Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Movement for a New Society Records, 1971-1988

Collection: DG 154


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
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Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
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Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Movement for a New Society
Title
Movement for a New Society Records
Inclusive Dates
1971-1988
Call Number
DG 154

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
_____ linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Movement for a New Society began in 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a national network of activists committed to building a nonviolent revolution. Movement for a New Society grew to be a community, based in several areas around the United States. While Movement for a New Society was always an activist organization, it was also a co-housing and/or communal society. Movement for a New Society collectives formed in the Boston/Northeast Region, the Mid-Atlantic Region, Tucson, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, etc. Movement for a New Society ceased operation in 1988.Some m
embers formed a collective publishing business, based in Philadelphia, New Society Publishers, which published books and pamphlets on peace, social justice, and ecological issues. New Society Publishers was in existence from 1988-1996.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Beth Brockman, 1988 [Acc. 88A-065; Betsy Gilman-Radsch, 1990, 1995, 2002 [Acc. 90A-002, Acc. 95A-022, Acc. 02A-025]; Peter J. Woodrow, 1990 [Acc. 90A-055]; Lynne Shivers, 1992 [Acc. 92A-062]; Nancy Brigham, 1992 [Acc. 92A-090]; Jonathan Ber Zall, 2004 [Acc. 04A-003]; James Schrag [Acc. 06A-044]; Kenneth K. Martin [Acc. 08A-077], George Lakey, 2010 [Acc. 10A-026]
Processing Information
Processed by Staff, this finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, August 2008; March 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Movement for a New Society Records (DG 154), 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
A Quaker Action Group Records (DG 074)
New Society Publishers Records (DG 189)
New Swarthmoor Community Records (DG 028)

George Willoughby and Lillian Willoughby Papers (DG 236)

Historical Background
Movement for a New Society began in 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a national network of activists committed to building a nonviolent revolution. Movement for a New Society grew to be a community, based in several areas around the United States. While Movement for a New Society was always an activist organization, it was also a co-housing and/or communal society. Movement for a New Society provided training in nonviolent direct action; was committed to decentralized organization and decision-making. It grew out of an earlier gathering of peace activists, A Quaker Action Group. For the first ten years, Movement for a New Society collectives in Philadelphia encouraged the formation of regional groups, including collectives in the Boston/Northeast Region, the Mid-Atlantic Region, Tucson, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, etc. After 1981 efforts were made to strengthen communication and coordination among the various collectives. Movement for a New Society published at least three newsletters for internal communication: Dandelion Wine, Wine, and Grapevine; and one external newsletter, The Dandelion. Movement for a New Society ceased operation in 1988. Members of Movement for a New Society formed a collective publishing business, based in Philadelphia, New Society Publishers, which published books and pamphlets on peace, social justice, and ecological issues. New Society Publishers was in existence from 1988-1996.

Collection Overview
Includes correspondence, administrative files, notes of meetings, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, brochures, directories, membership materials, financial records, notebooks, journals, and photos. Subjects include nonviolence and training for nonviolent action; feminism, nonviolence, and peace

Items removed:
Photographs

Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and in much the same order as when it was donated. The collection is organized into the various accessions in which it was donated to the Peace Collection. Most of the accessions have been small donations, containing only a few items relating to Movement for a New Society. The list of boxes and folders below are the significant holdings of Movement for a New Society records.

Accession 90A-002
Accession 90A-055
Accession 95A-022
Accession 02A-025
Accession 06A-044
Accession 08A-077
Accession 10A-026
Accession 10A-031
Accession 2013-040
Miscellaneous Accessions
MNS1oversized1
MNS1oversized2




Detailed Description of the Collection



Accession: 90A-002
Box 1
Illinois
Kansas
Michigan
St. Paul/Minneapolis
Missouri
Madison, Wisconsin
Wisconsin 1977-1983
Mail Procedures
Bank Statements
Midwest/Mideast regional gathering, 1983
Midwest Movement for a New Society Region
Rockford Friends of Movement for a New Society
Correspondence with Network Communication and Coordination Group,
Correspondence with New Society Publishers
Whole Network Finance Collective
Other RSC’s
Correspondence with Others in the National Network
Correspondence with Network Service Collective,
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 2

Finance Book
North Country Movement for a New Society Organizing Collective Meetings 1980-81
North Country Movement for a New Society Organizing Collective 1979-1980
North Country Movement for a New Society Organizing Collective 1979
NCMovement for a New SocietyOC 1980
NCMovement for a New SocietyOC 1981-1982
Twin Cities Trainers’ Collective 1983-1984
Twin Cities’ Trainers
Training Applicants
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 3

Plowshare Training
Training Center (sigh)
4 + 4 Fall 1978
Notes on 4 + 4’s (raps, agendas, etc.)
Network Coordination Collective 1988
Network Coordination Collective 1987
National Network Financial Reports FY 1983-
Whole Network Finance Collective 1984
Whole Network Finance Collective 1981-1983
National Network Finances 1979-1980
OH Rewrite (fuss & beyond)
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 4

Great Brochure Debate 1982-1983
New Society Publishers Contract Negotiations
Network Communication and Coordination Group, Notes October 29 th 1981 – September 12 th 1982
Network Communication and Coordination Group, Notes September 30 th 1982 – April 1 st 1983
Network Communication and Coordination Group, Notes April 1 st 1983 – August 31 st 1983
Network Communication and Coordination Group, Notes September 1 st 1983 – June 10 th 1984
Network Communication and Coordination Group, Notes July 22 nd 1984 – December 15 th 1984
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 5

