Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Veterans for Peace, Inc. Records, 1985-

Collection: DG 240





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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Veterans for Peace
Title
Veterans for Peace, Inc. Records
Inclusive Dates
1985-
Call Number
DG 240

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
2.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Veterans For Peace, Inc. (VFP) is an educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. VFP iss comprised primarily of veterans of the United States military, but non-veterans may also join as associate members. VFP's statement of purpose (as of 2010) states that their mission is: "To increase public awareness of the costs of war; to restrain the U.S. government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations; to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons; to seek justice for veterans and victims of war; to abolish war as an instrument of national policy". VFP members pledge to use nonviolent, democratic means to achieve these aims.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Veterans for Peace, Inc., 2011 [Acc. 11A-021, Acc. 11A-082]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Declan White, May 2011; and Thomas Fortuna, December 2011-January 2012.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ Veterans for Peace, Inc. Records (DG 240), 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
Veterans For Peace, Inc. (VFP) was incorporated in Portland, Maine in 1985 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. The organization was located in Portland, Maine (1985-1996), in Washington D.C. (1997-2003) and in St. Louis, Missouri (2004- ). VFP iss comprised primarily of veterans of the United States military, but non-veterans may also join as associate members. VFP's statement of purpose (as of 2010) states that their mission is: "To increase public awareness of the costs of war; to restrain the U.S. government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations; to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons; to seek justice for veterans and victims of war; to abolish war as an instrument of national policy". VFP members pledge to use nonviolent, democratic means to achieve these aims. Veterans For Peace has over 120 chapters across the United States, and is an official Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) represented at the United Nations. The organization Iraq Veterans Against the War was founded at a VFP convention in 2004, and is legally a subsidiary of the national group. Veterans for Peace, Inc. is not the same group as Veterans for Peace in Vietnam, which was founded in 1965.

Collection Overview
This collection includes VFP, Inc. administrative files, correspondence, financial and fund raising files, out reach materials, files on VFP projects, resources about some VFP branch activities and reference files.

Items removed:
Posters
Photographs
Slides, newsletters,
Periodicals
Audio Visual [DVDs]
Memorabilia [original artwork]



Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocess and remains in the order in which it was received.


Archived web sites of Veterans for Peace, Inc.

These web sites were created by the national office of Veterans for Peace, Inc.. Beginning in 1998 the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archives (IA) cached the Veterans for Peace web site. Please check both URLs listed as there are some each may list different dates on which web sites were saved. The links are provided here for the convenience of researchers interested in the history of Veterans for Peace web presence.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection has no control over the web sites or how they are saved by IA. D
ates of web sites marked with an * indicate a change in that site from the last saved web site.

http://wayback.archive-it.org/223/*/http://www.veteransforpeace.org [ArchiveIT version, 2005- ]

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
[Wayback Machine version, 1998- ]


Acc. 11A-021
Acc. 11A-082

Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc. 11A-021
Box 1
Search Committee
Woody
Long Range Strategic Planning (LRSP)
Veterans for Peace Executive Search
Personnel Evaluation Forms
Veterans for Peace Budget [2 folders]
Budget 2000
Budgets-past
CT Corporation- Registered Agent
Veterans for Peace Bylaws
Miscellaneous [3 folders]
Office Mold
Lease Agreement [2 folders]
Solicitation of Past Members 2003

Box 2 [Acc. 11A-021]
Official Correspondence 1997-1998
Official Correspondence 1999-2005
New Member Query
Office Lease
Customer Letters [3 folders]
Inventory
Communication Committee [2 folders]
Promo
Public Access TV
Media Contacts- Personal Correspondence
Fact Sheets Veterans [2 folders]
Charlie Atkins
Anderson Bowland Lane- Santa Barbara Chapter
Sandy Kelson [2 folders]

Box 3 [Acc. 11A-021]
Chapter Development
Evansville
Executive Director Search
Search Committee
National Administrator
Completed Invoices- Paid
Published Letters from Members
Dennis Kyne
Chapter 61 [2 folders]
Honorary Memberships
Code Talker
Strategies/Organization
Issues before the Board/Strategy [2 folders]
Miscellaneous
Historical Membership Data
Candidates
Annual Review 2004
Annual Review 2003
Financials 2002
Budget 2001-2002
Budget Data General
Budget- Working
Budget 2002-2003
Budget 2003-2004
Budget 2005
National Administration Annual Report
Honorary Members
Miscellaneous/Financial
Executive Director-Personnel
Executive Director Reports

