Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Homer A. Jack Papers, 1930 -1995

Collection: DG 063


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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
Jack, Homer A. (1916-1993)
Title
Homer A. Jack Papers
Inclusive Dates
1930-1995
Call Number
DG 063

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
61.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Homer A. Jack (1916-1993) was a Unitarian Universalist clergyman and denominational official who sought to apply religious values to national and international affairs. Jack was executive secretary of the Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination (1943-1948), executive director of SANE (1960-1964), and secretary general of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (1970-1983). He had been minister of churches in Lawrence, Kansas (1942-1943), Evanston, Illinois (1948-1959), and Winnetka, Illinois (1984-1987) and served as director of the Division of Social Responsibility of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1964-1970). Jack also chaired the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at UN Headquarters) from 1973-1984. Homer Jack "retired" to Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, in Januaryuary 1987. He published a history of the World Conference on Religion and Peace in 1993, and continued to be active in various peace and human rights organizations, speaking and traveling frequently. Homer Jack died of cancer in 1993.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
No
Usage Restrictions
Yes, some correspondence is restricted due to poor condition
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Homer A. Jack, Inga Jack, Alex Jack (1970-2007)
Processing Information
Processed by Eleanor Barr, 1984, 1989, and by Wendy Chmielewski, 2008
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Homer A. Jackl Papers (DG 063.), 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
DG 058 SANE
DG 059 National Inter-Religious Conference on Peace; World Council on Relgion and Peace/USA
DG 078 World Conference on Religion and Peace
DG 139 NGO Committee on Disarmament (at UN Headquarters)

Historical Background
Homer A. Jack (1916-1993) was a Unitarian Universalist clergyman and denominational official who sought to apply religious values to national and international affairs. Jack was executive secretary of the Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination (1943-1948), executive director of SANE (1960-1964), and secretary general of the World Conference on Religion and Peace (1970-1983). He had been minister of churches in Lawrence, Kansas (1942-1943), Evanston, Illinois (1948-1959), and Winnetka, Illinois (1984-1987) and served as director of the Division of Social Responsibility of the Unitarian Universalist Association (1964-1970). Jack served as Secretary General of the World Conference on Religion and Peace from 1970 until 1983 when he became Secretary-General Emeritus. From Januaryuary 1984 to Januaryuary 1987 he served as Minister of the Lake Shore Unitarian Universalist Society in Winnetka, Illinois. In November 1983, Homer Jack received a Pomerance Award for his incomparable work in expressing concern on disarmament, peace, and human rights issues for non-governmental organizations at the United Nations. The Pomerance Awards, presented by the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at United Nations Headquarters) for outstanding contributions to the field of disarmament, were created in 1982 in memory of Josephine Pomerance whose papers are also in SCPC. In April 1984, Homer Jack was awarded the second Niwano Peace Prize by the Niwano Peace Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. This prize honors persons or groups who have performed distinguished service in the promotion of world peace through inter-religious cooperation.

Homer Jack married his second wife, Ingeborg Kind, in June 1972. One of his step-daughters, Renate Belck, worked for several years as his secretary at the World Conference on Religion and Peace in New York. He has two children (Alex Jack and Lucy Jack Williams) from his first marriage, and two grandchildren.

Homer Jack "retired" to Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, in Januaryuary 1987. He published a history of the World Conference on Religion and Peace in 1993. He continued to be active in various peace and human rights organizations, speaking and traveling frequently. Homer Jack died of cancer in 1993.


Collection Overview
The papers of Homer A. Jack in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection include correspondence (1930-1988); speeches and sermons; published and unpublished writings by Homer Jack; correspondence about and reviews of several books edited by Homer Jack; diaries, journals, and field notes; peace and political campaign buttons; photographs; and memorabilia. The collection also contains material about numerous organizations by which Homer Jack was employed or with which he worked, about the many conferences which he attended as a delegate, observer, or journalist. There is also material about subjects in which he was interested and about which he frequently wrote or spoke, such as disarmament, race relations, human rights, communism and anti-communism, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Albert Schweitzer.

Organizations by which Homer Jack was employed and about which material can be found in this collection are the Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination, the American Committee on Africa, and the Department of Social Responsibility of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Materials on SANE and the World Conference on Religion and Peace are filed in document groups for those organizations elsewhere in SCPC, as are records of the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at United Nations Headquarters) which was chaired by Homer Jack for a number of years. Additional organizations about which information may be found in the Homer Jack collection are the Accra Assembly, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Amnesty International, Disarmament Working Group of the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy, Committee for New China Policy, Committee for Nonviolent Action, Educational Committee to Halt Atomic Weapons Spread, the Freeze, International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace, International Affairs Inter-Unit Working Group of the National Council of Churches, Omaha Action, Peace, Inc. of Greater Chicago, and the World Peace Council. There is material about several coalitions of non-governmental organizations at the United Nations, namely the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC (CONGO), the NGO Committee on Human Rights, and Religious NGOs at the United Nations.

Conferences and meetings which Homer Jack attended and about which material can be found include the Asian-African Conference at Bandung, Indonesia (1955); Third World Conference Against A &;H Bombs, Tokyo (1957); All-African People's Conference at Accra, Ghana (1958); Conference of Non-Aligned Countries at Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1961); Accra Assembly, Ghana (1962); World Congress for General Disarmament and Peace, Moscow (1962); Conference of Non-Aligned Countries at Cairo, Egypt (1964); a seminar on the Relevance of Gandhi to Our Time at New Delhi, India (1970); and numerous conferences on disarmament, including the Eighteen Nation Disarmament Conference (1962-1966), the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (1969-1979), the United Nations Special Sessions on Disarmament (1978, 1982, 1988), and the International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development (1987).