National Coordinating Council August – December 1984
Network Communication and Coordination Group, March 1984 – July 1984
Network Communication and Coordination Group, July 1983 – February 1984
Network Communication and Coordination Group, November 1982 – June 1983
Network Communication and Coordination Group, August 1982 – October 1982
Nat’l Communic. & Cord. Gp December 1981 – July 1982
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 6

Taking Charge
Strategy for a Living Revolution
Philadelphia Papers
Trip around the network February – March 1981
Notes on my trip around the network
Notes from my trip around the network 1981 [2 folders]
Organization Handbook
Writing about Movement for a New Society
Nat. Movement for a New Society Network-Building
Nat. Movement for a New Society Collectives
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 7

Movement for a New Society: Sexism theory papers 1976
Movement for a New Society
Movement for a New Society Publications, etc.
Literature
Grapevines 1986
Grapevines 1985
Grapevines 1984
Grapevines 1983
Wine
Macroanalysis Newsletters
1986 Network Meeting
National Network Meeting 1984
National Network Meeting 1982
National Network Meeting Minutes 1981
1979 N.M.
Movement for a New Society National Network Mtg. 1978
Movement for a New Society National Network Meeting Notes – 1977
Miscellaneous Notes 1977 National Network Meetings
Movement for a New Society: Notes from 1976 network meeting
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 8

Movement for a New Society: decisions from past network meetings
Local network building histories
Midwest
Movement for a New Society Collectives
Center for Conflict Resolution (Wisc.)
A 2 Movement for a New Society Archives
Graffiti Archive
Graffiti
Dandelion
Movement for a New Society to me from Philadelphia
Vision
Abrahamic Community
Movement for a New Society Archive
Campaign Building First file – General
Catholic Worker
Civil Disobedience
Strategy
Non-Violence & C. Organizing miscellaneous notes
Tax resistance
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 9

Spiderweb
Movement for a New Society Thinking
Network Meetings
Operation Namibia newsletters, bulletins, etc.
Other Movement for a New Society & staff in a Movement for a New Society context
Grapevines (Twin Cities)
Plowshare Network Meetings.
Twin Cities local network (Plowshare Community) Meetings 1976-1977
Twin Cities local Movement for a New Society meetings, 1977
Diagram of Twin Cities Movement for a New Society
Twin Cities Movement for a New Society 1979 – captures crucial issues
Twin Cities local Movement for a New Society meetings 1981-1982
No Nukes of the North [2 folders]
Energy Macro-Analysis Coll.
Twin Cities Outreach Collective
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 10

Intro to Movement for a New Society workshops
Twin Cities Movement for a New Society Network 1986-
Twin Cities Network 1978- 1985
Macro Collective
Notes on Macro-analysis II Seminar, 1978
Starting Macro I
NCMAC Time-lines
NCMAC Minutes, 1977
NCMAC Minutes, 1978
Notes not in notebook
NCMAC Fundraising
 
Accession. 90A-002
Box 11

*Partners archives (audio cassette tapes)
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 12

Budgets & Projections 1986-1988
*Bills 1987-1988 (to be discarded?)
*Paid bills 1986-1987
Loans
Closing Down Fundraising
Network Meeting 1988
1988 Journals - Receipts & Disb.
1987-1988 Journals: Receipts & Disbursements
1986-1987 Journals: Receipts & Disbursements
1985-1986 Journals: Receipts & Disburse
Fundraising
WNM finances
 
Accession 90A-002
Box 13

NSEF 1988
NSEF 1987 $
NSEF 1986
NSEF miscellaneous
Grapevine/Will Pipkin
Nom Com
Seed Fund [2 folders]
New Society Publishers
Transnational


Accession 90A-055
Box 1

Working Conf., Madison (WI), November 16-18, 1972; meeting miinutes, etc.
Continental Network Meeting. Richmond (Indiana), April 9-12, 1974; meeting minutes, etc
Continental Network Meeting (Kansas), May 1975, Structured Decisions Report
Compilation of Decisions made at Continental Network Meetings, 1972-1975
Network Meetings, 1977
Seed Fund Collective Report, June 1977
Continental Network Meetings, 1976-1977; excerpts from meeting minutes
National Network Meetings, 1978: meeting minutes, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1979: meeting minutes, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1980: meeting minutes, etc.
“Special Crunch” Meetings, Baltimore, MD, February 15-18, 1980: meeting minutes, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1981: meeting minutes, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1981: financial planning
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 2

National Network Meetings, 1981: Planning; Correspondence, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1982: meeting minutes, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1984: meeting minutes, etc.
National Network Meetings, 1986: meeting minutes, etc.
Orientation Weekends, 1973-1986
Correspondence with Joe Havens, 1975-79 [includes writings by Havens]
Internal Communications Collective, Ann Arbor (MI); Correspondence, etc., 1974-1976
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 3

Outreach/Internal Communications Collectives- Joint Evaluation Meeting., Philadelphia
(PA), November 26-27, 1976: meeting minutes, etc.
Network Service Collective,: reports, discussion materials, etc.
Network Service Collective, Meetings, 1978: meeting minutes, etc.
Network Service Collective, Meetings, January.-June 1979: meeting minutes, etc.
Network Service Collective, Meetings, July-December. 1979: meeting minutes, etc.
Network Service Collective, Meetings, 1978-1980: summaries of decisions made
Network Service Collective, Meetings, January.-March 1980: meeting minutes
Network Service Collective, Meetings, April-May 1980: meeting minutes
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 4