Box 4 [Acc. 11A-021]
Frank Ackles Jr.
Antonia Balays
Paul Brailsford
Phil Butler
Jim Creaven
Neal Daniels
Edith Eckhart
Patrick F. Flynn- letters
John A. Hamilton
Ed Hart
John Grant- Philadelphia Veterans for Peace
Paul Handshy
Charlie Liteky
Eric Johansson
Paul Walker
Lee Vander Laan
Robert Vandivier
Ben Weintraub
Wayne Wittman
Dick Streb
Peter Shaw
Myer Pettyjohn
Robert Leedy
Bob Taft
Lee Thorn
Tim Tiernon
Covington Expenses
Q4 2004- IRS Issue
Office Rent
Financial Summary- February 2005
Korea Peace Campaign
David Silk Bequest
Working Assets
ZOCS
Iraq Veterans against the War 2005

Box 5 [Acc. 11A-021]
Take Me Home (Arden Eaton) 2006
Iraq Water Project 2003-2007
Poetry and Inspiration [2 folders]
Zachary Fundraising 2004
Database Management 2004 Correspondence
Financial Summary 1996
Database and Accounts 2002
Press Folder [2 folders]
Daily Log [11 folders]

Box 6 [Acc. 11A-021]
Daily Log [9 Folders]
Chapters Organization Guide
Veterans for Peace 2005 National Convention Media Guidelines
Miscellaneous [2 folders]
Veterans for Peace- Portland, Maine 1982-1985
Veterans for Peace- Philadelphia Chapter
Veterans for Peace- California branches activities [Golden Rule project]

Acc. 11A-082
Box 1
Insurance Information 1997
Ballot Nominations (April-June 1997)
VFP Board Chairman Sandy Kelson [2 folders]
Ballots 1996
Doyon Resignation/Genesio Appointment 1995 (December 21)
“Dear VFP Member “Letter 1996 (September 6)
Reconsideration of Summer Journal 1996 (July 30)
Mid-Year Meeting 1996 (January)
NATO in Bosnia 1996

Box 2 [Acc. 11A-082]
House Resolution 2652 to Close School of the Americas 1995
Ballots/Board 1995 (September 14)
Ballots/Elections 1994 (December 2)
Constitutional Meeting 1994)
Board Chair Nominations 1994-1995)
Board Ballots Heselton 1994 Resignation (February)
Jim Buckholder Letter 1993
Buckholder Letter/Hart Poll 1994
Alex Bridge Vote 1994
Operation Angel 1993 (December)
Landmines 1996
Stand for Peace Project 1992-1996
United States Military and Civil Rights 1993
Stop War Toys Campaign 1992
Arms Trade 1992
Pittsburgh Pact 1992-1993
Mikhail Kalashnikov 1992
Define Peace Task Force1992-1993
Environment & Development: The Second Global Structures Convocation (1992

Box 3 [Acc. 11A-082]
Central America War Relief Project 1992-1996
JROTC Committee 1994-1996
Arnold Peterson’s “Pen Mightier than the Sword Committee” 1995-1996
Committee on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping 1996
Dues Committee 1996
VFP Emergency Medical Teams 1994
VFP mediation Team 1994
American Legion Proposal 1993-1996
United Kingdom Veterans for Peace 1995
Instant Protest Chapter Responses 1990-1991
Portland Art School (December 1991)
Reverend Ronald Mosley Correspondence 1989-1996

Box 4 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP National Education Project- Steven Bentley 1986-1995
Ian Walker Correspondence
Leo Sandy Correspondence
Bruce and Ruther Sanderson Correspondence
Phil Roettinger Correspondence
 Robert O’Kane Correspondence
Reynolds Moody Correspondence
Len Doyon Correspondence
Paul Cox Correspondence
Paul Brailsford Correspondence
Ralph Weymouth Correspondence
Peggy Tuxen-Akers Correspondence
Wayne Wittman Correspondence
Donald and Sally Alice Thompson Correspondence
Reverend Robert Vandivier Correspondence
Peter Shaw Correspondence
David Silk Correspondence
Bob Taft Correspondence
Taft Proposal-Children of War Rescue Project Funds 1996

Box 5 [Acc. 11A-082]
Myer Pettyjohn Correspondence
Doug Rawlings Correspondence
Phil Butler Correspondence
Neil Daniels Correspondence
Edith Eckhart Correspondence
Steve Fournier Correspondence
Edwin Hart Correspondence [3 folders]
Ben Weintraub Correspondence
VFP Trademark      
Dates of Birth
Bette Cramer

Box 6 [Acc. 11A-082]
Iraq and Kosovo 1999-2003
VFP Nominating Committee 1996-1997
“Abolish War! The Last Campaign” Booklet 1992
John Barr Correspondence
Jim Buckholder Correspondence
Lou Sinclair Correspondence [2 folders]

