Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Center for Economic Conversion Records, 1975-2000

Collection: DG 215


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Center for Economic Conversion
Title
Center for Economic Conversion Records
Inclusive Dates
1975-2000
Call Number
DG 215

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
7.5 linear feet
Abstract
The Center for Economic Conversion was a nonprofit organization which promoted the conversion of the military-based U.S. economy to a civilian-based, peace-oriented, and environmentally sustainable one.It was founded in 1975 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee. CEC was a leading advocate for using military base conversion as a tool to foster sustainable development.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Center for Economic Conversion, 2003 [acc. 03A-014]
Processing Information
Unprocessed; this finding aid created by Andrew Ciampa, July 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Center for Economic Conversion Records (DG 215), 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
None

Historical Background
The Center for Economic Conversion was located in Mountain View, California. It was a nonprofit organization which promoted the conversion of the military-based U.S. economy to a civilian-based, peace-oriented, and environmentally sustainable one.It was founded in 1975 as a project of the American Friends Service Committee, but became an independent organization in 1978. The group was originally called the Mid-Peninsula Conversion Project, and changed its name to Center for Economic Conversion in 1982. CEC built coalitions with other peace and justice and environmental organizations to build the conversion movement. CEC was a leading advocate for using military base conversion as a tool to foster sustainable development.

Collection Overview
Includes correspondence, financial records, annual reports, reference material

Items removed:

Arrangement of Collection
Unprocessed. File remain in original order as donated.





Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1
Miscellaneous
Perspectives: Summer 1999, Fall 1999, Winter/Spring 2000
Sustainable Development Briefs 1-5
Sustainability Projects
Secondary Materials Industries Construction and Demolition Report
Letters: Include with Information Packet
Press Release: Citizen’s Guide to Base Clean-up and Conversion
Fact Sheet: Economic Conversion and National Security
Fact Sheet: Local Indicators
Fact Sheet: Defense Industry Conversion 1995
Fact Sheet: Military Base Conversion
Article: Today the Military, Tomorrow the World, Pennsylvania 1993
Article: Moffett, Threat or Opportunity? October 20, 1995
Article: Expanded Horizons, Plowshare Press, Spring 1990
Article: Transforming California’s Military Economy July 1993
Boston Review Articles
Arms Bazaar Los Angeles Times
Article: Moffett: Industrial? Commercial? Residential? September 9, 1996
The New Alchemy, Pennsylvania Article Fall 1996
Article: Military Conversion, San Jose Mercury News, August 9, 1993
Article: Divert Money from Seawolf, Hartford Courant, October 1993
Flyer: Sustainable Economics
Flyer: Conversion to Sustainability
Flyer: Economic Conversion Update
Flyer: Countering Deficit Delirium
Flyer: The End of Work
Flyer: The GDP Myth
Review: Costing Eco-Conversion
Publication: Countering Deficit Delirium
The GDP Myth
Selected Economic Conversion Resources, 1990-1993
ECAAR Booklet
ECAAR Survey Feedback Report, August 1995
Green Base Conversion Survey
Forum: Green Conversion for Real Security
Summary: Countering Deficit Delirium
Citizen’s Handbook on Military Base Cleanup, 1993
Jobs, A Sustainable Economy and Economic Conversion
Economic Conversion and National Security
Local Indicators
Conversion Program for the Clinton Administration
Teacher’s Kit Flyers
Converting Cold War Economy Summary
Bibliographies
Retreat Forms
Overcoming Military Dependency, Suggestions for Organizers
In Search of Security, National Priorities Project, Inc.
Lessons Learned – Base Conversion 1993 Center for Economic Conversion Report
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Scoping Report 1993
Conversting the Cold War Economy 1992
Center for Economic Conversion Forms, Letters, etc.
Annual Dinners – Print Pieces

Box 2
Plowshare Press Index
Mid-Pennsylvania Conversion Project Brochures, etc.
ACWMA, Information, Grant Applications, Agenda
ACWMA Grant 1999, Projects Pending
Information from Maria for ACWMA Report
Alameda – Business and Energy Upgrades
Bay Area Defense Conversion Action Team (BADCAT) 1998
BASES – San Francisco Foundation
Base Development Outreach
Best Practices 1998
CALSTART Project Publications
Charrette – Affordable Green Housing, December 5, 1997
Chilean Visitors
Construction and Demolition Workshop October 12, 1995
Construction and Demolition Faxes 1995