Network Service Collective, Meetings, June-December. 1980: meeting minutes, etc.
Network Service Collective, Meetings, 1981: meeting minutes, etc.
Coordination and Communications Group (CCG) phone calls, 1981-82: minutes, etc.
Coordination and Communications Group (Coordination and Communications Group (CCG)): correspondence, reports, etc. 1981
Coordination and Communications Group (CCG): Correspondence, reports, etc. January.-June 1982
Coordination and Communications Group (CCG): Correspondence and reports, July-December. 1982
Coordination and Communications Group (CCG) phone calls: January.-April 1983; minutes;
Coordination and Communications Group (CCG); correspondence, etc.
Coordination and Communications Group (CCG): Correspondence and reports, May-December. 1983
Network Communication and Coordination Group, , June-July 1984: meeting minutes; National Coordinating Council (National Coordinating Council), November-December. 1984: meeting minutes, etc.
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 5

National Coordinating Council, 1984: Correspondence, reports, etc.
National Coordinating Council, 1985: meeting minutes, etc.
National Coordinating Council, 1985: Correspondence, reports, etc.
National Coordinating Council, 1986: meeting minutes, etc.
National Coordinating Council, 1986: Correspondence, reports, etc.
National Coordinating Council, January.-February 1987: Correspondence
National Coordinating Council, 1984-1986: Financial planning and records
National Coordinating Council, 1982-1985: discussions re: mission and goals, set-up of national organization
National Coordinating Council, n.d.
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 6

Publications: Books [removed to Book Collection]
Publications: leaflets/flyers/articles [includes publicity for Movement for a New Society books]
Publications; literature lists
Publications: newsletters [removed to Periodical Collection]
Publications: organizers manuals
Publications: pamphlets
Publications: “Building Social Change Communities,” 1976
Publications: “Gay Oppression and Liberation,” 1977
Publications: “Manifesto for Nonviolent Revolution” by George Lakey
Publications: “A Nonviolent Action Manual” by Wm. Moyer, 1977
Publications: “New Society Packet” [2 versions]
Publication: Organizational Handbook, 1980
Publication: Organizational Handbook, (revised), July 1981
Publication: Organizational Handbook, 1984
Publication: Organizational Handbook, 1986
Publication: “Sailing for the New World: Movement for a New Society to the year 2000” by Greg Bates, 1985
Publication: “Spiderweb” summer 1985 (M.N.S. Womyn’s Publication)
Publication: “Study Guide on Multinational Corporations and the World Economy” by Betsy Wright
Publications by Movement for a New Society group: The Fatted Sprout
Publications by Movement for a New Society group: New Society Publishers
Publications by Movement for a New Society group: The Philadelphia Macro-Analysis Collective
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 7

Publications by Movement for a New Society groups; miscellaneous
New Society Publishers Collective, 1980
New Society Publishers Collective, 1981
New Society Publishers Collective, 1982
New Society Publishers Collective, 1983-1985
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 8

Miscellaneous correspondence
Legal: bequests; sucession of Movement for a New Society from A Quaker Action Group (AQAG), 1971-1974
Work re: Organizational Handbook, 1983: Correspondence, etc.
Work re: Organizational Handbook, 1984: Correspondence, etc.
Clearness Committee
Education Committee
Correspondence, etc. re: relationships with “left” coalitions, 1974-1979
Movement for a New Society Collectives
Center for Conflict Resolution Collective
Whole Network Finance Collective, 1981-1983
Orientation Weekend Material/Membership
Proposals re: diversifying Movement for a New Society membership
Discussion and papers re: working with isolated member, 1985
Discussions re: organizational growth, 1985
Discussions re: Movement for a New Society programming, 1985-1986
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 9

Discussion and papers re: Movement for a New Society brochure, 1981-1982
Discussion and papers re: Movement for a New Society brochure, 1983; 1985-1986
Media coverage/press promotion of Movement for a New Society events (national and local)
Articles by Movement for a New Society members
Miscellaneous
Dispanding of Movement for a New Society (officially disbanded in July 1988)
Miscellaneous early articles, reports, etc. 1971-1974
Shakertown Pledge/Creative Simplicity
Amazons
Lorreine/New York City
A Quaker Action Group (AQAG) Program Statement Proposal for L.C. Geo and Lil Will
Revolution: Quaker Prescription
Marxism and Movement for a New Society: Haines and Parker
Dick Taylor on Movement for a New Society and Strategy
Challenges for Movement for a New Society- Lessons from SDS, Irwin 1974
Thoughts on Regional Development- Steve Chase
Org Question, Resp. to Open Letters, Challenges from SDS: Irwin
Movement for a New Society Strategy: Criteria in Choosing Issues of Focus
Action Review Process
Papers on Alternative institutions
The Contemplative in a Revolutionary Movement- Havens
Peter Jones Memo to LC
Dear Priscilla
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 10

Alliance for Basic Change/ Necessity movements
Rev Ideas, Rev Structure- PJ
Return to Nonviolence- Dan Snyder
Where Can Movement for a New Society Improve- Kokopeli
Where is Movement for a New Society Coming From- Lakey
Privilege, Oppression, and the whole package
Forum on Why Collectives
Proposal for Network Focus- Lakey and Wright
Politics of the English Language, 1980
Visit of Betsy Gilman to Movement for a New Society; Network 1981 Correspondence and report
Papers by Wm. Moyers re: organizational development and planning [includes notes, etc.]
Toward a Democratic Culture
George Fischer on Marx
Pandora Paper
Howard Ryan Paper on class- dialogue
Eleven Years Old- Perspective on Movement for a New Society- Lakey 1982
Papers from Twin Cities Movement for a New Society
Boston-Tucson Class Discussion- 1985
Papers on Liberation from Oppression
Classism/Cost Sharing
Paper on Cadre Politics
Racism Paper
Central America Multilog
Papers re: feminism/women’s movement/nonviolence [includes correspondence]
Papers on Values
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 11

