Swarthmore College Peace Collection

A.J. (Abraham John) Muste Papers, 1920-1967

Collection: DG 050


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone: 610-328-8557 (curator)
Fax: 610-690-5728
Email: wchmiel@swarthmore.edu (curator)
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Muste, A.J. (1885-1967)
Title
A.J. Muste Papers
Inclusive Dates
1920-1967
Call Number
DG 040

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
24 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Brief statement about person/group and what is included in the papers/records

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
Boxes are stored off-site; microfilm must be used (3 reels at a time may be borrowed through inter-library loan)
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm reels 89:1-89:39
Acquisitions Information
Gift of the Fellowship of Reconciliation [acc. 54A-027a]; A.J. Muste [acc. 66A-178]; Joyce Gilmore [acc. 68A-016]; Beverley Sterner [acc. 68A-147]; Bradford Lyttle; [acc. 69A-102 and acc. 69A-132];
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist updated by Anne Yoder, August 2007; updates by Wendy Chmielewski, April 2011.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the A.J. Muste Papers (DG 050), 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


Related Collections
Church Peace Mission Records (DG 177)
Committee for Nonviolent Action Records (DG 017)
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records (DG 013)
War Resisters League Records (DG 040)


Historical Background
A.J. Muste (1885-1967), born Abraham Johannes Muste in the province of Zeeland, the Netherlands, came to the United States in 1891 when the Muste family settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1909, Muste was ordained a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, but later (1917), he became a member of the Society of Friends. During World War I, Muste's refusal to abandon his pacifist position led to his forced resignation from the Central Congregational Church in Newtonville, Massachusetts.

Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919 when he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He became the director of the Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, New York, remaining there until 1931. Muste served as national chairman of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) from 1926 to 1929. He was one of the founders of the Conference for Progressive Labor Action (CPLA) in 1929, and in 1934 he facilitated the merger of the CPLA with the Trotskyists to form the short-lived Workers Party of America. Muste was director of the Presbyterian Labor Temple from 1937-1940. In 1940 he became executive director of the FOR, a position he held until his retirement in 1953, when he was made director emeritus. From 1948-1953, he served as secretary of the Ohio Peacemakers, a radical pacifist group. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the War Resisters League, one of the international chairmen of the World Peace Brigade, and helped organize the Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA). Muste later served as chairman of the CNVA. For several years he served as the editor of Liberation magazine.

Throughout his "retirement," Muste devoted his considerable energies to the civil rights and peace movements. In the early 1960s, he had devoted much of his attention to the development of a radical, politically relevant, nonviolent movement. With the escalation of the Vietnam War in 1964-1965, Muste played a major role in organizing rallies, vigils and marches to protest the expanding involvement of U.S. military forces. In 1966, Muste went to Saigon with five other pacifists. In the following year he went to Hanoi to meet with leaders there to find an insight into ways to end the war. At the time of his death in February 1967 he was the founding chairman of the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.


Collection Overview
The A.J. Muste Papers consist of correspondence, autobiographical material, book reviews, speeches, articles, pamphlets, and newsclippings, as well as sound recordings by and about A.J. Muste. The correspondence (1958-1967) is divided into private correspondence and business papers and forms the bulk of the collection. Numerous individuals and organizations are represented in the correspondence, which includes information about George Keenan, Linus Pauling, Anatol Rapoport, A. Philip Randolph, Morton Sobell, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the World Peace Brigade, Pendle Hill, the Hudson Institute, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The records of Liberation magazine and information about the San Francisco to Moscow Walk, the Omaha Action, the Polaris Action and tax resistance are also in the collection.

The bulk of this collection was microfilmed under N.E.H. Grant No. RC 27706-77-739. The material on reels 36 to 39 were filmed by Scholarly Resources, Inc.

Audiocassette, audiotapes (reel-to-reel), and compact discs (of Muste's funeral service, etc.) were removed to the Audiovisual Collection; photos were removed to the Photograph Collection.

Arrangement of Collection
The A.J. Muste Papers are arranged into four sections according to when the Peace Collection received the material. The first, and largest, section contains biographical and family materials, speeches, writings by and about Muste, and extensive correspondence about many activities and organizations. The material in this section begins in 1905 and extends until Muste's death in 1967.

Supplement #1 came to the Peace Collection in 1968-1969 and consists of six boxes of material. Included in this section are reports , memos and articles written by and about Muste, correspondence (1958-1966), material on some of the various projects with which Muste was involved in the 1960s, and a scrapbook. The overall dates for this section are 1956-1967.

Supplement #2 consists of a small amount of correspondence, writings, and newspaper clippings about Muste's activities in 1966-1967. This section also includes notices, articles, and tributes about Muste's death in 1967. The overall dates for this section are 1938-1967.

