Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Die Grünen [The Greens] Collected Records, 1982-1989

Collection: CDG-B Germany

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Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers/records.
Die Grünen
Die Grünen [The Greens] Collected Records
Inclusive Dates
Call Number
CDG-B Germany

Language of Materials
Materials in English
12.5 linear inches [papers only]
Die Grünen, or the "Greens", is a German political party with a platform of environmental protection, nuclear disarmament, racial and sexual equality, and international peace. The party was founded in 1979 by environmental and peace organizations.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Received from various sources
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne Yoder, July 1998; this finding aid created by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Die Grünen [The Greens] Records (CDG-B Germany), 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
Die Grünen, or the Greens, are a German political party with a platform of environmental protection, nuclear disarmament, racial and sexual equality, and international peace. It was founded on March 16, 1979 when several environmental, peace, and international understanding organizations met at Frankfurt-Sindlingen, Germany and created the Sonstige Politische Verenigung [Alternative Political Alliance]. The party entered candidates in the election for the European Parliament at Strasbourg in 1979 and won 3.2% of the vote, approximately 900,000 votes. After the election, the Alliance expanded its base to include more "alternative" movements from across Germany and on January 12, 1980, the Federal party, newly christened as Die Grünen, was founded. Green candidates were entered in the federal election of 1980, in which they captured 1.5% of the vote; local candidates in Shleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, and Berlin fared somewhat better. In the 1982 federal election, Green candidates won 27 seats in the Bundestag, the German parliament. Among the successful candidates was Petra Kelly, the leader of the movement. The Green movement has spread to many other European nations and they are an increasingly powerful force in local and national politics, as well as in the European Parliament.

Collection Overview
Primarily printed materials about the German party, including program work; also includes biographical information about Petra Kelly, and writings by Kelly and Gert Bastian

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Program work and publications, 1982-1983
Landesprogramm, ca. 1983
"Zwischenbilanz gegen die Kriegsgefahr," 1983
Program work and publications, 1984
"Angriff als Verteidigung," 1984
"Women in Movement," ca. 1984
Program work and publications, 1985
"Reader zum 1. Internationalismus Kongress der Grünen Kassel, October 1985"

Box 2
Soft-cover books, 1985-1986
Bastion, Gert: writings and speeches, 1983-1986
Program work and publications, 1986
"Antidiskriminerungs Gesetz," 1986
"Umbau der Industriegesellschaft," 1986
Program work and publications, 1987
"Entrüstet Euch," ca. 1987
Program work and publications, 1988

Box 3
Kelly, Petra: Biographical information
Kelly, Petra: Writings, memos and speeches, 1980-1989

This finding aid was last updated on August 21, 2015