Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Steve Trimm Papers, 1963-2008

Collection: DG 232


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
Trimm, Steve
Title
Steve Trimm Papers
Inclusive Dates
1963-2008
Call Number
DG 232

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
3.54 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
In 1968 Steven Wayne Trimm was convicted for refusing induction into the armed services and served four years prison. Trimm fled to Canada in 1969 where he lived underground until 1974. Two years later he received clemency from the U.S. government under the Earned Re-entry Program and was pardoned. Steve Trimm is the author of Walking Wounded: Men's Lives During and Since the Vietnam War (1993) and other publications. Since the 1970s Steve Trimm has also been active with various peace and anti-war organizations, including Witness for Peace.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Steve Trimm, 2008 [Acc. 08A-050]; 2010 [Acc. 10A-075]
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; Eleanor A. Fulvio, 2009
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Steve Trimm Papers (DG 232), 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
Witness for Peace (DG 149)

Historical Background
Steven Wayne Trimm was born in 1948 in North Dakota, and raised in upstate New York. In 1968 he was convicted for refusing induction into the armed services and he was subsequently sentenced to prison for four years. Trimm fled to Canada in 1969 where he lived underground until the Canadian government offered amnesty for illegal immigrants in 1974. Two years later he received clemency from the U.S. government under the Earned Re-entry Program and was pardoned. Steve Trimm is the author of Walking Wounded: Men's Lives During and Since the Vietnam War (1993). He appeared in the video From Albany to Saigon: Vietnam & the Capital Region (2006) (video URL: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2817458713/). Trimm has also authored an unpublished manuscript, Resistance and Reconciliation (1974). Since the 1970s Steve Trimm has also been active with various peace and anti-war organizations, including Witness for Peace.

Collection Overview
Includes correspondence, unpublished manuscript Resistance and Reconciliation and other memoirs, newspaper clippings, personal calendars, albums, books, subject files, videocassettes and DVDs, and photographs relating to the Vietnam War. Also includes material relating to the Persian Gulf War (1991) the Iraq War (2003-) and varied political and social developments in the United States, 1963-2008. Includeds extensive records from Trimm's Freedom of Information Act files. Correspondents include Jay Boss, Barbara Deming, Gloria Emerson, and George Swiers

Items removed:
Photographs
Audio visual
Book
Oversize document and poster
Memorabilia
Stickers

Arrangement of Collection
This collection remains in the order given by the donor.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Abbreviations below assigned by donor to folders and these designations have been retained in the finding aid and folders
P=Primary Material
S=Secondary Material
L=Letters
F=FBI File
O=Oversize Material
M=Miscellaneous Material
A=Albums
C=Personal Calendars
V=Videotapes/DVDs
B=Books

Box 1: Table of Contents; P1-P15
Table of Contents
P1-P17 Index
P18-P35 Index
P36-P56 Index
P57-P77 Index
P78-P100 Index
P101-P124 Index
P125-P141 Index
S1-S12 Index
L1-L9 Index
F1, O1, M1, M2, A1, C1, V1, B1 Index
P1: Early Influences, 1963-1964
P2: Evolving as a Conscientious Objector, 1965
P3: From Cooperation with the Draft to Non-Cooperation, 1966
P4: Becoming a Full-Time Peace Activist, 1967 (February – March)
P5: Boston-Pentagon Peace Walk, 1967 (March – May)
P6: Boston-Pentagon Peace Walk Photos, 1967 (March – May)
P7: “Quotations,” 1967 (Spring)
P8: Reporting the Walk, 1967 (April – May)
P9: CNVA, 1967 (Summer)
P10: John-I-Thin Stephens’ Arrest Photos, 1967 (June)
P11: Drafted, Then Un-Drafted, 1967 (September)
P12: The Hartford Riot, 1967 (September)
P13: Mass March on the Pentagon Photos, 1967 (October)
P14: Philadelphia, 1967/1968 (Winter)
P15: Conspiracy to Loiter in Cincinnati, 1968 (February)


