Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Robert Wallace Gilmore Papers, 1960-1982

Collection: DG 163


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


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Gilmore, Robert Wallace (1921-1988)
Title
Robert W. Gilmore Papers
Inclusive Dates
1960-1982
Call Number
DG 163

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
11 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Robert W. Gilmore was a Quaker pacifist who was involved in a number of peace groups, either as a staffperson or as a Board member. His papers reflect these involvements through correspondence and other materials.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
Yes, this collection is located off site. Please contact SCPC Curator or staff at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of New York Friends Group, 1992 [acc. 92A-028]
Processing Information
Processed by Kate Myers, 199_; reprocessed by Anne M. Yoder, October 2006
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert W. Gilmore Papers (DG 163), 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
The SCPC holds some material from each of the organizations with which Gilmore was associated

Collection Overview
This collection is made up almost entirely of correspondence and other material that documents Gilmore's involvements with various peace organizations in the 1960s-1970s. The papers were sorted in October 2006 and much general or non-RWG material was put in other collections where there will be better access to it (such as Negotiation Now!, New York Friends Group, Center for War/Peace Studies, World Without War Council, and Turn Toward Peace). The Gilmore papers still need to be processed completely and the material refoldered and labeled.

Some material was found from this collection in 2007 that had not been included in the above sorting. It appears below as part II and part III; it has been sorted into the same categories as that in part I.






Detailed Description of the Collection

PART I

Box 1 (1/2 box)
off site
Biographical information; material for speeches; endorsements
Joyce Mertz Gilmore (wife; died January 16, 1974)
Swarthmore College baccalaureate speech, June 1, 1975
Economic assistance
Endorsements by RWG, 1962-1969
Endorsements by RWG, 1970-1979
 
Box 2 off site
Correspondence with individuals;miscellaneous correspondence
Ward Morehouse, 1972-1977
Ward Morehouse: Wingspread workshop, 1976
Robert Pickus
Stanley Platt
Roy L. Prosterman
Richard Remy (Mershon Center)
David Riesman
Indar Jit Rikhye
Wilson Riles
John Rochemiscellaneous
 
Box 3 off site
Involvement (while with AFSC) with Committee of Correspondence
Articles of incorporation; by-laws
Statement of purpose, 1960
Meeting minutes; organization
Coordinating Committee: meeting minutes
Name change of Committee
Form letter
Lists of names
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1960 (January - March)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1960 (April - June)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1960 (July - September)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1960 (October - December)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1961 (January - February)
 
Box 4 off site
Committee of Correspondence (cont.)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1961 (March)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1961 (April - June)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1961 (July - September)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1961 (October - December)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1962 (January - March)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1962 (April - June)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1962 (July - September)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1962 (October - December)
Correspondence (of RWG related to Committee): 1963
 
Box 5 off site
Committee of Correspondence (cont.)
Manuscripts gathered for reading [3 folders]
Drafts of Bear Mountain Statement, 1960
Bear Mountain Statement: letterhead with committee members
Illinois branch newsletters;miscellaneous
 
Box 6 (1/2 box) off site
New York Friends Group
Involvement as President, 1962 - 1965
Advisory Committee (including RWG), 1964; Ethical Culture schools
Crozer Theological Seminary: correspondence with Ronald V. Wells, 1963 - 1964
Acquisition of periodical War/Peace, 1966
East Harlem tutoring project, 1965 - 1967
East Harlem program
Townhouse conversations, 1974 - 1980
Tape transcriptions: Bermuda conference; New York Friends Group meeting
 
Box 7 off site
Turn Toward Peace
Correspondence
ICDP, 1962-1965: correspondence
Correspondence of RWG, TTP and other organizations
Correspondence of RWG, Homer Jack and Robert Pickus, 1961 (July - August)
W3: staff memos
Turn Toward Peace, Inc., 1962 - 1963
Turn Toward Peace, Inc., 1964 - 1966
Turn Toward Peace, Inc., 1966 - 1967
WWWCUS members/directors: memos and correspondence, 1966 - 1968
 
Box 8 off site
Turn Toward Peace (cont.)
TTP/WWWC: early documents re: transition and name change, 1964 - 1967
Personnel file (including RWG’s correspondence), 1963 - 1964
W3 (TTP): archive
W3 (TTP): affiliations
General
Peace Research Council, 1962; National Resource Council on Peace Strategy
TTP California
International Confederation for Disarmament: council meeting, 1967
Commission on Free Elections in the Dominican Republic
Castle project, 1964
European Federation Against Nuclear Arms: International Conference of Non-Aligned Organizations, 1963
ICDP conference, Frankfurt (West Germany), August 22-27, 1966
Foreign peace groups
 
