Swarthmore College Peace Collection

John McConnell Papers, 1950-

Collection: DG 212


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
McConnell, John, (1915-)
Title
John McConnell Papers
Inclusive Dates
1950-date
Call Number
DG 211

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
24.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
John McConnell was born in1915, in Davis City, Iowa. He has been an minister, author, editor, advocate for the environment, and businessman. He organized Meals for Millions in 1962 in San Francisco to feed displaced Hong Kong refugees and organized the Minute for Peace radio broadcast in 1964. In 1968 McConnell designed the Earth Flag, depicting the planet as seen from space. McConnell proposed the idea of Earth Day in 1969 to celebrate a peaceful planet. He also proposed Sea Citizens in 1974, and Earth Trustees in 1995. John McConnell died in 2012.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
This collection is stored off site. Requests for boxes must be submitted two weeks in advance of visit. Please contact SCPC staff for further information
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of John and Anna McConnell, 2002-2006 [Accessions: 02A-032; 05A-024; 05A-035; and 06A-010]
Processing Information
Preliminary processing by Wendy E. Chmielewski and SCPC staff, 2002-2006
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John McConnell Papers (DG 212), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copy right to some items in this collection has been retained by the authors, 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
None

Historical Background
John McConnell was born in1915, in Davis City, Iowa. He has been an minister, author, editor, advocate for the environment, and businessman. He organized Meals for Millions in 1962 in San Francisco to feed displaced Hong Kong refugees and organized the Minute for Peace radio broadcast in 1964. In 1968 McConnell designed the Earth Flag, depicting the planet as seen from space. McConnell proposed the idea of Earth Day in 1969 to celebrate a peaceful planet. He also proposed Sea Citizens in 1974, and Earth Trustees in 1995.

Collection Overview
The collection contains correspondence and information about Earth Day, 1970-present; correspondence and information about the Earth Flag, 1970-present; correspondence and information about Earth Society Foundation, 1973-present; correspondence and information about Minute for Peace, 1963-1996; general correspondence, 1950-present; Star of Hope correspondence and information, 1957-1964; information about Sea Citizens, Earth Trustees, and World Equality; biographical information, journals, manuscripts, press releases, reference files; financial and tax records, card files,

Items removed:
flags, posters, photographs, seals and stamps, video recordings, sound cassettes, reel to reel audio tapes
Earth Day Proclamation (signed by 36 international dignitaries)
Star of Hope Proclamation (signed by international scientists)


Arrangement of Collection
This collection has not been processed and retains most of the original order imposed by the donor. The first, large, accession was sent to the Peace Collection, and includes boxes 1-58; and a card file. Later accessions are listed in order of acquisition. Audio visual items have been removed from the main body of the McConnell collection and stored in the Audio Visual Collection. Memorabilia has been removed and is stored in the Memorabilia Collection.



Detailed Description of the Collection

Later Accessions
Acc. 05A-035
Acc. 06A-010
Audio visual resources
Memorabilia


Box 1: Earth Day (general), Comet Kohoutek Watch
Earth Day participation lists and quotes
Correspondence and materials re: Earth Day date conflict
Earth Day / ESF agreements
Earth Day Statements
Margaret Mead
Comet Kohoutek Watch [4 folders]
 
Box 2: Earth Day (general), Earth Day 1970
History of Earth Day
Earth Day articles – 1970s
Earth Day articles – 1980s
Earth Day articles – 1990s
Earth Day articles – 2000
Earth Game
Earth Day names and addresses
Earth Day 1970 [2 folders]
 
Box 3: Earth Day 1971-1972
Earth Day 1971
Earth Day 1971 – correspondence [2 folders]
Earth Day 1971 – press releases
Earth Day 1972
Earth Day 1972
Earth Day 1972 – correspondence
Earth Day 1972 – correspondence
Earth Day 1972 – press releases
 
Box 4: Earth Day 1973-1974
Earth Day 1973
Earth Day 1973 – correspondence
Earth Day 1973 – press releases
Earth Day 1974
Earth Day 1974 – correspondence
Earth Day 1974 – correspondence
Earth Day 1974 – press releases
 
Box 5: Earth Day 1975-1977
Earth Day 1975
Earth Day 1975 – correspondence
Earth Day 1975 – correspondence
Earth Day 1975 – press releases
Earth Day 1976
Earth Day 1976 – press releases
Earth Day 1977
Earth Day 1977 – press releases
Earth Day 1977 – correspondence
 
Box 6: Earth Day 1978-1979
Earth Day 1978
Earth Day 1978
Earth Day 1978 – correspondence
Earth Day 1978 – press releases
Earth Day 1978 – school information requests
Earth Day 1979
Earth Day 1979 – correspondence
Earth Day 1979 – press releases
 
Box 7: Earth Day 1980-1984
Earth Day 1980
Earth Day 1980
Earth Day 1980 – correspondence
Earth Day 1980 – press releases
Earth Day 1981
Earth Day 1982
Earth Day 1982 – correspondence
Earth Day 1982 – press releases
Earth Day 1983
Earth Day 1984
Earth Day 1984 – correspondence
 
Box 8: Earth Day 1985-1990
Earth Day 1985
Earth Day 1986
Earth Day 1987
Earth Day 1988
Earth Day 198July 88 – correspondence (Earth Day trustees)
Earth Day 1989
Earth Day 1990
Earth Day 1990
Earth Day 1990 – correspondence
Earth Day 1990 – press releases
 
