Swarthmore College Peace Collection

SANE, Inc. Records, 1957-1987

Collection: DG 058


Series H: Records of the National Office of SANE (Washington, D.C.) -- Correspondence, 1971-1987




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Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
SANE, Inc.
Title
SANE, Inc. Records
Inclusive Dates
1957-1987
Call Number
DG 058

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
7 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
SANE, Inc. was established in 1957 as National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy to combat above ground testing of atomicnuclear weapons. In the 1960s SANE was a leading organization opposed to U.S. intervention in IndoChina. In 1987 SANE merged with Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign to become SANE/FREEZE. It continues as the organization, Peace Action.


Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of SANE, Inc., SANE/FREEZE, Peace Actionindividuals active with SANE, 1964-1994
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. This finding aid created by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone (August 2013),Wendy Chmielewski (August 2015).
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the SANE, Inc. Records (DG 058), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
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Related Collections
SANE, Inc. Records (DG 058) [SANE, Inc. Table of Contents]

Historical Background
SANE, Inc. was established in 1957 as National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy to combat above ground testing of atomicnuclear weapons. In the 1960s SANE was a leading organization opposed to U.S. intervention in IndoChina. In 1987 SANE merged with Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign to become SANE/FREEZE. It continues as the organization, Peace Action.


Arrangement of Series H

Series H is an artificially created series containing correspondence of two Executive Directors (Sanford Gottlieb, 1971-1976 and David Cortright, 1977-1987) and of several other staff members. Most of these files were formerly placed in Series G but were moved here to bring together folders containing predominantly correspondence. However, there are many folders in Series G which contain correspondence together with related materials such as memoranda, notes, clippings, and reference material. Some of that correspondence may be duplicated here. Also, as previously noted, there are some folders of correspondence in Series E which contain material after 1970. Researchers should realize that the correspondence in Series H is probably not complete for the period 1971-1987; there are several other series (particularly Series G) in which correspondence dating from this period will be found.

The correspondence of Sanford Gottlieb is arranged by year and then by topics similar to those used in Series E, Section #5 (see above). The items within folders are in the order in which they were found (very rough reverse chronological order). These folders came from several accessions but were placed here to bring together Gottlieb's correspondence from the period after the Washington Office of SANE became the National Office.

At the end of Box 4 is a small amount of correspondence (carbons and photocopies) of letters sent to (but not addressed to) Homer A. Jack, a member of the SANE Board of Directors and, later, the National Advisory Council. These letters are in chronological order. They came to the Peace Collection with minutes and other SANE materials collected by Homer Jack, most of which were filed into Series A or Series G to fill gaps or were discarded as duplicates.

The correspondence of Victor Lloyd, 1975-1977, is alphabetically arranged.

Correspondence, arranged by states, ca. 1974-1981, is a continuation of the correspondence filed in Series E, Section #6, Boxes 19-32. Span dates vary by state, but the bulk of the material dates from the period 1974-1981. The continuation of this type of correspondence is in Series G, State Files, Boxes 183-203.


  The correspondence of David Cortright is from two accessions. Both are arranged chronologically. In the period 1977 to 1980, letters sent and letters received are in separate folders. From 1981-1987, incoming and outgoing correspondence are interfiled by date in one chronological sequence. Replies are not necessarily attached to the letters to which they are a response. Several folders on specific topics are filed here because they were found in the same accession and there was no other logical place to put them.

NOTE: Additional correspondence for the period 1971-1987 will be found throughout Series G in files arranged by subject and in the files of various staff members.

 




Series H: Records of the National Office of SANE (Washington, D.C.) -- Correspondence, 1971-1987


Box 1
Correspondence of Sanford Gottlieb, Executive Director, 1971-1977; Includes correspondence of other staff members, particularly Robert Alpern and Victor Lloyd [NOTE: Correspondence of Sanford Gottlieb for the period 1957-1970 is in Series E, Records of the Washington Office of SANE] Correspondence, 1971] SANE (General)
SANE Action on Southeast Asia
SANE Administration
SANE Board
SANE Finances
SANE Program
Labor
Political Action [2 folders]

Box 2
Correspondence of Sanford Gottlieb, Executive Director, 1971-1977; Includes correspondence of other staff members, particularly Robert Alpern and Victor Lloyd
Correspondence, 1972 SANE (General)
SANE Action on Southeast Asia
SANE Administration
SANE Board
SANE Policy
SANE Program
Labor
Political Action [2 folders]

