Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Lynne Shivers Papers, 1941-2015

Collection: DG 263

Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
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Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
Shivers, Lynne
Lynne Shivers Papers
Inclusive Dates
1941 - 2015
Call Number
DG 263

Language of Materials
Materials in English, Japanese
8 linear feet
Enid Lynne Shivers was a peace activist and prominent member of Movement for a New Society, for which she organized and wrote informational materials. This collection of her personal materials is primarily composed of journals dating from the 1960s until 2014 and materials from time she spent doing peace work in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Estate of Lynne Shivers, June 2015 [Acc. 2015-031]
Processing Information
Processed by Grace Baker, Summer 2015
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lynne Shivers Papers (DG 263), 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

Related Collections
Movement for a New Society Records (DG 154)
A Quaker Action Group (DG 074) photographs by Shivers of demonstations 1960s-1970s

Historical Background
Born in Camden, New Jersey on June 21, 1941, Lynne Shivers was an advocate of peace throughout her life until her death on February 3, 2015. She was a founding member of Movement for a New Society and its Philadelphia Life Center, through which she did work for social change, with an emphasis given to peace and nonviolence. She traveled for peace work often, to Iran and Northern Ireland and eventually to Japan, where her work led her to become director of Hiroshima's World Friendship Center in 1986. She also worked for the American Friends Service Committee on issues of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. She wrote about social issues and peace activism both for Movement for a New Society publications and for outside publications. In 1979, she began teaching American and English Literature at the Community College of Philadelphia's, where she incorporated literature about peace and nonviolence into her curriculum. She retired from her Assistant Professor position in 2005 and lived the rest of her life in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Collection Overview
This collection contains the personal papers of Lynne Shivers and her work from roughly the 1960s onward. It includes biographical and family material, material on her peace work in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, journals she kept from the 1960s until 2014, and information about her teaching career. This collection also includes correspondence to and from Lynne Shivers and literature she collected out of personal interest. Files concerning Shivers's work with Movement for a New Society may be found in that collection in the Peace Collection.

Items removed:

Audio visual items

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Notebook: Lynne Shivers - Interviews I
Notebook: Lynne Shivers - Volume 2 Interviews
Notebook: Lynne Shivers - Volume 3 Interviews
Birth and Death Certificate
Family Genealogy and Isaac Barrow
Lynne’s Grandparents [photos removed]
Mindfulness Lilac Breeze Sangha #2
Laughing Pixies Sangha
Miscellaneous Mindfulness
Masters for Star Power

Box 2
Letters to Marion Rannels
Email Correspondence Miscellaneous
Lynne Shivers – Letters
Letters Movement for a New Society
Letters, Articles to Wine
Willoughby Letters
Letters from (and to) Peter
Printed email correspondence
British Withdrawal from Northern Ireland Campaign  - correspondence and letters of support
[printed email correspondence]

Box 3
Quotations, clippings
[printed reading]
To Do’s
Shivers: Notes, etc.
U. of Alberta July 1985
Sharp Stuff
Community College of Philadelphia copies
Willoughby Papers
India Trip 2004
My teaching
ML King
Nonviolent Pledge
Middle East American Friends Service Committee Trip 1975
Northern Ireland
I Ching
Iran Trip
Publications on activism

Box  4
Atomic Bomb/Hydrogen Bomb
Atomic Bomb
Nagasaki Article (new)
Pope’s visit
Hiroma morishata poems about Hiroshima
Miscellaneous Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Japanese/Korean Newspapers in English

Box 5
Japan Trip 1995
Accounts of Hiroshima
Hibakusha Stats
Hiroshima/Nagasaki (2 folders)
Articles on atomic bomb survivors
My research
Miscellaneous Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Book: Hiroshima Mon Amour
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Info/Articles
Teaching materials
“Nagasaki Dust” Play manuscript