Box 2: P16-P55
P16: Refusing to Go, 1968 (March)
P17: Refusing to Go Photos, 1968 (March)
P18: Richard Gale’s Court Martial, 1968 (March 29)
P19: The Murder of Martin Luther King, 1968 (April 4)
P20: A POW in the Culture Wars, 1968 (April)
P21: Student Take-Over Columbia University, 1968 (April)
P22: Indictment, 1968 (May)
P23: Tally’s Arrest, 1968 (May)
P24: Assassination of Robert Kennedy, 1968 (June 5)
P25: Community of Loving Resistance, 1968 – 1969
P26: Minuteman Attack on CNVA Farm, 1968 (August)
P27: Destroying Draft Files, 1968 (September)
P28: Albany’s 2 nd Resister, 1968 (November)
P29: Pre-Trial, 1968 (November – December)
P30: Stanley Bennett’s Arrest, 1968 (December)
P31: Trial and Sentencing, 1968 (December) – 1969 (January)
P32: Old Enough to Die but Not to Vote, 1969 (March)
P33: Life Goes On, 1969 (April)
P34: And So Does Death, 1969 (May – June)
P35: Bronze Star, 1969 (August)
P36: The Brothers, 1969 (June)
P37: Deterioration, 1969 (September)
P38: A Fugitive in Montreal Photos, 1969 (October)
P39: A Stop on the Underground Railroad, 1969
P40: 1 st Canadian Journal, 1969 (October) – 1970 (April)
P41: Dundas and Hamilton, Ontario, 1970 (January)
P42: Kent State, 1970 (May)
P43: Survival Day, 1970 (June – October)
P44: Survival Day Photos, 1970 (Summer – Fall)
P45: Kent State Medical Fund, 1970 (November – December)
P46: Fugitive Humor, 1971
P47: 2 nd Canadian Journal, 1971 (April) – 1972 (March)
P48: Refugee and Cholera Relief Fund, 1971 (June)
P49: Metis and Non-Status Indian Association, 1972 (April)
P50: The Shooting of George Wallace, 1972 (May)
P51: Telegram to President Nixon, McGovern Nominated, 1972 (Spring – Summer)
P52: Chedoke and Hughson Streets, 1971 – 1974
P53: Dream Machine Free School, 1972 – 1973
P54: Dream Machine Free School Articles and Photos, 1972 – 1975
P55: 3 rd Canadian Journal, 1972 (April) – 1973 (April) 


Box 3: P56-P101
P56: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inquiries, early 1972
P57: A Secret Letter as the War Ends, 1972/1973 (Winter)
P58: Vietnam Peace Accords, 1973 (January)
P59: Canadian Peacekeepers to Vietnam, 1973 (January – April)
P60: South Vietnamese Political Prisoner, 1973 (May)
P61: Yellowknife and Whitehorse, 1973 (July)
P62: Coming Out of Hiding, 1973 (October)
P63: Reunions, 1973/1974 (Winter)
P64: Coming Out of Hiding Hometown Reaction, 1974 (January)
P65: Coming Out of Hiding American Press Coverage, 1974 (January)
P66: Coming Out of Hiding Canadian Press Coverage, 1974 (January – March)
P67: Best Letters, early 1974
P68: Amex-Canada Article, 1974 (January – March)
P69: Bail Jumper, 1974 (February)
P70: Saint Louis Post-Dispatch Amnesty Series, 1974 (March)
P71: Washington Park Spirit “Forgive, but Don’t Forget”, 1974 (July)
P72: Adjustment of Status, 1974 (August)
P73: Canada, a Kind of Farewell Tour, 1974 (Summer)
P74: Ex-Americans in Toronto, 1974
P75: Nixon Resignation and Talk of Amnesty, 1974 (August – September)
P76: Clemency (“Earned Re-entry Program”), 1974 (September)
P77: Exile Conference, 1974 (Fall)
P78: Coming Home?, 1974/1975 (Winter)
P79: Surrender, 1975 (March)
P80: Surrender Photos, 1975 (March)
P81: Saigon Falls, 1975 (April – March)
P82: Clemency Review Board, 1975 (September)
P83: Schenectady Inner-City Ministry, 1975 (August – December)
P84: Presidential Pardon, 1976 (April)
P85: Peace Movement “Vets”, 1976 (February – October)
P86: Kovic and Efaw, 1976 (July)
P87: Continental Walk, 1976 (September)
P88: Concerned Citizens for Safe Energy, 1977 – 1978
P89: The Carter (Limited) Amnesty, 1977 (January – April)
P90: Dapsone, early 1978
P91: Purple Heart, 1978 (July)
P92: Agent Orange in Arizona, 1979 (May)
P93: Boat People, 1979 (August)
P94: “ Hue, 1968”, 1979 (October – December)
P95: “ Hue, 1968” Scripts, 1979 (October – December)
P96: Marriage and Fatherhood, 1980
P97: Iran Hostage Crisis, 1980 (May)
P98: Capital District Psychiatric Center, 1981 – 2005
P99: Reaganomics, 1981 (June)
P100: El Salvador, 1982 (March)
P101: New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1982 (May)