Northeast Region- Gatherings/Retreats, 1974-88: publicity, meeting minutes, etc.
Northeast Region, 1973-1975
Northeast Region, 1976
Northeast Region, 1980-1985
Northeast Region -Regional Service Collective, Meetings Minutes, etc: 1981-1983
Correspondence with Northeast Regional Service Collective, 1980-1981
Correspondence with Northeast Regional Service Collective, 1982-1983
Correspondence with Northeast Regional Service Collective, n.d.
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 12

Boston Movement for a New Society- Mtg. minutes, 1983-1988
Boston Movement for a New Society- Local Network mtgs., 1983-1987, meeting minutes, etc
Boston Movement for a New Society- Organizational Manual
Boston Movement for a New Society, 1983-1984
Boston Movement for a New Society- Discussion re: role and purpose, 1983-1984
Boston Movement for a New Society- Personal reflections on sex and class oppression, etc., 1983-1984
Boston Movement for a New Society- Work of coordinators, 1984 and 1986
Boston Movement for a New Society- Notes to/about coordinators
Boston Movement for a New Society, 1985
Boston Movement for a New Society- “Shepherding” and Goal Setting Retreat, 1985
Boston Movement for a New Society- “Shepherding” and Goal Setting Retreat, 1985: staff notes
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 13

Boston Movement for a New Society- Responses to Membership Diversificatoin proposals, 1985
Boston Movement for a New Society- Goal Setting Proposals, 1985
Boston Movement for a New Society, 1986
Boston Movement for a New Society, 1987
Boston Movement for a New Society- publicity for events sponsored
Boston Movement for a New Society, 1983-1987
Boston Movement for a New Society- internal assessment, n.d.
Northeast Region: New York MS, 1984-1985
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 14

Mid-Atlantic Region
Philadelphia (PA) Movement for a New Society: Meetings and Retreats, 1973-1983
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Phila. Local Network Meetings and Retreats; meeting minutes, 1976-1983
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- coordinators, 1983
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Strategy group, 1977
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Strategy support group, 1978
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- “ Ark” Task Groups, 1979
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Discussion and papers re: transition, 1981-82 [called “Posse Politics Group”]
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Discussions re: “Re-entry” of Movement for a New Society, 1982
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Discussions and papers re: membership [includes Link grp.], 1981
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 15

Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Life Center/Land Trust Bd., 1972-1982
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Stone House/Crossing [House?]
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Mutual Aid Fund
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Credit Union Action Group
Philadephia Movement for a New Society- Letter Writers [group?]
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Program work; calendar of events, 1981-1982
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Program work; Monday night series, 1981-1983
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Program work; speaker series
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Work re: starting a Philadelphia Jobs with Peace, 1983-1984
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Miscellaneous, 1973-1979
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Miscellaneous, 1980-1984
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Miscellaneous, n.d.
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Lists of Collectives, Households, and “Friends of Movement for a New Society” in West Phildelpahia., 1973-1982
 
Accession 90A-055
Box 16

Ann Arbor (MI) Movement for a New Society
Atlanta (GA) Movement for a New Society
Boston (MA) Movement for a New Society
Eugene (OR) Movement for a New Society [includes Portland]
New York State Movement for a New Society groups
Seattle (WA) Movement for a New Society
Tuscon (AZ) Movement for a New Society
Twin Ciies Movement for a New Society ( Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN)
Twin Cities Movement for a New Society- area groups working on social justice, etc.
Miscellaneous Local Movement for a New Society groups
Correspondence with Miscellaneous Regional Service Collectives


Accession 95 A-022
Box 1
Early Administrative Papers

Accession 02A-025
Box 1
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1978-1979
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1980
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1981
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1981
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, January-August 1982
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, September-December 1982
 
Accession 02A-025
Box 2

Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1983
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1984
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1985
Correspondence with People in the National Network, 1986
Correspondence with Folks in the National Network, 1987
 
Accession 02A-025
Box 3

Correspondence with Folds in the National Network, 1988
Movement for a New Society National Network Meeting Notes, 1977
National Network Meeting, 1978
National Network Meeting, 1980
Network Service Collective Crunch Meeting, February 1980
National Network Meeting, 1981
National Network Meeting, 1982
National Network Meeting, 1984
Feminism and Nonviolence Gathering, 1986
 
Accession 02A-025
Box 4

Study Kit for Nonviolent Revolution
International Seminar on Training for Nonviolent Action, July 1977
Betsy’s Notes on Movement for a New Society Gathering on Work, February 15-19, 1979
Movement for a New Society Organizational Handbook, January 1986
Training for Direct Action, Michael Randle
Import Thinking (not mine)
 
Accession 02A-025
Box 5

Iowa City, Iowa
Spiderweb
The Activist Review
Movement for a New Society Magazine
GTPCoordinator’s Manual
Mini-Macro on Safe Energy
Macro II
4 & 4 Manual Original
Notes on 4 & 4’S (raps, agendas, etc.)
Trainer’s Multi-Log
Movement for a New Society Strategic Thinking
Movement for a New Society Directories-local, regional, national
Classism Theory Paper
 
Accession 02A-025
Box 6

The Movement for a New Society: One Participant’s Account (Betsy Gilman’s Memoirs of Movement for a New Society)
Letters to/from Michael, 1981-1983
Michael’s Mexico Trip, July 1983
Personal Correspondence with Michael, 1984
Personal Correspondence with Michael, 1985
Michael’s Book
Letters to/from Diana