Box 9: Earth Day 1991-1995
Earth Day 1991
Earth Day 1992
Earth Day 1993
Earth Day 1994
Earth Day 1994
Earth Day 1995
 
Box 10: Earth Day 1996-1999
Earth Day 1996
Earth Day 1997
Earth Day 1997
Earth Day 1998
Earth Day 1998
Earth Day 1999 – Bethel Middle School essays
Earth Day 1999
Earth Day 1999
 
Box 11: Earth Day 2000-2002
Earth Day 2000
Earth Day 2001
Earth Day 2002
 
Box 12: Minute for Peace
Minute for Peace – brochures, designs, ideas
Minute for Peace – notes
Minute for Peace 1988-1996
Minute for Peace – Lions International
Minute for Peace – “Lions Club Salute to International Understanding”
 
Box 13: Minute for Peace correspondence 1963-1966
Minute for Peace correspondence 1963
Minute for Peace correspondence 1964
Minute for Peace correspondence 1965
Minute for Peace correspondence 1965
Minute for Peace correspondence 1965
Minute for Peace correspondence 1965
Minute for Peace correspondence 1966
Minute for Peace correspondence 1966
Minute for Peace correspondence 1966
Minute for Peace correspondence 1966
 
Box 14: Minute for Peace correspondence 1967-1969
Minute for Peace correspondence 1967
Minute for Peace correspondence 1967
Minute for Peace correspondence 1968-1969
Minute for Peace – 1965 World’s Fair exhibit
Minute for Peace – correspondence re: 1965 World’s Fair exhibit
Minute for Peace recent press releases/news (1980s-90s)
Minute for Peace recent correspondence (1980s-90s)
 
Box 15: Minute for Peace 1962-1971, undated
Minute for Peace history
Minute for Peace 1962-1964
Minute for Peace 1965
Minute for Peace 1966
Minute for Peace 1967
Minute for Peace 1968-1971
Minute for Peace (undated)
Minute for Peace (undated)
Minute for Peace (undated)
 
Box 16: Minute for Peace
Minute for Peace – news articles 1963-1967
Minute for Peace – names
Minute for Peace – luncheon 1965
Minute for Peace – Uniklock designs
Minute for Peace – Uniklock materials
Minute for Peace – Peace Bell
Minute for Peace – Friendship Circle
Minute for Peace – radio broadcasts – material, releases
Minute for Peace – radio scripts
Minute for Peace – radio scripts
 
Box 17: Correspondence 1950s-1976
Correspondence 1950s-1960s
Correspondence 1970
Correspondence 1971
Correspondence 1972
Correspondence 1973 [2 folders]
Correspondence 1974
Correspondence 1975
Correspondence 1976 [2 folders]
 
Box 18: Correspondence 1977-1978
Correspondence 1977 [3 folders]
Correspondence 1978 [4 folders]
Correspondence 1978 – Earth Day
 
Box 19: Correspondence 1979-1982
Correspondence 1979 [2 folders]
Correspondence 1980 [2 folders]
Correspondence 1981
Correspondence 1982
 
Box 20: Correspondence 1983-1987
Correspondence 1983
Correspondence 1984
Correspondence 1985
Correspondence 1986
Correspondence 1987 [3 folders]
 
Box 21: Correspondence 1988-1989
Correspondence 1988 [3 folders]
Correspondence 1989 [3 folders]
 
Box 22: Correspondence 1990
Correspondence 1990 [3 folders]
Correspondence 1990 (fax)
 
Box 23: Correspondence 1991
Correspondence 1991 [7 folders]
 
Box 24: Correspondence 1992
Correspondence 1992 [4 folders]
Correspondence – Harvey Herman 1992
 
Box 25: Correspondence 1993-1994
Correspondence 1993 [3 folders]
Correspondence 1994 [3 folders]
 
Box 26: Correspondence 1994-1995
Correspondence 1994 [2 folders]
Correspondence 1995 [4 folders]
 
Box 27: Correspondence 1996
Correspondence 1996 [5 folders]
 
Box 28: Correspondence 1997
Correspondence 1997 [5 folders]
 
Box 29: Correspondence 1998-1999
Correspondence 1998 [3 folders]
Correspondence 1999 [3 folders]
 
Box 30: Correspondence 2000-2001
Correspondence 2000 [2 folders]
Correspondence 2001
 
Box 31: Correspondence – by individual
Richard Registers
Fred Burrous – 1996 [4 folders]
Gerry Coffey
Bill Raup
Francine Waxman re: Earth Flag
Hank Waxman
Scott Anderson
 
Box 32: Star of Hope Correspondence 1957-1959
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1957
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1958
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1958
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1959
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1959
 
Box 33: Star of Hope Correspondence 1960-1964, Proposals, Recent materials
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1960
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1961
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1962
Star of Hope – Correspondence 1963-1964
Star of Hope – legal/patent materials
Star of Hope – planning/organizational materials
Star of Hope – proposals, ideas
Star of Hope – proposals, ideas
Star of Hope – news articles
Star of Hope – 1980s signatures
Star of Hope – 1980s-1990s
 
Box 34: Sea Citizens
Sea Citizens [5 folders]
Sea Citizens/United Nations
 
Box 35: Earth Society Foundation
E.S.F. [2 folders]
E.S.F. 1973-1974
E.S.F. 1980-1985 – correspondence and minutes
E.S.F. 1983
E.S.F. 1985-1989 – correspondence and minutes
E.S.F. – purpose
E.S.F. – Certificate of Incorporation
E.S.F.
 