Box 7 [Acc. 11A-082]
Jerry Genesio Correspondence 1996 -1997
National President Jerry Genesio era documents/information 1987-1996 [5 folders]
National President Jerry Genesio era articles 1991-1996

Box 8 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP National Convention 1996
VFP National Convention Speakers 1996
VFP Board of Directors Agenda 2004 (April 17-18)
War and the Environment/Military Toxics Project 1991-1995 [2 folders]
Medals and Awards
Board Ballots 1997 (March)
Board Ballots 1997 (May)
Board Ballots 1997 (June)
Board Ballots 1997 (July)
Member Chapters 1997 (August)
Board Ballots 1997 (September)
Board Ballots 1997 (October)
Board Ballots 1997 (November)
Biographies for Nominating Committee 1997
Membership Campaign 1997
Affinity Fund 1997
Miscellaneous Documents 1997(April)

Box 9 [Acc. 11A-082]
Financial Information 1997(June)
Financial Information 1997 (July)
Financial Information 1997 (August)
Miscellaneous Documents 1997 (July-August)
Financial Information 1997 (September)
VFP Board of Directors Meeting 1997 (September 26)
Financial Information 1997 (October)
Financial Information 1997 (November)
Financial Information 1997 (December)
Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Payroll 1997)
Communications 1991, (June-December)
Financial Information 2000 (January)
Financial Information 2000 (February)

Box 10 [Acc. 11A-082]
Financial Information 2000 (March)
Financial Information 2000 (April)
Financial Information 2000 (October)
Financial Information 2000 (November)
Zurich Money Market Accounts 1997-2000
Banking Information 1999-2000
Columbia EDP Payroll 2000
Checks for VFP Account
National Rosters Fiscal Year 1991-1992
National Rosters Fiscal Year 1993-1994
 
Box 11 [Acc. 11A-082]
Postcards/Alabama
Maine
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York [1 of 2 folders]

Box 12 [Acc. 11A-082]
New York [2 of 2 folders]
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Texas

Box 13 [Acc. 11A-082]
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Washington
Correspondence Membership 1987-1992
Correspondence Membership 1992-1996
Leroy Wolins 1986-1989
Constitution of Veterans for Peace, Incorporated 1986
VFP Annual Meeting 1986

Box 14 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP National Convention 1987
VFP National Convention 1988
VFP National Convention 1989 [2 folders]
VFP National Convention 1990 [1 of 2 folders]

Box 15 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP National Convention 1990 [2 of 2 folders]
VFP National Convention 1991 [2 folders]
VFP National Convention 1992 [2 folders]

Box 16 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP National Convention 1993 [2 folders]
VFP National Convention 1994 [2 folders]
VFP National Convention 1995 [2 folders]

Box 17 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP National Convention 1996 [2 folders]
VFP National Convention 1997
VFP Convention Resolutions 1997
VFP Convention Speakers 1997
VFP Workshop Conference 1997
Board Resignations
Articles and Letters 1997 [2 folders]
Chapter Survey 1997
VFP National Convention 1998 [2 folders]

Box 18 [Acc. 11A-082]
VFP Convention Resolutions 1998 [2 folders]
Endorsement Forms
VFP National Convention 1999
Board of Directors Nominees for 1998 Elections
February 1998 Board Ballot
April 1998 Board Ballot
May 1998 Board Ballot
June 1998 Board Ballot
July 1998 Board Ballot
September 1998 Board Ballot
October 1998 Board Ballot
Major Activities 1985-1990
Chapter Price List
Ideas circa 1987
Board Agenda 1996
Special Meeting 1996 (December 12)
Search/Transition Committee 1996
Karat Interactive Network 1994
Founding Director Resolution 1995-1996
Computer Data Input Information
Membership Cancellation

Box 19 [Acc. 11A-082]
Poetry and Miscellaneous 1990-1992
Miscellaneous 2000
Abolish War! Second Edition 1989-1992
Oliver Stone Correspondence 1987
John Wetterer Correspondence 1989-1991
William Withrow Correspondence 1987-1989
Miles Wolfpin Correspondence 1988-1991
VFP Chapter Rosters 2004
Membership Survey 1997 (May)
IRS 1997
Communication History 1997
Membership Inquiries 1997
Peace-related documents 1990-1998
Alliance for Our Common Future, etc. 1990-1995
Members Elections 1987-1989

Box 20 [Acc. 11A-082]
George Mizo Correspondence 1987-1991




This file was last updated on January 25, 2012.