Box 6
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Book
Packet: Day One: Before Hiroshima and After
Religion and Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Ω to nuclear war
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Clips
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Exhibit Smithsonian
Barbara Reynolds
Miscellaneous Nagasaki
Official Hiroshima/Nagasaki Statements
Hiroshima Harada etc.
Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial collection catalogues
Hiroshima/Nagasaki 102

Box 7
Calendars 1972, 1977, 1978
Calendars 1979, 1980
Calendars 1981
Calendars 1982, 1983
Calendars 1984
Calendars 1985, 1986

Box 8
Calendars 1987, 1988
Calendars 1989, 1990
Calendars 1991, 1994
Calendars 1996, 1997
Calendars 1998, 2003
Calendars 2004, 2006

Box 9

Calendars 2007
Address Books (2 folders)
Journals 1966, 1967
Journals 1978, 1979
Journals 1969/71 and 1984

Box 10
Journals 1985
Journals 1985, 1986
Journals 1987, 1989
Journals 1989, 1990
Journals 1991

Box 11
Journals 1991, 1992
Journals 1995
Journals 1996
Journals 1997
Journals 1999
Journals 1999 (continued)

Box 12

Journals 2001, 2006
Journals 2006
Journals 2006, 2010
Journals 2010

Box 13

Journals 2011
Journals 2011-2012
Journals 2013
Journals 2013-2014
Undated Stenographer’s books [3 folders]

Box 14
Journal n.d.
Journal China/Japan Seminar Part 1
Journal China/Japan Seminar Part 2
Journal n.d.
Journal “BREADLOAF”, “Freire Notes”

Box 15
Diary 1976 circa, typewritten L. Shivers Poetry book, postcards from Nagasaki
Journals: Memo book n.d. , “Getting Published” seminar
Journals: Journalism, New Bedford Training Notes
Teaching Materials: Nuclear Studies Literature and Culture
Collected Essays and Speeches
Reports of Training sessions

Box 16
Reprinted Book: A World Peace Guard
Star Power
Barbara Reynolds Monument
Willoughby Memories
Willoughby Article
[Binder of L. Shivers’s Notes]

Box 17
Hare reports
Chestnut Hill Retreat
Samples – Leaflets and Pamphlets
Iran 1979
116 additional papers
Check Lists
Community College of Philadelphia Conflict Resolution committee papers
Lynne Shivers – Papers
Movement Action Plan
Barbara Reynolds
Northern Ireland
Funding requests
Barbara Reynolds 1982 U.S. Trip
Movement for a New Society 1988 Network Meeting

Box 18

Miscellaneous Notes (2 folders)
Packet: Macro skills sharing weekend
Co-Counseling notebooks: My Notebook as a Counselor
Co-Counseling notebooks: My Notebook as a Client
The Mindfulness Bell Summer/Fall 1992
The Mindfulness Bell Winter 2005-2006
Insight Spring 2002
Booklet: The Official Catalogue of the Contents of Dove Cottage
Booklet: Violence, Nonviolence, and the Struggle for Social Justice
Booklet: The Songs of Hiroshima, An Anthology
Booklet: The songs of Hiroshima, when Hiroshima is spoken of
Booklet: The songs of Hiroshima, when Hiroshima is spoken of (aldonajo) esperanta trad 2
Pamphlet: World Friendship Center
Pamphlet: Organization and Strategy: Organizational lessons from SDS and Critique of a Mass Party Strategy by Bob Irwin
Booklet: Plan of Daisen-in and Daitoku-ji
Booklet: Information briefing – Jerusalem
Booklet: Appeals from Nagasaki
Booklet: This is how A-Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Booklet: Saplings of Gandhi on Western Soil
Booklet: My Mother Died in Hiroshima
Booklet: Pilgrimage to a Gingko Tree
Booklet: A Collection of Messages by Distinguished Visitors to Hiroshima
Booklet: Author Index of the Commonweal Collection
Reference file: Intentional communities

This file was last updated on November 5, 2015 .