Box 36: Earth Society Foundation
E.S.F. 1990
E.S.F. 1991
E.S.F. 1992
E.S.F. 1992-1993
E.S.F. 1993-1995
E.S.F. 1994-1995
E.S.F. – board meetings, funding
 
Box 37: Earth Society Foundation, Earth Aid Society
E.S.F. – addresses, membership records
E.S.F.
E.S.F.
E.A.S./Claes Nobel
E.A.S. 1977-1978
E.A.S. 1977-1978
E.S.F. 1994-1996
E.S.F. 2000
 
Box 38: Earth Flag
Earth Flag materials [2 folders]
Earth Flag orders [2 folders]
Earth Flag patent – correspondence [2 folders]
Earth Flag patent
Earth Flag – Ed Brennan
 
Box 39: Earth Flag – Correspondence and Orders
Earth Flag – orders from children
Correspondence/orders – 1970s [5 folders]
Canadiana
Correspondence – Harold Oram
 
Box 40: Earth Flag – Bills and Expenses
Copyright information
Earth Flag information
Earth Flag – bills and expenses
Bills
Paramount Flag Co.
Correspondence/orders – 1970s [3 folders]
Earth Flag orders and responses (A-N)
 
Box 41: Earth Trustees
Earth Trustee Registry [4 folders]
Earth Trustee Registry/Earth Trustees: Legacy of Earth Day
 
Box 42: World Equality
W.E. Proposals
W.E. Brochure
W.E. Correspondence 1968-1970
W.E. 1970
W.E. Correspondence 1971-1972
W.E. Correspondence 1973-1974
W.E. – legal documents
W.E. [2 folders]
 
Box 43: Membership Forms – W.E., Earth Day Proclamation, Sea Citizens
 
Box 44: Miscellaneous
People to People
Pacem in Terris
1990 – Life Day materials
Earth Almanac
News articles
Apollo 8 photographs and material
World Environment Day
Artwork and brochures
E.S.F. Feasibility Study (1980-1981)
Earth People Centers [2 folders]
 
Box 45: Miscellaneous
Meals for Millions [2 folders]
Certicheck/Save-T-Check
Certicheck materials
Nitinol
Parisel
Living Wall Gardens
EMMI 1991
John Drysdale
World Genius Convention – 1990
Material presented to RKO
Environmental law and water quality
Mini-Mind 1978 (small computer address book)
“Magnificent China”
Tagore Society
Music
 
Box 46: Miscellaneous
John McConnell – personal
John McConnell – biographical
John McConnell – employment
“The Man Who Started Earth Day” brochure
Merchant Marines Veterans Administration
Awards
Wyland Foundation Award, 1999
John McConnell – speeches
Proclamations
Funding
Mailing lists [2 folders]
 
Box 47: Miscellaneous Earth programs, E.S.F./E.A.S.
Earth Care Campaign – materials and correspondence
Earthline
Earth Day proposal from JN Co.
E.A.S. 1977-1978
E.S.F. – correspondence 1977-1978
E.A.S. – “Equilibrium between Man and Nature”
Conference on the Environment 1973 – Geneva
E.S.F. 1974-1975
E.S.F. 1976-1979
Environic Foundation International
W.E. Truck store and catalog
United Nations (through 1991)
Earth Prize and Lorenz Corp.
 
Box 48: Miscellaneous
Graphics
Waynesboro, PA trip – 1998
Iran trip – 1980
Budapest – Benking 1996
Budapest – Laszlo 1996
Budapest – Woolfson 1996
Budapest
Earth Day proclamations
Congressional record of Earth Day
Miscellaneous. working papers
Miscellaneous
 
Box 49: Publications featuring John McConnell/Earth Day
 
Box 50: Newspapers
The Mountain View – April 27, 19 60, May 11, 1960, June 15, 1960, October 26, 1960
The Mountain View– December 14, 1960, December 21, 1960, January 18, 1961, May 17, 1961, August 28, 1961, February 14, 1962
Avery County News – April 18, 1956, August 1, 1957, December 25, 1957
The Toe Valley View – October 20, 1956, August 8, 1957, November 14, 1957, November 21, 1957, December 12, 1957
The Toe Valley View – 1950s articles
Komsomolskaya Pravda – re: Star of Hope?
 
Box 51: Financial Records
Bills, 1965-1966
Finances, 1976-1980
Finances, 1981-1983
Finances, 1984-1986
Finances, 1987-1989
Finances, 1990-1991
 
Box 52: Tax Records
Finances, 1991-1992
Finances, 1993
Finances, 1996
Income tax, 1969-1977
Income tax, 1978-1992
Income tax, 1994-1997
Copies of bills
 
Box 53: Receipts
Receipts, 1971
Receipts, 1973-1974 receipts
Receipts, 1974-1976 receipts
Receipts, 1975-1977 receipts
 
Box 54: Receipts
Receipts, 1978-1979 receipts
Receipts, 1982-1987 receipts
Receipts, Miscellaneous. receipts
 
Box 55: Check stub records
 
Box 56: Journals/Planners 1957-1988
 
Box 57: Journals/Planners 1970-2000
 
Box 58: Journals/Planners
1966-1975
1982-1993
 
3 3” x 5” Card File Boxes
Names and addresses of those interested in McConnell’s projects

Acc. 05A-035
Box 1:

Appointment books ( 1989, 1991, 1992, 2000)
Personal journal (1969)
Address books
Award footage (VHS)
Numerous bank statements/account summaries/phone bills
Earth Day promotion
Powerlines magazine
Materials sent to Margaret Mead