Accession 06A-044

Box 1
Movement for a New Society Philadelphia: miscellaneous papers, 1981
Strategizing
Papers on racism
Political nurturance
On women’s liberation
“The English Language Paper” and issue
Orientation Weekend, 1980 (June)
Censuses and supplemental materials, 1976-1981
General training program, 1977 (August)
New Society Working Party - American Friends Service Committee (AFSC),
Prisons
Surviving and thriving in Life Center study, 1981
Strategy thinking, macro, 1975 (fall)
Training organizing collective, 1972 - n.d.
Strategy group, strategic priorities
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society network
Strategy group
Seeds collective
Organizing macro analysis seminars
Nambia action group
General Training Program “Manual”, 1976 (November)
Race and ethnic relations
Quakerism
Pedagogy Seminar
Psychic phenomena
Personal notes on materials
Social change course: structure, syllabi, etc.
Movement for a New Society, other than Philadelphia
Personal-politcal issue
Radical/relevant education
Selective Service, Draft, C.O.
Movement for a New Society/Life Center: issues and thinking
Mini-macro
“Civil: Liberties - Peace”, Jim’s file, 1959-1964
“International Affairs”, Jim’s file, 1959-1964
Vocations for social change
Values and political economy ecology
Conflict resolution
Nonviolent movement approach
Census, 1979
Census, 1980
Peoples Lobby and May Day, 1971 (April - May)
Conscientization and the third world
Nonviolence, Jim’s file
Strategy study group, 1976 (fall)
Student Committee on Civil Liberties
Motivation for social change
“The Dynamics of Conflict, Change and Accomodation in Interracial Neighborhoods”
Stockton College training
 
Accession 06A-044
Box 2

Documents, secondary (not current readings)
Training: actual gigs, agendas, reports, case studies
Training: nonviolence
Training: campaign building, direct action, marshals
Training: personal growth and social change, empowerment, consciousness raising
Training: sexism
Training: strategy
Training: vision
Training: theory of nonviolence, violence
Training: sample campaign material
Training: parent effectiveness
Training: general
Training: international networks, workshops
Training: community building
Training: introductions
Training: analysis, Movement for a New Society analysis, macro tools
Training: group process, facilitation, consensus, clearnes, in-group community building
Training: conflict resolution, negotiation
Training, about nuclear power


Accession 08A-077
Box 1

Movement for a New Society: 1971-1976
Movement for a New Society: 1977-1979
Movement for a New Society: 1980-1981
Movement for a New Society: 1982
Movement for a New Society: 1983
Movement for a New Society: 1984
Movement for a New Society: 1985-1988; 1995, 1996
Movement for a New Society: Undated
Movement for a New Society: National Network Meetings 1974 (April)
Movement for a New Society: National Papers 1976 (November)
Movement for a New Society: National Network Meeting 1978
Movement for a New Society: National Network Meeting 1979 (July)

Box 2
Movement for a New Society: National Network Meeting 1981 (august)
Movement for a New Society: 1982 (August)
Meetings and Minutes for Philadelphia MNS Local Network Meetings, 1972-1978
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society Network Minutes, 1979-1985
Meetings and Minutes for Racism Task Force
Meetings and Minutes for Transnational Collective
Meetings and Minutes for Land Trust Board
Meetings and Minutes for Life Center Association
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society (PMNS) Active
Movement for a New Society (Re-entry)
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Issue groups and reports
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society- Direction brainstorming
Philadelphia Movement for a New Society finance

Box 3
Collective Report 1978-1979
Racism Task Force
Racism Task Force (RTF) Proposal/ Position Paper
Racism Task Force- Active correspondence 1980-1982
Racism Task Force- Writing subgroup
Racism workshop agendas
Racism Task Force notes
Racism workshop- Activities and materials
Racism Task Force workshop evaluations
Racism Task Force- Racial intelligence studies
Racism Task Force group sessions
Racism Task Force current business
Racism Task Force finances
Transnational collective, Movement for a New Society
Life Center Association and Land Trust Board
Life Center Association- Announcements, articles, etc.
On organizing macroanalysis seminars- 1973 (February)
Central America Macro- Miscellaneous correspondence
Current Macro- Miscellaneous and notes
Macro invoices
Bank account for Macro

Box 4
Central America Macro seminar Literature
Movement for a New Society and Spirituality Conference- 1976 (November)
Movement for a New Society training requests 1979-1980
Non-violence training
Jean Neuman- Learning theory and educational design workshop
Training
Census 1981
Handbook rewrite 1983-1984
Strategy group/ strategy papers- Permanent file
Ideas on structure and organization of Movement for a New Society

Box 5
A Quaker Action Group Funding Lists
“ Ark” Task Group
Stone House
General Electric and Nuclear War
Cruise and Pershing II Campaign (Clearinghouse)
Pathways Evaluation
Jobs with Peace
Feminist Working-Class Strategy Group
MOVE
Action Linkage
Neila Miller Group
Men’s Consciousness Raising
Song Sheets
Song Book: Winds of the People
Outside Literature
Movement for a New Society Newsletters [removed]
Publications

Accession 10A-026
Transcript of interview with Nancy Brigham, 2006 (June 22)

Accession 10A-031 [Files of Dion Lerman]
Box 1
Outreach - Wither? 1976
Literature
Movement for a New Society

Box 2
Barnwell project - notes and papers
No-Nukes Training
Papers on Training
Training
First Movement for a New Society organizational handbook - 1980 (May)
Continental network meeting - 1976
Dave Dellinger
Scott "Wings" Burg(win?)
Movement personal letters

Box 3
P. Movement for a New Society
P. Movement for a New Society reorganization 1981-1982
Philadelphia Life Center
Atlanta Movement for a New Society network 1979 (July)
Civil disobedience - 1982 (June 14) - UN second special session on disarmamanet
South Dekalb Center
Southern Mobilization Affinity Group (SMAG)

Box 4
Peacekeepers Pool
Peacekeepers network
Gulf War 1991
Republican National Convention 2000
Marshal training - previous events
Past civil disobedience training