The collection also includes material relating to Homer Jack's ministries in several churches including the Unitarian Church of Lawrence, Kansas (1942-1943), the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois (1948-1959), the Unitarian Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt. Kisco, NY (1973-1974), and the Lake Shore Unitarian Universalist Society, Winnetka, IL (1984-1987). There are some materials, primarily publications, relating to the Unitarian Universalist Association, for which Homer Jack worked as Director of the Division of Social Responsibility from 1964-1970.

Among the correspondents in the collection are James Luther Adams Amiya Chakravarty, Norman Cousins, R. R. Diwakar, Angelo Fernandes, Erich Fromm, Manilal Gandhi, Aron Gilmartin, Sanford Gottlieb, Dana McLean Greeley, Donald Harrington, Emma Haussknecht, Robert S. Hoagland, John Haynes Holmes, George M. Houser, F. C. Hunnius, Robert E. Jones, Marjorie Keenan, Donald F. Keys, Inamullah Khan, Martin Luther King, Jr., William Bross Lloyd, Jr., Bradford Lyttle, T. K. Mahadevan, George Marshall, Emmy Martin, A. J. Muste, Otto Nathan, Philip Noel-Baker, G. Ramachandran, Magnus Ratter, Douglas J. Roche, Miriam Rogers, Morris H. Rubin, Albert Schweitzer, Lawrence Scott, Adlai Stevenson, and Norman Thomas.

Items removed:
Memorabilia
Peace and Political Buttons
Photographs
Audio-visual materials
Oversize material
Scrapbook
Books


Arrangement of Collection

The papers of Homer A. Jack have come to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection in multiple accessions, beginning in 1970. The first accession, fourteen cartons of material, was transferred to document boxes and listed in a temporary checklist soon after it arrived in May 1970. The arrangement was based on the order in which the material was found, each carton being assigned to a separate series.

Accessions which arrived from 1974 to 1984 contained both papers of Homer Jack and records of organizations, including the World Conference on Religion and Peace (DG 78), the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at United Nations Headquarters) (DG 139), the U.S. Inter-Religious Committee on Peace (later World Council on Relgion and Peace/USA) (DG 59), as well as general reference material. It has been up to the SCPC staff to determine in which collection the material belonged and how it should be arranged. Extensive processing work on the World Council on Relgion and Peace collection and on a large part of the Homer Jack collection was accomplished in 1983-1984 as part of a processing project supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was decided that both the 1970 material and the later accessions would be thoroughly processed and that a simpler, more logical arrangement of the collection would be established. Additional processing (Series VI-VIII) was done in 1988-1989.

As of October 1989, nine series have been established. Note that each series begins with Box 1.

Series I consists of biographical information and early journals and miscellany. This series corresponds to the old series I of the 1970 checklist. Later biographies, Homer Jack's passports, and other items have been added to the series.

Series II consists of correspondence which is restricted, arranged in chronological order. Boxes 1 - 4 (Correspondence, 1920-1943), are restricted due to poor condition. Boxes 5 - 7 contain personal and family correspondence which has been removed from Homer Jack's general correspondence and placed in a separate series at the request of Homer Jack. Researchers wishing to use material in this series must have the permission of Peace Collection Curator before access will be granted.

Series III consists of general correspondence, arranged by year. In the earlier years, some boxes contain separate folders of correspondence on particular subjects. During processing, flyers about speaking engagements and miscellaneous material found with the correspondence have been removed to separate folders but kept in thesame box. Personal and family correspondence has been moved to Series II, and speeches and writings found mixed in with correspondence have been moved to Series IV. The correspondence itself is in the order in which it was found which is roughly chronological.

Researchers should note that Homer Jack's correspondence as executive secretary of SANE (1960-1964), as secretary general of World Council on Relgion and Peace (1970-1983), and as chairman of the NGO Committee on Disarmament (at United Nations Headquarters) will be found with those collections rather than in DG 63.

Series IV contains sermons, speeches, and writings of Homer Jack, arranged by type of material, then by date. Some of the speeches from the 1940s-1960s are grouped by subject. Speeches and writings found with related material are filed in Series VI through IX.

Series V consists of diaries, journals, and field notes arranged by date. Many of these are pocket-sized notebooks in which Homer Jack took notes while travelling to gather material for his writing projects or while attending meetings. There are also several typed journals of his travel experiences and office logs in which he kept track of his appointments.

Series VI through IX are entitled "Organizational Work, Projects, Travel, and Interests" and contain a variety of kinds of material. Each series covers a different time period, as follows:

Series VI, 1943-1959, covers the period when Homer Jack lived and worked in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois.

Series VII, 1960-1969, covers the time when he lived in Scarsdale, New York, while working for the American Committee on Africa and for SANE and the years in Boston, Massachusetts, when he worked with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Series VIII, 1970-1983, covers the years when Homer Jack served as Secretary-General of the World Conference on Religion and Peace. He was based in New York near the United Nations but travelled widely during these years.

Series IX, 1984-date, is not yet fully processed but is available to researchers. It covers the years in Winnetka, Illinois, and in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Within Series VI through IX, the arrangement is roughly chronological, with materials relating to the same organization or project kept together. There are some instances where the time periods of the series have been disregarded in order to keep similar kinds of material together (e.g., Schweitzer material in Series VI and material on disarmament in Series VII).