Acc. 06A-010
Box 1

Earth Day, 1998
Earth Day, 2004
Correspondence, 2000-2004
Janitschek, Hans
Iran
Earth Day, 2003
Earth Day, 2002
Earth Day, 2001
Earth Day, 1998-1999
Earth Flag [2 folders]
Earth Society
Franciscans
Gallup, George
Gefell, Anne
Gillette Global Network
Hayes, Denis
Holy See Mission
Darling, Stan
Correspondence, 2001: Hoover Institution Archives
Correspondence (miscellaneous)
Correspondence, 2002
Columbo, Carmen
Burrous, Fred
Benking, Heiner
Arafat, Yasir
Muller, Robert [2 folders]
Minute for Peace
Menuhin, Yehudi
Mead, Margaret
McCoy, Ashley
McLeary, Ingrid
Munday, John
Newspaper articles
Nahrada, Franz
NASA
Pollard, Robert
Remington, Jill
Rittner, Don
Rockefeller, Steven
Russia
Russia: Berezovoi, Anatoly; Tomezak, Kristina; Matveyeva, Lisa; Remington, Jill
Russia: Earth Day, 1998
Speech given at MacWorld Expo, Boston (MA), October 4, 1997
Templeton, John
Tomezak, Kristina; Jason Ellenberg
United Nations
Vienna
Olds, Glenn
Peace Bell
Article about John McConnell Sr., 1911
Articles about John McConnell
Articles by John McConnell
Financial Records
Speaking Engagements, 2004-2005
Continuation of March 20, 2001 annual ESF meeting , May 20, 2001 - 2002
Miscellaneous
 
Box 2
The Peace Bell Trust, 1995
Miscellaneous, 2005
Earth Flag, 1996; Waxman, Francine
Miscellaneous, 1996
Annual Earth Society Foundation: meeting, December 9, 1996
Earth Day, 1997
Miscellaneous, 1997
Machado, Mario, 1990
Miscellaneous, 1990
Miscellaneous, 1991
Earle, Eyvind, 1992
De Souza, Gregory, 1992
Miscellaneous, 1992
Miscellaneous, 1989
Darling, Stan, 1990 - 1996
Abramson, Ed
Earth Day, 1975: Congressional Record; President Ford’s proclamation
Miscellaneous, 1980s
Parisel, 1994-1996
Miscellaneous, 1994
Miscellaneous, 1993
McCrudden, Kevin, 1993
Austria, 1990-1998
Mailing lists
Addresses & mailing lists, 1992
Soerensen, George
Earth Journal
Essays
Muller, Robert, 1990-1999

Audiovisual materials
 
Audio cassettes
Box 1: Earth Day
(cassettes 470.1 – 470.40)
 
470.1 – People for Earth Day – John McConnell, 1971
470.2 – Earth Care / Earth Day Geneva / Sea Citizens Notes, 1975
470.3 – Earth Day at St.Mark’s School, March 2, 1975
470.4 – Counterfeit Earth Day / Beatitudes / “Your House is on Fire”, February 1980
470.5 – Counterfeit Earth Day / Beatitudes / “Your House is on Fire” (copy), February 1980
470.6 – Earth Day TV Special proposal, February 1, 1981
470.7 – CBS Newsbreak / recycling, 1981
470.8 – Earth Day speech, 1981
470.9 – Earth Day – Chas. Osgood, 1981
470.10 – Notes on Earth Day, March 3, 1981
470.11 – Stockton College, Earth Day plans, February 6, 1982
470.12 – Fred Burrous plans & criticism re: Earth Day, October 13, 1982
470.13 – Earth Day steering committee, January 11, 1982
470.14 –Earth Day steering committee cont’d, January 11, 1982
470.15 – Earth Day outline, February 14, 1982
470.16 – Earth Day ceremony, March 20, 1982
470.17 – John McConnell re: Earth Day / Russian embassy testimony, March 6, 1983
470.18 – Notes on Earth Day, March 22, 1983
470.19 – Earth Day – McDonalds, 1984
470.20 – Earth Day ceremony, 1985
470.21 – Earth Day / Earthline #3 & 4, 1985
470.22 – March 20, 1988 – Earth Day ceremony – United Nations peace bell #1 & 2
470.23 – Earth Day ceremony – United Nations peace bell #3, March 20, 1988
470.24 – United Nations (edited master #2), March 20, 1988
470.25 – Earth Day – United Nations, March 20, 1988
470.26 – Earth Day (rough edit master), March 20, 1988
470.27 – United NationsESCO ESF #1 & 2, March 20, 1989
470.28 – United NationsESCO ESF #3, March 20, 1989
470.29 – Earth Day (unedited), March 20, 1989
470.30 – Earth Day United Nations (master), March 20, 1989
470.31 – Earth Day United Nations (15” edit), March 20, 1989
470.32 – Earth Day United Nations, March 20, 1989
470.33 – Earth Day program, March 20, 1989
470.34 – Earth Day United Nations, March 20, 1989
470.35 – Earth Day (edit #1 original), March 20, 1989
470.36 – NGO briefing re: Earth Day, March 15, 1990
470.37 – Earth Day peace bell (original unedited), March 20, 1991
470.38 – “The Man who Started Earth Day”, February 5, 1995
470.39 – John McConnell – inauguration of Peace Bell in Vienna, March 20, 1996
470.40 – Earth Day – Stacy Keach, reader
 
 
Box 2: Meetings 1975 – 1992
(cassettes 470.41 – 470.82)
 