Box 3
Defense Space Consortium Project – Silicon Valley
Alameda Point Meeting
Benefits of Deconstruction for Salvage Reuse and Recycling Fact Sheet
Deconstruction for Salvage Reuse and Recycling, Center for Economic Conversion, Scope of Work
Deconstruction for Salvage Reuse and Recycling Contract Language Workshop, May 30, 1996
Deconstruction Contracts (Samples)
Deconstruction Draft Policy Language
Deconstruction/Demolition Comparison
ONYX Report, East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Project
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Project 1998-1999
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Project Summary 1996
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Contracts
Deconstruction Policy Language
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Final Report
Eco Industrial Parks
Fort ORD Deconstruction Project
Green Buildings Working Group Mailing Lists
Green Building Working Group Meetings
Green Buildings: Action Plan
East Palo Alto: Green Buildings Presentation
 
Box 4
Materials for the Future Foundation Report
Environmental Protection Agency Materials for the Future Foundation Project
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
Rebuild America Action Plan
Rebuild America Meetings – Seattle
Smart Growth Legislation
Reports on Sustainable Communities
Secondary Materials Industries, Slides, Information
Secondary Materials Industries Working Group, Workshops
Secondary Materials Industries Overheads
Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Oakland
Datafusion Consulting Agreement
Conversion Leadership Project Reports

Box 5
Conversion Leadership Project Grantmaking
Alameda County Recycling Board
AGAPE Foundation
Calvert Social Investment Foundation
Columbia Foundation
Compton Foundation
Compton Foundation 1997
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Education Foundation of America

Box 6
Fred Gellert Family Foundation
Greenville Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
HKH Foundation
IRA-HITI Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
Levi Strauss
MacArthur Foundation
 
Box 7
Packard Foundation
Peace Development Fund
James C. Penney Foundation
Rockefeller Family Fund
San Francisco Foundation
Stern Fund

Box 8
W. Alton Jones Foundation
Vanguard
Veatch Program
Conversion Examples
Base Reuse Law
Revenue Sharing Alameda County
Base Closures, 1995-1997
Base Conversion Statistics, 1993-1995

Box 9
Base Conversion: Clinton Plan
Base Conversion Reports and Information: USA
Base Conversion Legislation
Base Closure – Projects and Proposals, 1993-1994
Alameda Naval Air Station
Fort Baker
Hamilton Air Force Base
Fort Mason
Fort Ord
Hunters Point Base Reuse
Mare Island
 
Box 10
National Economic Development and Law Center – Oak Knoll
Onizuka OEA Proposal
Oakland Army Base Master Development Information
Oak Knoll Naval Hospital
Oakland Army Base Information 1998
Oakland Army Base
Presidio “Call for Interest” Information 1993
Treasure Island
Sandia Labs
Canadian Base Conversion
Financial Statements

Box 11
Receipts
Reconciliations
Cancelled Checks
Fiscal Year, October 1997
Fiscal Year, November 1997
Fiscal Year, December 1997
Fiscal Year, January 1997
Fiscal Year, February 1997
Fiscal Year, March 1997

Box 12
Fiscal Year, April 1997
Fiscal Year, May 1997
Fiscal Year, June 1997
Fiscal Year, July1997
Fiscal Year, August 1997
Fiscal Year, September 1997
CDP Cancelled Checks
CDP Reconciliations
Insurance
Western Financial Bank
Calvert Fiscal Year 1996, Fiscal Year 1997
Insurance
 