Accessions of material have been added to DG 063 after the majority of the collection was processed. These later accessions remain unprocessed, but temporary finding aids are available. This material remains organized by accession and in the manner in which it was donated.

Later Accessions

 




Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, EARLY JOURNALS AND MISCELLANEOUS
Box 1
Removal forms
Autobiographical material, 1933-1943
Biographies, 1944-1959
Biographies, 1960-
Notes on family history
Letter from Archibald Jack to Gilbert Ogilvy, 20 December. 1819
Birth certificate (photocopy), 1916
Marriage license (photocopy), 1972
Passports
Selective Service classification
Social Security cards
Father's mail order business, 1920s (Japanese art prints)
Autographs collected by Homer Jack, 1927-1933
Monolog, 1932-1933 (yearbook, Monroe H. S., Rochester, NY)
Kaleidoscope, 1931-1933
(lit. mag., Monroe High School, Rochester, NY)
Biology lectures/presentations by Homer Jack, 1934-1939
M. S. Diploma (photocopy), Cornell University, 1937
Address book from Athens, 1937-1938
Achievement citation, Commission on Human Relations, City of Chicago, 1952

Box 2 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Early journals and writings, ca. 1938-1939
Early miscellany, ca. 1932-1944

SERIES II: RESTRICTED CORRESPONDENCE
Box 1 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Correspondence, 1920, 1930-1937

Box 2 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Correspondence, 1937-1940

Box 3 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Correspondence, 1938-1942

Box 4 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Correspondence, 1942-1943

Box 5 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Personal and family correspondence, 1939-1967

Box 6 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Personal and family correspondence, 1968-1975

Box 7 [material is restricted due to poor condition]
Personal and family correspondence, 1976-

SERIES III: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
[NOTE: Most boxes in this series also contain miscellaneous material found with correspondence]

Box 1 Correspondence, 1943-1945
Correspondence, Lawrence (Kansas) Church, 1944-1945

Box 2 Correspondence, 1945-1948
Correspondence, Cornell alumni elections, 1946

Box 3 Correspondence, 1947-1949
Correspondence, CCARRD resignation, 1948-1949
Correspondence, Evanston (Illinois) installation, 1949

Box 4 Correspondence, 1950-1951

Box 5 Correspondence, 1951-1952

Box 6 Correspondence, 1952-1953
African correspondence, 1952-1953
Correspondence, Community Church, NYC, 1953

Box 7 Correspondence, 1953-1954

Box 8 Correspondence, 1954-1955

Box 9 Correspondence, 1955-1956
Correspondence, Asia trip, 1955

Box 10 Correspondence, 1956

Box 11 Correspondence, 1957
Correspondence, Speaking engagements, 1956-1957

Box 12 Correspondence, 1958

Box 13 Correspondence, 1958 (continued)
Correspondence, Hindustan Times, 1955-1958
Tributes to Gandhi in Hindustan Times, January. 1958
Correspondence, Speaking engagements, 1957-1958

Box 14 Correspondence, 1959

Box 15 Correspondence, 1959 (continued)
Correspondence, Evansville (Indiana), 1959

Box 16 Correspondence, 1959-1960

Box 17 Correspondence, 1960-1962

Box 18 Correspondence, 1962-1963

Box 19 Correspondence, 1964

Box 20 Correspondence, 1965

Box 21 Correspondence, 1966

Box 22 Correspondence, 1967

Box 23 Correspondence, 1968

Box 24 Correspondence, 1969

Box 25 Correspondence, 1970

Box 26 Correspondence, 1971

Box 27 Correspondence, 1972-1973

Box 28 Correspondence, 1974-1975

Box 29 Correspondence, 1976

Box 30 Correspondence, 1977

Box 31 Correspondence, 1978

Box 32 Correspondence, 1979

Box 33 Correspondence, 1980

Box 34 Correspondence, 1981

Box 35 Correspondence, 1982

Box 36 Correspondence, 1983

Box 37 Correspondence, 1983 (continued)

Box 38 Correspondence, 1984

Box 39 Correspondence, 1984 (continued)

Box 40 Correspondence, 1985

Box 41 Correspondence, 1985 (continued)

Box 42 Correspondence, 1986

Box 43 Correspondence, 1986 (continued)

Box 44 Correspondence, 1987

Box 45 Correspondence, 1987 (continued)

SERIES IV: SPEECHES AND SERMONS; WRITINGS
Box 1
List of sermons and addresses, 1941-1947
Index to sermons, 1948-1959
Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois
Sermons, 1941-1951

Box 2 Sermons, 1951-1955

Box 3 Sermons, 1955-1959

Box 4 List of speeches, 1959-1960
Speeches, [1940s-1950s]
Speeches, Africa [1950s-1960s]
Speeches, Gandhi [1950s?]