Box 3
Correspondence of Sanford Gottlieb, Executive Director, 1971-1977; Includes correspondence of other staff members, particularly Robert Alpern and Victor Lloyd
Correspondence, 1973 SANE (General)
SANE Action
SANE Action on Southeast Asia
SANE Administration
SANE Board
SANE Finances, literature
SANE Program
Task Force on Disarmament
Task Force on Military Budget
Task Force on Total Disengagement
SANE (General)
SANE Administration
SANE Board
SANE Finances, literature
SANE Political Action
SANE Program

Box 4
Correspondence of Sanford Gottlieb, Executive Director, 1971-1977; Includes correspondence of other staff members, particularly Robert Alpern and Victor Lloyd
Correspondence, 1975 SANE (General)[2 folders]
SANE Administration
SANE Political Action
SANE Program
Correspondence, 1976
SANE (General)
SANE Administration
SANE Political Action
SANE Program Correspondence, 1971-1978
Copies sent to Homer Jack

Box 5
Correspondence of Victor Lloyd, 1975-1977 (Director of Development, 1975-1977 and Admin. Dir., 1977)
Board members
Congress and the President
A - Z (23 fldrs)
 
Boxes 6-8 Correspondence arranged by states, ca. 1974-1981 [NOTE: Additional correspondence arranged by states is in Series E, Boxes 19-32, and in Series G, Boxes 183-203]

Box 6
Correspondence arranged by states, ca. 1974-1981
Alabama, 1979-1981
Alaska, 1975-1980
Arizona, 1974-1981
Arkansas, 1979-1981
California, 1976-1981 (3 fldrs)
Colorado, 1974-1981
Connecticut, 1975-1981
District of Columbia, 1975-1980
Florida, 1975-1981
Georgia, 1975-1981
Hawaii, 1981
Idaho, 1981
Illinois, 1974-1981[2 folders] Indiana, 1969-1980[2 folders]
 
Box 7
Correspondence arranged by states, ca. 1974-1981 Iowa, 1975-1979
Kansas, 1976-1981
Kentucky, 1976-1981
Louisiana, 1974-1979
Maine, 1975-1980
Maryland, 1975-1981
Massachusetts, 1975-1980
Michigan, 1974-1981
Minnesota, 1974-1980
Missouri, 1975-1979
Montana, 1981
Nebraska, 1971-1977
Nevada, 1979
New Hampshire, 1975-1981
New Jersey, 1975-1981
New Mexico, 1975-1981
New York State, 1973-1981
New York City, 1974-1981

Box 8
Correspondence arranged by states, ca. 1974-1981
North Carolina, 1975-1981
North Dakota, 1980
Ohio, 1975-1981
Oklahoma, 1979-1981
Oregon, 1980-1981
Pennsylvania, 1975-1981
Rhode Island, 1976-1980
South Carolina, 1976
South Dakota, 1981
Tennessee, 1977-1981
Texas, 1975-1981
Utah, 1977-1979
Vermont, 1975-1980
Virginia, 1975-1981
Washington, 1975-1981
West Virginia, 1979-1981
Wisconsin, 1975-1980
Wyoming, 1979
Canada, 1977
Unfiled correspondence, 1980-1981

Box 9
Correspondence of SANE staff members, 1978-1985
Corres. of Mike Mawby, Asst. Director, 1978
Corres. of Beth Baker, Staff Assoc., Responses to anti-nuclear rally, May 6, 1979
Corres. of Charlie Kraybill, Staff Associate, 1979
Corres. of Charlie Kraybill, Staff Associate, 1980[2 folders]
Corres. of Charlie Kraybill, Staff Associate, 1981[2 folders]
Corres. of Charlie Kraybill, Staff Associate, 1982
Corres., Organizing ideas, 1980-1981
Hate mail, ca. 1981
Corres. of Lisa Dubay, Admin. Asst., 1981-1982
Corres. of Joslyn Gaines, Publications Assistant, Nov. 1984-July 1985

Boxes 10-17 Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987 [NOTE: David Cortright's correspondence with donors and foundations is in Series G, Boxes 89-95 (filed with other information on fundraising]

Box 10
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987
Letters sent, 1977-1980
 
Box 11
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987 Letters received, 1977-March 1979

Box 12
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987
Letters received, April 1979-January 1981

Box 13
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987
David Cortright's work notes, speaking engagements, 1977-1981
Correspondence, January 1981-March 1982

Box 14
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987 April 1982-June 1983

Box 15
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987 July 1983-December 1984
 
Box 16
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987 January-December 1985

Box 17
Correspondence of David Cortright, Executive Director, 1977-1987
January-December 1986
Letters from U.S.S.R. re elimination of nuclear weapons, June 1986
Correspondence re book, 1986-1987
Correspondence with Congresspersons, 1986-1987



This file was last updated on September 1, 2015.