Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Military Families Speak Out Records, 2005-2013

Collection: DG 253


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)


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Military Families Speak Out
Title
Military Families Speak Out Records
Inclusive Dates
2005-2013
Call Number
DG 253

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
3.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Military Families Speak Out was formed by two families in November of 2002. It is made up of persons opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have loved ones currently in the military, or who had served in the military since the fall of 2002. Membership in 2014 included nearly 4,000 military families from the United States and abroad.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Military Families Speak Out, Adele Kubein, and Paula Ragovin 2013 [Acc. 2013-069]; 2014 [Acc. 2014-013; 2014-015]
Processing Information
This collection processed and finding aid produced by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, October 2014
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the ___________ Military Families Speak Out Records (DG 253), 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 descendants), 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
Military Families Speak Out is an organization of people opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have family members or loved ones currently in the military, or who have served in the military since the fall of 2002. MFSO was formed by two families in November of 2002, and has contacts with military families throughout the United States, and in other countries around the world.

Arrangement of Collection
This collection was arranged according to accession (when the material was received). The exception is that items from the national office were culled from the accessions and appear in box 1.

Items removed:
Posters
Photographs
Memorabilia
Audiovisual items

Archived MFSO web sites:
The Wayback Machine of the Internet Archives has archived some versions of the main MSFO web site at, from 2003 onward. These are available at: <https://web.archive.org/web/20140515000000*/http://www.militaryfamiliesspeakout.com/


acc. 2014-015
acc. 2013-069
acc. 2014-013
acc. 2014-015
acc. 2016-065
acc. 2016-102

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1 [acc. 2014-015]
National Office Material
General

Media coverage of the press conference before President Bush's arrival at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 2004 (September)
National Bring Them Home Tour; Camp Casey, 2005
Chapter Building Kit
Chapters
Missouri/Midwest Chapter
Referred to in pamphlet "Do You Love a Veteran? A Compilation"
Reference material re: Bradley Manning
Reference material re: oppositional identities by Lisa Leitz
Reference material re: Camp Casey
Reference material re: Iraq War opinions
Contacts

Box 2 [acc. 2013-069]
Files of Larry Syverson
Biographical information; listing of protest activities
Contents of accession
Notes
Correspondence to/from son Branden
Correspondence from/about son Bryce and from Bryce's wife
Correspondence to sons
Correspondence, 2003
Correspondence, 2004
Correspondence, 2005
Correspondence, 2006-2010
Correspondence, undated
Letters to the Editor sent
Articles written
Talking points for speeches
Speeches given, 2003-2004
Speeches given, 2005
Speeches given, 2006-2010

Box 3 [acc. 2013-069]
Files of Larry Syverson
Media coverage: articles, 2003
Media coverage: articles, 2004
Media coverage: articles, 2005-2006
Media coverage: articles, 2007-2009
Media coverage: articles and internet comments, 2003
Media coverage: articles and online comments, 2003 (continued)
Media coverage: articles and online comments, 2004
Media coverage: articles and online comments, 2005-2010
Media coverage: newspaper articles, 2003
Media coverage: newspaper articles, 2004
Media coverage: newspaper articles, 2005
Media coverage: newspaper articles, 2006-2007
Media coverage: radio interviews, 2003-2009
Photographs [color print-outs]
Miscellaneous
Military Families Speak Out items and communications

Box 4 [acc. 2014-013]
Files of Paula Rogovin
Bergen (NJ) Branch: pPromotional pamphlets
Paula Rogovin
Efforts on behalf of Military Families Speak Out, 2006
Efforts on behalf of Military Families Speak Out, 2007
Efforts on behalf of Military Families Speak Out, 2008
Efforts on behalf of Military Families Speak Out, 2009
Efforts on behalf of Military Families Speak Out, 2010-2013
Efforts on behalf of Military Families Speak Out, undated
Poems and songs
Statements
Photographs [color print-outs]: Bring the Troops Home, 2005-2006
Photographs [color print-outs]: Bring the Troops Home, 2006-2007 -- vigils and actions
Photographs [color print-outs]: Bring the Troops Home, 2006-2007 -- vigils and actions
Photographs [color print-outs]: Cost of War Exhibit, 2011
Photographs [color print-outs]: undated

Box 5 [acc. 2014-013]
Files of Paula Rogovin
Media coverage/Letters to the Editor, 2005
Newspaper articles, 2006
Newspaper articles, 2007
Newspaper articles, 2008
Newspaper articles, 2009
Newspaper articles, 2010
Newspaper articles, 2011
Newspaper articles, 2012
Newspaper articles, 2013
Newspaper articles, undated
Reference material
Reference material re: Teaneck Peace and Justice Coalition
Reference material from various peace groups