Box 5
Speeches, Peace [1960s?]
Speeches, Race [1950s-1960s]
Speeches, Religion [1950s]
Speeches, Schweitzer [1950s]

Box 6 Speeches, 1964-date

Box 6a Speeches found with correspondence, 1946-date

Box 7 Bibliographies of Homer Jack's writings, 1945-1985
Published articles, 1934-1949
"On Democracy's Battlefront," 1947-1950
Columns for Pittsburgh Courier, Chicago ed.
Typescripts of articles and book reviews, 1940-1949
Proposal for book, The Genius of Preston Bradley, 1940
Writings found with correspondence, 1945-1949

Box 8 Published articles, 1950-1959
Typescript, "Fair Sunning Practices at Miami Beach?", [1952]
Typescripts of articles on Africa, 1952-1953
Typescripts of articles and book reviews, 1955-1959
Articles for Hindustan Times and other papers, 1956-1958
"Disarmament and the cessation of nuclear weapon tests" (newsletter), 1957
Writings found with correspondence, 1950-1959

Box 9 Published articles, 1960-1969

Box 10 Typescripts and mimeographed articles, 1960-1969
"Disarmament at the Sixteenth General Assembly," 1961
"From the Geneva Disarmament Conference," March-July 1962
"Disarmament at the United Nations," September.-Deceember. 1962
Proposed book: Test Ban [1963]
Proposed book: World Without Arms [1963?]
Articles on a World Disarmament Conference, 1965-1966
Writings found with correspondence, 1960-1969

Box 11 Unitarian Universalist publications, 1964-1972

Box 12 Published articles, 1970-1979
Publ. articles on the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, 1976-1978
Disarmament Reports, 1971-1974

Box 13
Article on Pyotr Grigorenko and related material,1970
Typescripts and mimeographed articles, 1970-1979
Articles on the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament and related material, 1978
Articles on NGOs and the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, 1977-1978
Manuscript on Schweitzer as a Communist symbol, [ca. 1978-1979] (not published)
Material for book on disarmament, n.d.
Writings found with correspondence, 1970-1979

Box 14 Published articles, 1980-1989
Typescripts and mimeographed articles, 1980-1989
Articles on the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament, 1981-1983
Reviews of Disarm--Or Die; The Second United Nations Special
Session on Disarmament. Publ. 1983.
Reviews of The Gandhi Reader, Indian edition, 1983
Article on Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitzer, 1986
Manuscripts of World Council on Relgion and Peace at 21 (1968-1989), 1987-1988
Writings found with correspondence, 1980-1987

SERIES V: DIARIES, JOURNALS, AND FIELD NOTES
Box 1 1935-1955

Box 2 1956-1964

Box 3 1965-1969

Box 4 1970-1976

Box 5 1977-1980

Box 6 1981-1986

SERIES VI: ORGANIZATIONAL WORK, PROJECTS, TRAVEL, AND INTERESTS,
ca. 1943-1959

Box 1
Hyde Park Cooperative Society, 1942
Interracial Church Movement, 1943-1947
Church and Race, 1943-1954

Box 2
Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination
Annual Reports, 1945-1948
Against Discrimination, 1944-1949 (incomplete)
Reports, memoranda, etc., 1945-1946
Reports, memoranda, etc., 1947
Reports, memoranda, etc., 1948-1949
Cicero Riots, 1951
Trumball Park Committee of the Council Against Discrimination, 1953-1957

Box 3
Chicago Race Relations Manuscript, 1949 (not published)

Box 4
U.S. Communism, 1931-1953
Communism, 1953-1955
Communist Fronts, 1945-1948
Anti-Communism, 1946-1953

Box 5
Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi. Correspondence about publication and permissions, 1950-1951
Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi. Reviews, 1951-1952
The Gandhi Reader, Sections of manuscript
The Gandhi Reader, Reviews, ca. 1956-1957
Articles and notes about Gandhi by Homer Jack, [1950s?]
Gandhi Bibliographies, 1949-1955
Catalog of Homer Jack's library of books and pamphlets by and about Mohandas K. Gandhi, [1966]

Box 6
Material about Gandhi (I),1946-1969
Material about Gandhi (II), 1921-1965
Articles and notes about Vinoba Bhave by Homer Jack, [1955]
Material about Vinoba Bhave, 1953-1957
Correspondence with, articles and notes about Manilal Gandhi, 1952-1956
Material about Manilal Gandhi, 1952-1956
Material about Ghaffar Khan, ca. 1954-1955
Correspondence with and articles about G. L. Mehta, 1956
Speeches by and material about G. L. Mehta, 1949-1957

Box 7
Correspondence and material about Danilo Dolci, ca. 1967-1968
Homer Jack's writings and notes about Albert Einstein, 1950-1956
Material about Albert Einstein, 1931-1956
Material about Sigmund Freud, 1928, 1956
Correspondence and material about John Haynes Holmes, 1942-1959
Homer Jack's writings and material about Toyohiko Kagawa, 1947-1958
Material about Martin Luther King, Jr., 1955-1969
Material about Jawaharlal Nehru, 1964
Correspondence, Homer Jack's writings, and material about Michael Scott, 1950-1966
Correspondence, sermon by Homer Jack, and material about Adlai Stevenson, 1952-1968
Correspondence, speech by Homer Jack, and material about Norman Thomas, 1932, 1962-1969

Box 8
Correspondence with Albert Schweitzer and his associates, 1952-1958
Correspondence with Miriam Rogers (Friends of Albert Schweitzer) 1952-1956
Correspondence about Albert Schweitzer and related material 1952-1953
1954
1955
1956-1962
Notes and misc. material about Albert Schweitzer, n.d.