Supplement #3 came to the Peace Collection from the New York office of the War Resisters League in 1969 and 1979. The bulk of the material is correspondence from Muste to others (1962-1966) filed by subject, as Muste kept it. There is also some biographical material, writings, and general correspondence. The dates for this section are 1954-1965.

Later Accessions have been removed from the papers of various individuals and the records of various organizations because they relate to A.J. Muste's correspondence, writings or involvements. They were processed in 2010 into two boxes. A folder has been placed at the end of box 2 for future re-file material, since the rest of the collection is off-site.

As these papers have been microfilmed at different times, researchers need to search in each separate section of the papers for a particular topic.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Original Accession
Box 1 [microfilm reel 89:1] [box off-site]
Autobiographical/biographical material, 1920-1966
"Liberty and Justice for All: A Study of the Search of A.J. Muste, 1910-1936," by Elizabeth Tucker, 1957
Biographical material, 1967: tributes
Biographical material, 1967: family correspondence
Biographical material, 1967: Memorial Fund
Biographical material, 1967: testimonial, March 12, 1967
Biographical material, 1967-to date

Box 2 [microfilm reel 89:1 (continued)] [box off-site]
Personal correspondence, 1940-1967

Box 3 [microfilm reel 89:2] [box off-site]
Tax refusal: A.J. Muste case (Harrop Freeman, Attorney, 1956-1962)
Tax refusal: correspondence, releases, reprints, etc., 1949-1965
Tax refusal: correspondence, releases, etc., 1966-1967, undated
Legal charge: United States vs. Muste, Omaha Action, 1959
Miscellaneous newsclippings marked by A.J. Muste

Box 4 [microfilm reel 89:2 (continued)] [box off-site]
Brookwood Labor College
- Minutes, releases, courses, 1921-1937
- Controversy, 1928
- "Documents Dealing With the Brookwood Faculty Controversy, 1933," by Cara Cook
- "Brookwood Experience of C. Cook: Tribute to A.J. Muste"
- Material about Brookwood

Box 5 [microfilm reel 89:3] [box off-site]
Speeches: valedictory address, 1905
Speeches, 1937-1939
Speeches: Labor Temple, 1939
Speeches, 1940-1941
Speeches: Pendle Hill lectures, 1941
Speeches, 1942
Speeches: New Brunswick Seminary lectures, 1944
Speeches: Pendle Hill lectures on the Peace Testimony, 1954

Box 6 [microfilm reel 89:3 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches, 1961-1967, undated

Box 7 [microfilm reel 89:3 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings, 1948-1967: quotations and speech material
Speeches and writings, 1948-1967: releases (written for Peacemakers), 1948-1952
Speeches and writings, 1948-1967: releases (written for Church Peace Mission), 1950-1953 [microfilm reel 89:4]
Speeches and writings, 1948-1967: releases, 1954-1967
Speeches and writings, 1948-1967: book reviews

Box 8 [microfilm reel 89:4 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings: articles, 1922-1930

Box 9 [microfilm reel 89:4 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings:: articles, 1931-1947

Box 10, folders 1-10 [microfilm reel 89:4 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings:: articles, 1948-1956
folder 11- [microfilm reel 89:5]
Speeches and writings: articles, 1948-1956 (continued)

Box 11 [microfilm reel 89:5 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings: articles, 1957-1964

Box 12 [microfilm reel 89:5 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings: articles, 1965-1967

Box 13, folders 1-3 [microfilm reel 89:5 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings: articles, undated

Box 13, folder 4- [microfilm reel 89:6] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings: articles, undated (continued)

Box 14 [not on microfilm] [on site]
Audiotapes [removed to Audiovisual Collection?]

Box 15 [microfilm reel 89:6 (continued)] [box off-site]
Speeches and writings: pamphlets, 1930-1967, undated

Box 16 [microfilm reel 89:6 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, pre-1937
Correspondence, 1937-1940

Box 17 [microfilm reel 89:6 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- A [general]
- Acts for Peace
- Adams, Robert T.
- Addresses (postal) [microfilm reel 89:7]
- Advance
- Africa: economic development
- Africa Freedom Action Project [see: World Peace Brigade]
- Africa: Podea meeting, 1959
- African Conference on Nonviolence
- African Nonviolent Movement
- American Committee on Africa
- American Forum
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC): Avon Institute
- American Friends Service Committee [see also: Meacham, Stewart]
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), California
- American Labor Education Service
- American Legion
- Amsterdam Conference
- Andrews, David
- B [general]
- Bear Mountain statement
- Bigelow, Albert
- Bollens, John [see: John Birch Society]
- Bomb test sites
- Briefing on Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Bristah, James
- Brodman, Joseph
- Brooke, Anthony
- Buckeburg, Germany: conference
- Butterfield, Herbert