Box 6 [acc. 2014-015]
Files of Adele Kubein
Biographical information
Lists of material sent to SCPC
Media coverage
Speeches given (texts)
Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds written
Participation in Censure Press Conference, National Press Club, 2004 [February 10]
Blog, 2007 (March-May)
Blog, 2007 (June-August)
Blog, 2007 (September-December)
Blog, 2008 (January-April)
Blog, 2008 (June-August)
Blog, 2008 (September-December)
Blog, 2009-2010

Box 7 [acc. 2014-015]
Files of Adele Kubein
Oregon MFSO: meetings
Oregon MFSO: efforts, 2005-2009
Oregon MFSO: efforts, undated
Oregon MFSO: financial records
Oregon MFSO: grant from MRG Foundation Peace Fund
Oregon MFSO: Board retreat
Oregon MFSO: survey re: direction for Military Families Speak Out
Oregon MFSO: search for organizer
Oregon MFSO: mailing list/s
Reference material

Box 8 [acc. 2014-015]
Files of Valarie Fletcher
Efforts re: Military Families Speak Out
Involvement with Military Families Speak Out Legislative Committee
Correspondence
Media coverage
Letters to the Editor written
Participation in Vets/Survivors March for Peace and Justice (to New Orleans), 2006
Participation in panel on Iraq War, 2006
Speaking engagement, AFSC forum/press event, 2008
Reaction to flag-burning at anti-war demonstration, 2010
Miscellaneous

Box 9 [acc. 2016-065]
House
Advisory Board
Winter Soldier
Operation Code Red
Kitchen Cabinet
Filibuster
September Actons
Octobeer 2007
Staffing Proposal
EWO 5/26/07
Senate
House Party Guide
Fundraising
Prep for Proposals
Founders Syndrome
MFSO Strategy
Post-Assembly Committee
March 20, 2010 Activity
Talking Points
PTSD: The Hidden Costs of War
Resisters
Retreat '08
Staff Meetings
To Do/Work Plans
Fundraising (Jude)
Susan Sarandan Charitable Foundation
MA Form PC Filings
Mass Anual Report Filing
MFSO Web
Working Folder

Box 10 [acc. 2016-065]
Monthly Invoices
Tax Documents
Receipts
Grants & Funding
Guides
Donations
Employer Materials & Organization Affairs
Personal Accounts
Miscellaneous

Box 11 [acc. 2016-065]
MFSO literature, 2010's
Collected reference materials (from other organizations)
Petitions to President Bush
Arlington West
Database
Professional services

Box 12 [acc. 2016-102]
Specific donors

Box 13 [acc. 2016-102]
Fundraising
Fundraising plan
Miscellaneous tax forms
Loi's out
Women in development conference
Finance and fundraising committee
Direct mail
MFSO budget, 2010
Tribute follow up
Lease, 2008-9
Budget 2007-8
MFSO Finance Committee
MFSO Budget, 2009
Payroll historical
Charles Scwab account
501(c)(3)
2006 IRS
DUA, 2007-10

Box 14 [acc. 2016-102]
MFSO articles of organization
By-laws
MFSO orientation: table of contents, logistics/operation
MFSO orientation: board of directors
MFSO orientation: organizing
MFSO orientation: fundraising and funding
Starting a charter
2009 Assembly
Board retreat
Legislation
April mailing
EOY
Board fundraising
Base spouses
Coalitions
Media

Box 15 [acc. 2016-102]
MFSO recipts
Mintwood 2003-5
Website 2003
Capitol One 2000-3
Miscellaneous
Citizens Bank statements 2003-5
Potential vendors 2005
CSPP invoices 2004
Paid - credit car
Cash - reimbursement
Bills to process
2004 bills
CSPP 2004
Letters to Bush

Box 16 [acc. 2016-102]
Letters to Bush (cont.)
2005 invoices
Timesheets, 2005
Year end/taxes, 2005
CSPP invoices
Contacts
Annual report
Stipends
Bus tour press
Bus tour stories
Doubletree
Legislative visit requests
Articles about MFSO
Notes on talking points
SOTU
Related articles
Fayetteville attendees
Scholarships
Merchandise
Miscellaneous
Account 2005
ADP info and reference

Box 17 [acc. 2016-102]
Contractors 2005
Heallth and dental care
Tax-exempt certificate 2005
Anna b. Stevins
Donations through Peace Abby
Notes from donors
Verizon
Donor prospecting
Executive transitions
Transition team
MFSO statement
Zaskya
Orientation
Operations
Hiring
FR planning/to-do
Ideas
Coordination committee
Consultants
Current finances
Executive committee
Website
Letters to the chairmen