470.41 – Comet Watch meeting
470.42 – Earth Day meeting, Novermber 19, 1975 –
470.43 – Earth Day meeting, December 2, 1975
470.44 – Board meeting #3?, 1975
470.45 – ESF board meeting, May 19, 1976
470.46 – ESF board meeting #1 & 2, December 8, 1976
470.47 – ESF board meeting # 3 / Christa McConnell, December 8, 1976
470.48 – Meeting (Jackie Hunter, Fred Armstrong), June 10, 1977
470.49 –EAS-ESF board meeting #1 & 2, July 18, 1977
470.50 – EAS-ESF board meeting #2? (repaired tape), July 18, 1977
470.51 – EAS-ESF board meeting #2 (copy), July 18, 1977
470.52 – EAS-ESF board meeting #3, July 18, 1977
470.53 – EAS-ESF board meeting #4, July 18, 1977
470.54 – ESF board meeting #1 & 2, April 26, 1978
470.55 – ESF board meeting #3 & 4, April 26, 1978
470.56 – Earth Day meeting / Joe Manari, 1978
470.57 – Board meeting, September 19, 1979 / October April 1979 journal
470.58 – Earth Day meeting, February 13, 1980
470.59 – ESF board meeting, October 22, 1980
470.60 – Earth Day meeting, January 11, 1981
470.61 – Meeting at H. Wasserman, January 2, 1981
470.62 – Earth Care Campaign meeting, August 11, 1983
470.63 – Earth Day meeting (Martha Hunt, Neil Fujita), June 1, 1989
470.64 – Toronto meeting, September 22,1989
470.65 – Earth Day meeting, September 22,1989
470.66 – ESF board meeting, January 18, 1990
470.67 – United Nations church center (ESF board, H. Janitschek, P. Muckerheide), January 28, 1990
470.68 – Meeting with Perry Muckerheide, February 8, 1990
470.69 – Meeting with Perry Muckerheide, February 8, 1990 (copy?)
470.70 – Earth Day meeting, March 29, 1990
470.71 – Earth Day – John McConnell on Long Island, September 4, 1991
470.72 – ESF annual meeting, December 18, 1991 –
470.73 – ESF meeting, 1991
470.74 – ESF board meeting, February 4, 1992
470.75 –ESF board meeting, February 4, 1992
470.76 – ESF board meeting, March 5, 1992
470.77 – ESF board meeting, September 24, 1992
470.78 – ESF board meeting, September 24, 1992 cont’d
470.79 – ESF board meeting #1 & 2, November 23, 1992
470.80 – ESF board meeting #3, November 23, 1992
470.81 – ESF board meeting, December 18, 1992
470.82 – ESF board meeting, December 15, 1992
 
 
Box 3: Meetings 1993 – 1994, Earth Trustees, John McConnell’s notes
(cassettes 470.83 – 470.121)
 
470.83 – ESF informal meeting, January 7, 1993
470.84 – ESF board meeting #1 & 2, January 26, 1993
470.85 – ESF board meeting #3 & 4, January 26, 1993
470.86 – ESF board meeting, March 1, 1993
470.87 – ESF meeting, April 16, 1993
470.88 – Executive meeting, April 22, 1993
470.89 – ESF board meeting, May 17, 1993
470.90 – ESF executive meeting / C.S. Lewis, July 13, 1993
470.91 – ESF meeting? (Hans Janitschek, Kurt ?, John McConnell), August 9, 1993
470.92 – Earth Day Committee meeting, August 17, 1993/ November 9, 1993 – WNYC
470.93 – ESF meeting, October 1993
470.94 – ESF board meeting, November 22, 1993
470.95 – Earth Day meeting / Robert Muller – NGO conference, August 29, 1994
 
470.96 – Ideas for Earth Trustee speech, May 15, 1989
470.97 – Thoughts on Earth Trustee program, 1989
470.98 – Earth Trustee idea, June 28, 1989 / Lee Lawrence meeting, August 7, 1989
470.99 – Earth trusteeship / Snowball
470.100 –Lee Lawrence – Earth trustees, August 12, 1989
470.101 –Earth Trustee Manual draft, July 4, 1991
470.102 – Earth Trustee Evaulation, May 23, 1992
470.103 – Ideas for Earth Trustee programs, December 2, 1992
470.104 – Conversation with God / 1995 Earth Trustee speech – Boston, December 13, 1995
 
470.105 – Comments – John McConnell, December 27, 1979
470.106 – Log, February 7, 1980
470.107 – Journal, October 18, 1980 / Journal, March 30, 1982
470.108 – Log, February 20, 1981
470.109 – Notes “ India: Science and Mysticism”, November 10, 1982
470.110 – John McConnell notes, October 21, 1985
470.111 – J ournal – Media Madness / Love and Truth, April 28, 1989
470.112 – Journal, June 3, 1989 / Rafael Diaz, May 11, 1989
470.113 – December 23, 1989-January 9, 1990 notes
470.114 – Journal ( Mexico City), June 3, 1990
470.115 – John McConnell journal, August 24, 1990
470.116 – Journal, December 21, 1991
470.117 – Journal, October 23, 1992
470.118 – Notes: Man and Message / World View and Agenda, January 1, 1995
470.119 – John McConnell journal, February 1, 1995
470.120 – Notes, June 22, 1995
470.121 – Earth Day / John McConnell journal
 
 
Box 4: Earthline, Earth Care Campaign
(cassettes 470.122 – 470.160)
 
