Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Pledge of Resistance, Albany [Chapter] Records, 1985-1993

Collection: DG 258





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Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Pledge of Resistance, Albany [Chapter]
Title
Pledge of Resistance, Albany [Chapter] Records
Inclusive Dates
1985-1993
Call Number
DG 258

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
5 linear feet
Abstract
The Pledge of Resistance group in Albany, New York was part of an active nationwide network of grassroots organizations opposed to U.S. intervention in Central America. The Albany group was active between 1984 and 1993. Its members engaged in marches, protest demonstrations, extensive correspondence and meetings with legislators, fundraising activities, boycotts, and networking with like-minded organizations. The Albany POR produced newsletters, press releases, and leaflets. The Pledge of Resistance in Albany and the national Pledge of Resistance were dissolved in 1989.


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Susan Dubois, 2014 [Acc. 2014-050 and Acc.2014-056]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Pledge of Resistance, Albany [Chapter] Records (DG 258), 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
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Related Collections
Delaware County Pledge of Resistance Records (DG 242)
Philadelphia Area Alliance Concerned About Central America Records (DG 181)
Pledge of Resistance Collected Records


Historical Background
The Pledge of Resistance group in Albany, New York was part of an active nationwide network of grassroots organizations opposed to U.S. intervention in Central America. The Albany group was active between 1984 and 1993. Its members engaged in marches, protest demonstrations, extensive correspondence and meetings with legislators, fundraising activities, boycotts, and networking with like-minded organizations. The Albany POR produced newsletters, press releases, and leaflets. Pledge of Resistance was a nationwide network of individuals and organizations. As of 1988, over 80,000 people nationwide had taken the Pledge -- a commitment to oppose bloodshed by participating in organized, nonviolent direct action. Organizers believed that the Pledge helped prevent a full-scale US invasion in Central America, and laid the groundwork for ending the ongoing "wars of attrition" being waged against the people of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. These records are from the Pledge of Resistance group in Albany, New York, which was active between its organization in late 1984 and its cessation in 1993. The Albany group produced newsletters, press releases, and leaflets. The Pledge of Resistance in Albany and the national Pledge of Resistance were dissolved in 1993

Collection Overview

Items removed:
Slides
Banners

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



Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056



Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Documentation: U.S. War Against Nicaragua and El Salvador
Documentation: El Salvador, 1988
El Salvador: UPI Reports
El Salvador: Steps to Freedom
El Salvador Coffee Boycott
El Salvador: Human Rights Incidents
El Salvador, 1991
Honduras-Salvadoran Refugees
Guatemala: Human Rights Incidents
Nicaraguan-South African Connections
Nicaragua: Trade Embargo
Iran/Contra Analysis
Iran/Contra News Articles
Miskito Indians
Faces of War
Paul Fisher Kidnapping
List of National Media and Board of Directors
McNulty

Box 2 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Pledge: Local Endorsers
Pledge: Local and National History of Actions
Pledge: Media Coverage
Pledge: Structure
Pledge: Outreach to Legislators
Pledge: Outreach
Pledge of Resistance Benefit
Pledge: Outreach to the religious community
Pledge: Newsletters from around the country
Pledge: Newsletters from around the state
Pledge: Regional newsletters and information
Pledge: Newsletters
Pledge: Newsletters/Alerts

Box 3 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Albany P.O.R. Newsletter
Pledge of Resistance Originals
Quest for Peace
Witness for Peace Kidnapping Press Clippings
Networks/Outreach
Accountability Project
Anti-ARENA Campaign
Jackson Browne
Bus Ads
George Bush
Central America Week
Central America Articles
Central America Peace Plan
Edgar Chamorro
Concourse: Tabling
Puebla Institute
Recruiting Centers
Pinksterfest
Personal Experiences in Central America
Platoon