Box 9
Manuscripts, articles, and clippings about trip to Africa,1952
African Diary, 1952
African Diaries, 1957, 1958, 1962
Articles and sermons about Schweitzer, 1949-1966
Articles and sermons about Schweitzer, n.d. and incomplete
Correspondence re Albert Schweitzer Festschrift, 1954-1955
Correspondence with A. Schweitzer Festschrift Contributors, 1954-1955
A. Schweitzer Festschrift Reviews, 1955

Box 10
Schweitzer Seminars, 1955, 1959
Schweitzer Bibliography, 1954-1956, 1960
Correspondence re Schweitzer Reader, 1958-1966
Manuscript (incomplete) and notes about Schweitzer, ca. 1960
Notes on Press Conference at United Nations, September. 15, 1965
Albert Schweitzer Education Foundation, Congress of
Schweitzer Scholars, May 1960 (4 folders)
Albert Schweitzer Convocation, Aspen, CO, May 1966

Box 11
Manuscript of Schweitzer Anthology, ca. 1966 (unpublished).
(Proposed title: The Schweitzer Reader: A Source
Book of the Life and Writings of Albert Schweitzer)

Box 12 Material about Albert Schweitzer
1934-1949
1950-1954
1955-1956
1957-1958
1959-1960
1961-1964

Box 13 Material about Albert Schweitzer
1965
1966-1969
n.d.

Box 14 Peace, Inc. of Greater Chicago
Minutes, Bylaws, December. 1950-July 1951
Newsletters, January-July 1951
Correspondence, December. 1950-January. 1952
Form letters, statements, misc., 1950-1951
Americans for South African Resistance, 1952-1953
American Committee on Africa
1953-1955
1956-1957
n.d.

Box 15
Asian-African Conference, Bandung, Indonesia April 1955
Statement of support from Homer Jack, Philip Mayer and others
Writings and notes by Homer Jack
Information Handbook; Directory of Accommodations
Speeches and communiques [formal report]
Conference Bulletin, #1-9
News bulletins (Persbiro and Antara)
Statements and speeches
Related reports
Articles and clippings before conference
Articles and clippings during conference
Articles and clippings after conference
1956 Follow-up

Box 16
Trip to Asia, 1955, incl. Indonesia (Bandung) and India
Homer Jack's Journal, April 11-May 27, 1955
Articles and letters by Homer Jack, April-August. 1955
Indian-U.S. Friendship, 1956-1957

Box 17

Montgomery, Alabama, Bus Boycott
Articles and notes by Homer Jack, 1956
Form letters, articles, and information about
Deceember. 1955-Deceember. 1956
Clippings, Februaryruary-March 1956
Clippings, April-December 1956
Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, Washington, DC May 17, 1957
Third World Conference Against A &;H Bombs, Tokyo, 1957
Programs, schedules
Minutes, Reports, Proposals
Speeches, Messages to Conference
Speeches by Homer Jack
Participants
Related Material
Scrapbook of photographs

Box 18
Visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1957
Correspondence and report
Information about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1946-1957
Ghana Independence Celebration, 1957
Articles and notes by Homer Jack
Programs
Press releases, etc.
Miscellaneous
Chicago Mission to China (proposal), 1955-1957
National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1957-1958 (formative period)
Clippings on London Conference, 1957
(United Nations Disarmament Subcommittee)
Asian and European Comments on Nuclear Testing, 1957
International Peace Conference (proposal), 1957-1958
Proposal for Peace Action Weekly, 1958-1959

Box 19
Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Conference, Cairo, Egypt. Deceember. 1957-January. 1958
Conference Documents
Articles and notes by Homer Jack
Letters to the American Committee on Africa about the Conference
Clippings
All-African Peoples' Conference
Accra, Ghana. December 1958
Conference Documents
Articles and notes by Homer Jack
Reports
Clippings
Related material

SERIES VII: ORGANIZATIONAL WORK, PROJECTS, TRAVEL, AND INTERESTS, ca. 1960-1969
Box 1
Conference of Non-Aligned Countries,
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, August.-September. 1961
SANE statements, correspondence
Articles and notes by Homer Jack
Invitations to Homer Jack
[Bulletin], #1, 3, 4, 5
Official Documents: Agendas, reports, statements
Official Documents: Speeches (Afghanistan - Iran)
Official Documents: Speeches (Lebanon - Yugoslavia)
Official Documents: Communications received
Speeches and statements
Press Centre, List of journalists and press releases
Tanjug, Information Bulletin #5, 7, 9, 10
Tanjug, Releases, August.29 - September. 5, 1961

Box 2
Conference of Non-Aligned Countries, 1961, cont.
Yugoslavia Information Service, Releases
Yugoslav Information Center, New York,
News Bulletin; Facts &;Views
Lists of participants
Articles and pamphlets
Clippings
International Conference, London, September. 1961
Conference material; reports by Homer Jack; clippings
Drafts and notes by Homer Jack

Box 3
Accra Assembly, The World Without the Bomb
Accra, Ghana, June 1962
Homer Jack's articles, notes, working papers
Official Documents: Series 1 and 2 (Pre-conference)
Official Documents: Series 3 (articles and speeches on disarmament)
Official Documents: Series 4
Official Documents: Series 5
Official Documents: Series 7 (final reports)
Lists of participants
Press releases, statements, clippings, etc.
Accra Assembly Secretariat, Ghana
Releases, July - October 1962
Correspondence and releases, 1964-1966

Box 4
World Congress for General Disarmament and Peace,Moscow, July 1962
Articles and notes by Homer Jack; Misc.
Conference documents
Articles and clippings
US-USSR Peace Leadership Exchanges, 1964-1968
Trip to USSR, 1964, and Committee on US-USSR
Peace Leadership Exchange, 1964-1965
Trip to USSR, 1964 - Reference material
US-USSR Peace Leadership Exchange, 1967
Soviet/Czech Trip, 1968
Correspondence &;Homer Jack's notes
Articles by Homer Jack
Reports
Articles and reference material