470.122 – Earthline #1 & 2, March 20, 1985
470.123 – Earthline, December 1, 1985
470.124 – Earthline, December 3, 1985
470.125 – Earthline meeting (Jim Lipke), December 3, 1985
470.126 – Earthline (Harland Cleveland, Charles Lowry), December 8, 1985
470.127 – Earthline, December 8, 1985
470.128 – Earthline – United Nations studio 9, December 8, 1985
470.129 – Earthline – United Nations studio (has promo), December 8, 1985
470.130 – Earthline statements, December 8, 1985
470.131 – Earthline telephone calls, December 8, 1985
470.132 – Earthline meeting, December 10, 1985
470.133 – Earthline “Beyond War”, December 14, 1985
470.134 – Earthline 15” repeated, December 15, 1985
470.135 – Christmas quotes, December 17, 1985
470.136 – Earthline, December 21, 1985
470.137 – Earthline Christmas quotes, December 25, 1985
470.138 – Review of Earthline quotes, December 25, 1985
470.139 – Earthline, December 27, 1985
470.140 – ESF – excerpts from Earthline,
470.141 – Earthline Radio key recordings, 1985
470.142 – Earthline (outgoing only), 1985
470.143 – ESF – excerpts from Earthline (Voices of Peace), December 1985
470.144 – Earthline total cuts, January 5, 1986
470.145 – Earthline, January 19, 1986
470.146 – Earthline, January 26, 1986
470.147 – John McConnell about Earthline, January 26, 1986
470.148 – Earthline #3, February 15, 1986
470.149 – Earthline samples, February 15, 1986
470.150 – Earthline, February 23, 1986
470.151 – John McConnell – Earthline, February 30, 1986
470.152 – Earthline, 1986
470.153 – Voices of Peace, 1987
470.154 – Peace and Earth Care #1 & 2, July 26, 1982
470.155 – Peace and Earth Care #3, July 26, 1982
470.156 – Projects for Earth Care Campaign, August 11, 1983
470.157 – Earth Care Campaign meeting, August 11, 1983
470.158 – Earth Care Campaign meeting (copy?), August 11, 1983
470.159 – Projects for Earth Care (revised), January 1, 1984
470.160 – Projects for Earth Care (revised – copy?), January 1, 1984
 
Box 5: Interviews and speeches
(cassettes 470.161 – 470.201)
 
470.161 – John McConnell interview with Joan Mary Zec, April 3, 1981
470.162 – Interview #10 & 11, December 21, 1982
470.163 – Interview #12 & 13, December 21, 1982
470.164 – Interview #14 & 15, December 21, 1982
470.165 – Interview #16 & 17, December 21, 1982
470.166 – Interview #18 & 19, December 21, 1982
470.167 – Interviews whole, 1985
470.168 – John McConnell interview with Dawn Faris, August 19, 1991
470.169 – John McConnell interview with Richard Yokota, February 18, 1992
470.170 – John McConnell interview with Diana Combs, September 24, 1992
470.171 – John McConnell interview on People’s Radio, March 15, 1996
 
470.172 – John McConnell speech – Fireboat House, January 3, 1980
470.173 – John McConnell speech – St. John’s School, December 12, 1980
470.174 – John McConnell’s comments on Dr. Bunc’s (?) book, September 14, 1981
470.175 – John McConnell – New Year statement, January 1, 1982
470.176 – John McConnell speech about trip to Iran – St. John’s School, August 9, 1982
470.177 – 75 Theses, December 22, 1983
470.178 – John McConnell speech – World Service Forum, February 7, 1986
470.179 – John McConnell - Resurrection Lutheran Church, May 5, 1989
470.180 – John McConnell - Resurrection Lutheran Church, May 5, 1989 cont’d / journal
470.181 – Urban Summit – Mayor Dinkins, John McConnell, Billy Graham, November 12, 1990
470.182 – John McConnell – Scarsdale, NY, May 25, 1992
470.183 – John McConnell Q&A, October 15, 1992
470.184 – John McConnell, Charlie, Kurt (meeting), March 31, 1993
470.185 – John McConnell – Columbia School of Journalism, April 24, 1993
470.186 – John McConnell ringing peace bell – 30 th anniversary of Minute for Peace, December 22, 1993
470.187 – United Nations Day – John McConnell, October 24, 1994
470.188 – John McConnell – Sag Harbor, February 18, 1996
470.189 – John McConnell – PBS, March 15, 1996
470.190 – MJohn McConnell – World Radio spot, March 15, 1996
470.191 – John McConnell on Earth Day media coverage, March 15, 2000
470.192 – Brother Mandus and John McConnell, 1966
470.193 – John McConnell and Ben Seaver- ESF plans, September 23, 1976
470.194 – John McConnell and John Drysdale #1 & 2, March 8, 1981
470.195 – John McConnell and John Drysdale #3 & 4, March 8, 1981
470.196 – John McConnell and John Drysdale #5, March 8, 1981
470.197 – John McConnell and Meg Whitcomb, January 1, 1986
470.198 – John McConnell and Don Miles #1 & 2, July 12, 1991
470.199 – John McConnell and Don Miles #3 & 4, July 12, 1991
470.200 – John McConnell and Dr. Hussein – luncheon/discussion, September 24, 1992
470.201 – Fred Burrous (?) and John McConnell, March 23, 1994
 
 
Box 6: Telephone conversations, miscellaneous
(cassettes 470.202 – 470.243)
 