Box 18 [microfilm reel 89:7 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- C [general]
- Cables
- Campaign Against Atomic Weapons (Danish)
- Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
- Canadian Peace Research Institute (Pugwash)
- Capital punishment
- Carolan, William
- Catholic Worker
- Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO)
- Challenge
- Chandy, K.K.
- Chen, John
- Cheyenne missile site
- Chicago Conference on Nonviolence in the 1960s
- "Christian Approach to Nuclear War": version, financial records, orders, promotion, releases, signers, sponsors [microfilm reel 89:8]

Box 19 [microfilm reel 89:8 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Christian Century
- Christian Peace Conference
- Church Peace Mission
-- annual meetings
-- Annual Report of the Missioner (A.J. Muste)
-- Baptist Peace Fellowship
-- Brochure
-- Bulletin
-- Conference/s
-- Constituent Representation
-- Detroit Study Papers, 1950: area I, area II, Miller papers, Muste comment, miscellaneous, Schilpp paper not used
- East-West Churchman's meeting [proposed only]
- Evanston conference: financial records [microfilm reel 89:9]

Box 20 [microfilm reel 89:9 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Church Peace Mission (continued)
-- Executive Committee: meeting minutes, etc.
-- Financial records
-- Friends Peace Committee
-- General correspondence
-- Literature orders, etc. [microfilm reel 89:10]
-- History, evaluation, etc.

Box 21 [microfilm reels 89:10 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Church Peace Mission (continued)
-- Literature and publications: correspondence
-- Message orders
-- Miscellaneous reports, pre-1958, 1958-1963
-- Mueller, Heinz-Albrecht
-- 1962 National Conference; April 10th meeting
-- New York
-- organization and officers
-- Peachey, Paul
-- Questionnaires
-- Releases
-- Report on Study Conference Planning, 1961
-- Secretary
-- Sponsor replies
-- Treasurer
-- United Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
-- Audiotapes of ___ DeKretser, ____ Dahlberg and ____ Davidon [not on microfilm; removed to Audiovisual Collection?]

Box 22 [microfilm reel 89:10 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Citizens Committee for Equal Rights for Voluntary Hospital Employees
- Citizens Committee for a $1.50 Minimum Hourly Wage in New York City
- Civil defense
- Civil Defense Protest Committee: financial records, sponsors, signers
- Civil Liberties Conference [proposed only]
- Cleveland Study Conference
- Clippings (news) of interest to A.J. Muste
- College Cevenol
- College Peace Union
- Collins, Canon John
- Colloquy, October 1959; proposed colloquy, 1960
- Commentary
- Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA)
-- Cheyenne project
-- Christmas Island project [microfilm reel 89:11]
-- Correspondence received
-- Directions
-- Executive Committee
-- Financial records

Box 23 [microfilm reel 89:11 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) (continued)
-- General material
-- London to Leningrad Project: financial records, working committee
-- Miscellaneous reports, etc.
-- Nashville to Washington Walk, Spring 1962
-- Nonviolent Action Against Nuclear Weapons: misc.
-- Omaha Action [see: Omaha Project]
-- Polaris Action [see: Polaris Project and Lyttle, Bradford]
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: Albany, Georgia
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: Albany Georgia -- log of walk (incomplete) [microfilm reel 89:12]
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: newsclippings

Box 24 [microfilm reel 89:12 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) (continued)
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: correspondence with sheriffs and other government officials
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: financial records
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: general correspondence
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: memos sent to national committee members and to walkers
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: pamphlets, releases, schedules
-- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Action: walk reports
-- San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace: financial records
-- San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace: follow-up efforts

Box 25 [microfilm reel 89:12 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) (continued)
-- San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace: personnel
-- San Francisco to Moscow Walk for Peace: photos [removed to Photograph Collection?]
-- Swann, Robert
-- Taxes
-- Visit of the Soviet Peace Committee, February 1964
-- Weekly Bulletin
-- New England CNVA
-- CNVA West
- Committee for Return of Confiscated German and Japanese Property
- Committee of 100 [microfilm reel 89:13]
- Committee/s of Correspondence
- Communist Party
- Concern
- Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

Box 26 [microfilm reel 89:13 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Conscientious objection
- Consultative Peace Council
- Correspondent
- Council for a Livable World
- Cuba: Cuban Defense Committee
- Cuba: government pamphlets
- Cuba: medicine for
- Cuba: Nonviolent Committee for Cuban Independence
- D [general]
- Detrick, Fort
- Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War
- Direct action projects
- Disarmament
- Disarmament News
- Dissent
- Dolci, Danilo
- Dos Passos, John
- Douglas, Deborah
- Dugger, Ronnie
- E [general]
- East Harlem Protestant Parish
- East-West Christian Leaders' Conference
- Easter peace projects