Box 9 off site
World Without War Council
1967 - 1969
1970 - 1973
miscellaneous
Branches
WWWC West: Robert Pickus, 1974 - 1977
Robert S. Woito, 1966 - 1968
Meeting minutes, etc.
Vietnam peace proposal, 1967
International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace, 1967 - 1968; Stockholm Conference on Vietnam
WWWC conference, May 2-3, 1968
Futures committee, 1969
Interne program: printed materials
 
Box 10 off site
Center for War/Peace Studies
General, (1969) June-December
General, ( 1972) March - ( 1973) January
Staff meetings, 1969 - 1973
RWG: correspondence
Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, reports, etc.
Notes taken
DVEP National Task Force
War/Peace Report: funding and reviving, 1968 - 1975
Organizations 1965-1966; topic briefings by RWG, 1969
Reports to reg. reps., 1966
Speakers’ evaluation forms, 1966
Steve Bischoff: social studies, March 1970
Reading material for “ Vietnam and the Churches” convocation, 1967
Consultation responses: correspondence, 1971
Consultation materials
 
Box 11 off site
Center for War/Peace Studies -- projects
CTIR: policy
Denver/CTIR: proposal and budget, 1973
CTIR: correspondence, 1973-1974
INTERCOM Evaluation Committee, 1968 (May) - 1970 (April)
INTERCOM: memos and correspondence, 1969 - 1972, 1976 - 1978
Voluntary organization response proposal, 1968
Voluntary organization response report: responses, evaluations, 1968 (June) - 1969 (February)
Interne training program, 1968 - 1976
Youth Affairs, 1966
 
Box 12 off site
Center for War/Peace Studies -- projects
Task Force on International Education: Joint Committee of the APSA Committee on Pre-College Education, ISA Education Commission, and the CW/PS
Joint project with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations,1966, 1972
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 1967 (August)
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (San Francisco/Bay Area), 1972 - 1973
Bay Area China Education Project, 1973 - 1974
Sponsorship of China in the Schools project, 1972 - 1973
Education Probe/Project Action, 1969 (December)
Curriculum Resource Center of CW/PS, (through 1972)
Teacher-Scholar Linkup Program, 1971 - 1973
Correspondence, 1968 - 1971
Sponsorship of Connecticut School Project
 
Box 13 off site
Center for War/Peace Studies -- projects
Joint sponsorship of Center for Teaching International Relations, 1973-
Center for Teaching International Relations, 1974 - 1976
Vietnam protests: open letters to LBJ (including Teachers Committee newspaper ad)
1968 Elections: raw data; interpretations
Group for the Advancement of Global Education, 1972 - 1973
Group for Global Perspectives in American Education, 1973 - 1974: projects; mailing list
Group for Global Perspectives in American Education, 1973: meetings at O’Hare
Group for Global Perspectives in American Education: by-laws and certificate of incorporation
Group for Global Perspectives in American Education: meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 1975
Group for Global Perspectives in American Education: membership list, 1975
Mailing to Group for Global Perspectives in American Education, 1975: Morehouse paper, “Scaling the Shoulder of Atlas"
 
Box 14 off site
Center for War/Peace Studies (West Coast and New England)
West Coast office, 1967
West Coast office,1969 (January - May) [includes WWWC West Coast]
West Coast office,1974 - 1975
West Coast office correspondence, 1976 - 1977
Seattle office
New England: 1962 - 1968
Michael Kirby: correspondence, 1967
Michael Kirby: miscellaneous
 
Box 15 off site
Committee on U.S.-U.S.S.R. Peace Leadership Exchange
General, 1963 - 1967
General
Soviet Peace Committee, 1963: literature; Peace Leadership Exchange, 1964: agenda
Correspondence (prior to 1964 visit)
General 1964 - 1965
Long Report on 1964 visit (1964 - 1965)
Joyce Gilmore’s 1965 notes on 1964 visit
Fundraising, 1965
General, 1967
General, (1967) January-June
AFSC (Peace Education Division), 1968: conference report
 