Box 5
Articles by Homer Jack on Japanese Peace Movement and Conferences Against A &;H Bombs, 1957-1964
10th World Conference Against A &;H Bombs, Tokyo, August 1964
World Conference in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August. 1964
Correspondence
Conference documents
Related documents
10th World Conference Against A &;H Bombs and World
Conference in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1964 - Clippings
Second Conference of Afro-Asian States (Bandung II)
Articles by Homer Jack, 1955-1966
Releases, misc., 1964-1965
Journal articles, 1964-1965
Newspaper clippings, 1964-1965

Box 6
Conference of Non-Aligned Countries, Cairo, October 1964
Articles &;notes by Homer Jack
Conference Documents:
Checklist of documents; List of participants
Conf. Documents: Meeting of Heads of State
Provisional Verbatim (October. 5-7)
Provisional Verbatim (October. 8-9)
Declaration (October. 10)
Conf. Documents: Meeting of Foreign Ministers
Restricted Series
General Series
Provisional Verbatim (October. 10)
Conf. Documents: First (Political) Committee Documents
Provisional Verbatim (October. 3)
Press releases
Related documents
Review of International Affairs (Yugoslavia) November. 1963-November. 1964
Clippings

Box 7 International Confederation for Disarmament and Peace
Correspondence, 1964-1966 (Acc. no. 70-100)
Correspondence, 1966-1969 (Acc. no. 74A-14)
Articles by Homer Jack, 1964
Homer Jack's notes on ICDP meetings, 1966
Minutes, reports, form letters, 1964
Minutes, reports, form letters, 1965
Minutes, reports, form letters, 1966
Minutes, reports, form letters, 1967
Minutes, reports, form letters, 1968
Minutes, reports, form letters, 1969
Misc., n.d.

Box 8 Peace Movement Theory, 1961-1964
Articles and notes by Homer Jack; related articles
Anti-Communism, 1961-1963
Norman Cousins, Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize, 1962-1965
New Left Consultation, 1965
Committee for Nonviolent Action, 1964-1966

Box 9 Disarmament at the United Nations General Assembly, 1961-1966
16th General Assembly, 1961
17th General Assembly, 1962
18th General Assembly, 1963
19th General Assembly, 1964-1965
20th General Assembly, 1965
21st General Assembly, 1966

Box 10 Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee, Geneva, 1962-1966
Reports to United Nations, June &;September. 1962
Report to United Nations, Deceember. 1962
Articles and statements, 1962
Reports to United Nations, 1964-1965
Reports by SANE, 1964 (by Homer Jack and Donald Keys)
Reports to United Nations and United Nations press releases, 1965
Reports and notes by Homer Jack, 1965
Articles, U.S. delegation reports, clippings, 1965
Reports to United Nations, 1966 (with notes by Homer Jack)
Articles, statements, clippings, 1966

Box 11 Disarmament
United Nations Disarmament Commission
United Nations documents &;related material, 1965
Articles by Homer Jack, 1964-1965
White House Conference on International Cooperation, 1965
Educational Committee to Halt Atomic Weapons Spread
Minutes, reports, releases, 1966-1968
Related material, 1966
Canadian-American Assembly on Nuclear Weapons, 1966-1967

Box 12 Disarmament
Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Articles by Homer Jack, 1964-1965
SANE reports, 1964-1965
Articles, reports, clippings, 1961-1965
Articles, reports, clippings, 1966-1967
Comprehensive Test Ban, 1964-1966
Manned Orbital Laboratory, 1965-1967
Anti-Ballistic Missiles
1965-1967
1968-1969
Biological and Chemical Weapons
Articles &;notes by Homer Jack, 1966-1971
United Nations publications, resolutions, etc., 1966-1972
Articles and clippings, 1931-1970

Box 13 Disarmament
Reference material, 1934, 1946-1949
Reference material, 1950-1958
Reference material, 1960-1969

SERIES VIII: ORGANIZATIONAL WORK, PROJECTS, TRAVEL, AND INTERESTS ca. 1970-1983
Box 1
CIA/FBI Files on Homer Jack, released 1975-1978, with related material

Box 2
Committee for New China Policy
1965-1970
1971-1975
Seminar: Relevance of Gandhi to Our Time
New Delhi, February. 1970
Participants
Background papers
Reports
Notes by Homer Jack
Clippings
Related material
Trip to Iran, 1971. 2500th Anniversary of Persian Empire
Invitation, programs, etc.
Clippings and articles
International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF)
Correspondence, 1973
SANE, 1970-1976

Box 3
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Tokyo, 1970 (Homer Jack was Guest Minister)
Unitarian Fellowship of Northern Westchester, Mt. Kisco, NY, 1973-1974 Homer Jack, Visiting Minister (sermons, notes)
Correspondence, 1973-1974
Information about the church; Survey
Newsletter, 1973-1974
Order of Service, 1973-1974
Board; Council; President
Committees
Finances
Miscellaneous, 1973
Other churches (mainly Unitarian), 1973-1974
Handbook on investments (revision) for Unitarian-Universalist Association, 1972
Draft manuscripts
Correspondence and reference material (UUA)
Correspondence and reference material (other groups)

Box 4
Material on Soviet dissent
Articles &;notes by Homer Jack, 1969-1973
Clippings, 1968-1973
World Peace Council, 1973-1979
Articles by Homer Jack and related material
Detente
Articles and notes by Homer Jack, 1975-1976
Articles and clippings, 1973-1976

Box 5 Disarmament
SALT I
Articles and notes by Homer Jack, 1970-1971
Draft manuscripts and notes by Homer Jack, 1972
Reference material, 1969-1972 (4 folders.)