Box 27 [microfilm reel 89:13 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Edelman, Irwin
- Engagements, 1961 (possible and refused) [microfilm reel 89:14]
- Ethical Culture, Society for
- Evangelical United Brethren
- F [general]
- Facci, Joseph: article written
- Fair Play for Cuba Committee
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (National)
-- General
-- Church Secretary position
-- Committee on Organization
-- National Council and Executive Committee: meeting minutes, etc.
-- Financial Committee [includes personal material]
-- North American Committee: meeting minutes
-- Conferences, Fall 1958, Fall 1961, Fall 1962, Summer 1963
-- Frost, Henry
-- General
-- Japan
-- Staff

Box 28 [microfilm reel 89:14 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (National)
-- New or prospective members
-- Meeting, November 11, 1960
-- Picnic, 1960
-- Publications (Aids for Peace Action, Fieldworker)
-- Regional conference, 1960
-- Regional offices (midwest)
-- Shelters for the Shelterless
-- Soper, Donald: dinner
-- Tax case
-- Turn Toward Peace, New York
-- General [2 folders] [microfilm reel 89:15]
-- Agenda
-- Annual dinner, 1959, 1961, 1962

Box 29 [microfilm reel 89:15 (continued)]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (New York)
-- Annual dinner, 1963
-- Appeal: response to Thanksgiving Appeal
-- Committees: Council
-- Committees: Executive Committee
-- Conference/s, Fall 1962
-- Financial records
-- Kenworthy, Leonard
-- Retreat, 1961
- Fellowship of Reconciliation (International)
-- General [2 folders]
-- Eastman, Philip

Box 30 [microfilm reel 89:15 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- France: anti-nuclear war demonstrations
- Frankfort [Frankfurt?]
- Frankfort Conference: memo [microfilm reel 89:16]
- Freedom House
- Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
- Friends Journal
- Friends Peace Committee (British)
- Fromm, Erich
- Fulcrum Press
- Fund appeals
- G [general]
- Gandhi Marg
- Gandhi memorial in New York City
- Gandhi Peace Foundation: conference on anti-nuclear arms, India
- General Strike for Peace
- Geneva: trip of American pacifists
- German Friends
- Golden Rule (ship)
- Graven, Axel B.
- Greater New York Peace Groups, Conference of
- Greene, Felix
- H [general]
- Hammond, William: request
- Harlem Narcotics Committee

Box 31 [microfilm reel 89:16 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Hefner, William (Peace Party)
- Highlander Folk School
- Hiroshima Dancers
- Hiroshima Day
- Hiroshima Peace Declaration
- Hiroshima-Auschwitz Peace March, 1963
- Hoffman, Hallock
- Hoover, J. Edgar
- Hospital workers
- House UnAmerican Activities Committee: opposition to
- Howard, Asbury: case and statement
- Hudson Institute
- India
- Interchurch Center
- International Liaison Committee of Peace
- J [general]
- Jack, Homer
- Jacobson, Julius
- Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
- John Birch Society
- K [general]
- Kaunda, Kenneth
- Kennedy, John F.
- King Jr., Martin Luther
- King-Hall, Stephen
- Kinzua Dam
- Kloppenburg, Heinz
- Koinonia Farm
- Kora, Tomi
- Kruse, John

Box 32 [microfilm reel 89:16 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- L [general]
- Lawson, James [microfilm reel 89:17]
- Lecoin, Louis
- Lens, Sidney
- Lerner, Max
- Lester, Muriel
- Letters to the Editor
- Liberation
-- Editorial Board: meeting minutes, 1960
-- Editorial Board: meeting minutes, 1959-1963
-- Publication; exchanges
-- Correspondence re: financial appeals, etc., 1962-1963
-- Correspondence re: integration [or inegration?]
-- Correspondence re: office personnel
-- Promotional material
-- Prospectus for September 1959 issue
-- Correspondence re: reprints, 1959-1960
-- Correspondence re: New York Times issue, March 19, 1959
-- General correspondence, 1960-1966

Box 33 [microfilm reel 89:18] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Liberation
-- Correspondence re: articles, 1958-1966
-- Editorials
-- Editorials and articles by AJM
-- Reprints, flyers, etc.
-- Miscellaneous

Box 34 [microfilm reel 89:18 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- London Conference, 1961 [re: disarmament and world tensions]
- Lutheran Peace Fellowship
- Lyttle, Bradford J.
- M [general]
- McCrackin, Maurice: case; replies
- McGovern, Senator George
- March on Washington
- May Day Celebration
- Mayer, Peter (Orion Press)
- Meacham, Stewart [see also: American Friends Service Committee]
- Meeting School, The
- Meigs, Mary
- Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors
- Minority Of One
- Missile bases
- Modern Community Developers Inc.
- Monroe Defendants, Committee to Aid
- Moral rearmament
- N [general]
- National Committee to Abolish the UnAmerican Activities Committee [see also: House UnAmerican Activities Committee]