470.202 – Phone call to Sterling Houston, September 27, 1980
470.203 – Phone call to the Washington Star, August 1, 1981
470.204 – Phone call to Haskel Ward and Vince de Blanco, December 14, 1982
470.205 – Phone call to Larry Speaks, October 1983
470.206 – Lou Mobley, 1976
470.207 – Ben Seaver, 1976
470.208 – Phil Donahue / Suicide of the Gifted (?), January 19, 1980
470.209 – Dr. Pardo, March 20, 1981
470.210 – Meeting with Dr. Pardo, April 28, 1982
470.211 – Dr. Glen Olds, March 12. 1989
470.212 – Meeting with Lee Lawrence, August 12, 1989
470.213 – Toronto, September 15, 1989
470.214 – Toronto Summit Visitor / Orville Mumford, 1989
470.215 – Francis Shaeffer / ESF meeting, January 28, 1990
470.216 – Dr. Mayur / Gregory de Sousa, January 5, 1991
470.217 – Earth Minute speech – Chelsea Jewish Center, January 31, 1991
470.218 – Pastor Prang’s visit, August 3, 1991
470.219 – Alexis Parks – Boulder, CO / John McConnell biographical notes, November 23, 1991
470.220 – Ted Koppel and Gorbachev, December 26, 1991
470.221 – Ch. 13 – American Experience, January 6, 1992
470.222 – John McConnell attends Vienna church, June 27, 1993
470.223 – Family Radio Viewpoint / George Gallup, September 10, 1995
470.224 – Magna Charta – Kushi Institute Summer Conference, 1995
470.225 – Ch. 13 – about Norman Corwin #1, September 8, 1996
470.226 – Ch. 13 – about Norman Corwin #2, September 8, 1996
470.227 – McDonalds Farm / Russell Short
470.228 – “Could Be” (master)
470.229 – Dalai Lama
470.230 – “Earth – it’s not my planet!”
470.231 – “Earth – it’s not my planet!”
470.232 – Dad’s songbook #1 & 2
470.233 – songs – Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers
470.234 – Gospel songs, December 10, 1991
470.235 – Signs of Hope anthem, 1992
470.236 – WQXR
470.237 – WCBS FM, October 20, 1994
470.238 – The Earth Game #1 & 2, August 24, 1981
470.239 – The Earth Game #3 & 4, August 24, 1981
470.240 – The Earth Game #3 & 4 (copy?), August 24, 1981
470.241 – PSAs
470.242 – Earth Pledge – United Nations, December 6, 1991
470.243 – Earth Society Harbor Festival
 
Box 7: Miscellaneous
(cassettes 470.244 – 470.286)
 
470.244 – Global Brain, December 15, 1980
470.245 – Global Brain, December 15, 1980
470.246 – Radio program “The Testing Trap” / September 41981 – phone call to Walter Cronkite, March 23, 1981
470.247 – “The Testing Trap” cont’d, March 23, 1981
470.248 – Devil’s Partner, March 24, 1981
470.249 – Displacement Factor / 3 Basic Mistakes that must be corrected, April 2, 1981
470.250 – “God Sees All, God Loves You”, April 27, 1981
470.251 – Ch.2 – Open school, May 30, 1981
470.252 – Words of Jesus / Earth Care accounting, September 24, 1981
470.253 – “Formula for Earth’s Rejuvenation”, December 5, 1981
470.254 – Action plan for 1982, January 1, 1982
470.255 – “The Rejection of Earth” / April 31982 – “Battle for Earth” / April 111982 – “The Time for Total Effort is Now”, March 31, 1982
470.256 – New Cosmology / April 261982 – Lord’s Prayer, April 17, 1982
470.257 – Lord’s Prayer cont’d, April 26, 1982
470.258 – Quest for Purpose, 1982
470.259 – Ethics and Action / November 221982- Gospel of Mark, November 21, 1982
470.260 – Bible lesson – Matthew 5, July 23, 1983
470.261 – Ch. 13 Management, October 4, 1983
470.262 – Nuclear war #1 & 2 – ABC, November 20, 1983
470.263 – Nuclear war #3 – ABC, November 20, 1983
470.264 – Media Madness – NY Post, December 31, 1987
470.265 – Surrender – Dayton, OH, September 25, 1975
470.266 – Christa McConnell
470.267 – Christa McConnell, May 1976
470.268 – Peace Ceremony, Washington, March 26, 1979
470.269 – Nitinol press conference plans, June 21, 1981
470.270 – Nitinol United Nations DP notes, November 24, 1981
470.271 – January 1, 1982 #3
470.272 – Visit to USSR mission, January 13, 1982
470.273 – March 25, 1983
470.274 – Divilkovsky DC visit, April 18, 1983
470.275 – Cross country, August 1985
470.276 – Children at Our Savior School, December 20, 1985
470.277 – Emergency, January 1-2, 1986
470.278 –“The Fear of Man”, February 1990
470.279 – Dawson
470.280 – Green Minute
470.281 – Jan & Ted
470.282 – Princeton University / Drew University
470.283 – Star Wars
470.284 – #1 & 2
470.285 – #3 & 4
470.286 – #3 & 4
470.287 – Proceedings Sun March 19 Schubert Alley (Microcassette, “idea capsule”), March 19, [1989?]
470.288 – Unknown (Microcassette, “idea capsule”)
 
