Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia Records, 1981-2008

Collection: DG 239

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
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Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia Records
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
DG 239

Language of Materials
Materials in English, French, German and Italian.
3.75 linear feet [papers only]
This collection includes correspondence (1981-1985), administrative files, financial records, minutes of Board of Directors' meetings (1990-2008), and publicity materials. Much of the correspondence is to, or from, Ed Pearson, a founder and National Coordinator of CMTC. The collection includes information about international war tax resistance efforts, nonviolent direct action campaigns, and grants made from interest on the escrow account.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Declan White, May 2011.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia Records (DG 239), 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

Historical Background
The Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (NACC) began in 1979 in Bellport, New York under the name Conscience and Military Tax Campaign-U.S., (with the "s" in "Conscience" sometimes replace with a dollar sign). CMTC worked to assert U.S. taxpayers' rights of conscience, "to support those who refuse to pay for war and preparations for war, and who wish for their taxes to be used only for peaceful, life-affirming purposes." CMTC provided legal support to war tax resisters, and established an escrow account for the resisters to deposit funds, in the event that the Internal Revenue Service would garnish their wages or levy their bank accounts. Interest on the escrow account was used to make grants to support war tax resistance and to promote projects working for peace and social justice. CMTC published the Conscience & Military Tax Campaign Newsletter from ca. 1980 through 1995. The organization moved from Bellport, New York to Seattle, Washington in Spring, 1986. In 1995, CMTC changed its name to the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia, and though war tax resistance remained its primary focus, it broadened its agenda to use "nonviolent action to create political and social change...and to build a society based upon community, economic justice, environmental awareness, personal empowerment, and feminist, queer-positive, and anti-racist principles." Its newsletter was renamed Nonviolent Action in 1995. NACC is affiliated with the War Resisters League and the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.

Collection Overview
This collection contains various records from the Conscience & Military Tax Campaign-U.S and the later Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia.

Items removed: Posters, newsletters and a sticker.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.

Archived web sites of the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia

These web sites were created by the national office of the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia.. Beginning in 2004 the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archives (IA) cached the NACCs web site.

The links are provided here for the convenience of researchers interested in the history of the NACC's web presence. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection has no control over the web sites or how they are saved by IA.

Dates of web sites marked with an * indicate a change in that site from the last saved web site.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Correspondence 1981-1983
Correspondence, A, 1984
Correspondence, B, 1984
Correspondence, C, 1984
Correspondence, D, 1984
Correspondence, E-F, 1984
Correspondence, G, 1984
Correspondence, H, 1984
Correspondence, I-J, 1984
Correspondence, K, 1984

Box 2
Correspondence, L, 1984
Correspondence, M, 1984 [2 folders]
Correspondence, N-P, 1984
Correspondence, Q-R, 1984
Correspondence, S, 1984 [2 folders]
Correspondence, T-Z, 1984 [2 folders]

Box 3
Correspondence, A, 1985
Correspondence, B, 1985
Correspondence, C, 1985
Correspondence, D, 1985
Correspondence, E-F, 1985
Correspondence, G, 1985
Correspondence, H, 1985
Correspondence, I-K, 1985

Box 4
Correspondence, L, 1985
Correspondence, M-N, 1985
Correspondence, 0-Q, 1985
Correspondence, R, 1985
Correspondence, S, 1985
Correspondence, T, 1985
Correspondence, Wa-Wh, 1985
Correspondence, Wi-Z, 1985

Box 5
Federal Republic of Germany
Bombay Friendship Center, Bombay, India
New Zealand
Sri Lanka
West Germany
International Translators
Foreign Embassies in the US
Pour une Politique de Paix Active, Switzerland

Box 6
Resources/Information [2 folders]
Conscience and Military Taxation Campaign Board Guidelines and Job Descriptions
Tax Day Actions (Press, Flyers, etc.) [2 folders]
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia Grants
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia-Current
World Trade Organization
War Resister League/ War Tax Resister’s Task Force
War Resister League/Draft Task Force
Nonviolent Action Cascadia Community Events [2 folders]
War Tax Resister Correspondence
Conscience and Military Taxation Campaign Background
Military Conscientious Objector Fundraising Project
National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee-Current
Conscience and Military Taxation Campaign Resources [2 folders]

Box 7
Board Minutes 1990
Board Minutes 1991
Board Minutes 1992
Board Minutes 1993
Board Minutes 1994
Board Minutes 1995
Board Minutes 1996
Board Minutes 1997
Board Minutes 1998
Board Minutes 1999
Board Minutes 2000
Board Minutes 2001
Board Minutes 2002
Board Minutes 2003
Board Minutes 2004
Board Minutes 2005
Board Minutes 2006
Board Minutes 2007
Board Minutes 2008

Box 8
Listening Project [2 folders]
Youth Peace
Tax Season 1994
Tax Season 1990-1993
Resist Grant
Local War Tax Resisters 1982-1989
I.R.S. Forms and Publications
The Draft [2 folders]
Minutes/Miscellaneous [3 folders]

Box 9
War Tax Resisters Resources [4 folders]
War Tax Resisters Protests/Workshops
World Peace Tax Fund
War Tax Resister News Articles
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (miscellaneous)

From SCPC files: Con$cience and Military Tax Campaign Collected Records
Con$cience and Military Tax Campaign,1980-1994 (circa)
Con$cience and Military Tax Campaign, Tax Packet, 1985-

This file was last updated on August 21, 2015