Box 5
SJIC - Unity Rally
Tax Day 1994
Newark Training
Klan Krap
Bucks unity
Move/Mummia
2001 (May 16) Trenton racial profiling
Peacekeepers network event reports

Accession 2013-040


Box 1 [Acc. 2013-040]
MNS Organizational Handbook
Movement for a New Society Directory 1982
The Best of Communities
A Political Puppetry Manual
A Nonviolent Action Manual
Legal Issues Relating to Protest Activities
A Manifest for Nonviolent Resolution
Handbook for Nonviolent Action
Misc. Items

Miscellaneous Accessions

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Box 2

Readings
Movement for a New Society Clippings
New Mini Macros information
Non-print Media
Seminar Manuals [unfoldered]
Movement for a New Society Meetings
Literature Lists

Unlabeled Accession (I)
Box 3

Finances - OWA
Movement for a New Society Material
Mutual Aid Funds
Miscellaneous Papers [unfoldered]
Posse II: Summaries of Meetings
General Training Coordinators’ Manual
 
Unlabeled Accession (I)
Box 4

Network Meetings, 1972 - 1975 [black notebook]
Whole Network Meeting Notes, 1981 [Yellow Notebook]
Movement for a New Society Organizational Handbook, 1981 [Yellow Notebook]
Miscellaneous Network Papers [unfoldered]
Outreach
"Miscellaneousellaneous Current", 1983
Energy Mini Macro OW. ( Organization Weekends)
Reorganizers Manuals

Unlabeled Accession (I)
Box 5

Manual for OW. (Orientation Weekends)
Notes: Philadelphia Local Network Collective, 1982 Notes: July 9-10 retreat, 1982
"Getting involved in Philadelphia Movement for a New Society"
"So you want to live in the life center..."
Cost Sharing Issues
Machinery Instructions
PLNC Finances, 1980-1981
Minutes of Meeting with Niela Miller, June 9, 1981
Movement for a New Society Office Coordination, 1980
Movement for a New Society Mailing list information
"Intensive", 1983
Finances, 1982
STOP Originals
Pamphlets and flyers on Cruise and Pershing II Missiles
Clearinghouse Minutes
Background for FREEZE speakers: The Cruise and Pershing II Question (unfoldered)
Correspondence: Bill Moyer

Unlabeled Accession (I)
Box 6

Miscellaneous Papers and Clippings
Making Change: A Guide to Effectiveness in Groups . Guthrie, Eileen and Miller, Sam, 1978.
McSarley, Catherine, correspondence
Sutton, Bob (?), correspondence
Correspondence/information requests, DC (?)
Benales, Daniel
Correspondence/information requests, Delaware
Correspondence/information requests, Maryland
 
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Box 7

Correspondence/information requests, New York [2 folders]
"Loreine's work folder", New York City
Correspondence/information requests, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Life Center

Unlabeled Accession (I)
Box 8

Returned Mail (unfoldered)
Movement for a New Society Life Center
Correspondence/information requests Southeast Pennsylvania, except Philadelphia
Out of Region
New York City and Mid-Atlantic Region
Correspondence/information requests, Virginia
Returned Mail
New York City - Groups
New York City Area Networking

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Box 9

Mid -Atlantic, New York City: Manhatten, Bronx, Staten island
Mid -Atlantic, New York City: Brooklyn
Mid -Atlantic, New York City: Queens
Invoices Due June, 1981 - May 1982
Bills Due: Mid-Atlantic
Paid Invoices
Miscellaneous Mid-Atlantic Papers
Revolution: A Quaker Prescription for a Sick Society (Sample Copy)
Internal Communication Collective
Shivers, Lynne
Willoughby, George
Willoughby, Lillian
Sutton, Bob

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Box 10

Movement for a New Society Affiliates: (individual folders)
Huizinga, Nina; McCaffery, Mary; Sunshine
Former Movement for a New Society Affiliates: (individual folders)
Larrabee, Kent; Hill, Tom;Haines, Pamela; Steitz, John;
Nunes-Schrag, Linda; Lashof, Judy; Goldberg, John;
Fremont-Smith, Ken; Fischer, George; Baxter, Kathy; Barber, Wess;
Lerman, Dion; Kendrick, Loreine; Commandant, Joleigh; McRae, Glen;
Marie, Linda; Luca, Wendy; Koch-Gonzales, Jerry; Avery, Chel;
Martin, Ken; Matteus, Antje; Dreamdigger, Ruth; Lieberman, Paul;
Brigham, Nancy; Maes, Alice
Entry/Membership Committee master lists of Members, Affiliates, etc.
Movement for a New Society Receipt Book (green notebook)
Movement for a New Society Directory, 1986
Orientation Sessions
Movement for a New Society Pledge Staff
Movement for a New Society Members: (individual Folders)
Albert, David; Becker, Matt; Coffman, Chip; Fansler, Ruth; Hoyt, Pat;
Johanning, Jon; Lakey, George; Loeb, David; Loveridge, Clark; McClellan, Robert; Nikelsky, Joan; Sawislak, Ellen; Shen, David
Movement for a New Society Checking account, July 1986 - December 1986
Meetings & General Notes, July 1986 - December1986
Movement for a New Society Finances
Paid Bills July 1986 - December1986
 
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Box 11

Movement for a New Society 1984-1985 [4 folders]
Movement for a New Society 1985-1986 [2 folders]
Movement for a New Society 1983-1984: local network notes, retreats, correspondence

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Box 12

Movement for a New Society 1983-1984: finances [envelope]
Movement for a New Society: UPS Account
Movement for a New Society 1983-1984: checks
Miscellaneous Papers, [unfoldered]

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Box 13

Movement for a New Society July 1984 Weekend Retreat (red notebook)
Priority Exercise Notebook 1, 1983. (1st of 2 blue notebooks)
Priority Exercise Notebook 2, 1983. (2nd of 2 blue notebooks)