Box 13
Gilmore Envelope
Chart of Accounts
Workmen’s Compensation Claim Forms
Employment Development Department New Employee Report
Smith Barney
About Center for Economic Conversion, 2000-2001
Center for Economic Conversion Stationary
Fundraising Letter, November 2000 and July 2001
Foundation Reports San Francisco Foundation, 1998-2000
Correspondence, 1996
Job Descriptions
Resumes
Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, 2000
Faxed Chapters Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, 2000
LINK 2000
FEMP Project 2000
OICW Project 2000
LOI, Green Buildings, New Foundations, 1997-2000
Foundations List 1996
MacArthur Proposal 1995, Basic
Statement of Qualification (Center for Economic Conversion)
ARCA Grant Proposal, September 1994
Deer Creek Proposal 1993
Center for Economic Conversion Fund Raising Plan, 1991
Program II Proposal, 1993
Educational Foundation of America Proposal 1990
Dollars and Sense

Box 14
Complete List of Foundations, Partial List of Grants
Ethics and Policy
Arms Control and Code of Conduct
B2 Bomber Fact Sheet, Research, and Article
South Bay Secondary Materials Industries Information
Clinton: Conversion Advice
Cost Benefit Analysis: Roofing
Cost Benefit Analysis for Linoleum
Defense Conversion Info 1999-2000
Defense Industry Conversion
Original: Defense Facility Conversion Planning
Funding Proposal: Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
Data Fusion
Copyright and ISBN Information
Annual Reports
Annual Report, 1988
Annual Report, 1999
Fiscal Year Annual Report, 1984
Mid-Pennsylvania Conversion Project Annual Report, 1983
Sustainable Economy Master

Box 15
LOI Drafts
Curriculum Funding Foundations
Sustainable Economy Curriculum, Spring 1999-2000
California Network for a New Economy
New Revised, 1994 (April)
Educational technology
Creating a sustainable world
Far West Laboratory
Apple classrooms of tomorrow
Sustainable Economics [2 folders]
Economics curriculum
 
Box 16  
Student Surveys, Sustainable Economics Curriculum
American Forum for Global Education, Sustainable Economics Project, Jaimie Cloud
Global Economy Education Project, Nance Flowers
Global Source
Human Rights Syllabus
National Council for Social Studies
Community Foundation Silicon Valley Proposal, September 1994
Surdna Foundation
Peninsula Community Foundation Curriculum Project
Roherta Raukin
Curriculum Outreach
Cal Broomhead- Potential Education Project in San Francisco
Sustainable Economics Curriculum Contacts
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
Web Learning, David Payne
DeAnza College Project, Al Guevara
Completed
Economics Curriculum
California Department of Education, Human Communication Curriculum
Sustainable Education Material
Commercialism versus Culture
A New Economic Yardstick
Economic Conversion Curriculum
Sustainable Economics Curriculum Orders, September 1994
Sustainable Economics Orders, Old to September 1994
Requests for Sustainable Economics Bibliographies
Marketing Curriculum
Handouts, New
Sustainable Economics Curriculum Number 3
Melanie’s Economics Curriculum Project
Curriculum Articles (Not Originals)
Sandra Hoffman, Economics Conversion Modeling

Box 17
Bibliographies
Three E’s of 1990’s
Sustainable Economics Curriculum (Originals)
The Border Boom, Hopes and Heartbreak
Old Curriculum Materials
Sustainable Economics Curriculum [4 folders]
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Proposal
Proposal to East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Deconstruction, Salvage, Reuse, Recycling Project
RFP for East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Project
Base Closure Information, 1998 -
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Proposal Projects, 1994
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Proposal Information -proposal and drafts, 1996
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission Proposal Information-1997
East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission, Reports, Billing, and Expenses
Bay Area Base Conversion Project, 1997
San Francisco Bay Area Bases Statistics, 1996-1997
Bay Area Base Conversion Project Reports
Bay Area Base Conversion Project Products

Box 18
California Network for a New Economy Conference
Deconstruction, Salvage, Reuse, Recycling Workshop, October 1995
Bay Area Base Conversion Project – Sustainable Jobs, 1994
Green Building Projects Reports and Data
Green Building Working Group
Global Cities, Environmental Policy Center
Bay Area Economics
Bay Area Project Memorandum of Understanding
Onizuka Project
Miscellaneous
Presidio
Treasure Island

Other miscellaneous material (collected from former CDG-A)
Positive Alternatives
Mid-Peninsula Conversion project files



This file was last updated on August 15, 2011.