Box 35 [microfilm reel 89:18 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- National Council for Peace and Against Nuclear Weapons
- National Council for Prevention of War
- National Council of American Soviet Friendship
- National Council of Churches
- Nehru, Madame ____
- New International Year-book
- New University thought
- New York Friends Group
- New York Peace Information Center
- Nuclear testing moratorium
- O [general]
- Omaha Project: general
- Omaha Project: general (continued) [folder 2] [microfilm reel 89:19]
- Omaha Project: financial records
- Omaha Project: follow-up efforts
- Omaha Project: trial
- One Hundred Days For Peace
- Our Generation Against Nuclear War
- Oxford Conference

Box 36 [microfilm reel 89:19 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- P [general]
- Pacifica Research Center
- Pacifism: inquiries about
- Pacifist blueprints/plans for peace
- Pacifist songbook
- Pacifist strategy and tactics
- Paris Consultation
- Parole for ____ Green and ____ Winston
- Pauling statement
- Peace Action Center
- Peace News
- Peace Pledge Union
- Peace research
- Peacemaker
- Pendle Hill: Consultative Peace Council
- Pendle Hill: letter to President Eisenhower
- Philosophical Library
- Phoenix (yacht)
- Pickard, Raleigh: India letter
- Pioneer Youth of America
- Polaris Project
- Political Action for Peace
- Pope, Robert
- Powell House
- Prague meeting
- Prayer House [microfilm reel 89:20]
- Princeton meeting

Box 37 [microfilm reel 89:20 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- The Progressive
- Promoting Enduring Peace
- Protests against weapons testing
- Provisional Defense Committee: financial records
- Provisional study document
- Puerto Rican political prisoners
- Puidoux Conference III, Bievres (France), 1960
- Quaker Program at the United Nations
- R [general]
- Read, Thans
- Reed, Theodore
- Reynolds, Earle
- Reynolds, Ruth
- Rockefeller statement
- Rosenberg case
- Roszak, Theodore
- Roy, Ralph Lord
- Russell, Bertram
- S [general]
- Sahara protest team
- Salstrom, Paul
- SANE
- Saturday Evening Post
- School of Conflict Resolution
- Schutz, Robert
- Scott, Lawrence
- Signatures
- Smith Act cases (Denver, Colorado)

Box 38 [microfilm reel 89:20 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- Sobell, Morton
- Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas
- Society for Social Responsibility in Science
- South, the: nonviolent struggle [includes sit-ins]
- South Africa
- South Africa Action
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- Southern Farmer Inc.
- Soviet physicists
- Span
- Steere, Douglas
- Stein, Walter
- Stevens, Henry Bailey
- Stevenson, Adlai [microfilm reel 89:21]
- Student Peace Union
- Student Peace Union, New York
- Students for a Democratic Society
- Summit meeting
- Survival
- Swomley, John M.
- T [general]
- Teachers College Record
- Techniques Conference on Nonviolence
- Testing suit [i.e., anti-testing suit]
- Toll the Bells Committee
- Tuscon protest
- Turn Toward Peace

Box 39 [microfilm reel 89:21 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- U [general]
- Union Square May Day Committee
- United Presbyterian Church
- Uphaus appeal
- V [general]
- Vedanta movement
- Villar, Melita del
- Volunteer Civil Rights Commission (Carl Braden)
- W [general]
- Wakefield, Dan (Revolt in the South): correspondence with Grove Press
- Walk for Disarmament
- Walk to Washington, 1963
- Walter, E.V.
- War Resisters League: World Peace Brigade Conference
- West Side Peace Center
- Wilkerson, Doxey [microfilm reel 89:22]
- Wilson, Edmund
- Women Strike for Peace
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
- World Committee on Peaceful Cooperation
- World Conference on Nonviolence
- World Council of Churches
- World Council of Peace
- World Fast for Peace
- World Peace Brigade
-- Foundation Convention, Brummana (Lebanon), 1961 (December) - 1962 (January)
-- Council Meeting, London (England), July 30 - August 2, 1962: meeting minutes, reports, etc.
-- Constitution
-- Executive Committee: proceedings
-- Financial records

Box 40 [microfilm reel 89:22 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- World Peace Brigade (continued)
-- Africa: general correspondence; financial records; Bayard Rustin material
-- Africa: seminar on industry and politics in South Africa
-- Brigadeers
-- Correspondence ("important carbon copies")
-- General
-- India
-- Martin, Barnaby
-- Members
-- Moss, Lynn, and Ed Lazar
-- Officers
-- Representation
-- Tatum, Lyle
-- Visit of Muste and Jim Bristol with Vinoba Bhave, 1962 (December)
-- Africa Freedom Action Project: correspondence
-- Africa Freedom Action Project: Tanganyika