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Box 14

Notes on meetings/OW meetings, 1970's. (maroon notebook)
 
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Box 15

Knowledge and Politics, by Roberto Mangabeira Unger, 1975.
Decision Making Handout
Decision Making August, 1981 General Training Program
Mediation: COACT/KAN
Self Management
Political Community Workshop
Song Sheets
"Light and Livelies"
"REV REF vs. REF REF"
Organizing Workshop - "Issues and Nitty Gritty"
Evaluation/Going Home: August 12, 1979, last General Training Program day
Going Back Home: "Relating to Other [people/groups], communication
"First Session"
Organization Structure re: membership and decision making
"Pet Handouts" [miscellaneous notes. 2 folders]
Jo Freeman: correspondence with Bill Moyer
Jo Freeman: notes for an article (?)
"Operant Psychology as Factory Psychology", article by Barry Schwartz, Richard Schuldenfrei, and Hugh Lacey. Swarthmore College, 1978. [unfoldered]
Organization Guide Sheet
Organization Dynamics/Leadership, Reprints
Movement for a New Society Historical Development - 3 models
Group process workshop
Group Dynamics [miscellaneous papers]

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Box 16

Organizer's Workshop, North Carolina, February 1980. [unfoldered]
Training Manual, Nonviolent Direct Action - 1971 Spring Actions [green folder]
4 plus 4 Coordinators' Manual, Twin Cities Movement for a New Society, January. 1979 [unfoldered]
Training manual, Spring Actions, 1971. [black folder]
Miscellaneous papers: group process, etc. [unfoldered]
Nonviolence Information
Manual for Instructors and Organisers of Shantisena: Indian Peace Brigade
Wall Street Action Information
General Training Program, May 1979
Training for Nonviolent Action by Peter Klotz-Chamberlin. June 9, 1979
Nonviolence/Civil Disobedience Training Information [2 folders]

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Box 17

Nonviolence Information: Loose manual pages and masters.
Affinity Group Packet ( orange folder )
Coalition for A Non-Nuclear World
"A Call to Prayer and Resistance" - CCNV, June-July, 1981
Finance Meeting Package, 10/84
Orientation Manuals, 1974-1978
General Training Program Manual ( 2 blue Folders)
GTC Notebook ( blue Notebook)
Movement for a New Society Checkbook ( black plastic)

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Box 18

Movement for a New Society Income Journal ( green notebook)
Checks and bank statements [envelope]
Movement for a New Society papers [unfoldered]

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Box 19

Keystone Alliance Notebook, 1978
Bill Moyer's (?) Notebook on Anti Nuclear Work, 1975 - 1976
Early Movement for a New Society [small blue notebook]
Keystone Notebook [black notebook]

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Box 20

CPUA/TMI [black notebook]

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Box 21

Materials concerning feminism and nonviolence for Movement for a New Society archives [envelope]
Clergy and Laymen Concerned
Catholic Activities (The Catholic Agitator)
Proposal from " the brain Mistrust"
Christiana
The Coalition
Economy Action
Friends - Investments
Friends - Suburban Projects
Gray Panthers
Green Peace
Institute for Nonviolence Study & Action, Durham, North Carolina
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
Labor Organizing
The Moonies
Movement for Peace and Justice in the Western Hemisphere
Namibia
New American Movement
N.V. & Children
Peace Academy
" D Agents - Quakers "
Resistance - Phila.
Science for the people
U.S. Movement - Analysis of [clippings]
Social Work [clippings]
Peoples' Coalition for Peace & Justice
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Community Relations Program
Simple Living
Spring Offensive, 1971
" D Agents - SCLC "
War Resistors League
" D Agents - WRO "

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Box 22

World Law Fund
Trotskyism
" D Agents ":White Radicals; White liberals; Indians; Other countries " [separate folders]
"Weatherman"
Alternative Economic Pol. Systems [clippings]
The Canary Has Fallen Silent
"Left"
Cuba
Prison visits
Martin Luther King [clippings]
Foreign Countries, Governments
Poverty [clippings]
Civil Rights act of 1968 [clippings]
Cartal Punishment

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Box 23

Nonviolence Literature
WELF RICH: Disbenefits to poor [clippings]
WELF RICH - OIL ( clipping)
Welfare for Rich - Overseas [clippings]
Welfare for Rich - Stock market [clippings]
Repression - Courts & Others [clippings]
Participation ( clipping)
Poverty - Blacks [clippings]
Poverty - Indians [clippings]
Poverty - Public anti-poverty programs & their effects on people [clippings]
Poverty - Private anti-poverty programs - social work, united fund, etc. [clippings]
Non government - WELF RICH [clippings]
Welfare for Rich: Defense Spending [clippings]
Welfare for Rich: Tariffs & Import Limitations­ [clippings]
New England Free Press
Int'l Convocation, Education for Peace, 1972
D Agents: Movement Theory
Soc. D Readings
CEPA (Consumer Education & Protection Association) [clippings]
Decline of U.S (clippings)
"Direct Action Instruction" [clippings]
D Agents: Movement Theory - Violence
Berkeley [clippings]
D Agents: Black Militant; Black Theology project; Black Moderates; Black Panthers
Social D - Business Capitalists, ideas, views.
Violence [clippings]
Terrorism [clippings]
Social Change Seminar ( proposal)
Notes on the process of transformation
Self Determination [clippings]
Social Change - Political Process [clippings]
Poverty - Black Capitalism [clippings]
VISTA program clipping
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), reports
Alternative Institutions