Box 4 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Pledge: Leaflets/Posters [3 folders]
Stuff for fliers
Graphics
Leaflets (including bibliography)
Leaflets and Graphics
Leaflets and Graphics [continued]
Cartoons
Chants and Songs
Pledge: Groups around the country - Leaflets/Brochures/Information

Box 5 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Clippings: Local non-Pledge activities on Central America
Clippings: Oliver North Trial, 1989
Clippings: Nicaragua, 1986/ Contra Aid [3 folders]
Clippings: Central America, 1987
Clippings: Central America, 1988
Clippings: Central America, 1989 [2 folders]

Box 6 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Christic Institute
Upstate Pledge Network
Coalition for a New Foreign Policy
Congressional Responses on Central America
Congressional Watch Committee
Contra Attacks: UPI and WFP Reports
Contragate
Contra Training
Corporate Funders of Contras
Correspondence Sent
Newspaper Advertisements (Paid)
Letters
Pledge Meetings, 1988-1989
Newspapers (Action)
Oliver North Day
Hasenfus: Clippings
Human Billboards
Ben Linder's Death

Box 7 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Pan-American Trauma Association
Hotlines
Witness for Peace Hotlines
Pledge: National Communication, 1989
National Pledge, 1990
National Pledge, 1991-1992
Harassment of Pledge Coordinators
Legal Proceedings

Box 8 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Nicaragua Clippings, Mid 1993
Pledge-Press Clippings
Miscellaneous Clippings
Pledge-Press Releases
Pledge of Resistance Miscellaneous
1990 (July)
SJD Pledge of Resistanec Files, 1989-1992
SJD Pledge of Resistance Files, 1987-1988
Pledge of Resistance SJD Files, 1985 (September), 1987
Labor Rights Denied El Salvador, An On Site Investigation by a Delegation of Labor-Legistlative-Religious Leaders, 1988
"Stop the Contras" Poster, Witness for Peace
The Pledge of Resistance Let Nicaragua Live March, 1986 (March 17th)
Nicaragua: Civilian Victims of the U.S. Contra War, 1986 (July)-1987 (January)
Peacemaking II - U.S. Religious Statements on Central America

Box 9 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Graphics/Blurbs
Miscellaneous Pledge of Resistance Stuff
Pledge-Emergency Response Committee
Gulf War Aftermath
Iraq
Pledge Grant/Housemeetings
Resist Grant
Pledge-Fundraising
Sound Systems
Stop the Lies Campaign
Stratton
Street Theater
Longitudinal Study-Argyros
Troops to Honduras Emergency Actions; Cease-Fire Agreement
Veteran's Peace Convoy
Voting Records-Congress
Walker Amendment
Walker Film
Watervliet Arsenal

Box 10 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Cuslar Newsletter
D'Amato-Articles On
News Letter #3
D'Amato-February MTG. and Siena Grad.
EM Kennedy NY State Workers and Donors-Spring 1981
El Salvador
Pledge Phone Scripts
Telephone Tree
Pledge Emergency Response Committee - El Salvador Church Leafleting, 1989 (December)
Tasks for Running the Pledge of Resistance
Contra Watch
Witness for Peace
Witness for Peace Kidnapping
Advertising
Pledge Canvassing
Pledge Fundraising

Box 11 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
National Guard
Communication from National and Other Pledge Groups
Pledge National Convention
Fall Actions on El Salvador
Times Union Editorial Board Meeting|
February 4th Demonstration - Contra Aid
Inauguration Event
Pledge Actions
Pledge Action, 1986 (March 3)
Police Liason Work (Albany)
Prosecution/Persecution of Donna Demaria
Governor Cuomo

Box 12 (Acc. 2014-050 and Acc. 2014-056)
Central America Week
Hearing Testimony
Moakly-Deconcini Bill
National Referendum to End the War, 1987
Nicaragua Suspension of Civil Rights
Pat Robertson
Pledge Treasurer
June 12th Trial
Pledge - Past Meetings/Minutes


This file was last updated on August 21, 2015