Box 41 [microfilm reel 89:22 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1963
- World Peace Brigade (continued)
-- Delhi-Peking Friendship March: general
-- Delhi-Peking Friendship March: correspondence with Chinese government officials
-- Delhi-Peking Friendship March: correspondence with marchers and with personnel
-- Delhi-Peking Friendship March: policy and strategy; publicity; response to Deo statement; Vedchhi statement [microfilm reel 89:23]
-- Asian Regional Council
-- North American Regional Council: Board of Directors, meeting minutes, reports, etc.
-- North American Regional Council: financial records
-- North American Regional Council: Delhi-Peking Friendship March -- financial records
-- North American Regional Council: general
- World Youth Festival
- Worldview
- Y [general]
- Yale-Russian Chorus (Peter Ralph)
- Youth Conference on Nonviolence and Socio-Economic Change
- Youth March for Integration
- Yungblut, John
- Zahn, Franklin

Box 42 [microfilm reel 89:23 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- A [general]
- A. Philip Randolph Institute
- Academicians and professors: signers of New York Times advertisement re: Vietnam bombing
- Africa
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
- Anti-Escalation Committee
- Aptheker, Herbert
- Artists, Writers and Professionals Protest
- B [general]
- Black power
- C [general]
- Canada
- Civil rights
- Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam
- Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA) [microfilm reel 89:24]
-- Financial records: contributions and appeals
-- Financial records: contributions
-- Financial records: contributions -- lists

Box 43 [microfilm reel 89:24 (continued)]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA)
-- Correspondence
-- Financial records
-- Latin America
-- Reports and related correspondence
-- Haworth fine
-- Saigon Project: meeting minutes of Subcommittee on Vietnam Project, 1966
-- Saigon Project: preparations
-- Saigon Project: fund appeals
-- Saigon Project: publicity and reports
-- Saigon Project: contacts
-- Saigon Project: follow-up efforts
- New England CNVA
- CNVA West

Box 44 [microfilm reel 89:25] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Committee on U.S.-U.S.S.R.: peace leadership exchange
- Congress of America Professors
- Conscientious objection
- D [general]
- Directions
- Dissenting GIs
- Dominican Republic
- Draft, the
- Draft card burning and subpoenas (Union Square), 1965
- E [general]
- End the Draft Committee, 1967
- F [general]
- Ferry, W.H.

Box 45 [microfilm reel 89:25 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee: meeting minutes; financial records
- Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee: miscellaneous
- Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee: rally, October 16, 1965
- Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee: rally, March 26, 1966
- Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee: Freedom House Award demonstration, February 23, 1966 [microfilm reel 89:26]
- Fort Hood Three Defense Committee, 1966
- Fund appeal contacts
- G [general]
- H [general]
- Hanoi: miscellaneous
- Hanoi Delegation: ____ Lynd, ____ Hayden, ____ Aptheker
- Hanoi hostage
- Hanoi hostage: correspondence

Box 46 [microfilm reel 89:26 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Hanoi trip: correspondence; logistics; contacts
- Hanoi trip: finances; publicity; published correspondence; articles
- Hiroshima Day Observance, Washington (DC), August 6-9, 1965: financial appeals
- House UnAmerican Activities Committee: Pool Bill (HR 12047)
- I [general]
- India
- Indonesia
- International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace
- J [general]
- Japan
- July 4th demonstration, 1966 [microfilm reel 89:27]
- K [general]
- Kennan, George
- L [general]
- Letters to the Editor
- Liberation
- Lists

Box 47 [microfilm reel 89:27 (continued)]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- M [general]
- Mobilization [name changed from November 8, 1966 Mobilization to the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam to the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam]
-- National Leadership Conference, Cleveland (OH), 1966 (September): Inter-University Committee
-- Demonstration, November 8, 1966: correspondence
-- Demonstration, November 8, 1966: releases; reports
-- Demonstration, November 8, 1966: literature; financial records; miscellaneous
-- Demonstration, November 8, 1966: Mobilization News
-- Cleveland Conference, November 26, 1966 [re: toward reconstituted Mobilization Committee]
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: preceding events [microfilm reel 89:28]
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: calls
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: meeting minutes for Steering Committee, Working Committee and Public Relations Committee
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: correspondence
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: financial records; internal reports
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: releases; literature

Box 48 [microfilm reel 89:28 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Mobilization (continued)
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: misc. material
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: new contacts
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: list of sponsors
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: Fifth Avenue Peace Parade Committee
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: Student Mobilization
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: West Coast
-- Demonstration, April 15, 1967: publicity
-- Genocide petition
-- Mobilization program, 1967 (March-May)
-- National Workshop Conference, May 17, 1967
-- Meeting on Nonviolence, May 18, 1967
-- Picketing at New York pier, August 10, 1967 (anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima)
-- Picketing at the Pentagon, October 21, 1967
- Morgan, John: case
- Muste, A.J.: birthday celebrations, 1958-1963, 1965, 1967
- N [general]
- National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam
- O [general]
- P [general]
- Peace Agitator
- Peace News
- Peace Research Institute
- Program on Nonviolence
- A Quaker Action Group