NOTE: Homer Jack was a member of the press corps at the opening of the Vienna phase of SALT talks in April 1970 and of the Helsinki phase in July 1971.

SALT II
Correspondence, articles and notes by Homer Jack, 1978-1979
Religious Committee on SALT, 1978-1979

Box 6 Disarmament
Ad Hoc Working Group for Disarmament, August. 1976-February. 1977
Disarmament Working Group of the Coalition for a New
Foreign and Military Policy
March-August 1977
September.-December. 1977
1978-1979
National Council of Churches, International Affairs
Inter-Unit Working Group ("NCC and Disarmament")
1976-1981 [4 folders]
Arms Control and Disarmament Organizations, Steering Committee, December. 1981

Box 7 Disarmament
Reference material, 1970-1983 [5 folders]

Box 8 Peace Research, 1971-1977
"Toward Creating an American Disarmament Movement" (paper by Homer Jack), March 1979
Drafts, paper, related material
New U.S. Disarmament Movements
September. 1978-June 1979
July 1979-April 1980
Rossides, Ambassador Zenon, ca. 1978
Indian Ocean
Joint Statement on the Urgency of Convening a
Conference on the Indian Ocean, 1981
United Nations documents; article by Homer Jack, 1980-1981
United Nations press releases, 1981
Appeal against Terrorism against Diplomatic Missions, 1982

Box 9 Ad Hoc Committee on the Human Rights and Genocide Treaties, 1972-1977
Genocide, reference material, 1972-1982
Freedom of Faith, A Christian Committee for Religious Rights, 1978-1979
Adams, James Luther. Lectures, 1977, 1980
Koirala, B. P. Information about, 1977-1978
Narayan, Jayaprakash (J. P.).
Notes by Homer Jack and information about, 1970-1979
Thant, U Information about, 1974-1977
Nobel Peace Prize, 1982
Awarded to Alva Myrdal and Alfonso Garcia Robles; material on Philip Noel-Baker
Myrdal, Alva
Articles by and information about, 1973-1975
World Council of Churches
Sixth Assembly, Vancouver, 1983
New Peace Groups, 1983

Box 10 Religious NGOs at the United Nations, 1971-1982
[5 folders.]

Box 11 NGO Committee on Human Rights (at United Nations Headquarters)
(files of Roberta Cohen, Secretary)
Minutes, 1969-1972 [4 folders]
Correspondence and financial records, 1969-1973
NGO Statement on Human Rights, 25th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1970
Statements and special activities, 1969-1971
Reception honoring members of the Human Rights Commission, March 1972
Membership, 1969-1972

Box 12 NGO Committee on Human Rights (at United Nations Headquarters) (files of Homer Jack)
Minutes, 1973-1975
Minutes, 1976-1978
Correspondence, memoranda, and notes by Homer Jack
1972-1973
1973
1975-1977
Controversy manuscript (NGOs and Human Rights), 1972-1977
Subcommittee to draft statement on strengthening United Nations in field of human rights, 1976
Special Committee of International NGOs for Human Rights (Geneva), scattered minutes, 1973-1976
Files of Carol Terry, Secretary, 1975-1976
Minutes and correspondence, 1978-1979
Agenda, September. 1981

Box 13 Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC (CONGO)
Minutes &;memoranda, 1973-1976
Minutes &;memoranda, 1975-1979
Consultative Group of Local United Nations Representatives...at United Nations Headquarters.
Minutes &;agendas,1976-1979
Minutes &;memoranda, 1979-1981
Minutes &;memoranda, 1981-January. 1983

Box 14 United Nations Economic &;Social Council (ECOSOC), Committee on NGOs ("ECOSOC Screens NGOs")
Background information, 1968-1980
United Nations documents, Deceember. 1980
United Nations documents, January.-February. 1981
United Nations documents &;reports; Homer Jack's notes and reports, January.-May 1981
United Nations press releases, February. 1981
Journal of the United Nations, February. 1981
Draft of unidentified report, pp. 25-29 [1981?]

Box 15 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Certif. of incorporation, by-laws and related material
Board minutes and agendas, 1973-1977
Board minutes and agendas, 1978-1983
Copies of correspondence, 1975-1981
Form letters to Board, 1974-1977
Form letters to Board, 1978-1980
Form letters to Board, 1981-1983
Financial reports, 1974-1983
Lists of officers and directors, 1975-1983

Box 16 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
Committees on Future Organization and Program,1975-1980
Nobel Laureates project, 1981-1982
Special Committee on Fund-raising, 1982-1983
Homer Jack's correspondence, 1973-1982
Notes by Homer Jack

Box 17 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship - related material
Committee for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, 1972-1973
A.I.S.L. (International Assn. of the Albert Schweitzer
Hospital in Lambarene and his Work), 1974-1980
A. Schweitzer Hospital, Lambarene.
Bulletins &;reports, 1975-1982
A. Schweitzer Archives
Gunsbach, France and in U.S.
A. Schweitzer Music Awards, 1975-1983
A. Schweitzer Friendship House/Center, Great Barrington, Mass., 1973-1980
A. Schweitzer Centenary, 1975
Symposium, "Albert Schweitzer's Thought and its
Relationship to the Contemporary Scene,"
Wingspread, Racine, Wisconsin, October 1977
Albert Schweitzer Symposium, "Reverence for Life-Now," Deventer, Holland, September. 28-October 1, 1978
Material about A. Schweitzer
1970-1979
1980-1983