Box 16 off site
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Inc.
General, 1965-1966
Fifth meeting of Joint Committee, 1972
Fourth meeting of Joint Committee, 1971
China Trip, 1972 - 1973
Visit by Table Tennis Association of China: advance
Table Tennis Tour: financial records, 1971 (May) - 1972 (May)
Table Tennis Tour in U.S.: operations, (1972) January - April
Ping-Pong publicity, 1972
Table Tennis Tour: thank-you letters; lists; post-tour operations
 
Box 17 (1/2 box) off site
Crozer Theological Seminary (and its merger)
Crozer/King Center merger
Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer, 1973
 
Box 18 off site
miscellaneous involvements
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Committee for the Free World, 1980 - 1981
Gandhi Centenary Committee, 1964 - 1969
WCO / Bay Area Global Education Project, 1977 - 1980: report
Global Perspectives in Education: Democratic Values Project, 1980 - 1981
Global Perspectives in Education: future of West Coast program, 1981
International Study Project (Hubert Humphrey, 1970)
Land Council, 1979 - 1982
Mid-America Center, Inc. (Mid-America Center for Global Perspectives in Education)
Mid-America Center, Inc. 1975: efforts in Illinois
Service on Executive Committee of Negotiation Now!, 1967 - 1969
 
Box 19 (1/2 box) off site
miscellaneous involvements (cont.)
SANE
Save San Francisco Bay Association, Inc., 1967
Scenic Hudson Preservation Committee
Sheffield Projects, Inc., 1966
Voluntary Organizations Conference, Puerto Rico, June 1969
Bermuda Conference, (1969) (December)
Consultation On Quaker Service, 1980 (December)
Peace movement controversy: withdrawal vs. negotiations, 1965
 
Box 20 off site
Efforts re: stopping the Vietnam War (includes reference material)
International Committee of Conscience on Vietnam
Inter-University Committee for a Public Hearing on Vietnam [see also Robert Browne]
National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam: New York office, 1969
Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam
Spring Mobilization, 1967
Students for a Democratic Society
Student Mobilization Committee: newsclippings and releases
Call for Democratic Action in South Vietnam: correspondence, 1967
Call for Democratic Action in South. Vietnam: government officials, 1967
Letters to editors / Norman Thomas: anti-Vietnam War
Vietnam Policy: criticism without offering clear alternatives
Vietnam: negotiations out of war
Vietnam: international alternatives to war in Southeast Asia
Vietnam: Buddhists in Vietnam
Vietnam: Communism in Asia
South Vietnam elections
Questionnaires and polls re: Vietnam War
National Dialogue on Vietnam (U.S. National Student Association), 1966

PART II

Box 1 off site
Biographical information
Biographical information

Correspondence
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1962 - 1969
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1970 - 1971
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1972
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1973 - 1975
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1976 - 1979
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1980 - 1983
Correspondence, etc. re: Robert Pickus and others leading SANE [includes SANE work with labor unions on west coast]
Correspondence with individuals
Theodore C. Achilles
George Agree
Chadwick F. Alger
Sandy [Alexander] Allport (WWWC)
Lee Anderson
Joel Barker
James Becker
George A. Beebe
Stephen Benedict
George Benello
Nelson Bengston
John C. Bennett
Emile Benoit [with/about]
Jack Bollens
Franklin Bousma
 
Box 2 off site
Correspondence with individuals
Ernest L. Boyer
William L. Bradley
William Breese
Henry M. Brickell
Joel I. Brooke
Dyke Brown
Malcolm Browne
Carter Burgess
Barbara B. Burn
James Campbell
Lettie (Mrs. Gerald) Carson
Jimmy Carter
Leo Cherne
Greenville Clark
Joseph S. Clark
Senator Joseph Clark
Coliver/Kano
H. Thomas Collins
 
Box 3 off site
Correspondence with individuals
James and Randolph Compton
Larry E. Condon
Norman F. Cousins
Sen. Alan Cranston
Lawrence Cremin
John W. Darr Jr.
Katusha Davison
Moshe Decter
William A. Delano
David Dell
Charles Dennison
John Diebold
Gwyneth Donchin
Lucy and William Dougall
Joseph Duffey
Maurice A. East
David Egger
Ross Flanagan
Gerald R. Ford
Jack Fraenkel
Calvin Frazier
Judith Gillespie
Henry Goldstein
Sanford Greenberg
 
Box 4 off site
Correspondence with individuals
Magnus Haavelsrud
Robert Havney
James E. Harf
Richard D. Hathaway
Merill F. Hartshorn
Robert Hartman
Rose Lee Hayden
Alfred Hero
Arthur Herzog
George C. Higgins
Harold Hochschild
Stephen R. Holman
Hua Huang
Richard Hudson
Robert Huffman
Judge Shirley Hufstedler
Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
Norman Hunt
Florence Jackson
Tom Kahn (AFL-CIO)
Herbert Kelman [includes writings on conflict resolution]
Penn Kemble
 