Box 49 [microfilm reel 89:28 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- R [general]
- Radical contacts (unaffiliated)
- Rapoport, Anatol
- Russell, Bertrand (War Crimes Tribunal, International)
- Russell, Bertrand (Peace Foundation)
- S [general] [located on microfilm reel 89:29; positioned after "Turn Toward Peace American Friends Service Committee controversy]
- School of Conflict Management
- Seeger, Daniel: court case
- Self-immolation
- "Sons and Daughters" film protesting Vietnam War, 1967 [microfilm reel 89:29]
- Soviet Peace Committee
- Speak-Out At the Pentagon, June 16, 1965
- Students for a Democratic Society [on microfilm this folder and "Support in Action" appear right before the "Thomas, Norman" folder]
- Support in Action [on microfilm this folder and "Students for a Democratic Society" appear right before the "Thomas, Norman" folder]
- T [general]
- Turn Toward Peace - American Friends Service Committee controversy
- Thomas, Norman
- Times, New York
- Triple Revolution
- Triple Revolution Conference, 1964 (October)
- U [general]

Box 50 [microfilm reel 89:29 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- V [general]
- Vietnam
- Vietnam: March on Washington to End the War in Vietnam, 1965 (April)
- Vietnam: March on Washington for Peace in Vietnam, 1965 (November)
- Vietnam: proposed projects
- Vietnam: protests; fast
- Vietnam Summer, 1967
- Vietnam: reading material, 1964-1965 [microfilm reel 89:30]

Box 51 [microfilm reel 89:31] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Vietnam: reading material, 1966-1967, undated

Box 52 [microfilm reel 89:31 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1964-1967
- Vietnam: newsclippings, 1965-1967
- W [general]
- "Who Has the Spiritual Atom Bomb" by Muste
- Women's Peace Team to North Vietnam
- World Council of Peace: Stockholm meeting, etc.
- X-Y-Z [general]

Supplement #1
Box 1 [microfilm reel 89:31 (continued)] [box off-site]
Miscellaneous reading material, 1956-1965: memo reports and articles

Box 1 (continued) [microfilm reel 89:32] [box off-site]
Miscellaneous reading material, 1956-1965: written by others and sent to Muste

Box 2 [microfilm reel 89:32 (continued)]
Miscellaneous reading material, 1956-1965: Communist Party Convention, 1957
Miscellaneous reading material, 1956-1965: nonviolence theory and case studies

Box 3 [microfilm reel 89:33] [box off-site]
Projects: Delhi-Peking March, 1963
Projects: Everyman III, 1962-1963
Projects: Africa Freedom Action Project, 1962-1963
Projects: Soviet Peace Committee
Projects: CNVA / FOR, 1962-1964

Box 4 [microfilm reel 89:33 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence, 1958-1966: A-M [3 folders]
Correspondence, 1958-1966: N-Z [microfilm reel 89:34]

Box 5 [microfilm reel 89:34 (continued)] [box off-site]
Miscellaneous: Hudson Institute, 1964-1966
Miscellaneous: Fort Hood Three, 1966 (October) - 1967 (January)

Box 6 [microfilm reel 89:35] [box off-site]
Scrapbook

Supplement #2
Box 1 [microfilm reel 89:36] [box off-site]
Correspondence (one letter each for 1938, 1941, 1949, 1963, 1965)
Writings (one each for 1939, circa 1940, 1955)
Death of Muste, February 11, 1967 and following: obituaries; death notices; editorials; memorial articles; memorial services; tributes
Newspaper clippings: trip to North Vietnam, 1967 (January)
Newspaper clippings: reviews and notices of "The Essays of A.J. Muste," edited by Nat Hentoff, 1967 (March-April)
Newspaper clippings: anti-war demonstrations, New York City (NY), 1966-1967

Supplement #3
Box 1 [microfilm reel 89:36 (continued)] [box off-site]
Biographical material
Miscellaneous writings by Muste, 1963-1965
Correspondence file (in alphabetical order as kept by Muste), 1963-1964
General correspondence from various sources, 1961-1964
Miscellaneous
Correspondence/subject file: American European March, 1961
Correspondence/subject file: Amnesty for Smith Act victims, 1954, 1957 [microfilm reel 89:37]