Box 4: P102-P131
P102: “Dove’s Litany”, 1983 (March)
P103: Invasion of Grenada, 1983 (November)
P104: “You Were Never My Enemy”, 1985 (February)
P105: Our Children, 1985 (October)
P106: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Writings by Therapist Ed Tick, 1985 – 2005
P107: At the Wall, 1987 (September)
P108: Nicaragua Witness for Peace Journal, 1987 (October)
P109: “A Nation in Misery”, 1987 (December); “The Cost of Freedom”, 1988 (May)
P110: Reunion with Mary, 1989 (October)
P111: Persian Gulf War, 1990 (August) – 1991 (March)
P112: Vietnam War Resisters Memorial, 1992 (October)
P113: Bill Clinton, Vietnam, and the Future President’s Draft Resister Roommate, 1992 (October – November)
P114: “Walking Wounded”, 1993
P115: Love and Cancer, 1993
P116: Lobbying on Behalf of the Mentally Ill, early 1995
P117: Robert McNamara Does Not Answer His Mail, 1995 (April – September)
P118: Lobbying for Reproductive Rights, 1995 (Spring)
P119: The Rockwood Case, 1995 (May)
P120: Letters from Sweden, 1995 (June – December)
P121: War Resisters League Ballot, 1998 (December)
P122: Kosovo and Srebrenica, 1999 (April)
P123: Green Party, 1999 (November)
P124: Green Party Humor and Analysis, 2000 (Fall – Winter)
P125: September 11, 2001: A Journal
P126: After 9-11-2001: The Invasion of Afghanistan, 2001
P127: After 9-11-2001: The Bogus War on Domestic Terror, the Real Assault on Civil Liberties, 2002
P128: After 9-11-2001: The War in Iraq, 2003
P129: Love and Cancer a Reprise, 2004 (March)
P130: Gloria Emerson Remembered, 2004 (August)
P131: #1 Muslim Solidarity Committee, 2006 (October) – 2007 (February)


Box 5: P132-P141, S1-S8
P132: #2 Muslim Solidarity Committee, 2007 (March – May)
P133: #3 Muslim Solidarity Committee, late 2007 – early 2008
P134: Muslim Solidarity Committee Photographs, 2006 – 2008
P135: Muslim Solidarity Committee Pre-Sentence Publicity, 2006 (November) – 2007 (March)
P136: Muslim Solidarity Committee Aref and Hossain Sentenced, 2007 (March 8)
P137: Iraq War Resisters in Canada, 2008
P138: I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore, 2008 (April)
P139: Conscientious Objector Registry, 2008 (May)
P140: 40 Years Ago Today, 2008 (June)
P141: Self Portrait
S1: Committee for Nonviolent Action Historical Documents, 1961 – 1966
S2: Dasein (Survival Day Bulletin), 1970
S3: Dream Machine Free School Student Newspaper, 1972 – 1973
S4: Deserters, 1972 – 1975
S5: Amex-Canada Magazine, 1 of 4, 1972
S6: Amex-Canada Magazine, 2 of 4, 1973
S7: Amex-Canada Magazine, 3 of 4, 1973 (September) – 1975 (January)
S8: Amex-Canada Magazine, 4 of 4, 1975 (May) – 1977 (November)


Box 6: S9-S12, “Resistance and Reconciliation” Manuscript
S9: New Citizen Folder A, 1975 (August) – 1976 (February)
S10: New Citizen Folder B, 1976 (March) – 1977 (March)
S11: Gloria Emerson Articles, 1971 – 2003
S12: Back to ‘ Nam, 2000 – 2003
Resistance and Reconciliation, Vol. I: Resistance, by Steve Trimm, p. i-172
Resistance and Reconciliation, Vol. I: Resistance, by Steve Trimm, p. 173-363 Resistance and Reconciliation, Vol. I: Resistance, by Steve Trimm, p. 364-531
Resistance and Reconciliation, Vol. I: Resistance, by Steve Trimm, p. 532-671
Resistance and Reconciliation, Vol. I: Resistance, by Steve Trimm, p. 672-821


Box 7: L1-L9, F1, O1, M1-M2, C1, V1, B1
L1: Jay Boss Letters, 1967
L2: Jay Boss Letters, 1 st Tour Vietnam, 1968
L3: Jay Boss Letters, 2 nd Tour Vietnam, 1969
L4: Letters to George Swiers, 1967 – 1968
L5: George Swiers Letters from Vietnam, 1969
L6: Letter from Barbara Deming, 1969
L7: Letters to George Swiers from Steve Trimm, Canada, 1974 – 1975
L8: Miscellaneous Letters from Miscellaneous Politicians, 1977 – 1991
L9: Letters from Gloria Emerson, 1986 – 1995
F1: My FBI File, (The Ridiculously Long) History of my Freedom of Information Act Request, 1975 – 1998
O1: Oversize
M1: Miscellaneous 1
M2: Miscellaneous 2
C1: Personal Calendars, 1968 and 1969
V1: Video, DVD, Disc
B1: Books


Box 8: A1-A3
Albums Index
A1: With Witness for Peace in Nicaragua during the “Contra War” 1987
A2: September 11, 2001 and What Followed, Album 1 of 2, Part 1
A2: September 11, 2001 and What Followed, Album 1 of 2, Part 2
A3: September 11, 2001 and What Followed, Album 2 of 2, Part 1
A3: September 11, 2001 and What Followed, Album 2 of 2, Part 2


Box 9: F3
F3: FBI File Index; File #HQ 25-545856 Sec. #1
File # AL 25-13095 Sec. #1
File # AL 25-13095 Sec. #1A
File # AL 25-13095 Sec. #2
File # AL 25-13095 Sec. #3
File # AL 25-13095 Sec. #4

"The Muslim Solidarity Committee of Albany, New York: An Organizational History and a Handbook for Muslim Justice in Your Community," 2010 [Acc. 10A-75]



This file was last updated on October 7, 2010.