Box 18
Reception for Homer Jack at United Nations, November. 17, 1983 [2 folders]
Reprint of Gandhi book (correspondence), 1983
Gandhi project, 1983
"Toward an International Gandhi Conference"
Lake Shore Unitarian Universalist Society, Winnetka, IL
Correspondence and related material, September. 1981-September. 1983
Correspondence and related material, October.-Deceember. 1983
General information, 1963-1983

NOTE: Homer Jack was offered and accepted the position as Minister of the Lake Shore Unitarian Universalist Society in November. 1983. His appointment began on January. 1, 1984.

SERIES IX: ORGANIZATIONAL WORK, PROJECTS, TRAVEL, AND INTERESTS 1984-present

Series IX includes material during the time that Homer Jack served as minister of the Lake Shore Unitarian Universalist Society, Winnetka, IL and after his move to Swarthmore, PA in Januaryuary 1987.

This material is not fully processed. Box numbers in this series are temporary and will be changed when the material is fully organized. "Paige" boxes contain roughly three times the amount of material as a regular document box.

Box 1 Lake Shore Unitarian Universalist Society, Winnetka, Illinois. 1984-1987

Box 2 Niwano Peace Prize, 1984 [5 folders]
Lecture trip to California, October. 1984

Box 3 Organizations
(Paige) Winnetka Clergy, 1985-1986
Chicago Area Liberal Ministers (CALM), 1984-1986
UU Peace Network, Chicago, 1985
10th Congressional District Nuclear Freeze, 1984-1987 [2 folders]
Illinois Freeze, 1985-1986 [2 folders]
National Freeze and Freeze Conventions, 1985-1986
National Freeze, 1985-1987
"Toward Freedom" Board, 1984-1986
Clergy and Laity Concerned, Chicago branch, 1985-1987
North Shore Peace Initiative, 1984-1987
Amnesty International, Group 304, Winnetka, IL 1984-1987
North Shore Interfaith Housing Council, 1984-1986
North Shore Community Housing Resource Board, 1986
North Suburban Housing Center, 1986
United Nations Assn., Illinois and Greater Chicago Division 1985-1986 [2 folders]
Peace Awareness Committee, Winnetka, 1984-1986

Box 4 Organizations, cont.
(Paige) North American IARF, 1984-1986

Writing, Lecturing, and Other
"Mission" manuscript and correspondence, 1985
Unitarian Universalist Action to Prevent Nuclear War
Jack arrest at South African Embassy, July 1985
Philosofest, October. 1985
Meadville course, fall 1985
Harvard speech, Deceember. 1985
Multi-Religious Dialogue for Peace
Erich Fromm manuscript, 1985-1986
Correspondence about Schweitzer manuscript, 1984-1986
Inamullah Khan
Nomination for Templeton Prize, 1986
Project involving William Lloyd family, 1986

Box 4
Primarily 1987-present, Swarthmore, PA
Woodstock, Vermont, 1986 Homer Jack a pre-candidate for pulpit there
Minns lectures, correspondence, 1985-1987
Minns attack on Jack, 1985
Background material for Minns lectures [2 folders]
Liviu Bota. Correspondence re release from detention in Rumania, 1986-1988
Conference on "Citizen Action to Bridge the Gap," (US/USSR relations) Chicago, May 1987
Pendle Hill (Administration), autumn 1987, Homer Jack on faculty
SANE/FREEZE Convention, Cleveland, November 1987
Meeting at Media Fellowship House, November. 15, 1987
(James Farmer remembers the civil rights movement and Bayard Rustin)
Delaware County Peace Center, 1987-1988

Boxes 5 and 6
International Conference on the Relationship between
Disarmament and Development
United Nations, August.-September. 1987

Box 7 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, 1983-1988

Box 8 Reference material on Disarmament, mainly l980s
(Paige) Anti-Satellite Pact
Chemical Weapons
Deterrence
Freeze, '85-'86
MX
Military Budgets
New European Groups
No First Use
Nuclear Weapon Free Zones
Nuclear Winter
Reykjavik Summit Conference
SANE/FREEZE '87
Soviet-American Relations
Star Wars
Test Ban
United Nations, Committee on (and Conference on) Disarmament
United Nations, Disarmament Commission
United Nations, Disarmament: SSD II
United Nations, Disarmament Studies [2 folders]
United Nations, World Disarmament Conference
U.S. Policy
World Peace Council

Box 9 and 11
United Nations, Third Special Session on Disarmament
(UN SSOD III), May-June 1988

Additional material relating to Homer A. Jack in the Swarthmore College
Peace Collection:



MEMORABILIA -

1 document box of Business Cards collected by Homer Jack, 1964-1982. (There are some additional Business Cards in Series III, General Correspondence, in folders called "Misc. Material found with correspondence")
1 document box of Badges and Membership Cards, 1950s-1980s.
4 boxes of Peace and Political Buttons Shelved with SCPC Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection

PHOTOGRAPHS

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL

OVERSIZE MATERIAL
1 flat box containing various items too large for regular document boxes. Many of these are foreign newspapers saved by Homer Jack when attending conferences in other places.

SCRAPBOOK



This file last updated on December 21, 2011.