Box 2 [microfilm reel 89:37 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence/subject file: Bentley Proposal, 1965
Correspondence/subject file: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1964
Correspondence/subject file: Church Peace Mission
Correspondence/subject file: visit of George Clark, 1965
Correspondence/subject file: Commission on the World Community, 1965
Correspondence/subject file: Committee for an April 17 March on Washington to End the War in Vietnam, undated
Correspondence/subject file: Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA)
- Miscellaneous correspondence, 1962-1964
- International visits, 1962-1964
- Soviet visit: misc. and correspondence, 1962-1964
- Soviet visit: schedule and meetings, 1962-1964
- Soviet visit: publicity, 1962-1964
- Soviet visit: correspondence with Soviets, 1962-1964
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: Albany, Macon, Griffin
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: correspondence with government officials
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: general correspondence
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: demonstrations in support of Walk
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: correspondence re: passports
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: passports -- State Department
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: Cuban government
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: reports and internal correspondence/memos
- Quebec-Washington-Guantanamo Walk, 1963-1964: appeals and contributions [microfilm reel 89:38]

Box 3 [microfilm reel 89:38 (continued)]
[box off-site]
Correspondence/subject file:
-Engagements, 1963
-Engagements, 1964
-Engagements, 1965
-Engagements, 1966
-Fellowship of Reconciliation, New York, 1964-1965
-Fort Hood Defense Committee, 1966 -- correspondence
-Fort Hood Defense Committee, 1966 -- New York Times advertisement and petition
-Fort Hood Defense Committee, 1966 -- finances
-Fort Hood Defense Committee, 1966 -- sponsorship
-International Conference of Non-Aligned Organizations Working for Nuclear and General Disarmament, January 4-7, 1963
-Liberation, 1963-1965


Box 4 [microfilm reel 89:38 (continued)] [box off-site]
Correspondence/subject file: Non-violent Education Fund -- Bayard Rustin's trip to Oslo (Norway), 1964 [not on microfilm; folder not found April 2011]
Correspondence/subject file: World Peace Brigade, 1962-1964
- North American Regional Council: meeting minutes, 1962-1963
- North American Regional Council: literature
- North American Regional Council: financial records
- North American Regional Council: lists
- North American Regional Council: reports
- North American Regional Council: newsletter articles and clippings [microfilm reel 89:39]
- European Regional Council
- Asian Regional Council
- Scandinavian Section
- London Regional Office
- Africa Freedom Action Project
- Individuals: Shankarrao Deo
- Individuals: Siddharaj Dhadda
- Individuals: Ed Lazar
- Individuals: Jayaprakash Nrayan
- Individuals: Suresh Ram
- Individuals: Michael Randle
- Individuals: Michael Scott
- Individuals: Bhikshu Shugei
- Individuals: William Sutherland
- Individuals: George Willoughby
- Chinese contacts
- Albert Bigelow meetings
- Delhi-Peking Friendship March, 1962-1964: general correspondence
- Delhi-Peking Friendship March, 1962-1964: meeting minutes; reports
- Delhi-Peking Friendship March, 1962-1964: Chinese Peace Committee
- Delhi-Peking Friendship March, 1962-1964: miscellaneous

Later Accessions (from re-file box/es) [box on site]
Box 1 (1/2 box) [not on microfilm; some material may duplicate what is in other boxes]
Biographical material
Correspondence, 1947-1951
Correspondence: letters to Kay Boyle, 1960-1965
Correspondence re: amnesty for Puerto Rican political prisoners, 1963 [related to folder on same topic in box 37; moved from Fellowship of Reconciliation Records (DG 013]
Correspondence: letters from Edith May Snyder, ca. 1964 [restrictions lifted August 2007]
Writings: published pamphlets [some catalogued]
Writings: manuscripts of Letters to the Editor, 1948-1953 [with a few published versions]
Writings: published articles, 1903-1954, undated

Box 2 [not on microfilm; may duplicate some material in other boxes] [box on site]
Writings: manuscripts of unpublished articles (Titles: A-O)
Writings: manuscripts of unpublished articles (Titles: P-Z; untitled)
Writings: manuscripts of book reports
Involvements; writings (reports; releases; memos), 1928-1949
Involvements; writings (reports; releases; memos), 19650s
Involvements; writings (reports; releases; memos), 1960s, undated
Miscellaneous material received, 2007- date.
Correspondence and notes from files of Jo Ann Robinson, biographer of A.J. Muste [Accession 11A-026; 2 linear inches]
-Robinson correspondence with colleagues of A. J. Muste
--Roger Bladwin
--John W. Beardslee
--Cara Cook
--Barbara Deming
--James Farmer
--Harry Emerson Fosdick
--Norman K. Gottwald
--Edgar L. Jones
--Herman Kahn
--George Kennan
--James Lawson
--Robert McNamara
--David Riesman
--John Swomley
-Correspondence, Robinson with members of Muste family, 1969-1979
-Correspondence, Robinson concerning translation of Abraham Went Out into Swahili, 1985
-Correspondence and photocopies of biographical material concerning A.J. Muste


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This checklist last updated on July 8, 2011.