Box 18 [acc. 2016-102]
2007 exempt organization return
Payce payroll 2009-10
Radical designs, 2010
Recipcts and check requests
Red Sun Press, 2010
SBSB 2010
Staples
Liberty mutual-worker's compensation, 2009-10
Miscellaneous
Verizon, 2009-10
SBSB 2011
USPS 2011
Scimeca Foundation
Staples, 2011
Radical designs
Paypall
Red Sun Press 2011
Rethink media
Save on conferences
DIA 2011
Dept. of State, PA
Donnelly/Colt
Doyle printing and offset co.
Electric embers
Haymarket
IRS
ING savings account
Miscellaneous payes, 2011
Kat Brown Ent. inc.
Pavento, Radcliffe, Renzi, 2011
Payce
Payrolls

Box 19 [acc. 2016-102]
Comcast, 2011
Citizen's Bank, #1001
Citizen's Checking
Citizen's Saving
Sam Diener
Castro, Oskar
Donahue, Sean
Stacley Hafley
Forter, Deborah (2009)
Consulting-Stacey Hafly
USA Harrison
Jabbar Magruder
Samantha Miller
Nikki Morse
Zaskya Perez
Zaskya's Timesheet
AETNA-2011
Capital One 2011
Miscellaneous 2011
ADP
Cenacle Retreat
Check requests
Cizitens Bank 2010
Citizens Bank statements 2010
Citizens Bank deposits 2010

Box 20 [acc. 2016-102]
Capitol One 2009-10
Comcast
Corporate filings
Democracy in action
Electric embers 2010
Fedex
Great American
Haymarket 2010
Idealist
Kat Brown Enterprises, inc., 2010
Survey Monkey
Miscellaneous
National Guard
Resumes, summer 2006
Home from Iraq Now
Massachusetts
OHC

Box 21 [acc. 2016-102]
House Appropriations Committee
Congress
The Ground Truth
Camp Democracy
January debrief forms
Miscellaneous
Petition original
Overall
HTF
BDP/Pentagon
Attendees
Scholarships
Copies, letters
Legislation
New Congress
Surge
January Congress
Media resources/services
TechSoup
Take care
Citizens Bank, 2007

Box 22 [acc. 2016-102]
CSPP deposits
Donations from CSPP
Tax letters
EWO Congressional visits
Hampton Inn
CSPP invoices, 2006
Lease, 2007
Consultants, 2007
Checking deposits, 2007
Credit Card recipts
IT, 2007
Kat Brown-Accounting, 2007
LegaL, 2007
Lincoln, 2007
Liberty Mutual unemployment insurance, 2007
Merchandise orders, 2007
Leonard Sloan
Northern Sun, 2007
2007 Miscellaneous
Paypall contributions, 2007
Red Sun, 2007
Riptide, 2007
Rent Haymarket, 2007

Box 23 [acc. 2016-102]
Book
Dental, 2006
SBSB Health insurance, 2007
Citizens Bank, 2006
NOA pension plan/Lincoln financial groups, 2006
NOA, 2006
SBSB, 2006
Verizon, 2006
Personnel forms, 2006
Worker's comp, 2006
Organizer
Operations
IVAW convention, July 2010
MFSO 990 from 2006, Tax exempt forms
CSPP legal
Board meetings, 2010
Board minutes
Massachusets state documents, 2005
State registration

Box 24 [acc. 2016-102]
Strategic discovery
VFP convention 2010
Cost of War campaign
IVAN/MFSO/VFP coalition calls
IVAW operation recovery campaign
Web/communication
Executive director
Conflict committee
DNC/VFP
Communications
Miscellaneous literature
PTSD
Criminal justice veterans
Obama CMTE
Chapter events
EWO-DC, 2009

Box 25 [acc. 2016-102]
MFSO attendees, 2009
Board retreat, 2008
Afghanistan policy WKGP
Miscelaneous
Retreat
Strategy
VFP retreat
Fax cover sheets

Box 26 [acc. 2016-102]
Transition team
Communications, media
BOD-roles, response
BOD, 2007
Native American outreach and healing ceremony
MFSO
Chapter building
Internet services
Board fundraising
Board of Directors
NewEnglandJobs.org
Paypal, 2009
Pavento, Ratcliffe, Renzi, 2009
P.O. Box fee
Liberty Tree Foundation
Merchandise orders, 2009
MFSO assembly, 2009
Electric embers
Elite island resorts
Eyes Wide Open, 2009
Funding Change
Groundspring
Haymarket Spring, 2009
Idealist.org
Kat Brown-accounting, 2009
Brick Donation-Elaine Johnson
Bulk mail permit