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Box 24

AFJC New Society Working Party
Right Sharing of World's resources, Pax world fund
Technologies - Alternatives
News clippings/papers on economics, welfare, etc.[separate folders]: Asia; Australia; Asia-Afghan; Bangladesh; S. Africa; Oman; Port. Guinea; Algeria; Angola; Egypt; Ethiopia; Equatorial Guinea;Guinea; Libya; Madagascar; Canada; Third World; Third World general GAP; Iran; Middle East ; Venezuela; Uruguay; Salvador; Puerto Rico; Peru; Paraguay; Panama; Nicaragua; Mexico; Jamaica; Honduras; Haiti; Guyana; Guatemala; Ecuador; Cuba; Costa Rica; Columbia; Chile; Bolivia; Argentina; Andean Common Market; Uganda; Zambia Sudan; Tanzania; China; Hawaii; Ceylon; Indonesia; Japan; New Zealand; Micronesia; Malaysia; North Korea; Thailand; Taiwan; South Korea; Singapore; Bulgaria;

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Box 25

Austria; European Common Market; Germany West; France; Denmark; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Iceland; Spain; Russia; Portugal; Poland; United Kingdom; Northern Ireland; Norway; Turkey; Italy - Sicily; Greece' Yugoslavia;
Latin America; Sweden; Vietnam ( South); Philippines; Pakistan; Laos; Mozambique; India; Cambodia; Rhodesia; US left re: Africa
Welfare for Rich, clippings, notes, etc [separate folders]: foundations; health;
OEO, anti poverty programs aid rich; government regulations; tax provisions
Welfare for Rich, clippings, notes, etc [separate folders]: subsidies; government publications
 
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Box 26

Welfare for Rich, clippings, notes, etc [separate folders]:clippings, fact sheets, etc; research subsidies; government policy and procedure; agriculture;. business; housing; economic notes
Racism
Miscellaneous Papers [unfoldered]
"Seabrook Nukes"
Keystone Council
Citizens' Right to Know
Mini-Macro, October 1977
Media Committee Notes [unfoldered]

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Box 27

Originals (of various Movement for a New Society papers)
Models of local Movement for a New Society networks
Movement for a New Society - " My thinking"
Movement for a New Society - Organization Models
Movement for a New Society Organization
Movement for a New Society Politics: Task group
Long term Movement for a New Society
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Correspondence: David Hartsough, Liz Walker, and Bill Moyer
Bangladesh clippings
Pakistan papers and clippings (?)
Bangladesh notes
The Continental Walk
Canada (?)
Continental Walk Dc Marshaling 1976
Wounded Knee 1973

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Box 28

Training - Seabrook
California Training Trip 1977
Nuclear energy ( light green folder)
Meeting minutes, notes, flyers. Movement for a New Society (?) ( purple folder)
WIN Keystone article, June 1978
United Farm Workers (UFW), Philadelphia, 1973-1974
Blockade
Bill Moyer's [green] notebook on Charleston
Macro-analysis seminar manual
Miscellaneous papers [unfoldered]

Miscellaneous

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Box 1
Income Maintenance
Cost Sharing
Poverty: Indicators
Mobility: Distribution or Income – NEGRO
Poverty: Public Antipoverty/General
War on Poverty
Poverty: U.S
Alternative Program: Poverty vs. U.S. Political Economy
Poverty: Political Economy
Alienation
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Internal Revenue Services
Proposal
Fundraising/Mailing
A.J. Muste Keystone Sponsorship Proposal
Co-Workshops
Training Elsewhere/Contacts
Action: The Agency for Volunteer Service
Organizing Materials: How-to-do-it/Training
How to Organize – Notes
Social Change: Models of the Political-Economy
The People’s Alliance
Community’s Thoughts on Local Organization
Local Organizing: The Bridge/Nina’s Papers
Participation: Community Control
Poverty: Alternative Theories
 
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Box 2

Fundraising
Nonviolence Manual/Grant Writing
Grants: Writing Proposals
Writing Ideas
Liberation/Oppression
Race
Race and Class
Despair/Guilt/Anger
Liberation/Oppression: Moyer Chart/Article
Liberation Growth Process
Liberation/Oppression: Growth Process
General Liberation/Oppression (GLO)
The Politics of the English Language
Johnathan
Institute for World Order
Boys
Men’s Article
Sexism Workshop GTP, April 1981
Men’s Affinity, 1980
Men’s
Feminism
Fuzzies
Gay
Women: Violence/Porn/Women against Violence in Pornography and Media (WAVPM)
Women’s Movement
Women Organized against Rape (WOAR)
Sexism – Identity
Women’s Movement
 
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Box 3

Sexism Theory Paper
Socialist Feminism: Jackie’s Paper
Sexuality/Sensuality
Class: Readings
Class Workshop GTP, January 1979
Average GTP Class on Oppression, March
Classism
Classism Movement/Class
MNS: Class Forums
Working Class Support Group
Cost Sharing
Class Talk – Copies
Different Language

Pamphlets
Box 1
Pamphlets by Title, A-Emergency
Pamphlets by Title, Empowerment-Manifesto
Pamphlets by Title, Manual-N
Pamphlets by Title, O
Pamphlets by Title, T-W
Not Catalogued Pamphlets

Philadelphia Macro-Analysis Collective
Box 1
Philadelphia Macro Analysis Collective, 1972-1976
Macro Analysis Seminar Movement Newsletter, 1974-1976
Early Years, 1971-1979
Movement for a New Society, 1980-1989

Re-File Material
Box 1
Material from Re-file Box, April and September 1991
 
Re-File Material
Box 2

Material from Re-file Box, 1977
Material from Re-File Box, 1992
Material from Re-File Box, 1992
Material from Re-File Box, 1992
Material from Re-File Box, 1994
Material from Re-File Box, 2002



This file was last updated on July 8, 2013