nearing's books and pamphlets with notes  

Box 4

Miscellaneous articles on Scott Nearing [2 folders]
Miscellaneous articles
Miscellaneous articles about Scott Nearing's contemporaries [3 folders] 

Box 5

Reprints of some of Scott Nearing's books and pamphlets with notes  

Box 6

4" x 5" file cards, Jack Livingston's notes  

Box 7

4" x 5" file cards, index to Jack Livingston's unpublished manuscript "Scott Nearing: His Struggle With Conscience" 



This file last updated on June 8, 2009.