Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Citizens Against Nuclear War Records, 1982-2012

Collection: DG 245





Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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
Citizens Against Nuclear War
Title
Citizens Against Nuclear War Records
Inclusive Dates
1982-2012
Call Number
DG 245

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
3.1 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Citizens Against Nuclear War was a coalition of 61 national organizations formed in 1982 as an initiative of the National Education Association. It had the goal of educating citizens about efforts to prevent nuclear war. Organizations which belonged to CAN encouraged their individual members to become informed about issues related to nuclear war. Among the members were professional associations, religious communities, women's and minority organizations, and labor unions. Programs included information and commentary for members' publications, speakers, seminars and legislative bulletins.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Professional Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control, 1986 [Acc. 89A-086]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, August 2012.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in theCitizens Against Nuclear War Records (DG 245), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record



Historical Background
Citizens Against Nuclear War (CAN), was a coalition of 61 national organizations, formed in 1982. It was an initiative of the National Education Association, with the goal of educating citizens about efforts to prevent nuclear war. CAN was headquartered in Washington D.C. and Terry Herndon, executive director of the National Education Association, became president of CAN's board of directors. Organizations which belonged to CAN encouraged their individual members to become informed about issues related to nuclear war. Among the members were professional associations, religious communities, women's and minority organizations, and labor unions. Programs included information and commentary for members' publications, speakers, seminars and legislative bulletins.



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




Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1
Organization of Pan Asian American Women
Planetary Citizens
Presbyterian Health, Education, and Welfare
Presbyterian Church United States of America
Reformed Church in America
The Ripon Society
Rural American Women
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Box 2
Unitarian Universalists Association
United Cement, Lime, Gypsum and Allied
United Church of Christ
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America
United Food and Commercial Workers Union
United Farm Workers of America
United States Student Association
Citizens Against Nuclear War Senate Elections Project 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War Briefing 1986 (March 4)
Citizens Against Nuclear War: Intern Seminar 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War Penny Campaign 1986
Prospective MO- National Political Congress of Black Women
Prospective Member- American Agricultural Movement
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation  NATT
United States Conference of Mayors
Education Invited to Join and Negative Response
American Civil Liberties Union
Prospective MO- National Black Child Development Institute
Prospective MO- National Organization for Women
National Organization for Women
Alpha Phi Alpha
Prospective MO- National Asian and Pacific Women
Religion Invited to Join, Negative Response
Citizens Against Nuclear War Board Meeting 1986 (February 20)

Box 3
Citizens Against Nuclear War Board Meeting 1986 (June 10)
Board Meeting 1986 (September)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Briefing 1986 (May 7)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Briefing 1986 (September 25)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Prospective M.O.- National Coalition of 100 Black Women
National Council of La Raza
National Student Nurses Association
National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council
Associated Actors and Artists of America
Camp Fire
American Federation of Government Employees
American Medical Association
Womens Equity Action League
American Council on Education
B’Nai Brith
B’Nai Brith Women
International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers
Invites to Join- Negative Response, Possible Follow-up
American Association of University Professors
American Bar Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
National Farmers Union
Prospective M.O.- Nine to Five, National Association of Working Women
National Student Nurses Association
National Conference of Catholic Women
National Womens Political Caucus
New Jewish Agenda
Service Employees International Union
United Automobile Workers
United States Catholic Conference Justice and Peace
Environment  Invited to Join- Negative Response
Sierra Club
American Association of Retired Persons
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Other- Invited to Join, Negative Response
Recruitment- General
Labor- Invited to Join, Negative Response
Service Clubs- Invited to Join, Negative Response
Health- Groups Invited to Join, Negative Response
Civil Liberties Groups Invited to Join, Negative Response
National Congress of American Indians
Communication Workers of America
Consumer Federation of America
Lutheran Council of America
Fulbright Alumni Association
National Council of Churches
National Council of Jewish Women
Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
The Wilderness Society- No longer an M.O.
Young Women’s Christian Association
Women for Racial and Economic Equality

Box 4
League of Women Voters
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (December)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (November)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (October)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (September)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (August)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (July)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (June)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (April)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (March)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (February)

Box 5
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (January)
Citizens Against Nuclear War Correspondence 1986 (May)
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
American Association of University Women
American Art Therapy Association
American Clothing and Textile Workers
American Coalition of Workers with Disabilities
American Jewish Congress
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME)
American Library Association

Box 6
America Medical Student Association
American Nurses Association- No longer an M.O.
Americans for Indian Opportunity
Americans for Democratic Action
American Public Health Association
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Congress of Italian-American Organizations, Incorporated
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Environmental Action
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Friends of the Earth
Fund for Renewable Energy and the Environment (formerly Solar Lobby)

Box 7
Graphic Communications International Union
Gray Panthers
Greenpeace United States of America
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
International Chemical Workers Union
International Woodworkers of America
Japanese American Citizens League
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Black Caucus of State Legislators
National Black Communications Coalition
National Conference of Black Lawyers
National Association of Social Workers (1)

Box 8
National Association of Social Workers (2)
National Council of Senior Citizens
National Council of Negro Women
National Council for the Social Studies
National Institute for Women of Color
National Education Association (1)
National Education Association (2)
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees

Box 9
National Urban League
National Women’s Health Network
The Newspaper Guild
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Citizens Against Nuclear War Information

Box 10
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Archived Files
Citizens Against Nuclear War 1982-1983
Citizens Against Nuclear War 1984
Citizens Against Nuclear War: Briefing, un-cataloged periodical April 1984- November 1987
Citizens Against Nuclear War—1982/1983 IRS 990, Filed 1983 (December 31)
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Financial Statements, 1982-1983
 Citizens Against Nuclear War—990 IRS Form, 1983 (August-December)
Citizens Against Nuclear War—1099 Forms, 1983
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Trial Balances and Balance Sheets, Revenue and Expenses. 1982-1983
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Balance Sheets, Statements, Revenue and Expenses, 1983 (August- December)
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Balance Sheets, Statements, Revenue and Expenses, 1984
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Member Contributions, 1984
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Expenses, 1984
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Financial Statements, 1984
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Budget, Consolidated Citizens Against Nuclear War and Center for    Education on Nuclear War, 1985
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Monthly Taxes, DC, 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Taxes, IRS, 940/941 Form Due Quarterly, 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Taxes, DC, Unemployment Compensation Quarterly
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Taxes, IRS, Monthly with Holding 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Checking Account Records
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Payroll 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Financial Statements 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Riggs, Money Market 1986
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Resumes
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Target Congressmen, Alphabetical List
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Target Congressmen: Appropriations
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Target Congressmen: Armed Services
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Target Congressmen: Budget Committee
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Target Congressmen: Foreign Affairs
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Treaties
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Tritium
Citizens Against Nuclear War—Waste


 



This file was last updated on August 2, 2012.