 
Reel to Reel Tapes
 
74 – Earth Day 1973(?) – Margaret Mead
75 – Earth Day 1973(?) – Margaret Mead
76 – Earth Day – Odetta
77 – Earth Day – Odetta
78 – Earth Day – Odetta
79 – Earth Day – Odetta
80 – Earth Day 1973
81 – Earth Day 1973 – Pace University
82 – Earth Day ceremony, March 20, 1982
83 – Earth Day 1985
84 – Earth Day 1986 #1
85 – Earth Day 1986 #2
86 – Earth Day 1986 – United Nations tape
 
87 – Earthline, December 15, 1985
88 – Earthline, December 15, 1985
89 – Earthline, December 25, 1985
90 – Earthline, December 25, 1985 (master)
91 – Earthline (edited cuts), January 12, 1986
92 – Earthline quotes, 1985
93 – Earthline radio program, 1985
 
94 – Minute for Peace – United Nations children / bell, 1960-1963
95 – Minute for Peace – KCBS Sanchez School children, May 30, 1967
96 – Minute for Peace quotes – Kennedy, children, December 7, 1967
97 – Children’s spots (uncut original)
98 – WOR radio Minute for Peace – children from United Nations school, 1965
99 – Minute for Peace – Argentine children, December 14, 1985
100 –Minute for Peace – children from St. Mark’s School, 1967
101 –Minute for Peace – Erik Fromm, children from St. Mark’s School
102 –Minute for Peace – United Nations school children
103 –Minute for Peace – U Thant, United Nations school children
104 –United Nations children, single bell
105 –Minute for Peace – Erik Fromm, United Nations children / Gandhi?
106 –Peace bell, October 4, 1966
107 –United Nations peace bell
108 –Mt. Athos bells & peace bell
109 –United Nations – Japanese peace bell
110 –Minute for Peace – Mt. Athos bells
111 –United Nations bell
112 –Minute for Peace, August 1, 1965
113 –Minute for Peace
114 –Minute for Peace, September 1966
115 –Minute for Peace – Big Ben, England
116 –Minute for Peace #2
117 –Minute for Peace #3
118 –Minute for Peace #4
119 –Minute for Peace spot
120 –Minute for Peace – Ruth St. Denis
121 –Minute for Peace – Trudy
122 –Minute for Peace luncheon – John McConnell / U Thant
123 –Minute for Peace – KDB / St. Barbara, 1966
124 –Minute for Peace – Rev. Osteen
125 –Minute for Peace – John McConnell
126 –Minute for Peace – Gandhi
127 –Minute for Peace (inserts for John McConnell)
128 –Minute for Peace – John McConnell interview for Women’s World
129 –Minute for Peace – Ram Dhun
130 –Minute for Peace
131 –Minute for Peace – Gandhi, Pope Paul, Jeff Sparks introduction
132 –Minute for Peace – Gandhi, 1963
133 -Minute for Peace – Wellsprings
134 –Minute for Peace – U Thant
135 –Minute for Peace – Phil Tonken (story)
136 –Minute for Peace
137 –Voices of Peace (edited master)
138 –Essay (?)
139 –John McConnell – Jeff Sparks introduction
140 –Introduction, December 6, 1985
141 –Introduction, December 6, 1985
142 –John McConnell, February 8, 1986
143a –Tribute to Margaret Mead, 1978
143b –Tribute to Margaret Mead, 1978
144 –World Equality (W.E.) meeting, November 25, 1968
145 –Bro. Mandus interviewed by John McConnell, 1966
146 - Earth ceremony, March 20, 1984
147 – Barry Gray Show, December 30, 1965
148 – USA 40th session, October 24, 1985
149 – USSR 40th session, October 24, 1985
150 – Minute for Peace (addressed to Margaret Mead)
151 – Minute for Peace (addressed to Margaret Mead)
152 – Minute for Peace (addressed to Altheya Youngman)
153 – Minute for Peace – 7 60-second spots
154 – Children from California and Our Savior School
155 – FIN (?)
156 – Children’s Christmas quotes, December 23, 1985
157 – Earthline intro, December 18, 1985
158 – Erik Fromm
159 – Earthline (H. Cleveland), January 17, 1986
160 – Beyond War awards, December 14, 1985
161 – Beyond War
162 – Beyond War awards, December 14, 1985
163 – Earthline (telephone), January 22, 1986
164a –Earth Society phone feed, December 1, 1985
164b –Earth Society phone feed, December 1, 1985
165 – John McConnell – promo
166 – January 5, 1985 – demo/master
167 – unknown
168 – unknown
169 – unknown
170 – unknown
171 – unknown

Video Recordings
395 –Reel #1, 2 & 3 John McConnell (backup), 1989
396 – Meeting with Mayor Leslie Durqin ( Boulder), November 25, 1991
397 – “Earth / Apple” (betamax), December 19, 1991
398 – John McConnell – Vienna, Austria, 1996
399 – C-SPAN – Mike Wallace in Iran, March 1997
400 – Earth Day, 1998
401 – “A New Opportunity for Our Planet” – John McConnell and Liz Smith, October 2, 1998
402 – Wyland Foundation Awards, 1999
403 – Equinox Earth Day proclamation, San Francisco, March 20, 2000

Memorabilia
Earth Flags
(picture of Earth on dark blue background)
 
4” x 6” nylon(?) flag on 10.5” wooden dowel (2)
7” x 8.5” polyester flag on 14” dowel
11” x 17” nylon (?) flag
12” x 20” nylon (?) flag with white edge (2)
11” x 17” cotton flag (2)
Earth Day Proclamation, signed by 36 international dignitaries
Star of Hope Proclamatin, signed by international scientists

Seals and stamps





This finding aid was last updated on March 19, 2013.