Swarthmore College Peace Collection

WIN Magazine Records, 1968-1984

Collection: DG 077


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
WIN Magazine
Title
WIN Magazine Records
Inclusive Dates
1968-1984
Call Number
DG 077

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
7.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
WIN Magazine was started in January 1966 by the New York Workshop in Nonviolence, a New York City pacifist direct action group which functioned as an affiliate of both the Committee for Nonviolent Action and the War Resisters League. In September 1966 full title of the magazine became WIN Peace and Freedom through Nonviolent Action. WIN solicited articles and poetry promoting many liberal and radical causes including disarmament, draft resistance, war tax refusal, and other pacifist concerns as well as civil rights, women's liberation, and environmental protection. It supported nonviolence as the only way to resolve differences between individuals or groups. The last issue of the magzine was published in October 1983,

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
Yes, this collection is stored off-site. Please contact SCPC staff at least two weeks in advance of visit to arrange for retrieval of this collection.
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1991
Processing Information
Checklist prepared by Martha P. Shane, January 1991; This finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi- Malone, August 2009
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the WIN Magazine Records (DG 077), 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
WIN Magazine Photograph Collection

Historical Background
WIN Magazine was started in January 1966 by the New York Workshop in Nonviolence, a New York City pacifist direct action group which functioned as an affiliate of both the Committee for Nonviolent Action and the War Resisters League. The Committee for Nonviolent Action, founded in 1957 to sponsor imaginative nonviolent direct action projects for peace, took over the financial responsibility for WIN in September 1966. At that time the full title became WIN Peace and Freedom through Nonviolent Action. In the fall of 1967, when the Committee for Nonviolent Action merged into the WRL, the latter group took on the responsibility for publishing WIN. However, WRL had no direct control over the editorial board and staff of the magazine. WIN moved moved from New York City to Rifton, N.Y. and back to Brooklyn during its existence. Because of failing financial circumstances, WIN printed its last issue in October 1983, 17 years after it had begun. WIN solicited articles and poetry promoting many liberal and radical causes including disarmament, draft resistance, war tax refusal, and other pacifist concerns as well as civil rights, women's liberation, and environmental protection. It supported nonviolence as the only way to resolve differences between individuals or groups. Several well-known photojournalists published their work in WIN Magazine..

Collection Overview
Both published and unpublished manuscripts for magazine articles (1972- 1983) comprise the bulk of the WIN records, most of which are marked with the editor's changes. In addition to articles and poems, there are letters from its readers many of which were published in issues of WIN as well as other correspondence, 1975-1984), book reviews, and suggested bibliographies for reading. There are minutes of the Editorial Board (1968-1983) and the Staff (1974-1982), some administrative records, and a short subject file. There is an index card file with author, subject, and location references to the 1971 magazines and several sound recordings. The Swarthmore College Peace Collection also has a collection of WIN photographs (1957-1971).

Regular contributors to WIN Magazine include Maris Cakars, Ann Morrissett Davidon, Ralph deGia, Larry Gara, Neil Haworth, Ed and Grace Hedemann, Marty Jezer, David McReynolds, James Peck, Igal Roodenko, and Wendy Schwartz.

Items removed:
WIN Magazine Photographs (with subject index) held by the Peace Collection
Two cassettes from abortion roundtable (See WIN - August 1, 1980) removed to Audiovisual Collection
5" sound reel - Pete Seeger doing WIN promotional "spots" (1975) removed to Audiovisual Collection

Arrangement of Collection
Many manuscripts were inscribed by the editor with the date of the WIN issue in which they were to be published. These are in chronological order at the beginning of Series IV. The rest of the manuscripts are in approximate chronological order. Correspondence is together by year. Lists of abbreviated editorial corrections were discarded. Original folder titles used by the WIN editor were kept in Series II, III, IV, and V.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Meeting Minutes
Box 1 off-site
Editorial Board, 1968-1973; 1975-1983
Staff, 1974-1978; 1980-1982

Series II. Operations
Box 2 off-site
Work process (By-laws)
History of WIN
Fundraising, 1969-1975
Finance/circulation, 1975, 1976, 1981
Resist grants, 1976-1982)
War Resister League subsidy requests, 1980-1982
Foundation attempts and War Tax Resistance loans, 1982-1983
WIN form letters
Press clippings, 1972-1977
Contacts, 1980
WIN style and grammar, layout sheets, and writer's guide
Promotional materials, 1972-1983
House ads, 1982

Box 3 off-site
WIN books, 1973-1975
Spring books poll, 1976-1983
Leads that need follow up, 1982
Special issues and article ideas, 1983
Small press - Committe of Small Magazine Edotrs and Publishers [COSMEP], 1972-1976
Project Work, Incorporated, 1980
Ads for final issue, 1983
Commentary about WIN's closing
 
Series III. Correspondence
Box 3 (continued) off-site
Correspondence, 1974-1976

Box 3a off-site
Correspondence, 1977-1982

Box 4 off-site
Correspondence, 1983-1984
Compliments, 1974-1981
Dworkin, Fritz, etc. controversy, 1975
Biweekly proposal responses - 1979
Correspondence of Michael D. Fleshman - WIN staff, 1981-1982
Closing correspondence, 1983, 1984
Commentary about closing of WIN

Series IV. Manuscripts
Box 4 (continued) off-site
Published manuscripts

Box 5 off-site
May 1972-March 14, 1974

Box 6 off-site
March 21, 1974-September 1974

Box 7 off-site
October 1974-April 10, 1975
 
Box 8 off-site
April 17, 1975-August 1975
 
Box 9 off-site
September 1975-August 1976
Manuscripts with approximate dates
 
Box 10 off-site
circa 1971-1975
 
Box 11 off-site
circa 1976-1977
 
Box 12 off-site
circa 1978-1979
 
Box 13 off-site
circa 1980-1983
Undated
 
Box 14 off-site
Undated
 
Box 15 off-site
Manuscripts filed in alphabetical order, by author's last name, circa 1976-1977
Poems printed in WIN, 1975, 1976
Accepted poetry, 1975, 1976
Rejected poetry, 1975, 1976
 
Box 16 off-site
Future issue manuscripts - need editing, 1981, 1982
For serious consideration, 1981, 1982
In the works/queries, 1982, 1983
Rejection letters with manuscripts, 1981, 1982
Manuscripts for final issue

Series V. Subject File
Box 17 off-site
Anello diary, circa 1973
Jane Alpert, 1975, 1976
Prison Suit, 1975
Revolutionary Union, 1975
Michael E. Kerr - Korean War Discharge, 1975,1976
Lesbian mother custody case, circa 1975-1979
Korean fetus controversy, 1977, 1978
Karen Silkwood, 1979
Black political party, circa 1980
Gay/lesbian issues, 1980, 1981
Draft, 1980
Abortion roundtable - April 1980
Women's issues, circa 1981
Central America file, circa 1982, 1983
Bernice Reagon interview, 1982
Copies of FBI papers stolen from Media PA office and reprinted in WIN, with related material, 1971-1978
 
Box 18 off-site
FBI papers, continued
 
Series VI. Index Card File & Audiovisual Material
1971 index card file (indexed by author, subject, location, etc.)
Two cassettes from abortion roundtable (See WIN - August 1, 1980) [removed to Audiovisual Collection]
5" sound reel - Pete Seeger doing WIN promotional "spots", 1975 [removed to Audiovisual Collection]



This file was last updated on May 26, 2010.