Box 27 [acc. 2016-102]
Chapter orders, 2009
Checking deposits, 2009
Citizens Bank, 2009
Check requests, 2009
Credit card recipts, 2009
NM
NY-central
NY-upstate
NO
OH
OC
OR
RI
WA
AK
AZ
Bergen County/NJ
CA-LA
CA-San Diego
CA-San Gabriel
Chicago
CO
DC
Essex Co., NJ
FL
Gold Star
CA Cap region
HI
MA
ME
MN
MO
MFSO travel reinbursement requiest
Check requiest forms
Miscellaneous
Chapter order forms (blank)
Operations manual
Merchandise orders, 2011
Merchandise orders, 2010
Don't charge

Box 28 [acc. 2016-102]
Staples
SBSB, 2009
Red Sun Press, 2009
SaveOnConferences.com
Radical Designs, 2008-9
Travel reimbursements, 2009
Third sector New England, 2007-9
Century marketting
Capitol One, 2008
Checking (deposits), 2008
Cision
Verizon, 2008
Transport Workers Union
Haymarket rent, 2008
Donations, 2008
Credit card receipts, 2008
Citizens Bank
Consultants, 2008
Check requests, 2008
SBSB, 2008
Red Sun Press, 2008
Paypal
New members (MFSO members)
Capitol One, 2007
Chapter orders
Checking deposits, 2007
Chapter to be entered/checked, 2007
Chapter/member reimbursements, 2007
Chapter orders, 2007

Box 29 [acc. 2016-102]
January 27 DC march, 2007
Kat Brown-accounting, 2008
Liberty Mutual-workers comp, 2008
Lincoln financial group
Merchandise orders, 2008-9
Merchandise sales, 2008
Capitol One, 2006
Mintwood/Media, 2003-6
Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank, 2006
Red Sun, 2006
Merchandise, 2006
Operation House Call, 2006
Oregon meeting, 2006
Tax info
Fundraising, 2006

Box 30 [acc. 2016-102]
Legal-Burt Nadler, 2006
Back Door Draft, 2006
SBSB, 2006
Verizon, 2006
Kat Brown, 2006
Rent Haymarket, 2006
Stacey Bannerman, 2006
Timesheets, 2006
Miscellaneous receipts, 2006
Bills
IT, 2006
To Do/Work Plans
Work plans
Meeting faciliation
MFSO national assembly, 2009
Board development


Box 31 [acc. 2016-102]
Board elections
MFSO governance and evaluations
IVAW
Iraq
Membership
Chapters
Chapter Calls
Chapter guidelines
Operation truth in funding
Operations
Information about military
Training
Personnel/Admin
Operations manual
Thank yous
PTSD
Chapter survey
"Do You Love a Veteran?" poetry book
Alaska
Airzona
Atlanta
California
Colorado
Chicago
Connecticut
DC
Fayetteville
Florida
GSFSO
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Maine
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada

Box 32 [acc. 2016-102]
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Orleans
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Philadelphia
Rhode Island
Utah
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Afghanistan
IRS
AGAPE Foundation
Appleton Foundation
Arca Foundation
Atlantic Philathropies
Bridgeway Charitable Foundation

Box 33 [acc. 2016-102]
Colombe Foundation
Common Counsel Foundation
Common Stream
Community Foundation of Silicon Valley
Deer Creek Foundation
Fonda Family Foundation
Fund for Nonviolence
Funding Exchange
Furthermore (Publishing Grants)
Gleitsman Foundation
Global Exchange
Grassroots International
GroundSpring.org

Box 34 [acc. 2016-102]
Hawa'i People's Fund
Elizabeth W. Hill Revocable Trust
HKH Foundation
Janelia Foundation
JEHT Foundation
Jewish Funds for Justice
Kirsch Foundation
Levinson Foundation
Liberty Hill Foundation
MRG Foundation
Needmo Fund
Network for Good
New World Foundation
New Visions Foundation
North Star Fund
Open Society Institute
Willian Penn Foundation
Philanthropic Collaborative
Ploughshares Fund
Rex Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rockefeller Family and Associates
Roseben Fund
Samuel Rubin Foundation
Social Justice Fund
Solidago Foundation
Barbara Streisand Foundation
Tides
Wallace Global Fund
Working Assets Funding Service, Inc.
Veatch
Veterans Education Project
Voices United of Passaic Essex
UUCP

Box 35 [acc. 2016-102]
UUSC
UUCSR
MFSO-Oregon checking account
Anniversary
EOY, 2010
Foundations
Cost of War
GI Rights
Gold Star
IVAW
VFP
Meeting minutes
Board models
MFSO budget, 2011
IRS 990 and finance, 2008
MFSO financial statements
2007 Auditors report

Box 36 [acc. 2016-102]
Miscellaneous


This file was last updated on February 3, 2017