Box 5 off site
Correspondence with individuals
Leonard Kenworthy
George Kent
Francis Keppel
Henry Kissinger
Edward I. Koch
Dan Koshland
Mathilde and Arthur B. Krim
Geraldine Kunstadter
Jean La Rocque
Larry Leonard
George Loft
Arthur Logan -- tribute dinner, April 28, 1970
Clayton Loughran
Jay Lovestone
Robert A. Macosckey
Gerald W. Marker
Roger Mastrude
Stewart Meacham
Donald N. Morris
Irving Morrissett
Stewart Mott, 1967 - 1983
A. J. Muste
William A. Nesbitt, 1970 - 1975
Earl Dodge Osborn, 197 - 1981
Homer and Marjory Page
 
Box 6 off site
Correspondence with individuals
Linus Pauling
Miles Pennybacker, 1969 - 1981
James A. Perkins, 1976 - 1979
Roy Prosterman
David Riesman
John Roche
Robert Scalapino
Larry Scott
Albert Shanker
Gene Sharp
William Sharwell
Rodney Shaw
Robert L. Shayon
Anne Sheffield
Cong. Paul Simon
Norman Singer
Louis Smerling
Richard Snyder
Carl Stover
Harold Taylor
Arthur Thesenvitz
Cecil Thomas
Judith V. Torney
Alexander Trowbridge
Gus Tyler
Cyrus Vance
Charles Walker
 
Box 7 off site
Correspondence with individuals;miscellaneous correspondence
Arthur I. Waskow
Sheldon G. Weeks
Barbara M. White
Jayne Millar Wood
Involvements
American Friends Service Committee
Center for Global Perspectives
Center for War/Peace Studies: miscellaneous [2 folders]
Center for War/Peace Studies: fundraising efforts
Center for War/Peace Studies: proposed cooperation with Indiana University [2 folders]
 
Box 8 off site
Involvements
Center for War/Peace Studies: projects -- Group for Global Perspectives in Education
Center for War/Peace Studies: projects -- INTERCOM
Center for War/Peace Studies: projects -- Democratic Engagement Project Center for War/Peace Studies: projects -- Project ‘76
Center for War/Peace Studies: projects -- study/survey of voluntary organizations
Mid-American Center, Inc.
National Advisory Committee of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute and School for Social Change
National Research Council on Peace Strategy
Negotiation Now!
Turn Toward Peace
Turn Toward Peace: fundraising efforts
World Without War Council
World Without War Council: intern program
Reference material
Reference material

PART III [acc. 92A-028]

Box 1
off site
Involvement with Center for War and Peace Studies
General information
National education project
Proposal for the Diablo Valley Education Project, 1970 (July)
Problem solving-conflict resolution workshop, 1974 (Spring)
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Workshop reports, 1970 (January) - 1971 (January)
Proposal, 1971 (March); changes made, 1971 (August)
Interim evaluation report, 1972 (December 31)
Evaluation of program, 1970 - 1974
 
Box 2 off site
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Miscellaneous, 1970
Miscellaneous, 1971
Miscellaneous, 1972
Miscellaneous, 1973 - 1975
 
Box 3 off site
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Curriculum units: 1. Selective Service System; 2. habit of violence
Curriculum unit: international conflict
Curriculum unit: on conflict
Curriculum unit: on conflict (continued)
Curriculum unit: oonflict on three levels
Curriculum unit: environmental issues conflict
Curriculum unit: origins and dynamics of conflict
Mini-unit: examination of sex-roles and conflict
 
Box 4 off site
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Military obligation and the individual, with a focus on conscription in the U.S.
Military obligation and the individual, with a focus on conscription in the U.S.: teacher’s guide and student workbook
Social science framework
Handbook of evaluated materials for secondary social studies, 1973 (July)
 
Box 5 off site
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Evaluations and recommendations of curriculum materials
Teaching the concept of conflict
Teaching the concept of conflict (continued)
Curriculum development; teacher training appendices
 
Box 6 (1/2 box) off site
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Conflict resolution in schools
 
Box 7 off site
Involvement with Diablo Valley Education Project
Summer workshop in curriculum writing, 1971
War/peace field
Role-playing games
Miscellaneous literature

 



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